Spring Branch, Texas buyers are looking for their ‘American dream home’

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For this week’s episode of “American Dream House”, we took viewers to the Texas Hill Country, an area of ​​the Lone Star State close to my heart.

My aunt and uncle moved there years ago.

They wanted to buy a ranch property and fill it with dogs, deer, and Texas longhorn cattle.

I asked them what had changed in the area since they moved there in the 90s.

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They bought 69 acres in 1995 and built the house in 1997—that’s 25 years in the highlands! They even added 25 acres.

My aunt said that on the positive side, the economy of the region is buoyant thanks to tourism.

“There is never a shortage of things to do here and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities.”

“We have lots of restaurants, shops, hotels, etc. – and lots of events going on all the time, weekends and weekdays,” she said. “There is never a shortage of things to do here and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities.”

Regarding the mountainous area, she said, “This area has become such a big draw for the San Antonio/Austin/Houston crowd. We also have thousands of people who not only come from other parts of the United United, but from all over the world.”

A student walks along the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas. People from San Antonio, Austin and Houston are all heading to the Texas Hill Country, said a resident of that part of the state.
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She added, “Our Chamber of Commerce advertises very heavily in publications around the world.

Of course, living in the Texas Hill Country has its challenges when it comes to real estate prices.

My aunt said, “Property prices have skyrocketed – good for those of us who want equity in their homes, but not so good for businesses.”

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“One of the big issues, which has been widely reported in the local paper, is the lack of affordable housing. can’t find a place to live. can afford.”

Restaurants and hotels keep popping up in the Texas Hill Country -

Restaurants and hotels keep popping up in the Texas Hill Country – “but the people who work at [these] places can’t find a place to live that they can afford.”
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Yet, with their four dogs, my aunt and uncle stay busy and happy.

They are surrounded by deer, squirrels, ducks on the lake and even armadillos.

“Far enough in the country”

As for Chris and Allison, who appeared on “American Dream House”, they still work in San Antonio.

So they had to find something a reasonable distance from downtown, but far enough out in the country where they really felt like they were living in the countryside and not just in suburban San Antonio.

The city of San Antonio, Texas is pictured here in a drone image.

The city of San Antonio, Texas is pictured here in a drone image.
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I caught up with them to see how life has been for them since they filmed with our camera crew several months ago.

“We had a great time filming the show and with the crew,” Chris told me. “They were super helpful and easy to work with. It was a great experience and, I have to say, we were exhausted by the end of day three. It was a long process but well worth it.”

“Our parents instilled in us a work ethic that we still cherish today.”

He also said, “We are so happy with our new home and the area we are in. We say almost daily how blessed we are and how happy we are to have moved to Spring Branch. .”

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“It’s quiet and peaceful – and the people are amazing. I would say the best part of the new house is the one-story layout and all the modern conveniences.”

He added: “The 10.5 acres and the 2,000 square foot barn are also huge assets for us.”

This part of Texas - Texas Hill Country - is shown vividly in an autumn image.  This is a breathtaking aerial image of the Pennybacker Bridge built in 1984;  it complements the Austin vibe of West Texas Hill Country.

This part of Texas – Texas Hill Country – is shown vividly in an autumn image. This is a breathtaking aerial image of the Pennybacker Bridge built in 1984; it complements the Austin vibe of West Texas Hill Country.
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“Both Allison and I learned early on the value of a hard day’s work and what it’s like to be efficient and productive,” he also told me.

“Our parents instilled in us a work ethic that we still cherish today.”

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“Our parents were all hard workers and nothing was given to them. It allowed us to have the same outlook on life. If you want something, you have to work for it. is free !”

Cheryl Casone is the host of "American dream house" on the FOX Business Network.  It airs every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET.

Cheryl Casone is the host of “American Dream Home” on FOX Business Network. It airs every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET.

Chris said: “We both played sports growing up, so learning the taste of winning and losing has also helped shape us. We strongly believe that the experience of sport helps a person develop. adapt to life as you age.”

He also said, “Our parents did a great job helping us grow. We wanted the same for our children. There were four of us when we met.”

“We are truly blessed to be able to support ourselves and our children as we age.”

“When Harper arrived, we knew we had to work hard and dedicate ourselves to our craft to provide for the needs of [the kids] the same way we were, maybe even more.”

“Our attitude and outlook on life has not changed – and we are truly blessed to be able to support ourselves and our children as we age.”

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Chris said, “We think pretty much everything was covered on the show. We knew it was a relatively short segment, so not everything would be included.”

“Now the kids are a little miffed that they didn’t get more screen time. Ha!”

To learn more about this couple and their search for a gorgeous home in the Texas Hill Country, watch the video at the top of this article, or Click here to access it.