Neal Communities' Sales in July Maintain Strong Momentum

July proved to be another strong month for Lakewood Ranch-based Neal Communities.

Bradenton, FL, August 05, 2011 --( Summer home sales continue to move at a record pace for Neal Communities, with July posting 35 signed contracts, on par with July 2010, when Neal opened the much-anticipated Central Park at Lakewood Ranch.

Celebrating its first anniversary in July, Central Park had another strong month of sales, capturing 12 of the 35 contracts, including 10 contracts over the birthday celebration weekend. Additional strong sales were also reported at Forest Creek with a total of 7 contracts, followed by Belleisle and Sawgrass with 4 each. River Sound, Wisteria Park, and Country Club East had 2 each, with the final 3 going to Miramar, Mandalay, and Silverwood, each with 1 contract for July.

To-date, Neal continues to remain on pace to almost double the sales over 2010, with an average price of $270,578. Cash deals continue the yearlong trend, with 41% coming by homeowner financing with an uptick the last few months.

“Neal Communities continues to prove that if the product, price, and location are right, the sales are there,” said Director of Sales, David Hunihan. “Central Park continues to garner a lot of interest, demonstrating that quality, the Lakewood Ranch lifestyle, and nearby amenities and services offer a great value-added package to buyers, from empty nesters to young couples and families,” Hunihan added.

Neal Communities is ranked #1 locally by MetroStudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #94 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. 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, John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and First Continental Mortgage all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting success. With over 8,000 homes built in Southwest Florida, Neal Communities’ honors and accolades includes 37 Parade of Homes 2011 Awards, 48 Aurora Awards, five Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, visit

Neal Communities of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Kelsey Wilson