Dusted off and back on the market with a new . . . uh, MLS number for the new year: This Rancho Escondido number from 1986 out there in Willis, putting in at the far side of Lake Conroe. We’ve tracked it back as far as last May and a $975,000 asking price; the 4,535-sq.-ft. home on a half acre is now down to $845,000. From the street the 4-bedroom, 3-1/2-bath home plays it quiet and Ranch-like, but once you’re inside the animal-skin prints and views open up:
In back: plenty of opportunities for monkey business: infinity-edge pool, hot tub, private boathouse, and a 140- foot shoreline that gazes off into the sunset. Plus: automatic subdivision gate, mosquito-resistant porch.