Archive for Pebblebrooke Estates
It’s so refreshing to open your favorite newspaper (or in many cases visit your favorite news website) and read positive reports about the Florida housing market. Recently, we’ve read about American confidence in the housing market, that it’s now time to buy again and buyers who are shopping for Tampa and Orlando new homes are in luck because these two locations made the list of the best cities for homebuyers.
Now, the St. Petersburg Times has more positive news: “Florida home sales surge in March,” showing that Florida’s housing market continues to distance itself from the negative effects of the recent market crash.
Are you ready to return to the housing market? We can make your transition into a new home easy and affordable. We offer more than 30 floor plans that can be upgraded with the finishes and features that you love. Read More→
As the economy begins to recover and more unemployed Americans are getting back to work, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the housing market. In fact, with low interest rates and affordable new homes available, many buyers are returning to the market; but their post-housing market crash home choices are slightly different than before. According to the Yahoo! Real Estate article, “Inside the New American Home,” buyers are no longer looking for all the bells and whistles when it comes to their new home selections, but rather affordability. Here at Highland Homes, our Lakeland new homes reflect the current demands of the housing market.
Utility and Value: New home shoppers are searching for a value, not extra frills. Instead of looking at a home as an investment to be sold in a year, buyers want real estate that they will live in for an extended period of time. At Highland Homes, we offer affordable homes priced from the low-$100,000s with only $99 out-of-pocket. With more than 30 floor plans to choose from, you’re sure to find the life-long home of your dreams. Plus, with a Highland Home, you can still afford the extras such as covered lanais, garden tubs and large, walk-in closets. Read More→
Good news: Home sales are on the rise in the Tampa Bay area due to low interest rates and affordable pricing. According to Tampa Bay Online’ article, “Tampa area home sales soar to highest level since boom,” investors are snatching up homes and prices are the best yet. In fact, single-family homes sales are up by 12 percent over March 2010, making Tampa a great city for home buyers.
If you’re ready to take advantage of Tampa’s affordable home prices and low interest rates, then stop by a Highland Homes sales center today. We’re a Tampa home builder with many beautiful home options. We offer more than 30 floor plans to choose from with prices starting in the low-$100,000s, so there’s a home for every buyer. With features such as covered lanais, garden tubs and walk-in closets, and a little help from our Personal Selection Studio, you can design the home that you’ve always wanted. Read More→
You may have noticed on your calendars that May is home to many holidays that honor our heroes. From healthcare and education workers to the police and armed forces, we’re definitely in for a full month of celebrating our heroes with Nurses Week, National Nurses Day, International Nurses Day, School Nurses Day, Emergency Medical Services Week, World Red Cross Day, Police Week, Police Officer’s Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, Military Spouses Day, Memorial Day and National Teacher’s Day all happening in May. Phew; that’s a lot of holidays!
That’s why we decided to honor our heroes all month long with a special incentive to all professionals, retirees and veterans of the healthcare and education industries and the police and armed forces: Those who purchase Orlando, Tampa or Lakeland homes throughout May will receive $3,000 in FREE upgrades. Read More→
*Photo by Hayley Anderson
Everyone will tell you to not worry about bad decisions, because you learn from every mistake. I wouldn’t call buying a fixer upper that I fell in love with, instead of new Florida real estate, a mistake, just something that I should have never tried to tackle.
My husband and I bought our first house together a few months before we got married. After a month of looking we found what we thought was the PERFECT house. It was over 2,000 square feet, on a third of an acre, close to everything, had a HUGE kitchen, and was built in 1954 with plenty of character. There were a few things that needed to be done to make it what we wanted, but we knew it “wasn’t going to be that hard” to fix it. That statement would come back to bite us in places we didn’t want to be bitten. Read More→
Let’s face it, you’re either the type of person who loves spring cleaning, or who hates it. Either way, it has to be done. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones who can hire professional, RightAtHome.com has some great tips to help you along including downloadable checklists for each room of your Tampa new homes, AND outside.
Some suggestions for an organized spring cleaning experience are:
1. Have a plan… It is hard enough getting started cleaning, but you should map it out and know where you will be cleaning and when. Having a plan allows you more freedom to do what you want with whatever room you are cleaning. It helps you stay on track, and can sometimes speed up the process. Let us not forget that planning also includes delegating who does what. Whether there are two or six people living in your home, delegating tasks helps expedite the process. Read More→
If you’ve been wondering whether or not to invest in Florida real estate again, then it may be time to stop wondering and start buying according to a recent Fortune Finance article titled, “Real Estate: It’s Time to Buy Again.” Why? Put simply, housing is back and the time to buy is now to get the best deals.
The article explains that there are two factors that are driving the recovery of the residential real estate market: First, the historic drop in new construction; and second, the decline in prices (about 30 percent nationwide since 2006). Initially, this led many Americans to flee the housing market and turn to rentals. However, the declining prices will make homes more affordable and lure buyers back to the market. The new influx of homebuyers to the housing market will inevitably lead to a rise in home prices as soon as this year. Read More→