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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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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Field Report

Weekend Plans for the Family: Fishing and a Picnic Lunch

May 16, 2020 Hall and Hall

Got any weekend plans for the family? Why not pack up the car and head out for a day fishing on the river or lake? We've outlined some of our favorite fishing spots and easy picnic lunches that are perfect for a day spent in nature. Being outdoors is like free therapy - it can help reduce stress and is a great way for families to reconnect. 

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Ranches For Sale

A True Sporting Paradise: Seven Lakes Ranch

May 12, 2020 Hall and Hall

Regarded as one of the finest trophy big game hunting and fishing ranches in Colorado, Seven Lakes Ranch is a true sporting paradise. The ranch is located in the coveted White River Valley of the Flat Tops Mountains, prized for its outdoor recreation, bucolic landscape and unspoiled beauty.

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