Blog Articles for November 2013

Introducing Hills of Arietta, Upscale New Homes in Auburndale

Posted On: November 29, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News
As the housing market continues to grow and improve, so does Highland Homes!We are very excited to announce that we are now building new homes in the Hills of Arietta, an upscale, gated community in Auburndale, Fla.  We are happy to be expanding our offerings in Polk County and to provide Central

Leesburg, Winter Haven Ranked Among Most Affordable Cities in U.S.

Posted On: November 25, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
When it comes to finding the perfect Central Florida new home, it is important that you do your research. If maximum affordability is one of your key objectives, then you will be pleased to hear that the Leesburg and Winter Haven are not only some of the most affordable cities in Florida, but also

Job Market Strengthens as Large Employers Move to Polk County

Posted On: November 22, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News | Events
Legoland Florida is one of several companies expanding or opening its doors in Polk County.In 2012, approximately 1,700 jobs were created in Polk County, bringing the average unemployment rate down from 11.6 percent in 2011 to 9.7 percent. As several companies announce their expansions or grand

Ocala Model Home Now Under Construction at Meadow Glenn

Posted On: November 20, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News
Last month we announced our expansion into Ocala and now we are excited to announce that the model home at Meadow Glenn will soon be under construction. Featuring the popular Remington IV floor plan, the model is expected to open in Spring of 2014 and will provide home buyers with a firsthand look

Tips to Easily (and Affordably) Redecorate Your Florida Home

Posted On: November 19, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News | Design and Decorating
Our model home at Whitemarsh in Leesburg, Florida, is a little over 6 years old and, while it still shows beautifully, the décor was starting to look dated. A few months ago, I toured the model along with our VP of Sales and we decided it was time to update the decor! As with many companies and

Now Selling: New Homes in Plant City on Spacious One Acre Homesites

Posted On: November 14, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
With just a few homesites remaining in Tower Grove Estates, we are expanding and happy to announce we are now selling at Springfield, our brand new Plant City community!Located just a few miles from the popular Tower Grove Estates, Springfield is one of our most unique communities and has tons to

Tampa Bay Housing Market has Strong Third Quarter

Posted On: November 13, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News
2013 just keeps getting better for the Tampa Bay real estate market. From new home starts to the closing rates, numbers were up again in the third quarter and appear to only be getting stronger.According to a recent report from Metrostudy, a national housing data and consulting firm, the number of

Pick Your Package, Receive FREE Upgrades

Posted On: November 5, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News | Events | Design and Decorating
When it comes to important features for your home, are you looking for luxury, convenience or efficiency? At Highland Homes, we are offering you the opportunity to choose the package that best completes your Florida new home with our Pick Your Package incentive, available now through Nov. 30,

Home Buyers Cash-in on Florida New Homes

Posted On: November 1, 2013 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
According to RealtyTrac, 45 percent of the real estate purchases in August were made in cash. This milestone marks the first time in more than a year that the nation has cracked the 40 percent barrier for all-cash home sales and it is the highest since March 2012 when all-cash purchases hit 52