Blog Category: General Info

Auburndale New Homes for Multigenerational Households

Posted On: September 10, 2018 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info | Communities>Juliana Village
Are your college-aged or older children contemplating living at home for the first few years of adulthood? Do you have aging parents that need daily care? These are things many of today’s families have to think about, and new home builders are designing home plans to make these changing family

Summer Utility Savings for Your Florida Home

Posted On: July 17, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info
As the temperatures rise outside, so can the cost of your utility bills. Your home’s HVAC system has to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in the Florida heat and your water bill increases as you preserve your plants and lawn. But your bills don’t have to rise as quickly as the

How to Prepare Your Home and Family for Florida’s Hurricane Season

Posted On: June 22, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info
Hurricane season is officially upon us, meaning if you’re not storm-ready, now is the time to get prepared! Most Florida homeowners, especially those who experienced Hurricane Irma’s effects last year, are well aware of how important it is to be prepared. However, if you’re new to our state, a

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips

Posted On: May 25, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Owning your dream home in Florida is an exciting achievement. If this is your first spring in your new home, congratulations! We hope you are enjoying your home, settling into your new space, and appreciating the longer days by spending evenings in your yard or outdoor living areas.Spring is the

5 Simple Steps to Owning a Home in Tampa Bay

Posted On: April 30, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info
Renting is becoming much more expensive in Tampa Bay.According to RENTCafe’s February 2018 Apartment Market Report, renters across Tampa Bay saw year-over-year rent increases much higher than the 2.7 percent national average. Lakeland renters are paying 6.4 percent more, Tampa rent increased 5.2

Two Central Florida Cities Ranked Best for First-Time Buyers

Posted On: March 29, 2018 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Stonebridge at Chapel Creek | General Info | Communities>Gramercy Farms | Communities>Tuscany Bay
Searching for your first home in Florida? Then start your search in Tampa or Orlando, two of the top markets for first-time buyers in the US! And to make things even better, these are two great cities where you’ll find Highland Homes neighborhoods offering spacious, comfortable homes for nearly

Home Buying 101: Preparing to Buy a Home in Florida

Posted On: March 16, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
By Cindy TolsterMaking the decision to buy a home in Florida is exciting and means starting a new chapter in life. And, preparing to take on a mortgage requires thought, preparation and a good team of professionals around you to help the process along. As a loan officer, I work with prospective home

Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Posted On: January 30, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
There are many benefits to owning a new home in Florida ranging from the pride of ownership, to safety and comfort, and increased net worth. During this time of year, another benefit on many people’s minds relates to taxes. There are an array of home ownership tax deductions available that add up to

Hike Up Your Super Bowl Party

Posted On: January 15, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Design and Decorating
February 4th marks the 52nd annual Super Bowl! If you just recently moved in to your new home in Florida, this is a great opportunity to host a game-day party and show your new home off to your friends and family! Here’s a win-win list of party tips to make sure your Super Bowl party is one for the

Tampa Bay Homes in Peaceful Enclave Convenient to the City

Posted On: January 10, 2018 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
Are you looking for a new home in Tampa Bay that offers the ideal combination of a laid-back setting and convenience to the city of Tampa, recreation, and your daily necessities? Gibsonton, a small city situated south of Tampa, on the east side of Hillsborough Bay, just may be the perfect place to