LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, marked its best month this year in May, with 110 new home sales, bringing its year-to-date total to 524 sales.
The record-setting sales signify a more than 50 percent increase from the builder’s numbers last year in May.
“National indicators show this is one of the most competitive, fastest-moving spring housing markets in decades,” said Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities. “According to Realtor.com, the median days on market for homes in May was the lowest since the end of the recession, inventory levels are historically low and homes are selling 8 percent faster than this time last year. That creates a great environment for us, with our continued focus on building homes available for immediate occupancy, great community locations and diverse choices in home size and price.”
Neal Communities’ Silverleaf neighborhood in Parrish, Fla. led with 15 sales. The community offers 18 home plan options and a variety of amenities, including a recreation center, pool, spa, playground, picnic area, basketball court, two dog parks, walking trails and a nature boardwalk.
Grand Palm, the builder’s master-planned community in Venice, Fla., continued its high sales for the builder with 12 new homes purchased. Recently, the community unveiled two new models – popular Mediterranean-style villas from the builder’s Coral Series. Neal Communities also added four new single-family home floor plans from the Celebration Series to its lineup at Grand Palm.
The Ridge at Crossing Creek in Bradenton notched 10 sales. The nature-focused community offers six different single-family floor plans, ranging from 1,616 to 2,332 square feet. A nature preserve and a 21.25-acre freshwater lake surround the neighborhood.
Other notable neighborhoods included Milano in Venice with 10 sales and Boca Royale Golf & Country Club in Englewood followed with nine sales.
The homebuilder broke ground on a new resort-style amenity center for the Boca Royale Golf & Country Club community. The elegant new facility, dubbed the Resort, will include a clubhouse with restroom facilities, clubroom and café, which will feature a full-service kitchen with a freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, pantry, oven and sink for its residents to use. A luxurious spa and 3,302-square-foot pool area will offer a lounge area with chairs and tables and a shaded tiki hut.
Neal Communities south region, which encompasses Lee and Collier Counties, saw seven sales at Watermark in Fort Myers and has three communities nearing sellout status. Only nine home sites remain at Estero Place, a private, gated community in Estero while the popular Canopy community in Naples has just eight opportunities remaining. Reflection Lakes, a custom-designed Naples neighborhood, follows with only seven home sites available.
Windwood, a gated community with just 90 homes in North Venice, is almost sold out with two model homes remaining. Introduced to the community in February 2015, the family-oriented Windwood consists of 46.3 aces with 53 percent of the community dedicated to open space, including a 10-ace and 2-acre wetland and three lakes. The private community offers affordable living with low community fees.
Recently, Neal Communities also moved up two spots to the No. 43 position on Builder Magazine’s 2017 Builder 100: The Top 100 list.
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 70 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder 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 12,000 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 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.