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10/15/2014
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As the uniform green canopy of summer turns into the brilliance of autumn colors a common topic on minds of many is the hunting season that lies ahead.  Whether the passion stems from the sport, sustainability, health, connection to nature or good old-fashioned tradition, hunting captivates many this time of year.

If you are a Buyer in the market for a recreational ranch or hunting parcel there are many things to consider. Here are some  general guidelines as you explore a recreational ranch purchase.  A qualified broker can be a tremendous asset during the buying process, as they have the experience to help find the ranch that best fits your needs and the resources to expedite the search process.

09/29/2014
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Swan Land Company

The Great Salt Lake, located on the northern edge of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth largest terminal lake in the world.  Although the size of the lake varies greatly depending on the year, on average it covers approximately 1,700 square miles.  The Great Salt Lake is one of four lakes which is a remnant of the prehistoric pluvial lake, Lake Bonneville, which covered 22,400 square miles – the majority of Utah as well as parts of Idaho and Nevada. 

09/11/2014
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Three Buttes Cattle Company is a sportsman’s paradise with Pope and Young deer, and trophy trout in the 1.5 mile stretch of the Sun River that runs through the Ranch.  Located four miles west of Simms and about 45 minutes from Great Falls, the 1,237 deeded-acre Ranch embraces native pastures, irrigated alfalfa fields, lush wooded river bottom, big valleys and dramatic views of Floweree, Crown and Shaw Buttes.  This part of Montana is an extension of the Rocky Mountain Front, which is often called the ‘Crown of the Continent’ and represents some of the most scenic and dramatic views in the Rocky Mountains. 

09/05/2014
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Swan Land Company is excited to announce the listing of Chesnut Valley Farm located just south of Cascade, Montana.  This productive ranch contains approximately 1,068 deeded acres and represents an opportunity to own solid irrigated farm land with consistent crop yields and extensive wing-shooting opportunities.  Chesnut Valley Farm has been under the careful husbandry of the Belote Family for nearly forty years.  Its healthy fields, coupled with abundant natural cover and a surprising amount of water offer excellent wildlife habitat while maintaining the productivity of the existing agricultural operation.  The Farm has appropriate and well-maintained improvements, which are ready to utilize or could be further developed and enhanced by the new owner.

09/05/2014
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Swan Land Company

Article provided by: Chris Nolt - Solid Rock Wealth Management

You’ve worked hard to create the equity in your farm or ranch.  When it comes time to sell, you need to work smart to preserve that equity and to make your money work as hard for you as you’ve worked for it.

08/27/2014
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Swan Land Company

Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Little Creek Ranch - an extremely productive Idaho ranch near the ranching town of McCammon.  Sam Sanders - Swan Land Company Broker based in Salt Lake City, Utah represented the Seller in the listing and sale of this Idaho property. 

08/27/2014
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Swan Land Company is pleased to announce the sale of Kindred Ranch - a beautiful and productive agriculture and recreation ranch located near Augusta, Montana.  Tim Anderson, Swan Land Company Broker based in Bozeman, Montana, represented the Seller in the listing and sale of the Property.

08/20/2014
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Swan Land Company

As mentioned in a recent blog post discussing an article from the New York Times about Investing in Land, Mike Swan, owner and managing broker of Swan Land Company, deliberated several important aspects to pay close attention to when buying and selling ranch property.  One of those key aspects that he discussed was water rights.  Water in the West is a critical commodity and can have a major impact on the real estate of farm land and agricultural properties.  Although information to research water rights is available, it can be a major endeavor to dig deep enough to gather pertinent information. 

08/12/2014
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Swan Land Company

Mike Swan, broker owner of Swan Land Company in Bozeman, Montana, as quoted in the New York Times, explains some reasons for investing in land.  The August 8th article in the Real Estate section - A Ranch With 1,000 Acres, For Your Inner Buckaroo, written by Julie Satow begins from a New Yorkers perspective:   'Most New Yorkers would barely know what to do with 1,000 square feet of space, let alone 1,000 acres. But what’s to stop us from trying to figure it out.  Buying a ranch is the stuff of childhood cowboy fantasy — riding horseback past herds of bison or standing knee-deep in a rushing stream filled with trout.

08/05/2014
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Swan Land Company

Forked Lightning Ranch featured in the Wall Street Journal

 

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