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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.

Last month, the San Antonio Express-News took an in-depth look at the strength of the San Antonio-New Braunfels market. “Local home sales continued to climb in August, staying on track for another record-breaking year despite a tightening supply of homes on the market,” they said. Overall, there were 2,984 homes sold in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area in the month of August, a “2.3 percent increase from August the year before, according to data released Tuesday by the San Antonio Board of Realtors.”

At that point, total home sales for the year stood at 20,867, “which is 4.3 percent above the total at this point in 2016. The market is on a trajectory to eclipse the record set last year, when 29,545 homes were sold.” September numbers only continued that trend, with strength across the market and New Braunfels showing its impressive continued growth.

Vintage Oaks continues to be the San Antonio MSA’s favorite and fastest-growing community, with acreage homesites from 1–14 acres in both gated and non-gated neighborhoods. The community’s semi-custom and custom homes give buyers another great option to capture the Vintage Oaks lifestyle. Their newest offering, The Grove, has been especially popular with retirees looking for a lower-maintenance option that allows them to enjoy the top location, resort amenities, and warm, community spirit with a smaller footprint of 60–75’ wide lots.

The Grove celebrated its Model Home Grand Opening at the end of September to great fanfare, as homebuyers came from all over Texas to see these exciting homes from three of the area's most respected homebuilders. They toured the models, reviewed the more than 60 available floorplans ranging from 2,100 to 3,500+ square feet, heard more about the brand-new Fitness Club coming soon for the use of community residents, and gazed out at the beautiful Hill Country views and open space showcased throughout the community.

The Crossings is one of New Braunfels’ most exciting new communities, offering two unique single-family neighborhoods from leading builder Lennar Homes with 16 modern, airy floorplans from which to choose. Homes present spacious gathering areas, chef’s kitchens, and coveted features including granite countertops, window coverings, and landscape package with fully sodded yards at no extra cost, as part of Lennar’s renowned Everything’s Included (EI) program.

This 288-acre masterplanned community’s location minutes from I35 and in a bustling area of New Braunfels creates great convenience for residents, yet its private, serene setting, individual homesites that each back up to a private greenbelt instead of other homes, and Hill Country views make it feel like you’re out in the country. The Crossings also offers an array of on-site amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails.

For more information about New Braunfels real estate or either of these popular masterplanned communities, visit SouthStar Communities. You can also learn more about SouthStar's expertise and experience below.

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