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Real Estate Blog & Resources

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, Realtor.com 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. 

New Braunfels land and homes for sale help lead city's popularity

There was a time when Austin topped just about every “best of” list there is. While the city remains a highly desirable place to live, it has slipped from the top of many of those lists because of affordability factors. Another nearby city has largely taken its place, gaining popularity thanks to its great location, bustling employment hub, growing amenities, and a variety of New Braunfels land and homes for sale that are often more affordable than homes in Austin.

From first-time home to custom residences, everybody's moving up to SouthStar Communities

SouthStar bringing new amenities to Mission del Lago, The Crossings

Master-planned community amenities aren’t just a nice thing to have at home today; they are essential for many buyers and can even drive a new-home purchase in a specific community. As leaders in master-planned development over the past two decades, SouthStar Communities remains committed to well-rounded communities where the lifestyle opportunities are just as important as the homes. To that end, we are proud to announce new amenities at Mission del Lago in San Antonio and The Crossings in New Braunfels.

Texas real estate leads the nation in 2016

When it comes to real estate, there’s no hotter place than Texas—again! The 2016 Texas Annual Housing Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS® “shows broad demand for Texas real estate and continued sales growth,” said the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR). TAR Chairman Leslie Rouda Smith credits the state’s “diverse economy, rapid population growth, and high quality of life” for Texas’s continued “real estate growth, housing demand, and development, which attracts homebuyers from across the country and around the globe,” she said.

SouthStar Communities celebrates the true spirit of the holiday season

At this time of the year, it’s easy to get lost in all the shopping and cooking and decorating and forget, temporarily, what’s really important. At SouthStar Communities, we also recognize that this may be an especially difficult holiday season with lingering political differences straining some relationships. In the true spirit of the holidays and from our family to yours, we've gathered together some of the best tips we can find to celebrate each other, practice gratitude, and enjoy the season with the best gift of all: A home and loved ones with whom to share it.

Why Everyone From Millennials to Retirees Are Moving To The Hill Country

Young and young at heart. Those just starting their families and looking to put down roots in a new builder home in New Braunfels, and those seeking the ideal place to buy Texas land and build a custom home for retirement. Those are just a sampling of the people you’ll find in the Hill Country. So how does one place appeal to such a wide array of people? Easy. By offering something for everyone.