Blog Category: Home Buying 101
Is It Cheaper to Rent or Buy in Tampa Bay?Posted On: April 14, 2021 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Trying to decide whether it’s better to rent or buy a home in Tampa Bay, FL? If you are looking to save money, recent research shows that buying a home is still more affordable than renting. ...
Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida HomeownersPosted On: February 18, 2021 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Curious about tax deductions available to you as a Florida homeowner? Good news - There are an array of tax deductions available that can add up to big savings if you itemize your 2020 federal tax return. ...
Home Building 101: How Long Does It Take to Build a New Construction Home in FL?Posted On: January 8, 2021 | Categories: Home Buying 101
The i’s are dotted, the t’s are crossed, and your Highland Homes construction team is ready to start building your new construction home in Florida - Exciting!! Now, how long until your home is complete and ready to move-in? ...
Home Buying 101: What is a CDD?Posted On: October 13, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
If you are considering buying a new home in Florida, you may have heard a reference to CDD fees - And, you may be wondering just what are CDD fees? In this Home Buying 101 blog, we explain everything you need to know about CDDs ...
Home Buying 101: Types of Home LoansPosted On: September 14, 2020 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
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 type of home loan for your needs. ...
Home Buying 101: Today’s Mortgage Interest RatesPosted On: July 8, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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
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. ...
Home Buying 101: What is an MCC?Posted On: June 2, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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. ...
New Tools to Help You Find Your Florida New Home – Virtually!Posted On: March 31, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Videos | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
You may be limiting activities outside of the house right now, and we are adapting to your needs with online tools to help you find, finance, and build your dream home from the privacy and comfort of your favorite sofa or chair ...
Buying a New Home in Florida This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!Posted On: February 19, 2019 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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