SARASOTA, Fla. (October 20, 2015) — Neal Communities Funding, an in-house mortgage company that provides financial services with a personal touch, recently celebrated its first closing since the company launched in early September 2015 and is expected to close 10 more this month.

The company assisted Argenis López, a senior IT solution architect for FCCI Insurance Group, and his family as they closed on a Neal Communities’ Daybreak Classic home in Lakewood Ranch’s Central Park community. Neal Communities Funding assists customers from prequalification and formal approval to home closing.

The Venezuelan couple searched for homes for almost a year before deciding on the home, which offers a family-friend neighborhood, central location and good schools. Originally, López and his wife were with another lender before Neal Communities Funding took over, helping the couple through the closing process.

“Neal Communities Funding took the time to look at our case and explain the options available to us,” says López, father of 7-year-old and 6-month-old daughters. “The team was very professional, and Neal Communities Funding had very competitive financial options, including the interest rates and closing costs. Our closing was quick and smooth, and my daughters can’t wait to move into their new home.”

Neal Communities Funding offers programs that 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.

“Our goal at Neal Communities Funding is to provide the best customer service possible, with a streamlined mortgage services process and personal-touch communication,” says Steve Abraham, president of Neal Communities Funding. “We are so pleased we could assist the López family with their home buying dreams.”

Photo (left to right, back row): 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;
(left to right, front row): Nancy Reynolds, chief financial officer of Neal Communities; Tawn Kelley, chairman of Neal Communities Funding; Nicole Brooks, director of sales for Neal Communities; and Diane Kerper, director of sales and marketing – south region for 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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