Beware of Bridlegate Ranch
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#21 Aug 14, 2010
Hookem wrote:
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.
Being in real estate you should know the problems these developements have. I think you do but it serves your business no good to be truthful.
I have followed many of these speculation ranch sub divisions and really haven't seen any done on time.
Latigo
Cielo Rio
Bridlegate.
Now tell the good folks I don't have the facts.
It is you who chooses to hide your head in the sand probably because of your vested interest.
What makes my opinion any less than yours?
All I said is these developers don't do what they say they are going to do and that is a fact.
Cielo Rio just sat there while the developer went on to Hills of Bandera, remember that one. Cielo Rio is on their 4 or 5 bond extention.
Latigo went into receivership while the local water board was contimplating prosecution for wells deilled with no permits. Remember those things,
Bear Springs was way out of their bond constantly asking for a lowering of the bond and extentions. All the while being investigated by the then TNRCC for non compliance. Remember?
Say what you intend to do and then do it, thats all.
I wish people like you wouldn't come onto these threads and try to make this look like standard operating procedure.
TEXANZ

San Antonio, TX

#22 Dec 20, 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!
Facts are facts. Promises by the developers were made and not kept. The beautiful ranch will become a huge barn complex and homes will never replace them. Not a high end country subdivision but rather used for weekend barn visits. The developers continue to open new phases and leave projects incomplete. The clubhouse is falling apart with plumbing and electrical problems. Repairs are needed and they our annual fees are used for ? NEW BUYERS - BEWARE of BRIDLEGATE RANCH. Don't be fooled like so many of us.
TEXANZ

San Antonio, TX

#23 Dec 20, 2010
SHADOW wrote:
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Being in real estate you should know the problems these developements have. I think you do but it serves your business no good to be truthful.
I have followed many of these speculation ranch sub divisions and really haven't seen any done on time.
Latigo
Cielo Rio
Bridlegate.
Now tell the good folks I don't have the facts.
It is you who chooses to hide your head in the sand probably because of your vested interest.
What makes my opinion any less than yours?
All I said is these developers don't do what they say they are going to do and that is a fact.
Cielo Rio just sat there while the developer went on to Hills of Bandera, remember that one. Cielo Rio is on their 4 or 5 bond extention.
Latigo went into receivership while the local water board was contimplating prosecution for wells deilled with no permits. Remember those things,
Bear Springs was way out of their bond constantly asking for a lowering of the bond and extentions. All the while being investigated by the then TNRCC for non compliance. Remember?
Say what you intend to do and then do it, thats all.
I wish people like you wouldn't come onto these threads and try to make this look like standard operating procedure.
Real estate agents and developers don't see it from the "owners" prospective. Sell, sell, lie, and sell more. River Crossing developed into a beautiful subdivision. We had faith in the developer and bought in Bridlegate. Everytime we drive thru it we a depreciation in value. It is losing it's "WOW" factor. Most property owners have second thoughts about their investment. NEW BUYERS BEWARE!
Babs

Newbury Park, CA

#24 Jan 26, 2011
Hey Y'all- I just want to add that I love my little piece of Texas-here in Bridlegate Ranch! I try to visit every year and look forward to the day I can actually start building my dream home. It's too bad the economy is making things so hard for so many of us and I hope that all turns around soon so we can get on with the things we planned.
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#25 Jan 27, 2011
Babs wrote:
Hey Y'all- I just want to add that I love my little piece of Texas-here in Bridlegate Ranch! I try to visit every year and look forward to the day I can actually start building my dream home. It's too bad the economy is making things so hard for so many of us and I hope that all turns around soon so we can get on with the things we planned.
Maybe if you were here like TEXANZ you would have the same opinion.
Things promised ie road completion just seem to not get done.
If you are happy with them good, that is what counts in the end.
Wildflower

United States

#26 Jan 27, 2011
I to am a little concerned. It is true about the cottages hard to get into.
LAW

Texarkana, TX

#27 Feb 18, 2011
I for one own property at Bridlegate and I am planning on building this year. As far as everything promised... it has all come true. The roads are ahead of schedule. some people have built their barn first, then plan on building soon as I have spoke to the owners. The economy has had a lot to do with people building... but most people bought to retire out there and will be starting in 2 to 3 years. I love it!!!!!
CGauldin

Katy, TX

#28 Feb 21, 2011
I am a property owner at Bridlegate Ranch and the decision to buy land in such a beautiful location is one of the best decisions I have made. All of the staff at Bridlegate have been more than accommodating, so any criticism of their willingness to make sure that all who buy into this development are completely satisfied is completely unjustified. I would tell any and all to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase land in this part of the Texas Hill Country.
Leashad

Findlay, OH

#29 May 7, 2011
YIPES!
I was planning on coming down from OH to look over some sites later this month, but these conversations are a little off-putting!
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#31 May 23, 2011
Pilot wrote:
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...
Just a note from another satisfied bridlegate land owner.

M Salazar
San Antonio, TX
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10 hrs ago I just visited my lot at Bridlegate Ranch, and with much preoccupation observed that deed restrictions and standards are not being enforced. I urge owners of the lots to visit the development and raise their concern. Properties are going to devalue if these trend is allowed to continue.
I would like also to get in touch with the other lot owners to get together and form a
homeowners association.

Since: Jul 11

Crystal City, TX

#32 Jul 12, 2011
I've been to bridal gate and I think it's a wonderful place

Since: Jun 11

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#33 Aug 6, 2011
Justin maxam wrote:
I've been to bridal gate and I think it's a wonderful place
You should have seen it before the subdivision, that was beauty.
Texan by Choice

Boerne, TX

#34 Dec 23, 2011
There are some very bitter people who live outside the gate. Shadow the roads are finally done so I guess you will have to find something else to complain about. As for the river it is dry again. There are very few rivers that are not dry in Hill Country. Real houses are springing up all over the ranch and it looks like more are on the way. Even some of the lots with barns are sprouting real homes. This is a beautiful developement and it is going to get even better. We are moving in next month and plan to enjoy this fantastic piece of Hill Country.
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#35 Dec 25, 2011
Texan by Choice wrote:
There are some very bitter people who live outside the gate. Shadow the roads are finally done so I guess you will have to find something else to complain about. As for the river it is dry again. There are very few rivers that are not dry in Hill Country. Real houses are springing up all over the ranch and it looks like more are on the way. Even some of the lots with barns are sprouting real homes. This is a beautiful developement and it is going to get even better. We are moving in next month and plan to enjoy this fantastic piece of Hill Country.
You sound just like a real estate agent.
Red October

Helotes, TX

#36 Jan 12, 2012
Shadow, what line of work is it that you are in? Please share....
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#37 Jan 14, 2012
Red October wrote:
Shadow, what line of work is it that you are in? Please share....
One could ask the same of you--care to share?
Wes Parker

Seattle, WA

#38 Jan 14, 2012
We just bought our retirement lot. We made it a point to meet some of the other owners. Honestly, I don't understand the negative comments.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#39 Jan 16, 2012
Wes Parker wrote:
We just bought our retirement lot. We made it a point to meet some of the other owners. Honestly, I don't understand the negative comments.
Hang in there skippy the best is yet to come.
Should have researched some before buying.
Bandera Cajun

San Ramon, CA

#40 Jan 24, 2012
Drove through Bridlegate last week and noted over 12 large houses, not barns, under construction not counting a number of large homes which are being inhabited full time. There appears to be a more strigent enforcement of the deed restrictions on the barns than the post leads one to believe. Only a few of the older barns appear suspect. The new barns I noticed are positioned in a location away from the primary build site indicating a future intent to build a home.

Since: Aug 11

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#41 Feb 6, 2012
Bandera Cajun wrote:
Drove through Bridlegate last week and noted over 12 large houses, not barns, under construction not counting a number of large homes which are being inhabited full time. There appears to be a more strigent enforcement of the deed restrictions on the barns than the post leads one to believe. Only a few of the older barns appear suspect. The new barns I noticed are positioned in a location away from the primary build site indicating a future intent to build a home.
So did you get ya some of that too??

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