1. Inside the Valor II

    Liz Reuth, Neal Communities E-Marketing Manager takes us for a tour inside Neal Communities’ Valor 2 Kitchens in Lakewood Ranch Florida. A smart design with a beautiful open concept kitchen, dining and living space give this space an open and airy touch. The space is great for entertaining guests and with a double sink facing the living room, Mr. and Ms. Homeowner can stay engaged with the guests while cleaning up! Large cabinets surround the Valor 2 kitchen making it perfect for the cook in the family to store pots and pans along with counter space to house all cooking gadgets. If you don’t believe us, just see for yourself!


    Valor II is a contemporary 1,162 Sq. Ft home perfect for a single family. Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open concept kitchen, living and great room; this is a home full of modern charm. A family friendly community with budget friendly prices. Come experience it for yourself!




  2. Wash, Dry and a must buy !


    A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders listed the Laundry Room as one of the top things that people want in their homes. With such a sought-after room, it’s important to be sure you’ve got a home that corresponds with your needs.

    Many of our Neal Communities’ homes include a separate laundry room with space for storage and the option to have a large laundry sink.  One of these homes is the Windsong model at Grand Palm featured above. There has never been a better time to buy in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and you have a lot of available choices.

    Visit our website for a full list of move in ready homes.



  3. Shiver Me Timber!

    Brrrrr….It sure has been cold  this winter and we don’t just mean up north! Just today, The Weather Channel forecasted that winter storm Leon will drop major snow and ice across the east coast. While meteorologists predict the storm will affect the Deep South, Southwest Florida shouldn’t see any snow. BUT that doesn’t mean the -40 degree temperatures won’t impact the temperatures down here too.

    When the weather calls for freezing temperature overnight, you don’t want to be heading out to cover plants that are cold-sensitive. Follow these tips from the University of California to stay prepared.

    First, determine if your plants are the hardy or sensitive type. Typically citrus, avocado, fuchsias and succulents tend to be “tender” to cooler temperatures.  Basically, these plants will either be injured or killed in freezing temperatures.

    If you have these plants, use bed sheets, cloths, or plastic sheets to cover them in the evenings on nights when the forecast calls for temperatures under 33 degrees. These materials can be removed the next day once the temperatures rise again. Placing lams with 100-watts can be used in small trees to produce enough to reduce potential frost damage.  Or, visit your local nursery for an anti-transpirant spray to squirt your tender plants. This protects the leaves for up to three months.

    Don’t know how to cover your plants? No problem! Check out this video for a detailed step-by-step to keeping your plants alive and well.