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SouthStar Communities' Vintage Oaks Rocks Out

Vintage Oaks’ Timber Ridge Park was rocking last Tuesday, as favorite Texas musicians Shinyribs played to more than 450 guests in the Hill Country’s hottest new music venue—located right in this popular SouthStar Communities masterplan.

Music lovers came from all over the Hill Country to dance on the grass to hits like “Country DJ” and “Satellite” and enjoy Vintage Oaks’ newest amenity while Shinyribs put on a hip-shaking, soul-stirring show.

New Braunfels: City on the Rise

New Braunfels and the greater Comal County area are two of the brightest spots in Texas for individuals looking to purchase land to build a house in a master planned community. This city and the surrounding area have become prime relocation spots for people of all ages looking to settle down in a great community surrounded by wonderful neighbors. There are many reasons to choose New Braunfels or Comal County when making a decision on buying a house. 

Top Energy-Efficiency Features In Demand from New Home Buyers

New homes these days are significantly more efficient than older properties thanks to changes in building codes and consumer demand for environmentally friendly houses. Home buyers and builders are increasingly focusing on energy-efficient features for new homes this year to save money and conserve the environment, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB noted builders are more likely to follow green building standards to help give consumers the energy-saving components and technologies they want in a sustainable home. 

"Our builder members are telling us that more and more buyers are looking at new homes for their efficiency in design and functionality," Tom Woods, chairman for NAHB, said in a statement. "Whether it's improved insulation or sustainable building materials, today's new homes can reach higher energy performance and greater durability than was possible even 20 years ago."