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


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


Easy Interior Design Tips

For many new homeowners, the process to finding the perfect home takes some research. During this process, homeowners should also remember the interior of the home may need some personalizing and sprucing up. The steps to making your home more “you” can actually be the most fun!

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.

Tax Programs to Finance Clean Energy Catch On

Over the years, as Rick Murphy helped expand his family's auto business in Edina, Minn., outside Minneapolis, he wanted to install solar panels to cut the electricity bills, but the upfront cost was too high.

Simple Tips for Conserving Water

Texans are gearing up for another hot summer this year. Conserving water is something that every Texan should understand how to do effectively during the summer months to keep bills low while staying environmentally friendly. SouthStar Communities has compiled a few simple tips for you and your family on how to conserve water this summer.

Life at King Oaks

SouthStar is proud to have King Oaks as one of our properties! There is always something going on at King Oaks and we are so happy to share it with you!

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.

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!


Walking Trails Selected As Most Desired Community Amenity

Selecting the right property to build on requires looking into more than just the land itself. Reports show that a residential community’s design and amenities can have long-term effects on health and happiness.