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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Financing

The 2017 Land Market

January 15, 2017 JT Holt

While declining somewhat from 2016, market activity in 2017 remained strong with the number of transactions exceeding our previous ten-year average. The sales transactions in 2016 resulted in many of the more desirable, competitively priced properties clearing the market. As a result, the supply of quality properties was somewhat limited, with many 2017 transactions involving properties never exposed to the open market.

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