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Home Buying 101: Types of Home Loans

Posted On: September 14, 2020 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Learn about type of home loans in Florida>

Generally speaking, there are two overarching categories or types of home loans – conventional loans and government-backed mortgages including FHA, VA, and USDA loans. Each has different advantages and qualification requirements, and our preferred lenders can help you determine the right type of home loan for your needs. ...



Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers – Tampa!

Posted On: August 11, 2020 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Stonebridge at Chapel Creek | Communities>Boyette Fields | Communities>Tuscany Bay | Communities>Devinshire Estates | Communities>Serena Ridge | Communities>Ridgewood | Communities>Riverbend West
Tampa real estate named the best in the nation for first-time home buyers>

You’re searching for your first home, and want to live in a city with both affordable home prices and a high quality of life. Look no further than Tampa, recently named WalletHub’s best city in the U.S. for first-time home buyers! ...



Home Buying 101: What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a Home in Florida?

Posted On: June 24, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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Are you considering buying a new home in Florida and not sure if you have the credit score required? Get the scoop on credit score basics, the score you need to buy a home, and the benefits of getting pre-qualified before you start shopping for your new home. ...



Hurricane Preparedness: Create Your Florida Hurricane Checklist

Posted On: June 5, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info
Hurricane season checklist>

Florida's hurricane season is officially here. Whether you’re new to our state, a first-time homeowner, or just in need of a refresher, we’ve provided a thorough list of hurricane preparedness tips to help you weather potential storms. ...



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. ...



New Tools to Help You Find Your Florida New Home – Virtually!

Posted On: March 31, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Videos | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
New Tools to Help You Find Your Florida New Home – Virtually!

You may be limiting activities outside of the house right now, and we are adapting to your needs with online tools to help you find, finance, and build your dream home from the privacy and comfort of your favorite sofa or chair ...



Homeownership Up Among People Under 35

Posted On: August 10, 2019 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Boyette Fields | Communities>Gramercy Farms | Communities>Tuscany Bay | Communities>Casara
Homeownership Up Among People Under 35

Who’s buying homes in the second quarter of 2019? According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the real estate experts at Zillow, homeownership rates are up for U.S. and Florida home buyers under the age of 35! Homeownership rates for buyers under age 35 increased to 36.4% nationwide in the second quarter ...



Tampa Named Best Market for First-Time Buyers for Second Year In a Row

Posted On: April 26, 2019 | Categories: News
Tampa Named Best Market for First-Time Buyers for Second Year In a Row

Known for its beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, phenomenal restaurants and entertainment destinations, and sunny year-round weather, Tampa is undoubtedly a top place to call home. And, if you are looking for your first home, Tampa has even more to offer! In fact, Tampa is the nation’s top market for ...



Buying a New Home in Florida This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

Posted On: February 19, 2019 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Buying a New Home in Florida This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

If you are ready and willing to buy the new home of your dreams, you may be pleasantly surprised by your ability to do so! The first-step towards owning the Florida new home of your dreams is to get pre-qualified and determine your home buying power. ...



Home Buying 101: Florida Down Payment Assistance Programs

Posted On: October 4, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Florida Down Payment Assistance Programs

If a down payment is the final piece of the puzzle in achieving your new home dreams, we have good news - A number of Florida down payment assistance programs are available to help cover your down payment and other purchase costs! ...