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Wow! So who wants to move to Texas? 30 acres, barn, nice house.....

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  • Wow! So who wants to move to Texas? 30 acres, barn, nice house.....


    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.
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  • #2
    might want lifeboat Angleton, TX Elevation, 30 ft to 37 ft above sea level...


    • #3
      I will if you buy it for me :P
      I have horse to sell to you. Horse good for riding. Can pull cart. Horse good size. Eats carrots and apples. Likes attention. Move head to music. No like opera! You like you buy.


      • #4
        Not interested in Texas, but if you could send me that covered abpnd lighted ring, I could find a nice spot for it
        * trying hard to be the person that my horses think i am


        • #5
          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*.
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          • #6
            Compared to where I live...that's a major bargain!
            I've always liked that style house too. And the barn is nice.
            You jump in the saddle,
            Hold onto the bridle!
            Jump in the line!


            • #7
              I'd sure like to have that covered arena!


              • #8
                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.


                • #9
                  Lovely, but too many pennies for me and Angleton isn't that great.

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



                  • #10

                    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
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                    • #11
                      Interesting - tax info says that the place is 3 stories, and more sf on the house (5800 )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'.
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                      • #12
                        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.
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                        • #13
                          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.
                          In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
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                          • #14
                            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.

                            This one is right down 148 from my house...the land has a lot of swamp:

                            This one is only 17 acres and the house needs some updating:
                            You jump in the saddle,
                            Hold onto the bridle!
                            Jump in the line!


                            • #15
                              We don't have basements in Texas, but maybe a finished attic, or loft?
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                              • #16
                                Lovely. I don't think the price is outrageous at all. They can send that covered arena this way, super nice!


                                • #17
                                  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?

                                  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.
                                  "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


                                  • #18
                                    "Ranchette" made me chuckle...31 acres...but that's TEXAS......


                                    • #19
                                      Pretty but nope

                                      Originally posted by ESG View Post
                                      And "50 min from Galleria, 40 min to Medical center and 30 min to the beach." are all highly suspect commute times.
                                      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.
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                                      Originally Posted by alicen:
                                      What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


                                      • #20
                                        That would be $1M in most areas of Maryland!
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