Blog Tags: homeowner tips

What is the Right Kind of Lighting for Your Home?

Posted On: September 24, 2020 | Categories: General Info | Design and Decorating
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Lighting is so important in a room, both to provide illumination and bring design into your home. We talked to Stacey Antonakos-Perez, Highland Homes’ Design Center Manager and lead model decorator, to learn about how to pick the right lighting for your home in Florida. ...



How to Introduce Your New Dog or Cat to Their New Home

Posted On: August 21, 2020 | Categories: Communities | General Info
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Research is done! Rescue centers and pet shops visits are complete! Five-minute online personality match quizzes were completed. You’re informed as to which breed of dog or cat would be the best one for your personality and lifestyle. Now you’re ready to bring your new furry companion home - are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival. ...



Keeping Cool in Your Backyard Pool

Posted On: July 21, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Why Buy New | Design and Decorating
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From design selections to maintenance, there is plenty to think about when it comes to including or adding a pool to your new home in Florida, and a little research helps simplify your decisions. ...



Home Buying 101: Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates

Posted On: July 8, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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A lower interest rate means a lower monthly mortgage payment, or the ability to afford more home, and mortgage interest rates hit an all-time record low heading into the July Fourth weekend. ...



7 DIY Florida Landscaping Tips

Posted On: June 19, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Design and Decorating
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Having your own yard and outdoor living space is one of the many benefits of homeownership. Yard maintenance doesn’t have to take up all your time or empty your wallet - Here are 7 helpful tips to plan and plant your outdoor oasis! ...



Home Buying 101: What is an MCC?

Posted On: June 2, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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The Mortgage Tax Credit Certificate, or MCC, provides a federal tax credit to qualifying homebuyers. Home Solutions Lenders Inc., a Highland Homes preferred lender and Florida Housing-approved MCC lender, provides insight on just what the MCC is, who can benefit, and how to take advantage of this. ...



Why Buy New: Low Housing Inventory in Florida

Posted On: May 22, 2020 | Categories: News | Why Buy New
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Have you been shopping for a home in Florida and finding there just aren’t that many homes on the market to look at? You are not alone – resale housing inventory is at a multi-year low. What can you do to avoid the stress and find the perfect home of your dreams? Buy new!  ...



Keep Your Home Appliances in Tip-Top Shape

Posted On: April 28, 2020 | Categories: News
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Your appliances are the workhorses of your home. They add convenience and ease to your day-to-day living, and while they seem indestructible and able to handle whatever you throw at them, it’s important to provide regular maintenance to maximize their efficiency and lifespan. Here are a few simple tips to keep your Florida home appliances in top condition! ...



Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthy, Happy Home

Posted On: April 20, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info
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The days are longer, the temperatures are higher, and the flowers are blooming. That means it is springtime! Now is the ideal time to freshen up your home in Florida and we’re here to help with a simple spring-cleaning list, full of ideas to get your space to shine. ...



Helpful Tips to Avoid Feeling Cooped Up at Home

Posted On: April 9, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info
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Got a little cabin fever? Here are some fun, relaxing and productive ways to help you avoid feeling cooped up at home. ...