2011 News Articles
By MICHAEL BRAGA - Sarasota Herald - Tribune
LAKEWOOD RANCH - Builder John Cannon Homes sold 37 homes during the first six months of 2011, three more than the company sold in all of 2010.
Lower construction prices also boost new homes' appeal.
Much of that activity has taken place in Lakewood Ranch, where Cannon is based, and which developers of the master-planned community are characterizing as the epicenter of Southwest Florida's real estate recovery.
Taylor Morrison swept the multi-family category and a Classic Homes by Clayton model was named the overall Green Award winner in this year’s version of the annual event.
A group of experts from outside the Manatee-Sarasota area visited all 58 model homes from 26 builders on the parade and presented awards for best model, best kitchen, best master suite, best curb appeal and more. That’s about double last year’s total and well above the number from 2009, which was the smallest in...
Neal Communities is having a memorable month. Next Friday, it will celebrate the completion of the company's 8,000th home over 40-plus years of building.
But first things first. This weekend, the final one of the 2011 Parade of Homes, Neal toasts its domination of the parade's Design Awards competition, presented by the Home Builders Association of Manatee-Sarasota.
Neal Communities won four best-overall awards, easily outpacing the...