Willow II by Highland Homes
Willow II by Highland Homes
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Willow II by Highland Homes
Willow II by Highland Homes
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Willow II by Highland Homes
Willow II by Highland Homes
Luxurious master bath by Highland Homes
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Shelby by Highland Homes
Shelby by Highland Homes
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Category: Home Buying 101

  1. Home Buying 101: Relocating to Florida

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    Relocating to a new city or state can be quite the undertaking, but it’s also a time of great excitement and anticipation. Many factors may have led to your decision to move to Florida, from a job transfer or desire for lifestyle change to wanting to be closer to your family. Florida is an amazing Read more…

  2. Home Buying 101: Today’s Mortgage Rates and What They Mean for You

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    Affording the Florida new home of your dreams is about more than just the price. Mortgage interest rates play a significant role in determining your mortgage payment, which directly affects not only your qualification but your pocketbook every month! You may have heard interest rates are on the rise. While it is true rates are Read more…

  3. Home Buying 101: Florida Down Payment Assistance Programs

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    Becoming a homeowner is the quintessential American dream. Yet, many Florida first-time home buyers we speak with tell us they are holding off on achieving their dream because of concerns about making a down payment. First and foremost, the “need” to put a large sum of money down is a common misconception. There are mortgage Read more…

  4. Home Buying 101: Home Affordability Better Now than 1985-2000

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    Rising home prices have some worried about home affordability, but the price is only part of the puzzle. Mortgage interest rates play a significant role in determining the total amount of your monthly payment and how much house you can afford. If you’re unfamiliar with how interest rates may affect your mortgage payment, know that Read more…

  5. Home Buying 101: Buying and Selling Your Homes at the Same Time

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    If you already own a home and are getting ready to purchase a new home in Florida, chances are you are trying to juggle buying a new home and selling your current one at the same time. In fact, according to Zillow Group’s 2017 Consumer Housing Trends Report, 71% of people selling their home are Read more…

  6. Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips

    Owning your dream home in Florida is an exciting achievement. If this is your first spring in your new home, congratulations! We hope you are enjoying your home, settling into your new space, and appreciating the longer days by spending evenings in your yard or outdoor living areas. Spring is the traditional season to throw Read more…

  7. Home Buying 101: Understanding Closing Costs

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    When you think of “closing costs,” you might see the light at the end of the homebuying tunnel. You’re just one step away from getting the keys and becoming a homeowner! But just what are closing costs, and how are they figured? Many prospective homebuyers are taken aback by the factors that go into closing Read more…

  8. Home Buying 101: Preparing to Buy a Home in Florida

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    By Cindy Tolster Making the decision to buy a home in Florida is exciting and means starting a new chapter in life. And, preparing to take on a mortgage requires thought, preparation and a good team of professionals around you to help the process along. As a loan officer, I work with prospective home buyers Read more…

  9. Home Buying 101: Getting Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

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    Let’s assume you’re on the house hunt. Maybe you already have a real estate agent on your side, and perhaps you even know which part of town you want to live in. Likely, you have a budget in mind. But how do you know what you can really afford and get approved to purchase? There’s Read more…

  10. Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

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    There are many benefits to owning a new home in Florida ranging from the pride of ownership, to safety and comfort, and increased net worth. During this time of year, another benefit on many people’s minds relates to taxes. There are an array of home ownership tax deductions available that add up to big tax Read more…