Howard Hood


Hood Real Estate Inc. is a premier farm and ranch real estate brokerage located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. In 1992, Howard W. Hood founded Hood Real Estate Inc. with aspirations to turn his core family values and passion for real estate into a business legacy. Over the past 28 years, he has established a specialty in premier, live water, farms and ranches across the state of Texas, though he has also represented buyers from around the world. Recently, Howard’s son, Conner W. Hood, and brother, Jeffrey C. Hood, joined the family business, enabling Hood Real Estate Inc. to expand and continue providing unparalleled customer service to clients around the globe. If you are looking for expertise, diligence, and world class customer service, Hood Real Estate Inc. is the best in the business.
$1,695,000  •  292 acres
For hunters, exotic game enthusiasts and western equestrians, the ±292-acre Rockin' S Ranch, located three miles south of Menard on Highway 83, is the destination of a lifetime. The low-fenced property, nestled in a region of Texas where agriculture and open space still reign, is neighbored by large ranches. Privacy and elbow room are plentiful. Nearby San Angelo (±66 miles) and Brady (± 31 miles) put the conveniences of larger towns within easy reach. And while the ranch feels a world away from metropolitan hustle and bustle, the newly constructed, custom-designed main entrance, which features an electric gate, is only a two-hour drive from San Antonio and just about two-and-a-half hours from Austin. Live oak mottes and small clumps of cedar dot the rolling terrain. The brush has been carefully sculpted so that patches of wildlife habitat providing food and cover are interspersed with open, native range. Game includes native white-tailed deer and free-ranging Axis. Good ranch roads give easy access to the entire ranch. Currently used for breeding exotic game, the ranch features a 12-acre, high-fenced breeding pen outfitted to meet the animals' water needs. A windmill, equipped with a storage tank, provides water for wildlife in an in-ground water trough. The storage tank is also connected to the rain collection system at the ranch's log cabin as a back-up water supply. An RO system, located in the pump house, purifies the water for the dwelling. The one-bedroom/one-bath log cabin includes a kitchen (all appliances convey) and a living space. Situated on a hill overlooking an open pasture, the cabin's 48-foot back porch is an ideal location to watch wildlife as the sun puts on the daily display that makes West Texas sunsets legendary. Another porch of equal size overlooks the northeast side of the ranch. Those who enjoy horses will appreciate the riding/roping arena, round pen, tack shed and riding trails. Two broadcast game feeders and two fiberglass hunting blinds will convey with the sale. The current inventory of exotic hoofstock can be negotiated and purchased separately. The ranch lies within the Menard ISD. Cell phones and internet are operable at the Rockin' S. Whether you're looking to get away for the weekend or to embrace the rural lifestyle full-time, the Rockin' S Ranch is a worthy place to stake a claim. To explore the possibilities of the Rockin' S Ranch for yourself, contact Conner Hood with Hood Real Estate Inc. at (830) 928-2317. The ranch is listed for $1,695,000.
$2,101,000  •  191 acres
Located 30 minutes west of San Antonio, the 191± acre Verde Creek Farm in Medina County offers the best of Hill Country living within easy reach of big city amenities. To make access easy, the ranch fronts on FM 2676. With 1,893± feet of Verde Creek, the low-fenced ranch is home to the sparkle and splash of live water. Overall the terrain is very gently rolling with several cultivated fields. The fields could be converted to food plots to supplement the native whitetails and dove. With 1,893± feet of Verde Creek, the low-fenced ranch is home to the sparkle and splash of live water. In addition to the existing farmhouse, there is an old Alsatian rock house dating to the late 1800s on the property; both could be renovated to modern standards or a new dream home could be built on sites throughout the ranch. In addition, the ranch includes a small barn with an attached car port and 1 water well with a submersible pump as well as 2 Yancey water meters to supply the property.
$29,500,000  •  1,313.5 acres
Two Creeks Ranch, ±1,313.5 acres located just 30 minutes west of San Antonio in Medina County, is a memory-making, live-water destination designed to make family, friends or business associates feel right at home in natural Texas. This wing-shooters paradise has been used as a corporate retreat to entertain up to 24 people per weekend, but it is equally suited as a private family getaway or a rental property. The ranch can also generate income from wildlife and agriculture including a 500-tree irrigated pecan orchard. The Land Nestled in an ecological transition zone, Two Creeks offers the beautiful live water and legacy oaks and native pecans of the Hill Country and the varied brush and bull mesquite that marks superlative wildlife habitat in South Texas. The Water Year-round Verde Creek through the ranch for about 2.5 miles on the east, providing private access to both banks. Hondo Creek runs along the south border for about 1.85 miles. The 7-acre lake is stocked with bass for angling fun is also a prized swimming hole. Two Creeks Ranch has five water wells including two Edwards Aquifer irrigation wells: one with 276 acre-feet of base Edwards Aquifer water and the other with 60 acre-feet of transferable Edwards water. The property also boasts six center pivots. The Wildlife Two Creeks has been managed primarily for doves, but whitetail deer, feral hogs, free-ranging exotics and many non-game species call the low-fenced ranch home. The Lifestyle Shooting Guests can sharpen their shooting skills at the 5-stand skeet range outfitted with 6 movable trap houses, and then congregate at the ±945-square foot Gun Room with a wet bar and gun lockers. A nearby ±1,850-square-foot covered porch area allows the party to move outside. Accommodations Two identical ±3,130-square-foot dogtrot lodges crafted from reclaimed barnwood serve as the main compound’s focal point. Each lodge sleeps up to 12 people and features spacious front and back porches. The downstairs encompasses ±2,072 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms with private baths. The upstairs features 2 king suites with private baths. A short walk brings guests to the well-designed ±11,600-square-foot Party Barn that puts entertainment ranging from a wet bar to video games, dining, storage and work space under one roof. The dining hall with a mesquite-topped bar and the state-of-the-art, custom chef’s commercial kitchen encompass about 2,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 50 guests for special events. Party Barn also has a ±3,000-square-foot covered porch with large outdoor fans, a fire pit, an outdoor bar and more. An outdoor pass-through transitions into a ±3,600-square-foot work barn with a gym and loft storage area. In addition, there are 3 small apartments with private baths, ranging from ±180 square feet to ±430 square feet. Two Creeks’ second compound, with two homes and a large storage barn, is just a short drive to the west over improved ranch roads. The newly renovated, two-story 2-bedroom/3-bath Casa Verde House encompasses ±2,000 square feet with the bonus of a wraparound porch. The nearby 3-bedroom/2-bath Ranchero House with a front porch and screened porch includes a kitchen, office, laundry room, covered carport and detached game room. The 3-bedroom/2-bath Bader House that includes a loft serves as employee housing. Infrastructure The Two Creeks Outpost, converted from the original New Fountain Post Office, is a multi-purpose facility. Another structure, the former New Fountain Café, awaits the new owner's personal stamp. The main compound includes ±800-square-foot Laundry Building and is conveniently located in the main compound. The ±5,900-square-foot Maintenance Barn, houses a covered game cleaning station a walk-in refrigerator, freezer, restrooms and additional storage. The Hangar Barn provides ±22,500-square-feet of storage. All furnishings with the dogtrots as well as the entertainment area and commercial kitchen transfer with the sale. Call Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Listed for $29.5 million.
Contact for Price  •  4,107 acres
Los Canones Ranch is a completely outfitted dream for a family seeking a private getaway, a CEO searching for a corporate retreat, or an investor looking for a turnkey commercial hunting operation. Located 40 miles southwest of Rocksprings, the completely high-fenced ranch, which features a lighted helipad and has been approved as the site of a 4,200-foot landing strip, has both privacy and accessibility. Larger aircraft can land at the Del Rio International Airport, which is a short 40-minute drive. The ranch is transected by 20 miles of all-weather roads, which are supplemented by host of secondary roads. The land itself offers a changing panorama of sweeping views, ruggedly beautiful canyons, limestone caves, and valleys forested with a mix of pion pine, walnut, cedar, mountain laurel, persimmon and a variety of oaks. The diverse habitat is home to well-managed populations of native and exotic wildlife, including white-tailed deer, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, scimitar-horned oryx, gemsbok antelope, aoudad sheep, red sheep, Rio Grande turkeys and dove. Ranch inventory includes all the necessary feeders, blinds and watering stations to support a wildlife enterprise as well as a 15,000 square-foot equipment building and an 800 square-foot shop to keep the operation running smoothly. Five water wells supply adequate water and the water distribution system includes 200,000 gallons of freshwater storage. When it is time to come inside, the 5,200-square-foot lodge, reminiscent of those found in the Rocky Mountains, is the perfect place to relax. The lodge, with its soaring ceilings, native rock floors and dry-stacked stone fireplace, has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths, easily accommodating family, friends and colleagues. To further enhance the experience, the lodge boasts a heated, saltwater swimming pool and Jacuzzi right outside. In addition, the ranch includes a bunk house, a pilots home, a ranch managers home, and quarters for ranch employees. Los Canones Ranch offers a rare opportunity for buyers who want to enjoy the opportunities of ranch ownership immediately. All ranch equipment, furnishings and household goods convey with the purchase, so the new owners can begin living their dreams without delay. Please contact for price. To claim this dream for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood for a private showing 830-739-3815.
$150,000,000  •  17,132 acres
The 17,132-acre Rancho Agua Grande, located 25 miles northwest of Uvalde where South Texas, West Texas and the Hill Country meet, is one of largest live water ranches for sale in Texas. Year-round Live Oak Creek, fed by more than 30 springs, bisects the ranch from north to south for about seven miles. The line between Uvalde and Kinney counties is on a similar north-south axis. The shady pecan bottom along the creek stands in contrast to the rugged hills and deep canyons that characterize the transitional landscape. The ranch is home to Boiling Mountain, the highest peak in Uvalde County, and Salmon Peak, the highest point in Kinney County. Because three eco regions converge on the Rancho Agua Grande, the vegetation is diverse ranging from pinon pines to live oaks and mesquites, huisache, guajillo and black brush. Its a feast for human eyes and a natural buffet for wildlife. Live Oak Creek is a calling card for the ranches native and exotic wildlife. They gather to drink and loaf under the trees making it easy to view some of the more than 40 species of game from around the globe that roam the property. Its possible to see kangaroos, camels, zebras, gemsbok, sable, water buffalo, white bison, Iranian red sheep, scimitar-horned oryx and water bucks just to name a few in a single afternoon. Whitetails, turkey, dove and a limited population of quail are native to the ranch. More than 50 miles of high-fence encircle the perimeter keeping the desirable managed wildlife inside and the free-ranging game out. With the rich, abundant diversity of wildlife, its no wonder that Rancho Agua Grande is considered one of the nations premier hunting destinations. Currently, its run as an exclusive commercial hunting operation, and as such has served as the backdrop for numerous high-profile hunting shows. The ranch is managed under an MLDP Level 3 permit and features 30+ feeders and hunting blinds located to make the most of the extended season. Because both banks of Live Oak Creek are within the ranches borders, the access is completely controlled and completely private. The only tubers, kayakers or anglers enjoying the crystalline, rock-bottomed stream will be those you invite. The creeks flow is slowed and pooled by 10 dams strategically placed along its route. Numerous lakes, some large enough to jet ski on, dot the landscape. Catfish, bass and bream swim in the clear water. The groundwater is as plentiful as the surface water and there are many water wells distributed over the ranch. In an arid climate, water has long been the lands most highly valued asset. Native Americans relied on the life-giving water as evidenced by the numerous undisturbed Indian mounds and middens located in close proximity to the creek. Lumbering dinosaurs pressed tracks into once soft mud that hardened protecting the imprint from the ravages of time. The limestone hills are pocked by caves including some that cut deeply beneath the earth and invite exploration. After a long day of adventures, the 6,000 square foot lodge with its antique bar, dance floor and bandstand is the perfect place to relax. With a capacity of 250 people, the lodge is also an ideal site for events such weddings, meetings or reunions. An additional 2,300 square foot of covered porches accommodate an even larger party. The lodges expansive main room is bookended by massive fireplaces that stretch from the floor to the vaulted log ceiling that soars 34 feet above. A game loft features a pool table, darts, poker and Big Buck Hunter, a popular arcade game. Guests will enjoy their stays in one of the eight antique cabins dating to the mid-19th century. These cabins were transplanted from the mountains of Kentucky where pioneering families called them home. The cabins have been restored and updated so they meet the most discriminating standards for modern convenience and rustic elegance. Most include a Jacuzzi tub, a kitchenette and a spacious living room and can sleep three to six guests depending on the cabins size and arrangement. Other residences include the managers house and the cooler house, both of which are three bedroom/one bath cabins. Numerous equipment sheds, storage buildings as well as a meat processing room with a walk-in cooler round out the ranchs infrastructure. A blacktop road runs from the main entrance to the main compound. Access is ensured by a permanent easement. For those who prefer the convenience of air travel, Rancho Agua Grande has a 5,800 foot x 70 foot instrument marked, painted and lighted runway that is completely surrounded by a high-fence ensuring that the airstrip is always clear. Jet fuel is available in Uvalde, which is 25 minutes away by car. Rancho Agua Grande is the place for people who appreciate superlatives. Its ideally suited for a commercial hunting destination, a corporate retreat, an events center or an enviable private ranch open only to family and friends. Within its fences, everything is possible . To see the unique splendor and unlimited potential of the Rancho Agua Grande for yourself, contact Howard W. Hood at (830) 739-3815. Please contact for price.
Hood Real Estate Inc.

Howard Hood
222 Sidney Baker South
Kerrville, TX 78028

Mobile: 830-739-3815
Office: 830-896-0510
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