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#6009954 - 11/04/15 01:43 AM Anyone own land by rocksprings???
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We are looking at a ranch by rocksprings, and wanted to know what the areas comps have been in last coiple years or what yall have seen for 200-250 ac tracts primary use would be hunting.
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#6010448 - 11/04/15 10:17 AM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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I own 223 acres that is 13 miles North of Rocksprings. I purchased it in spring of 2012. A lot of the price will depend on if electricity and water are already present. That is something you will definitely want in this area. Another factor is location to Rocksprings. Havent looked at listings in a while (couple of years), but used to see land South of town around 1k/acre, North and East of town around 1.5 to 2k/acre. But I will say, I just paid my taxes and the tax appraisal jumped 30% this year to over 2k/acre. Not sure what it's like for the rest of the area.

What part of Edwards County are you looking at? Does it have water and/or electricity? Is it AG/Wildlife Exempt?

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#6010666 - 11/04/15 12:09 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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Its in southwestern edwards. Looks to be about 20-30mi south of rocksprings. Realtor says tax exempt. Whats avg cost for well and depth to drill a well?


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#6010845 - 11/04/15 02:07 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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Land in that area used to be around 1k/acre a few years ago. Not real sure about it now though. Hopefully someone else will chime in and have more info about pricing in that area.

If the listing realtor is telling you it's tax exempt, DO NOT just take their word for it. Ask for the owners name, then call the County Tax Appraisal District and then you will know for sure. Its best to be 100% positive the tax exempt status is active and will transfer to you.

Our well was present when I purchased. But the rancher who has grazing rights replaced the submersible pump about 5 years ago and said depth of the well was around 400-500 feet. Thinking it was closer to 400 though. If I had to guess, it prob cost around 20k or so to drill a well.

Another thing is: is the place you are looking at in a subdivision? That will affect price as well.

My advice, before looking at any property, sign the realtor agreement with [b]a realtor of your choosing[/b] and then look at property. I advise getting a different realtor than the listing agent. DO NOT just go look at the property with the listing agent/broker without signing the agreement form, they work for the seller only then, not you. I learned that the hard way. I already looked at the property with the listing agent, but my dad really wanted it, so I put an offer on the property.

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#6010977 - 11/04/15 03:27 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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Ask about past problems with Anthrax in that area. Is it in a subdivision?
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#6010985 - 11/04/15 03:30 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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You would be hard pressed to find anything good for 1k an acre, maybe on a cash deal and lije the 1st poster said, no cabin, no water and no elec., property has almost doubled there since 2012 i ended up buying a tract in Montell last year but i looked at about 4 or 5 places in that area closer to 100 acres and most were around $1500 an acre, the closer to the highway the more you will pay as well. If you head to Mountain Home its 4k an acre +.


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#6010993 - 11/04/15 03:32 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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Zac Kerbow is a good realtor in that area they worked hard for me.

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#6010997 - 11/04/15 03:35 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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I paid about $1,600 /acre last year for 100 acres that are 31 miles from Rocksprings (Carta Valley). No electricity but has a few community water wells. $1,600 an acre is a lot, especially since there wasn't a cabin/house, either. I wanted a place that had lots of critters and this place does. It has lots of valleys, dry creek beds, etc.. I told my real estate agent that I wanted to talk on the phone with a few of the neighbors of the final three places I was interested in. He said he's never had a client request this which I found bizarre. I was smart to talk to the neighbors. I got unbiased & truthful information from them.

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#6011028 - 11/04/15 04:02 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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Big spread on ranches in Edwards county

Lots of factors come into play in that area.

What ranch are you looking at?
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#6011240 - 11/04/15 05:42 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Anywhere in Edwards co. west or south of rock springs is ground zero for anthrax. Buyer needs to understand that every decade or so you will lose 80-90% of your whitetails.


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#6011436 - 11/04/15 07:22 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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Does Anthrax kill any other species besides whitetails?

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#6011679 - 11/04/15 09:08 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: techzan]
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Originally Posted By: techzan
I paid about $1,600 /acre last year for 100 acres that are 31 miles from Rocksprings (Carta Valley). No electricity but has a few community water wells. $1,600 an acre is a lot, especially since there wasn't a cabin/house, either. I wanted a place that had lots of critters and this place does. It has lots of valleys, dry creek beds, etc.. I told my real estate agent that I wanted to talk on the phone with a few of the neighbors of the final three places I was interested in. He said he's never had a client request this which I found bizarre. I was smart to talk to the neighbors. I got unbiased & truthful information from them.


Definetly smart talking to other property owners in that area

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#6011829 - 11/04/15 10:41 PM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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I want to say a big thank you to the anthrax warning, and all great info. It is very near to carta valley. Its about 4 miles in to the east off 377 just north carta valley. The terrain looks awesome, but as with anything due diligence is key. The big thing is we are trying to meet deadline for 1031 exchange. Not sure about if its a tract on a big ranch. Awaiting that to be answered by realtor.
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#6014020 - 11/06/15 06:22 AM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: jorge]
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No such thing as "tax exempt". Property could have agricultural valuation, but is certainly not "exempt".
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#6014407 - 11/06/15 09:49 AM Re: Anyone own land by rocksprings??? [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
No such thing as "tax exempt". Property could have agricultural valuation, but is certainly not "exempt".


You are right about that Erath. I made the mistake of saying that in my first post as well. But after paying high, and I mean HIGH taxes for a few years, having the Ag valuation in place now, almost feels being exempt. $6600 last year to $190 this year.

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