Meet Former NFL Player Bill Bates!

Former NFL Player Bill Bates will be onsite at our property, The Sanctuary at Joe Pool Lake, this Wednesday, September 1st from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. He will be raffling off autographed footballs, photographs and two suite tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game. All attendees will receive a one-day only savings on new one-acre lots in The Sanctuary, a luxurious lakeside retreat on the shores of Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill, Texas (right outside of Dallas). Also, homebuilders who attend and begin building within the next six months will receive one-day incentives from Austin Custom Homes, Bill Bates' own building company. For more information, please visit

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The Bridges at Preston Crossings Welcomes Two Iraqi War Veterans

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Southstar Communities Providing Homes to War Heroes

Southstar Communities is pleased to announce our participation in Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization that honors wounded and disabled veterans as well as widows of fallen soldiers with new homes. Please join us for a celebration ceremony with leaders from the city of Gunter to honor two veterans and their families who will receive an estate lot at The Bridges at Preston Crossings and a new home designed by RDGS Architects and built by Classic Custom Homes.

The first two families to be honored include war heroes Sergeant First Class Alan Hornaday and his wife, Sheila, as well as Sergeant Levi Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Katie. Sergeant First Class Hornaday is a veteran of the U.S. Army who sustained injuries in Baghdad in 2004 and Sergeant Wilson is a U.S. Army veteran who was also injured in Iraq in early 2008. Southstar Communities will continue this initiative in Spring 2011 when three more veterans and their families will also be honored with lots and new homes at The Bridges.

Event Details:

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Bridges Golf Club at The Bridges at Preston Crossings, 2400 Fred Couples Drive, Gunter, Texas 75078.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet with these inspiring families as well as past program recipients. Attendees will be treated to lunch and tours of the property including the golf course and equestrian center. To RSVP for the ceremony, e-mail

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New Braunfels, Texas: Full of Family Fun!

Tucked in to the Texas hill country is beautiful New Braunfels, Texas. This quaint town is the perfect place to raise a family. As home to two of our master-planned communities, Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard and Havenwood at Hunters Crossing, we've discovered tons of fun attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Check out these great places to discover:

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Realtors: Earn 6% Referral Fees

Southstar Communities is committed to preserving lifelong relationships with realtors. If you haven't heard about it already we have a program called Agent Express that is just for you. Agent Express is a fast, easy and free way to earn generous referral fees while you expand your sales area. Agent Express gives you access to thousands of Bluegreen homesites across the country. You can earn 6% referral fees on your protected leads and get professional marketing support. Sign up today and start earning fees fast. For more information on Agent Express click here.

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5 Easy Steps Toward 'Green' Living

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View Our "Building Your Dream Home" Seminar

This past Saturday our Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake community hosted a Build on Your Lot seminar to discuss valuable money saving tips and insights when building your dream home. The standing room only event featured an expert panel of architects and builders. Guests were treated to lunch, great conversation and tours of the property. Stay tuned for more free workshops and seminars! To watch the event, click here.

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Southstar Communities Featured in San Antonio Business Journal

Our Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard and Havenwood at Hunters Crossing communities were featured in the recent issue of the San Antonio Business Journal. The article was titled, "Southstar Communities is High on Hill Country Housing Market." The article focused on the housing development of the New Braunfels area and quoted several representatives from Bluegreen.

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