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Bryan-College Station Real Estate Market Expected to Best 2013 and 2014

As reports continue to filter in chronicling the extraordinary growth in the Texas real estate market, it's worth highlighting a region that is helping to bolster the state's growth: Bryan-College Station. According to the most recent census information, the area sustained a 19.9 percent growth rate between 2000 and 2013, adding roughly 50,000 residents during that time period. And this trend does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

This population boom is having a corollary effect of boosting home sales and the price of homes in the area. According to the Bryan-College Station Regional Association of Realtors database, this area is already on track to best 2014 and 2013 totals in terms of the number of units sold, the average days on the market and the price of homes.

The sustained population growth in Bryan-College Station is putting pressure on the region's housing supply.

Solar energy in Texas is surging ahead

Texas is surging ahead with solar energy, as the state's percentage of newly installed solar capacity coming online hit record levels, according to Solar Energy Industries Association. During the first quarter of 2015, the state recorded 49 megawatts of brand new capacity. The state only trails five states - California, Nevada, New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts - in new capacity. If Texas real estate developers continue to install solar panels at this rate, it will mark a historic year for renewable energy in the state.

3 Overlooked Real Estate Tax Breaks

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January begins with thoughts of buying a new home - either moving up or downsizing, cleaning or upgrading your current home. The month ends with mail containing an assortment of tax forms documenting what we earned to what we paid out for mortgage interest. What will you owe? If not, what will you get back?

Once again, Texas leads the nation

Ask nearly any expert and they will tell you that it is the technology and energy sectors that are driving growth in many American cities. That is certainly true of Texas, which is always on everyone’s list of most economically viable and fastest-growing states. The Milken Institute’s list of Best Performing Cities released last week had several Texas cities at or near the top. Once again, Texas leads the nation.

Fredericksburg is a Great Stop on The Texas Wine Trail

Culture Map Dallas recently published a quick guide to Fredericksburg. The historic central Texas town is best known for its German heritage, unique shops and wine tasting. Named one of the Top Wine Destinations in the US, Fredericksburg is home to several wineries.

Make the smart choice for Mother’s Day and tour Vintage Oaks

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, there is no better time to make sure we recognize the things mom wants most (hint: it’s probably focused around family and togetherness). And what better way to showcase both of those than with a fantastic place to live. Make the smart choice for Mother’s Day and tour Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the Texas Hill Country.

The Realtor-Developer Relationship

At SouthStar Communities’ Texas masterplans, the industry shift in the relationship between realtors and developers is paying dividends

21 new homesites are about to be released at Vintage Oaks

It’s a familiar tale that’s been told over and over at Vintage Oaks during the past few years, with incredible sales and traffic pouring in to the Texas Hill Country’s fastest-growing community. And it’s paying off for Texas land buyers who have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to buy at Vintage Oaks. 21 new homesites are about to be released at Vintage Oaks, a new offering designed to meet consistent buyer demand.

Living in Texas has many benefits.

We Texans take special pride in our state. Whether bragging about how much bigger everything is, the plentiful job opportunities or the superiority of Tex-Mex, Texans love to boast that the Lone Star State is the best.

As if we needed more proof, there are two new polls that confirm there is no pride like Texas pride.

The Reserve will celebrate its Grand Opening next weekend

Ryland Homes at The Reserve