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At this point, there is no denying that the Florida housing market is recovering and building momentum as existing home sales and new home starts continue to improve. Specifically, sales of new homes in Orlando have sharply risen as more and more buyers have been moving to central Florida.
According to housing research firm Metrostudy, Orlando new home sales in the fourth quarter of 2012 were up 47 percent from the fourth quarter in 2011 and up 38 percent for the entire year. The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association also reported an increase of almost 20 percent in the number of sales overall, an increase in traditional sales and a decrease in short sales and foreclosures. This helped to raise Orlando sales prices to the highest point in three years. Read More→
At Highland Homes, we love our beautiful new Leesburg homes, but we’re not the only ones who think our homes are special. We are excited to announce that our Winston II model home at Whitemarsh recently won first place in the Lake-Sumter Parade of Homes in the $180,001 to $225,000 category!
Not only did our home win first place in its category, but it also received a special Merit Award for its luxury master bedroom suite. The special Merit Awards are presented by unanimous vote for the feature that the judges found particularly spectacular in the homes in each category.
The Winston II is an amazing new home that features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious 2,350 square feet and a two-car garage. This split floor plan offers a double-door front entry, 9-foot 4-inch flat ceilings, comfortable family room and spacious covered lanai. Read More→
Tampa home builder Highland Homes salutes our nation’s uniformed men and women, and we are proud to partner up with Gator Harley-Davidson in Leesburg for their Nov. 5 Salute to Veterans ride and event, benefitting Disabled American Veterans.
The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. at Gator Harley-Davidson with a pancake breakfast, and kickstands will go up at 11:30 a.m. for a police escorted ride to Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson in Clermont. There will be live music and drawings for prizes throughout the day.
The cost is $15 a rider and $10 a passenger. The first 350 people registered will receive breakfast, lunch dog tag and entry to win a $1,000 Gator/Stormy Hill gift card!
We are a proud sponsor of the gift bags given out at the event and also donated a tent to keep the festivities shaded. Read More→
If you’ve been weary of home values in the Florida real estate market, then we have some great news for you: Orlando new home prices are on the rise. According to an Orlando Sentinel article, for the first time in four years, the median Orlando new home price showed an increase from the year before. And, with the local real estate industry noting a 23 percent price increase since the beginning of this year, new homebuyers must hurry if they want to get the best deals on Orlando new homes.
Orlando isn’t the only Florida city seeing an uptick in new home prices. Recently, we told you that the Tampa Tribune is also reporting an increase in prices for Tampa new homes as well.
This is significant news: we’ve seen home prices increase on a monthly basis, but this is the first time in four years that we’ve seen a year-over-year increase, which experts say is more accurate in determining market trends. The Florida home market is looking up. So, if you’re interested in investing in your future and achieving the dream of homeownership, now is the time to act. Read More→
When shopping for Florida real estate, homebuyers are tending to favor Central Florida these days. In fact, according to an Orlando Sentinel article, the area is expected to lead the state in growth over the next 30 years. So, what’s the driving force behind this increase? Well, for starters, the area’s successful tourism industry provides residents with stable jobs. Not only that, but living in coastal Florida is getting a bit expensive. Many residents are moving inland toward lower cost of living areas, finding a respite in the Central Florida’s affordable new homes.
If you’re a homebuyer looking for a new home that won’t break the bank, turn to Highland Homes. We’re an Orlando home builder with more than a decade of experience and a solid reputation as Central Florida’s value leader.
We offer new homes for every style and budget. Buyers have more than 30 floor plans to choose from with options such as covered lanais, garden tubs and walk-in closets. Plus, with new home prices starting in the low-$100,000s and our $99 Moves You In offer, everyone is sure to find the home of their dreams at a price they can afford. Read More→
It’s official: Hurricane season has arrived. According to the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management, more hurricanes make landfall in Florida than any other state in the U.S. Are you prepared? What do you plan to do to protect your family and your Tampa, Lakeland or Orlando new home?
Below are some hurricane safety tips to help you protect yourself and your home.
Develop a family disaster plan: When the hurricane hits, where will you go, how will you get there and how will you care for your pets? The disaster plan will help you answer these and other questions.
Build a disaster supply kit: This should include everything your family will need for three days (as long as it may take disaster relief workers to reach you with supplies). Suggested items include water, food, medicine, important legal documents, clothing, pet supplies, flashlights, extra batteries and something to keep you entertained such as non-electronic games. Read More→
Father’s Day is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Central Florida home builder Highland Homes recognizes the importance of family. In fact, father and son team Bob and Joel Adams have 41 years combined experience constructing quality new homes, and continually strive to help families achieve their dream of homeownership.
So, what makes Highland Homes the Florida new home value leader? Our commitment to providing affordable homes with prices starting in the low-$100,000s, a variety of finance options, our $99 Moves You In special offer, and a variety of single-family home floor plans to suit every buyer’s needs. Not to mention the experience that comes with constructing more than 12,000 new homes throughout the years, and the fact that we are the only locally based builder on Builder Magazine’s Top 100 Builders of 2010. Read More→