Solera is offering pre-sales opportunities to home buyers in Lakewood Ranch.
Pre-sales of home sites means you get a first come first served opportunity to pick a home site once it's been released by the builder (and approved by Manatee County) for new home construction. You'll be asked for a deposit (refundable by a certain date if you change your mind).
One of the things that most confuses home buyers is the language used by builders. For example, Solera was at first marketed for sales in the spring of 2020. "Open for sales" for most builders means model homes are complete and the sales center is open. That didn't quite happen with Solera.
Home sites can take 2 to 4 months after site preparation and permiting issues, to be "released" by a builder. If you are building your new home from the slab up, it can take 6 to 8 months until completion once you go to contract with the builder. With the slow down because of Covid 19, the permitting process may have improved a bit, speeding up the time your new home can be built.