When purchasing a ranch, it is essential that an in-depth investigation is done in order to ensure that you know exactly what you are purchasing. While this is true for any real estate transaction, it is extremely important when it comes to buying a ranch, farm or recreational tract of land. Whether it is an agricultural farm or ranch in Montana or Utah or a recreational hunting ranch in Wyoming, there are checklists and protocols that should be followed in order to cover all of your bases and eliminate surprises after the purchase. Although every property is different, there are several items that should not be overlooked. Some of this information can be found in the title commitment, however it is always good to double check to confirm that the information provided is correct. O
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4th Annual Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana
Thursday, March 7 & 8, 2019 - Helena, MT
Mike Swan is honored to be a presenter at The Seminar Group's 4th Annual Buying and Selling Ranches in Montana.
The solitude and the beauty of the 1,994± acres of Knapp Creek Basin Ranch is set in a basin with virtually nothing else visible except Cascade Butte, Mount Cecelia and the mountain vistas. Being located only 3.5 miles from Cascade and the mighty Missouri River, makes this an ideal location for a retreat while also serving as a productive grass ranch.
The 4,500 square-foot main residence was built in 1993-1994 by Dave Zion, a renowned builder, and the 2,000 square-foot art studio was built in 2013. The deluxe artist’s studio could easily be converted into a guest house. All of the improvements sit in the middle of the Ranch, creating a lovely compound, miles from anyone, or so it seems.
Have you ever hunted Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep? If yes, then you are one of the lucky few. Getting the opportunity to hunt for bighorn sheep requires many factors ̶ not only skill and physical prowess but also some luck.
There is a very limited quota for bighorn sheep licenses. Depending on the area, the chances of drawing a tag in a random draw are typically less than one percent. And once you do obtain a license, then you have to wait another five years before applying again.
Swan Land Company would like to congratulate the Montana Land Reliance for receiving this prestigious Presidents Award!
The Montana Land Reliance was recently presented with the President's Award, the highest honor awarded by the Land Trust Alliance.
This award is granted to an individual or organization "whose leadership has enriched the land conservation movement and whose contributions encourage commitment and action throughout the land trust community and private landowner community."
For more information on the Land Trust Alliance: https://www.landtrustalliance.org
A deeply rooted activity in American culture dates as far back as history can take us.
Hunting is deeply ingrained in our national heritage and still carried today in various forms through family traditions.
Long ago, Native American indians roamed the land and hunted animals for food and well-being. Hunting was used by aspiring young braves as a symbol of their passage into adulthood. Thus, using the ability to hunt and feed the family was an ultimate test of manhood.
As the white man arrived bearing European traditions, they quickly shed the concept that all hunted animals were the property of the governing state, private owners or the wealthy.
NILE STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2018
The highly prestigious Northern International Livestock Exposition is back! With a reputation of showcasing some of the purest genetic livestock lines in the world.
Swan Land Company is excited to congratulate Scott Williams on receiving his Real Estate Salesperson’s License in the state of Nebraska and the state of Montana. Scott is hanging his license under Mike Swan, Owner and Managing Broker of Swan Land Company, based in Montana, and a licensed Managing Broker in Nebraska. Scott obtained his Wyoming real estate license as a Sales Associate in January of 2015 when came on board with Swan. Last year he earned his WY real estate Broker’s license.
Natural Resource Conservation Service of Montana - Events for August 2018
USDA Natural Resourse Conservation Service and conservation partners across Montana and the country host a variety of educational events throughout August. Take a look at some of the events scheduled to happen in Montana throughout the month.