Ocala’s beautiful greenery and abundance of outdoor activities are a major draw for visitors and residents, and one of the reasons we started looking at the region as an area to offer our homes. From national forests and Florida’s famed natural springs, to equestrian trails and golf courses, to historical tree-lined streets, there is an outdoor activity to be enjoyed by almost every resident of Ocala new homes. (more…)
If you are looking for a new home in Plant City, we have exciting news! We are now building in Southern Meadows, our newest Hillsborough County community.
This unique community offers beautiful curb appeal with one-acre and larger home sites. Home buyers can choose from nine of our most spacious and stylish home designs with luxurious features included. Available floor plans at Southern Meadows showcase 2,000-plus square feet and boast three to five bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and two to three garages. (more…)
2014 is likely to be a standout year for the State of Florida as it is expected to overtake New York as the third most populous state in the U.S. With California and Texas ranked as the top two populous states, it is safe to say that these statistics show that individuals prefer warmer weather. In fact, according to The New York Times, roughly 50,000 New Yorkers move to Florida each year. In comparison, just 25,000 Floridians move north to New York. With the continued population growth, it is expected that the Florida real estate market and economy will see a major boost in 2014. (more…)
If you have been patiently awaiting the grand opening of the model home at Palmetto Estates then it is time to get out your calendars! Highland Homes is excited to announce that the grand opening is officially scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26. Featuring the Hawthorne home design, the fully-decorated model home will provide Manatee County home buyers with a firsthand look at the stylish floor plans and quality features available at Palmetto Estates.
The Hawthorne is just one of more than 10 stylish home designs to choose from at Palmetto Estates, with homes affordably priced from $130,000’s. Available plans feature open layouts with three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Interiors of the homes can be personalized to suit the buyers’ wants, needs and budget with hundreds of design options to select from at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio. Exteriors are just as enticing and available homesites include corner lots, sites located adjacent to a community lake and open spaces, and homesites on the perimeter of the neighborhood for privacy from back-door neighbors. (more…)
2013 was a rebound year for the national and Florida housing markets. Florida saw a second solid year of Real Estate market improvement, with strong home value and price growth, as well as an improving job market, a growing number of new home starts, and continued affordability for local homebuyers.
For Highland Homes, 2013 marked the best year the company had seen since 2008. We saw a 49 percent sales growth over 2012 and as a result of the strong increase in sales and buyer demand, we were able to add new staff and new communities, including expanding into the Ocala housing market. (more…)
As the Central Florida housing market has improved, home prices have steadily increased, but that doesn’t mean you have missed out on the best time for buying a new home. With home prices still affordable, you still have the opportunity to receive a great deal on a Florida new home.
Part of finding the perfect home is finding the right location. So, which Florida cities are the best to buy in? Recently, Forbes and Local Market Monitor pulled data for the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas (with populations of more than 575,000) and created a list of the top 20 housing markets to invest in for 2014. To determine the rankings, markets were rated on population, home prices and the local job economy. (more…)
In October, we announced our expansion north to Ocala and we are not the only new development headed to the area. Recently, several companies have announced plans to expand or open for business near our upcoming new homes in Ocala at Meadow Glenn!
Ocala-Marion County Commerce Park: If you have traveled on Northwest 35th Street near US 441 lately, you have probably noticed the road construction, which is nearing completion. The road, which has been widened to four lanes, is scheduled to open for use by the end of January. (more…)
On Wednesday, December 11, Highland Homes was pleased to spend the morning with some of our top Realtor® partners and thank them for selling homes with Highland Homes.
The Realtor Appreciation Breakfast honored Realtors® who sold with Highland Homes between August 1 and November 30, during our “Sell, Earn, WIN!” Realtor® incentive program. The breakfast took place at the Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland and in addition to enjoying a variety of breakfast foods and mimosas, attending Realtors® went home with some great gifts!
The “Sell, Earn, WIN!” incentive program was designed to give Realtors® an extra bonus for selling with Highland Homes, and participating Realtors® received an entry into a prize pool for every home they sold during the program period, in addition to receiving 3% commission. Every sale earned an entry and a prize and during the four-month incentive program, 57 Realtors® sold a total of 65 homes with Highland Homes. (more…)
Each year, color experts for PPG and Pantone look carefully at current trends in fashion and design and select a hue they expect to be prominent in the coming year. In the past few years, bright and vibrant colors have dominated color trends. This year, however, the winners are a little different as both picks are more muted, pastel colors. From buttercream yellow to a pink-purple hue, these colors are perfect for your Central Florida new home.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints ‘The Voice of Color’ chose Turning Oakleaf, a soft buttercream yellow, as their 2014 Color of the Year. (more…)
Residents of our Pasco County homes at Greens at Hidden Creek and Ten Oaks are about to gain a whole lot of new shopping options. By the summer of 2015, a giant outlet mall is expected to open less than 10 miles from these popular Zephyrhills new home communities. Located near Wesley Chapel Blvd. and I-75, Cypress Creek Town Center will complement the nearby Shops at Wiregrass to create a regional shopping destination. (more…)