Veteran’s Benefits to Owning a New Home in Florida

Posted: July 24, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info
By Highland Homes

Updated April 25, 2023


“The [Highland Homes] staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and guided me through every step of the process...I recommend Highland Homes to every military service member who wants a flawless buying experience and good treatment." - Jose M., U.S. Military Veteran and Highland Homes homeowner

Are you a veteran or military personnel looking to own a beautiful new home in Florida? At Highland Homes, we understand that owning a home can provide an unbeatable sense of security, comfort, and financial stability. Achieving the American Dream of homeownership still rings true for veterans across the country, including right here in the beautiful state of Florida. Veterans in Florida not only have the opportunity to own and afford a brand new home but also be able to take advantage of highly-deserved veteran's benefits.

Florida Tax Exemptions for Veterans

Did you know that Florida has numerous ways to ensure that veterans have a place to call home? Florida does a tremendous job so veterans can truly afford the homes they purchase.

  • Eligible resident veterans with a VA certified service-connected disability of 10% or greater are entitled to a $5,000 property tax exemption with proper documentation.
  • Veterans who call their Florida property home, have been honorably discharged, and have a service-connected permanent and total disability are exempt from property taxes.
  • In addition, our beautiful state does not collect a personal income tax, so veterans have more flexibility and more money in their pockets when building the home of their dreams.

Central Florida Loves Veterans

Florida is ranked as the No. 2 most Veteran friendly state in the U.S. While each region of Florida possesses a distinctive set of characteristics, there are two Florida cities that are among the 10 most veteran friendly cities in the entire United States: Tampa and Orlando.

The ranking are based on factors including employment and job opportunities (with extra points for low veteran unemployment), the economy and housing affordability, quality of life, and health including the availability of Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and quality of VA Health facilities.Tampa and Orlando are ranked 5 and 6 overall, with particularly high rankings in the health and quality of life categories. Our new neighborhoods throughout Central Florida are built within supportive environments, surrounded by recreation and entertainment for your peace of mind, and close to top-rated VA Hospitals and Medical Centers.

Live Near Top-Rated Veteran Medical Centers

At Highland Homes, we place priority in building in areas with accessibility to top-rated hospitals and centers created for veteran care. Some of the VA healthcare facilities near our new homes in Tampa and Orlando include:

  • James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, VA Bay Pines Healthcare System in Bay Pines, and the Zephyrhills VA Clinic in Zephyrhills, serving Tampa new home owners
  • The Orlando VA Medical Center, VAMC Lake Nona, and Kissimmee VA Clinic, convenient to our new homes in the Orlando area

You will also find our beautiful new homes near MacDill AFB in the Tampa area, as well as along the I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando.

Beautiful (and Affordable) New Homes for Veterans

We offer financing options for our troops, such as the VA Home Loan available through our Lender Partners. This gives the opportunity to finance a brand-new home with little to no money down, no Private Mortgage Insurance, and monthly payment savings with competitive interest rates. We are excited to partner with a network of quality lender partners who can help you to determine your purchase power and assist you with obtaining your VA Certificate of Eligibility if necessary. Together, we are dedicated to helping Veterans purchase new homes in Tampa Bay, Greater Orlando, and throughout Central Florida.

We thank you for serving our country and it would be our honor to build a new home for you and your loved ones. For more information and to find your American dream home in Florida, browse our communities and homes, and call our email us to connect with a New Home Specialist.

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