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SOLD: Florida’s El Maximo Ranch Sells

After a three-generation run, the cattle kingdom that LATT MAXCY built comes to an end. South Carolinian by birth, Latimer “Latt” Maxcy (1887-1971) was an empire builder, the sort of individual who changed not only his own destiny but that

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Florida, South, South Carolina

The Land Report Fall 2016

Chris Soules, aka America’s most famous farmer, tells his story in The Investment Issue, which focuses on above-market returns in key sectors such as ranchland, timberland, as well as hunting and farming properties. Learn how this Iowa farm kid grew up to

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Florida, Hunting, Midwest, Nevada, Public Land, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas, Timber

Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Behind the 2013 Land Report 100: America’s Largest Landowners Double Down

The Land Report releases 2013 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; John Malone and Ted Turner top list of 100 biggest owners of America. Investing in rural, undeveloped land continues to be a popular strategy among the affluent, according

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Meet Frank Stronach

With its Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, Florida’s Disney World long reigned as the largest landowner in Marion County. Not anymore. At 29,000 acres, Frank Stronach is the largest private property owner in Marion County, Florida. The

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Posted in Feature, News Desk

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

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

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

JOE Nixes $130 Million Sale

Earlier today Florida’s largest private landowner, The St. Joe Company, announced the cancellation of a major transaction: 67,365 acres for more than $130 million ($1,929 per acre).  The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today said that the previously announced contract for

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Posted in Equities, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, South, Timber, Topics

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