FEATURED LISTINGS Volume 2
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DOUBLE D RANCH 185± ACRES
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 14 2 Who We Are 4 Our Marketing Program 5 Our Results 6 Featured Properties 34 Recent Sales 5 36 Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
37 TRB Customer Appreciation
38 1031 Exchange Rules – What You Should Know as a Seller
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WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE
OUR ORGANIZATION got its
start in 2011 when our founders, Drew Colvin and Mike Bacon, partnered to form a real estate company that prided itself on honest knowledge and reliable expertise. We’ve grown since then, but we remain true to those roots of exceptional personal service, integrity, experience and professionalism. Unlike some larger companies, we specialize in the large ranch properties and residential land, so that all our knowledge, expertise, and assistance is relevant and useful for the property we are selling. Together we have over 100 years of industry experience. If your looking for quality work by specialized, knowledgeable brokers, look no further than us.
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a partnership of two friends, Mike Bacon and Drew Colvin, who owned highly successful competing firms. They realized that their combined knowledge and resources would provide a competitive edge in the ranch sales market. Much has changed since the beginning, but what has not changed is Mike’s and Drew’s commitment to the client relationship. Both agree that the real enjoyment for them is meeting great people and seeing beautiful country!
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Josh Robertson Agent
Jerry Stephenson Agent
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With complex sales of this kind, you need a compassionate, professional and accessible team available when you need them. Because we are a highly focused company, we take the time to truly understand our customers’ needs and create a plan that takes all aspects of the sale into our capable consideration — from inspecting the property and analyzing data to applying our knowledge to your philanthropic needs.
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DOUBLE B RANCH
SALADO, BELL COUNTY, TX / 1,105± ACRES / $27,625,000
High-fenced with exotics, native wildlife, top-tier whitetail deer genetics, over a mile of Mustang Creek, two dams, five wells @ 60100GPM. Luxurious home with granite throughout. RV barn, foreman’s home, 2/1 barndominium. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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CRANE, CRANE COUNTY, TX / 17,436.61± ACRES / $13,675,000
5 miles of CR1233 frontage, located in the Permian Basin. Historically a cattle ranch with hunting for mule deer, whitetail deer, mourning dove, and indigenous varmits such as hogs, javelinas, and coyotes. Contact Bob Clifton
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RC ON TR AC T
SAN SABA, SAN SABA COUNTY, TX / 2,554± ACRES / $11,250,000
Perched atop one of the five plateaus with stunning views. 20 year managed deer herd, cattle ranch, corporate retreat, or a mountaintop getaway: the possibilities are endless. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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BERTRAM, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 185± ACRES / $5,500,000
Turn-key 200+ BC whitetail deer ranch with Axis and Black Buck herds, cedar trees removed, a paved driveway, Texas-stone home, and pool. Including feeders, blinds, 2 SxS and more. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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20 APPLE HEAD ISLAND
HORSESHOE BAY, TEXAS / 0.25± ACRES / $4,500,000
Beautiful, recently upgraded 6,934 sq ft Lake LBJ Estate. Perfect for family fun and lakeside living Applehead Island style. Contact Brad Wilcox or visit 20AppleheadTX.com for full details
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RC ON TR AC T
MELVIN, CONCHO/MENARD COUNTIES, TX / 1,382± ACRES / $3,800,000
Over 1,300 acres, high-fenced and populated with turkey, dove, whitetail, axis, blackbuck. Other desirable features include: brush and mesquite tree removal and stock tanks with catfish. Blinds and feeders convey. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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SUNSET RANCH ON THE SAN GABRIEL
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BERTRAM, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 48.636± ACRES / $2,500,000
1,700' of San Gabriel River frontage, 50 ag-exempt acres, custom designer home built to the highest specifications with choice materials. Guest home, garage apartment. Good soil for food plots or gardening. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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HOLLAND, BELL COUNTY, TX / 11 TRACTS / CONTACT AGENTS FOR PRICING
Blackland farm community, affordable tracts ideally sized between 11-14 acres. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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SAN SABA, SAN SABA COUNTY, TX / 345± ACRES / $2,698,000
Artesian well and over 500 producing pecan trees! With 260 acres of tillable, fertile land, this opportunity provides for prime agriculture, grazing, and wildlife. Contact Brad Wilcox
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STILLWATER LAKE HOUSE
BURNET, BURNET COUNTY, TX / .569± ACRES / $2,500,000
Modern, open floor plan, three-story, decks on all floors. Over 170’ of Colorado River Frontage. Boat dock with two jet ski, one boat slip and 32’x32’ concrete deck. Contact Josh Robertson
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SAN SABA, SAN SABA COUNTY, TX / 272± ACRES / $1,904,000
Ajacent to the Bagley Ranch, this pristine and untouched land has the potential for the same high-quality artesian well as the main ranch. Build your own home. Perfect for cattle or deer ranching. Contact Brad Wilcox
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BELLA VISTA RANCH
BURNET, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 10± ACRES / $1,100,000
Luxurious ten-acre Tuscan-style estate. Choice materials including mosiac-tile entryway, mesquite flooring, horse barn and shop. Contact Susan Colvin
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VOGEL RANCH - TRACT 1
GOLDTHWAITE, MILLS COUNTY, TX / 43.5± ACRES / $600,000
With heavy tree cover and open pasture, this ranch would be perfect for hunting food plots! Property has abundant local game including: whitetail deer, turkeys, dove, and hogs. Small horsebarn and other outbuildings. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
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OAK RIDGE RANCHES - TRACT A
MULLIN, MILLS COUNTY, TX / 63.7± ACRES / $499,000
This is a neat, well-located spot for primary residence, weekend, or family hunting. Wildlife exemption currently in place vs. agricultural exemption. Electricy and a well with driller’s report indicating 25 gallons per minute. Contact Bob Clifton
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HAT CREEK RANCH
TROY, BELL COUNTY, TX / 14± ACRES / $850,000
A Texas home on 14 acres with no restrictions and no HOA is getting harder to find, but search no more. Enjoy the peaceful quiet country life only minutes from the conveniences of Austin, College Station, Temple/Belton/Waco. Contact Tammy Parker
MILLER CREEK LOOP
JOHNSON CITY, BLANCO COUNTY, TX / 4.02± ACRES / $749,900
Four-acre, high-fenced and unrestricted. Home and separate guest home. Perfect for horses! Contact Brad Wilcox
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RIVER HILLS RANCHES - LOTS 105 & 106
KEMPNER, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 12.86± ACRES / $390,000
Overlooking the bluffs and river bottom below these two lots combine to offer stunning views of the Hill Country. This rectangular lot has a great home-building site that has been cleared, while maintaining privacy. Contact Josh Robertson
BLACKBUCK RIDGE - LOT 129
LAMPASAS, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 20± ACRES / $349,900
Gated, rural community. Ag-exempt. Ideal site for a home, horsebarn, gardens, a shop. Escape the city, have a yard! Contact Greg Collins
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KINGSLAND DOLL HOUSE
KINGSLAND, LLANO COUNTY, TX / .25± ACRES / $289,000
Come see this ‘neat as a pin’ home on a great corner lot in western Kingsland. This 2-bedroom, 1-bath home is just the property for retirement, downsizing, or in as a perfect starter home. Contact Bob Clifton
VOGEL TRACT 5
KEMPNER, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 9.3± ACRES / $239,000
River Hills Ranches offers a unique opportunity to own a sizable tract of land while still providing community access to the river. Lot 138 is one of the larger lots, with incredible views and elevation change. Contact Joshua Robertson
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LOMETA, LAMPASAS COUNTY, TX / 20± ACRES / $200,000
Perfect opportuinity to build your own home! Simms Creek frontage. Water at edge of property, electricity ordered and to be ran on property. Contact Drew Colvin or Mike Bacon
RIVER HILLS RANCHES - LOT 138
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RIVER HILLS RANCHES - LOT 61
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KEMPNER, BURNET COUNTY, TX / 5.39± ACRES / $126,900
This beautiful property offers many of the features that just can’t be found inside city limits anymore — all located just 10 minutes SE of Kempner in a quiet, gated rural subdivision on a high point, overlooking the Lampasas River Valley. Contact Greg Collins
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Land Acquisition | Development Disposal | Management
SKY VALLEY RANCHES - LOT 2
GUSTINE, HAMILTON COUNTY, TX / 10± ACRES / $110,000
This lot is ideal for those looking to relocate to the country and escape the busy city. 10 acres is the perfect homestead-able size without being so large that mowing becomes a full-time job. Peace and quiet await! Contact Joshua Robertson
Land Clearing | Custom Gates | Fencing Custom Barns & Storage Sheds
Transforming your investment into its full potential. Just voted BEST of THE
PECAN CREEK RESIDENTIAL LOT
HORSEHOE BAY, LLANO COUNTY, TX / .17± ACRES / $37,500
One of the few residential lots remaining in the serene lakeside Oak Ridge Estates. It is located on the quiet Pecan Creek Drive, across the street from waterfront homes on Pecan Creek tributary to Lake LBJ. Contact Bob Clifton
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LUCKY PENNY RANCH Killeen, Bell & Coryell Counties, TX
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WHITMAN RANCH Burnet, Texas
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$126,284,565 and 28,613 Acres in Sales in 2021 ALONE!
Listed at $4,430,000
CIRCLE STAR RANCH
Listed at $3,229,000
LAKE TRAVIS RANCH
Listed at $1,450,000
Marble Falls, Texas
Listed at $10,975,000
SRK RIVER RANCH San Saba, Texas
THE PAISANO RANCH
Listed at $7,480,000
Listed at $9,000,000
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CHILI COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER
TRB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION TEXAS RANCH BROKERS APPRECIATES OUR CLIENTS – so many of whom are repeat clients and long-term friends.
OUR THANKS TO EACH OF YOU! OUR 2021 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY
was a boat cruise on picturesque Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.
Agent Bob Clifton with his 2nd award medal in 2021. Bob has won many awards for his chili at this event!
TEXAS RANCH BROKERS participates in the annual Chili Cook-Off - often winning awards for our own Bob Clifton’s chili!
2019 2nd Place Trophy TRB also won 2nd place at the 2021 cook-off!
This event is put on by the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors as a fundraiser for the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee
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3 oz Silver Tequila 1.5 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz Triple Sec 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Key Lime Juice 1 oz Cointreau Splash Grand Marnier Garnish with a Sprig of Cilantro Optional: Muddle chopped cilantro into ingredients, run lime around the rim of the glass and dip in sea salt.
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1031 EXCHANGE RULES – In the real estate arena, a 1031 exchange means you swap your investment property for another one. This allows the seller to defer capital gains. The term gets its name from the IRS code Section 1031, which is used commonly by title companies, realtors, and investors. A few people even insist on turning it into a verb, as in: “Let’s 1031 that land for another”. IRS Section 1031 has many parts that sellers should understand before trying to use it. Properties used in a 1031 must be similar. Additionally, IRS rules limit use with vacation properties. There are even tax implications and time frames that might prove to be problematic. Nonetheless, if you are still considering 1031, or are just curious, here is what you should know about the rules.
What is Section 1031? Broadly speaking, a 1031 exchange is a swap of one investment property for another. You may have heard it referred to as a like-kind exchange or a Starker. Essentially, if your property meets the requirements of 1031, you will have no tax or limited tax due during the time of the exchange. In effect, you also have the option to change the form of your investment without cashing out or paying a capital gain. This will also allow your investment to continue growing tax-deferred. There is no limit on how often or how frequently you can do 1031. In fact, you can rollover the gain from one piece of investment to another, and then again to another, and another. While you might earn a profit on each swap, you will be able to put off paying tax until you sell for cash later down the road.
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Then, if things go as planned, you will only pay one tax. That tax will also be at a long-term capital gains rate. (Currently 15% or 20% based on incomes—and 0% for some lower-income taxpayers.) A majority of the exchanges should merely be of “likekind.” This is a puzzling phrase that doesn’t mean what you think it actually means. You can swap an apartment building for a block of raw land or a ranch for a strip mall. The rules are pretty liberal—you can exchange one business for another. However, you should know that there will be traps for the unwary. The 1031 provision is for business and investment property. However, the rules do apply to a former primary residence under specific conditions. There are even other ways you can use 1031 to swap properties—but the loophole, in this case, is much narrower.
Why Does a Buyer Choose to Do a 1031 Exchange? When someone sells a property, they are generally required to pay capital gains tax on the amount that the property has appreciated. For instance, let’s say an individual purchases a block of land for $400,000 and sell it for $800,000. They will pay capital gains tax on that $400,000 increase. On the other hand, when they enter into a 1031 exchange, they will be able to postpone the capital gains tax. The federal government allows investors to defer capital gains tax if they put the proceeds from the sale directly into another property. According to the IRS, the second property must be “likekind.” This means that is must be used for productive use in a trade, investment, or business. It cannot be the investor’s personal residence.
– WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A SELLER
by Mark Heyn
Furthermore, the investor only gets 45 days to determine whether a specific property is the one they wish to purchase. This does not give the buyer much time. From there, the buyer will have 180 days to close on your property. Things have to move quickly.
How Will the 1031 Exchange Affect the Seller? First and foremost, you should write in your contract that there won’t be any additional cost for you to work with a buyer in the 1031 exchange. It is also vital to note that when your buyer sells their original property, they won’t be allowed to hold the funds. These funds are referred to as ‘proceeds’ that they will use to purchase your home.
Though it is technically the buyer’s money, it is mandatory that they hire a third-party agent, aka a qualified intermediary, to hold the funds. When it is time for the buyer to purchase your property, the qualified intermediary will transfer the funds to you. Then its time to close the sale. Being a seller, your contract should include language that acknowledges the following. • You
are aware of the buyer’s intention to complete a 1031 exchange; • You agree to cooperate with the buyer at no additional cost or liability to you; • And you are aware that the buyer has assigned certain rights to the qualified intermediary.
or trade. Again, it cannot be a personal residence. You should also hire a qualified intermediary to hold the funds for your exchange. You will want to be working with a qualified land specialist to be sure you dotting all the “i’s”. As stated above, the deadline within which a 1031 exchange must happen is quite small and strict. Within the short time frame of 45 days, you should identify the property you plan to buy. You will then need to close on the property within six months. On a positive note, you will be able to defer capital gains tax, as well as some of any depreciation recapture tax liability. This is because there is no limit to the number of 1031 exchanges you can perform. Under the current federal estate tax law, you can hold gains indefinitely in the event that the property is passed down to your heirs. They then receive a stepped-up cost basis. This will negate a liability on years of capital gains.
The Bottom Line If you are a savvy real estate investor, you can use the 1031 exchange as a tax-deferred strategy to build wealth. The various, complex moving parts not only require that you understand the rules, but you also enlist professional help-even for seasoned investors.
As the Seller, can You do a 1031 Exchange? When you work with a buyer in a 1031 exchange, you might find yourself wondering if you have the choice to enter into a 1031 exchange as well. If you wish to do a 1031 exchange, the property you plan to buy should be used for productive use in an investment, business,
This article used with permission, courtesy of our fellow American Farm + Ranch member: Mark Heyn, Heyn Real Estate, Hot Springs, South Dakota, HeynRealEstate.com, 605.891.8744
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