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This post is part two of a two-part article from LandGate on the value of solar, wind, oil and gas, and other resources on and under land. It originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Terra Firma magazine.
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This post is part one of a two-part article from LandGate on the value of solar, wind, oil and gas, and other resources on and under land. It originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Terra Firma magazine.
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A century-old legal rule called the “open fields” doctrine is a constitutional error that weakens every American’s property rights, but disproportionately hurts rural landowners. Reform—whether through the courts or the legislature—is desperately needed to restore our basic right to be left alone.
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Selling land can be tough. Many buyers do not have the foresight, time, or financial means to properly develop a vacant tract. This can limit the market to a very specific segment.
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The National Association of REALTORS® and its NAR Commercial Affiliates, including RLI, have compiled helpful information and resources for REALTORS® on COVID-19.
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Read a vacation rental listing for a rural area and you’ll sometimes see “no internet access” promoted as a plus point. Such marketing chutzpah may work for a weekend break but for people looking for a permanent home, rural internet access in the form of fast and reliable broadband is a deal breaker. That’s even true after a year when remote working was put to the test like never before.
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You’ve found the perfect parcel of land, but the lack of a fence means you may have to purchase some fencing to enclose your property. Or perhaps you’re looking to sell some rural land, and are worried that potential buyers may be turned off by the lack of a fence. Either way, there are plenty of options for land fencing you can choose from.
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We're living in the digital age where more and more people are turning to technology for solutions. However, as new platforms and features have developed over the last few years, many organizations can't keep up with what all there is to offer.
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COVID-19 real estate trends show an increased interest in owning land away from crowded cities. The pandemic's effects on housing, work, and the economy have forced many people to reconsider their urban-centered lifestyles.
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Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, which allows taxpayers to defer, not eliminate, payment of capital gains and recapture tax on the sale of property, has been in the Federal tax code for the past 100 years. 
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