Since: Feb 07

U.S.A.

#46 Jun 30, 2007
D8Ball wrote:
I visited El Paso last month. I am relocating soon from the Northeastern US. El Paso I was ok on. Horizon City....we did not like. It was a dirt pit with homes on top of each other. Some new homes there....but with so much land, why build right on top of each other??? Never figured that out.
Anyways, taxes are higher, but we liked the west side and upper valley of ELP much, much more! Perhaps down the road Horizon might be alright, but short term, in my opinion...no way!
That's what makes Horizon so undesirable. Sure the homes are large and spacious on the inside, but far too close to each other. ew!

p.s. beware of the West side...looks can be deceiving
dave in seattle

Redmond, WA

#47 Jul 4, 2007
My parents were joint owners in a plot appraised at $1,700. My father died and it will cost $900 thru a lawyer to get the title passed to my mother who will[would]pass it to me.We live in a comm.property state so it would be easy if the title was wash.state.$50 a year taxes is nothing,but maybe we'll just let them take it.4 1/2 miles from pavement.Not really sure which lot is was as the person at city hall said watch your odometer to 4.5 from the end of pavement then drive north. no road north so we walked and guessed.It all looks the same anyway.Sage,dirt and plastic bags which seem to be everywhere,caught on bushes,fences,etc.Perhaps if Lake El Paso is completed and maintained the value will go up ,but no time soon.Someone said Elp can only grow east,though.........

Since: Feb 07

U.S.A.

#48 Jul 6, 2007
dave in seattle wrote:
My parents were joint owners in a plot appraised at $1,700. My father died and it will cost $900 thru a lawyer to get the title passed to my mother who will[would]pass it to me.We live in a comm.property state so it would be easy if the title was wash.state.$50 a year taxes is nothing,but maybe we'll just let them take it.4 1/2 miles from pavement.Not really sure which lot is was as the person at city hall said watch your odometer to 4.5 from the end of pavement then drive north. no road north so we walked and guessed.It all looks the same anyway.Sage,dirt and plastic bags which seem to be everywhere,caught on bushes,fences,etc.Perhaps if Lake El Paso is completed and maintained the value will go up ,but no time soon.Someone said Elp can only grow east,though.........
Shrubs and fences strewn with trash - disgusting, isn't it? Resembles a dump.
CB in Washington

Quilcene, WA

#49 Jul 10, 2007
Dave, you may find that you can find the title transfer affidavit forms on the internet. I will post the link when I can locate it. It is fairly easy to transfer without having to do an ancillary probate. Give me a day or two.
Its certainly not very desirable property, sounds like.....but might be 50 years from now if it doesn't cost you a lawyer fee to get it transferred. Will post again soon.
Cynthia

Austin, TX

#50 Jul 17, 2007
Betty- just wondering if you made that trip to Horizon City. My parents own some lots and from what I've read, I think they might be worthless. How died things look?
Betty in New Braunfels wrote:
<quoted text>
I too own property in that area that I've had for a few years. I plan on going out that way just for a look-see. If you wish to contact me at
BettyD4@sbcglobal.net
with the Subject: Property near El Paso
I'll be happy to scout out the area and report back to you. I'm not a realtor or have anything to do with buying and selling property, I'm just curious about my own piece and want to learn more.
Betty
Ray

United States

#51 Jul 24, 2007
I too own 2 lots in Horizon City, back to back. I don't have the street name handy, but am wondering if there is any drilling in the area? Maybe we could get this going on our desert?
Rick

AOL

#52 Jul 30, 2007
Do you live in Horizon City? I have some old lots in Horizon City Estates I need to check out. I bought them when i was in the army to use Texas as ahome state and avoid my home states really high income taxes for 26 years. it was a good deal but now I am retired and would like to see about selling them.
Hugh Mills
Kansas city, MO
hmills16@aol.com
Ray

AOL

#53 Aug 24, 2007
I OWN TWO LOTS IN HORZON CITY THEY ARE CORNER LOTS BACK TO BACK.....THE ADDRESS IS 436 HORIZON CITY #57 LOT 9 & 10.....1.6509 ACRES. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT WHERE THESE LOTS ARE LOCATED....ANYONE OUT THERE WITH INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

RAY
DYNA29@AOL.COM
Ben Taken

United States

#54 Aug 27, 2007
I also have property in Horizon City that was purchased back in the 70's by my parents. I called to see what it is worth and was utterly shocked. Not even enough to buy me a happy meal at McDonalds. If anyone needs any info or phone numbers to call to find out about their land you can email me at Nickyd2134@yahoo.com with the subject: El Paso Land
Parker

Bartow, FL

#55 Sep 3, 2007
We have 3 lots in Mountain Shadow Estates. Any idea of value. Any chance of them selling?

Since: Feb 07

U.S.A.

#56 Sep 4, 2007
Travolta_J wrote:
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Shrubs and fences strewn with trash - disgusting, isn't it? Resembles a dump.
Sell it to the city - they can make it a landfill.

“El Paso-A Fine Place”

Since: Apr 07

El Paso, Texas

#57 Sep 4, 2007
Horizon City is in for some big changes.. As someone identified, El Paso's biggest growth will be on the East side. Horizon is in its path...

There are some very big developers who are looking at the area east of 375 north of Montana close to Hueco Tanks... South of Montana has more challenges; quarries,, poorly developed areas, some colonias (unautherized developments)and poor infrastructure...

But all will be changing..in five to ten years you will see some large developers come in just like they did in Phoenix; just ask some of those farm communities on the outter fringes and the impact.

AS TJ has said, much of the develpoment has not been the right kind in the Horizon area..but your lots may increase in value in the next decade..Only time will tell.
dave

Redmond, WA

#58 Sep 16, 2007
We were contacted by one of the Land Auction people you see in your local fishwrap about selling. We replied w/ the appraised value and they never got back to us.
dave

Redmond, WA

#59 Sep 23, 2007
Ray wrote:
I OWN TWO LOTS IN HORZON CITY THEY ARE CORNER LOTS BACK TO BACK.....THE ADDRESS IS 436 HORIZON CITY #57 LOT 9 & 10.....1.6509 ACRES. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT WHERE THESE LOTS ARE LOCATED....ANYONE OUT THERE WITH INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
RAY
DYNA29@AOL.COM
IF YOU STILL NEED HELP,I CAN SCAN A MAP WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A GENERAL IDEA WHERE SEC.57 is
RICK

United States

#60 Oct 5, 2007
ANY ONE WITH HORIZON CITY LOTS WHO WANTS TO SELL SEND ME THE ID NUMBER AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN DO
les

United States

#61 Oct 8, 2007
Ryan Haddock wrote:
I also inherited 2 lots in the Horizon City Estates and may be interested in purchasing them from people if they are realistic as to value. I am also willing to consider partnerships.
due to the loss of my father ,my mother would like to get rid of her lot in horizon.anyone interested?
Crystal

El Paso, TX

#62 Oct 17, 2007
My family is considering buying a business on Horizon BLVD & Kenanzo St.... Does anyone know when the 500 houses are suppose to begin construction or if they are still going to build and possibly when they are suppose to be finished? Also I heard that a GECU is coming to that area as well any news, dates of when this is happening? Or does anyone know where I can find updates on the growth of this area???
email me at Crystal_Martinez_MK@yahoo.com
Christal

Eatontown, NJ

#63 Oct 21, 2007
RICK wrote:
ANY ONE WITH HORIZON CITY LOTS WHO WANTS TO SELL SEND ME THE ID NUMBER AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN DO
My father has 2 lots in the Mountain shadows Estate division which we would be happy to deed over to whoever would like to pay the back taxes on. email me at cellis2002@aol.com
Gerry

Tempe, AZ

#64 Nov 28, 2007
RICK wrote:
ANY ONE WITH HORIZON CITY LOTS WHO WANTS TO SELL SEND ME THE ID NUMBER AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN DO
Rick - Here is the legal description:
354 HORIZON CITY #48 REPLAT
38 & 39
( 24362.00 SQ FT)
Is this what you need?
I have had people approach me to purchase, but I am told by Horizon that unimproved lots can no longer legally be sold in Texas. Is this true? Thx
The Mexican

AOL

#65 Nov 30, 2007
Does big foot still wonder there abouts?

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