The LAND Market Report is Out!

The Land Market Report is out and full of great information. One of the highlights of membership in the Realtors Land Institute is participation in the survey. There is to much to cover here so I will hit some of highlights: Recreational and Residential properties...

LAND PRICES…From My Point of View

I am asked frequently what LAND prices are doing. I decided to take a snap shot in time of prices of the 3 counties I am most active in, Harris County, Meriwether County and Talbot County GA. They are all located in the west central portion of Georgia. The prices...

Creating Shapefiles with Your iPhone

With the smart phones, the sky is the limit. I have begun using my smart phone to create shapefiles. A shapefile is a format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. It is stored as a set of related files and contains one feature class....

What You Need To Know About Starting a New Forest

What do you do after your timber has been harvested and you have one ugly mess on your hands?….. Start over again. The process starts with having the tract site prepared. This involves having the tract sprayed. You have 2 options, hand spray with back pack...

Why Isn’t My LAND Selling?

There is only 2 reasons why your land has not sold. One is price and two is marketing. Let’s look at each. Although no 2 tracts of land look the same, there is a lot of commonality in pricing. Generally properties within a county have a similar pricing...

What You Need To Know About Site Index.

If you are buying ‘timberland’ you should understand Site Index. It is a number representing soil productivity related to growing trees. For example, a farmer needs to know how many bushels of corn he can grow on an acre of land. Likewise a timberland owner needs to...

Google Earth Tip for the LAND Broker

Another Land Navigation Tip from your friendly Land Broker. Lots of Land folks use “qpublic.net/ga”  (Tax Assessor Website for Georgia) when searching for property owners or tracts of land. There is a very useful tool on the site. Although many Georgia Counties allow...

What is Earnest Money For?

Definition – A deposit made to a seller showing the buyer’s good faith in a transaction. Earnest money is typically held by the seller (or buyer) in an escrow account. An escrow account is a temporary pass through account held by a third party during the process of a...

What You Need To Know About Selling Land

You own a piece of property and you are thinking about selling. Put up a sign and wait on the phone calls. Sounds pretty easy doesn’t it? Let me give you some thing to think about. Everybody needs a roof over their head and a bed to sleep in, not everyone wants to own...