Tag Archives: Farm and Ranch

String Prairie Texas

String Prairie Texas is located on Highway 304 south of Bastrop, north of Harwood, and west of Lockhart.  String Prairie was a settlement even prior to the Civil War.  The rolling land and natural tree cover offered opportunities for farms and ranches, timber, and hunting.

A little history on String Prairie, it wasn’t until the late 1890’s that there was postal service.  String Prairie did get a store about that time and from what I have learned is was located on what is now being referred to as the ” Wilhelm Home Place”.  The hub of social life in String Prairie was the St. Mary’s catholic church and when added the local  Community Center.

Now days Sting Prairie is a great location  “in between” Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.  Many Houstonites have bought larger ranches in the area as recreational/getaway properties that they flock to in the heat of the summer.  There are rural residential properties on a few acres that are nestled here and there but generally you will find farms and ranches that are 10 to 400 acres or greater.  Residents  and local farms and ranches raise cattle, grow hay, raise exotics, have horses, grow organics in the surrounding area.

For shopping the nearest towns are Bastrop and Lockhart. Both of these Texas towns have been growing.  Bastrop has Box stores that offer big city convenience shopping, Lockhart is a bit smaller but has it’s own charm.

Yesterday I was out at the old historic Ott house that sits on the Wilhelm Home Place with one of the many remaining family members who still live in the area with great, great, great aunts, uncles, grand children of the families that first called this area their home.  While I was out there learning more about String Prairie and the local history I took a few pictures featured below of the area.

If you would like to learn more about real estate that is for sale in String Prairie or if you are considering selling your real estate in String Prairie please give me a call , I would love to help you!  Deb 512-743-0516.

Information on Leasing Services

Information on Leasing Services

One of the services I offer my Real Estate Clients is Property Leasing (not to be confused with Property Management, which I do not provide).

Steps to finding a Lease Property

If you are searching for a lease property here is an overview of the steps that I will take working with you as your Lease Agent. First visit the search below to look at available lease properties. Then call me or email me so I can learn more about your specific need for a lease property. Once we identify properties that feet your needs we can set showing appointments for appropriate properties during this appointment we will also discuss documents to use when Leasing a property which are:

Information of Brokerage Services, Intermediary Relationship Notice, Residential Lease Application, Residential Lease Guaranty ( if needed), and the Residential Lease.

I will prepare the necessary documentation and I will present your offer to Lease to the Listing Agent.

So, If you are looking for a lease property please contact me to set an appointment so we can start the process!

Steps to finding a Lease Tenant

If you own a property that you are considering Leasing I can help you find a qualified lease tenant. Here are the steps to listing a property for lease when a property owner decides to lease a property, or has an established lease property and wants to find a qualified Lease Tenant.

We will set an appointment to view the property, review the most recent market comparable information on similar lease properties, and we will go over the documents that will be used to put a Lease listing on the market, and we will discuss in depth the marketing program and steps to qualify a Tenant prospect.

Documents that will be used are:

Information on Brokerage Services, Intermediary Relationship Notice, Residential Listing – Inclusive Right to Lease, and if the property was built before 1978 – a Lead Base Paint disclosure.

Referrals Available for Property Management Services

If you are wanting to Lease your property and have it managed by a Property Management Service , although I do not provide Property Management services, I have a very good working relationship with area Property Managers with I will be happy to refer. I can find you a Lease Tenant and you can work with any management company of your choice when the property has been leased.

Great Realtors on the Colorado Front Range

Some of you may know that I started my formal real estate career in Colorado and cut my teeth on farm and ranch and horse properties up and down the Front Range. I established some wonderful working relationships with other Realtors during those sucessful years. When considering a purchase or sale of property in that neck of the woods please consider contacting one of these wonderful agents and tell them that Deb sent you!! Dena Stevens – Real Estate Colorado Style

Pat Kyffin – Move 2 Pueblo

Clearing wooded land – burn clearing example in Bastrop

A common way to clear land in this area is to burn clear. Basically it involves dozing over all of the brush that is unwanted and putting it in to piles and then burning it. It is important to work closely with the local authorities such as police/fire to confirm if there is a burn ban in place or not, and to let them know that you will be burning. Also nice to let your neighbors know so they don’t think your place is on fire! Here are pictures of some clearing that was done recently in the Alum Creek area of Bastrop at one of the local exotic deer ranches.

Your property – effectively marketed to Sell!

Take a few minutes to watch this short video presentation to better understand what I do for my Listing Clients in partnership with my Brokerage. It doesn’t matter if the subject property is in a local subdivision or out in the country.

Marketing like this will get your property the attention it deserves and combined with pricing and condition of the property is needed in this internet based market place nowdays for a timely sale!

It doesn’t matter if your property is big or small! Your property will benefit from our marketing campaign and my personalized expertise.

What ever you may be considering selling be it a lot in Colo Vista or Lake Bastrop Estates – a home in Riverside Grove or in the Colony – farm and ranch property out in one of the surrounding counties – or you have a horse friendly or a horse ready property contact me directly 512-7434-0516 so that I can plan a selling statagy for your specific property that will incorporate these and other marketing techniques to get your property SOLD!


Bastrop Realtor | Bastrop Resident | Farm and Ranch and Horse PropertySpecialist