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Tips For Finding An Acreage For Sale In Texas

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SALES TEAM SPOTLIGHT – BARRY DENTON

At Southstar Communities, we always want to tell the world about our unique communities that offer unbeatable amenities at some of the best locations in the country. But sometimes we forget to give credit to the passionate people who work for our company, helping people every day to find the homesite of their dreams!

Tips for Decorating Your New Home

Adding just a few small details to your decorating strategy will help give your new home that personal touch. These six simple steps will teach you how to make the most of your space, rejuvenate tired furnishings and create visually pleasing illusions with rich colors and textures.

Why it’s a Good Time to Become a Land and Home Owner

Owning your own home can be extremely satisfying and can create a sincere sense of accomplishment and pride. Luckily, in today's economic situation, it's beneficial for you to become a land and home owner if you have the financial means.

Benefits of Owning a Second Home

Some individuals are fortunate enough to be able to afford a second home. Those who choose to do so have all sorts of reasons, but here are a few additional benefits you may not have considered:

Tips for Growing Your Backyard Garden


Not getting the results you want from your backyard garden? Get ready for full blooms this spring by checking out our top tips for growing a beautiful backyard garden!

Advantages of Buying Land in Texas: Part Three

We’ve been discussing great reasons to own land in Texas, telling you just a few of the benefits of choosing to live here. Today we’ll finish our series by discussing with you why so many people have chosen to purchase rural land in Texas in recent years.

Advantages of Buying Land in Texas: Part Two

Previously, we discussed just a few of the reasons that buying land in Texas is such a good idea. Today we’ll continue that train of thought, further establishing a case for why Texas is a terrific place to live and work.

Accessibility. While Texas may not be located on the East or West Coast, by no means does that mean it’s hard to get to; quite the contrary, in fact. Texas is home to one of the busiest airports in the country: the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. One of Southstar Communities’ master-planned communities – The Bridges at Preston Crossings, in Gunter, Texas – even has airport rail service. The Bridges at Preston Crossings also has easy access to both the Dallas Love Field Airport and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Advantages of Buying Land in Texas: Part One

Texas isn’t just the second largest state in the United States (which means there’s plenty to do here), but it’s also a great place to live. Texas residents enjoy a stable housing market, a consistent job market, and perhaps most importantly, affordable housing.

The Reserve at Sugar Tree

The Reserve at Sugar Tree is a Bluegreen Community unlike any other. Located in Dennis, Texas, residents at The Reserve at Sugar Tree enjoy the benefits of being in the center Lone Star State. The Reserve at Sugar Tree is just twelve miles outside of Weatherford, Texas, and just forty miles outside of downtown Fort Worth.

Last Day to Enter our iPad Sweepstakes Contest!

Today is the last day to enter to win our iPad contest! Two lucky winners will win an Apple iPad with Wi-fi capability just by "liking" Southstar Communities on Facebook. Click here to enter and don't forget to share it with all of your friends!

Curious about King Oaks?

Located in Iola, Texas, just outside of Bryan-College Station, King Oaks is another exclusive Southstar Communities master-planned community in Texas. King Oaks’ proximity to a college town provides families with a relaxing, peaceful community with bountiful natural amenities.

Protecting Your Land and Plants in the Cold Winter Months

Picture this: A blanket of snow covering a rolling countryside with icicles hanging from every tree branch. The streams are frozen over and the animals are tucked away but the sun is shining in every which way.


As beautiful as the above picture may be, before your land and plants freeze over there are precautions you need to take before the cold winter months to protect the health and beauty of your landscape.

Outdoor Plants: For outdoor plants that are rooted in the ground, cover the roots with heavy mulch to serve as insulation for the plant base. To protect the leaves, cover them in plastic but don't allow it to touch the leaves or flowers. Try sticking posts in the ground to protect them from the plastic covering. If the pots are easy to move then it is best to move them inside or in the garage if you know a winter storm is on its way.

Land: You want to mow your lawn one last time before winter hits and allow sparse leaves and mulch to lie around here and there. Mulch will return nitrogen back into the soil during the winter and spring months. You will also want to turn off your sprinkler systems and drain the pipes to prevent them from bursting.

Havenwood at Hunters Crossing

Another community offering available homesites is located in New Braunfels, Texas. Havenwood at Hunters Crossing is in the very heart of Texas Hill Country, offering spacious lots from one to ten wooded acres for that perfect spot to build your dream home.

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake is a master-planned community unlike any other. Lake Ridge is a gated community offering golf and both waterfront and mountain views. Lake Ridge is located in Cedar Hill, Texas, just 20 miles from downtown Dallas. Opened in 1994, Lake Ridge is celebrating its 15-year anniversary by opening up several spectacular new homesites for purchase.

Keeping Your Resolutions to “Live the Good Life”

There's Still Time to Enter our iPad Sweepstakes!

If you didn't get the Apple iPad you wanted for Christmas, you still have time to enter the Southstar Communities iPad sweepstakes contest, which ends on Saturday, January 8.


It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 and you are entered to win the iPad sweepstakes on Facebook!

To enter, click here and follow the instructions below.

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The Bridges at Preston Crossings

Have you been looking for a community where you can enjoy both a golfing lifestyle and the finest in equestrian living? The Bridges at Preston Crossings is a unique location that can fit both bills. Located in Gunter, Texas, in the beautiful North Texas countryside, The Bridges at Preston Crossings is just fifty miles outside Dallas, offering its residents a rural lifestyle with exclusive amenities.

Visit Vintage Oaks

If you’re looking to move into the heart of Texas Hill Country, Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard might be just the place for you. Texas is a great place to live, and Southstar Communities has several options there. We have homesites available right now for you and your family!