Editorial and Opinion

What to Consider When Making a Land Purchase

May 28, 2020 Jim Taylor

The underlying theme you must recognize in making a land purchase is: Land has become recognized as an investment-class asset. While you might have many personal objectives when buying land, it is important to consider the investment qualities first before layering in personal objectives. Because, at the end of the day, your major return from this investment is most likely, and most predictably, to come from the appreciation of the asset as opposed to profits from any business operated on the property.

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Editorial and Opinion

Absentee Landowners’ Impact on the Ranching Community

May 26, 2020 Jim Taylor

For the nearly 50 years I have been involved with the sale and management of ranches, I have preached the same gospel: Just because you own a ranch, doesn’t mean you have to own cows. The reverse is also true: Just because you own cows, doesn’t mean you have to own a ranch. How does that apply to the future of ranching?

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News

Apple Co-Founder Relists 14,000 acre California Ranch

May 21, 2020 Hall and Hall

Apple co-founder Mike Markkula relists his 14,000 acre California ranch in the desirable Carmel Valley for $37,500,000. Known as Rana Creek Ranch, the property is the largest landholding in Carmel Valley and is currently being operated as a cattle ranch and owner's retreat.

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Ranch Management

Montana Ranch for Lease

March 16, 2020 Hall and Hall

Hall and Hall, a full-service rural real estate company providing Brokerage, Auction, Finance, Appraisals, and Management services across the U.S., is seeking a tenant for a 300 Animal Unit ranch near Gold Creek, Montana. Looking for a long-term tenant who will takes pride in their operation.

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Ranch Management

Modern Ranching: Invasion of New Technology

February 21, 2020 Hall and Hall

Modern ranching operations are facing new opportunities to embrace advancing technology to further improve their businesses. While change can be intimidating, particularly when it involves learning and adopting new technology, these solutions can create efficiencies and increase profitability.

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