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…)

Highland Homes is Growing: Announces New Communities

Florida New Homes Coming Soon from Highland Homes2014 has been an exciting year for Highland Homes as we have expanded into new areas of the state, opened several exciting new communities, and sold out several others. We are pleased to announce that we are growing once again, and soon will open our doors at new communities and start offering our new homes in St. Cloud, Plant City and Ruskin, Florida. (more…)

10 Most Important Features for Home Buyers in 2014

Highland Homes Parker Home Design
Highland Homes’ new Parker home design incorporates many features that are important to modern homebuyers, including built-in storage, an open layout, modern kitchen and outdoor living spaces.

When it comes to house hunting, the modern homebuyer seeks more than homebuyers did in previous generations. They often start home shopping on the internet, and come armed with a list of likes, dislikes and must-haves when they meet with a real estate professional.

This list by The London Economic sums up the top 10 home features modern homebuyers want when it comes to finding the perfect place to call home. (more…)

Highland Homes Plans and Pricing Appeal to Tampa Bay Millennials

Highland Homes Living RoomThe Tampa Bay housing market has rebounded and home prices have started to climb, and while that is positive for the overall economy, it can limit the options for first-time and entry-level home buyers.

For many Millennials (young professionals in their 20’s and early 30’s) now entering the housing market, it’s been tough to find an affordable home in good condition, without having to compete with multiple offers which can often push up the price (and your level of frustration). (more…)

Highland Homes Ranked Among Top Home Builders in Tampa Bay and Orlando

Central Florida New HomesRecently, the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Orlando Business Journal released top home builder lists, and Highland Homes is pleased to once again be recognized as one of the top home builders in these regions.

Based on number of closings in 2013, Highland Homes ranked No. 7 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Top Home Builders List. In 2013, we closed 272 homes in the Tampa Bay area region (Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Polk and Sarasota counties) to accomplish this ranking. Of the 24 home builders on the list, we are one of just a handful who is also based in Tampa Bay – as a local and privately-owned company, it is an honor to be ranked so successfully against larger, national companies. (more…)

Winter Haven Sweeps the Competition at Livable Polk Awards

Downtown Winter HavenOn Aug. 27, 2014, Polk Vision and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization recognized the city and private entities that make Polk County an amazing place to live with the Livable Polk Awards. With 17 incorporated cities in Polk County, Winter Haven came out on top – sweeping many of the award categories.

The Livable Polk Awards are designed to “recognize conservation and sustainable development and healthy community design efforts that go beyond the ordinary and set an example for what can be done in Polk County.” Winter Haven started the night by sweeping all four categories of the Community Recognition Awards. (more…)

Say Goodbye to Summer with a New Home and Savings from Highland Homes

Highland Homes End of Summer SaleSummer is almost over, but there is still time to make this summer one to remember! Through Sept. 30, 2014, achieve your dream of home ownership and save $10,000 when you build your new home or purchase an available Ready-to-Own inventory home from Highland Homes.

What can the $10,000 be used towards? That is up to you! These September savings can be used as you choose, to best fit your needs, towards design upgrade options, closing costs, or home site premiums. (more…)