Blog Category: Home Buying 101

Home Buying 101: Relationships and Buying a Home in Florida

Posted On: February 14, 2017 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Relationships and Buying a Home in Florida

Whether you are married, separated, divorced, or “it’s complicated," here is the 4-1-1 on how your relationship could affect your ability to buy a new home in Florida ...



Happy National Home Warranty Day!

Posted On: February 10, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Events | Home Buying 101

Building a new home with Highland Homes is exciting and while you’re raising your glass and celebrating your new Florida home, don’t forget to add an extra cheer for your included home warranty!  ...



Home Buying 101: 5 Budgeting Tips for Homebuyers

Posted On: January 19, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101

If you are trying to purchase a new home in Florida, protecting yourself from debt is especially important. Here are some very easy ways to make sure you keep your New Year’s budget resolution going strong throughout the year! ...



Home Buying 101: How Does the Federal Reserve Rate Hike Affect You?

Posted On: December 15, 2016 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: How Does the Federal Reserve Rate Hike Affect You?

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced its decision to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in 2016, and just the second time this decade. If you are considering buying a new home in Florida, you may be wondering just what this means for you. ...



Home Buying 101: Understanding the Mortgage Process

Posted On: November 22, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Understanding the Mortgage Process

Buying a new home is an exciting and rewarding experience. The process of getting a mortgage, however, may seem a bit intimidating. Knowing what to expect and being prepared will make all the difference in your confidence and take the stress off the table! ...



Is Renting or Buying a Home in Florida a Better Deal?

Posted On: November 17, 2016 | Categories: Communities | News | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
Low interest mortgage rates might be compelling many renters to convert into homeowners, but do the numbers make sense? A recent Rent vs. Buy report from Trulia answers that question with a resounding YES and shows that nationally, buying a home is 37.7 percent cheaper than renting, which is a

5 Common New Home Buying Myths Debunked

Posted On: October 3, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
5 Common New Home Buying Myths Debunked

First-time homebuyers can feel intimidated by the steps needed to start owning and stop renting. Is my credit good enough? Do I make enough money? How do I even find the home I want? ...

Do you feel uncertainty holds you back from owning the home of your dreams? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Many of the home buying preconceptions you have probably heard aren’t even true! Read along as we put five common home-buying myths to rest



Home Buying 101 — 15 Moving Day Hacks Everyone Should Use

Posted On: August 30, 2016 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101 — 15 Moving Day Hacks Everyone Should Use

The day you’ve been waiting for is here - You have the keys to your dream home in your hands! ...

Now comes the less-fun part — the move. But moving day doesn’t have to be a hassle; with a little planning, it’s easy to have a smooth move. Here are 15 moving day hacks to help you move into your new Florida home and get settled in and unpacked as quickly and easily as possible!



Home Buying 101: Five Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home

Posted On: July 15, 2016 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New

Searching for a home in Florida? If you’re like me, you probably have a vision in your head of your ideal size, colors, bedroom, and living area setup — along with fantasies of a gorgeous chef’s kitchen! You’ve probably been scrolling through listings on Zillow, maybe even looked at a few houses in person, and have yet to find just what you’re looking for. ...



Home Buying 101: 6 Tips to Qualify for a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed

Posted On: May 26, 2016 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: 6 Tips to Qualify for a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed

If you own your business and are considering buying a home in Florida, you deserve it! Here’s what you need to know about qualifying for a mortgage when you are self-employed ...