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

Original Source : Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

The State of Texas Real Estate: Booming with a Side of Confidence


It has been a decade since the real estate crash and while it took a few years to start bouncing back across the country, reports that “the boom times are back.” But, before anyone starts to worry about the “what goes up must come down” principle, the real estate authority offers that conditions are “way different” now, especially when it comes to Texas real estate.

New Braunfels Real Estate Leads Hot San Antonio Market

The New Braunfels real estate market continues its hot streak, with median home prices, active listings, and closed sales all up and the average days on market down. The median price rose in September to $222,750, an 8.7% increase over last year, and active listings were up 22% over the same month last year. The overall market mirrors what is happening at SouthStar Communities’ two New Braunfels communities, Vintage Oaks and The Crossings, each of which are seeing a quick sales pace.

SouthStar Communities Announces $10,000 Donation for Hurricane Relief

Those who watched the Houston Texans’ first home game of the season or caught the highlights on the news saw JJ Watt burst onto the field carrying the Texas flag, to the raucous cheers of more than 71,000 fans. Watt became a national hero in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, spearheading a charity spree for those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. What was intended to be $100,000 in matched funds is now more than $31 million raised thanks to all those Watt was able to inspire. SouthStar Communities is among them, having donated $10,000 to the JJ Watts Houston Flood Relief Fund, it was announced by SouthStar Chief Operating Officer (COO) Thad Rutherford.

The Grove Grand Opening to Introduce New Homes at Vintage Oaks

SouthStar Communities is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its exciting new community, The Grove, offering new homes at Vintage Oaks. Join us on Saturday, September 23 from 11am to 5pm as we unveil the three brand-new model homes. Several move-in ready homes will also be available for touring.