Coming to the Market – The View!

This property will be on the market very soon.  I located this view many years ago and the current owner has really made it nice.  55 acres…only $99,000.  It’s looking out at the Talladega National Forest.  90 minutes from Birmingham.  You can drive right through the property to this view.  You can surf the Internet sitting right in that spot.  There is power available if you need such things here.  I think a tent and campfire suit it well, but I can envision a great cabin there.  Private.  Private.  Accessible.  The owner has even got a well about 20 yards from this spot.  There is a great spring head on the property too.  Turkeys….everywhere.  Saw some today.   I remember many years ago taking my truck, parking it there, and working from that spot.  It does not get any better.  I’ve had friends camp there by permission.  Some of you reading this will recognize it.  It can be yours.  Call me.  256-252-9239

Farming Alabama & Georgia

In the last several weeks, I have had the opportunity to view many cattle, poultry, and row crop operations in Alabama and Georgia.  These operations are as varied as you could ever imagine.  However, the people are somewhat of a constant.  Poultry farmers in South Alabama sound exactly like poultry farmers in North Georgia.  Cattlemen everywhere are having the same conversation…record prices on cattle, and “Where do we go from here?”.  Row crop farmers invariably center their conversations around the lack of, or more than ample amount of moisture from the sky.  Extreme North Georgia farms are a very different landscape than extreme South Alabama, but the highly independent people found in both places are all very much the same.  All of the places are rural and dotted with church buildings.  All of the people share a deep love of country, a healthy distrust of government, and a disdain for our current administration…and all of that squares perfectly together in my mind. 

Our farmers are the best in the world.  On the collective, there is no more powerful, yet humble group of people on the planet.  They know what it takes to make it, and make it they will.  

Thomas Jefferson envisioned our republic as a nation of farmers…where everyone was intimately tied to the land.  Genesis chapter two tells us exactly how tied to the land we are.  God made us from the dust of the earth, and then he placed his crowning creation in a beautiful garden, and gave us dominion over it.  Farming is noble.  It shows faith in the Creator like few other things.  When you see the beauty of a cotton field in it’s fall glory, you see a master architect.  Thank you Lord for giving me the opportunity to live and work with farmers in your beautiful creation.  

Country Acres – Big Hardwoods

County Road FrontageOne of the most requested attributes of country property is for it to have “big” hardwoods.  I have found that request to be very relative to what the enquirer is accustomed too.  For someone from rural Alabama or Georgia, big hardwoods better be sized for good furniture making.  For someone from Florida, big hardwoods are anything that is not a pine tree and you can walk under.  I realize this is a generalization bordering on a stereotype, but this is anecdotal evidence that these attributes are relative.  The same goes for “mountainous” or “hilly” or “rural”.    Nevertheless, us land brokers have to use a one-size-fits-all mentality when describing the properties we are marketing.  Our descriptions are invariably jaded by our own relativity.

The title of this article is Country Acres – Big Hardwoods.  I do not intend to disappoint.  For fun I will describe the tracts with buyer locale in mind.  You might even notice some of my Southern Anglash coming through too!  All of these land tracts are currently for sale.


Big  Hardwoods…I don’t care who you are!
Rural, Urbanite, or Floridian…these are sure to impress.

55+/- Acres near Lineville For Sale In Clay County, Alabama

88+/- Acres Timberland near GA Line For Sale In Randolph County, Alabama

85+/- Acres Hardwood Retreat just off US280 For Sale In Coosa County, Alabama

Owner Finance! 30+/- Acres Beautiful Hardwoods! For Sale In Coosa County, Alabama

44+/- Acres Beautiful Hardwoods and Homesite For Sale In Calhoun County, Alabama

49.84 +/- Spiva Road Temple, GA


Big Hardwoods…for Southern City Dwellers!
Plenty big enough that your rural buddies won’t laugh.

40 Acres on County Road 62 For Sale In Cleburne County, Alabama

Owner Finance! 27+/- Acres Homesite in the Country! For Sale In Coosa County, Alabama

97+/- acres near Tallapoosa In Haralson County, Georgia

76+/- Acres on East Fork of Hatchett Creek For Sale In Clay County, Alabama

43 +/- Acres near Heflin For Sale In Cleburne County, Alabama

460+/- Acres Timberland For Sale In Cherokee County, Alabama


Big Hardwoods…for our Florida brethren!…and anyone else looking for good recreational land
Big enough for hunting, camping, and nice homesites

44+/- acres Talladega National Forest For Sale In Talladega County, Alabama

27+/-Acres For Sale In Clay County, Alabama

12.22+/- acres near Hollis Crossroads For Sale In Cleburne County, Alabama

14 Acres Trammell Mtwy near Talladega National Forest For Sale In Talladega County, Alabama

96+/- Acres Bald Rock For Sale In Randolph County, Alabama

13+/- Wooded Acres on Peach Orchard Road For Sale In Clay County, Alabama

316+/- Acres on Wehadkee Creek For Sale In Randolph County, Alabama

78.61 +/- Acres Randolph County For Sale In Randolph County, Alabama

Closed Sales in Chilton & Shelby County Today

New LogoWhen you have more than one closing in a day, it’s a good day in the land business.  When you are able to close out 6 different properties for 5 different counties in two weeks, you know you have a program that works.  It’s really good to have happy buyers and sellers.  Today we closed one sale in Chilton County Alabama and one in Shelby County Alabama.  At the closing in Clanton today, I witnessed a buyer eager to learn about rare plants on a property that a seller had propagated there 30+ years ago.  The land business connects you to history in a way that few other things can.  Few days go by that I do not see something spectacular in nature or significant historically.  Few days go by that you don’t learn something about the way things used to be, or how different people in different places accomplish the same goals…differently.  

123+/- acres Hwy. 22 For Sale In Tallapoosa County, Alabama $233,700

County: Tallapoosa
Status: Active
Price: $233,700
Acreage: 123+/-
Neighborhood: Zana
Address: Hwy. 22
City: Daviston
State: Alabama
Zip: 36256

Full Description: Beautiful heavily wooded tract in a nice part of Tallapoosa County with scenic camp site on clear rocky Grapevine Creek with big hardwood bottoms and pine ridges make this the perfect secluded hunting tract. Substantial timber value on this tract makes this more than just a get-away; it’s a great investment. Good dirt road through a deeded easement takes you into your private get-away.

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Directions: Call for an appointment.

For more information about this property, please contact:
Robert King, Land Agent 256-252-9239


Farmhouse & 5 Acres on Campground Rd For Sale In Tallapoosa County, Alabama $110,000

County: Tallapoosa
Status: Active
Price: $110,000
Address: 5141 Campground Road
City: Alexander City
State: Alabama
Zip: 35010

Full Description: Great farmhouse and 5 acres for sale on Campground Road north of Alexander City. House has been remodeled and has 2 good sized bedrooms, and 1.5 baths. There’s a large garden tub/shower in the main bath. A very open kitchen/dining/living area with wood-burning fireplace. Beautiful real wood floors with tile in the kitchen, baths, and utility rooms. The home is low-maintenance vinyl sided, shingle roof and has a heat pump. The stove is propane and there is a propane heater as well. It is on city water. There are big shade trees, an apple tree, a storm shelter, good place for an herb garden, and plenty of room for a vegetable garden. There are two barns on the property, one with a chicken coop and the other could be used as a shop and has a wood heater. The land is gently rolling pastureland, fenced for horses. The yard is fenced for dogs, so there is plenty of room for all of your pets. Lots of value packed into this property.

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Directions: From Alexander City Take Hwy 63 North toward Hackneyville. Go to curve at Sunny Level then bear right onto Campground Rd at the caution light in the curve. Proceed 5 miles to property on left. By appointment only.

For more information about this property, please contact:
Robert King, Land Agent, 256-252-9239


Cattle/Horse Farm and Home in Vincent For Sale In Shelby County, Alabama $1,100,000

County: Shelby
Status: Active
Price: $1,100,000
Acreage: 135
Address: 665 Scurlock Ranch Road
City: Vincent
State: Alabama
Zip: 35178

Full Description: 135+/- acres of lush green pastures, horse barn, and 5,000 sq ft brick home located in Vincent. Easy drive to Birmingham. If you have been looking for a farm opportunity close enough to Birmingham to work there, but far enough away to have a rural lifestyle, this is a great property. The pastures are fenced and crossfenced. Good quality grass throughout the property. There’s a nice fishing lake, an 11-stall horse barn, a 3 bedroom/2 bath home for your farm help (or whoever you choose to rent it to), and a brick main house with all the space you need. It’s a great design for entertaining, has a large kitchen, attached garage, swimming pool, a media room, large game room (with room for a pool table), and a huge fireplace in the living room. Plus the house is set well off of the road so that you have plenty of privacy. There’s even a metal shop building to house your equipment. Way to many amenities to list them all here. There’s also an opportunity to add another 20 acres with rental income too. Call us to find out more about this special property.

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For more information about this property, please contact:
Robert King, Land Agent, 256-252-9239