moving to hudspeth co
Greg

Lafayette, IN

#1 Jan 10, 2009
I am looking for some local people to help me with some questions I have. I bought some land and hoping for some helpfull residents with different subject matter as to building on this land. if you have some time and wanna help out please respond.
Concerned

College Station, TX

#2 Apr 10, 2009
I hope you didn't buy from Sunset Ranches. If you did, there is A LOT you need to know and understand about the land you bought BEFORE you build. Sunset Ranches is built on a Toxic Waste Sludge Dump. According to the TNRCC records, the dump site is located right where Sunset Ranches are selling their 20 acre tracts for $16k. Do your homework. You may not be able to sell now that you bought it.

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Since: Sep 09

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#3 Sep 20, 2009
Greg wrote:
I am looking for some local people to help me with some questions I have. I bought some land and hoping for some helpfull residents with different subject matter as to building on this land. if you have some time and wanna help out please respond.
I will help if I can...
me too

Cameron, MO

#4 Oct 10, 2009
Anyone have Info on silver spur ranch? I was going to buy 120 acres there off of county road 1111 south of I-10. The ad says there is power down the county road 1111 is this true, AND IF SO How much it will cost to set a power pole? If anyone could give me any info about the property about drilling wells or what power would cost?....ANYTHING you can tell me I WOULD REALLY BE THANKFUL!... I need to know fast. THANKS ALOT! Donna

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Since: Sep 09

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#5 Oct 11, 2009
me too wrote:
Anyone have Info on silver spur ranch? I was going to buy 120 acres there off of county road 1111 south of I-10. The ad says there is power down the county road 1111 is this true, AND IF SO How much it will cost to set a power pole? If anyone could give me any info about the property about drilling wells or what power would cost?....ANYTHING you can tell me I WOULD REALLY BE THANKFUL!... I need to know fast. THANKS ALOT! Donna
Are you speaking of land off of Indian Hot Springs Road being sold by Geronimo?
Donna

Collins, MO

#6 Oct 13, 2009
Yes, Thats right! off of Indian Hot Springs Road, sold by Geronimo from ebay. Do you know something? Bidding ends soon and I really need info. Thanks, Donna

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Since: Sep 09

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#7 Oct 13, 2009
Donna wrote:
Yes, Thats right! off of Indian Hot Springs Road, sold by Geronimo from ebay. Do you know something? Bidding ends soon and I really need info. Thanks, Donna
I was going to say that there is TONS of land being sold weekly and it seems never ending (don't get caught up in the last minute auction style fever)...there will be more land for sale there and you are only bidding on the down payment.

I bought 2 lots of 5.51 acres (11.02 acres total) outright at auction. Our land is about 12 miles south of Van Horn. I got mine for $109.00 an acre plus $249.00 fee per lot. We are happy with our purchase and would not sell. Some say that the land isn't even worth that...it is to us!

The land you are looking at is going for roughly $460.00 an acre. On Geronimos auctions, this is common. Other sellers do similar things, but Geronimo is the only one I remember that sells big lots like that with those terms. I also heard of a plae called Sunset Ranches that does the same kind of sales, but have heard some bad things about them.

If owning 120 acres is your thing, then you will not find land cheaper anywhere! In fact, you will probably be getting a better location with this particular area. I have heard of folks buying large chunks of land like this, but it is land-locked (all the land around it is owned by someone else with no road access). This set looks like it is right off a road with several of the lots touching the road. THIS IS GOOD!

The history of the land sales around Hudspeth County seem to have been going on since the seventies! It appears that some folks buy the land, can't find it, or sell it back at a loss, or let it go in a tax auction and such...the land sellers seem to recycle some land over and over!

Some folks stick it out and keep it by living on it or using it as a vacation spot.

That is not a bad location. I have not been down that way so I can not speak intelligently on that road itself, but you are close enough to I-10 to have access to just about anything, within reason.

There is mixed speculation as to the water table there, so getting anyones advise on a well is a shot in the dark. The only folks that can help you there are your neighbors...they would know. You can always have water trucked in and stored in plastic tanks and also catch the water as it falls off your roof(s) in water catchment areas like cisterns and such.

Solar power and wind turbines are a serious consideration there with generator back-up. This is an option if the power lines do not go out that way...just in case.

I would buy the land myself if I had the money...if that tells you anything. It would be worth it to me.

My direct email is mrjamestferguson@hotmail.com for quicker responses.

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Since: Sep 09

GREEN

#8 Oct 14, 2009
Did you get that land...I saw that someone got it for $150.00 down?

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Since: Sep 09

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#9 Oct 16, 2009
I am sorry I hadn't heard more from you up to this point. I wanted to give you the address to another forum where many of the issues of desert living and Hudspeth County have been discussed. There are threads there with a great amount of info that you would benefit from;

http://www.city-data.com/forum/search.php...
Donna

Cameron, MO

#10 Nov 13, 2009
I did get the land and had went out there to see it, just got back! I really liked it but there was no power there so I had to wait tell I got home to comment. It is hot and dusty there but it was great... I felt alive, hiking and hunting, & star gazing. I would still like to have the forum address as I have not really made up my mind about moving. Thanks, Donna

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Since: Sep 09

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#11 Nov 16, 2009
Donna wrote:
I would still like to have the forum address as I have not really made up my mind about moving. Thanks, Donna
I put the link to the forum at the end of my last comment...here it is;

http://www.city-data.com/forum/el-paso/207230...

This thread is part of a larger whole...there are other threads about living in Hudspeth County (you just have to ignore the thread title and read the threads to get the most out of them)

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Since: Sep 09

GREEN

#12 Nov 16, 2009
...that first link I attached doesn't seem to go anywhere...sorry!
Charlie

Newberry, FL

#13 Jun 20, 2010
I am trying to get some land in the Gun sites Subdivision can any one tell me if this area is good for setting up a farm. or what the lay out of the land is around there Thank You Charlie
jeff

Wichita, KS

#14 Oct 1, 2010
Does anyone know of any places for rent around sierra blanca I bought some land down there and I need a place to live while I build our home
mywolf2can

United States

#15 May 31, 2011
me too wrote:
Anyone have Info on silver spur ranch? I was going to buy 120 acres there off of county road 1111 south of I-10. The ad says there is power down the county road 1111 is this true, AND IF SO How much it will cost to set a power pole? If anyone could give me any info about the property about drilling wells or what power would cost?....ANYTHING you can tell me I WOULD REALLY BE THANKFUL!... I need to know fast. THANKS ALOT! Donna
I know this is old post but I was down there this day05/30/2011 this has power but not everywhere.I went about 8miles down all dirt road.it doesn't rain often but the way the road is cut I can tell the road would flood.no water.you have to drill well.an old man in a truck told me 1 well is 425 the other 500/490 ft deep that not a cheap well I buying 1 of the.last availabe lots on rd.with electric across street.also you ll need septic tank.if you did buy contact me cause im going to be probably 1 person out millons that wouldn't move there
Terry

Mount Vernon, WA

#16 Oct 21, 2012
jeff wrote:
Does anyone know of any places for rent around sierra blanca I bought some land down there and I need a place to live while I build our home
I see a lot of people on here were building homes and getting settled ....I was just wondering how everything went

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