Texas Opportunity Zones
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Texas Opportunity Zones

Texas Opportunity Zones Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool that allows people to invest in distressed areas in the United States. Their purpose is to spur economic growth and job creation in low-income communities while providing tax benefits to investors. Taxpayers can invest in these zones through Qualified Opportunity Funds. Texas currently has 628…

Texas Beekeeping Ag Exemption
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Texas Beekeeping Ag Exemption

Beekeeping for an Ag Valuation Beekeeping can qualify Texas landowners for an ag exemption (1-d-1 appraisal) with only 5 – 20 acres of land!  With a serious decline in the honey bee population around the world, what better way to do your part to preserve this master pollinator and lower your property taxes too! With…

What is a 1-d-1 Appraisal in Texas?
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What is a 1-d-1 Appraisal in Texas?

A 1-d-1 Appraisal is Also Known as an Ag Exemption Most Texas landowners are familiar with the provision in the Texas Property Code  dealing with agricultural appraisal of Texas land. Article VIII, Section 1-d-1, Texas Constitution, and Chapter 23, Subchapter D, Texas Property Tax Code, provides for appraisal of open-space land. Under this provision Texas…

Central Texas Land Market for Third Quarter 2017
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Central Texas Land Market for Third Quarter 2017

  Texas & Central Texas Land Market Results Texas land markets seemed headed for a breather in the third quarter after rebounding for the three preceding quarters. While the trend continued upward, the 1.78 percent statewide gain marked the lowest year-over-year price increase since fourth quarter 2015. The muted expansion confirmed much slower Texas rural…

Is Tifton 85 in your Pasture?
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Is Tifton 85 in your Pasture?

Tifton 85, a Hardy Hybrid for Central Texas Tifton 85 is a Georgia -bred, drought resistant, prolific type of grass. This fast growing hybrid grass is sometimes the only thing that is still green in the pastures during the summer droughts in Central Texas. Tifton 85 was developed by Dr. Glenn Burton of Tifton, Georgia,…

Tips for getting your Ranch or Land ready to Sell
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Tips for getting your Ranch or Land ready to Sell

How to get your Land or Ranch Ready to Sell Are you considering selling your land or ranch? First, contact Longhorn Realty, second you may want to consider some of the tips below to get your ranch or land ready to sell. If you also have a home you may want to read “Getting your…

Our New Real Estate Website
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Our New Real Estate Website

Our New Longhorn Realty Website We are pleased to present to you our new,  powerful, state-of-the-art Longhorn Realty website at LonghornRealty.com! Our goal is to provide you one of the most comprehensive home, land and ranch websites possible. We reluctantly moved on from our old site. With the new changes our old provider was making…

Things to Know Before Buying Rural Land.
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Things to Know Before Buying Rural Land.

Tips for Buying Rural Land & Ranches in TX Many folks in Texas grew up in rural communities or had family members that did. People dream of getting back to a simpler way of life, out of the rat race of the city and away from the dang HOA! If you’re thinking about buying rural…

Getting a Ranch or Land Loan
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Getting a Ranch or Land Loan

Please note: Longhorn Realty is not a lender. This is merely a land related article. Follow the link below to view our land lender referrals: Lender Referral Link Helpful Land Loan Information Residential properties for sale in hot markets, such as in the Austin area, can result in multiple offers, meaning a buyer should be…

7 Creeks Ranch – A Burnet County Ranch Development
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7 Creeks Ranch – A Burnet County Ranch Development

Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County Tucked away in the Shady Grove area of Burnet County is a new ranch development called 7 Creeks Ranch. This unique hill country land development consists of 130 tracts ranging from 5 to 30 acres.  7 Creeks Ranch was once the 2242 acre Krebb Ranch, a recreational/cattle ranch that had been in…