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San Antonio Tops Housing Markets, Austin and Houston Follow Close Behind

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Leading into the New Year Three Texas Cities Rank High in Housing Markets

In a recent Home Buying Institute article, Brandon Cornett looks at how the Texas housing market ranks against other markets. According to the latest MiMi numbers, San Antonio, Texas was the most stable housing market in the United States and Austin and Houston were also in the top 5.

The Dallas News reports that “Texas leads nation in job growth"

Texas continues to rack up positive news and glowing reports, with the latest coming from the Dallas News. The Dallas News reports that “Texas leads nation in job growth, adding 322,400 workers in the last year. Economists say trends for the rest of the year look promising.” This is more great news for the state that has been on the forefront of the economic turnaround.

Three Texas cities continue to top the national economic rankings


TIME Magazine Says Texas is “America’s future.”


Texas Homeowners Buying More New Homes, Finding Homes Faster

Today, the Texas Association of Realtors released the Texas Home Buyers and Sellers Report. Based on the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors, the report showed that Texas homeowners are buying more new homes and finding homes faster, indicating a steadily growing, competitive Texas housing market.

Top 3 Texas cities to Live

Who wouldn't want to live near the nation’s healthiest housing markets? According to Forbes, Houston is the #1 hot spot to live, with San Antonio at #4 and Austin following at #5. Our New Braunfels community, Vintage Oaks, reaps the best of both worlds, located directly between both San Antonio and Austin. For those in Houston, King Oaks in Bryan-College Station provides a retreat from big city life for both families and retirement.

Living near a top 5 location includes strong employment growth, growing communities, encouragement of new construction and low foreclosures. With job opportunities increasing in Texas, you can discover new opportunities in various industries such as oil, health care, gas, technology, transportation and energy. These top Texas areas are continually growing and thriving in an otherwise sluggish economy. The Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas are also desirable locations for upcoming politicians or those looking for new business opportunity or venture.

Vintage Oaks Featured in San Antonio Business Journal

We are excited that our Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard community in New Braunfels, TX was featured today in the San Antonio Business Journal AND the Austin Business Journal in an article titled, “Vintage Oaks Sees Triple Digit Sales for 2010.” Vintage Oaks had such a wonderful 2010. People know that we’ve got something special and want to make sure they get a piece of it!

Read the full article by clicking here.

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

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

A company called 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.

San Antonio Area Leads the Rest of the State in Home Appreciation

This week, mortgage technology company FNC Inc. released a report that identified the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest annual appreciation in home prices since 2003. San Antonio, with a 3.2 percent increase since 2003, was the only Texas city to make the top ten – coming out better than the data indicated.

“The other cities listed generally experienced very severe value declines, so small increases from very low levels isn’t surprising. San Antonio, like other Texas cities, avoided a major decline, so the increase is even more significant,” said Real Estate Center Research Economist Dr. Jim Gaines.