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Old 07-23-2021, 03:06 PM   #51
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120 miles. Travel time varies widely due to Houston area traffic.
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:11 PM   #52
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I remember you telling me where your place was at. I bought 30 acres up there in 1979 and sold it when I got layed off in 1983.
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:15 PM   #53
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Same as Drycreek. Live on 20 acres in Troup but my home place is 113 acres & approximately 1 hour
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:18 PM   #54
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An hour for one the other is an hour and fifteen minutes.
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:23 PM   #55
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Man that would be awesome. We’re going crazy here. If it’s not the dogs barking it’s trying to navigate around the neighbors six cars. They have a 60’ driveway and still find the need to park em in the street. SMH ��*♂️
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:19 PM   #56
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42 minutes door to door
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:29 PM   #57
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Donít know if youíll get that for a place that large brother. Usually larger places sell for less per acre. Someone correct me if Iím wrong. You could list it yourself, invest in a bill board on I-10 and sell it in a week saving at least 3% on commission cost if not more.
for sure wouldn't get that out there YET, the prices are going up fast. had a cold call and someone offered $3500/acre.
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:31 PM   #58
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Our family land is 757 miles from my doorstep. Houston and Baton Rouge Bridge are the determining factors of the day’s drive.
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Old 07-23-2021, 05:07 PM   #59
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Gosh I wish I woulda had some cash when I was younger!
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Old 07-23-2021, 05:50 PM   #60
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Gosh I wish I woulda had some cash when I was younger!
Don't we all! Heck 10 or 15 years ago would have been fine. Lol
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:00 PM   #61
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Right at 280 miles to the farm. We can make it in 4 hours but typically make it in 5 hrs with a nice meal break on the route. It's 6 hours if we make it a meal and Boudin and Cajun groceries stop.
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:42 PM   #62
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My land was 2 hours for 30 years.
It wasnít t bad. Even in a day trip

But now it is about 5 minutes.

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Old 07-23-2021, 07:01 PM   #63
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I go out the front door of my house and walk to my stand!

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Old 07-23-2021, 07:06 PM   #64
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My last place was 2.5hours. Just far enough that run up, spend the day a damm and then to return home was a beating. New place is an hour and 10 minutes. Much more manageable for doing that. I find myself going up much more just bc the distance is much closer.
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:20 PM   #65
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5 hours and 10 minutes from my house on Lake Fork to our place in Kansas. When they put me in the ground, our daughter and son can decide what to do, but until then, deer, waterfowl, turkey, quail and fish in our 110 acre lake better beware…..
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:38 PM   #66
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About 1 1/2 hours.

I like that 1:30-2:00 hr window.

I make a lot of day trips so the 80 mile drive is very convenient
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:41 PM   #67
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35 mins, the new place is 15
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:48 PM   #68
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The drive to my place in OK is just over 400 miles and takes 7.5-8 hours depending on traffic.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:46 PM   #69
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Being in San Antonio I think I could find a place within 3 hours that I’d love to own. Question is could I afford it.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:56 PM   #70
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Being in San Antonio I think I could find a place within 3 hours that Iíd love to own. Question is could I afford it.
10 acres is getting hard to afford without an exemption
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:07 PM   #71
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1 hour. But we bought two plots, side by side, before the great relocation. We could probably turn more than 50% profit, but where could we go? Anything within an hour and a half away from Austin is just stupid right now
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:19 PM   #72
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Owned property 2:30 hrs one way. Leased property 4:30 hrs one way. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Leased property is a whole lot more fun and less work.
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Old 07-24-2021, 08:49 AM   #73
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Our place in Edwards Co., which is currently on the market, is 2 hours from my driveway to the cabin. Same goes for the new property we just bought in north Duval Co.

Two hour max drive time was my limit when we were looking south.
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:41 AM   #74
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30 minutes to one, 1:30 to the other.
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:49 PM   #75
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10 hrs to my farms in Kansas.
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:04 PM   #76
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About 3 hours for us, but we put our house on the market a couple days ago and accepted an offer the next day. Weíll be moving up to our property at the end of August!
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:13 PM   #77
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Dang how often do you make it up there?
once a year. usually the end of october to catch the geese flying through.
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Old 07-24-2021, 02:08 PM   #78
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Mines Houston to Rocksprings can make it in 5hrs if its just me but usually 6hrs with all the stops. Don't mind the drive there at all the drive back isn't to bad if the night before we're taking it easy on the drinking and go bed early but that usually isn't the case. Also I stay for at least 4 to 5 days and stopped doing the leave early Friday morning and come back Sunday trips.
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:51 PM   #79
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318 miles, 5-6 hours depending on traffic and number of stops.
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Old 07-25-2021, 01:25 AM   #80
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About a 5 minute walk behind the house depending on how slow I feel walking that day.
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:55 AM   #81
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450 miles is as close as I've lived to our place, but we will retire there someday.

Currently, we live 6,609 miles away.
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:50 AM   #82
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Some of y’all are living the dream! I would like to find something within two hours. Hard to do.
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Old 07-25-2021, 07:41 AM   #83
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Our Texas ranch was just 2 hours and 20 minutes from home. It didn't seem like a big deal.
Currently, we are in North Carolina and bought a place less than 90 miles away. Having the ability to make a quick day trip has been a game changer. My future goal in Texas is <90 minutes from home.
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:04 AM   #84
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2 hours from driveway to gate (sugar land to Normangee). I’d like to buy some land in Oklahoma but wife ain’t having it right now.
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:05 AM   #85
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Some of yíall are living the dream! I would like to find something within two hours. Hard to do.
Not If we lived in San Antonio
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:06 AM   #86
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Iím 1.5 hours. Was 2.5 and thought that was too far so I moved an hour closer. Much much better. Easy to do a trip there and back in one day. I wouldnít want to be any farther
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:38 AM   #87
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Some of yíall are living the dream! I would like to find something within two hours. Hard to do.
How much land are you looking for and what part of the state? 2 hours does not get you very far from katy. My cousins always finding places for sale in Leon, Madison, Robertson and Brazos counties. Our 700 acres in normangee on both sides of OSR. Itís an easy drive, not huge deer but good deer and plenty of pigs. I can keep an eye out as stuff comes up all the time.

One good contact to find land before it goes on the market is the locals vets in town. They know all the ranchers and know when they will be getting ready to sale. (Itís worked for us)
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:45 AM   #88
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Unfortunately we’re in no position to purchase a large acreage tract. So I’m looking for 15-30 acres with an exemption in place. Robertson, Grimes, have gone through the roof. I’m seeing prices drop in Freestone county but none had an exemption in place.
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:56 AM   #89
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400 yds from the front door to the blind. Tree stand however you need to add another 25 yards. Now things will change soon as I have another tree stand to put up and that might add another 100 yds to the walk.
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:59 AM   #90
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Nice problem to have brother!
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:23 AM   #91
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Was right off 27. Bought for 14,000 per acre and sold for 16,000 per acre five months later.

Not bad.

Just recently sold my property. Bought for $5k an acre and sold it for $12k an acre. Now just picked up 75 acres in Duval for $195k - appraised for $250k

3 hours away.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:26 PM   #92
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.25 hours, and we keep moving closer to it

Next house will be inside of the gate.
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Old 07-26-2021, 07:28 PM   #93
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45 minutes for me to my place.
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:16 PM   #94
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Right now it's 5.5 hours to Kansas. Hope when I retire it will be closer. Kansas is where it's at.
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:20 PM   #95
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Unfortunately weíre in no position to purchase a large acreage tract. So Iím looking for 15-30 acres with an exemption in place. Robertson, Grimes, have gone through the roof. Iím seeing prices drop in Freestone county but none had an exemption in place.
I gotcha. Iíll keep and eye out. When my FILs father bought the place it was 1.35 an acre. The last time we bought land it was 9k an acre. Land down the road is in the market for 18k an acre. Them aggies keep buying it
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:00 AM   #96
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60 miles from gate to gate. Can be there in less than an hour with no stops.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:13 AM   #97
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Not me. Sooner or later it’s gonna come down. Unless folks keep paying through the nose for land. Looking at elks hunts now to take my son on, or possibly a red stag hunt.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:11 AM   #98
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I'll echo what others have said... my old lease was 2:30. The place I purchased a few years ago is 1:20. That may not seem like a huge difference, but it has been a game changer for me.... way easier to go up for an evening hunt or a a few hours of work and back home again if I don't have a full day or full weekend available.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:13 AM   #99
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3:15. 2:15 would be perfect. but 3:15 is good, keeps me from running out there all the time though. Probably good for my family.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:25 AM   #100
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Out the back door. I love to hunt, no way I'm driving hours to do what I enjoy most in life.
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