Land - Recreational, Horse, Large Animal, or Residential
Land has many uses and EllisCounty has available acreage for all needs. We have tree farms, horse farms, place where you can raise FFA animals. Ellis County has trees, creeks, rolling hills, and ponds if that is your wish for a home site or acreage to raise animals, ride, or enjoy 4 wheelers. We also have flat land if that better fits your needs. EllisCounty has very specific rules for building homes on acreage. You need to work with an agent to ensure your interests are protected. If you own more than 10 acres many of the rules do not apply. Contact me to discuss the EllisCounty rules in more detail. You should check with EllisCounty about obtaining a building permit for the property before buying.
General Rules for rural housing in Ellis County:
Land less than 10.01 acres
Must have 150 feet of road frontage
Must have a fire hydrant within 400 feet
If on FM road with speed limit of 50 mph must have Department of Transportation permit to put in driveway
Must have sufficient acreage outside of a flood plane to install a septic system
Must have sufficient area away from creeks and ponds to install a septic system
You must get a permit from the county to install a septic system, check with the county before buying.
Reasons you cannot build in Ellis County
Property is on a private road
Property has an easement as access with no public road access
Water line is not large enough to support a fire hydrant, normally 6 inch water line is requried.
Too many driveway accesses on FM road with 50 mph speed limit
No line of site for 400 feet on FM road with 50 mph speed limit
Remember all Home Builders are no longer registered with the State.
Make sure you know your builder.
*Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit.
Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and
property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers.
Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.