Real Estate Blog & Resources

The Texas Economy Sets Positive Records

In the last 12 months, Texas has added over 450,000 jobs. Nine of the 11 major industries in Texas have seen positive growth in that time, including the Leisure and Hospitality, Mining and Lodging and construction sectors. Mining and Lodging, which includes the oil-and-gas sector, added 5,000 jobs during the month of September, setting an annual job growth record, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.

Open job opportunities and affordable housing are the top two reasons people move from state to state, according to Nela Richardson, chief economist for the real estate broker Redfin. Those two reasons could be why more Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state.

Once again, Texas leads the nation

Ask nearly any expert and they will tell you that it is the technology and energy sectors that are driving growth in many American cities. That is certainly true of Texas, which is always on everyone’s list of most economically viable and fastest-growing states. The Milken Institute’s list of Best Performing Cities released last week had several Texas cities at or near the top. Once again, Texas leads the nation.

How to choose the perfect homesite

When choosing a homesite on which to build your custom Texas dream home, there are many things to consider. Price and location are obvious. But there are a number of factors you should consider when choosing the perfect homesite. With some careful preparation and thoughtful research, you can end up with the Texas land you have always wanted.

More great news for Texas today

More great news for Texas today as Toyota announced they are establishing their new North American Headquarters in the north Texas suburb of Plano, calling the move “the most significant change we’ve made to our North American operations in the past 50 years.”

Throughout Texas, special events are being held this weekend for Earth Day


Texas is a retirement dream

When it comes time to retire, people are looking for a great environment in which they can enjoy this new phase of life. Beauty, affordability, activity, economic promise—these are a few of the things retirees are looking for. These are also a few of the factors that mean Texas is a retirement dream.

Striking the Right Balance When Designing a Custom Home


High-Low Design for your Texas Custom Home

So you’ve found that perfect piece of land on which to build your Texas dream home. Now the trick is making sure you can make what’s in your home as spectacular as the home and land itself.

Texas Dominates The Best Cities For Good Jobs - Forbes

Texas trounced the rest of the country our latest survey of the Best Cities for Good Jobs, with five metropolitan areas in the Top Ten, including the four best cities to find jobs in the next few years.

What’s going on in Texas?

SouthStar has seen amazing growth in 2012! We are so happy to have beautiful properties, wonderful owners and great staff. Each of our properties is unique and has something different to offer but one thing we have in common is celebrations! We love to have a good time, help our community and enjoy our beautiful properties. Below is a list of events that happened on our properties and this year. Don’t worry, there are still a few you can do!