Greg Good (Perryton) and George Clift, ALC attended this year’s RLI National Land Conference in Nashville, TN. It was a great conference, offering lots of good information for Land Brokers. We are looking forward to next year’s conference in Albuquerque, NM.
March 8, 2018 Realtors Land Institute
Choosing how to save for retirement can be a decision that takes years. After all, that’s the money that you’ll be living on during your golden years. Most people stick to 401ks and stocks, but what many people don’t know is that you can invest in land real estate to save for retirement. Investing in land real estate can be a great way to save money long-term, but with any investment, you need to know what type of land to invest in, what sort of returns you can expect, and what to avoid when investing in land real estate.
March 14, 2018, Realtor Land Institute Post
Mineral rights are so complex that most of the time, people would instead hire a lawyer to deal with them. The bad news is, there is a lot of truth in that statement. Mineral rights can be tied up in tricky deeds going back generations. The good news? We’ve collected the most commonly asked questions about mineral rights to help you get a better understanding of one of the most complex issues in the land industry.
George Clift was recently interviewed for a question & answer article in the January 18, 2018 issue of the Farm Journal LandOwner Newsletter. See the article here.
There are other articles about the New Tax Bill and Farmland Values you may also find interesting. Click here to read the entire newsletter.
This Pipeline Easement Negotiation Checklist from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office may come in handy as more and more oil & gas pipelines are being built. Texas Pipeline Easement Negotiation Checklist.
Agricultural Survey…Quarterly Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District. The Eleventh Federal Reserve District consists of Texas, northern Louisiana, and southern New Mexico.
The survey shows, dryland and ranchland values both increasing while irrigated land values dropped. See the entire report here.
Land Owners and Hunters Can’t Be Far Apart on Lease Prices (LandThink.com)
Last month, the LANDTHINK Pulse posed the following question to our audience: In your opinion, what is a fair price to pay for leasing good hunting land? See the RESULTS
George Clift is in Kansas City, MO attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasters 2017 and helping out in the Realtors Land Institute booth with Chuck Wingert.
The saying goes, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Unfortunately, as many rural landowners know, fence issues also can create extremely strained relationships among neighbors.
If a cow gets onto a roadway and is hit by a motorist, can the livestock owner be liable? What should you do if there are stray livestock on your property? If a boundary fence falls into disrepair, who is responsible for footing the bill to do the needed repairs? What can you do about frustrating tree limbs from the neighbor’s tree that are hanging over your property? These are just a few of the issues that commonly plague landowners, and their lawyers, when it comes to fence law. READ ARTICLE
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet is an agricultural law specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and co-author of “Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law in Texas.”
September 5, 2017 – Amarillo, Texas
The Land Report magazine recently announced their 2017 America’s Best Land Brokerage Firms in their Summer 2017 issue, and for the sixth year in a row, Clift Land Brokers made the list. According to the magazine, each year the editors of the magazine select the Country’s leading real estate firms specializing in Land.
Clift Land Brokers’ 21 agricultural land sales associates exceeded the $50M mark in land sales in 2016, primarily in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and New Mexico. In the same report, Clift Land Auctions was named one of the 2016 Top Auction Houses. Clift Land Auctions works closely with Clift Land Brokers to offer landowners a full range of marketing options for their farms and ranches. “In 2016, Clift Land Auctions, broke into the Online Auction scene, and it has been a great success for our auction business as well as for our clients,” said George Clift. “In October, we are blending the two auction methods together by offering online bidding and live streaming at our live auction in Kiowa County, OK.,” George added.