95 Acres in McCulloch County


95 Acres in McCulloch County

Posted on: December 7th, 2018 by Mike Barbour

Location.   This is a choice hunting property, located in the Deep Creek Valley of northeastern McCulloch County.  It is within a mile of the village of Mercury.  It is about 2.5 hours southwest of Ft. Worth, and about 3 hours east of Midland.

Terrain.     The terrain is a major feature of the property.  It has a prominent hill with over 130 feet of elevation change.  There are great views of peaceful countryside and green tree-covered hills.  A great place for a home or a deer blind.

Almost all the acreage is heavily wooded.  Tree species include live oak, cedar, mesquite, catclaw and other native browse species.

Water.   Four stock tanks or ponds are around the base of the hill.  They appear to have good water retention.  With brush and trees around each one, they are wildlife magnets.

Wildlife.   This area has abundant  whitetail deer and feral hogs.  Other wildlife species include dove, turkeys, and fur-bearing species.

Price.    $2700 per acre.

Comments.    This one has ingredients most hunters desire in their own ranchland, including paved access on a very quiet FM road.  It is within 2 miles by road of another listing of ours, the 571 acre Deep Creek Ranch.

1915 Mistletoe

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by Mike Barbour

We have a very nice brick home on a corner lot on the southwest side of town.  It was built in the 80’s and has been completely remodeled on the inside from floors to ceiling.  No popcorn ceilings, no carpeting, no paneling.  It does have new laminate flooring, brand new Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove, and granite countertops.  The kitchen has lots of cabinetry and counter space. It has Central Heat/Air and new ceiling fans in all rooms.    This home is on a slab foundation, has * 1,125 sq. ft., two bedrooms and one bath with double sinks, tub and shower.  The master bedroom has a walk-in closet.

There is an attached single car garage.  The composition roof is brand new as of Nov 2018.  The water heater and Central heat is gas.

List price $92,000.

571 Acres in the McCulloch County Deep Creek Valley

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by Mike Barbour

Nestled in the Deep Creek valley of McCulloch County is a gem of a ranch, truly a rare find in this part of the world.  Not only does this ranch have great scenery, it has an awesome 25 acre lake !  There are very few ranches with a lake this large in the Texas Hill Country.

The 571 acre ranch has paved access on a quiet farm to market road.  As you enter the ranch, you are facing a ridgeline of tree covered hills to the west.  That is the view across the valley from the quaint farmhouse.

Then you can take a short ride into the center of the ranch, and the view opens up on a gorgeous 25 acre lake!  Big enough for boating on. Or you can canoe, fish, or windsurf.  Almost all the bank area is clear and free of brush for easy access to the water.  The water is relatively clean, with minimal moss. This lake is a great recreational asset for any family.

The ranch has a variety of trees, including a number of live oaks and mesquite, plus a few elms and even a few pecan trees.  It has several fields that are free of brush and mesquite, and they have excellent dove hunting.  In addition, there are huntable populations of quail and turkeys!  The whitetail deer are plentiful.

The farmhouse is in relatively good shape, with hardwood floors. And it currently sleeps 13, just right for hosting gatherings for family and friends. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Close to the house is the windmill and the cistern tower.

A rustic barn is still in use and in fairly good condition.  It adds character and history to the ranch.  Next to it is a small set of pens that are usable.  So the new owner can generate income from agriculture as well.

Water is supplied to the house from a community water system.  There is a new well on the property which can produce 35 gpm. The sizable dam for the lake has a draw down tube and rock riprap to minimize erosion. In addition to the large lake, a small lake of 3 to 4 acres and another stock pond are on the ranch.  This is one ranch that is abundantly supplied with water.

The owners are offering a significant portion of the minerals with an acceptable purchase contract. Priced at $1,998,787.00.  This is a ranch that has been enjoyed by the same family for over 50 years. Now it’s time to let another family have the great pleasure of owning it.

192 Acres in Menard County

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barbour

Location. We have a place available that is about as hidden and secluded as you can get in this part of the country. It is at the end of a quiet county road in the quiet and beautiful Hill Country. It’s in southwest Menard County, an area dominated by oak trees, rolling hills and inviting scenery.

Terrain. This ranch property is well wooded, primarily with shin oak and live oak trees. There is no apparent oak wilt on the place. In addition, there are mesquite and juniper trees, along with such native brush species as persimmon, algerita, whitebrush and lotebush.

Improvements. All the comforts of home are already here. The ranchhouse has great porches 12 feet wide on all 4 sides! It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and was built in 2006.
The kitchen has Corian counters, a large island, lots of natural wood cabinets, and tile flooring. The dishwasher and all other kitchen appliances will be included with an acceptable offer.
For energy conservation, the home was custom built with 4 layers in the exterior walls. The flooring is easy care ceramic tile. The whole attic is floored for storage.

Additional features include a guest cabin, small barn, shop building, and building for deer cleaning, all built on concrete floors. The cabin has a bedroom and bath, den, and laundry room. The large shop is 35 x 30 feet, and the barn is 30 x 20. Plus 4 octagonal elevated deer blinds and 14 feeders, along with 9 water troughs will be included.

Water. Water is a plus here. It is good quality water and there are 2 working wells. The house well has water at 230 feet and the owners could not pump it dry. The other well has a solar pump, both wells have storage tanks available.

Wildlife. Hunting is another plus here. There are lots of whitetail deer, along with Axis deer ! Other game species include turkeys, hogs, and a few quail and dove.

Minerals. Negotiable.

Other nice assets that will be included with the ranch sale, with an acceptable contract, are :
Large Browning Gun Safe with shelves, holds 20 plus guns
2006 Polaris Ranger, 6 wheel drive, hardtop cab, and including 150 gallon water tank mounted in bed
2014 Polaris Ranger, 4 wheel drive, hardtop crew cab and glass windshield, with power steering, and lift kit
Altogether this is a neat package deal. All improvements are in very good condition. Your family can start taking advantage right away, it is ready for hunting and recreation, family gatherings and country living. Come out and see it all!

2032 Calf Creek Road in Brady, Texas

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barbour

We have a really cute, well maintained home on the southwest side of town.  It is a brick home with a composition roof.   There are three bedrooms, the master having its own bath.  There is no carpet in this home; it has been replaced with vinyl plank flooring.  The home is painted a neutral shade throughout and needs no touch up.  It is as the saying goes, “move in ready”.

The kitchen has plenty of cabinetry as well as a large bar area that would be great for after school homework space, as well as a good place to bake.  It has an electric stove and refrigerator that will convey.  A sliding glass door leads to the backyard that is fully enclosed by a chain link fence.  The living room has a white brick fireplace and windows at the front of the home.

The home has a single vehicle garage with automatic door opener.  The utility room is in the garage and that is where the electric water heater is, fully compliant with code.  It was replaced in 2017, and the central heat & air unit was installed in 2015.

This is a great home for someone with small children, or a couple looking for a starter home.  Just bring your own ideas for decorating because everything else is taken care of!   List price $92,000.

801 Burns Avenue in Brady, Texas

Posted on: October 5th, 2018 by Phyllis Barbour

New on the market is a large three bedroom, three bath home with over 2,200 sq. ft.* of living space.  It has a split bedroom design, with large eat in kitchen as well as formal dining area.  There is an impressive brick fireplace in the living room just waiting for Christmas decorations!   This home also boasts a separate den area with access directly to the back yard patio.  The patio is large and covered which makes for great entertaining no matter the weather.

Two of the three bedrooms are both large enough to be considered the “master”.  One has an entire wall of closet and storage space, while the other has a private bath.  The bedrooms are carpeted as well as the formal living room, while the rest of the home is either tile or laminate flooring.

This home has CH/CA, a metal roof, two water heaters, and two good size outbuildings as well as a carport wide enough for vehicles and any other toys you may need.  The home is nicely landscaped and has a sprinkler system.  It also has semi private fencing in the back and side yards.

This home lists at $156,900.  Please call us to come and check it out.  You won’t regret it.


*Per the McCulloch County Appraisal District

1015 West 12th in Brady, Texas

Posted on: September 5th, 2018 by Kirk Roddie

This is a great home in a great neighborhood with an additional two, wooded acres behind the property for privacy or any imagined use! The two acres may be purchased separately.

This dwelling has 1623 sq. ft. under CH/CA and is equipped with ceiling fans throughout. The home has wood flooring and shutters in all rooms and has been extensively remodeled in the recent past, including the kitchen with tile counters, backsplash, and up to date appliances.

A chain link fence is around the back and side yard so your child or pet will be secure.  The yard has large Post Oaks and also Pecan trees which produce all the Pecans you might need. The yard has a sprinkler system, gazebo, enclosed garage, and a carport. A classic!

Call today to make an appointment to see this home.  List price $179,900

334 Acres in McCulloch County on the Colorado River

Posted on: August 24th, 2018 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 are large barns, a great set 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 bath. The kitchen has a griddle stove, a regular stove, and granite countertops. The adjacent living area has a large rock wood-burning 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.

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 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. Here’s a partial list:

River : motor boating
kayaking or canoeing
trot line fishing
fly fishing

Ponds : bass fishing
dove hunting
waterfowl hunting

Ranch : horse production and training
horseback riding
livestock production
artifact hunting
4 wheeling
deer hunting
turkey hunting

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 a 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. There are 2 large barns, both are fairly new metal structures. One is a 100 x 48 building that is half shop on concrete and the other half is a shed.

The other barn is a 100 x 44 horse barn with 4 horse stalls, an office, a kitchen, a half bath, and wash racks.

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.

Price. The ranch is priced at 3 million.

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

Home on 2.5 Acres in McCulloch County

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 by Phyllis Barbour

This 1963 sq. ft.* home is located on a county road close to town.  It is in a beautiful, quiet area surrounded by trees.  The acreage is fenced and has a few outbuildings.

The home has a slab foundation, with brick facing.  It also has CH/CA, composition roof, septic system, and a wood burning brick fireplace in the living room.  The kitchen is large with lots of cabinetry and counter top.   The kitchen appliances will convey with the home.  There are four bedrooms, and two baths along with a large laundry room.  It is a split bedroom design with three rooms on one end of the home and the fourth room on the other.   Most of the flooring throughout the home is tile or laminate.

A two vehicle carport is attached with an oversized cement driveway.  Come and take a look at this home.  Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to show you!

45 Acres in McCulloch and Concho Counties

Posted on: August 2nd, 2018 by Mike Barbour

Location.    Just west of the little town of Melvin, this acreage has frontage on Hwy. 87 midway between Brady and Eden, about an hour east of San Angelo.

Terrain.      The property is sloping, with some elevation at the back and some nice pastoral views.  There are some live oak trees, along with mesquite brush and native pastureland. The surrounding countryside is ranch and farmland.

Improvements.     This acreage includes a small cabin, with power and water available and a septic tank installed. The perimeter is fenced as well.

Water.    Rural community drinking water is supplied to the property, and there are 2 small stock ponds on the place as well.

Wildlife.    Whitetail deer live here, and a variety of other wildlife species have been sighted as well.

Minerals.    The owners are offering 50% of the minerals that they own with an acceptable contract.

Price.     $187,000.

Comments.      The location is close to a good restaurant and small community, yet it is well away from the city.