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Your Home Finding Your Place in the Heart of Texas

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Reaching Bosque • Brown • Callahan• Coleman • Comanche • Eastland • Erath • Hamilton Hood • Mills • Runnels • San Saba, and Somervell Counties

January 2018 For more information on this featured property from Brooks Real Estate, see pages 12 and 13.


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Advertising: Chris Wood: 254-965-3124 Erath, Somervell, Hood and Bosque counties Michelle Burleson: 325-641-3124 Brown, Callahan, Comanche, Eastland, Mills and San Saba counties Toby Horton: 325-998-0598 Coleman and Runnels counties Editorial: Autumn Owens: 254-965-3124 Distribution: Patrick Touhey: 254-641-3105


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Erath county Ricky Caudle 254-485-3738 Derece Jones 254-967-2984 Lana Smith 254-485-1869 John Daniel-Assoc. Broker 254-386-1097

Home & Ranch Realty

Derek Bruton 325-330-3273

936 S. Hwy 281 • Stephenville, Texas 76401

Tommy Ruderer 817-602-0204

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25 ACRES WITH NATIVE GRASS AND VIEWS ON PAVED FM HWY!! Build your dream home, barns, and shop with room for your livestock. Located on FM 6 convenient to Dublin or Stephenville. This property has the potential to make it what you need, with a great building spot with views. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!! If you need more acres refer to MLS #13745679 $100,120

DeLeon, 2/2 on 20 acres Come and check this country home with a little of everything one needs. This home is setting in a mass of live oaks at the back of the property with just enough to give you perfect privacy. A nice producing coastal field is out front. Workshop with carport attached and barn gives you plenty of work space and storage for any need. The brick home has been very well maintained and has 2 bedrooms at each end of home with both having baths attached. A fireplace gives you a cozy feeling in the living area and also with shelving with glass doors on one wall. Nice bar between kitchen and living area and built-ins in the kitchen. Among all this is a pantry so large it has a sink $275,000 Home and 14 acres can be purchased for $225,000

Beautiful home on 37+acres close to Stephenville. The 2 bed 2.5 bath home has an open concept kitchen living area, large master bedroom, fireplace, and plenty of storage. Large patio area for entertaining with views of the large stock tank. Detached two car garage, two large shops, and small cabin for guests. The property features rolling terrain with scatter oaks. County road frontage on two sides. $425,000

Comanche BRICK 4 BED-2.1 BATH ON 78.4 ACRES WITH SANDY GROUND & COASTAL!! Big home with great views located just off a paved FM road. Good sandy ground with great coastal fields are just right for raising cattle or your horses. Perfect location with room to build your barn and arena close to the house. The house and 10 acres is on one side of the lightly used county road, with the equipment barn and balance of acres on the other side. Each side has community water, electric, and well. This place will handle all of your needs. $532,300 The house and 10 acres are available with MLS #13740328

148 ACRES OF NATIVE GRASS AND ROLLING GROUND!! Here’s the place to build your dream home, run your cattle, and hunt. Located on paved FM 6, in Erath County with great views. Pick your building spot with several choices. This place can do it all. $590,520

HOMES PENDING 667 MAPLEWOOD DR, Stephenville Very Well maintained 3-2-2 brick home with open floor plan. Brick Fireplace in living area, open kitchen and dining area. Great storage. Split bedrooms. Landscaped with sprinkler system and covered back porch for great outdoor relaxing. 2 car garage. Some furniture for sale also in the home. Very nice hutch $175,000 HOMES W/ACREAGE PENDING Carlton, Nice 4 Bedroom, 2 bath Fleetwood Timberlake Doublewide setting on nearly 10 acres. Great place with acreage and the price is great too. Where can you find 9.23 acres at this price? Lots of trees. Coop water Concrete water trough $99,950 BEDROOM, 2 BATH home. Close to town on FM 205. Just off the 377 Loop. Great investment property with no restrictions. Room to keep horses or 4 H projects. Property is fenced and has a metal shop and an old barn. Home is currently rented $129,000 Desdemona Country Living!! Neat 1,348 sq.ft. Farm house on 5+ or- acres. Carport and small shop. Yard shaded with big trees. Sandy loam ground, coastal and a small barn will handle your horses or projects. Room to build your arena. $149,000 SOLD Stephenville great first family home or rental property!! This is a brick 4 bedroom 2 bath home with metal roof, 1,920 Sq. Ft. on 1.780 acres. Located close to town on a paved FM road with no restrictions. Inside find an open floor plan with stained floors. With 4 bedrooms it offers plenty of room for a family, or for a rental property for Tarleton students. Plenty of room for your horses, or show projects. $169,000 HARD TO FIND LAKE FRONT HOME ON PROCTOR LAKE !!! This spacious 2 bed, 2 bath brick around allowing views of the tree shaded back yard and lake. Large kitchen & dining area, utility-pantry. All appliances convey. Outside is a fenced yard, storagewell house, shed for your boat, and tree shaded back yard with covered porches. Also on this 1.7 acres you will find a 2 bedroom DW that is rented out. Current renters also take care of the lawn for the current owners. This is a great weekend get-away-place $189,900 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY. Nice DW on 30 acres in Gorman. Perfect setup for training horses. Multiple stalls, with large riding pin and roping arena. 30x30 shop with 40x50 covered area. Large tank and sandy soil perfect for grazing or farming. Good County road access. Motivated seller! $205,000 DeLeon, 2/2 on 20 acres Come and check this country home with a little of everything one needs. This home is setting in a mass of live oaks at the back of the property with just enough to give you perfect privacy. A nice producing coastal field is out front. Workshop with carport attached and barn gives you plenty of work space and storage for any need. The brick home has been very well maintained and has 2 bedrooms at each end of home with both having baths attached. A fireplace gives you a cozy feeling in the living area and also with shelving with glass doors on one wall. Nice bar between kitchen and living area and built-ins in the kitchen. Among all this is a pantry so large

it has a sink $275,000 Home and 14 acres can be purchased for $225,000 BIG SPACIOUS 3-2-2 BRICK HOME ON 2 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN!! This home has split bedrooms, big den with WB fireplace, screened front porch, Plantation shutters throughout, and lots of storage. There’s a big room on the back to use as a game room, office, formal dining, or extra family room. Outside you will find a landscaped yard with trees to shade the yard, and sprinkler system. There’s a shop to do your projects, a big sturdy shed for your equipment, or it can be converted as a barn for your animals. This place is convenient to town, and loaded with character $299,000 Timber Hills. Home and 17 acres Highly desirable country property. Very private home with room for livestock. Beautiful setting with wildlife. Home is 3-2.5-2 over 2000sf. Sound system and television remain. Has new roof and foundation work has been done to correct settling. Transferable warranty included. This is one of those hard to find places for those wanting seclusion and privacy. Older barns on property included, could easily have cover for 4 horse shed row style barn, and would also make great spot or club projects for kids. 2 water wells. A small amount of remodeling could turn this into your heaven on earth in the country $339,000 Beautiful home on 37+acres close to Stephenville. The 2 bed 2.5 bath home has an open concept kitchen living area, large master bedroom, fireplace, and plenty of storage. Large patio area for entertaining with views of the large stock tank. Detached two car garage, two large shops, and small cabin for guests. The property features rolling terrain with scatter oaks. County road frontage on two sides. $425,000 STEPHENVILLE, GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!! Three homes on 10 acres with room for more under a mile from town on Hwy 67. Home #1 is a 3-1 with a covered porch, detached carport with storage. Home #2 is a 3-1 with detached carport & storage. Home #3 is not completed, but is a 2-1. All homes have a Trinity well, metal roofs, plumbing & electrical all redone, & covered porch. All homes are fenced, or in the process of being fenced with sheds being built for horses. There’s room to build another home and arena. Two finished homes are rented. $480,000 COUNTRY LIVING WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING!! Gustine, 50+ acres and 3-2-2 Farm house with 2,138 sq. ft. WB fireplace, 2 c-H&A units, 2 living areas, and lots of storage. Outside find a great 20 +or- coastal field, 2 wells, fenced and cross fenced. Outbuildings, a set of pens, and barns with fruit trees near the house. There’s a beautiful approx. 20 +or- acres of bottom ground along the river with pecan trees. Wildlife such as deer, turkey, hogs, are plentiful along the bottom. This is one of those hard to find places that offer hay production, harvest pecans, hunt, raise cattle & horses $500,000 BRICK 4 BED-2.1 BATH ON 78.4 ACRES WITH SANDY GROUND & COASTAL!! Big home with great views located just off a paved FM road. Good sandy ground with great coastal fields are just right for raising cattle or your horses. Perfect location with room to build your barn and arena close to the house. The house and 10 acres is on one side of the

lightly used county road, with the equipment barn and balance of acres on the other side. Each side has community water, electric, and well. This place will handle all of your needs. The house and 10 acres are available with MLS # 13740328 $532,300 Rising Star Perfect piece of paradise. This property has it all. A very efficient 2 bed 2 bath home sits on 183 pristine acres. The features are endless. Two large metal shops, horse barn and arena with multiple stalls and runs. 120+ acres of coastal grass perfect for grazing and harvesting horse quality hay with scattered oak and pecan trees throughout. 4 water wells. Large dirt tank with creek make for great hunting as well. $874,999 RISING STAR. READY TO GO CATTLE PLACE!!Raise cattle, grow hay on this 545+ acres. Currently running 100 pairs, and still has untouched grass. This place has sandy ground, 4 wells, & multiple ponds. Main house is a 3-2 red rock home, & there’s a very nice metal bunk house apt. Several barns & out buildings to store feed, hay, and cover for equip .A new 40X60 insulated shop w-25’ overhangs & eaves ext. with water & elect. Plenty of cover for wildlife. $2,500,000 Scenic high game fenced recreational ranch. 1 hour west of the DFW metroplex in No. Central Erath County. 505 acres of varied terrain, trophy class whitetail. Plenty of cover -Post Oak, Live Oak, Elm, Mesquite. Several stock tanks. Feeder, blinds in place, various food plots. Extremely nice main house. Top of the line appliances. Built for entertaining the hunter. Virtual tour for full scope of ranch. Call for private showing. Hunt on it this year! $4,300,000 ACREAGE Here is 8.38 acres with a beautiful view of Lake Comanche. Hilltop views with bottom land and nice oaks. This tract also has a well that was completed around the time the Subdivision was put in. No pump or pressure tank but was capped off and seller believes it to be a good well. Excellent property with approx. 260 acre lake, with outstanding fishing, right across the street and great views of it. Boat ramp, 3 boat docks, and 44 boat slips, 58 acres of common area to accommodate a boat storage area, picnic area, and recreational area for outdoor activities Great price too with Lake view and all the extras $41,891.00 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME-BRING YOUR HORSES! This 13 +or- acres of coastal and sandy loam ground is located on a Paved FM road not far from De Leon. Enjoy the peace and quiet of being in the country to build your dream home. With this ground and grass, great fence, you can run a few cattle, or horses. Plenty of room to build your home, barns , and arena if you like. There is a tap to community water, but good ground water is available around 200 ft. $69,000 9+ Acres, in Horseman’s Ranch. Gated community. Water tap on site, shed row for your horses. Good mixture of pasture with grass and shade. Build your home or barndominium in this horse lover’s community. Use of outdoor and inside arenas and riding trails available to all residents. Fenced $70,000

Stephenville, 25+ acr4es on Shellie Lane, just off FM 847 Developers take a look excellent development potential for ranchettes or barndominiums. Close to town on pavement. In Ag Ready to go! $256,630 Dublin. 21 acres with pavement and CR 303 Road frontage. Views Hardwood trees, hunting, cattle, and horses, whatever can be hear. Great place to build on top of hill. And most of all has a seasonal creek running through it. Will have new fence on north boundary and road through creek $83,979 25 ACRES WITH NATIVE GRASS AND VIEWS ON PAVED FM HWY!! Build your dream home, barns, and shop with room for your livestock. Located on FM 6 convenient to Dublin or Stephenville. This property has the potential to make it what you need, with a great building spot with views. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!! If you need more acres refer to MLS #13745679 $100,120 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME WITH VIEWS ON THIS 15.1 ACRES!! Located not far from town in the Stephenville ISD. Own your own piece of ground with beautiful views and good neighbors. This is a place that has plenty of cover for wildlife, Paluxy on the bottom end, and grass for some animals. This is the property that can do it all, only minutes from town. Possible to add a few more acres. $151,500 BUILD YOUR HOME OR ENJOY A WEEKEND GETAWAY!! This 28+ acres not far off pavement will accommodate different needs. Room to bring your horses or cattle, build your home, or just come camping in the country. There’s two cabins, one lived in by the Seller at this time. They have electric, and a big septic system on a good well. The cabin is perfect for the Weekender, or to live in while you build your house. A Big beautiful Live Oak grove is the place for a camp fire, and letting the kids play $190,000 21.6 ACRES WITH VIEWS TO BUILD THAT DREAM HOME IN A GREAT AREA CLOSE TO TOWN!! This is that hard to find 20+ acres close to town with good neighbors in the Stephenville ISD. This place has character with roll to the ground, views, and enough brush to hold wildlife and give you privacy. Building site with views, and room to play $216,900 26 Acres, right off FM 84.7 755 Shellie Lane. Developers take a look excellent development potential for ranchettes or barndominiums. Close to town on pavement. In Ag Ready to go! $255,630 PENDING Deleon, 87+ or - acres with Hwy 16 frontage. Cultivated pasture, 2 tanks, good fences, trees, and great sandy soil with coastal pasture and a great place to build amidst the trees. This property has a water well but seller does not use it and doesn’t know what condition it is in. This is a sub listing to MLS # 13404524 there is also one 45 ac tract adjacent to this one MLS #13641713 or 132 acre tract MLS #13404524 $282,750 Amazing piece of the country close to Stephenville. This 39+ acreage features rolling terrain and a seasonal creek on the eastern side. Very rare piece of property with potential for hunting, cattle, or building your dream home. Multiple huge oaks and cover throughout make it excellent for abundant wildlife. Several areas with excellent views for building. Great

grass for animals. Plenty of room to make this your dream property $297,525 Gorgeous 65.5 acres close to Stephenville. This property is a perfect piece of the country to call home with rolling terrain, multiple stock tanks, abundant cover with huge hardwoods throughout and a seasonal creek make for lots of wildlife. Multiple building locations with excellent views. Great for cattle, horses, and hunting. Don’t let this one get away. $491,250 SOLD De Leon, Approximately 132 acres, with all you need. Water well, Productive Coastal, Productive crop fields. 6 stocked tanks, all hold water. Great fences some new, 3 pastures for rotation, Large insulated 40 X 60 metal barn with concrete floor, water and electric. RV hookup, pipe pen, Best of all Great Sandy loam and top of the hill view. Also has Hwy 16 frontage $429,780 148 ACRES OF NATIVE GRASS AND ROLLING GROUND!! Here’s the place to build your dream home, run your cattle, and hunt. Located on paved FM 6, in Erath County with great views. Pick your building spot with several choices. This place can do it all. $590,520 Cattlemen take note! 200+- acres in northeast Comanche county. 90+% in established coastal this is a cow paradise Sandy land, good fences, cross fenced, steel working pens. Highway and County road frontage. Property has 2 wells and risers for side roll irrigation. Current owner has not irrigated and only uses one well $660,000 RISTING STAR GREAT COASTAL FIELD!! If you’re growing hay or growing cattle, this is the place. This 117+acres mostly coastal made 1,000+ rolls in two cuttings last year. There’s a 100 X 100 hay barn in the middle of the property that will hold 1,000 round bales. Fenced and cross-fenced it will run your cattle. There is a smaller tank on the place. There’s two water wells on the place, the owner has never used, and knows little about. Several good building spots on the property to build your dream home. $499,000 SOLD Dublin 161+ ACRES WITH VIEWS! Build your dream home, grow your grass, raise cattle, hunt, do it all on this place. This property has character with open pastures, rolling ground, big hardwoods, and a stand of coastal on parts of it.There’s a 40’X60’ metal building on cement. Hardwoods on part of the place offer a place to hunt. This property has County Road frontage on two sides, which offers the opportunity to sub-divide. Fenced and cross-fenced $644,799 SOLD Stephenville, 422 ACRES build your dream home. With sandy loam ground, 50+ acres of coastal, good perimeter fences, and cross fenced, run your cattle operation and grow hay. With blocks and rows of hardwoods offering great cover for deer, hogs, turkey, & small game, hunt all year. Three drilled wells, and a seasonal creek with a spring offer water. There is a hand dug well with interesting history, and Indian artifacts. Located not far from the metroplex, this property will make a great permanent home, or retreat $1,352,048 RISING STAR. READY TO GO CATTLE PLACE!!Raise cattle, grow hay on this 545+ acres. Currently

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Centerpiece of Stephenville TX Cowboy Capital of the World This venue for many different events located just out of town on 135 acres. Contact Broker for full details and brochure of one of the top Equestrian and multi -use facilities in North Central TX. A non disclosure agreement is required before financials will be released $3,900,000

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running 100 pairs, and still has untouched grass. This place has sandy ground, 4 wells, & multiple ponds. Main house is a 3-2 red rock home, & there’s a very nice metal bunk house apt. Several barns & out buildings to store feed, hay, and cover for equip .A new 40X60 insulated shop w-25’ overhangs & eaves ext. with water & elect. Plenty of cover for wildlife. $2,500,000 RANCHES STEPHENVILLE 345 acre cattle ranch just 1 hour sw of DFW. Highly improved cattle ranch, 3.5 acre lake, three wells, and four tanks. Cross fenced into 6 pastures and 4 traps that all connect with an alley system. Pastures have piped water with concrete troughs. Cattle handling facility with a covered working area, vet room, top of line hydraulic chute and calf table. Ranch office, equip barn with shop, hay barn, insulated feed and tack room, 4horse stalls and saddle area, 4-2 main house and a 2-2 guest cabin. Property is move in ready to go to work. Ideal set up for Register livestock operation or heifer stocker operation. Great location, 18 wheeler accessible. This is a top of the line operation for Buyers with discriminating taste. $2,950,000 HORSE PROPERTIES GREAT HORSE PROPERTY. Nice DW on 30 acres in Gorman. Perfect setup for training horses. Multiple stalls, with large riding pin and roping arena. 30x30 shop with 40x50 covered area. Large tank and sandy soil perfect for grazing or farming. Good County road access. Motivated seller! $199.900 HUCKABAY Horse Property, newly painted nice Ranch style 2005 Home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 Living areas, vaulted ceiling, surround sound, stained concrete floors, Bar in kitchen, Fireplace, Front and Back covered Porches, customized office area, fenced back yard. Pipe and stay landscaped entrance, 21 acres of sandy loam, nice pond, cross fenced, coastal, metal-landscaped horse barn with 11 plus stalls available, big tack and feed room, hay storage. Round pen with pipe and solid wood siding, 6 horse computerized Equicizer, loafing shed in one trap. Goat roping pen with party cabana for fun and entertaining. Arena ready for you to finish and make your own with roping chute included. Storage Bldg. and carport included. $435,000 Rising Star Perfect piece of paradise. This property has it all. A very efficient 2 bed 2 bath home sits on 183 pristine acres. The features are endless. Two large metal shops, horse barn and arena with multiple stalls and runs. 120+ acres of coastal grass perfect for grazing and harvesting horse quality hay with scattered oak and pecan trees throughout. 4 water wells. Large dirt tank with creek make for great hunting as well. $874,999 COMMERCIAL Centerpiece of Stephenville TX Cowboy Capital of the World This venue for many different events located just out of town on 135 acres. Contact Broker for full details and brochure of one of the top Equestrian and multi -use facilities in North Central TX. A non disclosure agreement is required before financials will be released $3,900,000


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hen it's time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras. Learn how to make your updated spaces pay tribute to re-emerging trends and add your own modern touches with these three new-again looks.

Retro-Modern A retro-modern design is unique in every way, with elements transitioning from the historically unfitted 1920s to 1950s charm and eccentricity. The result is a space that represents many eras and design styles, and the kitchen is the perfect space to bring this look to life. Start by establishing a focal point for your retro-modern design, such as a functional nod to the past. Long before modern refrigeration, iceboxes were used in many of the homes in the early 20th century to keep foods fresh. It's possible to mimic this look with the Wellborn Cabinet Premier Series, to achieve an icebox look that actually functions as storage space. Use contrasting finishes, colors and textures to uniquely define a small space. For example, a modern cabinet scheme in a dark stain or paint contrasts beautifully with stainless steel hardware and a pop of color to break up the cold nature of stainless steel. Then bring some uniformity with

an option like Shaker decorative legs, which adds to the multi-era design feel. Deriving from the Shaker lifestyle and tradition, the tapering effect offers a beautiful yet simple design feature. Integrate the look across multiple elements, such as a wooden-style tapered leg icebox, along with stainless steel tapered legs on wall and peninsula cabinets, which can pair nicely with stainless-steel hardware and a 1950s Malt Shop grooved countertop. Accessories are an important part of kitchen design, which is why they should be kept top of mind when building or designing that dream space. Features such as removable under-sink baskets and a double wastebasket kit lend ultimate practicality. No matter the era, lighting is a must for a functional kitchen space. A carefully crafted, multi-layered lighting design is an essential component of a dream kitchen. An option like Hafele lighting, now offered through a partnership with Wellborn Cabinet, makes it possible to illuminate cabinetry, delivering ambient, accent, task and decorative lighting to create the right mood for any space. Elegant A beautiful, ornate bathroom with plenty of traditional features can truly be an interpretation of elegance in design. Plan for an abundance of luxurious, spa-like elements to achieve this look. Incorporate features such as warm hickory covering every inch of the walls and built-in lighting to set the tone for a relaxing atmosphere. Then incorporate antique-styled mirrors and glass hardware to create contrasts amongst the rich tones and

Your Home - Heart of Texas texture. You can create a distinctive alcove effect by situating the sink vanities directly between matching cabinet ends and recessing two mirrors into the wall. A decorative arch valance can add beauty and function, as this is an ideal place to tuck away lighting that provides depth and visibility. Let a large soaking tub take center stage between the sink vanity and a custom makeup area. While you can rely on cabinetry for functional features, it's also a way to continue adding elegant touches, such as a beautifully crafted tub skirt and arch that complements the vanity area. No luxury bathroom is complete without a stand-alone makeup alcove outfitted with unique features like drawer dividers (perfect for hair accessories) and countertop hideaway cabinets. Consider creating a focal point using rounded spindles to create depth and allow the custom makeup section to stand out in the design. Lastly, embellish the distinguished look with molding options that highlight the feature areas and create a defined line around the room. An elegant, spacious master bathroom is luxurious and functional, proving that practicality can be used in a glorious way. Retro Going to the extreme with your aesthetic with a retro design is all about fun, with features such as pops of color in the tile behind the vanities or fun and whimsical wallpaper. A 1950s-

style bathroom lets you play on your childlike senses. From bright colors to mixed metals and textures, this unique design style pays respect to the era of Car Hops, Airstream Travel Trailers and Lucille Ball. The key to making a throwbackstyled design work for your contemporary needs is all in the modern elements. Think along the lines of illuminated drawers and cabinets and base pull-out wire baskets. These fun twists of technology paired with retro-styled elements make for a winning solution. When it comes to the vanities and cabinetry, remember that both style and color can bring your retro design together. Don't be afraid to step outside more traditional wood tones, and use unexpected colors such as the pink hue available in Wellborn Cabinet's ColorInspire program. For the woodwork, look for details such as conical-styled, slender legs that add to the 1950s feel. Reminiscent of days past, a fabulous '50s bathroom is the ultimate definition of an eccentric design. There's no time like now to begin planning your on-trend home upgrades. Explore the latest styles and home design options at wellborn. com. Article courtesy Family Features.


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new year means plenty of exciting opportunities on the horizon. For a number of people, this may be the year they relocate to a new home or apartment. The moving rate in the United States has remained steady since 2008, with roughly 12 percent of the population relocating each year according to reports from the U.S. Census Bureau. Movement to the suburbs continues to be high, and renters tend to move more frequently than others. People who move cite a new job or a job transfer as one of the primary motivators to relocate. Acclimating to a new home and neighborhood after a move can be challenging. Even after boxes have been unpacked and items put away, some people still feel unsettled. It could be because one of the most important parts of

being in a new house is feeling at home. That involves meeting neighbors, having friends over for dinner and knowing all of the local haunts that help solidify a homeowner as a true member of his or her new neighborhood. It can take time to establish feeings of belonging, but hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way to speed up settling in. Host your own welcome party Rather than waiting around for others to welcome you to the neighborhood, take the bull by the horns and introduce yourself to your neighbors in a fun way. Host an open house party and invite your new neighbors. What better way to converse with others than with food, beverages and a festive atmosphere? Plus, your party may lead to reciprocation from others. Scout out the neighborhood Use mobile phone apps to see where the locals tend to congregate and plan trips to these restaurants and other shops. Over time, you probably will start to

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see some familiar faces. Drive around town and get a feel for side streets instead of the main thoroughfares. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often off the beaten path where you happen upon the greatest finds. Get involved If you have children, you may have the advantage of meeting people at school functions or at the bus stop. Volunteer with the PTA/PTO or sign up to coach youth sports or serve as a scout leader. These opportunities will help expand the number of people you meet in your new community. Find people with similar interests

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Let your hobbies and other interests open up connections. Explore the opportunities in the area that cater to your interests. Find a local gaming shop and discuss the latest video game offerings, or check out a local band if indie music is your thing. Converse with others who are participating in the event or are in groups meeting in your area. After moving, getting acclimated to a new neighborhood and making new friends is one way to feel at home. Article courtesy MetroCreative.


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1575 Timbercreek Drive, Stephenville

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Boasting 4,327 square feet of living space that features 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths and a bonus living area upstairs. You’ll love this gorgeous home on 2 acres in the well established Timbercreek Estates. The property includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with a large bonus room, an outdoor kitchen overlooking the pool & hot tub, and a large dog run. Come take a look at this one of a kind home before it’s gone!!

Wonderful historic property on the square. Tenants have been conference room, reception area, restrooms, kitchen & copy

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20+/- acres in vicinity of many national retailers: Walmart,

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10413 US Highway 84 Coleman, Texas 76834

874 scenic acres located in Coleman County, on Hwy 84, approximately 4 miles north of Coleman, TX. The ranch has been managed to produce a near perfect habitat for the abundant wildlife such as quail, deer, turkey, ducks, & dove. Beneficial food plots are in place and a nice sunflower field attracts countless doves. The ranch is well watered with (7) strategically located ponds which the ducks love. If fishing is your game wait until you cast a line into the totally private 32 acre, Rock Creek Lake. This private lake features a first class two level floating/fishing boat dock and has been managed and stocked yearly to perfection with various desirable bait fish, Certified Florida Bass, and Crappie. Cast after cast you catch impressive Bass or Crappie from this trophy fishing lake. In addition, the lake for which the ranch was named, Lake Scarborough is approximately

$5,411,000

TBD FM 1929 Voss, Texas

Lake Ivie Ranch is a 1475 acre paradise with 4.8 miles of Lake Ivie shoreline. Lake Ivie is a premier Texas Bass lake covering 19,000 surface acres in Coleman county. This property offers 1.6 miles of paved road frontage and can be accessed from 2 different Farm to Market roads. There are 190 acres in Food Plots, 3 stock tanks and Coleman County water and electric service on the property. This is a great recreational ranch with abundant deer & turkey as well as dove (white wing and mourning) & Bobwhite Quail. Asking $1995 per acre.

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7350 CR 401, Dublin

8504 Cascade Ct., Fort Worth

A spacious brick home, 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, an over sized laundry room, wood burning fireplace on 184 ac of gorgeous, fenced-cross fenced rolling pastures, privately owned 40 ac conservation lake~nearly full, flanked by established groves of Oak trees and coastal. Several barns and sheds, ideal for any farming, livestock, or horse operation, including a roping arena, working pens and a center pivot irrigation system. Sellers are willing to owner finance.

Nothing has been spared nor was any detail overlooked in the planning and building of this house and the workshop behind it. Property offers a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3136 SF main house; 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 SF guest house; 3200 SF insulated shop; 4620 SF storage shed. Rolling hills, nice hardwoods, good native grass, excellent wildlife habitat, and a two acre pond stocked with catfish. Cattle working corral with water. Beautiful home and property!!

Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home located in Lake Country Estates with a view of Eagle Mountain Lake. Large living room with lots of built in shelves and a fireplace. Formal dining room and bright kitchen with large windows and easy access to swimming pool. Covered patio in the back yard allows a perfect place to cook out and entertain poolside. Large trees keep the separate open patio off the kitchen cool and inviting. House is located on a culde-sac, so very little traffic and in a great area for evening walks.

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122 surface acres and is owned by the city of Coleman. Lake Scarborough Ranch has more than 5,700 feet of exclusive frontage on this lake. Improvements to the ranch includes, an asphalt paved ranch road (13,255 ft.) from the front electric security gate at Hwy 84 to the impressive 10,000 sq. ft. under roof rock home, with pool, which over- looks Lake Scarborough. The view is amazing! A metal shop that is 13,000 sq. ft. with 2,000 sq. ft. of (Guest Quarters) living space, which over-looks the lake as well. Very nice! There is also a 3,200-sq. ft. equipment shed to shelter ranch implements from the elements. The Coleman Municipal Airport offers a lighted high fenced 4,506 ft. runway with jet fuel and two GPS approaches approximately 5 miles from the ranch. Also, from the front gate, U.S. Hwy 84 offers 4-lane pavement to the Abilene Municipal Airport with commercial jet service and is less than hour drive.

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$305,000

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6+ Acres, 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Farmhouse Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Rock Fireplace, Vaulted Ceilings

45+ Acres, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Roping Area with Return Alley, Barn, Storage Building, Shop

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2 Acres, 4 Bed, 4 Bath, Two Master Suites, Wood Burning Fireplace

1 Acre, 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Open Concept, Large Kitchen, Separate Utility Room

PICS & INFO TXT HAYDEN22 TO 254-459-4507 MLS# 13737279

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5 steps for a home remodel

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s a homeowner, there is nearly always a laundry list of projects with time and budget constraints when it comes to a home remodel. This step-by-step guide from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel. Step 1 - Identify Reasons for Remodeling Deciding whether to undertake simple aesthetic changes or a full remodel can be difficult. One of the best ways to decide is to figure out why you are remodeling in the first place, whether it's to make your new house feel more like

home or to update a 1950s-era kitchen. Step 2 - Set Your Budget Every home is unique in structure, age, quality and craftsmanship, which all impact the price of a remodel. Since no one can see through walls before demolition, the quote you receive will likely not be 100 percent accurate. However, a qualified remodeling company will be open and honest about the issues and challenges it might face during the process. Account for these adjustments by planning for any "surprises" with a 10 percent cushion, just in case. Step 3 - Hire the Right Team To help ensure you find the right company for the job, you should do your research. Referrals from friends and family are

one way to find a remodeler. National associations like NARI provide unbiased information and resources that can help you find qualified, certified remodelers in your area. With more than 6,000 members, the organization represents professional remodelers who adhere to a strict code of ethics. Many hold certifications in remodeling, kitchen and bath design and lead carpentry. Find more information and resources at NARI.org. Step 4 - Understand the Plan Communication is key in a successful remodeling project. Keep the lines of communication open between you, the remodeling contractor and the work crew. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Let them know your family's schedule and whether you have pets confined somewhere. Make sure to specify the best way to reach you, such as phone, in-person or e-mail, and how often you wish to communicate with your

remodeling contractor about your project. Step 5 - Complete the Project While the dust is settling and the remodel is almost finished, take a moment to walk through your project and note any adjustments that need to be made while the contractor is still on site. Contractors often provide guarantees of workmanship, so find out what they cover and for how long then include this information in your work agreement. You should also take another look at the contract and confirm you have signed permits, receipts, change orders, lien waivers, warranties and manufacturers' guides at your disposal. Remodeling a space can be a major project, but with the right help, resources and information, you can make your dream home come to fruition. Article courtesy Family Features.


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Landscaping needs vary by season

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udging a home by its appearance is often par for the home-buying course. In fact, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂŽ, 49 percent of buying decisions are made from the street. An appealing home exterior suggests the homeowner takes pride in his or her home and wants to make every effort to maintain that home. Curb appeal involves various components a homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exterior, but beautiful landscaping can make a home stand out. While maintaining a lawn is something many homeowners may think is exclusive to spring and summer, lawn maintenance is really a year-round endeavor. The following steps can help anyone maintain curb appeal no matter the season. Winter One of the ways to main-

tain an attractive landscape throughout winter is to install plants that can survive the colder temperatures. Winterberry is a cousin of holly, but loses its leaves in the fall. The bright red berries can be a stark contrast to the white of winter snowfall. Camellia is an evergreen that blooms from fall to early spring and looks like pink roses. Heather is a popular plant in the United Kingdom, but is growing in popularity on this side of the Atlantic as well. The Home Depot says this plant blooms all year and offers beautiful flowers in summer and fall. In winter, the thick foliage makes for an appealing contrast to the more delicate blooms of other winter plants. Maintaining a landscape through the seasons makes a home attractive all year long. Spring Spring is a season of renewal when plants and trees will begin to look fresh and green once more. Spring maintenance

includes applying fertilizer to lawns, replenishing mulch in planting beds, creating more pronounced edges around the lawn and garden beds, and testing soil. Some homeowners like to apply a weed-prevention product in the spring as well. Spring is a good time to plant annuals that will add a pop of color to the landscape. For those concerned about permanent planting, container gardening allows homeowners to move around planters in a configuration that works best for them. Summer Summer landscaping is all about maintaining what was established in the spring. Regular mowing, weeding and trimming can keep a landscape manicured. Other than drought, weeds are perhaps the biggest lawn and garden nuisance to a landscape in the summertime. Black medic, carpetweed, knotweed, mallow and prostate spurge are some of the weeds that will crop up during

the summer. Seeds begin to germinate as soil warms up. According to the University of Maryland Extension, control with a broadleaf postemergent herbicide applied when the weed is actively growing will help prevent weeds from suffocating lawns. Autumn Autumn is often a forgotten season when it comes to maintaining a landscape. However, fall is a key time to keep landscapes in order. According to the landscaping resource LoveYourLandscape. com, fall is the ideal time to tend to a lawn that just endured summer heat. Seeding and fertilizing can ensure a stronger lawn come next spring. Perennials should be pruned and cut back. Raking leaves will help keep the property looking presentable. Article courtesy MetroCreative.


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ccording to the U.S. Department of Energy, controlling moisture in a home can make the home more energy-efficient. Controlling moisture improves the effectiveness of air sealing and insulation, decreasing heating and cooling costs and helping to conserve

energy as a result. The DOE notes that moisture problems can exist anywhere building components are below grade. This can include basements, crawlspaces and slab-on-grade foundations. Basements are notorious for moisture issues, but such problems can be prevented. Basement water leakage

is most often the byproduct of water flowing through holes or cracks in the basement walls. Water also may wick into the cracks and pores of building materials such as masonry blocks, concrete or wood. Homeowners who suspect they have moisture problems in their basements should consult with a

professional contractor, as the correct approach to fixing the issue may depend on a host of factors, including local climate, the style of construction and the existing insulation. Courtesy MetroCreative.


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Transform bathrooms with technology

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echnology is infiltrating every room of the house. Many new home buyers are millennials, and this tech-savvy demographic covets technological innovations. A recent survey by Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate indicates 77 percent of Generation X and Y home buyers want their homes equipped with the tech capabilities they have grown accustomed to. Many of these involve smart innovations, including those that can transform one of the most private rooms in the house — the bathroom. Automated home theater rooms and Wi-Fi-enabled home security systems have

become the norm, but what tech improvements are available to make the powder room more in touch with today’s digital lifestyle? According to the home improvement resource The Spruce, bathrooms have the most potential of any rooms to be improved with technology. The following are just some of the bathroom gadgets and gizmos no one should resist before giving a try. • Automatic faucets: Infrared sensors have been helping keep public restrooms more hygienic for years. The same technology can be used in home bathrooms to curtail water waste and keep faucets and sinks from becoming infested with germs. In addition, faucets with built-in

timers can be programmed to set tasks for brushing teeth or washing your face. • Musical shower: Instead of having to blast the volume on the portable speaker you use in the bathroom, a wireless speaker is built into some showerheads. This enables those who like to sing in the shower or listen to podcasts while washing up to enjoy this luxury effortlessly. • Smarter weight management: Bathroom scales have gone high-tech as well, with various options enabling users to measure weight, BMI and body fat percentage before sending the data wirelessly to a phone, tablet or computer. This can put you in greater control of fitness goals. • High-tech toilets: Borrowing ideas from bidets and trends around the world, modern toilets do not require hands or paper. These toilets have temperature-controlled wa-

ter, spritzing wands and air dryers to clean and sanitize. Self-cleaning toilets help busy professionals save time and are ideal for those who always want their bowls as clean as possible. And if you desire extra comfort, toilet seat warmers are available, while LED lights can make nighttime restroom visits easier. • Soaking tubs: As fast as stand-alone showers were introduced to the modern bathroom, tub-less designs have been replaced with streamlined soaking tubs. Tubs come with different features, including chromatherapy, which employs colored lights to enhance mood. Air baths are controlled electronically and provide different levels of sensation for those who are skipping the hot tub. Round out these innovations with automated lights, chilled medicine cabinets and aromatherapy, and your bathroom will indeed become a technological spa. Article courtesy MetroCreative.


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Suggestions when shopping for fencing

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ences can improve functionality of a yard and provide extra security and privacy. Some fences are decorative while others are functional. Families with children and/or companion animals also may find fencing is a necessity to keep everyone safe and corralled.

With a vast array of fencing materials available, homeowners may find it challenging to decide which material is right for their properties. The following breakdown can help homeowners learn more about fencing and potentially point them in the right direction regarding which material to choose for their properties. Budget Budget is one of the first

considerations many homeowners have when installing fencing. Pricing will affect whether one can afford a chain link fence (one of the most budget-friendly options), wrought iron or ornate wood (more expensive). Pricing out several different types of fences will give homeowners an idea of which material fits into their budgets. Purpose Homeowners install fencing for various reasons. If a fence is an ornamental way to delineate property lines, a picket fence or a post-andrail fence are simple options that can lend a homey feel to a property. These types of fences also can enhance and frame landscaping elements, such as gardens. In many area, laws require homeowners to install fencing around swimming pools. In such instances, chain link fencing that

does not obstruct views of the pool might be the best choice. If security or privacy is the main desire, tall fences that make it difficult for neighbors to see into the yard may make an ideal choice. Restrictions It is important to understand local regulations before installing fencing. Communities governed by homeownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; associations may have rules in place that dictate the type of fences that can be installed. Townships and other municipalities may have their own rules concerning fence type, property borders, fence height, and other factors that will have to be adhered to so that fencing will meet code. If such rules are not following fines may be imposed and the fence may have to be removed. Homeowners also may need permits to install fencing, whether they are hiring

a contractor or doing the work themselves. Maintenance Consumer resource Angieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List advises homeowners to consider maintenance before choosing a fencing material. Wooden fencing requires the most maintenance due to painting and staining. Aluminum or vinyl fencing requires less maintenance, but it can be harder to repair isolated damage or replace pickets, if necessary. In some instances, the entire fence may have to be replaced. Homeowners install fencing for many different reasons. Considering price, budget, purpose, and maintenance before making a decision regarding fencing can help homeowners make the best decision possible. Article courtesy MetroCreative.


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Complete these home improvements over the weekend

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ome improvement projects ramp up when the weather warms up, as homeowners channel the rejuvenating feelings of spring and tackle their home to-do lists. Large-scale renovations can greatly affect a home, but smaller projects can yield impressive results and be completed over the course of a single weekend.

If time is of the essence, these weekend or one-day projects may satisfy homeowners’ desires to fix up their homes. • Create an accent wall. Painting a focal wall in a home can create a serious impact. The bonus is it will not take as long or require as many materials as paint-

ing an entire room. Accent walls frequently feature a bold color, so decide on placement and tackle this project in less than a day. • Install stair runners. Dress up hardwood stairs with decorative carpet runners. Runners come in elongated pieces of carpeting or individual pieces that can be placed on each step. If carpeting doesn’t fit with the home’s design, painting individual stair treads also can create visual appeal. • Dress up the entryway. An entryway is a guest’s first impression of a home. Many entryways can use a minor overhaul, both inside and outside. Paint the front door a different color so it pops from the curb. Install a new mailbox or decorative house numbers. A new welcome mat can change the look as well. Inside, consider laying a new floor. Resilient vinyl tiles come

in many different patterns and can mimic the look of wood, travertine or marble. Installing a floor can take a day or two. • Install a new faucet. Instantly improve a kitchen or a bathroom with new fixtures. New faucets can provide aesthetic appeal and low-flow faucets can help conserve water. • Create a gallery on the staircase. Gather and arrange framed photos, artwork or wall accents so that they ascend the wall of a staircase. This creates a designer touch and can dress up an often barren area of wall space. • Install a fresh light fixture. Improve drab spaces with a little illumination. Better Homes & Gardens suggests replacing an existing fixture with something new and vibrant. If hanging a new fixture is not within one’s skill set, free-

standing table or floor lamps also can cast a new glow on a space. • Add molding. Molding can add instant aesthetic appeal to a room. Molding is appropriate near the floor, at the top of walls where they meet the ceiling, or even mid-wall as a chair rail. Some homeowners like to create framed molding on walls in formal living spaces. • Update kitchen or bathroom hardware. Replacing hardware is a fast and easy project, but one that can have immediate impact. Swap out tired or outdated hardware for newer brushed metals and more impactful shapes and designs. Home renovations do not need to take weeks or months. Many projects can be completed over the course of a weekend. Article courtesy MetroCreative.


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6932 Dublin

Brownwood

Excellent set up for a home or deer hunting property with this 3b 2b very nice double wide on 75 secluded wooded acres. 1440 Sq ft titan dw deck across the front. Small shop. All appliances, tvs, furniture, and small tractor, 4 wheeler, etc in the shop conveys. Seller will take personal items small tank on property. Call for showing today. MLS CK13605425

Very nice double wide well taken care of 4b 2.5B 2128 sq ft sitting on 3.41 Acres in thunderbird bay, textured walls. Large living room with rock fp, large kitchen. Sun room off the back looking over tree covered lots as like in country. Sprinkler system (might need serviced). Nice landscaping. Double car garage. Chain linked fence. With access to swimming pool & boat ramp. Rv covered parking, 2 storage buildings. Appliances neg. Depending on price. MLS CK13613208

INCOME RENTAL PRODUCING PROPERTY INCLUDES 3 DUPLEXES WITH 2B 1B BRICK RENTAL WITH CH&A ,ALL ELECTRIC WATER PAID BY LANDLORD. EACH DUPLEX HAS 1620 SQ FT. 810 SQ FT PER 2B 1B UNIT. COOKSTOVE IS APPLIANCE PROVIDED. WASHER AND DRYER HOOKUPS ARE LOCATED IN THE KITCHEN OF EACH UNIT. SMALL STORAGE CLOSET ON BACK PORCH. PARTIALLY FENCED. CURRENT RENTAL INCOME IS LOW DUE TO SOME OF TENANTS BEING THERE A LONG TERM. UNITS COULD BE SOLD SEPERATELY FOR $97,200 WOULD INCLUDE 1620 SQ FT BRICK DUPLEX. 2 RENTALS.= 2B 1B. SELLER IS A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER MLS CK13743925

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SOLD $189,000 8080 CR 572 BROWNWOOD

Lloyd VanZandt, 325-200-1908

4650 CR 139

LAKE LIVING AT ITS FINEST 4B 3.5B,3 CAR GARAGE, BRICK CUSTOM BUILT HOME 2011, 3498 SQ FT. 2 CH & A BEAUTIFUL ARCHWAYS WITH PILLARS TO OPEN FLOOR PLAN, 2 LIVING AREAS,TRAY CEILINGS,TO SUNROOMTO PERGOLATO SEEAWESOMEVIEW OF LAKE.HICKORY HAND SCRAPED FLOORING,BATHROOMS- CUSTOM TILE FLOORS. KITCHEN HAS IT ALL CUSTOM CABINETRY, MOSIAC TILE,GRANITE TOPS & SERVING BAR, STAINTEEL APPL, GAS COOKTOP, & ISLAND. OPEN LIVING AREA WITH GAS DECORATIVE FIREPLACE.TEN FOOT CEILING. LARGE MASTER SUITE WITH LARGE MASTER BATH HAS JETTED TUB, TILED WALK-IN SHOWER, CUSTOM CABINETS,GRANITE TOPS. BONUS ROOM ABOVE GARAGE. BOAT DOCK& LIFT WITH NEW ENCAPSULATION & TREX DECKING. SELLER HAS MADE GOLF CART ROAD FOR EASY ACCESS TO DOCK. MLS CK13674610

Tootie Kelly 784-5270 Broker

lloyd@tootiekellyrealestate.com

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$49,500 7420 Eagle Point Dr. Brownwood

ONEOFTHEFEWNICESUBDIVISIONWITHAWESOMELAKEVIEWLEFTWITHPROEPERTYAVAILABLE&2.45TREECOVEREDACRES. 3B 2B BRICK HOME WITH NEW PLANK WOOD FLOORING, OPEN CONCEPT LIVING ,DINNING & KITCHEN AREA.PANTRY, LOTS OF CABINETS, BRICK INSERT FIREPLACE, LARGE GLASS SLIDING DOORS TO SEE LAKE VIEW GOES OFF TO COVERED PATIO. LARGE LAUNDRY ROOM OFF OF OVERSIZED GARAGE WITH STORAGE. SPRINKLER SYSTEM. PROPERTY INCLUDES:WOODEN WALKWAY DOWN TO TWO 1300+ SQ FT BUILDING COULD BE USED FOR QUEST ETC. EACH HAS CH-A,BATH, KITCHEN & SLEEPING AREAS. ONE HOUSE HAS GAME ROOM,BAR,& POOLTABLE.MOST FURNITURE &APPL.CANALSO BE PURCHASED .MLS CK13741371

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$2,495 per acre CR 108 Brownwood

Hunters here it is 239 acres secluded nearly all of covered with trees and shinery to make it excellent for hunting deer and turkey etc. Property has 2 stock tanks, fenced all around. Seller will convey deer blinds and deer feeders. To get to property the road is an old aboundened county road. Seller will convey all minerals owned. MLS CK13445908

$59,970

5140 Tamarack Dr May

Single wide 2 BR & 2B Mobile home that is in excellent shape. Sits on two lots. Has a open concept living area. Covered front and back porch. Storage building in back . Beautiful oak trees perfect for relaxing under with excellent views of the lake. Furniture and appliances negotiable. MLS CK13355878

$58,000 4090 Thunderbird Dr May

$89,500 5828 Taco Trail Brownwood

Commercial property in lake community of Lake Brownwood. Has been a store, laundromat, game room, storage or many other business. Also has an older mobile home that conveys. MLS CK11919779

Super nice Home on .285 Lot on Taco Trail. 3 BR 2 bath. 1820 Sq ft. Has screen in back porch, aerobic septic system. Beautiful views of Lake Brownwood. Easy access to the water. Beautiful trees. A must see. MLS CK13446090

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$60,000 4010 Thunderbird Dr May

$69,000 4360 Lakeshore Dr May

$179,000 509 Early Blvd Early

Very nice fully furnished single wide mobile home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Has new metal roof with new screened porch. Also has a nice shop on the side. 2 car detached garage. Nice storm shelter. 3 RV hookups. Has 6 lots four of which is in Thunderbird Bay and 2 in Harbor Point. This property has 2 HOA’s MLS LV13682355

Great summertime spot. These beautiful lake front lots 146 & 147 are all ready to go. Has fishing dock and hookups . Large shade trees,concrete slab ready for RV or mobile home. Quite peaceful area. A must see. MLS CK13553051

Prime Real Estate location in a high traffic area. Office building is open concept. Large covered parking area and a spacious lot in the back of the building. MLS TK13630999

HUNTERS DREAM

$390,000 231 Avolyn Dr Lake Brownwood, TX

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$179,000 1501 4th Brownwood

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$55,000 5160 Tamarack Dr May

Awesome 4b 3b brick 2 story brick home on 4.03 Acres 3996 sq ft, 1800 sq ft shop & septic, wood stove. Lots of paella windows. 2 Living areas, wood burning fp, 2 dining areas, solarium, gorgeous wood staircase. Downstairs large master bedroom & bath & sauna. Large walk-in closet. Luxury vinyl hardwood look floors. Metal roof. 4 Ch & a units. Nice quiet neighbor country feel, 1 neighbor & is located at the end of the subdivision. This property is ideal place for a wedding venues or lakefront rentals weekly or by the day. Taxes are with exemptions. MLS CK12142689

This property is extremely spacious. It includes large front area, 3 offices, a supply room, a very spacious kitchen with dining area. The shower is in its own room right next door to the bathroom. Also has a large 5 bay shop with a bathroom, automatic doors, and another bay that opens in the back of the building. There is also plenty of parking in the back. It is a must see and is move in ready. Excellent location.... MLS TK13631093

Very nice 2 BR 1 bath single wide mobile home with lake view. It has a large walk in closet in the master bed room. A large back porch with a hot tub and under ground storm cellar. Also has outside building that could be extra living quarters. Large shop with folding doors. lots of room for all your toys. Lots of beautiful oak trees for shade. Furniture is negotiable. MLS CK13600031

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SOLD $12,000 1009 Melwood Ave Brownwood Beautiful lot just off Austin Avenue. Has a park behind it and large trees. Possible owner finance. It is believed that trailer houses are ok on this lot. City sewer and water available. lot size almost half acre.MLS CK13452629

$3,200 Per Acre CR 115 Brownwood

986.594 ac. with Pecan Bayou river frontage. Rolling hill country with large Live Oaks, Post oaks, Mesquite & large Pecan trees on river. Property has a mountain in the interior of the property with scenic views from the top. Approx. 6192.30 ft. of river frontage on Pecan Bayou. Seller has built new fence around most of the property and has put new cross fences in the interior property & an abundance of deer, turkey, hogs, quail, dove & excellent fishing, with 5 tanks. THIS IS A HUNTERS DREAM!!!! MLS TK13033490

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4500 Shawnee

May

Very nice 2 BR 2Bath single wide Mobile home. Has two nice storage building in back. Fenced in back yard with lots of beautiful oak trees.Sets on two lots. LV13742400

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$45,000 8020 CR 568 Brownwood

2 bedroom 1 bath on 2 lots.Very neat little house on a large lot just walking distance from the lake. This property has been very well maintained, and is just right for either an investor, or anyone who would like to have their own getaway. Wood paneling on the outside gives it a rustic vibe. Inside there is paneling throughout the house, original hardwood flooring under the carpet, 3 window units keep this little house plenty cool, fireplace in the living room, and propane gas lines run to each room for heat. Covered porch across the front, and a large patio in the back great for entertaining under beautiful oaks. This house is a must see. MLS CK13600043

$88,500

1207 Gnatt Bangs

This 1707 Sq Ft home comes with 3 BR and 1 full bath and 2 half baths. Has a large chain link fenced in back yard with beautiful oak trees. Small out building. Also a 2 car garage. Just needs a little TLC. motivated seller wanting to look at offers. MLS CK13652952

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***COMMERCIAL*** $99,500 7551 Hwy 279 S Brownwood

1,768 sq.ft. nice office building in good shape, has just been painted on outside of building. has reception room 3 rooms for offices, central h&a, on .47 acre, 1 1&2 bathrooms, storage building, lots of storage space, on corner lot, high traffic count. 1 mile form lake Brownwood, paved frontage on 2 sides, all desks and fixtures are negotiable. owner will finance or will lease with option to buy. MLS TK13441564

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SOLD 4345 Iroquois Dr

May

NICE LOT IN NICE SUBDIVIISION THUNDERBIRD BAY. HAS ACCESS TO BOAT RAMP AND SWIMMING POOLS PAVED ROAD. THE 2004 CAMPER AND LOT WITH DECK AND CARPORT. COMMISION IS $1500 TOTAL FOR LIST AGENT AND SELLING AGENT TO SPLIT. MLS CK13736314

$69,000 2230 Mountain View Dr May Very nice two story brick home. Has 2250 SQ Ft and two car garage. 3 BR 2 and a half baths. large game room. Vaulted ceiling in the living room. Open concept kitchen area. Metal Roof. Just needs a little Finishing work and TLC. Has beautiful views of the lake. MLS CK13650207

$1,800 per Acre 8237 Hwy 83 Paducah, TX

1360.65 ac ranch, lots to offer. Over 1mi river frontage. Excellent cow place or for hunting. Abundance of whitetail, mule deer, turkey, quail, wild hogs. Fishing in river, 3 ponds. 2 mi paved HWY 83 frontage. 3b1b 1638 sqft rock home, 3b1b 1240 sqft guest house. 2100 sqft metal implement bldg w-21x66 shed, 8x40 cargo strg, 24x28 metal shed, 5 water wells 50-80ft deep, solar powered. 2 springs in river run year round. 10 1k lb feeders. 10 nice deer blinds. 100 acres cultivation. Wooded rolling hills to river bottom land. Owner will consider financing. MLS TK37685

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$265,000 111 B Early Blvd. Early, Tx

Great Commercial Property on busy Hwy. High traffic count up to 21,000 cars per day. 2,500 sq. Ft. Total with part of building being used as Real Estate office, and the other part being used as Meat Market. Building was remodeled and brought up to city codes in 2007. Building has 2 central heat and air units, bathroom and storage building. Seller is a licensed Real Estate Broker. MLS TK13067107

$130,000 950 Early Blvd. Early

1336 sq. ft. office space for sale or lease with option to buy. All lease money goes toward the purchase price at the end of one year. $1,000 per month lease. Rustic log building 2 large rooms with separate office room. Bathroom, storage room, sink, and counter with vaulted ceiling in main room. Located near intersection in Early with high traffic county app. 21,000 vehicles per day. MLS TK13737980

$139,950

4094 Seneca Dr

May

This amazing Lake front property sets on half acre and comes with 2 BR 2 Bath 1708 Sq foot home. Has lots of tree coverage and 2 car garage. Incredible views of the lake. RV storage and shed. Closed in back porch. Fishing pier. Sun room and large game room that could be turned into 3rd bedroom. Motivated seller. MLS LV13581538

BR-00084882

$16,500

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