Brimming with wildlife, a world-class spring creek, Jefferson River frontage, and the recreational and agricultural attributes of a highly-prized property, the Parson’s Spring Ranch is noted as a significant wildlife habitat and supreme fishery. Home to gorgeous scenery, diverse and plentiful wildlife, including vast flights of waterfowl and a myriad of Rooster flushes, there are also trophy Whitetail providing spectator and hunter alike with hours of recreation. The surrounding Jefferson Valley portrays the best of small town living and the peacefulness of country life though only a stone’s throw away from mainstream Montana and all of its amenities.
The Pro Bull Riding (PBR) tour made its annual stop last week in Big Sky, Montana and Fay Ranches was one of the primary sponsors. Proceeds from the event support programs and activities of the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and the Big Sky Community Corporation.
The afternoon started with a Fay Ranches cocktail party at the Summit Hotel where we reunited with friends and clients, some whom we hadn’t seen in a couple years. It was great to see everyone and visit a bit before the PBR event began. Then we headed down the hill to the Big Sky Town Center where a temporary venue had been built for the occasion. It was like seeing the Rolling Stones in a small bar—these are the same cowboys that ride in Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas.
The first two quarters of 2012 have been the strongest in the history of Fay Ranches, Inc. We surpassed $100m gross sales from 25 transactions on July 12th, the earliest we’ve ever passed this milestone.
What does this mean? We’re not entirely sure, but I am going to attempt to answer that question.
The past four years have been tough, but things seem to be improving. We’ve been hesitant to speak openly about how well we are doing because of how fragile the domestic and international landscape is. We’re having a hard time trusting what appears to be the beginning of a recovery. But the signs are there. Barring any cataclysmic events, such as the European Union imploding , we believe we’re in the initial stage of a recovery in the ranch real estate market. The highest quality ranches, priced competitively, are selling. We have also seen a few multiple offer situations for the first time in years.
Last week the Gallatin County Fair took over the Fairgrounds here in Bozeman, MT. Fay Ranches was pleased to be a part of the activities supporting our local 4-H and agricultural community. Partners B Elfland and Chuck Davison attended numerous events throughout the week including the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale, where Fay Ranches purchased this market sheep. The dedication and hard work these kids display is nothing short of amazing, and we at Fay Ranches are so proud to be able to support them.
A $25 dollar raffle ticket won someone a memorable ride on an open road with Fay Ranches sales associate Johnny Unser last weekend at the annual Sun Valley Road Rally.
“Last year I went about 180 mph. I’m not sure which car I am driving this year, but I will give it all it has!” promised Johnny. Unser was also offering garage access and pit passes to an Indy auto race of their choice to the raffle winner.
The weekend of Road Rally events raises funds and visibility for the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition that supports Idaho Drug Free Youth programs for middle and high school students.
Owning a cattle ranch can be a profitable investment that will provide you and your family with years of memories and a legacy that can be passed down through generations. Fay Ranches represents agricultural and cattle ranches for sale across the Northwest, each with their own unique benefits. In addition to offering profitable agricultural operations, these ranches also feature some of the finest big game hunting, blue-ribbon fly fishing, and access to recreational opportunity in the West.
When asked what this agricultural suburb of Logan, Utah in southeastern Idaho has been primarily known for besides the trophy elk and deer or hot springs, Mark Andreasen offers, “Coach Dick Motta, Coach Phil Johnson, and Judge Randy Smith.”
Motta was the seventh grade teacher in the small town of Grace who coached the high school team to the 1959 Idaho State Championship. He went on to coach the Chicago Bulls for four wining season (1970-74) and was named NBA Coach of the Year. Johnson was longtime assistant basketball coach of the Salt Lake Jazz, and Smith is a judge in the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Both grew up in this rolling landscape of farms and ranches near the intersection of the Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah borders not far from Salt Lake City and Pocatello.
Dome Mountain Ranch, not far from Fay headquarters in Bozeman, is a fabled Montana recreational ranch chronicled by feature stories in national travel and sporting programs and publications.
Fay partners Greg Fay, James Esperti, Ryan Flair, Chuck Davison, and B. Elfland recently spent a day touring the ranch with manager Jim Klyap. “This place is incredible!” states Ryan. “We are so fortunate to spend time on a place like Dome Mountain as part of our work.”
The Smith Rocks Retreat, Property for Sale in Oregon
The Fay Ranches Oregon Branch and the ranches it represents will be featured in the next issue of Farm and Ranch West. The article celebrates Oregon's culture, and the fine ranching and farming community that exists there.
Beginning with an exploration of Oregon's history, the article goes on to detail the facets of the state's spectacular land, opportunities for recreational pursuits, and the state's enormous potential for investment in an agricultural property.
Where will the new generation of wealthy investors, developers, recreationalists and land barons come from? Will they come from Wall Street? Maybe a few, but with world politics, economics, and strife, it is not the ready source it once was. Existing developers and speculators? Perhaps. Possibly a handful of land investors making long-term plays, but in this time of economic uncertainty, this class of buyer has also shrunk.