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Every now and then, you come across a property like this; a property that you know is nice, but do not fully appreciate until your boots are on the ground. The more I walked this property, the more I liked it! As I made my way through the rolling hills, I was filled with excitement, because I became certain that this prope...

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This is a property that can be used in multiple ways. It has a small home that is ready to move into. It has a spot for a camper with all the hookups. The property is fenced completely and has cows and horses on it now. This property has about half in timber and half in pasture land. It has 5 small ponds and 2 different cr...

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Here’s the perfect get away property no matter what your interest. Enter the farm at the end of the road into a beautiful hilltop field and pick your cabin building spot. Take off any direction and check out the diverse timber where you could explore all day long. Just off the field edges, you will find several rock ...

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Situated just minutes north of Wausau in the scenic rolling countryside you will find this absolutely gorgeous wooded tract. Take in the beauty of the majestic towering pines and impressive stands of hardwood timber that give this property a park-like setting. An extensive trail system winds throughout the rolling topograp...

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Big Buck Alert! Big Buck Alert!  Man, I love a property that gives me goosebumps and this one most definitely does! Mostly because I know the history of this river bottom and the deer that come out of there year in and year out. It's one thing to know about it and its entirely another to have a chance to...

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Here is a rock-solid property in a rock-solid neighborhood!  Not many good '40s are on the market and this is definitely one of them. Rolling hills, pinch points, stand sites, mineral licks, mature oak, thick regrowth aspen, trail system, and good low ground are just a few of the highlights. One loo...

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I have been managing land for almost 30 years, and it is tough to find a legitimate investment-grade recreational property with significant income and significant upside potential, especially at an affordable price today! This is by far the best one I’ve seen in years! With access from the west, frontage on Hwy ...

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PRICE REDUCED!!! Check out this fantastic turn-key recreational property in one of the fastest growing counties in the state.  Take the trip down the winding gravel drive to the cozy, scenic cabin. This private, secure, and well apportioned two-bedroom one-bath lodge would allow you to revel in the property and the lo...

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This is a beautiful 35-acre mountain terrain lot located in highly sought-after area 7 elk unit in Wyoming.  This gorgeous property has everything you need to enjoy a weekend getaway or a great hunting camp.  The east side of the parcel sits on a tall hill and overlooks a tree filled valley.  On the west end of the parc...

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Horse Ranch with two homes, loafing sheds, corrals, grazing ground.  The main home sits above the horse property, allowing a full view of the property.  The additional home is older well-maintained home for Horse Trainer or rental.  This ranch has 118.2 Acre Ft of Water rights.  There is a river that runs through part o...

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Welcome to your new country estate or recreational timberland property in Lafayette County, MS! This 145.2 ± acre tract has been in the family since 1913 and it’s time to pass it on to the next generation. The old family home is still standing in the established yard just off Highway 7 and would make a great place to bui...

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10 Acre Lake on 132 acres Timberland---Tract is located approx 5 miles NW of Poplarville & just west of I-59, convenient to Slidell & New Orleans. This is a rare find. The acreage consists mostly of approx 30 yr old planted pine w/some mixed hardwoods. There are numerous trails throughout w/food plots. The beautiful 10 acre...

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This 140+/- acres in Yalobusha County is full of planted pine that can be cut any day for some extra return on your investment! This property is less than 5 minutes from I-55 and the south side of Enid Lake. There is plenty of trails which are in excellent shape for you to ride your horse or side by side while enjoying the ...

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150 ac more or less, timberland/recreational/ranch for sale in Hardin Co., TX This 150 +/- acres with 3/2.5 brick home is just minutes from the beautiful Big Thicket National Preserve. Its a nice custom home featuring 2 living areas, a large island in kitchen, formal dining, breakfast nook, large bedrooms, and a large la...

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This property consists of two tracts with total acreage of 68.79 acres. This is a mixed use farm with pasture and timber. There are 14 ac of level pasture along the 1800' state hwy. A clear, cold creek bisects the farm with year-round, heavy flow. The 54 remaining acres consists of 36 year old, planted pines and mixed hardw...

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This excellent recreational getaway offers a furnished move-in ready house, barn, workshop, and plenty of land to enjoy just in time for hunting season! This property is located between Macon and Columbus, and approx 15 min from Butler and Ellaville. Features Include: * 90 acre property, Rupert, GA 31081, Taylor County *...

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Hunting Cabin & 80 Acres +/- located North of Mountain Home, AR in Baxter County, AR. The mixed use recreational, timberland is very secluded with 4x4 or UTV/ATV access behind a locked gate. This property could make a great hunting camp or getaway for a family. There is a pond on the property which could easily be stocked f...

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The sellers live next to this property and are huge hunters that take it very seriously. He has put great paths and roads throughout the property for access with any wind. There are 18 stands (lock-ons and ladder stands) and 3 elevated box blinds that are enclosed with windows on all sides that he built himself. I apologiz...

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Great hunting tract close to Lake Barkley! This tract has a diverse blend of habitat types with a hunter friendly topography! It has a good stand of softwoods, mast producing hardwoods and pines laid over a rolling to slightly steep topography that is loaded with great ambush sites. A large hollow runs through the farm and...

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67 acres with frontage on the Historic Green River. This property features long river frontage with great hunting. This property has been managed with the help of the Nature Conservancy to improve the land and wildlife and to improve the river frontage. The property is located at the end of the road offering tons of privacy...

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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.