Naples Builder Hits the Ground Running at Country Club East


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, September 20th, 2016 – Stock Signature Homes, the homebuilding unit of Naples-based developer Stock Development, has had a remarkable debut at Country Club East, selling its first model home the very first day it was showcased in this golf community in Lakewood Ranch (LWR) recently.

This fully furnished home, featuring three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms within its 3,136-square-foot floor area, was immediately grabbed for $1.1 million. Stock Signature is building in three Country Club East localities: Collingtree, Prestbury, and Seacroft.

At Seacroft, this award-winning regional builder has a move-in ready listing amongst Lakewood Ranch homes for sale. This available residence flaunts three bedrooms and four baths within its layout of 3,773 square feet and is posted in the MLS with an asking price approaching $1.5 million.

Rosy Prospects Seen

Naples Builder Hits the Ground Running at Country Club East

The homebuilder appears quite optimistic on future prospects of the luxury single-family home segment, particularly in Lakewood Ranch. Claudine Wetzel, Stock Signature’s vice president of sales, said her company considers “the Sarasota market as a value play on the Naples market.”

She noted that home sites in the Sarasota area are still abundant and more affordable for development compared with other Florida areas where developable land is limited and costly. Luxury home buying in the Southwest Florida region are likewise still on the uptick, Wetzel added.

Another leading regional builder of semi-custom built residences, Neal Signature Homes, certainly has a heads-up on this positive outlook on luxury Lakewood Ranch homes for sale. This September, the LWR-based builder announced that it is acquiring the last of the 32 remaining home sites in Collingtree at Country Club East.

More Builds on Robust Turnover

Strong sales have been registered since this new neighborhood opened in late 2015. In May, Neal Signature Homes sold one of its move-in ready home models in Collingtree—a three-bedroom residence with a floor area of 2,884 square feet sales-listed with a tag price in the $700s. Around this price point, the homebuilder is likewise adding to its inventory two move-in homes both with a floor area of 3,070 square feet designed with three bedrooms and three and a half baths.

Country Club East’s other neighborhoods include The Highlands, Haddington and Windy Hill. The price range in all of these subdivisions within this golf community starts from the $300s and tops at around $1.5 million.

Added Amenities Spur Sales

A broad range of amenities accessible to residents make properties at Country Club East stand out amongst Lakewood Ranch homes for sale. The community’s newest facility is a fitness center and The Lodge at Royal Lakes, a 20,000 square-foot golf clubhouse with a restaurant.

Sales activity in all of Country Club East is quite brisk so far this year. Since January 2016, over 20 homes have been sold in this community, with Collingtree accounting for four of these.

Several pre-owned resale homes have recently been added in the available properties in this sprawling community traversed by Lorraine Road from University Parkway northward to SR 70. One new listing this September is a Neal Signature Homes’ build in 2013 featuring two bedrooms and two baths within a floor area of nearly 2,000 square feet and attractively priced in the upper $300s.