Editorial and Opinion

Defensible Space Helps Safeguard Against Wild Fires

August 17, 2018 Randy Shelton

With many parts of the West at risk from wildfires, it has become more and more common for potential buyers as well as current sellers to ask how their improvements can be safeguarded from fire destruction. The most effective prevention is maintaining a defensible space.  Defensible space is an established area around your house that creates a defensible position for firefighters to do their job. 

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T. Boone Pickens’s Ranch for $250 Million

August 11, 2018 Hall and Hall

Over nearly five decades, T. Boone Pickens turned a ranch in the Texas Panhandle into a retreat with its own airport, art gallery, chapel and an 11,000-square-foot kennel for hunting dogs. Now 89, the energy tycoon is putting his Mesa Vista ranch on the market for $250 million

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Hall and Hall Ranch Picked as “The House of the Year” by The Wall Street Journal Readers

August 11, 2018 Hall and Hall

Readers pick their favorite Mansion-featured home of 2017: A sprawling, windswept ranch in Montana that's still on the market for $12 million; 121,544 votes cast in poll. After a year of political drama and weather disasters, a secluded mountain retreat seemed just the answer for House of the Year voters. In the contest, readers pick their favorite homes from among the winners of the year's previous House of the Week polls, which typically feature three homes for sale each week.

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What’s in a Rain?

August 8, 2018 Tyler Jacobs

Rain is one of those things that we often take for granted until we don’t get enough of it or inundated with too much. It is elusive, yet common. It is something that we have absolutely no control over, and so we must learn to adapt. Rain is one of those subjects that unites people of all walks of life, particularly those with rural backgrounds. It is almost without exception that rain is always the initial topic to start a conversation.

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