Land Investor Magazine – Volume 6



Learn about investing in and adding value to your land, get tips on selling your property, and take an inside look at some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in the US by following along on our blog.

WYOMING’S SPLIT ESTATE

By Neil Bangs, Associate Broker, Fay Ranches, Licenced in Wyoming One of the most frequently asked questions regarding ranch sales in Wyoming is, who owns the mineral rights? And what rights do they have? In many states, the owners of the land are not necessarily the owners of the mineral estate. Wyoming is such a […]


Pioneering Washington’s Wine Region

By Michelle Burbidge, Fay Ranches Agent, Licensed in Washington Washington is quickly becoming a mecca for grape growers and wineries. The same breathtaking landscape that first drew pioneers westward over 200 years ago now attracts a new kind of pioneer, those searching for a rich and diverse grape growing region. Just 20 years ago, Washington […]


Teaching Our Daughters to Hunt

By Jeff Boswell, Partner/Broker Associate at Republic Ranches  Recently one of my three daughters came to me and told me how lucky I was that I never had a boy, so all of my girls learned to hunt and fish. I do not know if that is true, but they have all been thoroughly introduced […]


Strategies to Owning a Ranch from Afar: Absentee Ownership Should Not Be Overwhelming

By Ryan Bramlette, Fay Ranches Sales Agent, Licensed in Montana   “A buyer needs to understand their goals and make a plan. Don’t go into it lost; know what you want and make it fun.” –Dan Durham, Co-Owner of Ranches Resources   Many of our clients at Fay Ranches are absentee buyers looking to satisfy […]


Raising Cattle and Kids

By Kimberly Lowry, Ranch Sales, Fay Ranches For my family, raising kids and cattle go hand in hand. My kids were born on a cattle ranch surrounded by livestock and were wheeled out amongst the cows during calving in baby joggers before they could walk by my side to check on the herd. Raising kids […]


Purchasing a Ranch in New Mexico

By Rik Thompson, Broker Associate, Republic Ranches, LLC  You’ve worked hard, perhaps built a business, and been diligent about saving and investing your money for years. Maybe you are very fortunate and have benefited from an inheritance or some other type of windfall. However you got there, now you are at the point where you […]


Forestlands: The Ultimate ESG investment

By Troy Dana, Fay Ranches Broker, Licensed in Washington ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and by investors to evaluate corporate behavior to determine the future financial performance/benefit of investing in new companies and innovations. ESG is the new standard by which corporations, non-profits, and start-ups stand out […]


The Dream of Owning Land for First-Time Buyers

By Mitchell Eads, Republic Ranches Sales Associate Have you dreamed of owning rural land, a place to conserve, cultivate, and enjoy? Whether a childhood dream, a recent aspiration, or if you are a savvy investor that wants to capitalize on the enjoyment and pride dividend that comes with owning a hard asset like land, the […]


Seven Simple Mistakes to Avoid When Planting a Food Plot

By Tallon Martin, Broker Associate Food plots are a great way to add diversity to your property and provide food all season long for wildlife. Once you know the basics and how to avoid simple mistakes, they are excellent management tools. If you want good results, you need to slow down and understand your land […]


Will 2020 Foreshadow a Boon in Rural Land Sales?

By Greg Fay, Founder/Broker, Fay Ranches and Jeff Boswell of Republic Ranches Virus-related lockdowns, economic devastation, prolific government spending, and social unrest have ushered in the new decade. Significant changes are happening at lightning speed, and trying to make sense of how this all ends is difficult and so far a bit counterintuitive. For families across […]