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The Voices of Land blog

Get insight on current land trends and issues from experts across the land real estate industry.

Property titles can provide detailed information about your land's boundaries, structures, easements, previous owners, and other details. Perhaps most importantly, people rely on this collection of documents to prove property ownership and entitlements. Unfortunately, documents intended to prove property ownership can be manipulated if they get into the wrong hands. Learn how to safeguard your personal information to combat fraudsters.
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RLI members and leaders came together during NAR’s annual Legislative Meetings to discuss current issues impacting landowners and land professionals, including WOTUS, Open Fields, 1031 Exchanges, foreign land investments and the Farm Bill.
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As we enter April, or Earth Month, it’s a reminder that rural land offers an opportunity to reconnect with nature while contributing positively to the environment. Landowners and land professionals understand the privilege of owning a piece of earth; they are the ultimate land stewards. Our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters have long worked to preserve natural habitats, promote biodiversity, and ensure that these spaces remain for future generations to enjoy. So, this Earth Month, let&...
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As the world shifts towards renewable energy sources, landowners have a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to this transition by harnessing the abundant power of the sun. Solar energy, a clean and sustainable energy source, eliminates greenhouse gas emissions, helps minimize environmental pollution, and can be a form of income through solar leasing.
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In today's digital age, LinkedIn has emerged as a powerful marketing tool for professionals across various industries. As a land real estate professional, LinkedIn holds immense potential to elevate your business growth and brand reputation
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Land valuation is the process of estimating the fair value of a parcel of land. Certain areas in the U.S. are more valuable for certain resources that are natural, crops, or renewable. These factors impact both surface and mineral rights. Learn the three methods of valuation and how the location and resources impact land values.
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Social media can be a fantastic tool for marketing land for sale. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor, and YouTube can enhance local marketing efforts and get properties in front of a larger pool of potential buyers. Here are some must-know social media tips that sellers and their agents can use to market land properties and generate more interest for a sale.
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The discussion at this year’s annual Midwest Agriculture Conference revolved around Midwest farmland ownership and why they own it. Over the years, row crop farmland in the Midwest has been viewed as an attractive investment for individual investors and institutional groups to diversify their portfolios. With a strong agricultural market the past couple of years, and an increase in buyers, here are a few of the changing factors related to investing in farmland.
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Our industry remains strong for land professionals and the consumer thanks to the commitment of land REALTORS across the country. Dozens of members of the REALTORS Land Institute, including RLI's Executive Team, traveled to Anaheim, CA to represent the interests of land REALTORS and property owners at NAR's NXT convention November 12-17, 2023.
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According to the FBI, there were more than 11,000 reported cases of real estate fraud in 2021, resulting in $350 million of financial losses. Property title fraud was just one of these crimes. This scam happens when a fraudster steals your personal information and transfers the deeds of one of your real estate assets into their name. Then, they might sell your property or use it as equity when applying for credit. It can have devastating consequences. Understand the most common scams involving p...
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