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New Braunfels community honors Veterans with park and memorial

(June 27, 2015—NEW BRAUNFELS)  Area veterans, local elected and community officials and residents of the Vintage Oaks community in New Braunfels honored Veterans today by dedicating a new park and memorial walkway.  Timber Ridge Park and Veteran's Walk is a 23-acre community park situated at the heart of the community on an open valley with long views to the surrounding Hill Country and crowned by a grove of heritage oak trees, some over 300 years old.

“This park represents a tribute to the area’s veterans and service men and women who risk their lives every day for freedom,” said Thad Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer of SouthStar Communities.  “Vintage Oaks is home to many retired military from across Texas and the country.  Nearly 40% of our residents have served or are serving in the military. Many retired veterans are returning to the San Antonio area from other parts of the country to have easy access to Veteran’s services.  They remember the beauty of the Hill Country and find a welcome home here at Vintage Oaks. We want to thank our servicemen past and present, and add an important monument to our community to show that they are remembered.” 

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Topics: Timber Ridge

Vintage Oaks is becoming a hot spot for new homebuilding for SouthStar

By Katie Burke, Reporter- San Antonio Business Journal

SouthStar Communities’ Vintage Oaks master-planned development in New Braunfels helped contribute to record first-quarter financial results for the company.

SouthStar reported $5.1 million in retail lot sales for Vintage Oaks, which is the strongest figure it has seen since the community debuted in 2006. New home plan submittals for Vintage Oaks are up 53 percent over the same period last year, a sign that home sales in Vintage Oaks could continue at a healthy clip throughout the rest of 2015.

Vintage Oaks is the fastest-growing community in the San Antonio metropolitan area for the second year in a row within the $300,000-and-above price category, according to national housing market research firm Metrostudy.

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Topics: Home Building

SouthStar Communities Donates 4th Site for Veteran Home, Vintage Oaks

Smart Home Breaks Ground with HEB and Operation FINALLY HOME

(January 29, 2015—NEW BRAUNFELS) SouthStar Communities, Operation FINALLY HOME and HEB broke ground today on a one-of-a-kind, custom-built, mortgage-free Smart Home for U.S. Army Specialist Michael Crawford in the developer’s Vintage Oaks neighborhood.  The 23-year-old veteran was wounded in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck the truck he was in during combat.  Crawford’s injuries left him paralyzed completely in his right leg and with minimal movement in his left leg.  

“We are honored to have Specialist Crawford as a resident in Vintage Oaks and we thank him for his sacrificial service to our country,” said Thad Rutherford, Chief Operation Officer of SouthStar Communities, the developer of Vintage Oaks.  “This is the fourth Operation FINALLY HOME veteran home in Vintage Oaks and we can’t wait to have another hero as a neighbor in our community.” 

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Hill Country Real Estate Continues Explosive Growth

Vintage Oaks Tops Q3 Housing Starts in San Antonio Market for Second Year in a Row

(November 6, 2014—NEW BRAUNFELS, TX)  Austin-based SouthStar Communities announced today that Vintage Oaks, one of its signature Hill Country communities, once again led the San Antonio market for new housing starts in the $300s.  According to MetroStudy, a national housing market research firm, Vintage Oaks reported 22 new home starts in Q3 and 75 home starts year to date, already 20 percent ahead of its record-setting 2013 numbers.  The development also ranked number one in Comal County for home starts in the $300s and reported 155 new homesite sales year to date.

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Topics: real estate market, Top Housing Markets

Vintage Oaks Community in New Braunfels Announces Record Sales

Recognized as fastest growing community in the San Antonio/New Braunfels area

(October 24, 2013-- AUSTIN, TX) Austin-based SouthStar Communities announced today that Vintage Oaks in New Braunfels has continued its record setting pace for 2013 with another banner quarter. Vintage Oaks third quarter sales were tripled over the same time period in 2011 and 2012 and over 100 homesites have been sold year to date. Twenty percent of 2013 sales came from owner referrals, an extremely high percentage for the housing industry.

"Based on the year to date sales numbers for Vintage Oaks, it is currently trending as the fastest growing community in the Hill Country," said Randall Allsup, Regional Director with Metrostudy, a national housing market research firm. "The demand for more land sales and new communities continues to rise and Vintage Oaks has beautiful home sites and the luxury amenities homebuyers are seeking."

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Army Veteran FINALLY HOME, JR Martinez Moves to Vintage Oaks

J.R. Martinez, the Army veteran, TV Star, writer and Operation FINALLY HOME spokesman has a new title to add to his list of accomplishments — Vintage Oaks homeowner.

Martinez has decided to buy a lot and build a home in the New Braunfels community. And he will celebrate his plans for a new home with a book signing at the subdivision on June 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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New Braunfels’ Vintage Oaks record-breaking quarter in lot sales

By Tricia Lynn Silva, Reporter/Project Coordinator - San Antonio Business Journal

New Braunfels residential community Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard recorded its best quarter since 2008.

Over the three months ended March 31, 2013, Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard reported 44 lot sales — which represents sales of more than $3.5 million.

Initially, officials with the community had stated that the latest figures mark the highest-grossing first quarter for Vintage at The Vineyard since 2008. The company has now confirmed that the latest numbers represent the highest-grossing sales quarter for Vintage Oaks since 2008.

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Groundbreaking held for wounded warrior’s new home

By Betty Taylor / New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS —Thursday morning just outside of New Braunfels, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Malarsie and wife Jesse walked through their Hill Country lot after breaking ground on their new home. Their children — 3-year-old Kadence Lengstorf, and her half sister, Sophia Malarsie, 16 months — played on a large boulder.

As a breeze brushed through the oak trees and a nearby windmill slowly turned, builder Johnathan White of Tilson Home Corporation explained where the garage would sit on the lot, which measures just over an acre.

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SouthStar Acquires Bluegreen Communities

May 4, 2012-- SouthStar Communities has acquired Bluegreen Communities for $29 million.

As part of the deal, SouthStar also takes ownership of several Bluegreen residential neighborhoods-- including Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard and Havenwood at Hunters Crossing, both in the city of New Braunfels, which is located about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio. SouthStar will also take ownership in King Oaks, in College Station; Lake Ridge and Sugar Tree, in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; Sanctuary Cove at St. Andrews Sound, Ga.; and Chapel Ridge in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Vineyard Living in the Texas Hill Country

Vintage Oaks uncorks a distinctive lifestyle for the discriminating homeowner in the beauty of the Hill Country. Located in New Braunfels on the scenic Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, with over 24 local wineries and vineyards within a short distance, Vintage Oaks offers a unique wine country lifestyle with a Texas Hill Country flavor.

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