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Old 07-23-2021, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question How far is your land?

Just sold our place in Mountain Home and made a profit. Realtor want me to go in with him and buy a larger piece in Kimble county. Thatís another hours drive for me. Donít know if yíall remembered but I sold the land because of taxes and drive time was aggravating my sciatica.
Since then Iíve been to p t and got my problem reasonably straightened out and I told him I would NEVER buy another property without an exemption in place. He was with me on that.
So how far do yíall drive or are willing to drive to your own property? Just curious.
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:50 AM   #2
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5 1/2 hours but I wouldn’t do it for just any place this place is very special. Also I’ve had 2 lumbar surgeries and the 1 1/2 hour to the deer lease is convenient but I truly love hunting the other place better
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:50 AM   #3
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15 min. !
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:53 AM   #4
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Currently 6.5 hours. But i don't make the trip as often as I would like.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:01 AM   #5
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5 1/2 hours for me,6 back surgeries and a 3 level fusion,I stop a couple times each way to get out of the truck and move around ,also check on our labs.Long drive but to me it’s worth it.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:02 AM   #6
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400 Miles each way
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:02 AM   #7
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6 1/2 hours & go every 2 weeks & sometimes more. I have never had a problem driving though.
My only thoughts on your deal is make sure you have something worked out to split the place etc , if it doesn't work out being partners. I sure you probably have thought it out though.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:03 AM   #8
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1 hr
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:03 AM   #9
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I sold a couple of mine that were five or so hours driving time. Longest drive now is three hours.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:06 AM   #10
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1.5 hours away.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:07 AM   #11
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just over 1 hr. longest I have driven was 3 hours to a place. for me, 3 is probably about the max I like to drive
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:10 AM   #12
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Three hour round trip. It’s an easy drive
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:13 AM   #13
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45 minutes
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:18 AM   #14
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3 hours.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:18 AM   #15
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2.5 hrs and about 3 hrs would be my max.

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Old 07-23-2021, 09:20 AM   #16
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I recently had to move for work and am now about 5 hours away which isnít ideal.

In a perfect world Iíd be less than 2 hours away. That allows for quick day trips if needed without being a huge hassle.


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Old 07-23-2021, 09:22 AM   #17
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When I lived in Houston the drive to EL dorado and sterling city seemed unbearable like 8-9 hours, now they are better from here but the back does need a couple of stops to stretch
And forget about the wife going she hates to drive
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:23 AM   #18
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1.5 hours, driveway to gate. I go every other weekend, year round and more during deer season.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:25 AM   #19
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30 min. Wish I could walk out the back door though
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:26 AM   #20
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3.5 to 4 with a kicker small place 2 hrs away. If it wasn't middle of no where, it wouldn't be what I want it to be.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:29 AM   #21
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20 minutes....until we get a house built.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:37 AM   #22
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2.5 hours door to door. 35 minutes of that is the ranch road, it’s a 2 beer ride
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:45 AM   #23
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400 miles. Drive out there is not bad. Drive back is always brutal. Probably because I don't really want to come back.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:47 AM   #24
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We used to drive 8 hours but that was 20 years ago. Now I live on the property I hunt. It's a lot smaller, but sometimes I can just go out for a short walk and shoot a hog. Or a deer, depending on time of year.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:47 AM   #25
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1hr 15min.


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Old 07-23-2021, 09:48 AM   #26
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Walk out the back door. Used to have a couple hundred acres about an hour away but after I retired I spent too much money there. Sold it for a nice profit and don’t miss it.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:06 AM   #27
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I like to keep it to 3 hours each way but with my budget beggars cant be choosers.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:28 AM   #28
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Walk out the back door.
X2...itís ruff
Before we moved to our land this past summer the 4.5 hour drive to it wasnít bad and now that we are driving back to Brazoria county to visit relatives regularly itís getting easier. We use to make a 5+ hour drive when we were hunting in London and for some reason that took its toll on us


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Old 07-23-2021, 10:33 AM   #29
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6 1/2 hours & go every 2 weeks & sometimes more. I have never had a problem driving though.
My only thoughts on your deal is make sure you have something worked out to split the place etc , if it doesn't work out being partners. I sure you probably have thought it out though.
Yessir. I told him that straight up. Everything in writing. Itís possible that both parties could be happy if the property was nice. Weíll see.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:40 AM   #30
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Yes I’m a perfect world you’d live on your property. Still stuck here in Katy. Wife is 14 years younger than me. Remember that you younger guys. It’s nice until you retire. When she hits retirement age, if I’m alive I’ll be 80. So right now it’s me and our special needs son making the trips. It gets hard on me doing all the driving and trying to remember everything. It’s all for him though. He wants a place to set up some snake hides so we can catch some king snakes and milk snakes. Gotta keep going as long as I can. Sure helps when you have a close friend. Most of mine are far away or real far away, like Heaven away!
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:21 AM   #31
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8 hours for a couple more year’s
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:30 AM   #32
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I drive from Houston to Kimble county once a month or so. I love it out there. Plenty of game to watch and hunt. Not as many subdivisions as other areas in the hill country. Plus the town is decent and has a nice state park. If you plan to sell in the future you shouldn’t have a problem as properties there sell quick.

Your son will find plenty of snakes there. On my family’s property I’ve seen coach whips, rat snakes, brown racers, ribbon snake, western diamond back, black tail rattler, and coral snake.

Wish I could live there but I’m young and need to live in Houston for my job and keep the wife happy as junction doesn’t have the best shopping.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:40 AM   #33
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I have some that is a 6 hour trip one way and that's why it's for sale. 2 hours one way is as far as I want to get to make trips convenient.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:47 AM   #34
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4-4.5 hours
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:47 AM   #35
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We are in Mountain Home also, curious where you were and what you got per acre. we are off 1340 near Kerr Wildlife Management area.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:51 AM   #36
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Depends on if I'm shooting off the back porch or driving to "hunting property" Then its about 1.5 hours
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:53 AM   #37
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Was right off 27. Bought for 14,000 per acre and sold for 16,000 per acre five months later.
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:00 PM   #38
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would definitely have to think about selling our 440 acres @16K/acre
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:01 PM   #39
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Can be 2 hours 15 minutes or 3 1/2 depending on how stupid 35 is.
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:08 PM   #40
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About 1 hr and ten minutes. If it wasn't for construction in OK on 75 it would be 15/20 min. sooner.
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:14 PM   #41
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Realtor told me there is a lot more game out there but sure don’t want the drive.
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:17 PM   #42
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would definitely have to think about selling our 440 acres @16K/acre
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.
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:35 PM   #43
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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.
Maybe, maybe not. Depends.

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Old 07-23-2021, 01:24 PM   #44
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The biggest problem a FSBO has is not having the exposure that the mls offers. But a billboard on I-10? That would be crazy. Folks are buying up that property like crazy. Wouldn’t be surprised if a developer snatched it up and sold everyone a 10 acre deer lease!
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Old 07-23-2021, 01:26 PM   #45
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Live on it
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:07 PM   #46
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164miles gate to gate(Mesquite to Archer county), time depends on gettin across the metromess on 20
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:15 PM   #47
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Mines at my door. I don't have much (12 ac) but it was enough to get me outta the rat hole city life. My lease is only 10 min away tho.

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Old 07-23-2021, 02:41 PM   #48
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I’ve got 4 different properties, 2 are about 1 hour away and the other 2 are 5 min away
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:49 PM   #49
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3 hours each way to both places in Texas. 26 hrs to the place in ND
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:01 PM   #50
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3 hours each way to both places in Texas. 26 hrs to the place in ND
Dang how often do you make it up there?
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