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Neal Communities Launches New Mortgage Company

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 8, 2015) — Today, Neal Communities, the area's largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, extends their brand by launching Neal Communities Funding, an in-house mortgage company that will provide financial services with a personal touch.

Neal Communities and Neal Signature Homes, its luxury, semi-custom company, is partnering with Mortgage Funding Direct Ventures, a mortgage management services company with an established reputation of providing strong partnership and mortgage expertise specifically designed for the new construction and purchase transaction landscape.

“The real belief and purpose behind Neal Communities Funding is that it will improve the overall customer experience and streamline the mortgage services process for our customers,” says Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities, who was instrumental in securing the partnership between the two companies. “We aim to enrich our homeowner relationships through quality mortgage services, helping families achieve their dream of homeownership for many years to come. I’ve worked with Mortgage Funding Direct Ventures in the past, and I know they share a passion for personalized customer care just like Neal Communities.”

Neal Communities Funding will assist homeowners from prequalification and formal approval to home closing. Programs that will be offered include conventional, government, jumbo loans as well as programs of particular importance, such as extended interest rate lock options during construction. The highly experienced staff will guide customers through the finance qualification process and documentation requirements of today’s mortgage environment. The integrated mortgage and building processes create alignment and a smooth experience for purchasers.

“We feel this type of personal-touch communication combined with the reputations of both companies and our mortgage expertise establishes Neal Communities Funding as a unique enterprise,” says Tawn Kelley, chairman of Neal Communities Funding. “Our shared vision was founded with customer service at its core. This finance entity is designed to create a one-stop shop that aligns mortgage services and homebuilding in one place for customers of Neal Communities and Neal Signature Homes. Dreams are built through the journey as we lead our clients to their new front door.”

Located at 5808 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Steve Abraham, president of the Neal Communities Funding, will handle the daily field management of the in-house mortgage company.

Photo: Randy Turkovics, president of Neal Signature Homes; Steven Abraham, president of Neal Communities Funding; Pat Neal, founder of Neal Communities; Michael Greenberg, southwest Florida regional president of Neal Communities; and Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities.

About Neal Communities Funding, LLC
Neal Communities Funding, LLC (NMLS#1378794) is an in-house company that provides financial services with a personal touch. The independent mortgage banker is an affiliated business between Neal Communities of southwest Florida and Mortgage Funding Direct Ventures, LLC. The origination office is located at 5808 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Suite A, in Sarasota, Fla.

About Neal Communities
Neal Communities 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, Fiducia Insurance, Allegiant Title Professionals and Neal Communities Funding 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.

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