Real Estate Blog & Resources

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.

Three Texas cities continue to top the national economic rankings


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.

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!


Holiday Fun by SouthStar

SouthStar Communities’ master-planned residential communities in Texas are decked out for the holidays. The surrounding areas also offer plenty of family-friendly events and activities to spread holiday cheer. If you like shopping, holiday events, giving back to the community or dressing up your furry friends we have the perfect event list for your family.

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake

  • Located in Cedar Hill in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Lake Ridge is close to many amazing holiday festivities. Our top picks include a pet photo night with Santa, caroling though Penn Farm and the trains at Northpark. For more information and details on these holiday events in Dallas-Fort Worth visit the Lake Ridge blog.