INVESTING IN AND ADDING VALUE TO RANCH LANDS

by Clarke Watson, Land Investor Vol. 2 The Western U.S. has a reputation for landscapes that are rich in rivers, mountains and open space. But the American West is losing large chunks of land, as landscapes are carved away to accommodate the urban sprawl and commercial development that affects many western cities. According to a […]

A Day on Meandering Flows River Ranch

a Video Blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches I was sitting in the office on Thursday afternoon looking out the window more than I was looking at my computer screen.  My mind drifting to thoughts about my plans for the weekend; should I chase some roosters, cast a line, maybe go elk […]

RMEF Outdoor & Hunter Show

Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches will be attending the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Show in Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo Together with our friends from Republic Ranches, Fay Ranches is excited to be attending the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas show in Las Vegas during the Wrangler […]

Pheasant Opening at Highland View Ranch

Greg and Sam Fay joined long time clients and friends Bill Nutt, Bill Legg and Nelson Sims at the Highland View Ranch for the Montana Pheasant hunting opener this past Saturday.  It was a beautiful day with some great dog work, some wiley pheasants and good cheer had by all. The Highland View Ranch combines […]

INVESTING IN EQUINE PROPERTIES: An Interview with Kate Gibson

by Clarke Watson as seen in Land Investor Vol. 2 As a lifetime horse enthusiast, it’s no coincidence that native Houstonian, Kate Gibson, specializes in brokering equestrian farms and ranches for Republic Ranches, a strategic alliance partner of Fay Ranches. She boasts an impressive equine background, having managed, trained and competed in the industry for […]

HUNTING WITH KIDS – Camaraderie and Life Lessons

by James Esperti, Partner, Fay Ranches As much as you can love hunting, nothing beats the feeling of hunting with your kids.  The excitement that oozes out of every pore in their young bodies reminds you of some of your first hunts, when it seemed like it just meant more.  Be it following the tail […]

SPORTSMAN’S CORNER: An interview with bird hunter, James Esperti and his dog, Hoss

Picture a bird hunter spending a day in the brush of the American West, and it won’t take you long to envision a four-legged companion bobbing alongside him, looking to flush some grouse. In fact, dogs are iconic hunting companions for sportsmen all over the U.S. As one of the partners with Fay Ranches, James […]

PRIVATE ACREAGE WETLANDS: New Revenue Opportunities For Landowners

by Clarke Watson as seen in LAND INVESTOR Volume 2 The presence of water is a crucial factor in determining the true worth of a potential property purchase, and wetlands are amongst the most valued water attributes. With a unique ability to directly augment surrounding ecosystems, wetlands are an integral feature of a healthy environment. Historically, the advantages of wetlands were under […]

THE REMARKABLE MULE DEER OF DOS RIOS RANCH

A Skilled Spot and Stalk Hunter’s Paradise! by John Watson of Fay Ranches The 785+/- acre Dos Rios Ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has a rare combination of ideal attributes that enable the skilled spot and stalk hunter to regularly harvest big mule deer in the 170”-185” Boone and Crockett class every year. Located in […]

LIVESTOCK GRAZING: A Tool For Diversity

by Lorie Woodward Cantu as seen in LAND INVESTOR Volume 2 Diversity is a buzzword in the 21st century ranching industry. Diverse populations of plants and animals signal ecologically healthy rangelands, and diverse, profitable enterprises signal an economically healthy operation. “Well-managed livestock grazing is a tool that allows land managers to achieve both ecological and economic goals,” says […]

Fay Ranches Summit 2016

A good mix of business and pleasure! This past week in Bozeman, Montana, Fay agents from across the country travelled to participate in the Fay Ranches Summit.  As is customary at Fay Ranches, this event was a nice mix of business and pleasure.  We spent four hours on Thursday and again on Friday educating ourselves […]

Experiences – Not Things… Minam River Ranch, Oregon

From Trophy Sized Elk to Trout Fishing at Minam River Ranch Jerry Hicks, the listing broker, told us about a great day fishing with a client this summer.     “A favorite property of mine, the Minam River Ranch, sits just outside of La Grande, Oregon. It is a quintessential sportsman’s paradise. The property is huge, […]

Nonstop Flights to Bozeman Montana

15 Nonstop Flights to Bozeman You Need to Know About Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana—with good reason. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an outdoor enthusiast or simply love the pace of a mountain town full of culture, Bozeman will not disappoint. Lucky for you, access is easier than you might think. […]

Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch

Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch Greg Fay and Branif Scott of Fay Ranches and Jeff Boswell of Republic Ranches recently held a ‘business strategy’ session on the Ruby River Ranch in Sheridan, Montana which was just listed by Fay Ranches.  The three enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hopper fishing.  “Due […]

Texas Roadshow with Fay Ranches, Republic Ranches and The Land Report

Four Intimate Roundtable Meetings Were Recently Held in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Greg Fay of Fay Ranches recently travelled to Texas to join strategic allies Republic Ranches and The Land Report, for four roundtable discussions held in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. Topics focused on current rural land trends and investing […]

Investing in Timber

by Dick Ludington, Veteran Land Broker As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 Veteran Land Broker Dick Ludington joined Fay Ranches in 2014, bringing over 37 years of experience in timberland, conservation, and recreational land transaction knowledge for public and private agencies to our team. His understanding in timberland investment has involved the buying and selling of millions […]

How To Buy A Ranch

Written by Greg Fay, Founder of Fay Ranches As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 So, you’re thinking about buying a ranch? There are a few steps to keep in mind as you embark on this adventure—but let me back up a bit. I’ve been brokering ranchland since 1986 and founded Fay Ranches in 1992. In the […]

Invest In Land Or Stuff A Mattress

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 Over the past seven years, investors have been notoriously careful with their cash flow, avoiding risk and staying cash heavy. This is no surprise. Due to the economic crisis in 2008, many investors and wealthy individuals became more risk averse with their portfolios, and began saving money instead of investing. However, last year’s annual CapGemini/RBC survey of investors worldwide […]

Production Land Profits

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 The University of Idaho agricultural economists, Garth Taylor and Ben Eborn, reported an 11% increase in 2014 for Idaho farm and ranch net income. Additionally, there was a 6% decrease in expenses, which resulted in a 46% increase overall in reported income for 2014, up to $4.53 billion net, a record set […]

Finding Balance: Managing Ranches For Elk

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 There’s a secret that ranch owners know out in the Mountain West: Creating wildlife habitat isn’t just good for your morning view, it also raises the value of your land. “Ranches that are managed with a sustainable agricultural plan have the added benefit of attracting wildlife and this creates value not only for the […]

Savvy Cattle Ranch Investing

As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 1 Buying a ranch is often the culmination of a lifelong dream for many of our clients. Carving out time to revel in th e peace and solitude of sprawling acreage, as well as owning a unique place where unique memories are created in the outdoors are some of the top reasons […]