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The Basics of Easements

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

When buying farms, ranches or land something that you must be aware of and run into frequently is easements. An easement is an irrevocable right to the use of another person’s property. Easements are often misunderstood and this misunderstanding of easements can lead to significant headaches later down the road after closing on a property.

One of the first basic things to determine about the easement in question is, is it appurtenant or in gross. An in gross easement is an easement for the benefit of a person whether they own property or not and does not pass with the land. For example if an in gross easement was granted by a neighbor to fish on their property to Joe and Joe sells his property, Joe’s easement does not pass to the new owner. Joe would still have the easement to fish on the neighbor’s property. However, if an appurtenant easement was granted for Joe to fish on the neighbor’s property then the easement would pass with the land at the time of sale to the new owner. As you can see, it is very important to determine what type of easement it is before you purchase a property.

Something else that you will want to be aware of is there are times where there may not be a written easement but there may be an implied easement or a case for a prescriptive easement. These are easements to research more if you are purchasing property where others are using the property on a regular basis without a written easement. Even though there is not an easement in writing they may be able to establish an easement if they can meet and prove certain criteria. In which case, you would have to continue to grant the easement.

Easements are something that you will run into often when purchasing property. They may be utility easements, rights-of-ways, oil and gas easements, easements for access to property, etc. You will want to understand them and how they will impact your use and enjoyment of a property.

There are many other types of easements and far too many details to discuss in this short article. If you would like to know more about easements, consult your broker or attorney.

Pristine and Historic Idaho’s Gold Fork River Ranch Sells

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The Gold Fork River, near McCall, Idaho, is one of Idaho’s most scenic rivers.  The river flows through beautiful timbered mountains and forests until reaching Lake Cascade, south of McCall, Idaho.  This river is one of Idaho’s hidden gems, offering fishing for trout and land locked Salmon.  Elk, deer, cougar, bear and other wild game call the areas along the river home.  People living and visiting the area can camp. hike, fish, hunt, ski, snowmobile, ride horses and recreate.  The area is off the beaten path and a great place to enjoy the pristine nature Central Idaho has to offer.  The ranch is situated in Valley County. This is a land where the timber, rocks and mountains, and clean mountain streams meet the sky,” John Knipe said. Fur trappers were the first white men in the area but permanent settlement did not take place until the 1880’s when livestock ranchers moved into the Long Valley in Valley County, Idaho.In addition to fishing and wild game, the area consist of large amount of natural resources.  On of which is Gold.  Gold mined prior to 1958 in this county was mostly found and mined in lode deposits of antimony gold ore and reported to be about 324,000 ounces that was mined in these early years.

Knipe Land Company is proud to announce that they have just sold the Gold Fork River Ranch.  The ranch offers more than four miles of this pristine, alpine river flowing through the center of the ranch.  Topography on the ranch varies from timbered mountains, mountain meadows, to rugged rock canyons, dramatic rushing rapids on the river to slow flowing, ever continuous bending and winding river and waterways.  The ranch provides critical habitat and refuge for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Columbia Basin Red-banned Trout, Yellow Perch, and land-locked Chinook Salmon, which are more precisely called Kokanee Salmon. The ranch also provides pristine, natural habitat, not only for livestock, but also herds of elk, deer, and wild big game, like the cougar, bear, moose and other nature and wildlife.  The ranch consists of over 1,200 deeded acres of land and offers the owner over 8 miles or riverfront – counting both sides of the river.

Close to the ranch is a wonderful area attraction – the famous Gold Fork Hot Springs.  This is a mineral rich hot springs that is open year round.  The hot springs is open to the public, offering a spectacular setting and six different pools.  The area is renowned for mountain biking, hiking fishing, skiing and other year round recreation activities.  John Knipe, Broker for Knipe Land Company said “When it comes to recreating in this area, you are only limited by your imagination and your check book.” Area attractions include three ski hills, golf coureses, lakes for boating and sailing and fishing, ghost towns, national forest, numerous rivers and streams, alpine lakes to hike to and enjoy, and other natural resources found in a forested setting.

Knipe Land Company is one if Idaho’s oldest real estate companies, tracing its roots back nearly 70 years to 1944 when it first opened its doors.  The real company specializes in marketing and selling commercial farms. ranches for cattle recreation, family retreats and legacy ranches – ranches purchased by today’s generation and held by the family owners for future generations; as well as timberland, and recreation based real estate.  Professional natural resource management is also available including, farm management, ranch management and timber management and conservation.  If you are buying or selling or looking for land management – look no further than one of Idaho’s oldest and most trusted firms, Knipe Land Company.  Knipe Land Company and Knipe Land North, LLC, are licensed in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, and Washington State.  Because Knipe Land can trace its roots back nearly 70 years, they bring a long list of satisfied customers ranging from farmers, ranchers, land owners, buyers, sellers, and ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to individual owners.

John Knipe serves as President of Knipe Land Company.  He holds office as Past Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors – Realtors Land Institute.  Knipe is also Past President of the Idaho Realtors Land Institute.  Knipe is co-founder and President of the World Organization Land Federation.  He is a seasoned farm, ranch and land broker with agents and offices across Idaho.  Knipe is an Idaho native and he was responsible for successfully marketing the Gold Fork River Ranch. “Idaho offers over 80 mountain ranges including the Rocky Mountains, 26,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams and over 2,000 mountain lakes”, Knipe said. For more information on Knipe, the Gold Fork River Ranch or other ranches being marketed, readers are encouraged to go to:  www.knipeland.com.  Knipe also publishes The Range Writer Natural Resources Magazine.  Readership last issue was over 380,000 readers.  To request a free copy of this farm and ranch real estate magazine, call (208) 345-3163 or email the editor at john@knipeland.com.

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Why you Should Exchange Under IRC 1031

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

There are several reasons that you as a property owner should participate in a 1031 exchange. For those of you who are not familiar with 1031 exchanges, 1031s are a way to defer taxes on the capital gains from a sale of investment property.  1031s can be very complicated and you will also need the help of a 1031 qualified intermediary. There are 5 main advantages to exchanging property.

  1. Preservation of Equity – 1031 exchanges allow owners to defer taxes on the capital gains from a sale indefinitely. This allows the owner to roll the gains into a new property over and over rather than pay the taxes. Keep in mind that if you do 1031 exchanges and then at some time in the future decide not to exchange you will owe taxes going all the way back to your original basis.
  2. Leverage – You can exchange from a property that you have a high amount of equity or one that you own “free and clear”  into a property of much more value and has a higher cash flow.
  3. Diversification – Exchangers can diversify by exchanging out of one property into two or more properties. There are time considerations that must be taken into account. Consult with an attorney prior to engaging in an exchange involving multiple properties.
  4. Management Relief – If you as an owner have accumulated several single family rentals that require intensive management you can exchange them for one single investment property that requires substantially less management.
  5. Estate Planning – In many cases, several members of a family inherent a single property jointly and cannot agree on what they want to do with it. The family members can exchange the property for several different properties that suit the needs of all family members.

Always consult with an attorney who is familiar with 1031 exchanges.

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Things to Consider Prior to Purchasing Hunting Land

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

When you begin your search for hunting land for sale, you will want to consider several factors. Species you desire to hunt, quality of species you desire, species population size, species acreage requirements, and management goals to name a few. Below we have taken a couple big game species and discuss some of these factors. We will start with Whitetail deer hunting land in Texas.

When looking for whitetail deer hunting land in Texas, you will first want to determine if you are looking for a place that has high populations of deer simply for the enjoyment of hunting or if you want a place that has trophy quality deer. You will also want to determine what your goals will be. Do you want to buy  land that has not been managed previously and start your own management program or buy land that has already been managed? If you want to buy place to manage for and hunt trophy whitetail, you will want a place that is at least 1000 acres or more if it is not high fenced. If it is high fence,d you probably would not want a place smaller than 3-400 acres. In addition, you will want to manage the deer population according to your management goals.

Now lets look at Colorado Elk hunting land. You will still want to decide if you want a place for hunting trophy animals or simply for the enjoyment of hunting. Once you have determined what type of hunting you want to be able to do, you have several options. You can by small acreage that borders National Forest or BLM land giving you access to 1,000s of acres to hunt or you can buy large parcels of private land. You will be very limited on your management options if you elect to buy smaller parcels that simply give you access as opposed to the options that will be available if you purchase large private tracts of land. You will also need to decide what unit you want to purchase land in. Some units are draw only and some have 2nd, 3rd and 4th season over the counter tags. If you buy private land, you may be able to get land owner tags. The draw only units will generally have better trophy quality but lower overall herd numbers so unless you have land owner tags you will be required to draw your tags and it may take several bonus points in order to draw. You will want to keep these factors in mind when looking at Colorado Hunting Land for Sale.