Blog Articles for July 2014

Marion County Real Estate Moves Closer to a Balanced Market

Posted On: July 31, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News
In the real estate market, it is common to hear that it is either a “buyer’s market쳌 or “seller’s market.쳌 When the housing bubble burst, it became more of a buyer’s market as home buyers were able to get more house for less money. In the past year or so, the market has tipped more toward a seller’s

Winter Haven: Small Town Charm with Something for Everyone

Posted On: July 30, 2014 | Categories: Communities | General Info
Commonly known as the Chain of Lakes City, Winter Haven, Florida boasts more than 50 lakes that either touch the city limits or are located within the city — approximately 30 percent of the total area of the city is covered by water.  In addition to the waterfront views and multitude of outdoor

Create the Perfect At-Home Space for School-Year Success

Posted On: July 29, 2014 | Categories: Design and Decorating
It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for kids to head back to school in Florida! Whether they are just beginning their school-aged journey or in their senior year of high school, creating a home environment to help with their academic success is important, and a lot easier than you might think.A

Construction Underway at Stonewood Manor: Model to Open this Fall

Posted On: July 28, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News
Construction is underway at our newest Lake County community, Stonewood Manor in beautiful Lady Lake, with our model home expected to open in early fall.Priced from the $150,000s, single-family homes at Stonewood Manor showcase 20 stylish home designs with 1,469 to 3,315 square feet of living space

Constructing the Walls of My Highland Home

Posted On: July 18, 2014 | Categories: News | Design and Decorating | The Experience of Building My Highland Home
Foundation and Exterior Block WallsWelcome back! Things have certainly moved along with my new home since the last post. We now have a foundation and exterior walls!You can't see it in the pictures, but about every 6-8 feet along the walls, and in every corner, there is piece of rebar that is

Renting or Buying a Florida Home — What’s Cheaper?

Posted On: July 17, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News | Home Buying 101
Oftentimes, people have a misconception that they cannot afford to purchase a home, and renting is cheaper. The opposite is actually true for most areas of the US, and certainly here in Florida.On May 20, 2014, Zillow released its annual Breakeven Horizon report. By comparing the many financial

Is Housing Still Affordable? Experts say YES and BUY NOW!

Posted On: July 14, 2014 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Do you sit in your apartment wishing that you had a bigger kitchen, luxurious bathroom, or a backyard paradise? Do you quickly squash that dream because you are afraid that you can’t afford to go from renter to homeowner? The fact is, owning a home is more affordable than you may believe. From still

You’re Invited to the Grand Opening of Oakwood Terrace in Valrico

Posted On: July 3, 2014 | Categories: Communities | Events
Highland Homes invites you to join us on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the grand opening of our new townhome community, Oakwood Terrace. Located in Valrico, this beautiful community offers the best of Florida living with a low-maintenance