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Savvy Home Buyer Questions

Posted On: February 12, 2010 | Categories: General Info
What are home buyers thinking about today? The questions buyers are asking in this economy are related to financing. Financing a home has been the focus of new home sales now for two years. With the ever changing world of lending and all the changes to the names of banks still loaning money to

Get a Free Rose on Valentine's Day

Posted On: February 9, 2010 | Categories: General Info
Are you without any daytime plans for Valentine's Day? Well, why not spend the day house hunting? The sales centers at all Highland Homes communities will be open their normal Sunday business hours and will be giving out a free rose to all visitors, which is the perfect way to kill time until your

Central Florida Has Everything You Need for a Romantic Valentine's Day

Posted On: February 4, 2010 | Categories: General Info | Events
With only 10 days left until Valentine's Day 2010, you are in a big pickle if you have not already made plans. For all of the procrastinators out there, we thought we'd highlight some of your best bets for a romantic evening with your significant other. No matter where in Central Florida you may be

Financing a Florida New Home with Highland Homes

Posted On: January 29, 2010 | Categories: General Info
What are home buyers thinking about today? The questions buyers are asking in this economy are related to financing. Financing a home has been the focus of new home sales for two years now. With the ever changing world of lending and all the changes to the names of banks still loaning money, most

Free Credit Building Workshops for Home Shoppers

Posted On: January 22, 2010 | Categories: General Info
One of the biggest obstacles in buying a home is getting approved for a mortgage. With the high number of foreclosures and short sales, lenders are less willing to grant approvals when it comes to a mortgage loan. So, what do you do if your credit score is less than perfect?\n\nWell, get the answer

Does your home need wind mitigation?

Posted On: January 15, 2010 | Categories: General Info
Like many programs , there was zero dollars to fund the My Safe Florida Home(MSFH) program and it had to be discontinued.  As of June 30th, 2009, the MSFH wind mitigation inspectors certified by the State are no longer valid to sign  the Wind/Loss Mitigation form (Form OIR 1802).   As of July 1,

Why Rent When it's Cheaper to Buy?

Posted On: January 14, 2010 | Categories: General Info
This is a question that we have been hearing from many of our new home shoppers, and we do not have an answer. There is absolutely no reason to continue wasting your money every month on rent when it can be even cheaper to invest that money in your overall wealth by purchasing a home. The central

2009 was a Successful Year for Highland Homes

Posted On: January 8, 2010 | Categories: General Info
Despite the struggling economy and reports of a dismal Florida real estate market, Highland Homes had a wonderful 2009. Unlike other home builders in the area, we were selling out communities and opening new ones, even venturing into new markets! Yes, 2009 was a historic year for Highland Homes as

PURL Campaign Comes to an End

Posted On: December 30, 2009 | Categories: General Info
Highland Homes just ended their most recent PURL campaign and it was a huge successagain. The company typically used direct mail pieces and sent them to apartment complexes through the postal service and promoted a nearby community. This method of direct mail usually proved to be successful because

Take Advantage of the Tax Credit Now

Posted On: December 21, 2009 | Categories: General Info
Yes, the federal housing tax credit has been extended, but time is still running out to take advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit. The program has been quite a success, which is why it was extended in the first place - so now is the time to be among the millions that have used the