Permits And Land Use Restrictions

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Searching for your piece of rural Texas paradise for sale, making an offer and hearing “Accepted!,” should be an exhilarating rush of satisfaction. In some ways, it’s like finding “the one!” However, choosing the right property is a bit more complicated than simply walking its borders and falling in love. Many rural land buyers, not just beginners, can feel overwhelmed at …

Beginner’s Guide To Texas Rural Property Taxes

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According to the American Farmland Trust, 84-percent of the state of Texas consists of rural land, which means rural property taxes. It can be difficult to understand how the amount you owe is determined. Let’s look at everything you need to know about rural property taxes to clarify any confusing points. COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT (CAD) It is important to contact …

Beware Of Flood Potential And Drainage When Buying Your Texas Rural Land

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The state of Texas faces a variety of natural disasters on a routine basis, with rural areas being particularly vulnerable to damage. As a result, it’s only natural to be wary of flood potential and drainage when buying your Texas rural land. Before making your purchase, it’s important that you look at specific maps, ask certain questions, and request particular …

Surface Water & Your Texas Ranch

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In Texas, over 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water is used per year, primarily to supply water for industries, cities, and irrigation. Many ranch owners in Texas have an extensive amount of surface water on their properties. While it’s technically owned by the state, landowners have the right to use it for domestic purposes and livestock. However, it’s important for …

Dump Sites, Trash Pits & Your Texas Ranch

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In Texas, there are an abundance of rolling hills, beautiful creeks, and expansive views for sale, making now the ideal time to purchase your own Texas ranch. Whether you prefer just a few acres or hundreds of acres of land, you’re almost certain to find a spot that meets your needs. However, before you make your purchase, it’s important that …

5 Reasons To Ranch In Texas

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Owning a ranch in Texas may not be as glamorous in reality as it is on TV, but there are definite perks. Buying the right piece of land can pay off in spades as it provides plenty of business opportunities, while enjoying a scenic, wide open space. We asked several prominent Texas ranchers about the unique benefits you can find …

Know Your Riparian Water Rights For Your Texas Ranch

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With the population of Texas steadily increasing and the persistent, hot summers, water can be tough to come by in the state. This is especially urgent for ranchers who make their livelihood with their property. A key element to gaining a leg up on water shortages is understanding Texas riparian water rights. The following examines the complexities involved with these …

Stocking Exotics On Your Texas Ranch

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Are you looking to add some diversity to your ranch? Exotic livestock are a great investment and an exciting hobby. Don’t be intimidated by the unknown. Exotics are easy to care for, and their benefits outweigh the extra work. “Exotic animals,” are defined as a species of game not indigenous to the state. The first exotic game introduced were a …

A Rancher’s Best Friend: How To Find The Best Texas Ranch Dog

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It’s often said that a dog is a man’s best friend, and nowhere is this truer than on the south Texas prairie. When you’re out there in the wild grasses under the big blue sky, a faithful canine companion for herding, protection, and friendship is truly invaluable. Just a few weeks ago, when 85-year-old Texas rancher J.R. Nicholson was taken …