Forbes names Bryan-College Station one of the “Best Small Cities for Jobs”

May 25, 2011

Those of us who live in Texas know that it’s a great place, but Forbes Magazine is also cheering the Lone Star State and Bryan-College Station, in particular, for employment seekers. The magazine just released its annual list of “Best Cities for Jobs”. Texas cities dominated every category: Big, Mid-size, and Small Cities.

Texas cities took three of the top five spots in both the Mid-size and Small Cities categories, and four out of five in the Big Cities grouping.

Bryan-College Station held its third place ranking on the national list for the second year in a row. The magazine noted that this region posted a 1.7% non-farm job increase—modest growth but stellar in comparison with the rest of the country.

Killeen, Texas, ranked number one on the Small Cities list. At Stylecraft Builders, we’ve just begun building in this city because we see the need for quality, affordable new homes as the city attracts new residents.

“Whatever they are drinking in Texas, other states may want to imbibe,” commented the article’s author Joel Kotkin.

We’re drinking in the good life here in Bryan-College Station. Job opportunities are increasing, the infrastructure is strong, and home values are great.

If you’re interested in exploring a move to Bryan-College Station, talk to us at Stylecraft Builders.

Home prices are on their way back up

May 18, 2011

We’ve been in a real estate buyer’s market since the recession crept up a few years ago, but the situation is starting to reverse itself. According to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the median price for a home in Texas rose two percent since January 2010. Currently, the value is $139,100. However, here in Bryan-College Station, buyers are still seeing lower housing prices. In February 2010, the median price for a home in this area was $165,400. In January 2011, that figure dropped to $147,700 (the lowest since August 2009), representing a 10 percent decrease.

Bryan-College Station is a growing region with lots of activity and one of the lowest unemployment rates in Texas . It won’t be long before the trend that is occurring through most of the state will hit Bryan-College Station. There’s still time to take advantage of record low home prices while the housing market still favors the buyer.

Stylecraft Builders builds new homes and communities. We’ve been seeing plenty of activity in spite of the economic downturn that hurt so many areas. We still have new homes under construction, so, if you want to get the best value by customizing one of these properties, now is the time to act. Contact us to find out what’s happening in the Bryan-College Station housing market and to learn more about buying a brand new home before the market pricing rises!

Siena – Grand opening for new Bryan, Texas community

May 4, 2011

*** Grand Opening will not be on May 12, 2001 ***

At Stylecraft Builders, we’re getting ready to launch a brand new community in Bryan, Texas! Siena will give homeowners the luxury of moving into a neighborhood on the rise—literally. The homes—which will range from 1,100 to more than 2,000 square feet—will reflect French Country and Tuscan style designs, with each one built to Stylecraft Builder’s high standards. Attention to detail with an accent of European style and grace will be built into each Siena home.

Siena will feature a host of amenities that will enhance the leisurely lifestyle for residents. In addition to a swimming pool, the community will include a shaded pavilion, walking and biking trails, a pond, and a peninsula pavilion.

The master plan for Siena includes 58 homesites in Phase 1; but be aware that 21 of them are already sold!

You can still choose from 25 available sites at Siena. With this option, we’ll build your home from the ground up, giving you the opportunity to customize the details. We are also offering 12 pre-planned homes. You may still be able to customize one of these homes, so call us now for details.

Prices for Siena homes, including the site, start at just $142,500. The community is just off Old Reliance Road on the east side of Bryan, a great location for easy access to the many local amenities of this growing city. Contact us  at Stylecraft Builders to learn more about Siena homeownership opportunities.