Blog Articles for September 2015

Highland Homes Launches Redesigned Website

Posted On: September 30, 2015 | Categories: News
The Highland Homes website recently got a makeover! You may have noticed a few design changes, and several tools were implemented to make it even easier to find the Florida new home of your dreams.Improved DesignOur website has featured a responsive design for a few years, and the new design has an

Buying Still More Affordable than Renting in Florida

Posted On: September 29, 2015 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
When it comes to deciding whether it’s better to rent or buy a home in Florida, there are multiple considerations to make. However, on the financial side, recent research shows that buying a home is still more affordable than renting - even for the Millennial generation.According to the Bloomberg

Orlando New Home Sales Booming

Posted On: September 25, 2015 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info
Shenandoah II by Highland HomesOrlando is leading the pack in home sales for the state of Florida. This highly sought-after metro area that encompasses Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties is known for its excellent job market, exciting theme parks and affordable homes, making it a top pick

Highland Homes Named 6th Largest Home Builder in Tampa Bay

Posted On: September 24, 2015 | Categories: News
Joel and Bob Adams, Owners and Visionaries of Highland Homes, ©R&M PhotographyHighland Homes, a privately-owned homebuilder based in Lakeland, Fla., was recently honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal on two of the publication’s lists: No. 6 largest homebuilder in Tampa Bay on its

Home Buying 101 - Crash Course in Mortgage Terminology

Posted On: September 21, 2015 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Do the terms equity, escrow and APR sound like a foreign dialect? We don’t want you to be confused about any of the mortgage terms you hear when buying your new home in Florida, so with a little help from Shelter Mortgage and Home Solution Lenders, Inc., we’ve put together a handy mortgage glossary

Living the Good Life Near The Villages in Lady Lake

Posted On: September 15, 2015 | Categories: Communities | General Info
If you appreciate the variety of shopping, dining and recreation available in The Villages, Florida, but prefer to live in an all-ages community, look no further than charming Lady Lake. Just a stones-throw from The Villages, the Town of Lady Lake is a friendly, hometown community with mature oak

Keeping your Household Organized for “Back to School"

Posted On: September 10, 2015 | Categories: Design and Decorating

Here in Florida, the school year has officially started. Keeping everything organized is important not only for your children’s routine and productivity, but your own sanity! Designated backpack and homework areas are one way to create an environment for after-school organization and academic success ...



The American Dream Home: Millennial Edition

Posted On: September 8, 2015 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Things are finally looking up for Millennials. It wasn’t long ago that the financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent housing crash and recession, brought a string of unfortunately-timed occurrences for a generation looking to establish themselves in the workforce. Because of this, economists have