TAX HACKS: How to Escape a Crippling Tax Burden When Selling Owner Financed Land

A Bittersweet Goodbye to the Ranch

I have a habit of getting personally attached to our seller clients. I have met some wonderful folks who have decided to sell their farms or ranches. In some cases, they’re excited and ready for a change.

Closing a Private Real Estate Land Purchase

Closing a private real estate deal may seem like a daunting task, but the truth is that it will be very easy for anyone to complete a transaction. Although there are a lot of things that you need to do in order to transfer the title under your name, everything will be very easy if you know the things that you need to consider.

Lot and Land Loans

If you have been looking for a residential mortgage to purchase a lot to eventually build your primary residence or second home on, you are not alone. Not only is there a lack of lenders that are lending on residential land but those that are have somewhat unfavorable terms. The market is seeing high interest rates and low loan to value ratios.

Buyer and Seller Guide For Rural Acreage

Agricultural & recreational real estate are among the largest investments you can ever make. It’s extremely important to employ qualified, comprehensive representation for the land acquisition process…

Beautiful Skies Over Wide Open Spaces

The sunrises, sunsets and beautiful skies over wide open spaces, namely rural acreage in the country, provide some of the most colorful images you will ever see. We have seen countless examples of this over our ranch. The prettiest sunrises and sunsets occur when thin clouds are on the horizon and the light of the rising and setting sun is reflected in vibrant shades of orange, pink and violet…

Country Life Experiences Can Enrich a Child’s Life

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past thirty years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the contributing factors for this is inactivity. Instead of being outside running and playing, they are parked on the couch with their gadgetry…

The Wonders of Rain

Springtime in the central Texas ranch lands is always full of surprises. Last year, after an unusually cold winter, we were looking forward to a spring full of showers and beautiful flowers…

The Middle of Everywhere

“I don’t want to live in the country; it’s out in the middle of nowhere.” How often do you hear this when someone mentions moving to rural central Texas land? This notion couldn’t be further from the truth…

Shoot and Capture

I’m not a hunter; I leave that to the boys. I’d rather enjoy the beauty in the world through a camera lens, not a rifle scope. It’s such fun to capture images that will be frozen in time and enjoyed for years to come and to create memories that will never be forgotten…

Springtime and Rural Central Texas Acreage

Springtime in central Texas ranchland is the most beautiful sight to behold if the weather has been kind to us and we are blessed with plentiful rains. As the native flowers bloom, the landscape comes to life in vibrant blues, yellows, oranges, reds, etc… just about every color in the rainbow…

A Little Piece Of Texas Anyone?

When you think of Texas you envision beautiful sunrises, sunsets, wide blue skies and miles & miles of woods and open country perfect for raising some of the best beef in the U.S. There’s nothing quite as enchanting as Texas ranch land filled with grazing cattle and dotted with white tail deer, turkey and many other types of wildlife.

Enjoyable Investing In Central Texas Ranch Land

One long-term investment that we made and have enjoyed over the past twelve years is rural central Texas land. Historically, land has increased in value over time making it a viable long-term investment. To quote the beloved humorist Will Rogers: “Buy land. They ain’t making any more of it”. Land, like any other investment fluctuates in value, but it has typically been a solid investment over the long haul. The ever-growing population of the world continues to rise. It makes sense that more food will have to be produced in order to feed the increasing population. Land prices should be on the rise again soon, and it appears to be an opportune time to invest in rural acreage before prices begin to soar here in central Texas. Ultimately, as world population increases, so will the demand for farm and ranch land. This was actually one of our deciding factors when we chose to invest in central Texas ranch land.

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