Surface Rights Vs. Mineral Rights In Texas

Kyle W. M. Graham Uncategorized

Ruple Properties has partnered with  https://www.saussyburbank.com/  and James Hausma to discuss Surface Rights vs Mineral Rights in Texas.  James is a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant at Assessment Technologies.  Enjoy the information! Buy Land. Live Well. SURFACE RIGHTS VS. MINERAL RIGHTS IN TEXAS U.S. property owners have rights not only to the surface of their land and all structures, but also …

Prescribed Burning: What to know

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

In Texas, the Outdoor Burning Rule prohibits outdoor burning anywhere in Texas, with a few exceptions including prescribed burning. Prescribed burning is an age-old method designed to improve habitat for deer and wildlife, but it does take special steps, training, and timing to make it safe and effective. Here are some things to know about prescribed burning in Texas.  What …

Tips for Maintaining a Pond on Your Property

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

If you have a pond on your Texas property, it requires ongoing maintenance to remain healthy. Without pond maintenance, you can experience several issues including loss of fish and severe damage to your pond’s ecosystem. Here are a few tips on maintaining a pond on your property. Install an Aerator If you have fish in your pond, aerators ensure your …

What Types of Trees to Plant on Your Ranch

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

If you want to plant trees on your property to improve the appearance, add some privacy, or attract local wildlife there are many species that make excellent additions to your landscape. Here we look at what types of trees are suited for specific purposes and a few to avoid near pastures. What Trees Are Best For Privacy Along a Rural …

Your Guide to Maintaining a Water Well on Your Property

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

In Texas, landowners have certain responsibilities for groundwater management. This is to ensure your private water well doesn’t interfere with local water quality and quantity. Here we offer a guide to maintaining a water well on your property. Inspect your Water Well The best way to avoid issues is to inspect your water well often. This includes checking: Casing: The …

Leasing your Land for Hunting

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

In Texas, landowners can create hunting lease agreements allowing hunters to use their land to hunt specific animals during a specific time of year. It can prove to be a lucrative arrangement for landowners because hunters prefer private land where they don’t have to worry about competing hunters. Here’s everything you need to know about hunting leases and how they …

Prepping Your Ranch for Winter

Elaine McCampbell Uncategorized

  Before winter arrives, your ranch needs to be prepared for whatever weather the winter may bring. It’s important to take action early, as winter can arrive without much notice, especially with the unpredictability of Texas weather. Here are some tips to prep your ranch for the incoming winter season. Provide Wind Protection Although most livestock can survive most extreme …

The Importance Of A Good Shelterbelt (Windbreak)

Kyle W. M. Graham Uncategorized

Texas weather is unpredictable. Between scorching heat waves, treacherous ice storms and tornado season, the famous saying rings true, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!” Farmland plains can be especially vulnerable to changes in weather conditions. Harsh winds can cause soil erosion and damage crops. A planted row of trees or shrubs designed to prevent erosion from …

3 Reasons To Own Rental Property In Texas

Kyle W. M. Graham Uncategorized

Have you ever thought of the owning your own rental property? It may seem like a lot of work, but if you are well prepared, it can be extremely rewarding both financially and career-wise. While most of the nation is still struggling economically, business is booming in the great state of Texas. Here are three more reasons to make the …

Understanding Property Taxes In Texas

Kyle W. M. Graham Uncategorized

Texas is one of only seven states that doesn’t impose income taxes on its residents. As a result, property taxes are used to fund local services and improvements, such as maintaining roads and public schools, paying the salaries of public employees, and more. While local officials determine the value of your property, as well as set tax rates and collect your …