Tips on Preparing Texas Real Estate Comparables
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Tips on Preparing Texas Real Estate Comparables

How to Create Comps Like a Pro A comparable, or “comp”, is a property that’s used to help evaluate another property, also known as the subject property.  Sold comps are used to help establish market value for a subject property. Active properties can be used to help evaluate the current market and local competition. All comparables,…

Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County, TX
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Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County, TX

Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County SOLD! Looking to build your dream ranch home in the Blue Bonnet Capital of Texas, Burnet County? Want amazing views, rolling pastures, creek and large oaks? This new 129.43 acre hill country tract in 7 Creeks Ranch could be for you! Located only about seven miles from town in…

What is a Mineral Interest in Texas?
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What is a Mineral Interest in Texas?

Mineral Interest in Texas Oil and gas are the most common minerals that bring value to property in Texas. However, the definition of a mineral is broader than oil and gas and can include uranium, sulfur, lignite, coal, and any other substance that is ordinarily and naturally considered a mineral. A mineral interest is part…

Who Owns Texas Groundwater & How Can it be Used
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Who Owns Texas Groundwater & How Can it be Used

Who Owns Texas Groundwater? Texas groundwater law is derived from the English common law rule of “absolute ownership.” This law and its interpretation essentially provide that groundwater, once it has been captured by a well and delivered to the surface, belongs to the landowner. As such, Central Texas landowners may use or sell all the…

The Most Hated Tree in Central Texas?
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The Most Hated Tree in Central Texas?

Pros & Cons About Cedar Trees If you guessed mesquite tree, it’s not the most hated tree, but maybe close second. The Ashe Juniper, aka “cedar tree”, is probably the most hated tree in Central Texas. Anything in Texas that involves fire, water issues and allergies can’t be good, right? From an allergy standpoint most…

Overpopulation of Whitetail Deer in TX Hill Country
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Overpopulation of Whitetail Deer in TX Hill Country

Whitetail Deer Population in Central Texas  The Texas Hill Country, in Central Texas, has one of the highest whitetail deer populations in the state. With densities reaching between 3 to 15 acres per deer, the Hill Country is estimated to have over 40% of the whitetail deer found in Texas. The whitetail deer overpopulation has…

How Much of the Mineral Rights do I Own?
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How Much of the Mineral Rights do I Own?

Texas Landowner’s Mineral Rights Most Central Texas landowners do not know how much of the mineral rights they own on their property. (In South Texas they probably do, haha) When landowners own 100% of the minerals they usually know because someone has done the research or the land has been in the family a long…

What Does Purple Paint Markings at Property Lines in TX Mean
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What Does Purple Paint Markings at Property Lines in TX Mean

Purple Paint at Property Lines = No Tresspassing How many times have you driven through the Texas Hill Country, or any rural area in Texas for that matter, and seen purple paint on fence posts, gates, trees, signs and so on? This isn’t just bad taste in paint colors, the purple paint markings, found primarily around…

Helpful Information for Ordering a Texas Land Survey.
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Helpful Information for Ordering a Texas Land Survey.

Please note: Longhorn Realty is not a surveyor. This is merely a land related article. We are a real estate brokerage that can help you with buying and selling. Helpful Texas Land Survey Tips A land survey should be provided for all Central Texas real estate transactions. Older, seller provided surveys may need to be…

Buying Texas Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA
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Buying Texas Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA

Buying Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA Did you know that you can buy real estate with your IRA? You can if you transfer your current IRA to a self-directed IRA (SDIRA). Buying real estate with your IRA can be a better investment option for those who prefer to not invest in the financial markets. This…