Lakewood Ranch, Florida (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
Just shy of the end of 2013, Neal Communities has reached 800 home sales so far this year, a more than 32% increase from the 602 sales in all of 2012.
“We have had a strong year so far – 44% of our sales can be attributed to our ability to build and sell inventory homes, which are ready to move into immediately,” said Neal Communities’ Director of Sales, David Hunihan. “There is a scarcity for completed new homes in the market because most builders can’t afford to build them. This makes us optimistic for 2014 because we’re still 35% below where we should be for new home starts to keep up with household formation and demand,” said Hunihan.
Sales took place across sixteen communities from Manatee County to Lee County. Central Park at Lakewood Ranch and Grand Palm in Venice continued to be notable neighborhoods for Neal this year, with 156 sales so far this year at Central Park, and 138 sales so far this year at Grand Palm.
The Lakewood Ranch-based builder opened ten new communities in 2013, plus a new Southwest Florida Division in Lee and Collier Counties, helping to fuel record-breaking sales results all year.
“We expect to end this year with more sales than ever before in company history,” said Hunihan.
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 #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among homebuilders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 9,000 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. John Neal Homes, Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting local success. The company's honors and accolades include 29 Parade of Homes 2013 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit http://www.nealcommunities.com.