Neal Communities Sells Six Condos in the First 10 Days After Re-Launching Sales Efforts

Neal Communities announces condos for sale in The Harborage.

Lakewood Ranch, FL, September 21, 2011 --( Neal Communities recently re-opened its community at The Harborage to resounding success. Michelle Hunt, new homes sales representative at The Harborage, sold six condominium homes in just 10 days.

The company first began building in The Harborage neighborhood on the Braden River in 2003. The gated community of single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums—featuring amenities such as a clubhouse, boat docks, and river access— was popular from the start. However, when condo sales stalled with the market downturn in 2008, Neal Communities restructured its approach. The buildings were completed but not actively sold.

“Condo supply is dwindling in this market, and now there’s pent-up demand,” explains Joy DuPree, area sales manager for Neal Communities. “People have been waiting for us to start selling again.”

The condominiums are well-appointed with excellent finishes, appliances, and options. Each unit has an exceptional view of the Braden River, a conservation area, or a lake. “Buyers know what they will be getting. They don’t have to wonder what it will be like,” adds DuPree. “The amenities are already here, buyers just need to individualize their new home.”

The community is in an attractive location right off State Road 70 near the interstate, schools, and shopping. There are no other new condominiums in the area like those in The Harborage. In addition to the private boat docks, residents can enjoy nature trails throughout conservation areas, a canoe launch, a gated playground, a swimming pool, a work-out room, and a clubhouse.

“The Harborage has always been a wonderful place to be and now it’s an even better value. There’s a great pride in living here,” says Kathy Lewis, a Realtor® with Michael Saunders, who has been selling homes in The Harborage since its beginning. “It’s a winner!”

Mike Acklin, of Prudential Florida Realty, says that he’s been particularly impressed with the community overall. “My clients like the amenities and the boating access. They can easily enjoy the boating lifestyle.”

Neal Communities has two furnished models that give visitors a snapshot of what their home could look like. There are both first and second floor units available, at 1,469 or 1,638 square feet. The condominium homes are priced from the mid $100s.

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 local success. With over 8,000 homes built in Southwest Florida, Neal Communities’ honors and accolades include 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

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Kelsey Wilson