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Dream Finders Homes Announces New Home Community of Bungalow Walk at Waterside in Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Increases Dream Finders Tampa Presence in Top-Selling Lakewood Ranch Following January Launch of Regional Division

Dream Finders Homes, Inc. (the “Company”, “Dream Finders Homes”, “Dream Finders” or “DFH”) (NYSE: DFH), the Jacksonville-based national homebuilder ranked as one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies, announced today the development of its new home community, Bungalow Walk at Waterside, in Lakewood Ranch (“Bungalow Walk at Waterside”). Following the Company’s early 2024 announcement of its division opening in Tampa, Dream Finders has accelerated the expansion of this division’s footprint to meet the population growth and relocation demand to the Tampa Bay area. The Company’s new community sales in Bungalow Walk at Waterside will begin in early April.

Dream Finders Homes was selected by Lakewood Ranch as one of 19 preferred builders contributing to its 33,000+ acre community with its Bungalow Walk at Waterside community. Bungalow Walk at Waterside offers 225 homesites with six (6) unique floor plans, some with attached and some with detached garages. Additionally, each home will be designed to feature beautiful curated front porches. Dream Finders will begin construction on model homes in the Spring.

The homes will range in size from about 1,696 to 2,557 square feet of living area and include six (6) models of Dream Finders Homes representing a suite of high-quality designs named the Haven, Laurel, Pearl, Pemberly, Taylor and Willow, equipped with three (3) and four (4) bedrooms and up to three (3) bathrooms. Pricing and more information will be available when sales begin in early April.

Bungalow Walk at Waterside will feature the innovative DFH design elements in bungalow-style homes that emphasize modern aesthetics, functional layouts and high-quality craftsmanship that cater to the needs and preferences of the current diverse population of homebuyers. Lakewood Ranch is conveniently located minutes from downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, recently sought-after destinations, which positions the community as a prime beneficiary of the influx.

Further, Lakewood Ranch has secured a dominant position in the Tampa region due to its unique strategy of offering multi-generational communities that appeal to the masses. The centerpiece of the Waterside community, Waterside Place, provides an elevated community experience that overlooks the mile-long Kingfisher Lake, and includes a blend of entertainment with unique commercial, retail and office space, diverse dining venues, an eight-acre park with miles of nature trails, and “pop-up” event spaces, amongst additional lifestyle enhancing community attractions.

“We are thrilled to announce our latest new community in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, which has secured its sixth consecutive year as the best-selling master planned community in the nation. The opportunity to introduce Dream Finders’ quality standards and innovative home models as Bungalow Walk at Waterside in Lakewood Ranch represents an exciting start to Dream Finders Homes expansion into the Tampa market. We look forward to providing the Lakewood Ranch community with the Dream Finders value, efficiency and modern style homes that are designed to align with the ongoing developments of the master planned, multi-generational community. Our Tampa division sales team continues to bolster the pipeline in the region and looks forward to providing award-winning home designs to many happy homeowners,” said Joe Sabella, Tampa division president for Dream Finders Homes.

For more information and to join the VIP list for updates on Dream Finders Homes expansion into Lakewood Ranch visit or call 888-214-1164.

About Dream Finders Homes

Dream Finders Homes (NYSE: DFH) is a homebuilder based in Jacksonville, FL. Dream Finders Homes builds single-family homes throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, including Florida, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, which comprises Northern Virginia and Maryland. Through its financial services joint ventures, DFH also provides mortgage financing and title services to homebuyers. Dream Finders Homes achieves its industry-leading growth and returns by maintaining an asset-light homebuilding model. For more information, please visit

About Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is the 33,000+-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 67,000 residents and features top-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, three town centers, and countless shopping and dining experiences. For more information visit

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