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Looking to build your dream ranch home in the Blue Bonnet Capital of Texas, Burnet County? This new 129.43 acre tract in The Estates at 7 Creeks Ranch could be for you! 7 Creeks Ranch is a new gated ranch development with no HOA or POA! Located only about seven miles from town in Burnet, TX. Lot 24 is a premier 129+ acre tract located at the end of a paved road in a cul-de-sac in the northwest corner of the development.

This ranch offers beautiful hill country views that includes a small stock tank and creek. The stock tank could use some work and could easily be enlarged and made more substantial. There's also numerous other areas around this tract to build much larger stock tanks as well. This property has lots of character with its panoramic views,

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On County Road 200, in a very scenic part of Burnet County, is fantastic little 45 acre ranch for sale and it's located only about six miles from town. This area is know for its views, abundant ground water, and lush green grass. This property is surrounded by other clean, well maintained ranches. This ranch is perfect for horses, cattle or just a place to build a quiet country home. 

There's a small stock tank located on the property. There's also a creek that runs along the front west boundary. I was told this creek is spring fed but have not personally verified that. The property is mostly open and wooded some along the west boundary. The pastures have native grass that is thick and green. Pastures are also terraced to preserve ground water. Cattle

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 Here's a fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful, waterfront condo in Horseshoe Bay. Located in the gated community of The Cape at Cape Terrace, this second floor condo overlooks Lake LBJ and offers some amazing sunsets! Walk to Horseshoe Bay Resort amenities! This property can also be income producing!

This condo has been professionally renovated with upgraded finishes such as granite and wood floors and is sold completely furnished. Most of the furniture is from Ethan Allen. The condo has a comfortable floor plan and easily sleeps four. This condo has two bedrooms, 1.5 baths with large custom tiled walk-in shower, walk-in master closet, laundry room closet with new washer and dryer, kitchen includes a bar and all stainless steel appliances, there's

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 Tucked away in the Shady Grove area of Burnet County is a new ranch development called The Estate at 7 Creeks Ranch. This unique hill country development consists of 50 tracts ranging from 5 to 289 acres.  7 Creeks Ranch was once the 2242 acre Krebb Ranch, a recreational/cattle ranch that had been in the same family for over 50 years. 7 Creeks Ranch is conveniently located about 9 miles northwest of Bertram and 6 miles northeast of Burnet.

Upon entering The Estates at 7 Creeks  property owners are greeted by a custom stone entrance and gate. Access to all tracts are from new paved roads. Overhead power is being provided along roads so property owners have easy access to electrical. The developers are also clearing the boundary lines on all the tracts

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A cow-calf operation is an excellent way for a ranch owner to generate income and at the same time maintain their ag exemption. A cow-calf operation is an operation on a farm or ranch where you have cows and bulls that are bred together to produce calves.  Calves are often sold to be grown for the beef industry. Considered a more conservative type of cattle operation a cow-calf operation is made up mostly of smaller operations that can range from anywhere to 10 herd cows and up.

There's basically two types of cow-calf operations. A commercial operation and a purebred (seedstock) operation. A commercial operation generally involves cross-bred cows that are bred to produce calves that are mainly for the stocker market or feedlot.  Commercial operations

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Refinancing is a matter of crunching the numbers. The real question is, will it save you money? The answer lies in several factors, such as the new interest rate, the new mortgage term, the refi costs and how long you expect to own the property.

With the graduated monetary easing over the past decade, some property owners have refinanced two or more times to take advantage of interest savings. This is particularly beneficial for those utilizing the low initial rates of an adjustable mortgage loan; refinancing before the guaranteed rate ends is a good way to lock into a lower rate for a few more years. The key is to switch to a fixed-rate mortgage before interest rates begin an upward trend.

The nice thing about where rates are today is that the

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The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower lakes LBJ and Austin for about six weeks in early 2017 to give lakeside property owners an opportunity to repair and maintain docks, retaining walls and other shoreline property. The drawdown also will aid in curbing the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation such as hydrilla and Eurasian watermilfoil.

Lake LBJ

LCRA will lower Lake LBJ about 4 feet from about Jan. 2, 2017, to Feb. 13, 2017. The drawdown will take three to four days. Water released from Lake LBJ for the drawdown will be captured and held downstream in Lake Travis until it is needed by customers.

To refill Lake LBJ, water will be moved downstream from Lake Buchanan beginning about Feb. 10, 2017. The water to refill Lake LBJ is equivalent

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Oil and gas are the most common minerals that bring value to property in Texas. However, the definition of a mineral is broader than oil and gas and can include uranium, sulfur, lignite, coal, and any other substance that is ordinarily and naturally considered a mineral.

A mineral interest is part of the ownership rights related to owning real property. The owner of a mineral interest owns all or part of the mineral estate. The owner of the mineral estate typically holds the right to search for, develop and produce minerals from the property. A mineral interest can be severed from the surface rights and can be sold or leased separately from the surface once it is severed from the surface. Usually, the owner of the mineral estate holds the right to

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Georgetown, Texas tops the list, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimates, which track growth from July 2014 to July 2015, show the most rapid growth was concentrated in Central Texas, the greater Houston area and near Dallas

Located just north of Austin, Georgetown ranked as the nation's fastest-growing city with a population larger than 50,000. Its population grew by 7.8 percent, from 59,105 in 2014 to 63,716 in 2015. Georgetown’s population was 47,400 in the 2010 decennial census. According to the current estimate, Georgetown added 16,316 residents with a growth rate of 34 percent from 2010 to 2015.

Georgetown is part of the Austin-Round Rock metro area, which crossed the 2 million population threshold

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When buyers pull up in front of your home they have already sized your place up before the car door has shut. Curb appeal presenting a positive first impression is of the utmost importance when selling your home. A mowed lawn, trimmed hedges and trees,  fresh mulch and colorful flowers go a long way, at a minimal expense. Nothing is worse than walking up to a front door with cobwebs, mud dauber nests, burned out lighting and broken doorbells.  So don't forget about the front entry way. Making sure everything works, setting out fresh potted plants, adding a new door mat and touching up the paint and caulk make a huge difference.


Let’s face it, kitchens sells homes. A dated, worn out kitchen is definitely going to be reflected in lower

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