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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.

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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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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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So, you’ve found your dream property, only to discover that it has a conservation easement on it. Or, that beautiful tract of land is just out of your budget, and your broker has suggested a conservation easement to bring it into financial reach. Whether you are considering purchasing property that already has a conservation easement (CE), or you’re weighing the benefits of placing a CE on land after you purchase, here are several considerations to help you make the best choice for your land a...
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Acquiring rural land can be an attractive path to building a custom home in a challenging market with low housing inventory. It offers other opportunities beyond homebuilding, like renting or crop sharing to farmers, starting a business, or leasing the land to hunters. Whatever your plan may be, here are three first steps to kick-start the land-buying process for newcomers.
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A boom in agritourism, which involves travel to rural areas to experience farming, ranching, food production, and rural culture, gives landowners and farmers an opportunity to generate additional income. Here are the top agritourism trends to watch out for in 2023.
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If you're lucky enough to inherit or purchase timberland, you've already made a great investment in your future. Timberland is a valuable asset that can provide a range of benefits, from recreation to timber harvesting, and even wildlife habitat conservation. Here's what to know if you're buying or inherited timberland.
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Recreational land, or rec land, is a versatile property type that can be used as an investment or simply for the pleasure of the landowner. Rec land can become an income source and means to build steady wealth if you plan ahead with a few things in mind.
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While there are no guarantees in farmland investments, investors can be aware of what property improvements and maintenance measures correlate positively with the value of their farm. This article will show you a few ways to add value to your property so you can maximize your ROI and get the best value for your farm.
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There are a few constants when it comes to farmland: Farmland is valuable, farmland is limited, and farmland is essential. Part One of this series will help you understand the process of establishing an appropriate price for farmland.
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As a landowner or prospective buyer of land, you have many options for how to handle your land asset. One less obvious choice is to consider conserving the property and enjoying the benefits, including tax incentives, associated with this unique property vision. Here is the basics on how they work and benefits for landowners and the public.
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