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Nestled in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, South East of Lewistown, Montana on the North Fork of Flatt-Willow Creek. Red Hill Retreat consists of 60 acres of private and secluded  paradise, unmatched by anything on the market in the area. The retreat has been operated over the years as a wedding destination venue and can...

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  Cataloochee ranch +/- 349 acres, is located just 20 minutes outside Trinidad Colorado.  Cataloochee is a Cherokee phrase meaning "wave upon wave of mountains", perfectly sums up this magnificent piece of property.  If you've been looking for a larger piece of recreational land, this property may be just what you've bee...

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  Culebra Vista Cabina is the high mountain cabin that everyone dreams of when looking for Colorado property.  This cabin sits near timberline in the Culebra Range of the Sangre De Cristo mountains of southern Colorado.  The cabin was hand crafted by Amish builders, and Engelmann Spruce logs were hand picked before const...

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Keystone Road Wildlife Retreat – Hoisington, KS (Barton County)+/- 128 acres total(6) parcels selling together:(4) Parcels together along Keystone Rd./NE 100 Rd. (along the creek – 93 acres)(1) Parcel on NE 10 Ave. (directly south of railroad – 19 acres)(1) Parcel north of Keystone Rd./NE 100 Rd. (16 acres)Additional ...

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Here is that little slice of hunting paradise and end of the road seclusion you have been waiting for. Consisting of 80 acres in the heart of some of Colorado's finest big game country the property is rich with Elk, Moose, and Deer. Just 4.5 miles from the Williams Fork Reservoir and 10 miles to Parshall this gem boasts spe...

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Situated between Mulvane and Derby, KS is a prime piece of farm, hunt, and development property just off of 95th and Greenwich. Sedgwick County Kansas now has a population of just over 513,000 and continues to grow. With the city of Derby located just to the northwest and the city of Mulvane located just to the southwest, t...

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Welcome to Sedgwick County, Kansas - population now over 513,000. This newly listed property features numerous assets providing tremendous value from development potential, to farm income, to recreational enjoyment.Located in the heart of recreational and farmland in southeast Kansas, this property is bordered to the east b...

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The Great Bend Investment Tract is the largest property for sale bordering the city limits of Great Bend, Kansas.  A large portion of the property is also outside of the FEMA floodplain giving the property even more of an advantage from a development standpoint.  The property sits just beyond the corner of 10th Street and...

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Located in Central Kansas just a few miles northwest of Bison, Kansas, the Superior Sporting Sixty-Six is a 66 acre property with something for everyone interested in outdoors and recreational property. This property boasts a 7.5 acre watershed, current CRP contract with a split, two large areas of timber, and an open past...

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Location, Location, Location! The home and 28+ acre property offers views, pastures, and wooded hillside. Tucked away above Old Stage Road it is your own Oregon dream. As you enter the front yard there is fantastic landscaping, and a wonderful pond with a waterfall adding to the ambiance! The decks on the front of the home ...

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Sand Creek Rec RetreatWhere Sand & Mud Creek meet.Less than 3 miles from I-135 and about 2 miles from the city of Newton in Harvey County.80 +/- acres with approximately 20 acres of creekline and 60 acres of cropland.This property provides the opportunity of expanding one's farming operation with productive cultivated g...

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The Quivira Vista Lodge is a nature lover's dream property! This 12-acre farmstead is situated in direct sight of the main pool of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and offers some of the first privately-owned timber to the west of Quivira itself.Along with the great location, this property offers its own unique features tha...

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The Central Kansas Tri-County Ranch Quarter+/- 160 Acres in Barton County, KSLocated between Arkansas River & Quivira National Wildlife RefugeThis beautiful rolling hill quarter sits right in Barton County on the Stafford County line. There are two water wells on the property. One well is hooked up to a recently refurbi...

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New to the market is a fine piece of crop and recreational land in big deer country!  Situated just southwest of Concordia, Kansas this property has rolling terrain and a number of different fingers of wooded area that feed into a pond that provides waterfowl enjoyment and cover for your recreational interests. Rural wate...

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This private 41 acre mini ranch can be used as your own horse property or a professional retreat in south Evergreen. Turkey Creek Getaway offers a beautiful mix of rolling pasture, gently sloping terrain, a small pond, mature trees such as aspen glens, fir, spruce and pine trees. A perfect estate property, very private yet ...

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  Perfect Pasture is located 20 Minutes west of I-25 and the historic town of Aguilar, CO.  This 35 acre lot is located in the Spanish Peaks country of southern Colorado.  The property is accessible year round and accessed by county roads and Apishapa River Ranch development roads.  This area is known for it's locale ne...

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  Spanish Peaks Hideout is located 20 minutes west of I-25 and the historic town of Aguilar.  This beautiful 38 acre parcel is fully treed with mature Ponderosa Pines and Gambel Oak.  The property is accessible year round from county roads and Apishapa River Ranch development roads.  These roads are well maintained.  T...

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  Bear Claw Pass Ranch is the high mountain ranch everyone looks for, but seldom finds.  One of the largest Elk herds in Colorado is in Las Animas County, and they do not stand still. There is a large irrigated alfalfa field just over one mile due north of this ranch which they frequent nightly (especially during late sum...

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Mountain Top at Dome Rock was built to maximize both privacy and surrounding views.  Constructed by the owner/contractor, the end-of-the road and up top placement provides views of Dome Rock within the Dome Rock Wildlife Management Area (W.M.A.), the Four Mile Creek valley and several outlying mountain ranges.  The 38.3-a...

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The Elk Basin Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 459± deeded acres and excellent big game hunting, all just 27 miles from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch boasts spectacular views of Custer State Park located only 1 ¼ miles to the west. The Custer State Park Airport is only 2 miles away. The pro...

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Timber Land for Sale - A Growing Investment

Timberland is an investment that is off many people's radar. However, there are many reasons to take another look at timberland as an investment opportunity. What are some of the basics of buying timberland?

Why is timberland a good investment?

Many consider now to be an exceptional time to invest in timberland because of its relatively low cost compared to historic trends. What are some of the most attractive reasons for owning timberland?

Timber is an investment that grows on its own.

As a biological organism, trees grow on their own. Trees get bigger, and that means more wood. They also replicate themselves. Their growth continually adds value to your investment.

Earn annual lease income.

Timberland often has other natural resources on it, such as lakes, streams, and fields. These areas can be leased for recreational use. You can also build your own vacation cabin on the property.

Timberland is a hard asset.

Forests are a physical asset of which there is a limited supply. Both the timber and the land will appreciate. There are also tax advantages to owning timber real estate.

Forests & Timber Land in the U.S.A.

The United States has one of the world's largest and most productive resources in its forests. Out of 2,263,259,000 acres of land in the U.S., 33% of it is classified as forested land.

Southern States

70% of the timberland in the U.S. is located in the South. Of this, private owners own 90%. The Southern States include Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. The ten most common types of trees in the South are:

  1. Red Maple
  2. Loblolly Pine
  3. Sweetgum
  4. Douglas Fir
  5. Quaking Aspen
  6. Sugar Maple
  7. Balsam Fir
  8. Flowering Dogwood
  9. Lodgepole Pine
  10. White Oak

Western States

Oregon is the most timber-dependent state in the U.S. A booming construction industry created demand that fueled an economic boom for the state. Forests here are dominated by Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine. California, Colorado, and Montana also have significant timbers industry and a large number of acres of timberland for sale.

Northeast States

The hardwood markets in the Northeast States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are solid investments. These include Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch, and Red Oak.

Appalachian Hardwoods Timber Market

It is known that the Appalachian hardwood timber is the best, and highest-quality in the country. The regions of West Virginia, Southern Ohio, and the Northern Appalachian between Georgia and New York are famous worldwide for their hardwood. These forests consist of White Oak, Red Oak, and Walnut that is turned into beautiful hardwood flooring.

What to look for in timberland.

When buying timberland, it's important to look for some of the same factors you would look for in any real estate transaction. It is key to look at several factors when considering this investment.

  • Road access
  • Water, sewer, and drainage
  • Easements
  • Utilities, if needed
  • Mineral rights
  • Timber rights

Also consider what types of trees are on the property and their value. Remember, timber values depend on the size, species, and quality of the trees that are on it.

Hiring a Forester

It is a good first step to hire a Forester. This is a professional who can help you evaluate the trees on your selected plot, tell you about their quality, analyze the soil, and check other growing conditions. He or she can also advise you on managing the property.

These are just a few of the reasons purchasing this type of real estate is such a solid investment. Would you like to see your timberland property listings on Land Broker MLS? Join our co-op by signing up today.