hi there im in blue quail 2 also. stopped by the property on unit 550 with my rig. It was alittle tricky getting into the property with the roads but all was good. I made a campfire and cooked on it. Explored some and watched a beautiful sunset. I have 140 acs and love every one of them.
We just purchased 60 acres in qb ii unit 545. Guess we'll be nieghbors. Have you established a home yet? Drilled for water, etc. Plz email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any helpful info. Thanks!
Hi Y'All! We just purchased 60 acres block 545 lots 20, 24, 27. Interested in connected with our nieghbors in the area. We are about 2 miles off fm 1111 on fredricks rd.1If you live close by, guves us a jingle at email@example.com. God Bless.
I am at section 218 block 28 on Hereford Road. It may be a long while before I can actually move here (there). When I do I will will put my 2500 gallon wooden tank in plant trees around it. Put the 250 gallon propane tank in with trees around it. Build an irrigation system and let native plants just grow where they are. I will haul the water in if I have to. There is a lake 30 miles east. Some kind of drainage grid for septic. solar 5k gen set. batteries, 2000 square foot house and all. Looking forward to it. If I am still a single man.
CB sec 218 lot 28 Hereford Rd.
Hello Scott and Shelly my name is Slim. I own 100 acres total in the 556 557 and 553 sections. Just wanted to say hello neighbors. My number is 903-286-3134 call me anytime. I don't live out there but I make semi frequent trips as I only live bout 3 hrs away in Midland TX
We purchased 20 acres on RM 1111, 15 miles north of Sierra Blanca. We have not had any problems with Sunset or the financing. I think it is really about people not making payments. They should read the contracts carefully before signing, of course.
We love our spot, and the neighbors are great. Bill and Chris (commented above) live next to us. They've helped us with a lot with our questions, and even helped us put up our entrance gate! Nice folks in that area. We love it there. We are currently in an RV with a small solar set up. We drive the RV into town to dump our tanks and fill up with fresh water at the water dept, for now.
Honestly, the hardest part for us was gathering enough documents to establish residency for Texas Driver's License, because our address doesn't get mail, (you need a PO box..) we had to get our homeowners ins. to add the property, etc., along with a letter from Texas Comptroller (I think that's the office) that assigns your land an actual 911 physical address, along with some other documents. But we got it all together, finally.
I'm also available if you guys have any questions that I can help you with. If you see us out when you pass by, stop by and say "hi". Love to meet our neighbors. We're the ones with the tan colored short bus "skoolie" and the 20ft shipping container sitting on our lot.
Oh and the other thing. I had no idea there were so many plants with thorns and needles. Wear thick soled shoes or good boots, those plants stab the top of your feet if you run into them :) Ruthless cacti.
Greetings neighbors! We just bought 120 acres of Silver Spur Ranch which is about 10 miles south of I-10. We will be coming down in the next few weeks to visit and our permanent move will be in June. We will be building a homestead and going totally off-grid. My husband and I love working with our animals (dogs, cats, chickens, horses) and we enjoy hunting. (We eat everything we hunt.) The top edge of our property is just yards from Hwy 1111, and goes all the way back to near the windmill & stock pond. I look forward to getting to meet you!
Me and my soon to be wife just purchased 60 acres in Blue Quail 1, Unit 433 Tract 4,7,8. We will be visiting the tract end of May. Looking forward to seeing the land and meeting anyone that is in our area. We are a young couple who is planning for the future and the land seemed like a good value and something we can plan to use in the future.
Hello everyone, I just purchased in January across McAdoo rd. from the Rancho Don Luis house, unit 404. I just spent most of the week there and look forward to meeting some of you. I will be coming just a couple of times a year to make improvements and hope to become a full timer in the next 5 or so years. Is anyone near me? Other than the Don Luis house, (which is behind a hill from my view) I can only see a couple of barns in the distance. My first experience was great and will be coming back this summer or fall to bring in a storage container to have a safe place to leave things for construction, has anyone trucked in a shipping container?
Hello All. I have recently purchased land in SB area and this is some research I have found to make an educated decision to buy.
First, you must understand Sunset and Silver Ranches are high desert valleys that provide the opportunity for population growth and all that comes with building new communities. Since development dollar has not been injected yet we have the opportunity to assume land before the big guys move in. Yet new land/community comes with challenges. Not for the lazy and will take good old sweaty work from ALL who invest to build a more viable community. Research shows El Paso economic job growth to be around 35% over next 10 years. (A normal or short time frame for long term real estate investments). More jobs = more population growth. Since development keeps moving east, Hudspeth County land owners will have the potential to greatly benefit. PART 1. (PART 2 IN REPLY SECTION - The Land)
PART 2 - THE LAND:
Since there is only one main County Road for Silver Ranch North I-10/South I-10, there are WAY more properties that DO NOT have utilies. This is why you should know what you are buying. This is Sunset/Silver Ranch new owners biggest complaint along with water. Therefore the majority of land being sold is truly off the grid and cheap. Property on county roads can get electricity within 2 to 4 weeks is what I am hearing. Silver Ranch sustainable water table is approx 600 to 800 ft down and cost around 20k for well. That is why water tanks are first choice but getting water to/from is challenging. Eventually with demand, a business may arise and the community infrastructure would benefit from its stable amd sustainable water source. Let's face it with avg rainfall being 11 inches and being in high desert with avg summer temps in low 90s, you won't survive off rainwater for all you trying to live "off the grid". (PART 3: Land contd) see reply for part 3. Ty
PART 3: LAND contd
Water is a huge problem for Sunset Ranch due to geographical location. Take a look! Again, lots of land completely off grid and I have heard due to elevation, you have to drill deeper there than in Silver Ranch. Water tank business and services to boom! Just putting it out there so hopefully someone wil start the business. The more stable and sustainable the community, the more our land will increase in value. ; ). Electricity is key to community success and Sunset/Silver Ranch has the opportunity to provide self sustaining energy and move away from big boy electric companies. We have the chance to either provide self sustaining energy and hopefully move towards joint venture (multi property owners) energy. Solar is great due to our almost 300 days of sunlight. Since our geographical location provides winds over 7 mph, a wind turbine is definitely an option but comes with a higher cost. However, due to avg wind speed, a wind turbine is more efficient. Let joint venture begin! A solar farm or wind farm can power 1000s of homes. This business could yield excellent returns and provide Clean energy. It all depends on how we choose to develop our community and having the city support our community values. Such an awesome opportunity for all us land owners! PART 4: Land Scams and FAQs.
Because of the vast amount of land being sold, like most things, scammers want there share. Remember, the majority of land being sold is "off grid" and cheap. So due diligence is important to your land purchase. My research found that you cannot purchase underdeveloped land of less than 10 acres without proper utility lines being put into place. I see quite a few 5 acre parcels of land for sale so do your homework. Foreclosures may be running high but when you mass sell with no credit checks this is bound to happen and impedes the community growth. If the community provides enough demand then businesses can be developed and sustained. Hence, no grocery store in SB. Just because there are a few who lost hope, had financial problems or whatever the case may be, This doesn't stop the potential and opportunity SB has to offer. I have noticed there are quite a few very wealthy people looking to build there dream home and retire in SB from all over the US. A good sign! Retirement communities provide good economic stimulus, safety and security and diversity of skills, knowledge and talents.
Geographically, SB has the largest potential for population growth outside El Paso due to its valleys/plateau. Odd things to consider: With increasing volcanic, earthquake activity, extreme cold northern weather shifting poles and rising sea levels, the migration of population moving south and inland will exponentially grow. If we do have an economic recession/collapse as economists and like minded business people are talking about, people migrate to urban areas due to there economic stability. SB has the potential to not be affected with the social downfalls of an economic recession, crime and poverty compared to an urban area but benefit from the migration and growing population. Hate to say it but approx 20% of SB population is in the poverty line but shows the opportunity of what a growing community can provide. Jobs amd more opportunity!
And Yes they are Drilling in the Round Top mountain region closer to Sunset Ranch. You do not get mineral rights with purchase of property. State owns the rights and has leased rights for drilling in SB area due to the rare minerals found in these high elevation desert mountains. Some owners have allowed them drilling rights. Just more potential and opportunity for SB land owners. With any new community, it provides a lot of opportunity for commerce, new business development and jobs but it only happens with people and money moving towards this common goal. I am very happy to be a property owner of SB and look forward to all that comes with owning property in this amazing, beautiful and adventurous frontier. Hope this post helps your decision making and best of luck. TY