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TEXANZ

San Antonio, TX

#1 Jun 22, 2010
BEWARE Before you buy in Bridlegate Ranch. The ranch house and cabins are used as their biggest selling point. What you see is not what you get......it is VERY difficult to get reservations. The staff becomes angry when they are questioned....you have been warned.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#2 Jun 23, 2010
TEXANZ wrote:
BEWARE Before you buy in Bridlegate Ranch. The ranch house and cabins are used as their biggest selling point. What you see is not what you get......it is VERY difficult to get reservations. The staff becomes angry when they are questioned....you have been warned.
What would you expect from snake oil salesmen?
Lie through their teeth and no they never like to be questioned.
Chopped up a very beautiful old ranch and cut roads over the hills.
NativeTexan

San Antonio, TX

#3 Aug 9, 2010
SHADOW wrote:
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What would you expect from snake oil salesmen?
Lie through their teeth and no they never like to be questioned.
Chopped up a very beautiful old ranch and cut roads over the hills.
The land is the best part of Bridlegate and the river park is beautiful. We own two lots there and recommended Bridlegate to our friends who also purchased there. We love it!
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#4 Aug 12, 2010
NativeTexan wrote:
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The land is the best part of Bridlegate and the river park is beautiful. We own two lots there and recommended Bridlegate to our friends who also purchased there. We love it!
When will the roads and such be completed? I believe they were just in commissioners court asking for an extention of their bonds because they didn't get the job done in the time allotted.
This ranch was a beautiful place before the towers went up and the hill tops cut off. Dust from the roads is everywhere.
They advertise a beautiful river scene and don't tell people the river is dry at times.
I said snake oil salesmen and I ment it.
My opinion.
NativeTexan

Dallas, TX

#5 Aug 12, 2010
Shadow,

While your opinion is appreciated it is obvious you do not own property here. I see huge trucks building roads every day. We also attended the property owners appreciation day and met hundreds of other property owners who are thrilled about the development. The guest suites are an amenity and we were told the river level fluctuates due to rain fall. Which actually is just common sense. We love being here and that is my opinion and seems to be the opinion of MANY others. Maybe next year you can come to the property owners appreciation party and you can discuss your opinion there.
LoneStar

San Antonio, TX

#6 Aug 12, 2010
I agree with Native Texan. Bridlegate Ranch is a superior community with great amenities. An awesome club house with suites, river park, and another club house with suite soon to open for property owners use. I myself have looked for several years to find the home site of my dreams. I love Bridlegate so much that I when I found my dream home site I purchased the one next to it as well. As for the Medina River all the Texas Rivers go up and down depending on rain fall. Anyone has enough sense to know that. I for one am grateful that bridlegate has allowed so many people to obtain there dream of owning a piece of the gorgeous Hill Country. I don't know about Shadow but I dont have the millions it would take to buy a ranch of this calibur and size for just myself. This way everyone can afford to be apart of it. Thank you Bridlegate.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#7 Aug 12, 2010
LoneStar wrote:
I agree with Native Texan. Bridlegate Ranch is a superior community with great amenities. An awesome club house with suites, river park, and another club house with suite soon to open for property owners use. I myself have looked for several years to find the home site of my dreams. I love Bridlegate so much that I when I found my dream home site I purchased the one next to it as well. As for the Medina River all the Texas Rivers go up and down depending on rain fall. Anyone has enough sense to know that. I for one am grateful that bridlegate has allowed so many people to obtain there dream of owning a piece of the gorgeous Hill Country. I don't know about Shadow but I dont have the millions it would take to buy a ranch of this calibur and size for just myself. This way everyone can afford to be apart of it. Thank you Bridlegate.
It is just another subdivision of a beautiful old ranch.
I know many people who bought for the beautiful river and then it doesn't go up and down it dries up.
Just saying a bill board on hwy 16 showing the river full when it was dry is deceptive. The medina like medina lake has drastic swings. Years of dry river bed but if that is what floats your boat so be it.
Native Texan needs to go get the minutes of commissioners court and see your little developement is far behind on their roads.
I suspect it is like Cielo Rio (Mathis Ranch) and Latigo (Crossroads) they can't afford to finish the roads and drainage until they see another few lots and meanwhile the owners are left holding the bag.
These are not dream subdivisions. They are more like a blight on the land.
Mac

United States

#8 Aug 12, 2010
I am curious Shadow, do you even live in Bandera? I noticed your posts all over the Bandera forum on different issues. I own a lot at Bridlegate and think it is a beautiful place. I also agree with Native Texan, there is construction going on constantly. I would like to know if you have ever seen Bridlegate. If not, then I don't see where you have an opinion!
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#9 Aug 13, 2010
Mac wrote:
I am curious Shadow, do you even live in Bandera? I noticed your posts all over the Bandera forum on different issues. I own a lot at Bridlegate and think it is a beautiful place. I also agree with Native Texan, there is construction going on constantly. I would like to know if you have ever seen Bridlegate. If not, then I don't see where you have an opinion!
Well actually Mac your little subdivision is in my back door.
Used to be a beautiful view of the hills. Used to be.
I never said they weren't working they just didn't get the roads done in the time they promised when this thing was first platted.
Like so many others if someone doesn't stand on them they will put this off forever.
I agree there is "construction going on constantly" it is evident by the layers of dust on the trees everywhere.

If you bought there I hope they will do the rest of the developement before going bankrupt.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#10 Aug 13, 2010
Mac wrote:
I am curious Shadow, do you even live in Bandera? I noticed your posts all over the Bandera forum on different issues. I own a lot at Bridlegate and think it is a beautiful place. I also agree with Native Texan, there is construction going on constantly. I would like to know if you have ever seen Bridlegate. If not, then I don't see where you have an opinion!
Where do you live Mac?
NativeTexan

San Antonio, TX

#11 Aug 13, 2010
Shadow,

I have also noticed you seem to be an authority on every subject this forum offers. Your negative views are laughable but duly noted. I can send you pictures of my family recreating in the river at Bridlegate and the river is even prettier than in the picture on the billboard. An extension is just that an EXTENSION! They are making tremendous progress on the roads this is a fact. I have seen it. You are assuming and drawing conclusions with no basis in fact. Bridlegate is not responsible for the drought either. Good grief! Sorry you are so unhappy where you live. We happen to love being a part of this community and feel this is Gods Country. Not God forsaken as you have so elequently remarked on previous posts. Get some rest Shadow....
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#12 Aug 13, 2010
NativeTexan wrote:
Shadow,
I have also noticed you seem to be an authority on every subject this forum offers. Your negative views are laughable but duly noted. I can send you pictures of my family recreating in the river at Bridlegate and the river is even prettier than in the picture on the billboard. An extension is just that an EXTENSION! They are making tremendous progress on the roads this is a fact. I have seen it. You are assuming and drawing conclusions with no basis in fact. Bridlegate is not responsible for the drought either. Good grief! Sorry you are so unhappy where you live. We happen to love being a part of this community and feel this is Gods Country. Not God forsaken as you have so elequently remarked on previous posts. Get some rest Shadow....
Ignorance is bliss.
Working on the roads and meeting their promises are two different things.
They made a promise to commissioners court and broke it.
Hope the promises they made to you aren't broken as well.
I understand you have no choice now that you gave them your money but others should know what these developers are doing. It is not unusual for these bonds not to be met but it is troubling and if they can't complete them the county takes the bond or what is left of it and tries to complete it.
Beware.
NativeTexan

San Antonio, TX

#13 Aug 13, 2010
Its the slowest economy in recent history. Which I should probably point out is not Bridlegates fault either. I have "pulled up the reins" in my business in order to make crucial financial decisions in tough times. Thanks for being so concerned for us though. BTW - If ignoorance is bliss you should be over the moon!
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#14 Aug 13, 2010
NativeTexan wrote:
Its the slowest economy in recent history. Which I should probably point out is not Bridlegates fault either. I have "pulled up the reins" in my business in order to make crucial financial decisions in tough times. Thanks for being so concerned for us though. BTW - If ignoorance is bliss you should be over the moon!
I really wasn't looking for some smart ass here.
Thread started with beware and I believe that is a fact.
Turn down in the economy is no excuse for not doing what you said you would do.
When it gets worse the investment group just might give it back to the bank like at Latigo. You still gonna have that smart mouth then.
You don't "pulled up the reins" on financial obligations.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#15 Aug 13, 2010
NativeTexan wrote:
Its the slowest economy in recent history. Which I should probably point out is not Bridlegates fault either. I have "pulled up the reins" in my business in order to make crucial financial decisions in tough times. Thanks for being so concerned for us though. BTW - If ignoorance is bliss you should be over the moon!
What is with all the "Which I should probably point out is not Bridlegates fault either"? You a salesman for the ranch?
Regardless Bridlegate has an obligation to the buyers in what ever economy comes along, you should know that.
NativeTexan

San Antonio, TX

#16 Aug 14, 2010
I am too old to start a new career at this point. I am thankful that they have not stopped doing what they said they would do. If takes a little longer so be it. You should allow them to finish up and quit blaming them for everything from the state of the economy to the drought. Goodbye Shadow!
NativeTexan

San Antonio, TX

#17 Aug 14, 2010
When they finish, will you still have your smart mouth? Unfortunatley you will still be living in the crappy trailer on someone elses ranch! Who cut up their ranch to accomodate your mobile home??? I am done talking with you now. You are just another whacko and I really dont care what you think. It appears from all your other posts no one else cares what you think either!
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#18 Aug 14, 2010
NativeTexan wrote:
When they finish, will you still have your smart mouth? Unfortunatley you will still be living in the crappy trailer on someone elses ranch! Who cut up their ranch to accomodate your mobile home??? I am done talking with you now. You are just another whacko and I really dont care what you think. It appears from all your other posts no one else cares what you think either!
I never blamed them for the dry conditions or the economy.
You must be a liberal socialist because when someone makes a point you can't deny you start lying and name calling.
Live in a trailer, no.
Cut up a ranch to accomodate me-No again.
Try to post links or evidence where I am wrong here.
Fact is you can't. Defend your right to own land, I agree.
Bridlegate like all developements should honor their promises to their customers and the community they develope in period.
Pilot

San Antonio, TX

#19 Aug 14, 2010
I see the SHADOW has struck again! NativeTexan you are right nobody cares what SHADOW thinks. Do not waste your time. She is just an angry old maid who needs to take her crazy pills...
Hookem

San Antonio, TX

#20 Aug 14, 2010
I have been looking at these threads over the last view days and they have been very interesting. I understand that everyone has the right to their own opinion, but because you have an opinion does not make it right. Shadow, you have this very queered view of the world and how things work. I read the same article that you did about getting the bonds extended, the national economy is slow and they needed it extended(no big deal). You are complaining about this beautiful ranch being developed and there is "a" water tower with a road cut on one of the hills you can see from Bandera River Ranch. With that line of thinking, should I complain to Bandera b/c I can see the court steeple and water tower from the ranch and it block my beautiful view of the hill country? I have been in real estate from the New Braunfels area out to Bandera and Medina and have had prior experience with the company that has developed Bridlegate Ranch. Since your an expert only in the Bandera area, have you ever been or seen any of the developers completed communities? My best guess would be no and you would be talking out of turn once again. I have followed this company along with builders in the SA/Hill Country market and they have a great track record of finishing their communities. As far as i know, they have completed every community they started and if you can show me any different then I will be of open ears. If past performance predicts future outcome, then I would have to say that Bridlegate Ranch is in good shape. What frustrates me about blogs is that it allows people who have no experience nor knowledge of real estate to post their opinions as queered as they may be. I do not know what you do nor act like I would know the intricacies of you job, but I would never throw my opinion because I read an article in a local paper. Do your homework and come prepared with emperical data to support your words, if not then keep your opinions to yourself. You are one of the reasons why, us who make real estate our profession very difficult at times. You have no idea what this business entails, but you have an opinion and that is very dangerous.
I will keep recommending buyers to the Bandera area and also to Bridlegate Ranch even though I have to overcome people who have opinions on things they know nothing of.
That is just my two cents.

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