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Top Resources for Buying Land and Planning Your Dream Home

One of the main reasons to buy land and build a dream home is the freedom to choose a future homesite, a homebuilder and all of the details that make up a home. This can be a perk, but for some land and homeowners, this can also be overwhelming. Wondering where to start? Spend some time reading through these resources that will assist in buying land and building a dream home and all the details you might not have thought of yet:

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Candy Evans' Real Estate Forecast for 2012

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Operation FINALLY HOME and Southstar Communities to Surprise Veteran Family at Armed Forces Bowl

A wounded war veteran and his family will get a special holiday surprise at this year’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at SMUon Thursday, December 30. They will learn that they have been selected to receive land and a custom-built home through Operation FINALLY HOME. The mortgage-free home will be located at The Bridges at Preston Crossings community in Gunter, Texas, just outside of Dallas.

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Things to Do in the South that are Absolutely Free

Photo Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle

Southern Living recently published an article highlighting the top things to do in the South that are free of charge. Surprising to some, there were hundreds of exciting festivals, museums, tours and much, much more that won’t cost you a dime. Here, we’ve broken down some of the tried-and-true happenings in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina specifically. Our Bluegreen properties including Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard, Havenwood at Hunters Crossing, The Bridges at Preston Crossings, Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, The Reserve at SugarTree, King Oaks, Sanctuary Cove at St. Andrews Sound and Chapel Ridge are all within a short driving distance from these wonderful, free activities. Enjoy!

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Austin and Dallas Included in ‘Top 10 Metro Areas for Job Growth’

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Fort Worth and Austin Areas Top “Best Cities to Move” List

A company called BestPlaces.net published its latest study this week, which ranked the top 10 cities to move to. The company considers several factors, including population, crime, cost of living and job market.Fort Worth and Austin, Texas placed among the top 10 cities listed.

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The Bridges at Preston Crossings Breaks Ground on Homes For Wounded War Veterans

This past Saturday, the Bridges at Preston Crossings proudly broke ground on two new homes for wounded war veterans and their families. The recipient families were joined by Southstar Communities' president and CEO, Dan Koscher, as well as other business donors who are helping to provide the homes through Operation FINALLY HOME.

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Operation FINALLY HOME Recipients, Sergeant Levi and Katie Wilson, Thank Southstar Communities

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Groundbreaking for Operation FINALLY HOME

Please join us on Saturday, September 25 for a groundbreaking ceremony to honor the families of two war heroes and participate in a day of fun. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. at The Bridges at Preston Crossings and will end at 4 p.m. Activities include horseback riding, fishing and a bounce house. Also, guests will get a chance to see Acme Brick’s “Baby Clay,” the world’s largest brick certified by the Guinness World Records, weighing in at 9,300 pounds and measuring 116 inches long.

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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 www.lakehomesites.com.

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