EAST COUNTY — Area builders will showcase the best of their designs in the coming weeks, when the Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota hosts its annual Parade of Homes Feb. 23 through March 10.
This year’s parade features 65 models spanning from Palmetto to North Port/Englewood, with more than 20 builders represented.
“We have nine more models in the parade than we had last year,” Home Builder Association Executive Vice President Alan Anderson said. “People (want) to do more marketing, and this is a great opportunity for them. The market is really good, so more of the builders are looking forward to another great year.
“The builders are putting their best foot forward and showing their products in a format that is a little more convenient to the general public to be out and see some of these things for the first time,” he said. “Most of the builders, when they have a new product, they really time it for the parade.”
In the East County, for example, both Homes by Towne and Sam Rodgers Properties/Arthur Rutenberg were working this week to complete models in the newest section of GreyHawk Landing in time for the parade.
Anderson said this year’s parade includes new and returning builders. New to the parade this year, Ashton Woods Homes is building a model in an expansion to Rosedale, while Nutter Custom Construction is featuring a model in Lakewood Ranch.
Sam Rodgers Homes and Rosedale Construction are returning to the parade, as well.
Of all the homes featured in the parade, nearly half — 31 models — are located within the East County area.
Anderson said purchasing a new home is attractive for potential buyers, because inventory for existing homes is at a three-month supply in Manatee County, compared to the normal six-month supply.
For information on the Parade of Homes, visit paradeofhomesinfo.com or hbamanatee-sarasota.org.
Contact Pam Eubanks at email@example.com.
IF YOU GO
HBA Parade of Homes
When: Feb. 23 through March 10
Model hours: Vary, but generally 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
East Co. Parade of homes:
1. Lennar Homes, Dogwood
7149 River Hammock Drive #203, Bradenton, FL 34212
2. Lennar Homes, Hibiscus
7124 Grand Estuary Trail, Bradenton, FL 34212
3. Bruce Williams Homes, Blue Cypress
14205 9th Terrace NE, Bradenton, FL 34212
4. D.R. Horton, Osprey “C”
384 N.E. 165th Court, Bradenton, FL 34212
5. Homes by Towne, Kingsley
834 Honeyflower Loop, Bradenton, FL 34212
6. Sam Rodgers Properties/Arthur Rutenberg, The Magnolia
835 Honeyflower Loop, Bradenton, FL 34212
7. Cardel Homes, Dolcetto
4813 Great Park Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34211
8. Lee Wetherington Homes, Springfield II
4809 Great Park Boulevard, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
9. Ashton Woods Homes, Casey
Rosedale in Bradenton, FL 34202
10. Taylor Morrison, Lazio
5231 Esplanade Boulevard, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
11. Taylor Morrison, Castello
5227 Esplanade Boulevard, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
12. Neal Commmmunities, Harmony
11803 Gramercy Park Avenue, Bradenton, FL 34211
13. Rosedale Construction Inc., Rosa
9723 51st Terrace East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
14. Medallion Home, The Havana
7518 Rio Bella Place, University Park, FL 34201
15. John Cannon Homes, Inc., The Baylin
7319 Haddington Cove, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
16. Taylor Morrison, Francesco
7315 Haddington Cove, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
17. John Neal Homes, Fairhaven II
15113 Camargo Place, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
18. Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Nelson Homes, Inc., Sienna
7311 Haddinton Court, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
19. Lee Wetherington Homes, Murano
14907 Camargo Place, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
20. Lee Wetherington Homes, Sarezzo II
14818 Secret Harbor Place, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
21. John Neal Homes, Belmont II
7304 Greystone Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
22. London Bay Homes, Alezio
7983 Matera Court, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
23. Nutter Custom Construction, The Windward
16023 Topsail Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
24. Neal Communities, Granada
8321 Miramar Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
25. Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Nelson Homes, Inc., Marbella
16018 Topsail Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
26. John Cannon Homes, Inc., The Akarra II
16019 Topsail Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
27. Todd Johnston Homes, Montego
16022 Topsail Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
28. Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Nelson Homes, Inc., Amalfi
19450 Beacon Park Place, Bradenton, FL 34202
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