274 Roberts Trail

 

Can you imagine sitting on your porch and watching this view as the sun goes down?

Horse grazing at 274 Roberts Trail, Benson, NC

Horse grazing in pasture at 274 Roberts Trail

We could make it happen… This horse farm is priced at $585,ooo.   For more information,  email me at annecain@kw.com. You could also call me, if that is more convenient, at 919-303-3588. If this horse farm at 274 Roberts Trail is not the right farm for you, check out other central North Carolina farms for sale at http://apexhomesforsale.kwrealty.com/.

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7124 Apex Barbecue Road

7124 Apex Barbecue Road, Apex NC

7124 Apex Barbecue Road

7124 Apex Barbecue Road

$1,500,000  (Went Under Contract in Feb, 2017)

This North Carolina horse farm has the convenience of being within five minutes of schools, shops, and restaurants.  It s convenient to commuter routes to the Research Triangle Park, Cary, Apex, and Raleigh.  For trail riding the American Tobacco Trail is five minutes by trailer, and Umpstead Park is about thirty minutes away.  There are stables nearby for lessons.

The one-and-a-half story home has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths.  The master suite is on the first floor and the other bedrooms are upstairs. The home has over 3100 square feet with most of it on the first floor.

The horse pastures are fenced with blackboard and wire fence and are divided into two separate pastures with a gate in between them.  There is additional area which is currently used for riding which could also be fenced.  The total acreage is almost 7 acres and two horses live there now.

Horse shelter

Run in shed

One pasture has a run in shed.  Both pastures have trees for shade.  In addition, there is a pen for goats, and room to store a boat.

The price reflects the potential for development in the future, however it is set up for your horses now.  This home is listed by Realty World Carolina Properties.  I would love to help you purchase it by working as your Buyer’s agent.  For more information,  email me at annecain@kw.com. You could also call me, if that is more convenient, at 919-303-3588. Finally, if this horse farm at 7124 Apex Barbecue Road is not the right farm for you, check out other central North Carolina horse farms for sale at http://apexhomesforsale.kwrealty.com/.

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Blanketing Your Horse

I am a horse farm owner in Apex, North Carolina, and I as the leaves are falling I am starting to think about winter blanketing .  I don’t clip my horses.  I have always felt that they can keep themselves warm if I provide shelter and plenty of food in cold, wet times.  That’s not to say a blanket doesn’t help in the dead of winter or to keep them dry when they want to go out.

Now that my thoroughbred is aging, I am starting to have trouble keeping the weight on him.   I am thinking about a few more layers for him.  I have my blankets ready.  Here is a link to a good article on blanketing.

Blanketing your horse

I probably won’t do too much different this winter, but I sure don’t want him to drop weight.

If you are looking to buy or sell a horse farm in central North Carolina, I can help.  Contact me at Annecain@kw.com.

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Termite Troubles

Termites at your Horse Farm

Termites look like little white ants with long bodies in their crawling stages.  (When they swarm, they look like flying ants.)  Those little critters need water from the soil around your barn, run-in sheds, and home, so they build little tunnels out of the soil, so they can move around in climate-controlled comfort.  In these pictures I took, they are climbing a treated wood post, and moving across cement.  This structure was only three years old when they invaded, and they were caught because I knew what to look for.

Termites find North Carolina one of the ten best states to live in.  Because of that, you should plan to do an inspection every year of all of your structures. Since termites are industrious, why not do an inspection every Labor Day?  Walk around your horse farm and look inside and outside on all of the buildings.  The tunnels will vary in color based on the soil color.  The soil in these pictures was sandy, however I have seen clay colored tunnels, too.  If the wood looks in poor shape, poke it with a screwdriver to make sure it is solid.  If in doubt, call a professional exterminator!  Most companies will do a free inspection (hoping to find the beasts) and only charge if a treatment is needed.

By the way, termites love both cardboard and wood.  Get those things out of your crawl space and barn!!!  And if you see wood to earth contact, get a rake and pull the earth away.

If I can help you with your farm purchase or sale, please give me a call  (919-303-3588)  or send me an email:  Annecain@kw.com.  Please follow my blog, and let me know if you have  any questions.

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Horse farm safety

 

 

Fire extinguishers

If you are like most horse farm owners, you are always on the lookout for popped nails or splintering boards that could pierce your horses skin.  (Horses just aren’t tough on the outside like cows are.)  But every so often you need to look at the other safety issues which come up in the barn.

Many horse farm owners in North Carolina put a fire extinguisher in the barn.  I see them when I show properties and sometimes see they are covered with dust and spider webs; they look like they have not been touched in years.

Fire extinguishers lose pressure and need to be serviced occasionally.  Take a look at the expiration date.  Clean off the cobwebs and dust.  Keep it in an accessible location that you can grab it if you ever need it.  And most importantly, make sure you know how to use it.

If you would like to look for a central North Carolina horse farm with an agent who owns and keeps horses,  email me at annecain@kw.com.  You can also call me, if that is more convenient, at 919-303-3588.  Check out North Carolina horse farms at http://apexhomesforsale.kwrealty.com/.

 

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1220 Windy Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC

1220 Windy Ridge Road, Chapel Hill

Updated story and a half home

Home with three bedrooms

$875,000

This pretty central North Carolina home is located on the north west side of Jordan Lake.  The kitchen has granite countertops and tile accents.  There are large windows for natural light.  Hardwood floors gleam.  Three pleasant bedrooms and a bonus give plenty of quiet space.  Take a short walk or drive a golf cart down to the barn.

The property is a working horse farm, with a 5-stalls and ten acres of land.  Pastures are fenced and ready for horses and plumbed to make watering horses easy.  There are five run-ins scattered around the pastures.

An interesting feature of the property is the rustic cabin.  It is totally livable, so an in-law or trainer could live here.  It was built just a few years ago, yet feels old fashioned.

This home is listed by Chatham Homes Realty.  I would love to help you purchase it by working as your Buyer’s agent.  For more information,  email me at annecain@kw.com. You could also call me, if that is more convenient, at 919-303-3588. Finally, if this horse farm at 1220 Windy Ridge Rd. is not the right farm for you, check out other central North Carolina horse farms for sale at http://apexhomesforsale.kwrealty.com/.

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5959 Old Beulah Road, Kenly, NC

5959 Old Beulah Road, Kenly, NC

SOLD at $258,000

Old Beulah Hill Road House

        This pretty, working, North Carolina horse farm is located near the small town of Kenly, which is near Clayton, in Johnston County.  The 1600 square foot house has three bedrooms and is all on one floor.  It features a country style front porch, hardwood floors, a screened porch, and a two car garage.  The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  Since it is already fixed up, so you can move right in!

The horse facilities include a four stall barn and  two fenced pastures.  The center aisle provides a grooming area, and there is a wash rack and a tack room.

Four Stall barn at Beulah Hill Road

4-Stall barn

For more information,  email me at annecain@kw.com. You could also call me, if that is more convenient, at 919-303-3588. Finally, if this horse farm at 5959 Old Beulah Road is not the right farm for you, check out other central North Carolina horse farms for sale at http://apexhomesforsale.kwrealty.com/.

(This North Carolina horse farm is listed with a different real estate broker, Triangle Midtown Realty, but I would be happy to help you purchase it as your buyer’s agent.  Let me know if I can help you look.)

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