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02/16/2017
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Article Provided and Written by
Chris Nolt - Owner of Solid Rock Wealth Management, Inc.
 

Would you like to know how to bypass capital gain taxes on the sale of your land and have the U.S. government pay you?  I know it sounds too good to be true but that is exactly what we have helped many Wyoming ranchers do.  Allow me to explain.

IRC Section 1031 Exchange

Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows a person with appreciated land to sell their land, to purchase (exchange into) other real estate and to defer taxes on the sale.  Many agricultural families who are transitioning into retirement use the 1031 exchange to preserve their wealth and to generate passive income by exchanging into various types of commercial property.

01/11/2017
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Written by Jim McFerson – Director, WSU Research & Extension Center; Professor of Horticulture

 

Agriculture in the Northwest is not only prepared to embrace innovation and emerging technologies, but is often setting the pace nationally.

09/30/2016
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Swan Land Company

Montana has an expansive land mass and a wild-west history to match. As the 4th largest state in our union the scenery transforms from its eastern plains into vast mountain ranges as one travels westward. Nicknamed “Big Sky Country” for its sweeping views, it is also nicknamed the “Treasure State” due to the state’s resources in it gold, silver, copper, oil and coal. Early settlers were attracted to its mining and agricultural opportunities. Conflicts and battles arose when native American Indians were encroached upon by white settlers. The Homestead Act of 1862 further solidified the white man’s presence offering free land to settlers if they indeed “up proved” 160 allotted acres. This was a challenging feat in the arid climate. Soon the railroad made its appearance. Today Montana is still considered a frontier land as the country's least populated state with the average of 6 people per square mile.

09/14/2016
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Swan Land Company

Listing Broker Sam Sanders, based in Salt Lake City represented the Seller of Thompson Ranch, a beautiful recreational and agricultural Utah ranch.  Located four miles north of the historic town of Boulder, Utah, this small cattle Ranch offers captivating vistas in every direction. This undisturbed beauty will remain intact as it is bounded on three sides by the immense Dixie National Forest. This 165-acre showplace offers immaculate landscaping surrounding the main residence, guest house, spa building and outbuildings.  Although the Ranch is uniquely functional as a summer cattle operation, its natural serenity and beauty provides a perfect haven for all who visit this ideal retreat.

The Ranch is one of a handful of large privately-owned holdings in the immediate Boulder area.  The vast expanse of the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument dominates the south, and the massive and heavily-forested Aquarius Plateau – the highest plateau in North America – looms large to the north.  This unusual land form is completely encompassed by the Dixie National Forest.

 

08/29/2016
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Swan Land Company

The following article was featured in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation magazine - Bugle - September/October 2016

Striking Gold on Birch Creek
By Dan Crockett

On the dry side of the Wasatch Range in the northeast corner of Utah, you can still find big sweeps of sagebrush freckled with pockets of aspen, mountain mahogany and black timber. Clear, cold creeks glide through native grasses and forbs that have never felt the bite of the plow. There are ranches where it is possible to spot cattle, sheep, elk, mule deer and antelope all scattered across one long ridge. The Milky Way shines bright enough to throw the shadows of aspen across the sage. This is the home of the Birch Creek Ranch.

08/11/2016
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Swan Land Company

Nestled in a private valley along the North Fork of Crazy Woman Creek amongst the cottonwoods, sandstone cliffs, and lush creek bottom, Long Ranch presents private, executive-style living, live water teeming with trout, a well-designed equestrian facility, and excellent year-round access.  Comprised of 662.5± deeded acres, of which 292.9± acres are irrigated, the Ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife and provides private fishing in live water.  Located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains approximately 12 miles south of Buffalo, Wyoming, the Ranch enjoys an unparalleled private setting, yet is only a short drive from the amenities of town. 

With a luxury home on the banks of the creek and an exceptional equestrian facility, the horse enthusiast will discover a new element of enjoyment and contentment.  Having been meticulously maintained, all of the improvements are in excellent condition allowing for a turn-key transition.  Buyers seeking privacy, luxury, live water, agricultural production, excellent improvements and convenience to town will enjoy discovering Long Ranch.

08/04/2016
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Swan Land Company

New Mexico, colonized by Spain prior to becoming a part of the U.S. territory in 1912, has over 500 years of Hispanic culture as well as over 2,500 years of Native American history under its belt. Dwellings in Taos Pueblo, which are still occupied, have been traced back 900 years making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited areas of America. The physical features of New Mexico offer a wide variety of outdoor educational experiences and exploration through its national parks, monuments, fossil sites, ancient lava flows and unique geology. The great gold rush attracted a wave of the American population to the New Mexico when a gold vein was discovered in Delores. Today, points of interest throughout New Mexico echo its past and invite you to travel through the annals of time by visiting one of its many historic hotels.

06/16/2016
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Swan Land Company

Utah, a state defined by its vast alpine land, arid deserts and other breathtaking natural wonders, offers as much to the outdoor recreationalist as it does to the history buffs as seen in its preservation of hotels and inns scattered within its borders. With a rich history of Native American tribes, Indian wars and early pioneers there is plenty of history to be witnessed. Originally a Mexican territory in the early days, it continued to evolve as an influx of people arrived with completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.

06/09/2016
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Swan Land Company

Located 30 minutes northeast of Billings, the 13,415± total acre Ranch provides private-archery hunting in one of Montana's trophy bull elk regions – the famed 590 Hunting District.  The main Ranch is comprised of 9,095± contiguous acres of which 8,455± are deeded with 640 acres of State of Montana lease land. Situated about thirty minutes north of the main Ranch, the summer grazing unit encompasses 3,680 Bureau of Land Management lease acres and 640 acres of State of Montana lease land.

The Ranch is comprised of rolling hillsides and timbered draws with healthy stands of ponderosa pine.  Strategically planted alfalfa fields serpentine along several large plateaus which are framed by the thick pine draws lined with numerous developed springs. Managed for wildlife enhancement, the Ranch holds trophy bull elk scoring consistently at and above 345 with confirmed bulls harvested in excess of 380.  

This “end of the road” ranch is accessed by a private gate keeping sightseers and the general public from gaining access into this wildlife haven.  Priced at under $1,280 per deeded acre, the Ranch is competitively priced within the Central Montana ranch market.

05/18/2016
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Swan Land Company

Located four miles west of Buffalo on the banks of Clear Creek, this private Wyoming estate on 68 acres affords spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains.  This beautiful Wyoming property offers a comfortable ranch-style home as well as a second home that would be ideal for a caretaker.  Surrounded by large mature trees, the in-ground swimming pool, a private pond and over a half-mile stretch of Clear Creek as well as a small horse barn add to the recreational amenities.  The creek creates an ideal habitat for the abundant wildlife including deer, turkeys, upland game and waterfowl.  The combination of the trout-rich pond and Clear Creek create excellent fishing opportunities for anglers.  Protected by a conservation easement that includes the adjacent 7 Diamond 7 Ranch, Clear Creek Retreat will forever preserve its unsullied beauty and privacy.

Offered at $995,000.

 

Buyer Represented by Swan Land Company - Scott Williams Sales Agent - Buffalo, Wyoming

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