Southwest Florida — Neal Communities blew through last year’s record 403 home sales when the Lakewood Ranch-based builder sold 62 homes in September, climbing to 442 so far in 2012. The September total is up from 39 sales a year ago, a 59% rise for the region’s leading homebuilder.
Grand Palm, Neal Communities’ latest heralded development in Venice, contributed sales right out of the gate. A planned community seven years in the making, with an impressive array of recreational amenities, Grand Palm opened September 8 to much fanfare at a well-attended grand opening ceremony. Tours of the six open model homes followed the festivities.
The greatest contributor to Neal’s home sales this year continues to be Central Park in Lakewood Ranch. In September, Neal sold 17 more homes there bringing the builder’s total sales in Central Park to 314 in just over two years. That means Neal has built and sold just fewer than 83 percent of the 380 homes sold thus far in Central Park. At build-out, there will be 826 homes in the community.
Other Neal developments saw sales gains including Forest Creek in Parrish, where three new models opened last month attracting 8 new homebuyers. Belleisle in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch will become home to six new owners, and the Sarasota community of Woodbrook recorded five sales. River’s Reach in Parrish welcomed three new buyers while Edenmore, in the Lakewood Ranch Country Club, and Arlington Cove, in Englewood, had two new home sales each. One sale each was registered in Miramar, Harborage, Greystone, and Sawgrass.
Neal Communities was recently named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #67 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 8,600 homes in Southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally-owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, First Continental Mortgage, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 32 Parade of Homes 2012 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.nealcommunities.com.