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Hill Country community Vintage Oaks at the top for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, New Braunfels masterplan Vintage Oaks is the fastest-growing community in the San Antonio metro area. The recognition comes from national housing research firm  , who noted Vintage Oaks’ 95 new home starts over $300,000 in 2015. Out of 1,500 communities in the San Antonio area, only eight outpaced Vintage Oaks for the year regardless of price point.

“When you look at overall sales for the year in the San Antonio MSA, it’s remarkable to see that only a handful of communities sold more real estate than Vintage Oaks in 2015, and they were all in lower-price categories. When it comes to luxury living in the Hill Country, Vintage Oaks is the perennial leader, and that is extremely gratifying,” said Thad Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer of SouthStar Communities, developer of Vintage Oaks. “We are eager to repeat the success we have enjoyed over the past several years, but, more that anything, we look forward to welcoming hundreds of new landowners and residents to Vintage Oaks in the coming year.”

Texas Real Estate Development Ready to Break Records

Nothing is slowing down the Texas housing market anytime soon, as home prices and the sale of single-family houses continue to rise with no end in sight. This housing juggernaut continues to create the perfect environment for residential builders and other general contractors, although some slight pressures in the labor market and a lack of lots for sale are weighing on the industry.

According to the 2015-Q3 Texas Quarterly Housing Report, and the Texas Association of Realtors, the state saw home sales rise 7.8 percent year over year, while the median home price rose 7.7 percent year over year.

Housing designs for retirees

After putting in decades of working late hours and weekends all while living in a starter home, many people are beginning to retire. This means these hard-working individuals are ready to put this previous life behind and buy land to build the house of their dreams. If you're a retiree planning to construct the home you've always wanted, there are many floor plans that ideal for just this kind of lifestyle.