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A Luxe Northeast Texas Sporting Resort Up for Sale : The Reserve at Sulphur Bluff

By valeriejarvie | April 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

You may remember an enticing members-only hunting and fishing resort featured in sporting magazines a few years back: The Hageman Reserve, an uber-posh private club with lodging in where members could hunt, fish, dine, and relax in baronial splendor in a scenic northeast Texas rural setting. Now known as The Reserve at Sulphur Bluff, the […]

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Barefoot Ranch, Kyle Bass’ Hidden Texas Retreat, Could Go for Up to $100M

By valeriejarvie | March 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Barefoot Ranch, Kyle Bass’ Hidden Texas Retreat, Could Go for Up to $100M

It’s about as luxe-y as it gets for a recreational property in Texas. Barefoot Ranch is not a “working” ranch per se, but an uber-luxe hunting, golf, and lake resort set just a little over an hour from Dallas at an undisclosed specific location. Amenities include a 35,000-square-foot lodge, a PGA-rated golf course, a boat […]

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How Three Generations of a Horse-Loving Family Came to Live in a Barn in McKinney: a Tribute to Camp Rusk

By valeriejarvie | August 15, 2016 | Comments Off on How Three Generations of a Horse-Loving Family Came to Live in a Barn in McKinney: a Tribute to Camp Rusk

The Stephens family agreed to share their story and photos of their barn apartments at North Dallas Equestrian Center to raise awareness of the Camp Rusk Foundation, a horse retirement sanctuary described below.  Here’s the tale, as told to Valerie Jarvie, along with inspiring photos of what can be done in a barn: Curt Stephens […]

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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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Texas Real Estate Zooms Into the Spotlight After Death of Justice Scalia: Cibolo Creek Ranch, a Rugged West Texas Oasis

By Candy Evans | February 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Texas Real Estate Zooms Into the Spotlight After Death of Justice Scalia: Cibolo Creek Ranch, a Rugged West Texas Oasis

The sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend in West Texas throws yet another Texas ranch property into the spotlight: Cibolo Creek Ranch, owned by Houston billionaire and Washington D.C. insider John Poindexter. Poindexter says he invited Scalia, age 79, to his ranch this weekend as a guest along with about three dozen […]

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