Premium Retail Location in Brady, Texas


Premium Retail Location in Brady, Texas

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

Located between Wal-mart and Tractor Supply and in the middle of the commercial retail area of Brady. This is the place to be ! Floor space is a total of 3,000 square feet. Building is also equipped with a half bath, storage area, and two CH/CA units. All electric and all city utilities. Plenty of room behind the structure for expansion or parking.  Very reasonably price at $169,500 !

Sellers are motivated, and Will Owner Finance !!!

253 A +/- with home in McCulloch County

Posted on: June 10th, 2019 by Mike Barbour



This 250+/- acre dual-purpose property has a charming restored farmhouse nestled among a grove of live oaks.  It is 1/3 mile from entrance gate providing privacy yet easy access with all the conveniences of modern living.  It measures 16 sq. ft. with 2 porches and a one car garage.  There are finished hardwood floors throughout, hardwood plank walls and original wainsboard in the main bathroom which adds to its rustic charm.  The 10 ft. ceilings keep the house naturally cool in the summer.  Fans in every room provide heating circulation in the winter. The house is equipped with a powerful and energy efficient Central A/C – Heating unit. The house and 2 small sheds are enclosed by a white picket fence on one acre of land.  A 50 + acre improved pasture borders the house on the N, S and E sides with the W backing into native pasture. The remaining acreage is in native pasture, primarily mesquite with stands of live oaks, affording ideal conditions for hunting with abundant white tail deer, dove, wild turkey and quail.

Features and improvements include:

  • Town water supply (Hickory Creek)
  • Well with pump, strong P.S.I. and 5-6 gpm
  • Seasonal tank with good water retention, a wildlife magnet
  • In-line commercial grade surge protector
  • Cozy gas fireplace
  • 2 storage buildings, one 8’x 8’ within the 1 acre fenced area; one 19’x 12’ with electricity just outside fenced acre
  • Covered front porch with beautiful view of Brady mountain
  • Open back porch overlooking native pasture
  • Landscaped, (low maintenance)
  • Automatic garage door opener
  • Two open Quonset huts, one with electricity, a newer one added: 30’w x 40’l x 14’h
  • Over 1 mile of improved 6 strand fencing and cattle gates
  • Excellent working cattle pens with head-gate and squeeze chute
  • 135 acres, cross-fenced, provide pasture rotation capability with easy access to pens and water supply
  • Owner will convey all owned mineral rights (50%), 100% wind and water rights, along with 100% executive rights
  • Income potential with the land, crop support, leasing, and water storage
  • All land Ag Exempt except residential 1 acre
  • Land has been ranched organically, sustainably, and was USDA TX certified



RR Ranch

Posted on: May 7th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

This wonderful property has much to offer.  It has over a mile of river frontage on the Colorado River, in a scenic horseshoe bend of the river.  It has an appealing Austin stone home on a 100 foot bluff overlooking the river bend.  There is a large horse barn, another large barn, 2 great sets of pens, a big shop and more improvements.  You have the option of irrigating fields with the system in place.  And there is pretty surface water, with a pond near the house and a small lake as well.  You really need to see it, there’s a lot to appreciate.

The house has porches on all 4 sides, to enjoy the scenery, the peacefulness, the breezes.  It has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.  Each bedroom has its own private bath.  The kitchen has a griddle stove, a regular stove, and granite countertops.  The adjacent living area has a large rock woodburning fireplace with shelving and custom cabinets on each side.  The whole ranch is very well improved.  It has lots of water resources, and many improvements to make it more enjoyable to use.

Water.  In addition to the mile plus of riverfront, there are 2 water wells.  One is near the house and supplies residential needs.  the other well is a very large volume well, large enough for irrigation if you so desire.

There are 2 nice stock ponds as well.  One is close enough to the house to walk to for a serene time with early morning coffee.  The other we actually call a small lake, approximately 2 acres in an attractive location.  It’s big enough for kayaking or canoeing or fishing.  The ranch has a concrete reservoir for water storage as well.  These are frequently used for ranch swimming pools.  Community water or “city water” is also available not far away.

Recreation and other uses.  This one ranch has more potential activities available than just about any other ranch we’ve seen.  Some of those would include boating or kayaking, several types of fishing, several types of hunting, 4 wheeling, horseback riding and training, artifact hunting, and more.

Improvements:  House:   The house has 2,520 square feet indoors.  Including the porches, it has 4,980 square feet under roof according to MCAD.  This custom home was built in 2010, and appears to be in very good condition.  Ceilings are elevated throughout the house.  With the rock exterior and metal roof, it has a nearly maintenance free exterior.  The kitchen is large and open, with granite counters and a granite island.  It has a regular stove and built-in griddle for those Saturday mornings.  The flooring is tile.  The adjacent den and kitchen both have a wall of windows, looking out over the river.  The view includes the river, the bluff above it, and the other side of this ranch around the horseshoe bend.

Barns:   The horse barn is a 100 ft x 44 ft horse barn.  It is fairly new, and is a metal structure with 4 horse stalls, an office, a kitchen, a half bath, and 2 wash racks.  The others large barn is also a fairly new metal structure.  It is a 100 ft  x 48 ft building, half of it is a shop on concrete and the other half is a shed.

Pens:  Two sets of pens serve the ranch, one is a small set on the west side.  The east side pens are huge, more than big enough for sorting horseback.  Included are pens with loafing sheds.

Outbuildings:  Other improvements include the “Texas House” which is a very old frame house on a loose rock foundation, built probably around 1890.  Another structure is a shop/garage near the main house.

Minerals:  The sellers are willing to include significant ownership of the minerals, to be negotiated with the ranch contract.

Please contact us for a showing of this serene, peaceful and secluded ranch, which has end of the road privacy.




1918 S. Walnut

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 by Phyllis Barbour

We have a very nice, three bedroom, two bath home on the southwest side of town.  This home has vinyl siding and a two year old composition roof.   All of the windows throughout the home have been replaced with triple pane energy efficient windows that tilt in or out for easy cleaning.

The home has original hardwood flooring in the living room, dining area, and two of the three bedrooms.  The third bedroom is the original garage enclosed, so the flooring is carpeted.  A second bathroom and a laundry room were added to that side of the home as well.  All in all it is a very nicely remodeled layout. * Per the McCulloch County Appraisal District, it has 1013 sq. ft.

The home has 4 window units and it has a gas wall heater.  New hunter ceiling fans have been installed over the last few years.   The water heater was replaced in 2018.

The kitchen is square with access to the backyard.  There is a nice size pantry as well as the larger old style cabinets  The flooring is linoleum tiles and the counters are Formica.  The stove and refrigerator will stay with the home.

This home is unique in that it has a wide hallway, and there is a well built wheelchair ramp in the front.  The porch is plenty big enough to sit out and enjoy the breeze.

There is a nice front yard with sidewalk and the back yard is large and enclosed.  There is chain link fencing on both sides and privacy fencing in the back.  There is also a metal building that has had the front doors replaced with wooden doors.

This home is listed at $72,000.

140 Acres plus Log Home in Mason, Texas

Posted on: March 22nd, 2019 by Phyllis Barbour

Stunning views of the Hill Country are available from all sides of this home.  It sits on a high point amid some of the most beautiful acreage in the area.  It has a large stock tank as well as a seasonal creek running through the property.

The home itself is a Satterwhite Log Home, built in 2007, using Engelman Spruce logs.  The roof on this home is composition.  The inside ceiling is Aspen, and the doors and cabinets are knotty Alder.  There are 2,160 square feet under central heat and air, and outside covered porches around the home.

The inside of the home is the open design concept with three bedrooms, as well as a separate laundry room with outside access.  The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a gas cook-top with warming drawer, “perfect helpmate” for the chef.  The counters are black galaxy granite and the kitchen sink is a divided, deep sink with a window above it so you can be distracted counting the wildlife down at the feeder.  Lots of cabinetry and countertop space as well as an island with seating area.

The focal point of the living room, aside from the beautiful vaulted ceiling, is the rock fireplace with hugh mesquite wood mantle and wood burning insert with blower.  On either side of the fireplace are double doors leading to the porch.  These doors have blinds encased within the glass so the view is never diminished until you decide you’ve seen enough.  The floors are tile throughout the main portions of the home, while the bedrooms are carpeted.

The master bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling, making the room feel very spacious.  The “his” and “her” walk-in closets are on both sides of the hall leading directly to the master bath.  This full bath has separate vanity areas giving each occupant “elbow room”, while still being “intimate”.  The full tile shower is quite roomy but if you would rather, there is a separate tub.  Unique and unexpected, both bathrooms offer a commode, a bidet and heated floors.  Also unique in the master bath, are the  “rain forest green” countertops.

The two remaining bedrooms are on the opposite side of the home.  Each bedroom has two closets, and both are carpeted.  Ceiling fans are in all bedrooms as well as the dining and living area.

Outbuildings on this property consist of a small guest cabin, 12 x 24,  metal roof, with a kitchenette, one bedroom and bath.   There is also a 24 x 30 metal barn.  It is on a slab, fully insulated, with power.  On either side of this building is an additional 12 x 30 covered slab.  The building has a roll up door as well as a traditional entrance door.

Additionally on this property is a sea container and a generator.  Both items will convey.

There are three wells on this property.  The cabin well is 340’ deep and puts out 50gpm.  On the East side, there is a 200’ well on a generator, 15gpm.  The house well is 300’ deep and flows at 35gpm.  One of the wells has solar capability but is currently using the generator.

Deerfeeders and blinds will convey.  There is a 2 – 3 acre trap which could be plowed and used as a food plot if desired.  The terrain is hilly with great habitat for deer and other wildlife. Fences are in very good shape.

This property is amazing.  It is very secluded, located at the end of a private road,  yet within 30 minutes of I-10.  Please call us to come and take a look! You won’t be disappointed.

165 Acres Tranquil Hill in McCulloch County

Posted on: March 22nd, 2019 by Mike Barbour

Location.     This welcoming property is located within 6 miles of Brady Lake, and is about 10 miles west of Brady. The lake is about 2,000 acres when full.  It is lightly used, and is a good fishing, boating and conservation lake. 

Terrain.       The place is gently sloping, with a rise near the middle of the acreage, which is where the house is located.  From there, there are 360 degree views of farm and ranch country. There are no other homes in sight.  It is a wonderful place of peace and quiet.

Improvements.     The property features a home, an improved barn, and an RV shed.

The home is a 3/2 manufactured home in very good condition and is very well kept. It has 2 decks attached with wonderful morning and evening views and breezes. The house has a working fireplace and 1680 square feet of living space.

The barn is a relatively new I-beam and steel structure, 40 x 60 feet, also in very good condition.  It has an apartment inside, one bedroom with a bathroom and kitchenette for guests or hunters to use.

Water.   There are 2 appealing stock tanks or ponds, both of them are located in areas with trees and brush nearby.  So they are both attractants for game and game birds.

The water well has a solar powered electric submersible pump.  For water storage, a newer storage tank is elevated near the house.

Wildlife.      We have hunted this property several times, and it is gamey. It has whitetail deer, Axis deer, and in the fall the dove hunting can be extraordinary.

Minerals.     Negotiable.

Price.           $480,000

Comments.           The majority of the acreage is quite fertile farmland. The landowner receives substantial income from farming, and the crops generally attract game to the place.

242 Acres in McCulloch County

Posted on: March 12th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

Industrial Sand Property

West TX Silica, LLC, (WTX) and its land affiliates have identified, through extensive due diligence, drilling and testing of sand samples and core samples; two adjacent blocks of land located in the Hickory Sand formation near Voca, Texas. The company has completed the testing, having drilled 19 bore holes, and encountered an average 0 feet to 5 feet overburden, with Hickory Sandstone down to 100’+.

Multiple samples were taken per hole at 5’-10’ intervals and were submitted to the lab for testing and analyses per ISO 13503-2/API RP19C. Size fractions of 30/50 (5K), 40/70 (6-7K) and 70/140 (7-8K) have been analyzed and all are within API specifications.

Water is plentiful, with some high volume wells nearby in the underlying Hickory Aquifer. Natural Gas is available for dryer operations  West Texas Gas operates the transmission line that runs through the mines.  The project has proven that there is quality frac sand in a proven location with excellent potential reserve volumes.

The acreage and accompanying reserves are available to an end buyer to develop a mining operation on the asset, or to add to existing reserves. The proposed southern site has Hwy 71 frontage on the south boundary to easily facilitate truck and heavy equipment ingress and egress. Proven sand production on offsetting commercial mines, highway frontage, and quality sand reserves were determining factors in due diligence.

Please contact us for more details.

House and 3.87 Acres at Normanna, Texas

Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

We have a nice country home available in a peaceful area, Normanna, Texas. Which is about an hour from San Antonio and only about an hour from Corpus Christi and the coast !  It is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with new granite counters, and, a big bonus, a guesthouse !  And it is on 3.87 acres ! It’s a great place for kids, young couples or retirees, and a great place for horses as well. It can also be an income property, with the guesthouse bringing in substantial income.

Other improvements on the property include a detached garage/ shop, a 24 X 25 shop with A/C and heat, a 24 x 11 covered patio with outdoor shower, and an outside kitchen!  The outside kitchen has hot and cold water and a barbecue pit.

The house has had a number of upgrades, including new flooring and insulation in 2018. Both the house and guest house have newer double pane windows. The guest house is a 1 bedroom 1 bath and was built new in 2010. It is handicapped accessible.

The acreage is beautified by 7 large oak trees, along with pecan and fruit trees.  The scenery is delightful, across the road is a ranch of approximately 200 acres or more. In addition, there is a duck pond, complete with ducks.  Two water wells provide abundant water, one is a 45 gpm well.  And with the additional storage building, there is plenty of extra storage space.

This is a really enjoyable property, and the houses and buildings are in very good condition. Please take time to see this one, you’ll enjoy it.


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Cross Bar Land Co. gladly participates with other brokers. Buyer’s agent must accompany buyer at first and every showing to receive full buyer’s agent commission.

56 Acres and House in McCulloch County

Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by Phyllis Barbour

An interesting piece of history about this property is the fact that the Old Stagecoach Watering Hole between Brady and Brownwood is on this place.  This historic site is located on the SE fence line where a natural spring feeds Corn Creek.

The home on this acreage was site built in 2013.  It has 1428 sq. ft. of space with not an inch wasted.  It has the perfect floor plan to take advantage of living in the country and still maintain a very comfortable lifestyle.  There are three bedrooms with two full baths, CH/CA, and stained concrete floors along with some vinyl plank flooring.  The windows are Don Young thermal break windows, and the home has 12 inches of blown insulation in the attic.  Utility bills are very reasonable!

There is recessed lighting throughout the home, with ceiling fans in all the bedrooms as well as living room.  French doors off the dining area give access to the backyard as well as allowing for a great view of the property.  The kitchen is plenty big with room for an island or an additional table.  The appliances are all stainless steel and will convey with the home as well as the large furniture pieces.  This home has the split bedroom design and the master bedroom has a full bath along with a large walk-in closet.  The guest bath is located convenient to the other two bedrooms.

There are two outbuildings on this property.  The newest of the two buildings, built in 2018, is approximately 35 x 24 with an 8 x 24 covered patio.  It is on a slab and has two roll up doors on the east side of the building as well as a third roll up door on the west side allowing for pass through driving if need be.  There is LED lighting, 200 Amp Service with buried electrical lines and water on site.  The other building is approximately 34 x 20 and has one roll up door.

As stated, this home was built in 2013.  It has Richland Springs Water service.  A well was drilled in 2015.  The septic for this home is 1000 gallons, with 3 lateral lines running out about 185 ft. behind the house.  The exterior of the home is hardi board with radiant barrier in walls and ceilings.  It has a 30 yr. Composition roof.

There is a 13 foot deep pond that is stocked with catfish, bluegill, a few bass and sunfish.  There are 3 blinds and 4 feeders that will convey with property.  There is also a Kawasaki Mule and Kioti tractor with implements that will be included with an offer acceptable to Sellers.  There is a current survey and the floor plan to the home is available.

House and 2.7 Acres in Lohn, TX

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

We are inviting you out to see a property that has much to offer.  It is in the farming village of Lohn, Texas, which is a wonderful place for peaceful living.  All around the town are farms, ranches, and views of green tree-covered hills.

Right across the street from the house are tennis courts, and across the street from the courts is the Lohn School, a very safe place for kids.

There are a number of structures on this property.  In addition to the 2,064 square foot house, there is a 3,000 shop/ barn with a game room, ¼ bath, and kitchenette. It has a 60 x 40 red iron implement shed ( or RV parking ), 2 storage buildings, and grain bins.  Plus , there are steel pipe pens and a round pen for horse training!

The home itself is a 3 bedroom 2 bath.  The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, and the master bath is really 2 rooms with 2 sinks. The house has recently been remodeled and is ready for move-in.

The kitchen has corian counters and opens to the living area.  The living area has a stone fireplace and laminate flooring.  Next to it is a roomy laundry room. The home is built on a concrete foundation.  The yard is nice and shady with 4 big shade trees.

It’s a place with numerous possibilities, in an area with few restrictions.  Hope you’ll come out and take a look.  Reasonably priced at $269,500.