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Gold Pan Ranch: Right Mix of Views, Recreation

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While many properties are available in the Rockies, it is difficult to find that place that has that “right” mix of topography, accessibility, views, proximity to offsite recreational opportunities, water, wildlife and price.

The Gold Pan Ranch in the central Colorado Mountains is a unique and seldom encountered opportunity for full-time ranch residence and agricultural operation, or a combination of both.

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East Texas Paradise – Caney Creek Ranch

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Only minutes outside of the lovely east Texas town of Athens lies one of the most incredible recreational ranches on the market today. The Caney Creek Ranch is a one of a kind property with more than 24 acres of private surface water and access to a private 324-plus-acre lake, both of which make this property a true east Texas paradise.

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Building the World’s Biggest Ranch Deal {Video}

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It has been an exciting week in the ranch world with the announcement of the historic sale of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch, listed at $725 million and represented by Bernie Uechtritz of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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W.T. Waggoner Ranch-A Giant Texas Opportunity Sold

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There’s nothing like it in the world. A piece of land so big, so storied and so steeped in family legacy that no title report or even a complete survey existed until recently.

W.T. Waggoner Ranch, 1700 Deaf Smith Vernon 76385, Bernie Uechritz, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Texas ranches for sale-main house aerial

The W.T. Waggoner Ranch, America’s largest ranch “under one fence,” consists of more than 510,000 contiguous acres encompassing an empire of oil fields, open ranges, fertile farming and endless miles of grazing land—all spread across six counties of West Texas prairie and open rangeland.

On Tuesday, a district court judge approved a new owner for Waggoner Ranch, listed for $725 million by Bernard Uechtritz of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Waggoner Ranch-L.A. Rams Owner Stan Kroenke Approved for Sale

News regarding W.T. Waggoner Ranch, via PRNewswire:

VERNON, Texas, Feb. 9, 2016 — Representatives for the renowned W.T. Waggoner Ranch today announced that JudgeDan Mike Bird of the 46th Judicial District Court has allowed the Waggoner’s owners to proceed with a private transaction under which Stan Kroenke, American businessman, professional sports team owner and rancher, will become the Waggoner’s new owner.

This historic transaction will be the first-ever sale of the Waggoner, an approximately 535,000 acre estate which was established in 1849 and spans across 6 Texas counties and almost 800 square miles. It is currently the largest ranch under one fence in the U.S., and includes thousands of cattle, hundreds of horses and oil wells, and 30,000 acres of farmland. Terms of the potential transaction were not disclosed. The ranch has been marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty‘s Bernard Uechtritz. Continue Reading…

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How Do You Start a Search for a Ranch?

5C Quarter Horses Ranch sits on 365 acres in Mount Pleasant, TX. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When you decide to buy a ranch, you’re making a significant investment. One of the first things to consider is whether your ranch will be used primarily as a retreat for your family or for producing income through cattle, mineral rights and hunting leases, for instance. Even if your primary purpose is pleasure vs. business, your ranch should produce enough income to cover maintenance.

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Will Ranch Prices Drop With the Price of Oil? {Video}

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With falling oil prices, investors are betting it will be an opportune time to buy Texas ranchland, according to a report by the New York Times.

Jay Ellis of Dallas-based Sporting Ranch Capital is raising $100 million from investors to buy “trophy ranches” that owners want to sell “quickly and quietly” – as their personal portfolios fluctuate with the price of oil.

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Ranch and Land

Beautiful Brazos River Frontage at Black Bridge Ranch

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Black Bridge Ranch is a rare opportunity to have over 4 miles of Brazos River frontage in the heart of Central Texas.

Enjoy several amazing views of the river from multiple lookout points. The ranch at 10987 FM 979 in Cameron, TX, has a lush, rolling terrain with very mature hardwoods throughout.

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The Perfect East Texas Horse Ranch {Video}

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Reichert Ranch is your dream horse and cattle ranch in East Texas.

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Just Listed: Luxury Homes and Ranches in North Texas {Video}

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10434 Woodford Drive | Kelsey Square | North Dallas

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4306 Brookview Drive | Preston Hollow | Dallas

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7142 Shook Avenue | Lakewood | Dallas

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3300 Rankin Street | University Park | Dallas

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4360 Livingston Avenue | Highland Park |  Dallas

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1470 N Kimball Avenue | Southlake

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3209 Rolling Knoll Drive | Brookhaven Estates | Farmers Branch

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Santo Estate | 16045 S FM 4 | Santo

Santo Estate, 16045 S FM 4 76472, David Burgher, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Santo-fence

Ranger Hill Ranch | 15101 E IH-20 | Ranger

Ranger Hill Ranch, 15101 E IH-20 76470, David Burgher, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Ranger-cabin

Wildcat Mountain Ranch | 855 Collett Road | Robert Lee

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