Blog Articles for August 2013

Florida Construction Surges, Orlando Real Estate Market Booming

Posted On: August 30, 2013 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Highland Meadows
In most states across America there is at least one city that is experiencing encouraging growth in residential real estate. Here in Florida, there are several cities that are surging due to a growing population and employment rate. Specifically, the Orlando real estate market has seen consistent

Orlando Ranked No. 6 in Employment Satisfaction in the U.S.

Posted On: August 29, 2013 | Categories: Communities | General Info
\n\nIn a commencement speech to Stamford University graduates in 2005, Steve Jobs declared that “the only way to do great work is to love what you do.쳌 Getting up for work each morning is a far easier task if you love what you do and for Orlando home buyers, not only is Orlando home to the “Happiest

National and Tampa Bay Home Sales Continue to Rise

Posted On: August 28, 2013 | Categories: Communities | General Info
2013 continues to be a comeback year for the housing market as home sales continue to improve on a national and local level. In July, U.S. existing home sales hit 5.4 million, the highest number since 2009, while new home sales have risen 38 percent in the past 12 months. On a local level, Tampa Bay

Personal Selection Studio Offers New Products to Design Your Florida Home

Posted On: August 21, 2013 | Categories: General Info | Why Buy New | Design and Decorating
The kitchen design area at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio.With changing trends and technology, there is a continually evolving market of new home products.  At the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, one of our goals is to research and provide fresh new looks and features for

Highland Homes Invites You to the Grand Opening of Harford Estates

Posted On: August 20, 2013 | Categories: Communities | General Info | Events
We are excited to announce the grand opening of our newest community, Hartford Estates, an upscale, gated neighborhood in south Lakeland.  If you are looking for a new home in south Lakeland, please join us this Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,

7 Tips for Surviving your First Year of Homeownership

Posted On: August 13, 2013 | Categories: Communities | General Info | Home Buying 101
The purchase of your Central Florida new home is a very exciting time, and the first year of homeownership is often as important as the first year of marriage. After the “honeymoon쳌 period of “I will never have to pay rent again쳌 has worn off, you will realize that owning a home comes with

What does the kitchen in your Florida new home say about you?

Posted On: August 7, 2013 | Categories: General Info | Events | Design and Decorating
Throughout the month of August, Highland Homes is asking, “What does your kitchen say about you?쳌\n\nIf your kitchen isn’t fulfilling your needs, then head over to the Highland Homes website to learn how you can get a kitchen that says “I’m smart and stylish.쳌 Through August 31, 2013, buyers will

Back-to-School Shopping TAX FREE This Weekend near Your Florida New Home

Posted On: August 2, 2013 | Categories: General Info | Events
The start of a new school year signals an important holiday for parents - Florida’s Sales Tax Holiday! Happening THIS weekend, August 2nd through 4th, the tax free holiday is a great opportunity to purchase must-have back-to-school items (and maybe a few goodies for yourself, too). From new clothes