Blog Articles for January 2010

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

Only 30 Home Sites Remain at Towne Park

Posted On: January 20, 2010 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Towne Park Estates
If you have not been to Towne Park in S. Lakeland lately you'll want to make the trip. This Highland Homes community has seen significant growth over the past two years and is nearly complete. With only 30 home sites left in this community, it will certainly be in high demand as buyers find out

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  As of June 30th, 2009, the MSFH wind mitigation inspectors certified by the State are no longer valid to sign  the Wind/Loss Mitigation form (Form OIR 1802).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

Metromont Concrete Building a Plant in Bartow

Posted On: January 13, 2010 | Categories: Communities
Metromont Concrete has begun constructing their newest plant in Bartow, FL. This new addition is anticipated to bring 100 new jobs to the area, which is never unwelcome news but is especially exciting since so many cities throughout the nation are struggling to produce new jobs. The industrial plant

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