Category: Buying Land

 On This Week’s Show Blake Hargroder, owner of Blake’s Crawfish, talks about those cajun-flavored crawdads that everyone wants to eat this time of year, and how they grow them on his farm in west Alabama. Russ Walters takes a break from planting their first peanuts of the year to give us the Farmland Report. www.selandgroup.com/agents/russ-walters Brian Watts pauses in the tall timbers to provide some insights in the Timber Talk segment Ben Elliott, with Alabama Ag Credit, talks about some Read more…

Narrator: It’s time for a new edition of The Land Show with Dave and Johnny. On the show today with the guys, Ryan Folk with LANDFLIP and LANDTHINK. George Mann, talking deer hunting. Bryan Watts with your Timber Talk segment. Randall Upchurch with your Farmland Report, and of course, the Wild Man himself, Tim Baker, with your wildlife update. So sit on back, relax, and enjoy a new edition of The Land Show with Dave and Johnny. Dave Milton: Hey, Read more…

The Wall Street Journal published an article last week that has caught the attention of many landowners or those who are considering making a timberland investment. This week I have been tagged by friends and followers in posts and comments on Facebook to ask my thoughts about it. The article is entitled “Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.” Ryan Dezember, the author of the article, makes some very insightful observations and reports on broad trends in the Read more…

Private land ownership is a privilege that, as percentages go, very few people in the whole history of the world have had the opportunity to enjoy. The United States was founded on the principle of private property ownership, and it is a right we still enjoy today. The reasons why people purchase land vary widely. In my experience, there is usually a combination of factors, and a shared ethos that drives the decision to acquire rural real estate. Below are Read more…

We have all heard that “good fences make good neighbors.” I submit to you that good forests make great neighbors. “Why are forests such good neighbors?”, you ask. Consider some of the following reasons you might want to own private property that borders the National Forest lands. 1. Property Lines are Clearly Marked. The Forest Service does a phenomenal job of surveying and marking the property boundaries of their lands. Not only do they paint the trees on the boundaries, but Read more…

Are you beginning your search of rural land for sale in Alabama? Many first time land buyers go through a buying process that often takes 6 months to 2 years before making their first purchase. Helping people move through the land buying process is something I love to do. Getting educated on land and the land buying process is essential for you to making your land buying experience a success. Below are some helpful tips for how to make your first land Read more…

When purchasing a piece of rural land, should you buy title insurance? My answer to that is ALWAYS “Yes”. You may not be familiar with title insurance and what this type of insurance policy covers, so we will hit the high points of title insurance for rural land purchases. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, and this is my personal opinion, not legal advice. I am trying to provide practical information from a real estate broker’s perspective. All of the information Read more…

Buyers of rural land are deterred by a lack of legal access to the property. A recent Pulse Survey from Landthink.com  posed the question to prospective land buyers, “Which do you see as the biggest drawback or deterrent when considering the purchase of rural land?” The choices of problems given in the poll were: lack of legal access, zoning restrictions, lack of a year-round water feature, lack of electricity, and an existing conservation easement on the property. Respondents seemed to be most deterred by the lack Read more…

“Time is of the essence”- If you have purchased or sold real estate, you have likely seen this phrase. The expression conveys the importance of responding to an offer in a timely manner. When the land market in Alabama gets good, like it is now, multiple offer situations are becoming more common. I have represented several owners recently who had properties that had been on the market for months with little to no activity, and all of a sudden, multiple Read more…

TerraPlat is an App offered by Southeastern Land Group to help you easily locate and navigate our land listings around the Southeast. TerraPlat is a proprietary program developed specifically to help Buyers and Brokers identify properties that we currently have listed, to be able to find them on a map, and to be able to navigate the property in real time. You can download the app to your mobile device by searching for “TerraPlat” in your device’s app store. The download Read more…