As the economy begins to recover and more unemployed Americans are getting back to work, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the housing market. In fact, with low interest rates and affordable new homes available, many buyers are returning to the market; but their post-housing market crash home choices are slightly different than before. According to the Yahoo! Real Estate article, “Inside the New American Home,” buyers are no longer looking for all the bells and whistles when it comes to their new home selections, but rather affordability. Here at Highland Homes, our Lakeland new homes reflect the current demands of the housing market.

Utility and Value: New home shoppers are searching for a value, not extra frills. Instead of looking at a home as an investment to be sold in a year, buyers want real estate that they will live in for an extended period of time. At Highland Homes, we offer affordable homes priced from the low-$100,000s with only $99 out-of-pocket. With more than 30 floor plans to choose from, you’re sure to find the life-long home of your dreams. Plus, with a Highland Home, you can still afford the extras such as covered lanais, garden tubs and large, walk-in closets.

Energy Efficient Materials: Buyers, especially in light of the recent recession, are continually looking for ways to save money on heating and cooling bills. While most are not quite ready to add solar panel to their roofs, homebuyers are still interested in energy efficient materials. We recognize the importance of energy efficiency in new home building. That’s why we offer green options such as Foam Injected Wall Block, Radiant Barrier, Double Pane Windows and Level 1 Mohawk® recycled carpet to name a few in the Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando new homes that we build.

We continue to strive to meet the demands of new homebuyers. For more information, visit the Highland Homes website.