Taxes

Texas Senate Tackles Eminent Domain

Four years after the Supreme Court handed down Kelo vs. New London, eminent domain reform continues. Earlier this month, the Texas Senate passed an amendment that would make it harder for the government to seize land from private landowners via

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Posted in Developers, Federal Policy, Grant Gannon, Public Land, Residential Property, Taxes

Florida: “It’s Almost Like a Fire Sale”

A University of Florida study has put a staggering number on just how badly the economic crisis has impacted rural land values in the Sunshine State. The study concludes that land values plummeted upwards of 55 percent in 2008 from

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Posted in Developers, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Taxes, Texas

Property Tax Revolt Brewing

As the New Year gets under way, elected officials are considering curbing or rolling back property taxes in numerous states from coast to coast. That’s good news for landowners, homeowners, and real estate investors whose properties are easy pickings for

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Taxes, Topics

Amendment 4 Approved by Floridians

Voters in Florida overwhelmingly approved Amendment 4, The Florida Conservation Land Amendment, a measure that will lower property taxes on lands set aside for conservation. Amendment 4, which was  supported by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, was approved by 68.4 percent of Florida voters.

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Regional News, South, Taxes

Property Tax Appeals on the Rise

Last week we took note of the great disparity in property tax rates from state to state with New Jersey levying an astounding $2,642 per citizen on the high end and Alabama charging its citizens an average of $477 by comparison. Now Investor’s Business Daily

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Residential Property, Taxes, Topics

Lowest Property Taxes in U.S.? Alabama

Alabamans pay on average just $477 per person in property and real taxes. That’s one of the many conclusions of this 64-page background paper from the Washington-based Tax Foundation that was released earlier this month. But you already knew that because you

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, South, Taxes

Amendment 4 Would Cut Property Taxes for Florida Landowners

If you’re a registered voter in Florida and a landowner as well, there is an important amendment on this November’s ballot you need to be aware of. Amendment 4 could significantly reduce your tax liability, provided you set aside your land for conservation

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Posted in Cattle, Farming, Feature, South, Taxes

Sale of the Forbes Trinchera Ranch

Land Report Editor Eric O’Keefe discusses one the biggest sales of 2007, the 171,000-acre Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado to hedge fund manager Louis Bacon.

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Taxes, Topics, Video, West

The Nature Conservancy Purchases 161,000 acres in New York

BY TREY GARRISON PUBLISHED AUGUST 2007 The Nature Conservancy purchased 161,000 acres of Finch Paper Holdings forestlands in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The $110 million deal, which works out to approximately $683 per acre, was announced on June 18 and

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Posted in August 2007, Conservation, Feature, Magazine, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Taxes, Timber, Topics, Trey Garrison

Preserving Endangered Species for Profit

Who can save the Alabama red-bellied turtle? Maybe your accountant can. He or she will have a chance if Congress passes new legislation that would give tax breaks to landowners who act to preserve species like the Alabama red-bellied turtle,

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Posted in Conservation, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Taxes, Topics
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