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A Rent-to-Own Success Story at North River Ranch

February 14th, 2024 • 3 min read

This spirit of community is alive and well. Recently, Ryan Cook and Kristine Ciamarra became new homeowners at North River Ranch, Manatee County’s award-winning new home master-planned community. Let’s learn more about their exciting journey to homeownership!


Ryan and Kristine were homeowners in New Jersey and frequently visited their family in sunny Florida. They liked it so much that they decided to make the big move and relocate to Florida to be closer to them. After selling their New Jersey home, they were renting a place, and their landlord decided to sell the property, so they had an urgent need to find a new home immediately.

They were researching the Florida area they were temporarily renting and found the North River Ranch website. “We were immediately drawn to the community.” They could see themselves living there right away and creating new memories. They were so excited. But had some loose ends to tie up before they could secure their mortgage. Thankfully, the sellers of their home at North River Ranch were willing to work with them and rent them the home until they could secure the mortgage, which they did soon after. We love that spirit of cooperation and generosity. That’s what North River Ranch is all about!


Now Ryan and Kristine are real homeowners at North River Ranch. They chose a Pulte Homes residence in the Brightwood neighborhood. “It was our dream to buy a new home where our 2 small children could grow up and have lifelong friends. It’s one of the biggest perks. Everyone is so friendly here, and having schools within the community is a great advantage. We love all the amenities, and the progress on the Camp Creek amenity is really coming along. We can’t wait until it’s done!” They also love North River Ranch’s location in Parrish, FL. “It’s a real up-and-coming area where we feel right at home and happy to see the growth here.” We bet Ryan and Kristine will never ever miss shoveling snow! Here the sun always shines. Welcome home, Ryan and Kristine. We’re so glad you’re part of our award-winning master-planned community.



So, as you can see, making the big move is easier than you might think. Did you know there are distinct advantages to buying a new home vs. renting? There are! Here are some things to consider.

• Rental prices continue to escalate year after year — many times in the double digits. Use your rent money to build equity in your financial future with a new home for sale near Bradenton.

  • Buying a new home is a good investment. The appreciation over the years is worth it.
  • When you rent, you cannot make it feel like your home and your style. When you own a home, you can make the inside feel more like you.
  • As evidenced here, renting can be unpredictable. You have no control over your landlord’s intentions.
  • North River Ranch has a wide selection of new single-family, villa and townhomes for sale in Parrish, FL and these all have new construction advantages, better and more spacious floor plans, and quality builders such as David Weekley Homes, Pulte Homes, Neal Communities, Cardel Homes, and Homes by WestBay.

Now’s the time for you to buy a new home at North River Ranch, where you can experience a true sense of hometown friendliness, resort-inspired & active amenities, tons of community events, and high-quality single-family homes, townhomes, and villas. Model homes are open daily – you can schedule an appointment or simply stop in; you’re always welcome. Contact us today!

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit