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SouthStar Communities honored again at Summit Awards

For the second year in a row, community developer SouthStar Communities won the prestigious Grand Developer Award and one of its Hill Country communities, Vintage Oaks, earned five honors at the annual Summit Awards. Vintage Oaks’ newest amenity, the Fitness Club, was honored with the award for Best Common Area-Facility.

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Microsoft to join with Infosys and transform smart building management


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Infosys announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver smart buildings and spaces (SB&S) solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, facilities management and real estate development markets.Leveraging the latest digital technologies, the solutions aim to improve the entire lifecycle of building construction and operations, and the user experiences of those that manage and work in buildings.

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San Antonio named one of the top homebuyer markets in the nation


The city that has repeatedly been noted as one of the best places in the country to live, buy a home, retire, and visit is in the news again. recently took a look at the top 10 markets nationwide for homebuyers, naming San Antonio to its No. 3 spot. The top two markets were Albany, NY and Chicago. Dallas also made the top 10—the only other Texas city to do so.

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Southside San Antonio continues its growth

The Southside has been the proud home of San Antonians for generations, and it’s also been in the midst of a renaissance over the past several years. Extensive new retail and restaurants at City Base Commons in Brooks City Base are among the newest additions to this bustling area within the fastest-growing city in the nation. South San Antonio is also the site of popular SouthStar Communities masterplanned community Mission del Lago—another reason all eyes are on this dynamic side of town.

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1,800 Companies Left California In a Year - With Most Bound for Texas

Original Source : Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal

A record number of companies are leaving California for states with a better business climate, and a new report shows that Texas remains their No. 1 destination.

The study estimates that 1,800 relocation or "disinvestment events" occurred in 2016, the most recent year available, setting a record yearly high going back to 2008. About 13,000 companies left the state during that nine-year period.

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Two SouthStar communities in San Antonio area among top 10 bestsellers

Continuing the strong sales pace that has made each community the fastest-growing offering in its area, developer SouthStar Communities saw two of its communities in the top 10 best-selling communities in the San Antonio MSA for the third quarter, according to Metrostudy’s San Antonio 3Q18 Housing Report. Vintage Oaks, a 3,900-acre masterplanned community in New Braunfels, was No. 3 on the list and Mission del Lago in South San Antonio was No. 10.

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Texas economy rages on, named the top state for business

Chalk up another impressive accolade for the Texas economy. The state has just been named CNBC's Top State for Business in America for 2018. “Riding the rising tide of energy prices — and the job growth that goes with it — Texas lands the top spot in CNBC's 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings,” they said. The distinction “is familiar territory for the Lone Star State, which becomes the first four-time winner in our annual study, now in its 12th year.”

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SouthStar Communities Win 7 Top Honors At 2018 Summit Awards

SouthStar Communities is proud to be the developer of several leading Texas masterplanned communities led by Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the Texas Hill Country for five consecutive years, and now has something new to be proud of. The developer was recognized with seven top honors, including the Grand Developer Award, at the 2018 Summit Awards last weekend at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade. Established in 1985 by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, the event recognizes builders and associates in the region “who have achieved excellence in the home building industry each year.”

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Best places to live in Texas

If it seems like Texas dominates every time a new “Best of” list comes out, it’s because it does. Texas occupies 20 spots on U.S. News and World Report's new list of the 125 Best places to live in America. “Austin ranks No. 1 for the second year running, and San Antonio clocks in at number 14 on the list,” said KSAT. The two cities are not only some of the best places to live in Texas, but across the country.

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SouthStar Communities’ Vintage Oaks Named Top Community in the Hill Country for Fifth Straight Year

SouthStar Communities is proud to announce that Vintage Oaks, it's flagship community in New Braunfels, is the fastest-growing community in the Texas Hill Country for the fifth consecutive year. The 3,300-acre Vintage Oaks masterplan is the fifth-most active and successful community in San Antonio, with an annualized 180 home starts in 2017, marking its best year by far.

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