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October 18, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

GSF Mortgage opens new branch in Cape

GSF Mortgage has announced its newest expansion in Cape Coral. Branch manager Ray Steven will oversee operations in the new office.

Stevens began in the mortgage industry in 1990, while looking for a part-time job. He comes to GSF with many years of experience in Internet lending. He calls Zillow his "claim to fame." He's has been on Zillow for seven years and is a top rated Zillow loan specialist with over 132 personal reviews.

Stevens is a retired Civil Service member. He spent 31 years working for USPS with 20 of those years spent in management.

GSF has now expanded into six areas within the past three months.

Founded in 1995, GSF Mortgage is an established and experienced direct mortgage lender. With nearly 20 years of lending experience, GSF professionals originate, process, underwrite, and fund all loans. It has direct access to FHA, VA, USDA, FNMA and Jumbo Financing products. GSF Mortgage has provided successful financing solutions to borrowers in all phases of homeownership.

For additional information, call 239-471-7971.

Neal Communities begins infrastructure improvements at Watermark

Neal Communities has commenced infrastructure improvements at Watermark, a 106-acre community of residential property zoned for approximately 291 homes located off Colonial Boulevard and Winkler Avenue on Challenger Boulevard in Fort Myers. Neal Communities purchased the property earlier this year when it was called Colonial Lakes.

Plans include a central amenity center with a pool, spa, fitness center, fire pit, tennis and pickle ball courts, bocce, playground, dog park, flex field, half basketball court and pocket parks. And, Neal Communities will offer residents a collection of their most popular award-winning floorplans including paired villas and single-family homes. Models will be open in January 2014.

Located seven miles from downtown Fort Myers, Watermark offers easy access to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and waterways of the Caloosahatchee.

To date, Neal Communities has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida. For more information, please visit

Progressive Builders' Spreckelmeier, Wherry attend remodelers summit

Michael Spreckelmeier and Dave Wherry of Progressive Builders Inc. just returned from the Remodelers Advantage Business Summit held at Green Valley Ranch near Las Vegas, Nev. The three-day conference is held every three years and this year focused on best technology practices in the remodeling industry and provided practical business management solutions to improve and strengthen businesses.

Individual sessions included programs on leadership, customer service, time-saving technology tips, publicity, and ways to improve company culture. Daily programs were interspersed with strategic focus groups and roundtable discussions.

Remodelers Advantage is a comprehensive consulting and support organization for remodeling businesses throughout the USA and Canada, helping members improve and grow their businesses, as they work smarter and more efficiently.

Progressive Builders, Inc. was formed in 1989 by Spreckelmeier and is a licensed, professional design/build home remodeling company located at 12721 Metro Parkway, Suite 2, in Fort Myers. It serves residential customers throughout Southwest Florida. Typical projects include indoor and outdoor kitchens, baths, media rooms, entertainment areas, pools, spas, and whole house remodels.

For more information, visit or call 239-939-5411.

Sales center to open at Moody River Estates

D.R. Horton's Southwest Florida Division has announced the new sales center at Moody River Estates located in North Fort Myers on Hancock Bridge Parkway, one mile west of U.S. 41, is set to open Saturday, Oct. 19.

Moody River Estates, a single-family home community, includes a clubhouse, fitness center, two pools, tennis, basketball, billiards, business center, theatre, playground and walking trails. A boat launch offers access to the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico. These single-family community homes have between 1,8043,552 square feet of living space, and are priced from the low $200,000s.

Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 78 markets in 27 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States.

For more information, visit Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Square footage dimensions are approximate.



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