Yes, I have visited my land. Personally, I love the area. Lots of rabbits, and other wildlife. There is a power line running through the ranch land there, I don't have power or water yet, but intend to in the futuren.....A well would have to be deep to hit water, that's the expensive part. There is the option of a water tank but you would have to transfer the water yourself, some are doing that locally. I saw where a neighbor lot has a new mobil home pulled in with a metal roof preparing to set up. There are no visible homes near my land................Lone Star Iisnvestments is not a place that "wants" foreclosure. They'd work with someone before they'd try and do that.......The particular 2 lots I've purchased (42 acres total), I was able to access in a small car with dry weather...... The first 5 miles on 1111 is asphalt, then where the pavement ends, left at the fork, (sign there for silver spur) you go another 5 miles on the gravel/dirt road to enter Silver Spur. There are cattle guards to cross, some livestock are roaming the area yet. Again, no issue with a small car at all if no rain. The right of ways are marked with street signs, and land corners are marked. There are a few back lots near the mountains where a 4x4 truck is "more suitable" for accessing. This is south of I-10 in Sierra Blanca.
Sunset Ranches is a scam! Look at these links: Texas file enter SUNSET RANCHES AS GRANTOR....THOUSANDS OF FORECLOSURES. THERE IS NO WATER. THE LAND IS NOT LIVABLE. THEY FORECLOSE ON YOU AND BUY BACK THE LAND AND RESALE IT!!
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With how this blog post is set up, I'll post a link to pictures I posted a while back, of my property.
http://carlincomm.com/silver_spur/ Russell, it sounds like we're pretty close to each other. Lots of rabbits, and I saw some road runners the last time I was out there. I'm also right off of 1111 to the south of town, there is one person living across the road and up a bit from my property, and another old RV parked near the road, also across from mine. There is a power line, but as others have said, you'd need to haul water. So, depending on what you're expecting, that is either perfect, or not livable. I'm currently in Austin, Texas, and trying to get my work to transfer me out to El Paso, which will be a bit of a drive, but at least then I won't be paying apartment rent anymore. Oh, yes, the corners of all my lots (I have 4 of the 20 acre parcels) were all surveyed and marked. I used my cell phone to take pictures of each marker, then used Google Earth to geo tag them all on a map, so now I have GPS coordinates of all the markers. The road was pretty washboard rough, in places, but going slow most cars could drive no problem. I was out there in July 2015, and again in March 2016, might go out again in October 2016. My plans will be to live off grid for the first 6 months or so, and then see how it goes after that. I grew up hauling drinking water, so that's not a big deal to me, and if I end up working in El Paso, I'd be going into town every day anyway, so might just fill up a water jug at work for drinking!
I'd agree with John and Russell,
I'm also a customer of LoneStar Investments, and my property is also off of 1111 south of Sierra Blanca.
If you click my name, that should link you to some pictures of the time I was out there in July 2015.
As for prices, I think it was about $500 an acre? No water, power is at the road, I haven't looked into price for hooking up. There have been a few people posted info about getting water from town. I was out on a long weekend, so didn't bother looking into that, but the person who lives across the road, I noticed they had a big water tank in the back of their truck.
I also saw a Road Runner while I was there........I first had lot 22 in unit 12, then was able to work out acquiring 18 and 19 together and trading back 22. My first lot was fine, but I'm very pleased with 18 and 19's location and much happier..... My lots are on Texas Rangers off of Roy Rogers which is off County Rd...... It will be a few years before I build in Silver Spur..... I'll visit annually or more and do a few things before then like a driveway, fencing, planning, ECT. I still have a home to complete here before I sell. El Paso is a reasonable drive to make and is my favorite US City. Yet, I don't want to live in the city.
I've been there a dozen times camping and RV-ing. I have flat land and mountain. I have some on 1111 with 3 utility poles and some on Lone Star/Roy Rogers and up into the Quitman Mts. I love it out there and the climate has been very comfortable for me March-Nov. I haven't been in the winter and don't really plan to. Last time out I saw dozens of Jack Rabbits a few cottontail rabbits, turkey, lizards and cacti in bloom. I'll go out again in November.
Evie, I brought 140 acres from sunset ranches in 2015 I have 6 more payments. My land off of Big Tank rd and Beaumont, is registered with Sierra Blanca tax office and El Paso 9-11 emergency address commission I can say they are not a scam. I really wish people would not speak this way. Where are you and others getting this info?
I'm in far West Texas; I did a lot of research online and through the courthouse there. I found that there have been THOUSANDS of foreclosures on the properties and picked back up by Sunset and then sold again. Several times. There is no water. The water if you are able to drill a well deep enough to get any is brine and not drinkable. Which most of already know about the water issues in West Texas, but this is a place where you will definitely be dependent on going and bringing water in or hopefully finding someone to bring it to you.
When I spoke to a gentleman from Sunset, and he knew I lived in West Texas, he couldn't get me off the phone fast enough. He said that he knew nothing about the land/water/utilities and couldn't tell me anything about the property, that he only "sells" it!! Which explains a lot of people buying from other states, getting out here and realizing its nothing like what they have imagined or had been told. I wish those of you that have bought and are making it work, the best!! It's beautiful country out here.
Evie, I've had my land I brought directly from sunset ranches March 2015, had know problems. Any way where I'm located 456 and 458 Dell city said it would cost $20,000.00 a poll in order for me to get electric, I don't think so. Going solar. Hope to be there this spring coming. Brother-in-law and sister helping me build my house. Still have to sale the house I'm in here in Copperas Cove, Texas which is proving to be harder than I thought. Have called sunset about what you've read?
Alpina thank you for standing up to the nay sayers ,of course there is work involved to make it happen! We have 911 #, opening to 1111, electric, we have water set up like we did where we came from except water is pumped from a 550 gal container, hauling water is not a problem for us, never drank water from our well in md. Either. Got septic put in took 5hrs start to finish. We are enjoying our time here and love texas!
i agree they are not a scam even the county seat says they are very legal. I love my 140 acs it is just what they said it was. And they were very helpful. There was a camp site on part of my property with some stuff left sun set offered to have it cleaned up for me. Im very happy with them.
My property is purchased and financed through Lone Star Investments in El Paso, Tx..... I live in NC and I've visited my Texas land. After visiting the land, I actually visited their office in El Paso, TX. They are friendly and honest. I easily traded up my 20 acres for another 40 acres I liked better. Reworking the contract was SIMPLE, they are very organized. The office is a 1 hour drive from Silver Spur Ranches where my land is. This land is way back in the middle of nowhere but beautiful, a 15 minute drive to Sierra Blanca... Roads are country dirt/gravel. I love it, lots of rabbits. I recommend you call Lone Star Investments. Ask for Mercy Denoso, she's extremely helpful. (915) 532-5263.
Thanks for your reply, she was just concerned that it's to easy to do the financing sight unseen and no credit check with just a signature and a check, we are doing a sight visit next month bought 200 acres
There is so much land in TX it's rediculous. I know there are some other real estate and finance companies selling similar properties. I can only speak for Lone Star Investments. I read good reviews on them ahead of time. There have been foreclosures, but that isn't the fault of the finance company. That's from people not making payments. I was told they often work with people long as they communicate with them should financial issues arise. In NC, such an easy quick buy I would consider a scam, things just aren't done that way here. Land sales are simply more laid back in Hudspeth County Texas. I found the people to be friendly in that area.....Good luck to you! I'm going back again in the spring.
I am looking at some property now. On the well issue. Run them thru BBB AND CALL the county Sheriff out there u might talk to THE sheriff.
Also see and look and see if they hold lic. With sec. Of state. Or a environment dept. Of the state.
Experience I have with crooks. We still like prosecute then hang . Just joking on the hanging. But run them thru the state agencies.