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by BRAD ROLLINS

Last year, a net average of 124 people moved to Hays County each week, and the influx shows no sign of letting up. Homebuilders large and small are vying for a piece of the steady demand.

During the first three fiscal quarters of 2014, officials in the county’s three corridor cities issued new building permits for 950 single-family homes: 241 in San Marcos; 385 in Kyle; and 325 in Buda, according to data compiled and analyzed by the San Marcos Mercury. The estimated value of new single-family residential totaled about $38 million in San Marcos and $44.5 million in Kyle; projected values were not immediately available for new Buda homes.

With 125 new homes completed or under construction, Brookfield Residential’s Blanco Vista subdivision (New Leaf Homes, Homes by Avi, Castlerock Communities, Buffington Homes and Pacesetters Homes) in far north San Marcos found more buyers than any other residential development. In volume of home sales, Blanco Vista was followed by Garlic Creek in Buda (89 units, Meritage Homes) and Waterleaf in Kyle (84 units, KB Home).

Here’s a look at the leaderboard by home builder:

Top homebuilders | San Marcos, Kyle and Buda

New single- and two-family residential construction between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014, according to building permit data.
 BudaKyleSan MarcosTotal
Total324385241950
DR Horton9965164
KB Home8420104
Meritage Homes9090
Ryland Homes493988
Lennar Homes483684
Pacesetter Homes2125679
Gehan Homes6666
Bigelow Homes371855
Homes by Avi1215936
Buffington Homes142034
LGI Homes3434
Value Builders3131
Other/Unknown1251128
New Leaf Homes1717
CastleRock Communities31316
Wood & Thomason88
MM Custom Homes77
JKirsten Homes55
BWH Homes22
Vista Homes22

Here is the same information organized by fastest-selling subdivisions:


Top subdivisions | San Marcos, Kyle and Buda

New single- and two-family residential construction between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014, according to building permit data.
SubdivisionCity2014 YTDValuation
Total950$80,797,041
Blanco VistaSan Marcos125$19,915,610
Garlic CreekBuda89
WaterleafKyle84$10,054,288
Post OakKyle80$6,754,125
Plum CreekKyle50$6,289,705
Whispering HollowBuda49
Elm GroveBuda48
StonefieldBuda48
Hometown KyleKyle39$5,316,408
Woodlands ParkKyle39$3,896,896.00
Bunton Creek VillageKyle38$6,131,281
El Camino RealSan Marcos36$4,421,072
Meadows at BudaBuda32
Village at CreeksideKyle31$1,359,065.00
Cottonwood CreekSan Marcos28$4,370,296
Summer PointeBuda21
Blanco River VillageSan Marcos21$3,015,285
Retreat at Willow CreekSan Marcos21$3,833,095
Meadows of KyleKyle19$2,481,580
OtherSan Marcos10$2,468,255
Watson HollowBuda9
Meadow ParkBuda8
Bella VitaBuda7
Cullen CountryBuda6
OtherBuda4
Old Town BudaBuda3
Kensington TrailsKyle3$190,080.00
Original Town of KyleKyle2$300,000

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