I don’t know why we don’t see more alternative builds……well yes, I do……financing can be tough! But here in Texas where we have blistering heat in the summer and some pretty cold days in the winter a BERM home makes so much sense. And one just came on the market in Dale Texas at 172 Ranch View Drive.
My husband and I built ourselves an Earthship back in 1999 in Colorado that was not only bermed, it was built out of recycled tires. So not only do I have experience in the building process, but I also specialized in alternative builds in Colorado back then and I have experience in selling them as well. That experience will help any Buyer who is interested in purchasing this bermed home.
If you would like a private showing, call me, Let my experience work for you as your Buyers Agent. Best part is I am paid by the Seller through the Listing Broker at a successful close of escrow so there is no money out of your pocket for my services.
844 Pine Gap is a 54+ acre recreational property for sale just off FM 713 in the private rural subdivision of Pine Gap. This property has utilities installed. The property was affected by a fire in 2011 so the structures are gone. But the utilities are still in place. From the old home site there are huge panoramic views of the surrounding area. There is only one home that is higher in the neighborhood. Although the area burned it is in recovery. This property has regrowth of oak and pines. There is a deep stock tank below the homesite that has never gone dry ( per Seller ) that is a great fishing spot when stocked. This area is very popular with Houston-ites as a getaway location to get out of the summer swelter. It has great access from Austin, Houston, or San Antonio. If you would like more information on this property please contact me directly at 512-743-0516.
Horse friendly properties for sale in between AUS-SAN-HUS
Here is a partial list of properties that are for sale in the Counties of Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, Gonzales that are “horse friendly” in that they allow horses. The type of fencing, if any may vary. The topography of the land will vary from heavy tree cover to pastures. The acreage range and pricing can be modest to over the top. Many times Buyers are looking to buy a house and build their own horse set up – the way they want it. That is what I recently did at my new little historic home on a few acres in Fayetteville.
Work with an Experienced Agent to Buy and Sell
Even having been a Realtor who specialized in Farm and Ranch/Horse Properties in both Colorado and Arizona for over 20 years, when I moved from Arizona to Texas I hired a Buyers Agent licensed here in Texas to represent me and my best interests to work with me. Since the Seller’s pay commissions to Buyer’s Agent at successful close of escrow it only made sense for me to utilize the services of a Buyer’s Agent who knew the nuances of the areas and the Texas purchase contract to help us. As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent here in Texas with lots of experience with Buyers and Sellers I would love to REPRESENT YOU in the sale or purchase of a Farm and Ranch/Horse Property. Please call me direct. Just remember to AskforDeb.Realtor!
Properties that are “horse friendly”
These properties are listed for sale and the listing indicates that although there is not a barn or horse facility on the property it is acceptable to have horses there.
What’s developed horse properties are on the market today?
This morning, 11/5/2014, I went through the Austin listing service looking for a home with barn (for horses!) for one of my Clients. In searching through the listings I was reminded how hard it is to search for developed horse properties so I thought I would share some of the properties – hand picked – out of those that are currently listed for sale in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, and Gonzales counties-( the area I fondly refer to as the “in between” ) located between Austin, Houston, and San Antionio.
Work with a Horse Property Specialist to buy ( or sell! )
If you are looking for a horse property of any kind within commuting distance of these three great Texas cities please contact me directly. As a Buyer Representative with over 20 years experience buying and selling farm and ranch properties and horse properties of all shapes, sizes, and for many disciplines, as well as being a bonafide horse enthusiast for as many years living with and working with quality performance Paint horses, I would love to help you reach your real estate goal.
Deb’s picks of some of the Developed Horse Properties for sale
Deb's list of developed horse properties that fall in the area "in between Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. All of these properties have been listed with some type of barn on them. I have gone through the listings/pictures to identify that they do have a barn - modest to OMG!
I moved to Texas back in 2005 with my paint horse breeding program and one of the first things I did was research clubs and shows for Paints ( and Pintos!). Texas is a big state with lots of equestrian activity! There are a bunch of great Paint and Pinto Clubs! And a ton of shows! Here is a list and link to a few of the clubs and a directory of some of the shows.
There are so many disciplines it is hard to cover them all! If you need more specific information about breed clubs or discipline shows feel free to contact me, and of course if you or someone you know are looking to buy or sell a horse property or horse ranch in the counties ” in between” Austin, Houston, and San Antonio – that is the area that I work in! Give me a call! I would appreciate an opportunity to help you with your horse related real estate needs! Deb 512-743-0156
I am a Career Realtor with almost 20 years experience ( time flies when you are having fun! ) successfully helping Buyers and Sellers meet their real estate needs. I am very fortunate to have worked with great Clients over the years and I have gained knowledge and experience selling residential properties, lots, vintage and historic homes, alternative builds such as straw bale/Earthship/SIPPS panel/dome style homes and other. My true love though is farm and ranch and horse properties. Buyers and Sellers always look for benefits of working with a specific agent. One of the benefits that I offer to my Clients who are looking to buy large acreage tracts , or have acreage to sell in the counties in between Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, is my ability to large properties to potential Buyers in comfort with my 4 seat 4 x Mule ( rain or shine!). If you are looking for a Realtor who is dedicated to her Clients, has made real estate her Career, has knowledge, experience, and great referrals buying and selling farm/ranch/and horse properties – please give me a call ( 512-743-0516 ) I would love to help you meet your real estate goals!
This weekend I was able to preview a stunning horse ranch located in Harwood Texas. All I can say is WOW! It is located just north of the I10 corridor in the area I call the “in between” – the part of Texas that falls between Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.
This 50+/- acre horse property is located between a few of the larger towns in the surrounding counties – south of Bastrop, east of Luling, north of Waelder.
The home was built in 2007. It is approximately 2835 sq. ft. It has three bedrooms and thee and one half baths total. Some of the highlights are a flex room over the garage currently used as a second living/media area, summer kitchen, and pool! Upgrades in the home are numerous – built in entertainment center, vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, slate tile on front and rear patios, granite counter tops…the list goes on and on.
The horse facilities were set up RIGHT!!! The center aisle barn is top notch with lots of air flow which is important here in the hot Texas summers. Big whole barn fan in the loft, windows above the center aisle, and ceiling fans! There is a total of 8 stalls with individual pipe runs, auto waterers, grilled fronts and dividers. Barn is set up to keep clean easier with the concrete center aisle. There is a barn office, tack and feed rooms. The property has been fenced and cross fenced to crate 6 pastures with water. There is also a lighted arena.
And folks…that’s not all! It also has a one bedroom one bath guest cottage with large walk in closet, full kitchen, full laundry, covered patio. This has to be one of THE NICEST HORSE PROPERTIES I HAVE SEEN SINCE I MOVED TO TEXAS! Can’t beat the list price for all that is there! Couldn’t build it now for same.
Here is the kicker…I am not the listing agent ( although I should be! ) but I can represent Buyers. Texas is an Agency State so it is in a Buyer’s best interest to use a Buyer’s Agent for representation as the Listing Agent is working for the Seller! Our commissions are paid at close of escrow so my efforts to work for you as the Buyer doesn’t cost you anything! If this property sounds like something you would like to see, PLEASE….CALL ME! DEB 512-743-0516!!!
Buyer Testimonial | Land purchase – a happy Client of mine!
“I was looking for my first piece of land as a city dweller to build a %100 off grid green home and had no idea where to start looking for the right person. Someone who was not just looking to move a piece of land, but really get to know what I wanted to do with it. After seeing Deb had her own land and managed her OWN horses I knew I had the right person. Deb took no time in showing not only the properties that matched what I said I wanted to see, but also what she knew I should consider. If you are looking for someone who appreciates Texas for the land and what you can do with it Deb is your person. Working with her was a real pleasure.” Emory at Apple
Emory – thanks for giving me the opportunity to help you find your spot! It was a pleasure! If you are looking for a Realtor to work with to buy or sell land in Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, Fayette, or Gonzales counties, or in the greater Austin area please call me! 512-743-0516! Deb