(River & Highway Frontage, Electricity, Foreman's House, Barn)

941 +/- Acres


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LOCATION: Located in Zapata County approximately 15 miles north of Zapata which is the county seat, or 30 miles south of Laredo or 170 miles southwest of San Antonio, or 210 miles southwest of Austin, or 290 miles southwest of Houston, or 400 miles southwest of Dallas. All distances are measured straight-line "as the crow flies".

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This 941 acre farm has been a productive farming operation for many years.

REASON FOR SALE: The owner has made the decision to sell this property for estate planning purposes.

METHOD OF SALE: The Owner (Seller) has given Frank J. Carter, Broker, exclusive written authorization to sell this fine property. The Seller will convey the property by a General Warranty Deed, provide a standard Owner's Policy of Title Insurance and furnish a current/recertified survey. The property is offered for sale for all cash.

DESCRIPTION: Situated just north of San Ygnacio there are two tracts of fertile farmland on both sides of Highway 83 totaling 1,113 +/- acres. This farm has been in production for many years and a top producer in the valley area. The farm's improvements include a foreman's house, barn, covered structures and underground irrigation system. The farmland is ready for the new owner to begin cultivation. It has about two and one half miles of Rio Grande River frontage and about one and one half miles of Highway 83 frontage. In addition, there is a water line along the west side Highway 83 coming out of San Ygnacio. These utilities can be made available to the east side as well. There is also world class bass fishing at nearby Casa Blanca Lake, Falcon Lake and Choke Canyon Lake. Great investment property which include but is not limited to: subdividing into smaller ranches/horse properties, commercial, cattle and/or hay baling operation, deer and/or exotic breeding facility, etc. Water rights of approximately 600 acre feet of Class B and 75 acre feet of Class A water rights can be purchased in addition to the land for $900,000.

MINERALS: To include all air and timber rights. There are no minerals that convey and this is a surface estate sale only.

POSSESSION: Possession of the Property will be delivered to the buyer on the date of closing and funding.

IMPROVEMENTS: The property is partially fenced, has electricity, city water, foreman's house, barn and several structures.

TAXES: Based on current agricultural use the total ad valorum taxes for calendar year 2019 were approximately $4,665.00. The property will be conveyed to the buyer with said agricultural use designation in place.


Zapata County:

Zapata Chamber of Commerce:

Zapata County Appraisal District:

Laredo International Airport:

San Antonio Airport:

Lake Casa Blanca State Park:

Falcon State Park (on the Rio Grande downstream from Laredo):

PRICE: $2,587,750* ($2,750 per acre)

* Price to be adjusted based on the actual number of surveyed acres that will be conveyed by a General Warranty Deed and covered by an Owner's Policy of Title Insurance multiplied by the price per acre agreed upon by OWNER and Buyer.

TERMS: (2 options as follows):

  1. All cash at closing.
  2. Any other terms acceptable to OWNER.

AIRPORT INFORMATION: The Laredo International Airport is located just 45 minutes west of this property. Daily flights are provided by American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Allegiant Air.

SHOWING COORDINATION: This ranch is available for inspection seven days a week by prior appointment only. CALL: Frank J. Carter (956) 740-4849 at any time for showing coordination, service and support. Or you may contact Frank via email at:

NOTE: This information was obtained from sources deemed reliable and is presented subject to errors, omissions, change of price or conditions, prior sale or withdrawal from the market without notice and is provided by Thornton Ranch Sales without any guarantee, warranty or representation, express or implied.

Thornton Ranch Sales hereby notifies Buyers of real estate that properties may be subject to Oak Wilt, Drought, Flood, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Infestation, Allergens, Economic Influences, Diseases and other acts of God, Nature or Man.

Buyer's Brokers must be identified on first contact and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at the sole discretion of Frank J. Carter, Broker.

For more information on this property see our Invitation to Buyers.