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How Will Montana’s High Land Values Impact its Landscape?
Posted: July 14th 2021
Andy had the pleasure of being interviewed on Voices of Montana, with Tom Schultz. The value of land across Montana has surged in price over the past year, but what does this mean for local producers?  How will the state respond to its influx of so-called “COVID Refugees”? Andy talks with Tom about what he’s noticed from recent buyers and property trends, how this compares to previous property...
Episode 10 Season 2 of the Ranch Investor Podcast released - "Insider Knowledge"
Posted: July 14th 2021
The 10th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Insider Knowledge." “When we started, we were hoping to do $15,000,000 per year in ranch sales.  We are doing several deals a year of that size alone now.”  Roger “Jake” Jacobs from Premier Land Company gives us his 30+ years of experience in auctioneering and ranch brokering.  As a buyer, seller,...
Crazy Mountain Ranch
Posted: July 2nd 2021
The Crazy Mountain Ranch, otherwise known as the Marlboro Ranch, has been purchased by the Lone Mountain Land Company, a subsidiary of CrossHarbor Capital Partners, who also owns the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana.  The Crazy Mountain Ranch totals over 17,000 deeded acres, and has been operated as a private guest ranch by the Phillip Morris Company for 20 years.  The ranch lies in the...
Ranch Investor Podcast - "Off To School"
Posted: June 30th 2021
The 9th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Off To School."  Is the best ranch investment you can make the time and expense of educating yourself and your people?  Ranches and ranch-lands are an investment, at this point in our series we know that this asset is not one that should be considered an operating asset or a means of production; the cash...
Ranch Investor Podcast - Chris Mehus - "Carbon Markets"
Posted: June 13th 2021
The 8th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Carbon Markets."  Carbon markets are currently one of the hottest, most talked about topics in ranch investing. And why not? As one of the most promising solutions for combating climate change, there is the potential for landowners to get rewarded for their sustainable practices via this emerging new...
Ranch Investor Podcast - Sean Puckett - "Tokenized Ranch Investing"
Posted: May 29th 2021
The 7th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Tokenized Ranch Investing."  Blockchain, NFTs, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, Tokenized Investing… What does this all mean for ranch investing? Tune in to hear our thought-leader, Certified Financial Advisor, and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Sean Puckett try to tell us old cowboys where the...
Ranch Investor Podcast - Tom Hauptman - "Drill Baby Drill"
Posted: May 14th 2021
The 6th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Drill Baby Drill."  Within your “bundle of rights” for ranch, ownership could be minerals. One of Montana’s most successful Wildcatters joins us to share his experience developing minerals and marketing oil & gas, as well as his own experience of investing in western ranches for the many benefits,...
Climbing Arrow Ranch
Posted: May 12th 2021
The Climbing Arrow Ranch, the largest and highest priced property on the Montana land market, is under contract less than one week after it was publicly listed.  Listed for $136,250,000 and totaling over 73,000 deeded acres, the ranch reportedly is under contract for close to the asking price, which is likely given how soon it went under contract.  Also, there apparently was multiple interested...
Ranch Investor Podcast - Kim Bennett - "Change is the only constant"
Posted: May 4th 2021
The 5th episode of Season 2 of the Ranch Investor podcast has been released, and is titled "Change is the only constant."  How do we navigate the gentrification of western lands and communities?  What impact does this have on the culture of rural communities?  We hear from one of the most experienced conservation easement appraisers in the nation.  Kim Bennett from Terra Western Associates also...
South Crazy Mountains Land Exchange Approved
Posted: May 4th 2021
The Forest Service has approved two public/private land trades in the southern Crazy Mountains.  The land swap totals 1,900 acres and is valued at over $1,700,000.  The land trade is only a small portion of what has been proposed, with the remaining land swap proposals being pushed back for further review. The trades involve sections owned by the Wild Eagle Mountain Ranch, the Rock Creek Ranch...