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Kathryn Roan

Equestrian Subdivisions: Yea or Neigh?

By Kathryn Roan | May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

For better or worse, current boarding barn arrangements are often front-and-center on the list of concerns brought to me by virgin horse property buyers. Moving to horse property represents freedom — freedom to feed your horses whatever you’d like, turn them out whenever you’d like, provide as many shavings in their stalls as you want, feed any supplement […]

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What is an Ag Exemption? Kathryn Roan Gives the Cliff’s Notes Version of Open-Space Valuation

By Kathryn Roan | March 29, 2016 | Comments Off on What is an Ag Exemption? Kathryn Roan Gives the Cliff’s Notes Version of Open-Space Valuation

I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately, so I took a minute to ask myself: “What question do I hear all the dang time, but never have an easy answer to?” Almost immediately, my little real estate shoulder angel whispered “Ag Exemption, dummy” in her little squeaky, know-it-all voice that I find oh-so-annoying. Admittedly, however, TinkerAgent had […]

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The Evolution of Farm Ownership — Part 3: When to Move the Horses

By Kathryn Roan | February 9, 2016 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Farm Ownership — Part 3: When to Move the Horses

I found myself staring at the computer screen. The blinking cursor on the Farm and Ranch Contract drummed a little beat to the tune of “What exactly am I doing here?” There were so many things wrong with this property, it was hard to know where to even begin. In fact, the problems began off […]

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Showing Horse Property in the North Texas (Rain) Apocalypse

By Kathryn Roan | May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

Okay, Texas. Enough. Just stop it. The horse-owning population of this state is #OverIt. Ours is not an indoor sport, and this is becoming a touch ridiculous. When your covered arena has more in common with an indoor pool than a sandbox, it’s time to wave the white flag. Thank you, Ma Nature, for removing […]

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The Evolution of Farm Ownership — Part 2: So You’ve Found ‘The One’

By Kathryn Roan | January 23, 2015 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Farm Ownership — Part 2: So You’ve Found ‘The One’

  (Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a fantastic series from Realtor and writer Kathryn Roan. You can read the first part here.) Finding the perfect farm is best categorized as online dating. You put your criteria into a search engine, and you get a 100 smiling, shiny faces in return. And like anything […]

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The Evolution of Farm Ownership – Part 1

By Kathryn Roan | October 30, 2014 | Comments Off on The Evolution of Farm Ownership – Part 1

(Hint: That is not the Ranch of the Week.) So, you’ve gone and bought a ranch in the country. Congratulations, and welcome to your own personal sweat shop. Cancel your CrossFit membership, folks. Things are about to get real. The above photo was taken in October of 2010. I had just closed on a hot […]

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