Blog Category: General Info

Home Buying 101: Types of Home Loans

Posted On: September 14, 2020 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
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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 mortgage for your needs. ...



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: Communities | News | General Info | Design and Decorating
Keeping Cool in Your Backyard Pool

When planning your outside living space includes a pool, the options are many but so are the benefits! From design selections to maintenance, there is plenty to think about when it comes to including or adding a pool to your new home, but a little research helps simplify the process. ...



Now Selling: New Homes in St. Cloud, FL at Siena Reserve

Posted On: July 16, 2020 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info | Communities>Siena Reserve
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Your search for the perfect new home community in St. Cloud, FL ends here, at Siena Reserve! Located in the coveted Narcoossee area, Siena Reserve offers a laid-back lifestyle with resort-style amenities in a convenient location near all that St. Cloud, Lake Nona and Downtown Orlando have to offer. ...



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. ...



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. ...



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! ...



Now Selling: New Homes in Zephyrhills at Stonebridge at Chapel Creek

Posted On: June 15, 2020 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Stonebridge at Chapel Creek | General Info
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Excitement is in the air! More opportunities to own a new home in Zephyrhills, FL at Stonebridge at Chapel Creek are now open with two new phases!  ...



Hurricane Preparedness: Create Your Florida Hurricane Checklist

Posted On: June 5, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info
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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. ...