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Old 10-25-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default We finally closed on the new property and couldnít be happier!!

God is amazing!
Some of you guys know my wife and I have been looking really hard for a small parcel of acreage for about 4 years now. To say it’s been a struggle is an understatement. We have searched the typical MLS listings and even had a few realtors here and there that have been looking out for us......trying to find the perfect place. We looked at a several properties, but either the price was nice but the location wasn’t...or the location was perfect but the price was outrageous. Sometimes both the price and location were great but the land was just open, flat ugly farmland with no real character (i.e. like trees, a tank, improvements, etc).

We had pretty much accepted the fact that it just wasn’t meant to be. Then, I happened to look at....of all places.....Craigslist!
I actually met and worked the deal directly with the landowner. I happened to call him just 15 mins after he posted the Ad on CL. We fell in love with this gorgeous 10 acre tract of land just south of Terrell in Kaufman County. There’s some really neat improvements that the previous owner had completed that kinda sealed the deal for us. Like a brand new 8” pipe private entry gate, a beautiful roughly 3/4 acre (stocked) tank surrounded by trees, new survey with corner pipe rail corners, crushed rock road and 2 culverts.

Been dealing with the bank (survey, appraisal, etc) for the last month or so and just left the title company. It was a long journey but we couldn’t be happier. Now the fun part....lots and lots of work to do with cross fencing, water, electric, dressing the tank berm, build a dock, haul in more rock, planting trees, runoff dirt work, etc.
Plans are to build a shop first and hopefully have it completed by next spring. We will then hire an architect and start designing the house which will probably still be a couple of years down the road. We aren’t in a hurry and want to take our time and do it right.

Again...God is amazing and we feel very blessed.
Had a friend shoot this video with his drone. It came out pretty cool I think.
https://youtu.be/bQAiClBUWS0

The pipe and gate won’t fall down anytime soon



Can’t wait to wet a hook in here with my grandkids




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Old 10-25-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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congrats brother
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:19 PM   #3
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Better put something on it for ag. Looks like a great place. Congrats now the fun or I should say work begins.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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Really beautiful congratulations
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:21 PM   #5
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She's a beaut, Clark! She's a beaut!


Very happy for y'all. Time to move the annual crawfish boil to that place.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:22 PM   #6
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Congratulations! Hope you have years of happiness and memories.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:23 PM   #7
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That's awesome, congrats sir
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:23 PM   #8
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Congrats. Awesome looking pond. You aren't kidding about the long journey. My wife and closed on 20 acres at the first of october after over a year of looking for the right spot
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:25 PM   #9
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Congrats Joel!! Thatís really cool. Looks like a beautiful place


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Old 10-25-2018, 02:25 PM   #10
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That's awesome, congrats!
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:40 PM   #11
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Congrats Joel!! Cool looking place, lot's of memories to make.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:56 PM   #12
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Very nice sir. Congratulations!


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Old 10-25-2018, 03:01 PM   #13
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Glad it came together for you
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:03 PM   #14
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Congratulations to yall
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:10 PM   #15
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:18 PM   #16
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Beautiful place!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:24 PM   #17
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Beautiful place. Big congrats, Joel.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:28 PM   #18
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Great looking lace. What is the status of taxes as far as an exemption goes? Was it previously in exemption? Curious because I’ve been looking myself.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:29 PM   #19
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Congrats, beautiful place!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:34 PM   #20
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Wow! Congratulations Joel!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:35 PM   #21
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:35 PM   #22
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Congrats!!!!!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:37 PM   #23
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Man you are living the dream! Congrats to you, the wife and the grandkids. Everyone will be a winner.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:39 PM   #24
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Great looking lace. What is the status of taxes as far as an exemption goes? Was it previously in exemption? Curious because Iíve been looking myself.
Yes, existing Ag exemption is current for at least the last 5 years of hay bailing. Most recent cut and bale was around Labor day but OMG it's grown like crazy with these rains of late.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:46 PM   #25
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Beautiful looking place Congrats
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:47 PM   #26
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glad for you,,,, I still love my little place even after it was under 14 feet of water in places!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:53 PM   #27
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You must be living right! Congrats and that place looks great. Any sign of wildlife? Plan to put up a bow setup?
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:59 PM   #28
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Nice place. Congrats
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:22 PM   #29
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:24 PM   #30
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Congrats Joel, welcome to the club!
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #31
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Congrats! Have fun with it!
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:36 PM   #32
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:04 PM   #33
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Looks awesome...and the gate is pretty dang sharp lookin!!
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:17 PM   #34
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Beautiful place! Did you say 10 acres? Are you in Rose Hill water district? If so, good luck with that.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:25 PM   #35
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You must be living right! Congrats and that place looks great. Any sign of wildlife? Plan to put up a bow setup?
There's not a lot of deer density in the area but the seller says he's seen deer around the pond and passing through on occasion. Not gonna be giving up my west tx lease anytime soon but I see a feeder being set up out there in the near future nonetheless
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:30 PM   #36
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Beautiful place! Did you say 10 acres? Are you in Rose Hill water district? If so, good luck with that.
No sir...North Kaufman Water supply corp. Water tower is about 1/4 mile away across the county road fronting the property. My meter is being put in at seller's expense.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:50 PM   #37
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Rascal. You will put a feeder out and a stand and I have $ that you end up deer watching. I hintvelsewhere but my yard deer are well fed. They actually start to have personalities once you watch the same deer everyday
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:54 PM   #38
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Congrats,Joel! Looks dang nice!!!!!!
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:10 PM   #39
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Your place looks absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you and your wife.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:13 PM   #40
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Happy for y'all, Joel! I like that entrance way. Congrats!

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Old 10-25-2018, 06:19 PM   #41
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That’s a beautiful place! Congrats
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:22 PM   #42
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Congrats, nothin better than have a place of your own.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:22 PM   #43
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Big congrats to you and your wife Joel!


The grandkids are gonna have a blast.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #44
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Congrats, nice looking place.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:32 PM   #45
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Very nice place.

Congrats again.


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Old 10-25-2018, 06:40 PM   #46
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a dream come true for sure. more congrats to you!
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:00 PM   #47
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Very nice, I live about 5-10 minutes from there. I’ve been surprised at some of the spots I’ve spotted deer in Kaufman, I bet you’ll see some
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:01 PM   #48
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Hell yeah! Congrats!
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:31 PM   #49
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Congrats to you & the wife. Beautiful place.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:34 PM   #50
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Awesome, congrats Joel. Looks like a really nice property.
I found my 14 acres and house on Craigslist as well 4 years ago.
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