LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, sold 62 homes in January 2016, including six sales from the semi-custom, luxury Neal Signature Homes and 17 sales from Neal’s Southern division.
January’s notable neighborhoods included the newly opened Villages of Milano in Venice with 11 sales, Grand Palm in Venice with 10 sales, Silverleaf in Parrish with seven sales, Eagle Trace in Bradenton with six sales and five from Boca Royale Golf & Country Club in Englewood.
“While we saw a slight decrease in traffic during the first month of 2016, we experienced quality traffic in which people were ready to buy,” said Nicole Brooks, director of sales for the Lakewood Ranch-based new homebuilder. “We attribute these numbers to a continued favorable environment for homebuyers, including low interest rates and other positive mortgage conditions and the excellent value and variety presented by our many communities spanning from Hillsborough to Collier County,” she said.
Neal Communities’ Fairfield, a vacation-style living community located in the heart of Bradenton, has completely sold out. The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder’s Central Park and Forest Creek communities are expected to sell out before summer 2016.
Neal Communities will have 22 models in the upcoming Manatee Sarasota Building Industry Association’s Parade of Homes beginning February 20. The homebuilders’ pool company, Waterscapes Pools and Spas, will have eight pools featured.
In 2015, Neal Communities hit a major milestone by closing 989 homes for families in Florida – the most since its 1970 inception and pulled permits for over 1,200 homes in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Neal Communities also opened 13 new communities in 2015 and expects to unveil another eight in 2016, continuing its five-year expansion plan. The first – Villa Amalfi in Sarasota – will open in early 2016. The community will feature maintenance-included villas with classic architectural elements like a Mediterranean tile roof and a variety of available exterior colors.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 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. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.