Kristy League

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It was the most exhaustive & exhausting property search of my life. There's nothing fast or easy about finding unrestricted that is also desirable & meets personal criteria. Seller imposed restrictions on unrestricted was very common. Lots and lots of driving. I was so fortunate to have landed by a likeminded neighbor who is a gem. The more you can know about neighboring properties the better. I am fortunate that my closest friend is a real estate agent but acreage not being in her wheelhouse, I'd highly recommend you find an agent who specializes in acreages. One phone call between agents can save you so much time, money & risk.
1 year ago
I will close on 10 acres near Lockhart in a few weeks which is about 63 miles from Spicewood. In homestead terms, that's neighbors! A low water crossing was  installed by seller & looks well done. I like the upsides you mention of overlooked benefits of flood zone and it scaring buyers off is probably how I got it for the price I did & I have no reservations. But ask me again after a 100 year flood right?! I think it's important that we stay in touch and be able to assist each other & break bread together occasionally. Exchange of ideas & labor is so valuable. Nohatexan@yahoo.com
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1 year ago
We of like tribe need to commune & help each other with projects. I'm in negotiations on a 10 acre property now & my 20 something nephew will plan to join me in the fall. His intentions are totally off grid for his abode which we'll need to build. I like & want some modern conveniences myself, especially AC. If you'll private message me we can exchange emails & spend some time getting to know each other.
1 year ago
Those are all GREAT recommendations!! The low water crossings & flooding here in flash flood alley have been so common of properties I looked at & avoided. However, I am now in option period for a property with driveway that is in flood zone which certainly was a downside I weighed hard & long. VERY LONG & HARD! Good road work was done but in 100 yr flood, I'm sure it'd be all for not. I finally had to look at how the inconvenience & expense would impact my particular lifestyle before accepting the huge flaw in the diamond. I can & will accept the risk but most, especially young families, should definitely be looking close for potential flooding problems even if it's not in a designated flood plain.
1 year ago
S Benji, I'll keep you in mind should I find property that can be divided. As important as the land is the neighbors.
2 years ago
It looks  like most everything around Canyon Lake is attached to the HOA which has its rules and isn't ag exempt. Land near NB or Fredericksburg very expensive if ag exempt. And high tax rates arounda Buda & Kyle. Sooo many have huge house size requirements! Arghhhh! My budget is $300k with home & outbuildings or less if I must build. Would be nice to build a super efficient small home & to know whats in the gutts but sure would be easier & more convenient to have a home ready to move into. Specific location recommendations would be much appreciated!!! Thanks forthe welcoming arms!!
2 years ago
I'll be looking at properties next month (Jan 2018) to find min of 10 acres to start homesteading by summer of 2019. I prefer to be west of I-35 btwn Austin and San Antonio. I would trade RV or tiny home space for labor (building construction and/or repairs, water harvesting, creating gardens, etc.)  Also would appreciate any info on areas to focus that would have like minded neighbors as well as people seeking to buy land for homesteading that may want to combine our efforts to buy adjoining or nearby properties, thus creating our own intentional community of sorts! I am a healthy, strong, single 58 y/o secular female who doesn't want to give up all comforts but I do want to waste less and depend on public utilities and government much less with the goal of sustainability and aging in place in the years to come, sharing most everything we can (within reason) including eggs, meat, milk, produce, farm equipment, caring for each other's homesteads when one is absent and all the things neighbors used to do to look out for each other.
2 years ago
I will be buying acreage to homestead between Austin & San Antonio (preferably west of I-35) and am looking for others of like mind who would be open to buying adjoining properties so we can share farm equipment, skills, food, etc. and to tend each other's homesteads in each other's absences and care for each other like family when SHTF, in our home life's or society as we know it... Whatever the case may be. You are jumping in with both feet (braver than me!) whereas I plan to start with improving soil first, then trees, berries, buildings, fencing, roads, water harvesting and lastly, add the meat, eggs and milk via small animals like chickens, ducks and goats. Larger farm animals may come into play down the road but the successful homesteaders I hope to be like someday (!) warn against all at once. Focuses on getting good at a few things rather than end up doing badly at a lot of things:)  But I'd like neighbors with your tenacity! I have a rock star realtor who happens to be my best friend who will be helping me locate property next month. Some parcels are likely to be farm land getting split up and have adjoining acreage for sale. My budget is max of $300k for min of 10 acres, home, and outbuilding(s). Would you be interested in combining our efforts to create or locate neighborhood of likeminded preppers/homesteaders?
2 years ago