Owning a Montana ranch provides you and your family with a legacy that will last a lifetime and for generations to come. The following three ranches are a testament to the tradition of long-standing Montana ranches. These historical Montana ranches have withstood the test of time and provide hunting, fishing, and productive agricultural operations in some of the State's most beautiful country.
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Spring is here, and with spring comes warmer weather, higher waters, and the beginning of fishing season. These five fishing properties for sale are some of the finest ranches we offer, with miles of river frontage and some of the finest trout fishing in the United States.
Fay Ranches has once again been named as a leading land brokerage in the U.S in the over $150 million gross category by The Land Report. Read the full press release regarding this exciting news.
One fall Missoula evening, perched on a stool at the Kettlehouse, my fly fishing partner mentioned that he was ready to do some guide fishing in the Florida Keys. I crowed, “If you go, I’m coming down to fish with you!” Surprisingly, he went and two weeks after his departure, I found myself booking a trip for the end of February. We started in Naples, hit the Everglades and went directly to the Keys for several days of fly-fishing.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (March 28, 2013) – Fay Ranches is excited to announce that Jerry Hicks is joining its Prineville, Ore. office as a ranch broker associate, effective today. Hicks’ extensive knowledge of the ranch market and connections to local buyers and sellers makes him a natural fit for Fay Ranches. He will be essential in solidifying the firm’s growing presence in Oregon.
“Jerry will be integral in pushing us forward,” says Fay Ranches founder Greg Fay, whose firm had a record year in 2012. “We see Oregon as the new frontier and we’re looking forward to having Jerry guide our operations there.”
Interest in land and ranch real estate as an alternative investment has steadily increased in recent years. The average number of deeded acres sold in Montana in the last three years is more than triple than the previous three years' number. Fay Ranches had a record-breaking year, and will be pursuing opportunities to expand both internationally and domestically in 2013. Read more about land investment in the full press release.
Purchasing an agricultural property or cattle ranch can be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. Not only do they have the potential to generate income, but some even offer recreational value. The following ten properties all have the common trait of being productive cattle operations, but most are also sporting properties, with fly fishing potential and populations of game, waterfowl, and upland birds.
Dome Mountain Ranch
Paradise Valley, MT - $25,000,000
Bozeman, Montana is a vibrant outdoor community, a university town surrounded by mountains and rivers. The following Bozeman Montana properties for sale are some of our newest listings, and an excellent representation of the finest recreational land the area has to offer. Both are located close to Bozeman, yet they offer excellent hunting, views of several nearby peaks, and excellent privacy.
"The wonderful warm and inviting Florida sun may warm our skin but Montana will always keep our hearts warm."
The Ladies at Fay Ranches jumped ship this winter to enjoy the warm Florida sun. Of course, you can't have a Fay crew go anywhere without spending the day fishing. We cruised the Gulf with our wonderful fishing guide, Capt. Joey D. We soon realized the Jack fish had us outnumbered but we were able to snag some impressive red snappers, sheepheads, spotted sea trout and of course a few pieces of coral. With mimosas in hand, we finished our fishing exertion watching the sunset on the beautiful beaches in Naples.
Real estate with agricultural potential, such as the Little Valley Ranch in Montana, continues to be a wise investment.
If you currently own a ranch with significant hay or grain production, then you have reason to be optimistic about profitability in 2013. If you are hoping to purchase a production ranch in 2013, you can expect limited availability as recent profitability and positive near-term projections are limiting the supply of land for sale.