95 Acres McCulloch County


95 Acres McCulloch County

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

Location.             This is a choice hunting property, located in the beautiful Deep Creek Valley of northeastern McCulloch County.  It is within a mile of the village of Mercury, with paved frontage on FM 502, which is very lightly traveled.  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 your deer blinds. Almost all the acreage is heavily wooded.  Tree species include live oak, cedar, mesquite, ephedra and other native browse species.

Water.        Four stock tanks or ponds are around the base of the hill.  Some appear to have good water retention.  With brush and trees around each one, they are wildlife magnets.  In addition, it has a good water well. It’s a 12 gpm well, equipped with a new solar pump.

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

Price.           $320,000.

Comments.           This one has ingredients most hunters desire in their own ranch,  including topography, surface water, good brush, drinking water and power on the property. Additional acreage with a house may be available also.

Home on 5+/-Acres

Posted on: June 11th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

Sitting on a little more than 5 Acres is a 4BR/3BA * 2,160sq. ft. manufactured home.  It is a 2000 model home that is in excellent condition.  It has been meticulously maintained, inside and out.  All electric, this home has many added features that make it a place you’ll love to come home to.

The living room/den area is large and open with carpeting, ceiling fans and window dressings that will convey.  There is an office with French doors, accessed from the den as well as an entrance to the office from the dining area.  The kitchen is well lit and has lots and lots of storage.  There is a nice size island, with electricity.  Kitchen appliances convey along with a washer and dryer and chest type freezer.

This home has a split design bedroom layout.  The master bedroom has a walk-thru closet and a large bath with both tub and shower.  The additional three bedrooms are clustered at the south end of the home and share two full baths.

This home has a composition roof and CH/CA.  There are a couple of extra storage buildings on the property, one of which is 15 x 24.  There is also a single wide trailer which is currently being used for storage.  With some elbow grease, this could be turned into a great he/she cave.  This property has its own well which pumps 40 gpm.  The septic is a 500 gallon in concrete and was emptied in Jan. of 2020.  A nice two vehicle detached covered carport will keep your vehicles from the damages of the West Texas sun! Call us to make an appointment.

*Per the McCulloch County Appraisal District

Gorgeous River Ranch 1270 Acres +/- in Menard County

Posted on: June 4th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

Location.    Just 5 miles east of Menard, in the beautiful, gamey Texas Hill Country, lies this attractive ranch.  So you have paved access on FM 29 on the south, and the entire north end of the ranch is bordered by the San Saba River. Nearly 2 miles of riverfront.

Terrain.      Very hilly terrain, over 200 feet of elevation change.  Nice long views. There are multiple places to build a home with really nice vistas.  Along the river are wonderful pecan bottoms.  Well over 150 acres of stately 100 foot pecan trees, making inviting park like scenery.

Improvements.     There are 3 residences on the ranch, all in the center at the headquarters.  These would convert very well to weekend homes or cabins for hunters.

Water.         The cool refreshing spring-fed San Saba River flows along the shady riverbanks.  There are multiple places where you can walk down to the waters edge.  Fishing is good, as is recreation; canoeing, kayaking, and fly fishing.  The ranch has water rights from the river.  A number of acre-feet of water rights may be included in the sale of the ranch.  There are 3 water wells, 2 are not currently being used.  The other well is a 4 to 5 gpm well and serves the residences.

Wildlife.      Native wildlife abound on the ranch. The riparian habitat is very suitable for game.

Minerals.    This ranch offering includes 50% of all owned mineral rights.

Price.           $3.9 million

Comments.           This ranch has every ingredient to be a magnificent showplace. Please call to schedule a showing.



RRR River Ranch McCulloch County

Posted on: February 10th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

This wonderful property has much to offer.  It has nearly a mile of river frontage on the Colorado River, including water rights, in a scenic horseshoe bend of the river.  It has an appealing Austin stone home on a 100 foot high bluff overlooking spectacular scenery in the bend of the river.  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 open 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.

Water.  In addition to all the river frontage, 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. And, a huge and quite valuable asset is 174 acre-feet of water rights from the Colorado River ! Some or all of these water rights may be included with the ranch sale.

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. And 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 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.  The horse barn is a 100ft x 48ft.   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 other large barn is also a fairly new metal structure. It is a 100 x 48 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.

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

68 Acres +/- in Voca Tx

Posted on: February 6th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

Absolutely gorgeous brick home!  This beauty is sitting at the end of a long tree studded drive, amidst wonderful shade trees.  The area both in front and back is beautifully landscaped with bushes, trees and flowering plants.  The area in front has a circular drive so guests have a place to park, while the back has a pergola covered patio area and outdoor kitchen.  A custom, matching rock fire pit is there as well so you can stay outside and enjoy the solitude or the friends who have come to visit on a starry Texas night.  It’s all about the ambience and this home has plenty!

Just under 4,000 sq. ft., this home has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.  There is a formal dining room as well as a casual dining area.  The kitchen is large and modern with granite topped island and counters.  There is a good sized walk in pantry.  A tankless water heater was installed under the kitchen sink so hot water is immediate.  The appliances are stainless steel and will convey with the home.  At the end of the island is a little built in wine rack with clear cover.  Some of the cabinets have glass doors to show off your “special” items.  Plenty of room for more than one cook in this kitchen and the usable counter space is amazing!

There is no carpet anywhere in this home.  The living room and master bedroom have ceramic tile, the kitchen and hallways are Saltillo tile while the bedrooms are wood grain plank flooring.  What that amounts to is a very child and pet friendly home.  The living room has built in book shelves.  It also has a pass through wood burning fireplace that can provide heat and beauty whether you’re in the living room or kitchen.

The master bedroom and bath in this home are truly a sight to behold.  The sheer size of each is astonishing.  One again, the focal point of the master suite would be the pass through fireplace.  It helps keep you toasty in bed or helps you to relax while in the huge Jacuzzi tub that is a part of the master bath.  There is also a large glass enclosed shower, private commode, his and her vanity areas and a gigantic walk in closet.

There are four other bedrooms in this home with easy access to bathrooms due to the Jack and Jill arrangement.  The laundry room is off the kitchen and is, in itself, another surprise.  It has built in cabinets and a sink on the laundry side of the room and has an office area with built in desk and cabinets on the other side. There isn’t much you would want that this home doesn’t provide.

At the back of the home is an impressive patio, complete with outdoor kitchen and firepit.  It is accessed either from the master bedroom or the casual dining area.  It has a covered pergola, room to have a party, and a sweet view of the countryside.  You can sit outside with your morning coffee, or your evening refreshment.  What a way to relax!

Lest we forget, we have 68 Acres to talk about.  The acreage is grassy field in some areas, while mesquite and other natural brush provide forage for the deer.  There are two seasonal ponds on this property, three wells, outbuildings and good fencing.  A 34 x 48, concrete slab horse barn has four horse stalls, an office and ½ bath.  This building sits a little bit apart from the main home.

Call us for an appointment!


118 +/- Acres in McCulloch County

Posted on: January 24th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

Location.      Within 15 miles of the geographical center of Texas, this property is near the village of Mercury.  It is about 2.5 hours southwest of Ft. Worth, and about 3 hours east south east of Midland.

Terrain.         Spectacular terrain !!  This Prime ranch holding has more elevation for it’s size than any other we’ve seen.  160 feet of elevation change !  Stunning views of the peaceful Deep Creek Valley to the east. And entirely different 10 mile views of hills and valley to the south.  You can actually watch both the sunrise and sunset from your own porch !  The hilltop is thickly covered in trees, primarily live oaks. Down below, there are oaks, mesquite and cedar, and good deer browse brush species. Very good game cover throughout the place.

Improvements.         A new cozy custom site built home is atop the hill.  It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with new laminate flooring and stainless appliances.  It has covered porches on 3 sides, perfect for your early morning coffee and for your evening beverage of choice.

The fences are all net wire and in good shape, and the fence along the road frontage is brand new. The gate is remotely controlled.

Water.            It’s well watered, with 5 stock ponds for the game, and community water for the house. Two of the ponds have bluegill, catfish, and fathead minnows in them.  In addition, it has its own water well. The well has a new Grundfos pump with solar power, and it produces 12 gpm.

Wildlife.         There are nice quality bucks and plentiful deer, along with waterfowl, hogs, etc.

Minerals.       A substantial percentage of the minerals are available with an acceptable contract.

Price.             $525,000.

Comments.              This one is a rare beauty. We would really enjoy showing it to you, so come out at your convenience for a look. The road in the middle of the property is not an easement, there are no road easements through the ranch.


2004 S. Bridge St. Brady, Tx. 76825 Storefront and Warehouse

Posted on: January 7th, 2020 by Mike Barbour

Within view of McDonald’s, and across the road from Burger King on busy US Highway 87, is a commercial property in very good condition.  It is in Brady Texas, between Fredericksburg and San Angelo. This has been a retail business since 1998. It has a storefront, an office, bathroom, break area, storage area, and a large shop/warehouse.  Total square footage of the building is 7,000 square feet.

The building has a fairly new roof,  with 8 years remaining in the roof warranty. New paint was applied to the exterior 3 years ago.

The lot is ample, over a third of an acre ( 0.37 acre ), with plenty of parking.  There is a total of 9,000 square feet of paved parking area.  With 130 feet of frontage on US 87 /  S. Bridge St. , visibility is very good.

A good local environment for business, including some incentives, make this a nice locality for your business or your home.

502 Burns Street Brady, Tx. 76825

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

This home is a two bedroom, two bath, CH/CA brick house.  It has 1342 sq. ft. under heat and air.   In addition, there are two add-ons to the back of the home which add an additional 380 sq. ft.  Currently one of the add-ons has numerous shelves which makes it great additional storage.  The other add on could be used for an extra bedroom, play room, office or bonus room.  It is carpeted and has electricity.

The main home has had some remodeling done in the recent past.  It is very open, with a bar separating the kitchen and living room.  Numerous cabinets and lots of countertop space in the kitchen!  All appliances convey.  The living room and both bedrooms are carpeted, while the kitchen and laundry room are laminate flooring.  Most rooms have ceiling fans.  The master bedroom has its own bath and shower with built in seating ledge.  The main/guest bathroom has a tub and shower.

The roof is composition.  There is a two car attached garage with an additional 132 sq. ft. room at the back of it.  Good place for a freezer, extra refrigerator, or a perfect easy access place to store your Christmas decorations.

The backyard is large and is enclosed with chain link fencing.  There is a covered back patio and the yard has its own Pecan trees.

34 Acres +/- McCulloch County

Posted on: December 18th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

Location.             This nice country place is 16 miles northeast of Brady, and about 2 to 2.5 hours northwest of Austin.  It is on quiet and peaceful County Road 428.

Terrain. The front part of the property is level, and the back part behind the house slopes to the north.  There are nice views of hills back there.  Some good sized live oak trees make it attractive, and native brush provides cover for game.

Improvements.    The house is approximately 1,800 feet according to MCAD. It is a modular home, 2 bedroom 2 bath.  It has porches front and back, and good shade trees in the yard, so it’s a pleasant home site.

Near the house is a fairly new barn, built in 2010.  It is all steel, 1,600 square feet. A hunting cabin and a 3 stall horse barn are useful and both need some maintenance.

Water.         The house is supplied with Richland Springs community water, and a stock pond waters wildlife and livestock.

Wildlife.      Deer are plentiful in the area, along with gamebirds and many other species.

Price.           This one is priced for quick sale at $125,000.


Comments.           We believe this is a good buy, especially for those willing to spend some time to beautify it.  It’s a good one for peaceful country living.

171 Acres +/- Concho County

Posted on: December 16th, 2019 by Mike Barbour

Location.             This place is 5 miles northwest of Melvin, Texas.  It is 58 miles east southeast of San Angelo, and about 3 hours northwest of Austin.

Terrain.      The terrain is mostly level, with a seasonal draw through it from north to south. There are some nice live oak trees and some mesquite in the draw and along the fence lines.

Improvements.    No improvements except an old well with a windmill and fencing.

Water.  An old stock pond and the creek are seasonal.  The well has not been used in years.

Wildlife.      Very good dove hunting some years.  There will be deer hunting as well, but there is not a lot of cover for deer.

Comments.           The best use for this tract is agricultural, with some hunting as a bonus.  The majority of it is field land for production.