Blog Articles for December 2012

Southwind Grand Opening Coming in January

Posted On: December 27, 2012 | Categories: Communities | Events
Highland Homes is celebrating the start of a new year with the grand opening of a new community.  Visitors are invited to attend the grand opening of Southwind on Saturday, January 12th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 13th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Grand opening attendees will enjoy a tour

Buyer Confidence Increases: Renters Lean Towards Buying New Homes

Posted On: December 26, 2012 | Categories: General Info
As the housing market stabilizes, renters are becoming more confident that now is the perfect time to purchase a Lakeland, Winter Haven, Tampa or Orlando new home. According to results from Fannie Mae’s October 2012 National Housing Survey, Americans are confident that home prices will increase over

Housing Affordability Increases Home Values and Buyer Demand in Florida

Posted On: December 21, 2012 | Categories: General Info
October was a milestone month for the recovering housing market as national home values rose by 1.1 percent from September, the largest monthly gain in seven years. Additionally, this increase marks the 12th straight month of home value gains, the first time that has happened since the housing

Highland Homes Welcomes Sully Harry, Design Center Consultant

Posted On: December 20, 2012 | Categories: Design and Decorating
Highland Homes would like to welcome their newest employee, Sully Harry, as a Design Consultant at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio.\n\nSully comes to Highland Homes with a strong background in new home decorating — in fact, Sully previously worked for Highland Homes as an outside

New Developments Strengthen Economy near Winter Haven Homes

Posted On: December 18, 2012 | Categories: General Info
When you leave your Winter Haven home each day, it is evident that local economic development is on the rise. Winter Haven’s economy is on the rebound in large part due to the opening of Legoland Florida in October 2011. Since the grand opening, Legoland has expanded with a water park and new

Highland Homes Wins Six Awards for Excellence in Tampa New Home Sales

Posted On: December 13, 2012 | Categories: Events
\n\nOn Thursday, December 6, 2012, six members of the Highland Homes team were recognized for their tremendous accomplishments at the annual Awards of Excellence hosted by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Tampa Bay Builders Association. This spectacular evening brings together the best of

Housing Market Improves as Buyers Purchase New Homes in Tampa

Posted On: December 12, 2012 | Categories: Communities | General Info
October was a great month for the Tampa Bay housing market as sales jumped and prices rose. Nearly 2,900 homes sold in October, a 35 percent increase from October of 2011, and the median sales price rose nine percent to $133,000.\n\nThis progress is part of a nationwide surge as American home prices

Home Starts Increase to Highest Level in 4 Years: Perfect Time to Purchase Orlando New Home

Posted On: December 7, 2012 | Categories: General Info
The future is looking bright for the housing market as U.S. home starts in October jumped to the fastest pace in four years. An increase in new home construction and applications for building permits is a sign of builder confidence in the recovering housing market. If the builders are confident,