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June 20, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Elysium Homes hires Arnold

as a new-home sales specialist

Jim Arnold has joined Elysium Homes of Cape Coral and Marco Island as the custom homebuilder's new-home sales specialist, announced company president Irina Prell.

Arnold joins Elysium Homes after recently retiring as the senior vice president and managing director of an investment group at Monroe Bank & Trust in Monroe, Mich. Prior to his banking career, Arnold completed 30 years in law enforcement retiring as a deputy chief of police. Simultaneous to his law enforcement career, he served 30-plus years in the U.S. Marine Corps both on active duty and in the reserves retiring as a chief warrant officer.

Arnold and his wife, Patti, now make their home in Cape Coral.

Established by broker and general contractor Prell, Elysium Homes launched in 2007 on Captiva Island, and has since expanded to other markets in Southwest Florida. The company is located at 3729 Chiquita Blvd., South, Cape Coral. Call (239) 229-4444. Online at

Construction begins on

amenity center at Lindsford community

D.R. Horton's Southwest Florida Division has announced construction has begun on the amenity center in the new community of Lindsford. Scheduled to open for sales in July, Lindsford provides an opportunity to buy a new single-family home within a gated community off Winkler Avenue, close to I-75, U.S. 41 and the historic River District of downtown Fort Myers.

The new amenity center features a resort-style pool, tennis and bocce courts, lakeside gazebo, dock, fitness center, clubhouse and tot lot.

Fourteen home plans are available in Lindsford, ranging from approximately 1,585 to 4,377 square feet of living space, with prices starting in the $200,000s. One and two-story homes feature three to five bedrooms, two to 4 1/2 baths, and two- to three-car garages. Decorated models are also scheduled to open soon.

For more information, call (239) 560-4461.

Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 79 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. D.R. Horton is an Equal Housing Opportunity Builder.

Local Realtor association participates

in the Believe Tour Celebration and Hope for Homeless

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach will be joining the Florida Realtors leadership team to package meals and fill cases of food for distribution through Meals of Hope to food pantries in Southwest Florida communities.

Association leaders will be attending the District 5 Conference event taking place today, June 20, at the Quail West Country Club, 6289 Burnham Road, in Naples. Part of the conference will be to meet candidates for Florida Realtors offices, and attendees will also be discussing how Realtors can be involved in helping to combat the issue of homelessness across Florida.

During the event, all of the participants will work together to prepare meals for the local Meals of Hope Effort.

The current 2014 Florida Realtors leaders, including President Sherri Meadows, will be packing the meals along with Association President Karen Swanbeck, President-Elect Jason Jakus and volunteers from the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. The plan is to prep meals beginning at 3 p.m. and continue for about an hour which should make enough meals to feed 20,000 people. Each meal can feed 4 people and will be given to local food banks.

The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. is a member-based organization of 4,500 members founded 91 years ago. The members are dedicated to serving current and future property owners as we believe that home ownership is the essence of a great community.

Neal Communities make contributions

to children's organizations

Neal Communities has made financial donations to children's organizations in Collier and Lee counties this year, announced Michael R. Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president.

Donation recipients include those local organizations that contribute to the positive growth of families in need in those communities where the builder creates new neighborhoods.

In 2014 to date, Neal Communities' support was provided to:

- Boys and Girls Club of Collier County "Youth of the Year" event that featured ESPN analyst Dick Vitale and former NBA superstar Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal.

- Fort Myers Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers for its "Changing Lives, Transforming Communities" event featuring NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

- St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples.

- Urban Land Institute: Building Healthy Places Initiative

A locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida.John Neal Homes, Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting success.



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