Blog Category: General Info

Is It Cheaper to Rent or Buy in Tampa Bay?

Posted On: April 14, 2021 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Is It Cheaper to Rent or Buy in Tampa Bay?

Trying to decide whether it’s better to rent or buy a home in Tampa Bay, FL? If you are looking to save money, recent research shows that buying a home is still more affordable than renting.  ...



5 Desirable Towns Near Tampa You Will Want to Relocate to in 2021

Posted On: February 22, 2021 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
Homes in Lakeland, FL are in perfect proximity between Orlando and Tampa markets. >

Are you looking for a new home in Tampa, FL? With beautiful home designs, spacious sites, and close proximity to beaches and Tampa attractions, look no further than these 5 surrounding areas! ...



Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida Homeowners

Posted On: February 18, 2021 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida Homeowners

Curious about tax deductions available to you as a Florida homeowner? Good news - There are an array of tax deductions available that can add up to big savings if you itemize your 2020 federal tax return. ...



Why Buy New: New Home Warranty

Posted On: December 15, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Why Buy New
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Highland Homes’ new construction homes stand out above used homes not only because you can make your home a true reflection of yourself through personalization of your space, but also in the lower cost of ownership and the protection you receive through Highland Homes’ warranty programs, a coverage that extends past your wallet and protects your peace of mind! ...



Home Buying 101: What is a CDD?

Posted On: October 13, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
What is a CDD and what are CDD fees?>

If you are considering buying a new home in Florida, you may have heard a reference to CDD fees - And, you may be wondering just what are CDD fees? In this Home Buying 101 blog, we explain everything you need to know about CDDs ...



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. ...



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. ...



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

Posted On: August 21, 2020 | Categories: Communities | General Info
A black and white dog sits to the right of a white and orange cat. The dog is stares ahead while the cat is staring at the dog. >

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
Florida home with a private pool>

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. ...