Blog Articles for August 2015

10 Tips and Tricks to Plan for a Smooth Move into Your New Home

Posted On: August 31, 2015 | Categories: News | General Info
Moving into your new home is an exciting time. And, oftentimes, along with the excitement is a tinge of stress about the move itself. The good news is, with a little planning and preparation, your move can be virtually stress-free! We’re going to share with you some clever ideas and a few tricks

Discover Affordable New Florida Homes in an Unbeatable Winter Haven Location

Posted On: August 27, 2015 | Categories: Communities | General Info
Visit our model home at Crescent View, located at 6667 Crescent Loop, Winter Haven.Oftentimes, we meet people who dream of owning a new home but are under the impression they can’t afford it. The great news is, owning a home in Winter Haven is more affordable than you may think! In fact, Polk

Highland Homes Builds Winter Haven New Homes in Growing Economic Area

Posted On: August 25, 2015 | Categories: Communities
Winter Haven is a city on the grow! Once known for growing citrus, what’s growing now in this Central Florida city is the local economy. Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of the popular LEGOLAND Florida Resort and second largest attractions operator worldwide, recently announced that it is

Protect Your Loved Ones and Your New Home During Florida’s Hurricane Season

Posted On: August 20, 2015 | Categories: News | Why Buy New
Along with summer comes the possibility of hurricanes or tropical storms here in Florida. The hurricane season officially runs June 1st and through November 30th, peaking late August through September. If the experts are right, the good news is that we are on track for a below-average hurricane

How to Decorate Your Lanai for Outdoor Entertaining

Posted On: August 18, 2015 | Categories: Design and Decorating
Most Floridians will agree that one of the best things about living in the Sunshine State is enjoying the outdoors year round. A lanai, which is another word for a covered patio, is the perfect place for relaxing, dining or entertaining at your Florida home while enjoying some fresh air and balmy

Rising Interest Rates on the Horizon — What Does it Mean for You?

Posted On: August 13, 2015 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Since the depths of the Great Recession more than six years ago, mortgage interest rates have been at a historical low. While the economy was depressed, the Federal Reserve kept rates low to stimulate consumer spending. Now, the economy has largely returned to normal and a Federal Reserve decision

Highland Homes Honored at Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards

Posted On: August 12, 2015 | Categories: News
Tampa homebuilder receives recognition as one of Tampa Bay’s fastest growing companiesHighland Homes was recently recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing privately owned companies in Tampa Bay at the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards luncheon on July 23. The Tampa home builder received

Top 10 Trends in Florida New Home Design

Posted On: August 11, 2015 | Categories: Design and Decorating
Today’s new home design trends are all about simplifying everyday life. This includes a combination of technology as well as interior and exterior features that keep you organized and allow for relaxing and reconnecting with family and friends. From smaller home plans with open layouts for