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Texas has been kicked out of the number 1 spot on U-Haul’s annual growth report for the first time since 2015. 

Since 2015, Texas has been sitting in the no. 1 spot on U-Haul’s annual Growth State Report. They take this measurement by analyzing the amount of U-Haul trucks that leave and enter each state in the US (excluding Hawaii) each year. In the past few years, Texas has had around 50.4% of the one-way U-Haul traffic in the state result from arrivals. Now, Florida has passed that arrival percentage with 50.6% of its one-way traffic coming into the state.

 

How accurate is this measure?

 

Although Florida may have the most relative U-Haul traffic coming into the state, it was not the fastest-growing state in the country. In fact,

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Underground water in Texas Hill Country

For a long while, Texas Hill Country real estate was known for its thriving acreages that were rich in water sources like creeks and springs. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than this, these plots of land were extremely reasonable in price!

But now, land is more expensive than ever with some properties selling for as much as $75,000 per acre.

Gone are the days of finding Hill Country farmland for a budget of $15,000 per acre. Searching for this type of real estate is looking for a unicorn--you’re not likely to find it.

So, why has the land become so expensive?

Well, the answer has to do with groundwater.

  • The Diminishing Supply of Water
  • Digging for Groundwater
  • The Rule of Capture
  • The Texas Aquifers
  • The
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The beginning of 2020 shows a promising outlook for the U.S. housing market.

Within the span of 7 years (2012 to 2019) 5.9 million homes were built within the United States. During that same time period, over 9.8 million new households were formed within the US.

Although some of these households have been able to purchase homes from families moving out of the US or from unoccupied homes, there is still a rather significant deficit between the number of homes built and the number of people needing homes within America.

Explaining The U.S. Housing Deficit

Why is the housing deficit so large though?

As expected, the main culprit seems to be the great recession in 2008. In the years leading up to the market crash, loans were being granted to

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fencing your texas property

Every landowner uses their property in a unique way. But one thing is the same across the board: proper fencing around your property is paramount.

Whether you raise livestock, tend crops, host game, or simply live on the land, you need to have proper fencing to enclose the property so everyone and every animal stays safe.

This is a short guide that will help you get started on fencing your Texas property:

Selecting the Right Fence

With so many options, it’s hard to know which type of fencing is the best for you. When selecting the right fence, you need to consider several different factors, including its purpose, cost, and upkeep, just to name a few.

Wooden

Wooden fencing is a traditional choice that is extremely attractive and

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Featuring one of the highest buildable elevations in Kendall County Texas, the 70 acre Summit View Ranch is now available for sale. With quick and easy access to the San Antonio, Boerne, Fredericksburg, and Austin areas; Summit View ranch is an ideal dark-sky getaway location or full time home high in the Texas sky. End-of-the-road access accentuates Summit View Ranch’s isolation and solitude. Views across the Guadalupe River Valley to the south and the undeveloped hills to the north and west abound from the park-like summit of the

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112 Mountain Views Dr., Boerne, TX 78006

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Featuring one of the highest buildable elevations in Kendall County Texas, the 70 acre Summit View Ranch is now available for sale.

With quick and easy access to the San Antonio, Boerne, Fredericksburg, and Austin areas; Summit View ranch is an ideal dark-sky getaway location or full time home high in the Texas sky.

End-of-the-road access accentuates Summit View Ranch’s isolation and solitude. Views across the Guadalupe River Valley to the south and the undeveloped hills to the north and west abound from the park-like summit of the property.

Additionally, the ranch features

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The Australia Bushfires, which have been raging since November with unprecedented destruction, have encompassed an area in Australia approximately equal to the size of South Korea. Not only is the destruction of wildlife, and property absolutely devastating from these fires, but the effects that the fires will have on the Agriculture business could be detrimental to that portion of Australia’s economy.

Each year there is a season of wildfires in Australia which usually extend through the Summer and Fall months. These fires beginning in November are highly unusual as well as the ferocity in which these fires have been spreading. At least two dozen people have been confirmed dead and more are missing as the fires continue raging. So far, roughly 25.5

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Recently, some big news has been revealed on the ranch real estate front.

The biggest ranch on sale in Texas and one of the biggest ranches in the United States has just been put on the market.

Brewster Ranches in West Texas

This West Texas ranch, called Brewster Ranches, spans over 420,000 consecutive acres. The owner and seller, Brad Kelley has spent over two decades buying nearby ranches to create this massive property. From the edges of the beautiful Rio Grande River and stretching to canyons near Big Bend National Park, this gigantic piece of land comes from 22 previous properties that Mr. Kelley consolidated. 

For Sale: One Ranch, Or Five?

Though the ranch is listed for $320 million, the owner has said that he is willing to

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how usda nrcs can aid your land management

 

Did you know that through the National Resource Conservation Service in Texas, eligible landowners can receive financial and technical assistance in natural resource management?  Through grants, incentive programs, and stewardship programs, Texas landowners can find ways to sustainably manage their land and production. The goal of the program is to help implement conservative practices into your land, so not only will you be able to have immediate help with your land, but you will have secured the future for your land. 

Not only does the United States Department of Agriculture offer financial aid, but they also have programs that help in landscape planning, which includes ways to avoid watershed damage from the flash floods that

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A blight on the land of most ranch-owners in Texas is feral hog overpopulation. This post is an overview of wild pigs and their effects on the land you own or are looking to own.

  

Not only do they tear up the land, but feral hogs can spread E Coli and other diseases to humans and other animals, kill native species, and contaminate water sources. This invasive species can thrive in 79% of Texas and their population continues to increase exponentially. A study from 2004 estimated that Texas had around $52 million in damages annually resulting from feral hogs. Now, that estimation reaches as high as $1.5 billion nationwide. Needless to say, their presence within Texas is detrimental to ranching and landowning.

To get an idea of the scope of

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