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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.

Artificial Intelligence isn’t here to take your job, but it is here to make it easier. If you’d rather be in your truck, exploring the land and making deals instead of stuck at a computer doing time consuming tasks, boost your efficiency (and fun) with these five popular, easy to use AI tools.
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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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The Colorado River is in crisis after more than 20 years of sustained drought. It’s stirred up serious debate on priority use for the water – farmland or large urban areas of the Southwest. While housing and development are important so is our domestic food supply and the 5.5 million acres of agricultural land the river irrigates to help produce it.
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Foreign investment in U.S. farmland continues to be a sensitive topic for many Americans, with concerns ranging from food security to national security. The global landscape has seen various countries and foreign individuals channeling their resources into American agriculture, raising questions about who is investing in U.S. farmland and the implications of such investments. Here's a look at which foreign entities are investing.
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Summer is an ideal time to unwind and catch up on your book list. Why not make “best and highest use” of that time and pick up a read that sparks practical insights you can apply to your business? Here are 5 top current business books to pack for your summer getaway.
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The Find a Land Consultant tool on the RLI website is an RLI member benefit designed to help land buyers, sellers, and other land professionals find the right people to do business with. Follow these 6 simple steps and you'll be on your way to creating a more powerful profile that stands out and reaches the right prospects.
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The United States is currently facing a critical shortage of single-family homes, impacting countless families, and posing challenges to the housing market's overall well-being. To address this crisis effectively, it is essential to prioritize the responsible and efficient utilization of available land. Here are five ways big data and micro data analytics are helping to solve the problem.
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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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The world of real estate is constantly evolving, and with advancements in technology, real estate professionals are increasingly looking for innovative ways to streamline their processes and gain a competitive edge. One such technology that has gained traction in recent years is ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer), a language model developed by OpenAI.
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