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Sonesta
May. 20, 2012, 05:33 PM
http://search.har.com/engine/31+-ac-Horse-Ranchette-Near-Houston-Angleton-TX-77515_HAR37942254.htm

No, I am not a realtor nor do I have any interest in this, but that's a LOT of land, fencing, barn, house, pool, etc. for $749,000!

One of my boarders sent me the link.

clanter
May. 20, 2012, 06:28 PM
might want lifeboat Angleton, TX Elevation, 30 ft to 37 ft above sea level...

JackSprats Mom
May. 20, 2012, 08:39 PM
I will if you buy it for me :P

jacksmom
May. 20, 2012, 10:47 PM
Not interested in Texas, but if you could send me that covered abpnd lighted ring, I could find a nice spot for it :)

wildlifer
May. 20, 2012, 11:00 PM
Uh no thanks. Lived outside of Houston for two years. There is no amount of money or bribery that could ever get me back to that state *shudder*.

MistyBlue
May. 20, 2012, 11:00 PM
Compared to where I live...that's a major bargain!
I've always liked that style house too. And the barn is nice.

Fourbeats
May. 20, 2012, 11:52 PM
I'd sure like to have that covered arena!

Simkie
May. 21, 2012, 12:23 AM
I just recently saw 40 acres, indoor arena, nice house that was only a few years old, with lots of upgrades. Just under $500k. It was nearly in WY, though, north of Fort Collins.

Kate66
May. 21, 2012, 12:34 AM
Lovely, but too many pennies for me and Angleton isn't that great.

Now this is a nice barndominium about 15 miles further North.

http://search.har.com/engine/5819-Tammy-Dr-Manvel-TX-77578_HAR11936684.htm

kathy s.
May. 21, 2012, 12:55 AM
Sonesta,


Growing up in Lake Jackson I know that homes such as you posted here are few and far between. It's a gorgeous property! Thanks for posting it Brings back memories :)

ESG
May. 21, 2012, 01:37 AM
Interesting - tax info says that the place is 3 stories, and more sf on the house (5800 :eek: )than the ad says. Also says it's only five acres? Someone got their descriptions crossed, I think.

Also, 31 acres notwithstanding, a 3200sf house and a six stall barn over an hour from a major metropolitan area does not spell $750K to me. Even if there's a nice covered arena thrown into the mix.

And, if 31 acres is still classified as a "ranchette", what would it take to be a ranch, I wonder?

Not shooting the messenger, just sayin'.

Plumcreek
May. 21, 2012, 02:10 AM
Mid $700K - $800K is the price for a 40 acre property with nice house, maybe with an indoor, south of Denver, Colo. within reasonable commuting distance.

ESG
May. 21, 2012, 12:12 PM
Exactly, Plumcreek - and this isn't comparable. Angleton is flat, swampy, and evacuation territory for nearly any hurricane that threatens the Texas coast. Nothing like the Rockies.

And "50 min from Galleria, 40 min to Medical center and 30 min to the beach." are all highly suspect commute times. :winkgrin:

MistyBlue
May. 21, 2012, 01:03 PM
The house being a "3 story with extra square footage" normally means that it's a normal 2 story but has a finished basement...usually a walk out. By law you're not supposed to cover finished basement square footage in the living space square footage *unless* you specifiy it's basement. In some areas you can qualify it as long as the basement is a walkout with 50% or more of the basement above ground.

So it's common to see ads for a "2500 sf" house with an "additional 1200 sf" in the basement.

I guess pricing shock depends on area. Where I'm from in CT...you can easily find a 1500 sf house in 1/2 acre 1 hour from NY for $1 million. So 30+ acres with a large newer house, barn, covered arena, etc within an hour commute of a major metro is a pretty decent price. :yes:

This one is right down 148 from my house...the land has a lot of swamp:
http://www.prudentialct.com/listingdetails.aspx?norecord=0&lk=2367517

This one is only 17 acres and the house needs some updating:
http://www.prudentialct.com/listingdetails.aspx?norecord=0&lk=2375654

RacetrackReject
May. 21, 2012, 01:09 PM
We don't have basements in Texas, but maybe a finished attic, or loft?

fordtraktor
May. 21, 2012, 01:46 PM
Lovely. I don't think the price is outrageous at all. They can send that covered arena this way, super nice!

Aggie4Bar
May. 21, 2012, 01:53 PM
The tax description is more than likely due to the house and surrounding property being either taxed separately or coded separately by the appraisal district. In other words, the house and surrounding 5 acres have one tax ID and description (from which legal description taken), while the remaining acreage is a separate tax ID. The 3-story vs 1-story is probably a clerical error. Appraisal districts have that knack for finding rooms and pools and that don't actually exist on a given property, so maybe those same brainiacs think they found a couple extra stories? :winkgrin:

All that aside, it appears to be a nice property for a fair price... if you want live in Angleton. Something similar on this side of Houston would probably list for $3-4mil.

HPFarmette
May. 21, 2012, 02:05 PM
"Ranchette" made me chuckle...31 acres...but that's TEXAS......

leilatigress
May. 21, 2012, 02:17 PM
And "50 min from Galleria, 40 min to Medical center and 30 min to the beach." are all highly suspect commute times. :winkgrin:

LMAO oh so LMAO... 50 minutes to the Galleria eh? MAYBE at 3am on a weekday.... That morning commute into work, you better carve out about 2+ hours. Your Friday night commute your looking at closer to 3. I've lived in Texas my entire life, yeah Angleton is the one on the news when we get flooded.

NBFarm
May. 21, 2012, 02:20 PM
That would be $1M in most areas of Maryland!

2DogsFarm
May. 21, 2012, 02:39 PM
Lovely, but too many pennies for me and Angleton isn't that great.

Now this is a nice barndominium about 15 miles further North.

http://search.har.com/engine/5819-Tammy-Dr-Manvel-TX-77578_HAR11936684.htm

Now THIS place would make me consider relocating to TX...if they have a 1/2 Price Sale, that is :cool:

SGray
May. 21, 2012, 03:20 PM
http://search.har.com/engine/22603-Park-Rd-Tomball-TX-77375_HAR94402564.htm

I'd go for this

SanJacMonument
May. 21, 2012, 07:03 PM
The Angleton place is very nice but the map shows a ton of horseshoe lakes in the area. Flood and shift much?

I'm wondering how deep the cement beams on that arena go into the earth and if they are locked in to one another (doubt it). It would be a real pain to have foundation problems on an arena that big.

Aven
May. 21, 2012, 07:12 PM
Where are people who think 31 acres is big? LOL I live in Ontario and a 'normal' sized farm is 100 acres.

CDE Driver
May. 21, 2012, 07:25 PM
Where are people who think 31 acres is big? LOL I live in Ontario and a 'normal' sized farm is 100 acres.


Yeah, I live in Oregon and 31 acres would be termed a farmette, ranchette or gentlemans farm/ranch, depending on what part of the state you are in.

clanter
May. 21, 2012, 07:35 PM
And, if 31 acres is still classified as a "ranchette", what would it take to be a ranch, I wonder?
.

out by Alpine we rode a competitive trail ride on a 125,000 acre spread... the owners were apologetic as it was one of the smallest ranches in the area

clanter
May. 21, 2012, 07:40 PM
LMAO oh so LMAO... 50 minutes to the Galleria eh? MAYBE at 3am on a weekday.... That morning commute into work, you better carve out about 2+ hours. Your Friday night commute your looking at closer to 3. .

not if you have Bell Jet Ranger

danceronice
May. 21, 2012, 07:54 PM
Where are people who think 31 acres is big? LOL I live in Ontario and a 'normal' sized farm is 100 acres.

Southern/Eastern New England and NY near Manhattan. I was constantly having to explain to people in Boston that in Michigan, you could drive five hours and still be in your own state, not two states away and gaining.

MistyBlue
May. 21, 2012, 08:31 PM
Ah, good point RacetrackReject...I forget a lot of areas don't have full basements. (where do y'all store stuff? ;))


Originally Posted by Kate66 http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6327240#post6327240)
Lovely, but too many pennies for me and Angleton isn't that great.

Now this is a nice barndominium about 15 miles further North.

http://search.har.com/engine/5819-Ta...AR11936684.htm (http://search.har.com/engine/5819-Tammy-Dr-Manvel-TX-77578_HAR11936684.htm)



Erm....I could be wrong...but I think that's a Cother's property. I've seen those barn photos before. IIRC I saw them on here. It's lovely!

And yup, like DancerOnIce stated...here in New England 31 acres can be considered large depending on location. 31 open flat acres? Rare, LOL! Not to mention that in many areas of New England...you can find 30+ acre properties but your last name needs to be Trump to afford it. 100,000 acres? Billions probably.

fairtheewell
May. 21, 2012, 09:30 PM
I saw that ranchominium too on here somewhere awhile back...the husband was/is the architect.

ESG
May. 21, 2012, 09:58 PM
http://search.har.com/engine/22603-Park-Rd-Tomball-TX-77375_HAR94402564.htm

I'd go for this

Wow - me too! But the map doesn't show where Park Road is; do you know?

ESG
May. 21, 2012, 10:04 PM
Also, on the original property, the taxes on one part of it (listing states that it's under SEVERAL tax ID#s :eek:) is $7K per year. I'd be willing to bet that one can at least double, if not triple that. That's the one thing bad about property ownership in Texas; the properties don't cost all that much, but the taxes are murder. :sigh:

Tehzebra
May. 21, 2012, 10:06 PM
wait.... 31 acres? :lol: thats not much seeing as there are a few 100acre plots with nice houses on them and horse facilities for around the same price in a less humid part of Texas :P I know of a 400 acre plot for sale next to a 200 acre plot next to a 130acre plot.... all with a large creek runnin through it..... quite pretty if I may say to myself. :yes:

SGray
May. 22, 2012, 10:40 AM
Wow - me too! But the map doesn't show where Park Road is; do you know?

'bout halfway between 249 and Lutheran Church Road

SGray
May. 22, 2012, 10:41 AM
and in that area I'd check easements carefully

JackandMo
May. 25, 2012, 12:50 PM
Uh no thanks. Lived outside of Houston for two years. There is no amount of money or bribery that could ever get me back to that state *shudder*.



LOL, I am currently residing in NC and my husband's military retirement can't come soon enough. I have lived in Eastern NC since 2006, and this place gives me a case of the crazies.

Houston - HERE. WE. COME!

NBChoice
May. 25, 2012, 01:29 PM
Hmmm, nice. But I'll always be a KS/MO kind of girl. :)

Trixie
May. 25, 2012, 01:34 PM
Also, 31 acres notwithstanding, a 3200sf house and a six stall barn over an hour from a major metropolitan area does not spell $750K to me. Even if there's a nice covered arena thrown into the mix.

Sigh, here it'd be over a million, even an hour away...

littleum
May. 25, 2012, 01:34 PM
$740 seems a little much to me for that area.

Isn't that area in a flood plain too?

Houston is pretty horrible. I even hate being there for a few days to show.

Appsolute
May. 25, 2012, 01:52 PM
Also, on the original property, the taxes on one part of it (listing states that it's under SEVERAL tax ID#s :eek:) is $7K per year. I'd be willing to bet that one can at least double, if not triple that. That's the one thing bad about property ownership in Texas; the properties don't cost all that much, but the taxes are murder. :sigh:

Or, if you plopped this place down in California, it would probably cost at LEAST $2,500,000 (that is if you are out a ways, not in the immediate bay area, or the Los Angeles Area - those areas, bump the price up to $5,000,000).

Any way, property taxes on $2,500,000 come out to about $32,000 a year here in CA (it would be $9,300 a year for a $750,000 property).

:cry: And this is why I will never own horse property.

saultgirl
May. 25, 2012, 01:53 PM
Here's a similar property in my area that has been for sale for awhile. 80 acres
http://www.realtor.ca/propertyDetails.aspx?propertyId=11142833&PidKey=-503842174

FreckleBeast
May. 27, 2012, 03:29 AM
Tiny Angleton is my hometown! What a small world. The commute to Houston is not actually that bad. I commuted about 40 minutes each way to Houston during university. It didn't bother me at all, but I like to drive. Houston is a fun city- lively art scene, lots of good food. I kind of miss it sometimes. I can't find good BBQ here to save my life!

I do not, however, miss the relentless heat, humidity and mosquitoes! (And neither does my horse!)