The Importance Of A Good Shelterbelt (Windbreak)

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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

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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

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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 …

Merry Christmas From Ruple Properties

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“Home is where the heart is.” It’s been painted on signs and stitched into pillows as long as anyone can remember, but season after season, and generation after generation, it never fails. Photo Credit: monmart Our team at Ruple Properties specializes in south Texas real estate, and every day we get to work with people making new property investments. We …

How To Choose The Right Fence For Your Farm Or Ranch

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Choosing the right fencing for your farm or ranch can have a much more significant impact on your well-being than you would think. Knowing that your livestock, crops, and property are protected leaves you with a confidence that allows you to sleep easy. When choosing a fence for your property, there are several options to choose from, all with advantages …

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 …