Industry News

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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Surprise Luxury of Hill Country Real Estate

“Houstonians flocking to the Hill Country…do not have to give up the luxury they are accustomed to…nor the city amenities they crave.” These are the findings of Houston-based Realtor Denise Graves of Phyllis Browning Company, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, who told the Houston Chronicle that Hill Country luxury was proving tempting for Houston clients. They are “are attracted to the slower pace of life in the Texas Hill Country and, just as important, the value they get for their dollar,” she said. “They are almost always surprised by how close to the amenities of a large city they can build or buy.”

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Texas Land Rush: Luxury Property in the Hill Country is Real Estate's Hottest Trend

 

Is Texas in the middle of a land rush? The Wall Street Journal thinks so, noting that buying land in the Texas Hill Country to build a custom home is one of the hottest trends in luxury real estate.

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Texas tops list of "Best Places to Work and Live"

Last week, Fox Business released an article titled, “Texas Tops Best Places to Work and Live.” The article was based on website CareerCast’s report on the 10 Best Cities for Return on Salary, which “cross-referenced the salaries of the 200 careers tracked by our Jobs Rated report, broken down by metropolitan area via the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,” they said. “We then measured average cost of living in cities that paid comparatively well in a broad range of sectors, using Payscale.com’s Cost of Living Calculator, with data via the Council for Community and Economic Research.” Not surprisingly, Texas led the list, with four cities right there at the top.

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