LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (March 10, 2016) – Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, saw a steady increase in sales in February, marking 103 new home sales and a more than 10 percent increase over the builder’s 85 new home sales in January.
Homes sales took place in communities spanning from Hillsborough to Collier Counties.
“We definitely experienced a slower January in terms of homes sales and a noticeable uptick in February, but traffic remained steady throughout the first two months of the year,” said Michael Storey, president of the Lakewood Ranch-based new homebuilder. “While it seems the traditional season may have started later this year, we are now seeing traffic and sales back to a more normal rate, and we expect a strong selling season in March and April.”
In February, Grand Palm and Villages of Milano, both in Venice, led with 17 sales. Six homes were sold at the popular Boca Royale Golf & Country Club in Englewood and at Eagle Trace in Manatee County. Other notable communities included Silverleaf and Central Park, each with five sales.
Neal Communities’ Fairfield, a vacation-style living community located in the heart of Bradenton, has completely sold out. The homebuilder’s Central Park has only nine homes left before sell out and Forest Creek is expected to sell out before summer 2016.
Also in February, Neal Communities brought home 25 awards in the
2016 Manatee Sarasota Building Industry Association’s Parade of Homes. The homebuilders’ pool company, Waterscapes Pools and Spas, also won three awards.
This month, the builder is taking part in the Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes, from March 5 through March 13, with five models entered.
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. Additionally the prolific firm was recognized nationally as Professional Builder Magazine’s Builder of the Year.
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.