Highland Homes Salutes American Heroes this Veterans Day

Highland Homes Salutes Military VeteransSince 1954, the 11th day of the 11th month has been a day of celebrating and remembering those that have fought for our freedom. This Veterans Day, we want to say THANK YOU to those that have served in our armed forces. As a Florida home builder, we are dedicated to helping our nation’s heroes achieve the American dream of homeownership and are proud to be your VA specialists! (more…)

Wall Treatments: The Art of Decorating with Stripes

Highland Homes Vivid Stripe Decor
A narrow, vivid stripe adds a color-pop between wider stripes.

Stripes have the power to redirect the eye and reshape a space. This orderly pattern will add visual interest to any space and, done correctly, complete a chic room look.

Stripes can go with any style in your home, such as vintage, modern, transitional, or country, depending on the colors and pattern you decide to use.  When considering adding stripes on a wall, there are some decisions that will need to be made, such as the colors, pattern, wide versus narrow, and horizontal versus vertical. (more…)

Highland Homes Introduces New Florida Home Plans Designed for Your Life

Highland Homes Soleil Floor PlanWhat are the most important features on your home shopping list? If you are like most of today’s home buyers, I’m sure you have done (or are beginning to do) your research and compiling a list of features important to you.

Based on recent studies, some of the top features that the modern homebuyer is looking for include an open layout, highly utilized square footage, plenty of storage, an inside laundry room, and technology features. (more…)

Don’t Get Spooked by Mortgage Myths

Florida New HomesOctober is known as a month for spookiness and heebie jeebies, but getting a home mortgage does not have to be on your list of fears! If you have been letting the thought of a qualifying for a mortgage scare you away from purchasing a new home, it’s time to exterminate those fears – getting a mortgage may be easier than you think. (more…)

Plans Receive Approval for Cypress Creek Town Center in Pasco County

Silverado Ranch in ZephyrhillsProgress on the long-awaited Tampa Premium Outlets at Cypress Creek Town Center took a large step forward earlier this month when Pasco County officials approved plans for the outlet mall. In addition to approval of the plans, Simon Properties, one of three developers on this project, paid $14.6 million to close on the future-site of the mall. (more…)

Limited Opportunities Remain for Lakefront Homes in Imperial Lakes

Lakefront Homes in MulberryWhen you think of Florida, water and laidback are probably two words that immediately come to mind. Our state boasts beautiful lakes, rivers, natural springs and beaches, as well as activities to enjoy the Florida sunshine with world-renowned golf courses, parks and more. It’s no wonder so many continue to move to Florida – Florida is a great place to call home!

It’s even better when you have the opportunity to enjoy such beautiful nature views from the comfort of your home. Currently, we have lakefront homes with beautiful views available at The Reserve at Fairway Oaks in the exclusive Imperial Lakes Country Club community. With limited homesites remaining, you must act fast to own your own piece of lakefront heaven in this neighborhood. (more…)

Tour Award-Winning Model Home During Marion County Fall Showcase of Homes

Model Home at Meadow Glenn in OcalaOut and about in Marion County? Highland Homes invites you to stop by and tour our award-winning model home at Meadow Glenn during the Marion County Building Industry Association’s (MCBIA) Fall Showcase of Homes, held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 through Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. During this annual four-day event, Ocala area homebuyers have the free opportunity to explore some of Ocala’s best new construction and learn about the latest in home design, efficiency, and new home choice. (more…)

Finishing Up the Construction of My Highland Home

Kens Kitchen in his Highland HomeWelcome back! This will be my final blog during the construction stage! My house has undergone a lot of changes since our last posting and is now almost complete.

In my floor plan the kitchen is the center of the home. Since it is so visible, that was one of our biggest hot button areas that we wanted to design perfectly. At the Personal Selection Studio we were able to upgrade our cabinets to the 36” Birch Cabinets with the Twilight stain. They are dramatic and really a showpiece with the granite countertops. We also added crown molding above and below the cabinets to add a little more detail to the room. To match the stainless steel kitchen appliances we are getting installed, we chose stainless steel door hardware on the cabinets. We spent a lot of time designing the kitchen and matching our cabinets and counters to make sure we picked the right selections. The ladies at the Personal Selection Studio were a big help!  (more…)

Treat Yourself to New Home Savings this October

Highland Homes October 2014 PromoThis October, treat yourself to the Florida new home of your dreams and receive FREE home upgrades to personalize your home to your style and needs, while saving up to $11,638!

What makes this homebuying incentive so amazing and fun is the ability to design the free upgrade package that suits your needs, with a variety of design options to choose from. (more…)

Five Reasons Why Owning a Home Beats Renting

Southwind Model Kitchen
When you purchase a home, you can design the home that perfectly meets your needs, style and budget.

Homeownership is the American Dream for most, but making the decision to purchase your first home can sometimes leave you overwhelmed with uncertainty. Like most decisions, there are pros and cons to be weighed for both options. Here at Highland Homes, we understand that purchasing your first home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and we are here to help by giving you five big pros for why owning a home beats renting: (more…)