Beware of Bridlegate Ranch
Truth

Piscataway, NJ

#82 Mar 18, 2013
Dianne wrote:
<quoted text>. You should be worried. The place is going down hill FAST!! I own property there and regret the day I gave them a check! Would do anything to get rid of the property !!!!!
I don't know of anyone who brags about that property.
Not to mention the mess they made of a once beautiful ranch.
These people on here talking about how good it is are probably salesmen or involved in the ranch somehow.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#83 Mar 18, 2013
Group Created wrote:
Good Morning All,
I did go ahead and create a group for constructive comments and a place to compare experiences.
The address is
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BridlegateRanch...
I do not have any pictures yet, so please feel free to post some.
The group will be moderated, so any flaming of other members will not be tolerated.
This is NOT sponsored by Bridlegate, and although they are welcome to visit and even comment, that is not the intent.
Enjoy!
Wes Parker
How's that "created group" working out for ya wes?
I couldn't help but notice your post is the only activity there since creation.
Sometimes wes things just don't work out like you want them to and this is one of those times. No one cares what you think or what you think should be posted here.
Enjoy!
prospective buyer 2013

New Braunfels, TX

#84 Mar 24, 2013
I see there was a recent buyer, Dianne that regrets buying, why the regrets?
Jefhart

San Antonio, TX

#85 Mar 25, 2013
Just purchased a lot. I am in love with the area.
The homes are coming in a few at a time.
You have to be patient. My feeling is that only about 30 % to 50 % will ever be built. That'fs fine with me.
If you build a home to invest that's a loosing prop.
You build a house to live in. I can hardly wait to live there.
Prospective Buyer 2013

United States

#86 Mar 25, 2013
Jefhart wrote:
Just purchased a lot. I am in love with the area.
The homes are coming in a few at a time.
You have to be patient. My feeling is that only about 30 % to 50 % will ever be built. That'fs fine with me.
If you build a home to invest that's a loosing prop.
You build a house to live in. I can hardly wait to live there.
When do you plan on building? And I have seen other lots in Bridlegate on other sites for cheaper than the ones being pushed for their land sale. I was just wondering why the difference in price when there are the same amenities and roads have been completed. Some of the land I saw was even larger and cheaper.
Truth

Piscataway, NJ

#87 Mar 25, 2013
Jefhart wrote:
Just purchased a lot. I am in love with the area.
The homes are coming in a few at a time.
You have to be patient. My feeling is that only about 30 % to 50 % will ever be built. That'fs fine with me.
If you build a home to invest that's a loosing prop.
You build a house to live in. I can hardly wait to live there.
"Association:
The Bridlegate Ranch Property Owners Association (TMPOA) is a non-profit organization. The association owns and maintains the common properties and facilities. The common properties and facilities include, but are not limited to, the entry gates, buildings and grounds, pool, playground and recreation area, as well as private streets, walls, pathways, sprinkler systems and improvements. Every property owner is an automatic member and shares a portion of the responsibility for its support and will pay mandatory assessments. Assessments are billed annually, in advance, to each owner due on January 1st."
In these under developed subdivisions the dues just add up.
A cost most don't ever look at.
Prospective Buyer 2013

New Braunfels, TX

#88 Mar 25, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
"Association:
The Bridlegate Ranch Property Owners Association (TMPOA) is a non-profit organization. The association owns and maintains the common properties and facilities. The common properties and facilities include, but are not limited to, the entry gates, buildings and grounds, pool, playground and recreation area, as well as private streets, walls, pathways, sprinkler systems and improvements. Every property owner is an automatic member and shares a portion of the responsibility for its support and will pay mandatory assessments. Assessments are billed annually, in advance, to each owner due on January 1st."
In these under developed subdivisions the dues just add up.
A cost most don't ever look at.
Truth-
Do you own property at Bridlegate and know the increase of the dues? This is something that I am thinking of since it is a nice area and the guest houses are the selling points...I am sure they are a pretty penny to keep up.
Truth

Piscataway, NJ

#89 Mar 26, 2013
Prospective Buyer 2013 wrote:
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Truth-
Do you own property at Bridlegate and know the increase of the dues? This is something that I am thinking of since it is a nice area and the guest houses are the selling points...I am sure they are a pretty penny to keep up.
I own property but not there.
If this subdivision doesn't "build out" the cost will be shared by owners there.
Now that along with Bandera's tax rate and it is going to cost you a lot of money to live there. Bandera has no big business so the taxpayers are paying everything.
The way they act in Bandera big business will never come. The town of Bandera hasn't grown in years which is fine with most but again the taxes continue to rise with each passing year.
Buy there is you want just be very careful in that county.
Prospective Buyer 2013

United States

#90 Mar 26, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I own property but not there.
If this subdivision doesn't "build out" the cost will be shared by owners there.
Now that along with Bandera's tax rate and it is going to cost you a lot of money to live there. Bandera has no big business so the taxpayers are paying everything.
The way they act in Bandera big business will never come. The town of Bandera hasn't grown in years which is fine with most but again the taxes continue to rise with each passing year.
Buy there is you want just be very careful in that county.
Makes sense, thank you for your honest input.
Houstonian

Houston, TX

#91 Apr 1, 2013
I am not a native Houstonian, but have lived here 33 years. I am retired and single and considering Bridlegate Ranch...want to get out of Dodge, the traffic, the congestion, and live in a smaller, more beautiful community. Would this be a good place? I am in excellent health, and have two Harleys. Should I trust the builder who is putting up the shell? Would it be easy to find people who I could subcontract to finish it out? Are the maintenance fees and taxes high? I would want two acres, and the smallest possible house, it is just for me. Thank you.
Houstonian

Houston, TX

#92 Apr 1, 2013
Also, are there any opportunities for jobs ? I should mention I am a female, and a certified yoga teacher.
texasalltheway

Nacogdoches, TX

#93 Apr 1, 2013
Houstonian wrote:
Also, are there any opportunities for jobs ? I should mention I am a female, and a certified yoga teacher.
You beter get the deed restriction for the subdivion before you commit to anything and read carefully. What they are offering in thier ads can't be built there, and the sales force knows it. The ACC has already met with the developer and their response was, "Oh, thats just something we advertize". Otherwise know as the bait and switch. Someone needs to sue them in Texas under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and they would stop the BS. By the way, there are 61 properties for sale "by owner" in Bridlegate. You will not see any "for sale" signs because that if against deed restrictions. Check MLS. Who do you think you will get the best deal from? The developer or a distressed seller?
houstonian

Houston, TX

#94 Apr 2, 2013
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.
Did you build, did you move in there ? I am seriously considering buying and am coming out this weekend to look.
houstonian

Houston, TX

#95 Apr 2, 2013
I would like to hear from those who live there...is it worth it ? This will be my last chance.
texasalltheway

Nacogdoches, TX

#96 Apr 2, 2013
I have bought property at Bridlegate.
I will build a house in Bridlegate.
Buy a resale property from an owner, not the developer sales snakes.
Do not believe anything they tell you and check out everything on your own.
Read the building restrictions documents in black and white to make sure you can build what you want and can afford what is required.
Knock on the door of someone that lives there and ask them your questions. They are nice people and will talk to you.
FYI--there is a barndominium for sale by owner on I think two acres by Gray Realty? that seems to be a good deal.
Check MLS listings and do some reserch.
Gig Em

Lockhart, TX

#97 Apr 2, 2013
Go out this weekend and meet all the owners enjoying the place and working on their property and homes.
Also you can build that house if you choise. It's 2,200 square feet with 85% masonry and a metal roof. Meets the covanents and when finished its a beautiful hill country design. Or you can design your own home like most do. As someone said above this is a site for a few Bridlegate bashers but drive out and view for yourself and I feel sure you will love it as the large majority of owners do.
houstonian

Houston, TX

#98 Apr 2, 2013
what is the zip code out there ? Need it to check out the MLS.

It appears that deal they are offering now can't be beat, even if it is just the shell they are putting up.

Still, that barndominium sounds great, too, and I would love to see it.
john

San Jose, CA

#99 May 7, 2013
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you live Mac?
Mac lives in bandera and sell property in bridlegate what do you think?
CTXBULL

Corpus Christi, TX

#100 May 18, 2013
Please help! I just drove 5.5 hours round trip and spent 3+ hours on a Tour with many others at the Bridlegate ranch. It was OK but wasnt what I expected. I have seen various posted dating back to 2010 and wanted to see if ANY OWNERS can shed light on the values of the property are. I see 2.0 acres going for 59,900 to ????
Of course the 59,900 are no trees, even the ones with one of two oaks and a few Cedars (oh yea) are at 69,900. Thanks for your response
Not too eager

San Antonio, TX

#101 May 18, 2013
Yes the land is beautiful but you have to wonder why the lots are being sold for less than other river front lots in the state. Seems too good to be true!

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