Keeping Cool in Your Florida New Home

Energy-efficient Radiant Barrier
Energy-efficient Radiant Barrier

One of the huge benefits of purchasing a new home is that they are more energy efficient than older homes. Here at Highland Homes, we include energy-efficient and money-saving features in every Florida home that we build – and, did you know Highland Homes offers upgrade options to make your home even more energy efficient? (more…)

Affordable Homes in Quiet Community near Lakeland

Our fully-decorated model home, open 7 days a week
Our fully-decorated model home at Wind Meadows, open 7 days a week

Are you looking for an affordable new home near Lakeland but don’t want to compromise on amenities or location? Well, you’re in luck. Wind Meadows in Bartow is a beautiful community that blends affordability with key amenities, in a laid-back location just minutes from Lakeland. (more…)

Why it is Great to Live in Lakeland

Lake Mirror Downtown Lakeland
Lake Mirror in Downtown Lakeland

As many Lakelanders know, our city offers a variety of fantastic events within our local community, in addition to being centrally located to Tampa and Orlando and the events and attractions both big cities have to offer.

Lakeland is growing, thanks in part to this central convenience and affordable housing options for those who commute to nearby Tampa and Orlando. Our average year-round temperature is a balmy 85 degrees, and we take advantage of the sunshine to enjoy recreation or a stroll around one of the city’s 38 named lakes, a hike through the Circle B Bar Reserve nature preserve, and many outdoor festivals and activities year-round. (more…)

New Homes for Sale at Stonewood Estates in Lady Lake

Stonewood EstatesIf you are looking for a new home in Lady Lake, we have great news – we now have new homes available at Stonewood Estates! This new home community is directly adjacent to our popular Stonewood Manor neighborhood in the charming town of Lady Lake.

Stonewood Estates and Stonewood Manor are just east of The Villages, Florida’s fast-growing master-planned retirement community, and offer the same benefits of a fantastic Central Florida location along with some significant advantages. Our Lady Lake neighborhoods are all-ages communities, offering spacious homesites one-third acre in size or larger for your privacy and space between homes, and are priced for most budgets with homes starting in the $160,000’s (at Stonewood Manor), no CDD fees, and just $99 down with qualifying financing. (more…)

Why it Makes “Cents” to Buy a Home NOW!

Why it Makes "Cents'As the economy continues to strengthen, financial experts expect mortgage interest rates to start rising by mid-2015. The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates low in past years to stimulate spending, but with economic growth and a drop in the unemployment rate, interest rates are going to rise. (more…)

Highland Homes Recognized in University of Florida Gator100 List

Gator100Highland Homes was recently honored as part of the first-ever Gator100 List, which recognizes the 100 fastest growing companies in the world owned or operated by University of Florida (UF) alumni. Founded and led by UF alumni Bob Adams, Highland Homes was pleased to be recongized for our growth and success at the Gator100 ceremony held on Feb. 6 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. (more…)

Ocala and Manatee County Ranked Among the Best Places for Homeownership

Beautiful new home at Palmetto Estates in Manatee County
Beautiful new home at Palmetto Estates in Manatee County

If you’re looking to become a Florida homeowner, you may want to consider new homes in Ocala or the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metropolitan area. Both were recently named two of the best regions in the nation to purchase real estate.

In a recent article, NerdWallet conducted an analysis to determine the best places for homeownership based on three main criteria. Researchers analyzed the 100 most populous metropolitan areas of the US for characteristics that would be appealing to homebuyers, namely availability, affordability and area growth. (more…)

Final Opportunities Available in Central Florida and Tampa Bay Communities

Featured home at Fairway Oaks at Imperial Lakes
Featured home at Fairway Oaks at Imperial Lakes

With several of our Central Florida and Tampa Bay communities close to being sold out, home buyers must act quickly to purchase in these popular communities. With homes affordably priced from the low-$100,000s and a variety of stylish home designs available, you will not want to miss out on these Florida new homes! (more…)

How to Decorate a Master Suite for your Sweetheart

How to Decorate a Master Bedroom with Red
Romantic red accents were used in the master suite of the Highland Homes Williamson II model home in Plant City.

Red is known as a color symbolic of love. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, let’s talk about ways to use red in your décor to create a romantic master suite.

Stimulating and emotionally intense, red is attention-grabbing. It represents enthusiasm, the joy of living, stimulates energy and provides a sense of protection from fears. These are all great emotions to bring out in the bedroom, although it is important to balance it out and keep it from becoming overwhelming. (more…)

Sweet Savings Available on Florida New Homes this February

February Savings from Highland HomesChocolate isn’t the only sweet treat to enjoy this month! From now until Feb. 28, 2015, we are offering sweet savings at all of our Florida new home communities.

During the ’Home Sweet Home’ Sales Event, you can save up to $19,156 on your Florida new home! The savings include: (more…)