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Old 02-08-2020, 11:58 PM   #1
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Rayburn country, a resort area on Lake Sam Rayburn that featured swimming pools, golf, restaurants, tennis courts, beach areas that’s been around since at least the 1970s closed for good on Jan 31.

Now I noticed the vacant lots are now being auctioned off with a starting bid of only $100. May be a good opportunity for someone to snag some lake area property.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:16 AM   #2
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Link to auction?

It must be a poor life that achieves freedom from fear.
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:10 AM   #3
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It must be a poor life that achieves freedom from fear.
I’m trying to find it again. Lol
I was searching for other properties and stumbled upon it, now having trouble relocating it!
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:10 AM   #4
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There goes the neighborhood unless their home owners association can keep their restrictions enforced on housing. That being said I am referring to someone moving a camper for permanent residence next to a nice home. It would severely hurt the homeowners investment.

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Old 02-09-2020, 06:13 AM   #5
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There goes the neighborhood unless their home owners association can keep their restrictions enforced on housing.
Man that ain't no kidding... Selling land dirt cheap is the quickest way to turn the area into a chit hole!!! A slum.. Ive seen it a few times.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:50 AM   #6
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There goes the neighborhood unless their home owners association can keep their restrictions enforced on housing. That being said I am referring to someone moving a camper for permanent residence next to a nice home. It would severely hurt the homeowners investment.
I sure wouldn't mind having a $100 lot to park my fish camp on! I don't need a golf course or fancy dinner.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:08 AM   #7
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I sure wouldn't mind having a $100 lot to park my fish camp on! I don't need a golf course or fancy dinner.
Man for a 100 dollar lot I sure could dump alot of tires and trash out and save myself money from going to the dump
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:40 AM   #8
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For $100, the surrounding landowners could snatch up vacant lots to avoid your 'tragedy' scenario
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:18 AM   #9
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I am going to buy 5 or 6 lots and expand my dog/rooster fighting enterprise.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:09 AM   #10
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:16 AM   #11
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For $100, the surrounding landowners could snatch up vacant lots to avoid your 'tragedy' scenario
That was my first thought for sure. Then I said, "I could put a 1999 era double wide on that!" LOL!!!
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:17 AM   #12
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Think I'll buy a couple of lots, and open a trailer park.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:18 AM   #13
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Any of that on the water????
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:22 AM   #14
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.22 Acres??
Now, that's funny right there.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:31 AM   #15
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My appreciation is the folks who were leasing it let the contract expire and didn't renew. I wouldn't say it's closed for good but I've been wrong once before....
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:50 AM   #16
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There are sooo many tracts and homes for sale in Brookeland after toggling thru the website. Pricing is way lower than I would have thought to be on Rayburn.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:16 PM   #17
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There are sooo many tracts and homes for sale in Brookeland after toggling thru the website. Pricing is way lower than I would have thought to be on Rayburn.
Buy it while you can......when/if the I-14 deal gets done I'm sure prices in this area will go up.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:21 PM   #18
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Buy it while you can......when/if the I-14 deal gets done I'm sure prices in this area will go up.
Have heard nothing about a new INTERSTATE? Is it crossing the lake into Louisiana there?
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:30 PM   #19
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Have heard nothing about a new INTERSTATE? Is it crossing the lake into Louisiana there?
Won't cross the lake per-say......proposed route is along hwy 190....I think I saw a pic of it being between Jasper and Rayburn. It would cross central LA and end up linking TX, LA, MS, AL and GA.


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Old 02-17-2020, 01:37 PM   #20
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That has been needed since pioneers crossed the Mississippi....lol!!!

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Old 02-17-2020, 01:55 PM   #21
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Man, me and a buddy did Rayburn Country for our high school graduation trip. While others in our class were going to Cancun, we rented a boat and fished every morning and golfed every afternoon. Swore we would go back for the last 18 years and never have. Good times were had, we even had an older buddy that bought us a bunch of beer for the trip, shoulda seen the pyramid we had in that hotel room lol.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:29 PM   #22
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Check out the monthly association fees before buying anything
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:40 PM   #23
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:44 PM   #24
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Man I hate to hear that, it’s a good course for the money they charge, the clubhouse is really nice, and there are some very nice homes out there. I agree, Rayburn, for being only 2 hours away from Houston, is a really underdeveloped lake. And Rayburn is a fantastic lake. Only knock I have on it is that you can’t have a permanent boat dock.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:06 PM   #25
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It’s “under developed” because iris a Corps of Engineers project reservoir. No private waterfront land ownership.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:43 PM   #26
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It’s “under developed” because iris a Corps of Engineers project reservoir. No private waterfront land ownership.
That's just one of the factors. As jaspermac said, the association fees are another. Pay x amount per year to live in Rayburn Country and it seems the dues you pay are pizzed away and not used for what they are intended for. I have some friends that lived in RC, west side of 1007 and the condition of their road was laughable. I almost bought a property in RC but decided against it and bought property just off 96, still within 5 minutes of public, 10 minutes from Mill Creek Park.

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Old 02-18-2020, 07:28 AM   #27
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:34 AM   #28
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That's just one of the factors. As jaspermac said, the association fees are another. Pay x amount per year to live in Rayburn Country and it seems the dues you pay are pizzed away and not used for what they are intended for. I have some friends that lived in RC, west side of 1007 and the condition of their road was laughable. I almost bought a property in RC but decided against it and bought property just off 96, still within 5 minutes of public, 10 minutes from Mill Creek Park.

I was just talking about the Lake itself lacking development all around... Some good, some bad for that I guess... Shoreline is pretty much preserved for all, but an overall loss of revenue/tax base for the counties where the lake has boundary waters from lack of development... I grew up on that lake and used to hunt the Angelina River bottom before the lake was there... My family lost land that the Core took over, though they were paid well for it... Still would have been nice to have built a house and pier and such on the remaining property that the lake did not cover, but that was a no-go...
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The lack of development and docks is one of the reasons Rayburn has maintained it's charm, IMO.

Some docks on other lakes have become eye sores.
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The lack of development and docks is one of the reasons Rayburn has maintained it's charm, IMO.

Some docks on other lakes have become eye sores.

I'm in that camp too! I think it is a good example of preservation for the greater good... Compare Rayburn to Livingston...
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:20 PM   #31
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I was just talking about the Lake itself lacking development all around... Some good, some bad for that I guess... Shoreline is pretty much preserved for all, but an overall loss of revenue/tax base for the counties where the lake has boundary waters from lack of development... I grew up on that lake and used to hunt the Angelina River bottom before the lake was there... My family lost land that the Core took over, though they were paid well for it... Still would have been nice to have built a house and pier and such on the remaining property that the lake did not cover, but that was a no-go...
I agree......it's a catch-22
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:27 PM   #32
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Any links for the association fees or HOA rules?
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:32 PM   #33
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Nm, I found it.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:44 PM   #34
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.22 Acres??
Now, that's funny right there.
That’s almost 1/4 acre...not unheard of for a “neighborhood” lot

Now the 0.034 of an acre parcel? That’s a little humorous
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:40 PM   #35
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Nm, I found it.
What's the scoop? Lol
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:55 PM   #36
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There are some 20,000sq ft homes in Rayburn Country. If you think they’re gonna let that area turn into a trailer park, guess again.
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