Notes from the Field

Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burning

Fires are a part of our past that should be embraced. Before European contact with Native Americans, the indigenous people of the southeast were horticulturists (farmers). They grew maize (corn), squash, beans, sunflowers and pumpkins. By the beginning of the 16th century, Indians had cleared millions of acres for crops and set fires to hundreds of millions of acres annually to improve habitat for game, facilitate travel, reduce insects, pests and vermin, eliminate cover for potential enemies, enhance conditions for berry production, drive game…

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Considering a 1031 Exchange? Understand the Benefits…and Risks

Considering a 1031 Exchange? Understand the Benefits…and Risks

You may have heard the term 1031 Exchange, but aren’t sure exactly how it works. Put simply, it’s sometimes called a “like-kind exchange,” meaning it’s a swap of one business or investment asset for another. Any type of investment property can be exchanged for another type of investment property. For example, a like-kind exchange could be exchanging land for an industrial building.

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Important Aspects of a Real Estate Contract

Important Aspects of a Real Estate Contract

As a mortgage loan originator, I’ve helped hundreds of clients with financing the purchase of their home. And through the years, I’ve found that many buyers are overwhelmed and confused by their real estate contract. There are several important aspects that a buyer should always include in their purchase contract.

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5 Important Things To Consider When Making An Offer On Rural Land

5 Important Things To Consider When Making An Offer On Rural Land

Most people who want to own land tell a story about what drives them to make a purchase. Maybe you’ve spent hours in the woods with your grandfather as a youngster, hunting or fishing. Or, maybe you enjoyed a cabin where your family shared Thanksgiving lunch. Or maybe—just maybe—you’ve been leasing property to hunt on and you’ve had enough. You want to do it your way.

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The Value of Shared Ownership

The Value of Shared Ownership

Shared ownership actually began as the cooperative form of corporate structure in the 1700s. Shared ownership, as it has evolved today, still offers unique advantages. While some of these advantages may not be readily apparent, they are most certainly distinct from other forms of business–and are something you might want to know more about.

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