Highland Homes Living RoomThe Tampa Bay housing market has rebounded and home prices have started to climb, and while that is positive for the overall economy, it can limit the options for first-time and entry-level home buyers.

For many Millennials (young professionals in their 20’s and early 30’s) now entering the housing market, it’s been tough to find an affordable home in good condition, without having to compete with multiple offers which can often push up the price (and your level of frustration).

At Highland Homes, we have a great option to combat this frustration – purchase a new home, designed for your life! There’s no better condition than new (no wear and tear – and covered by a warranty!) and when you buy new, there’s no back and forth competing against multiple offers.

New construction homes are also appealing to Millennials because they are more energy efficient than older homes and easier to maintain. According to a recent article on tbo.com, many first-time home buyers in Tampa shy away from new construction, though, because some home builders cater to larger homes and not to entry-level buyers.

Here at Highland Homes, we haven’t forgotten about the first-time home buyer.  Not only does Highland Homes build quality new homes in prime Tampa Bay locations within the $150,000 price range mentioned as desirable in the article, we make purchasing a home even more affordable with $99 down payment financing for qualified buyers.

Our homes are designed for today’s lifestyle. Most of our first-time buyer home plans feature an open great room layout instead of stuffy formal rooms, incorporate a drop zone and walk-in closets to keep you organized, and boast porches and lanais for outdoor enjoyment. Plus, our customers personalize their new home to their style, needs and budget with a variety of options available at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio.

In Hillsborough County, one of our most popular communities is Oakwood Terrace, offering low-maintenance 3-to-4 bedroom townhomes priced from the $140,000’s. Located off Hwy. 60 in Valrico, it’s a convenient home for commuters and near premier shopping, dining and attractions. Several townhomes are nearing completion and ready for you to say “hello” to your own home; learn more about Oakwood Terrace townhomes here.

To the south, in Ruskin, we just announced a brand-new community designed with Millenials in mind. Venetian at Bay Park will feature five brand-new Highland Homes single-family home plans with prices from $153,900, in a location near the Hillsborough Bay and some of Tampa’s best parks and outdoor attractions. For more information and to join the community VIP list for incentives and community news, click here.

Don’t get discouraged, just because home prices are rising doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a home missing features important to you, or continue renting. We have easy to maintain new construction homes, designed for your life, in desirable Tampa Bay locations, and within your budget. For more information on our new homes in Tampa Bay, visit the Highland Homes website today.