As with any type of land, ranches are a great investment for anyone who can afford the substantial price tags that are attached to them. However, unlike other types of property, a ranch holds far greater potential than just its appreciating value. The true value of a ranch comes in its ability to pay for itself in earnings from the income-generating activities it can host.
With its expansive size, the amazing scenery it holds, and its ability to sustain life, a ranch presents an almost unlimited variety of opportunities available to its owner. Read the rest of this entry
According to reports, the US beef industry has been skyrocketing as of late. US beef exports have seen a massive increase as countries like Japan, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Hong Kong continue to demand more beef. This demand helped the US beef industry reach a record-high 5.5 billion dollars in exports in 2012. Read the rest of this entry
After looking at a ranch for sale, you may already have some ideas brewing in your head on what to do with that expansive backyard. A good design plan can work wonders for a large ranch. Even if the overall landscape seems challenging, the key is to get the site plan right, placing emphasis on a layout that strikes the perfect balance between garden plantings, paved surfaces, and the lawn. Read the rest of this entry
One of the secrets to raising quality livestock is to ensure that you are feeding your animals appropriately. It’s not as simple as you would think; and it’s definitely not as easy as just giving your cattle hay and grain. If you want good livestock that you can sell for a hefty profit, you have to abide by a few things. Read the rest of this entry
While the hustle and bustle of the city can be fun, sometimes you just need to take a step away from civilization. Living on a ranch is one way you can do this; and making such a move is definitely one decision that you would not regret. Here are three perks of rural life to convince you. Read the rest of this entry
Who does not want to own his or her own property? The Great American Dream, which was popularized by real estate agents back in the 1960s, created a boom in the housing industry. Fifty years later, the Great American Dream remains strong.
That far older dream of owning one’s own farm or ranch, which dates back to the early days of the American Frontier, has somewhat diminished. This means that across the country—from Colorado to Texas, California to Montana—farmland and ranchland for sale are being undervalued. Read the rest of this entry
Whether you are looking into buying a home or a ranch, most realtors will tell you that one of the most important things you must ask yourself before you make the big leap is whether or not you are ready to commit to the work required to keep your would-be property in good condition. Making that commitment is easy when you are buying a 3,000-sq. ft. home, but when you are speaking of property that’s as big as 500 acres or more, it may be hard to follow through. Read the rest of this entry
Living the suite life is a dream for many, but some find it too glamorous to be exciting. Being in the heart of the city may keep you close to shopping malls, arcades, and all sorts of entertainment and recreational areas, but others find life in the outdoors and being surrounded by lush vegetation and fresh air more rewarding. Read the rest of this entry