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Old 09-17-2006, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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and what is happening right now http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA091706.01A.FlippingRanches.367a296.html (broken link)

Its actually sad to me since our ranch has been in the family for generations and I really don't see my boys getting to enjoy with their kids cause its really close these days to SA..

Last edited by neddy; 09-17-2006 at 06:01 PM.. Reason: added something
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:57 PM
 
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Red face Not a flipper

Neddy,

I read the article you referenced and it was extremely informative. As you may recall, I was the one who was interested in buying a "ranchette" north of SA. Well, now I feel somewhat guilty for being a kind of carpet bagger -- but at least I'm not a flipper! My wife and I really love TX and we plan on making it our home for good.

I agree with all of those folks who want some space. After being in the rat race for decades, it would be nice to be able to have some land and privacy. Thanks to your suggestions, we are now looking both northwest and northeast. We hope to fly down in November to look at some property.

We hope to find a reputable realtor who can help us out.
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:02 PM
 
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That is what I am looking for. Some peace and serenity. I just want my little niche out in the country, where it is quiet and I have space. Just want to enjoy it. I plan to be there for good, as well.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Davehduc, sorry if you miss understood, i did not get the impression that you were a flipper somehow got the idea you wanted to move here! lol. Lots of pretty hills around for everyone but one day I to will sell , when I was a little one growing up at night time it was pitch black at my ranch and now ( as dad puts it) its all lit up like a Xmas tree...
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Cool Land west of city

I'm looking for a home with 2+ acres in an area south of highyway 16, north of highway 90, west of 1604 and east of Medina Lake...does such a place exist?
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I am sure you can find something to fit ya in that area. I am sorry I don't know the Medina area that well but I am sure a good realtor might be able to help.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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That is what I am looking for. Some peace and serenity. I just want my little niche out in the country, where it is quiet and I have space. Just want to enjoy it. I plan to be there for good, as well.
That's just what I'm looking for as well.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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Some peace and serenity. I just want my little niche out in the country, where it is quiet and I have space.
The article was interesting, especially the part about baby boomer wanting land.
Four years ago, I told my husband we needed to buy some land
before all the retiring baby boomers started driving up the prices. We
bought 12 acres about 50 miles east of Austin in the non-rocky rolling
hills in Central Texas. Cities in this area include La Grange, Giddings,
or Round Top. Our property was agricultural exempt. We maintain the
exemption by allowing the neighbor to run cattle on the property. The
ag exemption really saves A LOT of money on real estate taxes.
We are on a paved road, and have rural water running along the road frontage.

We are saving money to build a weekend place. It is very peaceful out
there and not a lot of traffic.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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Hahaha...I bought my ranch and asked "How many head can I run on it" and Yes, I plan to live on it, after I get done removing most of the rocks. Though, I'd say that for the most part the article is right.

1*Ranch.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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1StarRanch,
I am interested in hearing more about "removing most of the rocks" from your land. I am new to this, so hear me out: Is this normal when you buy land? If you bought a rocky piece of land, do you manually remove the rocks from it or is there some kind of machine that does it for you?

I took a trip to an area North of San Antonio and some of the land I was looking at was full of rocks. However, just across the road, there was a ranch with acres and acres of pure green fields. Did they remove the rocks? A stupid question...but curious.
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