Blog Articles for January 2015

How-To Decorate Your Florida Home with 2015 Color Trends

Posted On: January 30, 2015 | Categories: Design and Decorating
Marsala and Blue Paisley complement each other in the Highland Homes model at Southwind in Gibsonton.“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the

7 Major Tax Benefits of Homeownership

Posted On: January 29, 2015 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Tax season is upon us — ew — but if you are a homeowner, tax savings from owning a home can really add up, saving you tens of thousands of dollars over the years — Yay!To help you understand the tax benefits of owning a home, we’ve consulted with the tax specialists at Turbo Tax, as well as

Tampa Bay: A Fantastic Place to Visit, An Even Better Place to Call Home

Posted On: January 28, 2015 | Categories: Communities | News
When it comes to purchasing a new home in Florida, it is about so much more than the home. You also have to factor in the location and its convenience to your job and life, and the area’s local amenities. From golf courses to world-renowned attractions and sandy beaches, the Tampa Bay area has long

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Country Club Estates THIS Weekend

Posted On: January 27, 2015 | Categories: Communities | Events
After much anticipation, we are excited to announce the grand opening of Country Club Estates in Winter Haven is scheduled for THIS weekend!If you are looking for new homes in Winter Haven, make sure to join us for the grand opening celebration on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 1

Home Buying 101: Credit Scores

Posted On: January 26, 2015 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
A common misconception about getting a mortgage to purchase a Florida home is that you must have perfect credit. Well, no one is perfect — and we know that! While it is true the higher your credit score the more conventional mortgage options you have, a so called “perfect쳌 score is not required to

Growing Population Strengthens Polk County Real Estate Market

Posted On: January 16, 2015 | Categories: News
Northern Polk County is on the cusp of a population boom! Growth and relocations to this Central Florida county have lead to an increase in overall population, and with those people looking to put a roof over their head, the local real estate industry has strengthened as well.Since 2010, the overall

Orlando, Tampa HOT Housing Markets to Buy in 2015

Posted On: January 13, 2015 | Categories: Communities | News
Over the past few years, the State of Florida has made great strides in its economic recovery. As the job market has improved, population numbers have grown — in fact, Florida is now the third most populous state in the US - and this has had a huge impact on the housing market. For metro areas such

Save BIG with a New Home for the New Year

Posted On: January 8, 2015 | Categories: News | Events
A New Year is a great time for new beginnings and what better way to start fresh than with a new home in your ideal Florida location. This January, Highland Homes is making it easier than ever for you to accomplish your home buying resolution and purchase your dream home with our “A New Home for the