8th Jan, 2011

Texas Land and Ranches for Endless Investment Possibilities

The dream of owning a slice of land in Texas Hill Country comes to many city folk who are tired of the commute and 8-to-5 lifestyle.  More than a few Fredericksburg TX homebuyers made their dreams a reality, but decided on small ranches and stayed close to the beautiful town of Fredericksburg TX real estate.  Along with great restaurants and shops, galleries and museums, buying a home closer to Fredericksburg allows more community involvement and access to excellent schools and medical facilities.

Small business owners, those who telecommute via the Internet, people wanting more space and to work the land—these find happy Texas Hill Country ranch homes a perfect fit.  Small Texas ranches and horse properties in Gillespie County are conducive to raising a few animals with the family, gardening, raising fruit trees or vineyards, establishing a Bed & Breakfast and many other creative uses.

For almost two hundred years, TX landowners have been thriving on the land.  Charles E. Gilliland in Tierra Grande magazine in January 2010 captured the thoughts of Robin Giles of the Hillingdon Ranch near Comfort.  “The land doesn’t belong to us.  We sort of belong to it.”

Dreamers buy land for unique reasons.  Some may want their children to romp and grow with nature.  Some may buy land for recreational purposes, others to build a livestock production.  There are dreamers out there who want to buy Texas properties to turn in to wildlife sanctuaries while others are looking to build subdivisions sometime in the future.

Once a buyer determines to purchase a large parcel of Hill Country land, regardless of the planned uses, then his/her decisions define that property.  Gilliland explains, “Regardless of the plans for the property, an owner’s management decisions and philosophies shape his or her stewardship practices.  These in turn directly affect the composition of the flora and fauna that define the health and appearance of the countryside.”

Managed by the same family for over 120 years, Hillingdon Ranch produces high-quality beef and ultrafine wool and mohair.  The scientific mix of cattle, sheep and goats and oak forests, native grasses and motts of brush reduces problems prevalent on other ranches.  Creative ranching on ranches big and small can offer generations of sound investment possibilities.

For expert guidance in your personal search for the ultimate piece of Fredericksburg TX or Hill Country real estate, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE- Premium Texas Real Estate at (830) 992-0056 or go to the website at www.texashomesandinvestmentproperty.com.

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