Blog Articles for September 2014

Five Reasons Why Owning a Home Beats Renting

Posted On: September 30, 2014 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101 | Design and Decorating
When you purchase a home, you can design the home that perfectly meets your needs, style and budget.Homeownership is the American Dream for most, but making the decision to purchase your first home can sometimes leave you overwhelmed with uncertainty. Like most decisions, there are pros and cons to

Highland Homes is Growing: Announces New Communities

Posted On: September 29, 2014 | Categories: Communities
2014 has been an exciting year for Highland Homes as we have expanded into new areas of the state, opened several exciting new communities, and sold out several others. We are pleased to announce that we are growing once again, and soon will open our doors at new communities and start offering our

10 Most Important Features for Home Buyers in 2014

Posted On: September 25, 2014 | Categories: Design and Decorating
Highland Homes' new Parker home design incorporates many features that are important to modern homebuyers, including built-in storage, an open layout, modern kitchen and outdoor living spaces.When it comes to house hunting, the modern homebuyer seeks more than homebuyers did in previous

Highland Homes Plans and Pricing Appeal to Tampa Bay Millennials

Posted On: September 24, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News
The Tampa Bay housing market has rebounded and home prices have started to climb, and while that is positive for the overall economy, it can limit the options for first-time and entry-level home buyers.For many Millennials (young professionals in their 20’s and early 30’s) now entering the housing

Highland Homes Ranked Among Top Home Builders in Tampa Bay and Orlando

Posted On: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News
Recently, the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Orlando Business Journal released top home builder lists, and Highland Homes is pleased to once again be recognized as one of the top home builders in these regions.Based on number of closings in 2013, Highland Homes ranked No. 7 on the Tampa Bay

Winter Haven Sweeps the Competition at Livable Polk Awards

Posted On: September 19, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News
On Aug. 27, 2014, Polk Vision and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization recognized the city and private entities that make Polk County an amazing place to live with the Livable Polk Awards. With 17 incorporated cities in Polk County, Winter Haven came out on top — sweeping many of the award

Say Goodbye to Summer with a New Home and Savings from Highland Homes

Posted On: September 9, 2014 | Categories: News
Summer is almost over, but there is still time to make this summer one to remember! Through Sept. 30, 2014, achieve your dream of home ownership and save $10,000 when you build your new home or purchase an available Ready-to-Own inventory home from Highland Homes.What can the $10,000 be used

Drywall is Now Installed in My Highland Home

Posted On: September 5, 2014 | Categories: The Experience of Building My Highland Home
Happy September! It is a very happy time for me because my new home is now in the drywall stage of home construction, which means we are about 75 percent complete!The drywall has been installed, sanded, and the knockdown wall and ceiling texture applied. Once the drywall and textured finish had time

High Buyer Demand Increases New Home Construction in Polk County

Posted On: September 2, 2014 | Categories: Communities | News
2014 has been a great year for Polk County real estate as buyer demand has created an increase in new home construction.In July, 218 permits for single-family homes were recorded in Polk County, up 21.2 percent year-over-year and the highest total for the month of July since 2008. In addition, new