Blog Category: General Info

Florida Cities Dominate List of Places People Are Moving To

Posted On: November 1, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info
Moving to The Sunshine State is a lifetime goal for many thanks to our great climate, white sand beaches, a myriad of recreation and entertainment options, and affordable cost of living. If you’re trying to decide upon a new city to call home, U.S. News & World Report just released a list that

Benefits of Mohawk EverStrand® and SmartStrand® Carpet in Your Tampa New Home

Posted On: October 25, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Design and Decorating
When building your Tampa new home, you’ll have the opportunity to make many exciting decisions, from selecting the perfect home plan for your family, to choosing the interior finishes and features that will turn your house into your dream home. One of those finishes you’ll choose is your flooring,

Home Buying 101: Today’s Mortgage Rates and What They Mean for You

Posted On: October 12, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Today’s Mortgage Rates and What They Mean for You

While it is true rates are higher than they were a year ago, current mortgage rates are still near historic lows and owning a home remains more affordable than renting. ...

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! ...

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

Spring is the traditional season to throw open the windows, whip out your mop, and tackle some seasonal cleaning items while the scent of spring flowers wafts through your home. Here are a few handy spring cleaning tips to get you started! ...

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