Central Texas Development Property

Posted on: August 13th, 2018 by Super Admin

OVERVIEW: Tract of land between Austin and San Antonio, Texas, located within one of the nation’s fastest-growing populations – according to Forbes, “The Heart of Americas Next Great Metropolis”.
Known locally as York Valley Ranch (YVR), the Property is open, gently rolling land with varied vegetation & topography, several lakes, and multiple ponds fed by York Creek and natural springs. York Creek meanders through the Property in a northwesterly to southeasterly direction forming the boundary between the San Marcos CISD (Northeast side) and Seguin ISD (Southwest side). A network of all-weather gravel roads and typical pasture roads provides interior access.

THE AREA: The Property is located an approximate 40-minute drive from Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), and no more than one hour from downtown Austin and San Antonio. Under normal driving conditions, ABIA is more accessible from York Valley Ranch than from most of the fast-growing suburbs north and west of Austin.
The Property lies between San Marcos and Seguin, two notable towns in the Central Texas Growth corridor.
* San Marcos. Home to Texas State University, San Marcos has a well-educated workforce with an affordable cost of living. The city registered a population of ~62,000 people in 2016. According to the Cost of Living Index 2017 Annual Report, San Marcos is one of the most affordable cities, posting a composite index score of 92.3% (as compared to Austin at 97.7%, and Dallas at 102.1%, for reference). In 2016, approximately 86.4% of the workforce had a high school level of education or higher, and approximately 32.0% of the workforce had attained a bachelors degree or higher.
* Seguin. Seguin is known as one of the strongest manufacturing clusters in the region, as it is home to more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other city in Texas. More than 30,000 called Seguin home in 2016, and the city continues to grow as new jobs are added to the region.
Notable employers in the two cities include Amazon Fulfillment, Caterpillar, Continental Automotive Systems, and a variety of educational institutions.

IMPROVEMENTS: The Property is set up for handling and managing livestock. Facilities include two sets of steel corrals with loading/unloading chutes and a covered processing area with hydraulic chute. Barbed wire fencing surrounds the perimeter and divides interior areas into pastures and traps that facilitate efficient crop, grazing and livestock management. Other Improvements include barns, grain silos, an implement and hay shed, a tool shed, a loafing shed, and a loading ramp.

* Prominent Location Straddling SH 130 in Thriving Central Texas Corridor
Frontage on both sides of SH 130 (Toll), a key connector between Austin and San Antonio; SH 130 bypasses heavily-congested IH 35, connecting IH 35 north of Georgetown to IH 10 near Seguin; Less than one hour from downtown Austin and San Antonio; Approximately 40 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; Within 15 minutes of IH 35 (links Canada and Mexico), IH 10 (links the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans), San Marcos and its outlet mall & University, historic New Braunfels, and Seguin; Approximately equidistant from the IH 35/SH 123 Interchange (San Marcos) and the IH 10/SH 130 Interchange east of Seguin; Within both the San Marcos CISD and Sequin ISD

* Municipal Utility District
The Property has been prepared to take advantage of coming growth by establishment of the York Valley Municipal Utility District (York Valley MUD) – so a future investor can convert the Property’s current agricultural use to another use if desired.
York Valley MUD was created in 2007 by the Texas Legislature (Senate Bill No 1982). York Valley MUD has authority to: 1) impose taxes and issue tax-exempt bonds to pay for water, wastewater and drainage improvements, 2) utilize the power of eminent domain, 3) impose taxes and issue tax-exempt bonds to pay for roads, and 4) divide itself into two or more new districts. All of the Property lies within the boundaries of York Valley MUD.

* Minimal Restrictions
The Property is not located within any city limits or Extra Territorial Jurisdictions (ETJs) and is not subject to deed restrictions. It can be used for any legal purpose within Guadalupe County, subject to applicable Guadalupe County rules and regulations. A future developer may realize significant savings developing this Property as compared to other development projects that are located within city limits, ETJs, or otherwise subject to deed restrictions.

* Ag-Exempt Property with Current Tax Benefits
The Property’s current agricultural lease qualifies it for an agricultural-use exemption, which sets its value for property tax purposes at a fraction of the actual market value. The agricultural-use exemption in 2017 resulted in a ~92% reduction in annual property taxes. An investor can capitalize on current revenue from the lease and reduced agricultural use-based property taxes, while also receiving the upside potential of future redevelopment in this prime location.

West Boulder River, McLeod Montana

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by Super Admin


The Burnt Leather Ranch has historically been comprised of several parts that worked together to form a well-balanced and recreationally diverse ranch. We are privileged to offer for sale what is referred to by the owner as the Old Steen Place. The Steen Place portion of the ranch includes the headquarters of the Burnt Leather Ranch as well as its most valuable recreational resources. This is the portion for which the Burnt Leather is famous, primarily because of the over 2 miles of both sides of the West Boulder River which flows through the ranch providing one of the most scenic and prolific stretches of water on which to catch trout in the lower 48 states. This is arguably the most coveted ranch in the most desirable neighborhood for recreational ranches in Montana.

The West Boulder River Valley, and the surrounding northern slopes of the Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness in south central Montana, has long been known for its stunning beauty, crystal clear trout streams and limitless wild country to explore on foot or horseback. Laced with vibrant aspen groves and evergreen-covered slopes, the trout-rich West Boulder River busily searches its way through open parks of wild flowers, under the shadow of jagged, snow-capped peaks. Burnt Leather Ranch is what you see when you dream of your Montana ranch.

Central Texas Farmland

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Super Admin

Operated by the same family since the 1950s, this farm has been continuously maintained in excellent condition and produces top area crop yields. It can be a solid addition to an existing farming operation or serve as an investment that generates consistent crop lease income.

The neighborhood consists of rural family dwellings, agricultural and recreational tracts that are well-maintained and show pride of ownership. The farm has good access to FM 2086 and SH 53 which lead to schools, shopping centers, and places of employment in the area.

The property is located near the community of Ratibor, approximately 8 miles east of Temple, Texas, with frontage on FM 2086. It is a candidate for establishing a residence and/or related out-buildings on thereby providing a country living setting that combines the enjoyment of rural living with the benefits of low taxes and an annual income.

Llano River Retreat

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by Super Admin

Bucolic retreat on the Llano River in the Texas Hill Country – between
Llano and Mason, Texas. With approximately 300 feet of river frontage,
this 4.64-acre property rests alongside a stretch that measures about 150
feet wide. A sandbar provides access to one of the deepest pools in the area.
Covered with large live oak trees, native grasses and plants, cacti and Spanish
dagger, the property has been purposely landscaped to maintain a very natural
environment. A ledge of granite cuts across the property separating the gentle
hill to the house from a grassy meadow. Neighboring structures are obscured
by trees and native brush on both sides of the property giving it a remote
and private feel. A beautiful ranch owned by a 6th generation family of Llano
county ranchers is situated across the river, with no structures in the view.

A renovated 1,100 sq. ft home enjoys a beautiful view of the river and the hill
country. Numerous windows from 3 living areas, including an enclosed sun
porch, are designed to take full advantage of the outdoor environment. The
one-bedroom, one-bath home has stained concrete floors throughout, and is
equipped with central air and heat, satellite high def television, and high speed
internet. A 2-car carport and a 15×20 workshop round out improvements on
the property.

One of the last wild rivers in Texas, the Llano River is very picturesque in this
area. River traffic is an occasional kayaker or a fly fisherman. Motorized boats
are prohibited. The property is ideal for fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing,
bicycling, bird watching, rock collecting and star gazing at nights. The back
roads are enjoyable for walking, biking, or leisurely sightseeing. And for
climbers and hikers, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is 45 minutes away.

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