1. Show Off Your Star Qualities with ‘Be A Neal Star’

    Neal Communities has been busy at work filming local residents at Grand Palm, Central Park and Villa Palmeras for their chance to “Be a Neal Star!”

    Participating Neal Communities residents are being filmed by a professional crew explaining why they adore their Neal Communities home and why they love living at Neal Communities!

    Neal’s contest offers those competing and submitting a video, a chance to win big with $6,000 in prizes!

    Think you’re an ideal homeowner? Are you ready to shine with STAR-quality attributes? Submit a 1-3 minute short video by April 25th.  Voting opens to both Neal residents and non-residents on Monday, May 5th and closes at NOON on Friday, May 23rd.

    To Enter to Win, Simply follow these 3 steps:

    1.Register here

    2. Submit a 1-3 minute YouTube Video submission, plus two photos on www.beanealstar.com

    3. Encourage your family and friends to sign-in to www.beanealstar.com and VOTE for you between May 5th – May 23rd.

    Following the close of voting, a panel of judges will be selecting FOUR contest entry winners based on number of votes received and shining star-quality attributes displayed.

    Want to see the entries so far? Click here: http://beanealstar.com/all-entries/


  2. Home Sweet Home with ‘Sweetwater’

    Looking for a sweet and charming home nestled on the beautiful Manatee River? Our Sweetwater model located in River’s Reach community may be just what you are looking for! 

    Sweetwater is a quaint home with a stunning exterior, cloud white trim and intimate front porch. The design and details of this model will surely make you want to utter the words, “home sweet home”.

    When you walk through the doorway  you will be greeted by 2,204 square feet of living space enriched by soft beiges, whites and mixed accents of chocolate brown.  The hardwood flooring and neutral tile lend a relaxed and warm feel to this quality space.

    The kitchen offers a freestanding island featuring cream and black toned granite countertops and an extended stone backsplash.

    Complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 door garage, the ‘Sweetwater’ model is one of our move-in ready homes available NOW at River’s Reach. From the children’s play area to the private fitness center, this is a community the entire family could enjoy!

    Want to see more? Take a tour here!

     

     


  3. DIY – For the Hostess with the Mostess: Make Your Own Chalkboard Serving Platter

    Planning on playing host or hostess in your new Neal kitchen? We’ve got the perfect creative project for you! With chalkboard art being all the rage, we thought we’d incorporate it into our home. With your own chalkboard serving platter you can creatively label all the items you have on your platter and we guarantee it will have your guests swooning! Cheese, crackers, cookies or more, this is a fun project that will add that special touch! Follow the simple instructions here!


  4. DIY- Build Your Own Mason Jar Herb Garden

    With BBQ season in full swing and Easter cooking around the corner, we thought it might be fun to start growing your own personal herb garden! There’s nothing quite like having fresh ingredients to add to a tasty salad or main dish! Not only will it add a pop of color to your garden, it also tastes great, too! This DIY project is quick and easy and is one that the whole family to get involved with. For a list of materials and simple instructions click here! Visit our Pinterest page for more fun DIY ideas!

    (Photo: http://camillestyles.com/uncategorized/transformed-mason-jar-herb-garden/)

     


  5. Outdoor Living

    Bringing the indoors out and the outdoors in is a privilege few get to experience.  Thankfully, the tropical Southwest Florida lifestyle provides us with such luxuries! At Neal Communities, we believe in personalizing your home and making it fit your lifestyle, so why not pull out all the stops? From breathtaking pools, to optimal grilling & relaxation space, we can bring all the comforts of the indoors outside. Need to see it to believe it?  Look no further; we have the gallery just for you!


  6. Why Homeowners Prefer New Pools

    While the idea of purchasing an older home complete with a pool is a tempting buy (especially in the hot Florida heat), often times, purchasing an older home (and an older pool) comes with unanticipated maintenance.  Leaks, cracks, relining, and resurfacing, are just some of the expensive risks of an older pool product.  When you invest in a new pool, you can be sure that your water sanctuary is designed for your perfect Florida lifestyle.  From shape, to style, as a division of Neal Communities, Waterscapes Pools & Spas will ensure that every stage of the pool building process— from design and planning to tile and surface finish selection— is done to the highest of standards.  Explore the world of Waterscapes Pools & Spas.


  7. Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

    A beautiful and vibrant color that exudes warmth and interest, Radiant Orchid is a trendy shade to be added to the home design palette.  With just a few touches we brought Radiant Orchid to Country Club East- Haddington, Palmavera Model in Lakewood Ranch!

    Keeping up with “trend” is a great way to keep your home spaces looking fresh and contemporary and you can easily do this without breaking the bank. Decorative plates, pillows, candles, and floral arrangements are simple and cost effective ways to incorporate trendy colors into your home without making too much of a commitment (for when the next trend comes along!).

    A few touches are all it takes to give your home a fresh new style so do not be afraid to embrace it! Take a look here to see all the ways Neal Communities has subtly incorporated trend and color into its designs, achieving home looks that are contemporary and classy. 


  8. Experience Starlight

    Join us for a tour of Starlight, part of Neal Communities’ newest community, Canopy, which opened this past December. With a seven-acre lake, 18 acres of wetland preserve, and a serenity park, this community is perfect for ultimate relaxation, Florida style! Shades of white, green, robin’s egg blue and camel are featured throughout the home, bringing airy warmth and subtlety throughout each living space.  Experience the wonder of Starlight for yourself!

    http://nealcommunities.com/welcome-to-canopy.html 

    Starlight is a 2,233 sf single-family home and part of the Celebration Series featured at Canopy.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. Charming and full of character, the Starlight at Canopy is close to many beaches including the Naples View, Lowedermilk Park, Vanderbilt Beach, and Tiger Tail Beach on Marco island delivering the Floridian lifestyle right to your doorstep!


  9. Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

    Living green and turning your Neal Community house into an eco-friendly home can be fun for the family and is a great way to give back to the planet! Have you ever thought about what your family household’s carbon footprint is?  Calculate it here!

    We’ve got 3 eco-friendly alternatives to help your household reduce its carbon footprint:

    1. Instead of paper napkins, try cloth napkins that come in a range of fabrics, patterns and colors! Not only will it help the planet, it is a quick and easy way to give your table décor an instant face-lift!

    2.Change up your light bulbs for energy saving bulbs.  You will be cutting down on energy and on your household expenses!

    3. Instead of using dryer sheets and fabric softeners, why don’t you try adding eco-friendly dryer balls to the laundry load!  No chemicals will seep into your clothing and your clothes will dry faster!

     

    Going green doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. With just a few minor alternatives you can reduce your family’s carbon footprint and get a glowing green thumb of appreciation from us!

    When you purchase a home from Neal Communities, you’re getting our environmental commitment that we are a builder who leads by example.  Our unwavering commitment to responsible land development, natural habitat preservation, innovative home building and unsurpassed customer service is our benchmark for success.

     


  10. The Annual Parade of Homes!

    Come visit Neal Communities between February 22-March 9 at the annual Parade of Homes event! This is a wonderful opportunity to view the most exciting and beautiful new homes that Southwest Florida has to offer!

    This year, Neal Communities will be taking the fun of the Parade to the next level with an exciting draw for a getaway to Islamorada in the Florida Keys!

    We are showing 14 homes in the Parade of Homes. When you visit 7 or more Neal Communities Parade models, you’ll be entered to WIN a three-day two-night vacation at the luxurious Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, Florida!

    Simply print off the Neal Communities Parade of Homes Map and start at any listed Neal Communities home on the map to receive your Parade of Homes Passport & Entry Form.  Visit 7 of the 14 participating Neal Communities models on the map and have your passport stamped at each home. Once stamped, submit your Passport & Entry for at any of the Neal Models in the parade to be entered into the contest!

    For more information visit: www.nealcommunities.com/parade-of-homes.html

    We look forward to seeing you there!