We have heard about it, seen the signs and all the ads for this at one time or another, and even googled it, “Land For Sale in Texas“. What drives people to search for land? Is there a different type of mindset when comparing someone who wants to buy a home compared to someone who wants to build a home on a piece of land?
I have the luxury of having my office situated on an epic piece of land with a 24 acre lake in the backyard that is home to Canadian Geese, Deer, Wild Turkeys, Wild Pigs, Egrets, and various ducks and small furry creatures. Out the front window is a view of our Equestrian Center where boarded horses play under the Huge Texas Sky, it’s a very “Legends of the Fall” kind of scenery that we have here at The Bridges at Preston Crossing in Gunter, Tx. But there is soo much more! I can jump in my car, drive two minutes down the road, (I say drive because this place is huge, 1,600 acres of rolling hills, trees, Utter Greatness, and if I walked it would take forever…because I would die before I got there) and I hit our 18 Hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course and Superb Clubhouse with a menu to die for. This is my job! I get to come to this place 40 hours a week!!
I believe the article I read on CNN.com said it best:
” Whether you’re looking to strike it rich or simply put space between yourself and your neighbors, the idea of owning land stirs the imagination. Walking the edges of a two-acre country lot may be today’s equivalent of heading west in a wagon 150 years ago.”
When it comes to buying the home-sites that we have here, I have the pleasure in talking to a great number of people, and because of this have noticed trends in the people who I have spoken with.
The One Thing
Jack’s Character in the movie “City Slickers” was right on the money when he said that the secret to life was just one thing. That’s what we have here at The Bridges. Whatever your one thing is, it can be found here. Want to get away from it all, and still have access to civilization? It’s here. Want to be able to play 18 Holes before relaxing on the patio? It’s here. Want to Ride your horse on wooded trails? It’s here. Want a home on a cul-de-sac with exemplary rated schools for the kids? That’s here too. The people that decide to come out here, after searching “Land for Sale in Texas” by whatever means, find that thing that they have looked for. But the knowing what that thing is, is the common trend I see between them all. Once you have discovered your one thing, you will discover that The Bridges is the place for you and your family.
I have yet to meet a rude person who wanted to buy a home site. The landscape here is pure serenity, and it has this wonderful effect on everyone who steps foot here. We are located about 20 miles north of Frisco, Tx on 289/Preston Rd. When people get here they have been in a car for some time depending on where they are traveling from, and despite this fact, they are completely rejuvenated When they step out of the car, take a deep breath, and survey the land. That seems to be a requirement that is written somewhere, although I have yet to find the sign. Step Out of The Car, Take a Deep Breath, and Take a Look Around. They all do it, and when they do, after the stretch, comes the smile. It’s a great thing to watch. The Home-sites here range from $50,000 – $160,000 and beyond depending on what they are looking for, and we always find the perfect piece of land to match their needs. This isn’t a quick process, but it is a fun process! These clients get great joy in imagining their home on a hill, in the woods, with a tree line on the back, with a great view of the 9th hole, you name it.
I’m not saying that these customers I see are in dire need to hit up a shoe store, but it’s a phrase I like to use to describe that individual that is using the road “less traveled by”. My customers are not coming here to buy land so that they can camp out under the stars every night, as cool as that might be, they are still going to build a home and live in it. What these “Worn Shoes” have in common is the desire to have a home-built on their terms, using a licensed builder, with the features they want and need to make the house a home. This goes way beyond the “Pick from “X” number of models, or “X” number of floor-plans, but to choose every detail of your home. That is an amazing thing to see. I have walked through some of these homes and it is a wonderful tour. The homeowners talk as though they, themselves, put up every piece of drywall, laid every piece of travertine, and planted every shrub. To know your home on such a level can only be accomplished by those who have the ability to know what they want and go for it.
So, the next time you search ‘Land for sale in Texas”, save your self the endless clicking and zooming in on the countless pictures of nothing. Come out the The Bridges and Preston Crossing, and see for yourself what I have talked about. This is something you need to see and feel. No virtual tour will ever to this place justice. Come see The Bridges, I’ll be waiting.