Stephen Schwartz


Stephen Schwartz was raised in East Texas, where he graduated from White Oak High School. Most of his childhood was spent hunting and fishing in the woods of East Texas, where he learned at a very young age to respect the outdoors. Following his interests, he graduated from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Systems Management with an emphasis on rangeland and wetland management. After he graduated he began working in the engineering department at the TXU Martin Lake Mines. He then worked for over a decade in the mining industry. For the first 7 years he worked in engineering as a surveyor and long-range planner, where he designed and led the construction of various projects ranging from initial clearing and mining activities, to permanent reclamation. Along with that he developed a special interest in land reclamation where he had hands on experience with many extensive watershed management projects. He also had a hand in developing many of the ponds, wetlands and reforested acres that are now enjoyed by many. He then spent the next 4 years as an operations supervisor learning the big picture of the entire mining process, further developing his leadership skills in managing people, money and machines. Overall he has gained a unique perspective in the importance of sound land stewardship and how vital it is to a successful ranching operation. His unique skill set enables him to clearly visualize a property’s potential and effectively communicate that to potential buyers. He is dedicated to use that knowledge to better understand the needs of each client and will go the extra mile to ensure they are met. Stephen is a committed steward of the land which shows through continuing his education through the Quality Deer Management Association as a level 2 Deer Steward, which specifically focuses on intensive management for white-tailed deer. He has also been an active member of several conservation organizations such as Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Delta Waterfowl, Quality Deer Management Association, Trout Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation. Stephen is a committed husband to his wife, Lacie of 6 years, and new father to his son, West. He is a deacon at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview and enjoys spending as much time as he can in the outdoors with both his wife and son.
$383,800  •  49.33 acres
Overview: Long Branch Estate is a private, well-kept property providing a turnkey destination in desirable area of eastern Upshur County. The property consists of a recently renovated farm house, incredible rolling topography, mature hardwood timber, a 6.5+/- ac spring-fed lake, a duck slough and plenty of trails to access it all. The property is perfectly suited for a weekend getaway where the kids can safely roam the trails, fish from the lake or play in the expansive manicured areas around the home. There is an additional home site prepared with a deep water well and electricity if the new owner would like to add another structure. Surrounded by similar properties, and within close proximity of town, this property provides an opportunity for a private yet convenient retreat for the whole family.Location: Long Branch Estate is located just west of the quaint town of Ore City and has true end-of-the-road privacy with frontage along Reddick Road for all weather access. The property is also conveniently located only 6.8 miles from Diana, 17 miles from Longview, and only 141 miles east of Dallas (~2hr, 18min drive).Improvements: Long Branch Estate features a newly renovated ~1,840 SF farm house with new carpet, interior paint and tile flooring. The house has 3 bedrooms and two full baths with a generously sized kitchen and an excellent view of the lake to the east. There are two water wells for the house and a new water well and electric meter at the prepared house pad on the southern end of the property. Other improvements include an older barn with additional covered storage area and a mature 6.5+/- acre spring-fed lake.Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster Bermuda pastures which are dominate to native grasses on the property. Tree cover consists of native hardwoods and pine including a variety of oaks, elm, black gum, hickory, dogwood, and some pine. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful in the timber on the east side of the lake and along the creeks which provide ample habitat for wildlife.Water: The property is well watered with a spring-fed 6.5+/- ac lake, centrally located that is fully stocked with bass, bream, and catfish. Several tributaries feed into this lake which all aid in maintaining reliable water levels throughout the year. There is also a duck slough/wetland area located southeast of the lake that could be further developed for waterfowling hunting opportunities.Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with approximately 45 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy from most any direction. The majority of the open areas are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing ease for maintenance. Such diversity offers the landowner several additional options for potential building locations for an additional home site and abundant recreational opportunities.Wildlife and fisheries: This property has not been hunted in recent years, however there is an abundance of deer in this part of Upshur County that frequent the property and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. Fishing can be enjoyed from the 6.5+/- acre lake which sits below the current home. Waterfowl also frequent the lake in the fall/winter season as well as nesting wood ducks and Canada geese in the spring.Minerals: Surface only.Easements: Two easements for electric lines.Utilities: UREC Electricity runs along the west and south boundaries to the home and additional home site. Deep water wells provide the water to the main home and home site as well.Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details.Schools: Ore City ISDPrice: $383,800 ($7,779.84/acre)Contact:Stephen Schwartz- Agent, 903-738-7882
$987,500  •  226 acres
Overview: We are pleased to present Pine Hill Ranch North, a well-balanced, turn-key combination ranch in North Central Anderson County. From the rolling, improved pastures to the wooded creek bottoms, the ranch is well suited for both livestock and recreation.Pine Hill Ranch is a quality combination ranch offering a private getaway and an excellent ranch to hunt, farm, and spend time with the kids. Over 3 miles of established roads and trails meander across the rolling, dramatic topography reaching each corner of the ranch. The combination of improved pastures and native timber fosters productive grasses and abundant wildlife habitat year-round. The property is private and secluded offering the new owners a true piece of Piney Woods paradise. Paved road frontage provides all weather access to the ranch house. Quality deer management over the years has produced both abundant and attractive native white-tailed deer, a growing Eastern turkey population and migratory birds such as dove and waterfowl. Couple that with the improved pastures, native timber, and spring-fed water, you can literally do it all with this unique combination of recreational and agricultural attributes.Location/Local Touring Attractions: Pine Hill Ranch is equidistant from both Athens & Palestine, TX. (18 - 22miles). Located ~95 minutes southeast of Dallas and ~45 minutes southwest of Tyler, the ranch offers convenient proximity for the primary or second home resident.For the evenings when you don't feel like cooking dinner, you'll have multiple options to choose from. The charming, small country towns of Athens and Palestine are great options if you need a good restaurant, groceries, supplies or other services. Both you and your guests alike will enjoy the laid-back pace of life that East Texas provides.Local Attractions: Texas Freshwater Fishery (Athens), 3 P's and a Vine Winery (Athens), Tara Vineyard & Winery (Athens), Athens Brewing Co., Castle Oaks Winery, Lake Athens, Athens Country Club and Lake Palestine.Improvements: Located on the north end of the ranch, a nice 1,566 SF home provides a turn-key residence that is ready to enjoy.The home features three bedrooms and two baths with new appliances and all of the comforts of home. The home features several updates throughout and a new roof on the exterior. The home site offers copious storage including a spacious 2-car garage, out building and an as new storage container to boot! Once you drive past the house, dramatic rolling hills greet you as you drop down into the wooded creek bottom. The pastures have been managed, sprayed and are currently being lightly grazed by cattle. Between the pastures and along the creeks, native timber and abundant browse provide quality habitat for deer and other wildlife.Surface Water & Fisheries: On the north west portion of the ranch, a prolific spring feeds a wetland year-round and provides the new owners with a solid opportunity for waterfowl habitat. The wetland is surrounded by native timber providing cover and an ideal location to further develop a prime waterfowl hunting area. In addition to the wetland, there is one stock tank available for wildlife and livestock on this portion of the ranch. Multiple wet-weather creeks offer seasonal water flow including one that flows south from the spring-fed wetland.Wildlife & Hunting: Native wildlife on Pine Hill Ranch North are abundant and quite diverse. White-tailed deer, Eastern turkey, waterfowl, Fox and Grey squirrels, fox, bobcats, dove and many other varmints can be found year-round. The property has been managed with Quality Deer Management principles and is turn-key for the new owners to enjoy this coming fall. This is evident when touring the property as you'll find some of the most preferred native forage across the ranch. Plants such as American Beautyberry, Pokeweed, Dogwood, Sumac, Greenbrier, Honeysuckle, and Muscadine make up substantial browse resources. Wildlife feeders and food plot locations have been established. Food plot locations will be re-planted again in early September.Livestock/hay production: The ranch features over 65 acres of improved, fertile pastures where Coastal and Common Bermuda grasses are dominate over native grasses. The pastures have just been sprayed and are in good condition for grazing and/or future hay production. Most of the pastures are well-drained and are accessible by a pickup truck and/or UTV.Topography: The topography is breath taking as it rolls throughout the entire ranch with elevation changes surrounding the drainages and ridges on the property. The ranch has a high point of ~560 feet above sea level and a low of ~420 feet above sea level.Soils: Clay dependent Darco, Kirvin, and Tenaha soils dominate the landscape while sandy to fine sandy loams foster healthy timber, grasses and woody browse.Airports: Athens Municipal (F44)- 20 min. from Pine Hill Ranch; Cherokee County Airport- Jet Fuel & Maintenance Available - 52 min from the property; Passenger Full-Service Airports - Tyler Pounds Regional 56 min from the ranch.Hospitals: UT Health - Athens (21 min); Christus Trinity Mother Frances - Athens (21 min); Christus Mother Frances- Tyler (60 min).Directions: From Dallas- take Highway175 southeast for ~70 miles to Athens and exit onto TX-7 Loop. Next, exit to Hwy. 19 follow for 21 miles to FM 837. Turn east onto FM 837 and travel 4.4 miles to County Road 445. Turn south on County Road 445 and travel 0.8 miles to the ranch's entrance on the west side of the road at the gated entrance with the white fence.Easements: Easements known to Broker are for residential utilities (electricity and rural water supply).Utilities: Electric is provided by TVEC and community water is available on CR 445.Taxes: Pine Hill Ranch carries an Ag/Timber exemption across the entire property.Minerals: Surface only. The Seller represents no mineral ownership.Asking Price: $987,500 ($4,369/acre)Additional Acreage: The Owner is willing to sell an adjoining 600+/- acres to the south if desired. Ask Broker for details.Contact:Stephen Schwartz, Sales Agent, 903-738-7882Casey Berley, Broker Associate, 214-422-7253
$3,250,000  •  600 acres
Overview: We are pleased to present Pine Hill Ranch South; one of the most unique and productive recreational properties in Anderson County. It is rare to find a ranch managed with such attention to detail and adherence to land stewardship. From the majestic stands of marketable timber and exquisitely managed habitat to the meticulous manner in which the lake was constructed, Pine Hill Ranch is THE ranch for discerning sportsman.Pine Hill Ranch South is a prime recreational ranch offering the best in its class for even the most sophisticated Buyer. Nearly 8 miles of established roads and trails meander across the rolling, dramatic topography reaching each corner of the ranch while accessing some of the best timber in East Texas. The combination of planted and native timber resembles that of a state park in its best condition and fosters abundant wildlife and habitat year-round. The property is private and secluded offering the new owners a true piece of Piney Woods paradise. A home site location has been established overlooking the 20+/- ac lake and is lined with dogwoods and a sunrise view complimented by peace and quiet. Quality deer management over the years has produced both abundant and attractive native white-tailed deer, a growing Eastern turkey population and migratory birds such as dove and waterfowl.Location/Local Touring Attractions: Pine Hill Ranch South is equidistant from both Athens & Palestine, TX. (18 - 22miles), ~95 minutes southeast of Dallas, ~45 minutes southwest of Tyler.For the evenings when you don't feel like cooking dinner, you'll have multiple options to choose from. The charming, small country towns of Athens and Palestine are great options if you need a good restaurant, groceries, supplies or other services. Both you and your guests alike will enjoy the laid-back pace of life that East Texas provides.Local Attractions: Texas Freshwater Fishery (Athens), 3 P's and a Vine Winery (Athens), Tara Vineyard & Winery (Athens), Athens Brewing Co., Castle Oaks Winery, Lake Athens, and Athens Country Club and Lake Palestine.Improvements: Much of the heavy lifting tasks have been completed on Pine Hill Ranch. Paved county road provides all - weather access to the property on the west side's newly high - fenced border. Over 6,500' of high tensile net wire fencing is currently being installed to help manage the deer on the west side of the ranch. The owners have also recently finished a 20+/- acre lake specifically designed for growing trophy Largemouth Bass. The intentionality and effort in constructing this lake spared no expense. From choosing the ideal location to the attention to detail in construction of the lake, the stage is set for a truly remarkable fishery. Lake construction was complete in March of 2020 and plans are in place to start stocking baitfish this coming spring.Along with the new fencing, a high-performance water well was installed near the lake with underground electricity to help supplement the water level in drought conditions. See details below in the Surface Water & Fisheries section.Nearly 8 miles of established roads network themselves across the ranch to provide access to all corners of the landscape. Along those trails, eight different areas exist for white-tail hunting and food plot locations. Much of the management of the ranch was done with recreation and hunting in mind as you'll find abundant forage and browse from fence to fence.A scenic home site location was mulched on a hill overlooking the lake. The site is nestled among mature dogwoods and towering pines providing ultimate aesthetics, privacy, and an incredible sunrise view.Surface Water & Fisheries: The ranch features a brand-new 20+/- acre lake that was just finished in March of 2020. The utmost intentionality was used in the construction of this lake. The owners had many goals with this lake, the #1 being trophy bass. Premiere biologists and fisheries experts were consulted for months on end prior to the construction phase to make sure the recipe was just right to have a trophy bass fishery. Everything from its location, size, watershed, and construction speak to these goals. The secret to trophy bass fisheries is managing the inflow of water. If the owners can control the inflow of water, then they can intensely manage the fishery from top to bottom.A high output well was dug near the lake to help supplement the water level during drought conditions. This well is drilled into a sub crop aquifer (above potable water) tapping into the mineral rich abundant water tables found in this geographical area. This is a preferred method for supplementing a lake due to the quality of the water and its chemistry. The well is currently being used to help fill the lake and well suited with a 6'' line and large pump.The lake was built by a well-known lake builder in the area and is outfitted with an earthen emergency spillway as well as a siphon system to maximize oxygenation when draining water once levels exceed normal pool. The lake also features numerous brush piles and structures placed throughout the bottom of the lake at all depths in addition to graveled areas specifically designed for spawning beds.The lake was purposely crafted in surrounding mature timber for the utmost privacy and seclusion. One of the more unique qualities of the lake is the number of Dogwood that grow around the lake and other locations on the property. The lake will be an absolute sight to behold come spring when they have bloomed!Wildlife & Hunting: In terms of wildlife, Pine Hill Ranch South has both abundance and diversity. White-tailed deer, eastern turkey, both fox and grey squirrels, fox, bobcats, dove and many other varmints can be found year-round. The property has been managed with Quality Deer Management principles and is turnkey for the new owners to enjoy this coming fall. This is evident when touring the property as you'll find some of the most preferred native forage in abundance across the ranch. Plants such as American Beautyberry, Pokeweed, Dogwood, Sumac, Greenbrier, Honeysuckle, and Muscadine to name a few. Wildlife feeders and food plot locations have been established. Food plot locations will be re-planted again in early September. The property also has a uniquely healthy population of Eastern Turkeys. This is a direct result of quality habitat and efforts from Texas Parks & Wildlife as well as the National Wild Turkey Foundation. These two organizations collaborated to provide several 'super stockings" from 2015-2020. Pine Hill Ranch is fortunate to be located in close proximity of two of the sites that have been continually restocked and the result has been incredible. Even though there isn't currently a turkey season for Anderson County, their populations are holding in hopes of bringing turkey season back to this portion of East Texas.Timber: The timber at Pine Hill Ranch is both copious and productive. There are few timbered tracts in East Texas that are this superabundant with both pine and hardwoods while carrying the highest and best use of recreation. The Loblolly Pine timber was hand planted in such a way where the native hardwoods among it can thrive and still develop naturally while providing forage and cover for wildlife. The timbers' current stage is prime, mature, and rests in its best and most productive life stage. The spacing among the trees allows just enough sunlight through the canopy to foster a healthy amount of native forage- ideal for deer and turkey.The vast majority of the Pine timber is mostly in the saw log age class, providing the new owner with a considerable income opportunity. Pine timber is planted on approximately 500 of the 599 acres and has been intensely managed under the care of a respected East Texas forester. That management plan/personnel can transfer with the property if the future owner desires. The supplemental income potential makes it possible to continue to improve the ranch and develop its infrastructure to taste.The hardwood timber consists of Red Oak varieties, Post Oak, Blackjack Oak, Water Oak, Rough and Smooth Bark Hickory, Dogwood and Elm trees. The hardwoods provide excellent acorn production and supplement the native white-tail forage across the ranch.The ranch is scheduled for a controlled burn this coming winter/spring and will do well on a 2-4-year rotation moving forward. This will assist the new owners in maintaining the "park like" appearance that the timber presents in a cost-efficient manner.Topography: The topography is breath taking as it rolls throughout the entire ranch with elevation changes surrounding the drainages and ridges on the property. The ranch has a high point of ~660 feet above sea level and a low of ~470 feet above sea level.Soils: Clay dependent Darco, Kirvin, and Tenaha soils dominate the landscape while sandy to fine sandy loams foster healthy timber, grasses and woody browse.Airports: Athens Municipal (F44)- 20 min. from Pine Hill Ranch; Cherokee County Airport- Jet Fuel & Maintenance Available - 52 min from Ranch; Passenger Full-Service Airports - Tyler Pounds Regional 56 min from the property.Hospitals: UT Health - Athens (21 min); Christus Trinity Mother Frances - Athens (21 min); Christus Mother Frances- Tyler (60 min).Directions: From Dallas- take Highway175 southeast for ~70 miles to Athens and exit onto TX-7 Loop. Next, exit to Hwy. 19 follow for 23 miles to County Road 465. Turn east on County Road 465 and travel 2.2 miles to County Road 404. Turn north on County Road 404 and travel 0.3 miles to the ranch's entrance on the east side of the road.Easements: Easements known to Broker are for residential utilities (electricity and rural water supply) in addition to one abandoned gas pipeline easement.Utilities: Electric is provided by TVEC and community water is available on CR 404.Taxes: Taxes for 2019 were $3,087. Pine Hill Ranch carries an Ag/Timber exemption across the entire property.Minerals: Surface only.Asking Price: $3,250,000 ($5,417/acre)Additional Acreage: The Owner is willing to sell an additional 226+/- acres contiguous to the north of this tract. Ask Broker for details.Contact:Stephen Schwartz, Sales Agent903-738-7882Casey Berley, Broker Associate214-422-7253Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$4,237,500  •  826 acres
Overview: We are pleased to present Pine Hill Ranch; one of the most unique and productive recreational properties in Anderson County. It is rare to find a ranch managed with such attention to detail and adherence to land stewardship. From the rolling open improved pastures to the majestic stands of marketable timber and exquisitely managed habitat to the meticulous manner in which the lake was constructed, Pine Hill Ranch is THE ranch for discerning sportsman.Pine Hill Ranch is a prime combination ranch offering the best in its class for even the most sophisticated Buyer. Nearly 12 miles of established roads and trails meander across the rolling, dramatic topography reaching each corner of the ranch while accessing some of the best timber in East Texas. The combination of planted and native timber on the southern portion resembles that of a state park in its best condition and fosters abundant wildlife and habitat year-round. The property is private and secluded offering the new owners a true piece of Piney Woods paradise. A home site location has been established overlooking the 20+/- ac lake and is lined with dogwoods and a sunrise view complimented by peace and quiet. Quality deer management over the years has produced both abundant and attractive native white-tailed deer, a growing Eastern turkey population and migratory birds such as dove and waterfowl. Couple that with the improved pastures, native timber, and ranch house to the north, you can literally do it all with this unique combination of recreational and agricultural attributes.Location/Local Touring Attractions: Pine Hill Ranch is equidistant from both Athens & Palestine, TX. (18 - 22miles), ~95 minutes southeast of Dallas, ~45 minutes southwest of Tyler.For the evenings when you don't feel like cooking dinner, you'll have multiple options to choose from. The charming, small country towns of Athens and Palestine are great options if you need a good restaurant, groceries, supplies or other services. Both you and your guests alike will enjoy the laid-back pace of life that East Texas provides.Local Attractions: Texas Freshwater Fishery (Athens), 3 P's and a Vine Winery (Athens), Tara Vineyard & Winery (Athens), Athens Brewing Co., Castle Oaks Winery, Lake Athens, and Athens Country Club and Lake Palestine.Improvements: On the north end of the ranch you'll find a 1,566 SF home that provides a turnkey home that is ready to enjoy. The home features three bedrooms and two baths with new appliances and all of the comforts of home. The home features several updates throughout, a new roof, and other improvements. There is a 2-car garage with storage and an additional out building and storage container. Once you drive past the house, dramatic rolling hills greet you as you drop down into the wooded creek bottom. The pastures have been managed, sprayed and are currently being grazed at the moment. Separating the pastures and along the creeks one will find native timber and abundant native browse providing habitat for deer and other wildlife.On the south end of the ranch much of the heavy lifting tasks have been completed. Paved county road provides all - weather access to the property on the west side's newly high - fenced border. Over 6,500' of high tensile net wire fencing is currently being installed to help manage the deer on the west side of the ranch. The owners have also recently finished a 20+/- acre lake specifically designed for growing trophy Largemouth Bass. The intentionality and effort in constructing this lake spared no expense. From choosing the ideal location to the attention to detail in construction of the lake, the stage is set for a truly remarkable fishery. Lake construction was complete in March of 2020 and plans are in place to start stocking baitfish this coming spring.Along with the new fencing, a high-performance water well was installed near the lake with underground electricity to help supplement the water level in drought conditions. See details below in the Surface Water & Fisheries section.Nearly 8 miles of established roads network themselves across the ranch to provide access to all corners of the landscape. Along those trails, eight different areas exist for white-tail hunting and food plot locations. Much of the management of the ranch was done with recreation and hunting in mind as you'll find abundant forage and browse from fence to fence.A scenic home site location was mulched on a hill overlooking the lake. The site is nestled among mature dogwoods and towering pines providing ultimate aesthetics, privacy, and an incredible sunrise view.Surface Water & Fisheries: The ranch features a brand-new 20+/- acre lake on the south end that was just finished in March of 2020. The utmost intentionality was used in the construction of this lake. The owners had many goals with this lake, the #1 being trophy bass. Premiere biologists and fisheries experts were consulted for months on end prior to the construction phase to make sure the recipe was just right to have a trophy bass fishery. Everything from its location, size, watershed, and construction speak to these goals. The secret to trophy bass fisheries is managing the inflow of water. If the owners can control the inflow of water, then they can intensely manage the fishery from top to bottom.A high output well was dug near the lake to help supplement the water level during drought conditions. This well is drilled into a sub crop aquifer (above potable water) tapping into the mineral rich abundant water tables found in this geographical area. This is a preferred method for supplementing a lake due to the quality of the water and its chemistry. The well is currently being used to help fill the lake and well suited with a 6'' line and large pump.The lake was built by a well-known lake builder in the area and is outfitted with an earthen emergency spillway as well as a siphon system to maximize oxygenation when draining water once levels exceed normal pool. The lake also features numerous brush piles and structures placed throughout the bottom of the lake at all depths in addition to graveled areas specifically designed for spawning beds.The lake was purposely crafted in surrounding mature timber for the utmost privacy and seclusion. One of the more unique qualities of the lake is the number of Dogwood that grow around the lake and other locations on the property. The lake will be an absolute sight to behold come spring when they have bloomed!On the north end a prolific spring feeds a wetland year-round and provides the new owners with a solid opportunity for waterfowl habitat. The wetland is surrounded by native timber and cover and would be an ideal location to further develop a prime waterfowl hunting area. In addition to the wetland, there is one stock tank available for wildlife and livestock on this portion of the ranch as well as several wet-weather creeks with season flow and one creek that flows south from the spring-fed wetland.Wildlife & Hunting: In terms of wildlife, Pine Hill Ranch has both abundance and diversity. White-tailed deer, eastern turkey, waterfowl, both fox and grey squirrels, fox, bobcats, dove and many other varmints can be found year-round. The property has been managed with Quality Deer Management principles and is turnkey for the new owners to enjoy this coming fall. This is evident when touring the property as you'll find some of the most preferred native forage in abundance across the ranch. Plants such as American Beautyberry, Pokeweed, Dogwood, Sumac, Greenbrier, Honeysuckle, and Muscadine to name a few. Wildlife feeders and food plot locations have been established. Food plot locations will be re-planted again in early September.Timber: The timber at Pine Hill Ranch is both copius and productive. There are few timbered tracts in East Texas that are this superabundant with both pine and hardwoods while carrying the highest and best use of recreation. The Loblolly Pine timber was hand planted in such a way where the native hardwoods among it can thrive and still develop naturally while providing forage and cover for wildlife. The timbers' current stage is prime, mature, and rests in its best and most productive life stage. The spacing among the trees allows just enough sunlight through the canopy to foster a healthy amount of native forage- ideal for deer and turkey.The vast majority of the Pine timber is mostly in the saw log age class, providing the new owner with a considerable income opportunity. Pine timber is planted on approximately 500 of the 599 acres and has been intensely managed under the care of a respected East Texas forester. That management plan/personnel can transfer with the property if the future owner desires. The supplemental income potential makes it possible to continue to improve the ranch and develop its infrastructure to taste.The hardwood timber consists of Red Oak varieties, Post Oak, Blackjack Oak, Water Oak, Rough and Smooth Bark Hickory, Dogwood and Elm trees. The hardwoods provide excellent acorn production and supplement the native white-tail forage across the ranch.The ranch is scheduled for a controlled burn this coming winter/spring and will do well on a 2-4-year rotation moving forward. This will assist the new owners in maintaining the "park like" appearance that the timber presents in a cost-efficient manner.Livestock/hay production: The northern portion of the ranch features over 65 acres of improved, fertile pastures where Coastal and Common Bermuda grasses are dominate over native grasses. The pastures have just been sprayed and are in prime condition to be grazed or converted over into hay production. Most of the pastures are well-drained and are accessible in both a pickup truck and/or UTV.Topography: The topography is breath taking as it rolls throughout the entire ranch with elevation changes surrounding the drainages and ridges on the property. The ranch has a high point of ~660 feet above sea level and a low of ~420 feet above sea level.Soils: Clay dependent Darco, Kirvin, and Tenaha soils dominate the landscape while sandy to fine sandy loams foster healthy timber, grasses and woody browse.Airports: Athens Municipal (F44)- 20 min. from Pine Hill Ranch; Cherokee County Airport- Jet Fuel & Maintenance Available - 52 min from Ranch; Passenger Full-Service Airports - Tyler Pounds Regional 56 min from the property.Hospitals: UT Health - Athens (21 min); Christus Trinity Mother Frances - Athens (21 min); Christus Mother Frances- Tyler (60 min).Directions:To South Entrance- From Dallas- take Highway175 southeast for ~70 miles to Athens and exit onto TX-7 Loop. Next, exit to Hwy. 19 follow for 23 miles to County Road 465. Turn east on County Road 465 and travel 2.2 miles to County Road 404. Turn north on County Road 404 and travel 0.3 miles to the ranch's entrance on the east side of the road.To North Entrance- From Dallas- take Highway175 southeast for ~70 miles to Athens and exit onto TX-7 Loop. Next, exit to Hwy. 19 follow for 21 miles to FM 837. Turn east onto FM 837 and travel 4.4 miles to County Road 445. Turn south on County Road 445 and travel 0.8 miles to the ranch's entrance on the west side of the road at the gated entrance with the white fence.Easements: Easements known to Broker are for residential utilities (electricity and rural water supply) in addition to one abandoned gas pipeline easement.Utilities: Electric is provided by TVEC and community water is available on CR 404.Taxes: Pine Hill Ranch carries an Ag/Timber exemption across the entire property.Minerals: Surface only.Asking Price: $4,237,500 ($5,130/acre)Additional Acreage: The Owner is willing to sell 226+/- acres separate from the southern 600+/- acres if desired. Ask Broker for details.Contact:Stephen Schwartz, Sales Agent, 903-738-7882Casey Berley, Broker Associate, 214-422-7253Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$995,000  •  20.68 acres
Overview: Noonday Estate is a beautiful 20.683+/- acre turnkey property nestled in a highly desirable area of western Harrison County. The property consists of a large custom log home overlooking incredible rolling pastures, scattered timber, a nice pond, and plenty of room to relax after a long day. The farm is perfectly suited to run cattle, horses, or raise hay with the fertile pastures, high quality fencing, and abundant water. Surrounded by similar properties, and within close proximity of town, this property provides an opportunity for a private yet convenient homestead.Location: Noonday is located approximately 6.5 miles north of Hallsville, Texas, with road frontage on Noonday Road for all weather access. The property is also conveniently located only 6.5 miles from Longview, 13 miles from Marshall, and only 130 miles east of Dallas, all within the highly desirable Hallsville ISD.Improvements: Over 600' of paved concrete driveway leads to the crown jewel of the property; the custom log home is comprised of 3,682 SF of living space and 6,223 SF under roof. The home sits on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside and is outfitted with a Generac backup generator and a security system. The home has been updated throughout over the years to maintain a more modern appeal.The 4 bed, 5 bath, two-story home was built by award winning builder, Scott Hamilton, and thoughtfully laid out and customized, sparing no expense. All 3 guest rooms have new carpet and each bath has been recently updated with granite, tile and new Kohler toilets. Two hot water heaters service the home, along with two new energy efficient A/C units. In the kitchen you'll find Dacor Appliances, granite counters, custom Ash cabinets, two ovens, an ice maker, a GE Monogram vent hood covering the gas/electric stove top, and a large walk-in pantry. The 24' tall ceilings in the main living area showcase the custom river rock fireplace. The large living space can be arranged in a myriad of ways to incorporate large gatherings or provide separate sitting areas, all with views of the surrounding landscape. Both front and back porches offer a wonderful place to sit and drink a morning cup of coffee or relax after a long day. These porches create a really nice space to accommodate large gatherings for birthdays or holidays.Over 1,800' of pipe fencing surrounds the home and leads up to the steel framed 2,380' SF shop which has 4 roll-up doors, a tack room, three 12'x12' horse stalls with turnouts, and a 24'x12' loft for storage. The shop was well-built by Hendrix & Arp and features water and electricity, electric overhead doors, and floor drains for convenience.There is also a 42'x24' steel framed hay barn with concrete floors and is outfitted for utilities if ever needed. The barn will hold 60 large round bales and has a 12'x12' roll-up door. Centrally located between all three pastures is a set of Allen heavy duty panels and a squeeze chute setup for working cattle. For inclement weather there is also a 24'x12' lean-to in the north pasture for livestock to seek shelter in.Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster Coastal and Common Bermuda pastures which are dominate to native grasses on the property. Tree cover consists of scattered hardwoods and pine which helps provide privacy to the house.Water: The property has a 480' deep well with incredible drinking water and is outfitted with a 5 HP pump to service the improvements and the two sprinkler systems. The water is some of the best well water we've ever encountered and is reminiscent of Wood County water with no odor or after taste. The property also features a nice ~0.47 ac pond in the west pasture and the house pasture features a water trough to ensure livestock have access to water.Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with approximately 60 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy around the home. The majority of the pastured areas are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing plenty of opportunity for hay production.Livestock/hay production: The majority of Noonday Estate is in improved or native pasture. The property currently supports 6-8 AU's with plenty of room for more. The last several years, the livestock were moved to the pasture just south of the house for a short time period while the west and north pastures were mowed for hay. The pastures have been sprayed and fertilized for maximum productivity. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with either pipe or 5 & 6-strand barbed wire, with an electric wire running the entire west and north boundaries.Minerals: Surface only.Easements: One easement along south property line for West Harrison Water Supply.Utilities: UREC Electricity runs underground to the house and well. A deep water well provides the drinking water. The well is 480' deep with a 5 HP pump and also supplies the water for irrigation around the improvements. The house also has a 500 gallon propane tank to supply the generator, cooktop, and fireplace. West Harrison WS available on southwest side of property if needed.Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details.Schools: Hallsville ISDPrice: $995,000Contact:Stephen Schwartz- Agent903-738-7882 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$1,879,315  •  177 acres
Overview: Oasis in the Pines is an incredible 176+/- acre turnkey property located in a highly desirable area of northeastern Smith County. The combination ranch consists of two homes nestled amongst towering pine timber, overlooking two spring-fed lakes. From the entry gate to the landscaping and water features around the lake; the attention to detail is unmatched for a property in this market and no expense was spared in creating this true oasis.Location: Oasis in the Pines is located at 11854 CR 3100 Winona, TX. Its location is convenient to I-20, 12 miles from Tyler, 18 miles from Longview and only 105 miles from Dallas. It's also located just 80 miles from Shreveport.Improvements: Over 4,500' of blacktop driveway meanders through the property to the two custom built homes sitting on top of the hill overlooking the lakes. The homes are spaced far enough apart to allow for privacy and seclusion, but be close enough for convenience.The 3 bed, 2 bath, two-story home sits on a hill overlooking the western most lake. The house has large front and back porches with fans and outdoor furniture that serves as well for the beginning of the day as it does the end. The home has 2,168 SF of living space and features a rustic but upscale finish throughout. The home features hand scraped hardwood floors and tile throughout the downstairs, and carpet in the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen has Whirlpool appliances, granite counters, custom cabinets and backsplash. All throughout the home you'll find over-sized windows where one can enjoy the view no matter what room they're in. In the evenings you can step off the deck into a brand-new hot tub or go sit by the custom flagstone firepit, both of which have incredible views of the two lakes. Adjacent to the house is a 660 SF detached shop/garage to park ATV's, tractors, etc. in and use for additional storage.The other home features 2 beds and 2 baths, 1,673 SF of living space with an open floor concept and a large front porch to enjoy the views as well. This home features tile and carpet throughout with a more contemporary feel. The kitchen boasts double ovens, all Whirlpool appliances, granite counters, a gas stove, and lots of cabinet space. Like the other home, this one also features large windows in each room and also has a built-in garage as well as a 660 SF enclosed shop/storage area.Both homes were built in 2013, were built on a slab, have central HVAC, and can accommodate two families comfortably. They are both fully furnished and provide turnkey residences for the new owners to enjoy.Other improvements include water features in two of the 3 lakes, two deep water wells, and a water feature that cascades over river rock from one of the homes, down to the lake and adds an incredible amount of aesthetic appeal.Trees and native forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster excellent timber including 34+/- acres of mature planted loblolly pines and 37+/- acres of native hardwood timber. Amongst the understory of the timber lies abundant native forbs and browse for white-tailed deer and other animals. Honeysuckle, trumpet creeper, poke weed, giant ragweed, as well as a host of species of wildflowers line the tree lines and trails.Water: The ranch also features two main lakes, 7.0+/- acres and 5.2+/- acres in size. There is also a 1.4+/- acre pond that greets each visitor as they enter the ranch. Two of the lakes have aerators in them for oxygen supplementation and aesthetics. The sounds of running water can be heard across portions of the ranch which add to its serenity.Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with over 100 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy around the homes and lakes. The majority of the pastured areas are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing plenty of opportunity for hay production.Livestock/hay production: Oasis in the Pines boasts over 85 acres of lush, productive hay meadows. Coastal Bermuda dominates the pastures and has historically produced horse quality hay. These pastures are rolling and well-drained and will help maintain the owner's ag exemption.Minerals: Surface only.Easements: One easement along south property line for Upshur Rural ElectricUtilities: UREC Electricity provides the power to the improvements. Starrville Water Supply provides the water to the houses. DirecTV is available as well.Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details.Schools: Winona ISDPrice: $1,879,315 ($10,620/acre)Contact:Stephen Schwartz - Agent903-738-7882 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$435,700  •  101 acres
Location: Harrison Timberland 101 is located approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Harleton, Texas on Old Hwy 154 and FM 2208. The property is also conveniently located only 13 miles from Marshall, 20 miles from north Longview, and only 143 miles east of Dallas.Overview: Harrison Timberland 101 is a nicely timbered 101+/- acre property located in a desirable area in northern Harrison County. The property consists of rolling hills, planted pine timber, and a stocked 3.3+/- acre pond. Surrounded by similar landscape and only 10 miles from Lake 'O the Pines, recreational opportunities abound both on and off the property. In addition to recreation, there are several excellent building sites on the property that would make for a great homesite, or multiple home sites for the new owner.Improvements: This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to come in and make this property their own. There are no structural improvements making this a blank slate for the new owner to develop to their liking.Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Harrison County is known for its sandy loam soils which serve well for productive pastures, food plots, and timber alike. This property features ~30 acres of mature, planted loblolly pine timber. A portion of the timber was selectively harvested in certain areas three years ago providing a more scenic view of the lake and allowing the remaining area the opportunity to be replanted or developed. The timber that remains is healthy and viable, providing quality habitat for wildlife and future income potential. Tree cover consists of a healthy stand of both older and younger hardwoods including a variety of oaks, hickory, black gun, elm, willow, river birch, and some native pine and planted pine. Native forbs and browse such as pokeweed, beautyberry, trumpet creeper, and green briar are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.Water: The property has a 3.3+/- acre pond with an unnamed creek feeding it and traversing the property that serves well for waterfowl in the fall and fishing year-round. The property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer making drinking water very accessible from a well.Topography: Rolling to sloped terrain with over 120 feet of elevation change provide a scenic view, especially from S/SE portion of the property. The open areas could easily be turned into pasture or a building site given the new owner wanted to develop it a bit more. Such diversity offers the landowner countless options for recreational opportunities and development opportunities.Wildlife and fisheries: This property has been lightly hunted in recent years, and with a little work, the new owner could certainly have a place to enjoy a multitude of recreation. There is an abundance of deer in this part of Harrison County and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. The lake fishes well for bass, crappie, bream and catfish and is easily accessible from most all sides.Easements: There is one electric line easement along the north portion of the property.Minerals: Ask Broker for detailsUtilities: Upshur Rural Electric & Co-op water available along west boundary.Property Taxes: Harrison Timberland 101 carries an agricultural exemption. Ask Broker for detailsSchools: Harleton ISDPrice: $435,700 ($4,313.86/acre)Contact:Stephen Schwartz - Agent903-738-7882 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$825,000  •  127 acres
Location: Arrow Creek Farm is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Gladewater, Texas on Old HWY 135. The farm is also conveniently located 15 miles from Longview, 24 miles from Tyler, and only 115 miles east of Dallas. Overview: Arrow Creek Farm is a polished and scenic 127+/- acre property located in a desirable area in northwestern Gregg County. The property consists of large rolling hills, scattered mature timber, a spring-fed creek, 2.5-acre pond and productive improved pastures. Surrounded by other rural properties and only 1.5 miles from Gladewater Airport, this property is nestled in a convenient, yet quiet part of Gregg County.Improvements: Arrow Creek Farm features a 2,560 SF brick home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, one of which is ADA approved. A long, paved driveway winds its way to the house, which has a 2-car garage, security system, open floor-plan, and has been remodeled and updated. The shop area is setup with two storage rooms, rollup doors, covered parking areas, and an additional 600SF open air barn for equipment storage. Also, with over 3,800' of road frontage on two sides of the farm, additional home sites overlooking the farm's rolling hills, this property is setup well for a homestead, weekend retreat or future investment.Trees, grass, forbs: This area of Gregg County boasts sandy loam soils which are productive for both hay production and prolific timber stands. This property features approximately 100+/- acres of Coastal and Common Bermuda that is strictly used for hay production. Most of the farm's landscape drains well making access convenient from all four entrances. Groves of large mature white oaks, pin oaks, and red oak trees can be found on each hillside. Other tree cover consists of pecan, black gum, sweet gum, river birch, hickory, elm, willow, and some pine. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the farm are native forbs and browse that are highly attractive to deer and other wildlife.Water: The property has a spring-fed creek flowing from the west towards the center of the farm into the 2.5+/- acre pond on the east part of the property. The property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer and the Queen City aquifer making additional drinking/irrigation water very accessible from a well if so desired. Starrville Water Supply provides water to the improvements of the farm.Topography: The house sits on the highest point being 350'+ overlooking the entire property, sloping down to around 285' above sea level towards the east side of the farm. The majority of the property is rolling to sloped terrain with a nice lake site located just north of the house.Wildlife and fisheries: Arrow Creek Farm is settled in a scenic, quiet part of the county where wildlife abound. Deer and dove can be seen regularly and the 2.5-pond is fully stocked with crappie, largemouth bass, bream, and catfish.Easements: Two easements for XTO pipelines, and one for SWEPCO.Minerals: Ask Broker for detailsUtilities: SWEPCO provides electricity and Starrville WS provides community water.Property Taxes: Arrow Creek Farm carries an agricultural exemption. Ask Broker for detailsSchools: Gladewater ISDPrice: $825,000 Contact: Stephen Schwartz- Agent, 903-738-7882Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$1,048,000  •  243 acres
Location:Twin Forks Ranchis located approximately3.5milesnortheast ofDaingerfield, Texas onHWY 1400.The ranch is alsoconvenientlylocated only23 miles fromMount Pleasant,36 miles from Longview, andonly 137 mileseast of Dallas. Overview:Twin Forks Ranchisan incredible243+/- acreproperty located in a desirable area incentralMorris County. Thepropertyconsists oflargerolling hills,scattered mature timber, andan incredible36+ acrelake. Surrounded by similarlandscape, a large ranch to thesoutheast, andonly6 milesfromDaingerfield State Park,recreational and ranching opportunities abound both on and off the property.Improvements: This is an excellentopportunity for a new owner to come in and make this property their own. There are minimal improvements including a36+/- acrespring-fedlake, abarn,a nice set of working pens, new cross-fencing and new perimeter fencing. Also, with road frontage on three sides, and multiplehome sites over looking the lake, this property is setup well for a homestead, weekend retreat or future investment.Trees, grass, forbs: This area ofMorris County is known for itsdeep, sandy loam soilswhichare conducive to heavy grazing, hay production, andhealthy timber stands. This property featuresa24+/- acre Coastal Bermuda hay meadow that is strictly used for hay production. The rest of the ranch is currently being grazed,lightly, and consists of Common Bermuda, Coastal Bermuda and Bahia grasses. The ranch has approx. 196+/- acres of productivepastures that can easily be grazed or turned into hay production. Theranch'slandscape drains well making access convenient from allfour entrances. Found within the stands of mature timber scattered across the ranch are native forbs and browse that are highly attractive to deer and other wildlife. Groves of large mature oak trees can be found on each hillside. Other tree cover consists of black gum, sweet gum, river birch, elm, willow, and some pine. Water: The property hasa deep, productive, spring-fedlake, approx.36.5+/- acres in size as well asa creek, and 4 other stock ponds scattered across the ranch. The property is also located well within the Carrizo Wilcox aquifer and the Queen City aquifer making drinking water very accessible from a well. Access to the community water supply is also available along the west entrance.Topography: Rolling tosloped terraingives way to animpressive~95 feet of elevation change and provides scenic views from multiple hilltops across the ranch. Several beautiful home sites can be found over looking the scenic lake where both sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed.Wildlife and fisheries: Twin ForksRanch boasts an incredible fishery in the 36-acre lake. The lake was built just over 5 years ago and has been managed for optimal fishing. The lake isstocked with Florida Bass, crappie,coppernose bluegill, catfish, as well asa variety of forage baitfish. The owners have taken great care to ensure the lake maintains a healthy carrying capacity as the fishery has developed over the years. Second only to fishing, the lake also supports good numbers ofresident andwintering waterfowl and doves. In years past, the owners have had good success duck hunting the flooded timber on the main lake. Deer can also be found on the property as there are a healthy amount in this part of the county. Varmints and other wildlifealso frequent the ranch.Easements: There are no easements across this property.Minerals: Ask Broker for detailsUtilities: Bowie Cass Electric service linescan be found on both the east and west boundaries. Community water is located along the west boundary.Property Taxes: Twin Forks Ranch carries an agricultural exemption.Ask Broker for detailsSchools: Daingerfield ISDPrice:$1,048,000 ($4,311.60 per acre)Contact: Stephen Schwartz- Agent, 903-738-7882 mobileBroker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.
$658,000  •  117 acres
Pine Hill Ranch is a beautiful 117.5+/- acre combination ranch nestled in a highly desirable area of western Harrison County. The property consists of incredible rolling pastures, multiple ponds, scattered hardwood timber, and an excellent balance of ranching and recreational attributes.  The ranch
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