Real Estate Blog & Resources

Texas Real Estate Development Ready to Break Records

Nothing is slowing down the Texas housing market anytime soon, as home prices and the sale of single-family houses continue to rise with no end in sight. This housing juggernaut continues to create the perfect environment for residential builders and other general contractors, although some slight pressures in the labor market and a lack of lots for sale are weighing on the industry.

According to the 2015-Q3 Texas Quarterly Housing Report, and the Texas Association of Realtors, the state saw home sales rise 7.8 percent year over year, while the median home price rose 7.7 percent year over year.

Housing designs for retirees

After putting in decades of working late hours and weekends all while living in a starter home, many people are beginning to retire. This means these hard-working individuals are ready to put this previous life behind and buy land to build the house of their dreams. If you're a retiree planning to construct the home you've always wanted, there are many floor plans that ideal for just this kind of lifestyle.

U.S. New Home Starts Up 6.3% in September

Building Permits, Bellwether of Future Construction, Increase 1.5%

September New Home Starts Report as printed in teh Wall Street Journal

U.S. home building rebounded in September on the strength of apartment construction, a category that provides less of an economic boost than single-family homes.

How to financially prepare for your new home

One of the many financial advantages of building a custom home is that you build it to your specifications, financially and otherwise. Your custom home can be as grand as you want it to be, but custom homes can also be designed and built to be comparable cost-wise to already-built homes or new homes from a production builder. It all comes down to what’s right for you. To financially prepare for your custom home, you will want to take a few things into consideration.

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.

Striking the Right Balance When Designing a Custom Home


Housing Market in Texas Poised for Growth

The steady influx of out-of-state transplants, along with stronger than average employment growth, should keep the housing and apartment sectors in Texas strong, a report from the Dallas Federal Reserve concluded.

Custom Home Building: Home Office trend

SouthStar Communities custom home building blog just spotted a fast-growing trend in all buyer markets: home office. Home offices are taking on new shapes to meet the needs of buyers of all kinds.

Housing market trend: Home builder sentiment gains in May

 Housing market trend: Homebuilder sentiment rose in May as sales conditions improved, suggesting the housing market recovery still has momentum, data from the National Association of Home Builders showed.

Custom Home Building: Shifting Perspectives

SouthStar Communities proudly offer quality custom home building to our clients, especially when perspectives and needs are vastly changing in the wake of the Great Recession.