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Ranch fever: Pandemic drives city slickers to seek out room to roam

The allure of wide-open spaces is drawing people to snatch up rural land in Texas at a record pace.

Ranch sales in the state nearly doubled between the second quarter of 2021 and the previous year, according to data from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center.

While the pandemic played a role in driving down sales in the early part of 2020, the market rebounded considerably, surpassing brokers’ expectations and far exceeding 2019 numbers.

 

Read more from Shari Biediger with the San Antonio Report here.