House and 3.87 Acres at Normanna, Texas


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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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.

Home on the Llano River With 9 Acres

Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by Mike Barbour

Nine beautiful acres on the Llano River… South of Mason and North of Fredericksburg, Texas.

This is a nice home in excellent condition on the prettiest river in Texas. The water is clear and clean and flows right by this property.  The acreage is wooded with trees and wildlife habitat, and there are extras like a guest cabin as well!

This 1,640 square foot ’99 model modular home sits on a concrete pier foundation, has 3 bedrooms plus an office adjoining the master bedroom.  There are 2 full baths; the master bath is roomy and has a garden tub. Both the indoor and outdoor air conditioning units are new, installed in 2017! The den has a working fireplace with a blower.  There is a large kitchen with lots of cabinets, an island and a serving bar.  The dining room is on one side of the kitchen, and the breakfast area is on the other.

Behind the home is a quaint frame cabin.  It is a 26 x 24 building with a concrete foundation. All the oversized covered windows open up to make a great breezy place for entertaining and living. It has a wood-burning stove and a kitchenette with a gas range and refrigerator.  With the 3/4 bathroom, it is just right for friends or grand-kids.

The property has a good well, producing 25 gallons per minute.

Additional features include a storage building and a tool shed.  All of these are on acreage which includes a natural area for wildlife.  And lots of wildlife frequent the area.

The acreage fronts on a sandy “beach” along the Llano River, which is a great place for walking the dog and other types of recreation.  The river itself is beautiful clear water, great for fishing or canoeing.  The banks are wooded with oak, elm and pecan trees.

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