Lakeland Homes at Hartford Estates2014 has been a great year for Polk County real estate as buyer demand has created an increase in new home construction.

In July, 218 permits for single-family homes were recorded in Polk County, up 21.2 percent year-over-year and the highest total for the month of July since 2008. In addition, new construction permits year-to-date through July totaled 1,487, a 32.1 percent increase over the first seven months of 2013.

With Polk new home construction increasing to the pace held in 2008 and the economy improving throughout the US, home buyers and home builders alike are more confident in the Polk County housing market. Home buyers who held off from purchasing during the economic turmoil of the past years are now ready to buy and home builders are starting new construction to fill the void left by lack of “used home” inventory.

At Highland Homes, we build in many new home communities throughout Polk County, and one of our most popular and sought after neighborhoods is Hartford Estates in South Lakeland.  A gated community of luxurious new homes, demand is so high that we recently purchased 10 more home sites in Hartford Estates.

Featuring nine of our most stylish home designs, homes at Hartford Estates include desirable features such as three-car garages, open layouts, spacious kitchens and covered lanais. Interiors of the homes showcase 2,034 to 3,315 square feet of living space with three to five bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Additionally, the professional decorators at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio can help home buyers truly design a home that meets their style, needs and budget.

Outside of the home, buyers enjoy desirable south Lakeland living in a location near highways, recreation and conveniences. Home sites in the community are 80-feet wide providing privacy between homes and space for backyard entertaining.

Now that school is back in session, children at Hartford Estates receive an “A”  rated education attending Valleyview Elementary, Lakeland Highlands Middle and George Jenkins High schools.

Interested home buyers are encouraged to stop by Hartford Estates and tour the award-winning, fully-decorated model home open daily. For more information on purchasing a new home at Hartford Estates in Lakeland, call 863-510-5989 or visit the Highland Homes website.