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

Timberland Investment Alert – Price Reductions on First-Class Timberland

We have been marketing and selling timberland in East Central Alabama for quite some time.  About a year ago, we began marketing a large grouping of professionally managed timberland in Clay, Tallapoosa, Calhoun, Chilton, and Talladega Counties.  We have sold several of the individual properties.  As of the end of last month, our seller has let us know that they are becoming more aggressive in marketing these properties.  We have reduced the entire package almost 11%.  Some of the properties have been reduced as much as 26%.

These are top-quality pine plantations with excellent management histories.  The best pine seed stock available has been used on these properties.  The SMZ’s have BIG hardwoods.  Lines are painted…all the things for an excellent timberland investment.

Below is a link to a package with links to individual properties.

Central Alabama Timberland Spring 2012

Investment Advice: Buy Low. Sell High.

Land investments made during down markets are the ones that make BIG money during better economic times.  Any good businessman will tell you the secret to making money with investments is to “Buy Low and Sell High.”  Indeed I spent time with a customer today who made that very statement while we were looking at some timberland for sale in Chilton County Alabama.  He liked what he saw and agreed that now is certainly a time to “Buy Low.”  Like many people that I work with, he was looking for a property that would make a good investment, that he can hunt on as well.  Has there been a better time in recent memory to buy investment property?  Can you see the potential to invest in land in today’s economy, and secure a portion of your financial future?  Don’t you think it’s time to buy low, so that you can sell high one day?  Another tip any good businessman will tell you…”The money is made in the buying.”  Think about it.

I have hand-selected three properties below that I think will make excellent investment properties.  Each of these have a different aspect in mind.  One will make an excellent timberland investment property, and offer the opportunity to hunt as well.  Another is currently chok-full of merchantable pine just waiting to be harvested, and in an area with an excellent turkey population.  The other is close to I-65 with good access back to Birmingham and has potential to be divided in the future.

150+/- Acres Land For Sale near Lineville in Clay County, Alabama.  This property is one of the best-priced properties that I have available.  The sellers are ready to move this one as well.  There are roads and trails throughout the property.  There are a couple stands of mature, merchantable pine plantation.  There is a stand of natural mature timber, and a couple of stands of young, growing pine plantation for your future.  The property is located outside of Lineville, Alabama.  If you are looking for a property that is priced right for growing timber, this is one of the best we have available.  http://www.alalandco.com/or2/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=1276

282+/- Acres Pine Plantation – Hunting Land For Sale in Clay County, Alabama.  This property has over 250 acres in mature timber.  This property has an outstanding turkey population.  This property may be the best investment for the savy investor that I have available.  Roads, trails, wildlife, and BIG timber.  There is power to the property too!  Clay County has spring and fall turkey seasons.  An adjoining landowner is managing his farm for turkey habitat. Potential lakesite.  An Investreational property. (Investment and Recreational)
http://www.alalandco.com/or2/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=1253

234+/- Acres Investment Land, Timberland, Hunting Land For Sale near Clanton in Chilton County, Alabama.  Excellent rural roadfrontage on a tract with BIG potential for future division.  Currently managed as a timber and hunting property, this one has a great upside potential.  Chilton County has traditionally been a good land market, especially those properties in the north end of the county, with easy access back into the Birmingham metro area via I-65.  This one meets all the criteria.  Hunt on your investment property.  Grow timber on your investment property.  Reap the benefits of your investment property in a few year.  This is what opportunity looks like. http://www.alalandco.com/or2/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=1255

Pine Plantation Timberland Availabilities

The AlaLandCo team has just brought several thousand acres of timberland to the market throughout Central Alabama.  These are high-quality, well-managed, pine timberland investments.  In this offering are land tracts from 30 to almost 3,000 contiguous acres.  If you have been looking for land for sale in Alabama, or to make an investment in Alabama land for sale, take a look at these opportunities.  We have land for sale in Clay County Alabama, Tallapoosa County Alabama, Talladega County Alabama, Cleburne County Alabama, and Chilton County Alabama.  Excellent hunting and recreational opportunities on many of these properties.  If you have been looking at timberland property for sale in Alabama for a homesite or a property to build a cabin on, there are many of these that will work.

We have  created a special website to help direct you to these investments.  PinePlantation.com.

It does not matter if you  are a begining forestland investor, or a large institution looking to expand your client’s interests in Alabama, we have properties in this offering that will work for you.  These are quality, professionally managed pine plantations.  Most of these properties have not been available to the public for 60+ years.

These properties have good road systems with protected entryways, large streamside management zones (SMZ’s), and world’s of potential.  Many of these properties offer great hunting and recreational opportunities.  A large segment of the timberlands available have potential as rural homesites and cabin sites.  Some offer mountain views and beautiful streams.  Many of the plantations have large, flat bottoms with mature hardwoods.  Some even have the potential to be converted to pastureland.   Wildlife such as whitetail deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and other species are abundant on these properties.

Did you know that timberland investments have consistently outperformed the S&P 500 for the last 30 years? Did you know that when stocks dropped 70% during the Great Depression, that timberland gained 233%?   Why Should I Invest in Pine-Producing Timberlands?

Just Listed with AlaLandCo! 9,000 Acres Timberland For Sale! Clay, Cleburne, Chilton, Talladega, & Tallapoosa Counties

The AlaLandCo Team has been selected to market over 9,000 acres of premium forestland properties in East Central and Central Alabama.  This offering includes pine plantation investments in Clay County, Cleburne County, Chilton County, Talladega County, and Tallapoosa County.  Single-tract acreage offerings range from 30+/- acres all the way to 2,500+ acres.  It does not matter if you  are a beginning forestland investor, or a large institution looking to expand your client’s interests in Alabama, we have properties in this offering that will work for you.  These are quality, professionally managed pine plantations.  Most of these properties have not been available to the public for 60+ years.

These properties have good road systems with protected entryways, large streamside management zones (SMZ’s), and world’s of potential.  Many of these properties offer great hunting and recreational opportunities.  A large segment of the timberlands available have potential as rural homesites and cabin sites.  Some offer mountain views and beautiful streams.  Many of the plantations have large, flat bottoms with mature hardwoods.  Some even have the potential to be converted to pastureland.   Wildlife such as whitetail deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and other species are abundant on these properties.

Did you know that timberland investments have consistently outperformed the S&P 500 for the last 30 years? Did you know that when stocks dropped 70% during the Great Depression, that timberland gained 233%?   Why Should I Invest in Pine-Producing Timberlands?

In the coming weeks, we will have more specific information available on these properties.  If you would like to be notified as these listings become available, please use the contact form below.  Let me know what area you are interested in, and I will be sure to contact you about any properties we have in that area.

Robert King,
Land Agent, AlaLandCo
256-252-9239

Why Should I Invest in Pine-Producing Timberlands?

With the condition of today’s economy, many people are very cautious about where they invest their money, and rightfully so. They want to make sure the assets they hold are stable in value and hopefully appreciate, produce a return, and remain relevant in an ever-changing future. They are looking for assets with a proven track-record to do this with. Time-tested if you will. If that’s you, then lets talk about investing in pine lands, that is land that produces wood fiber from the pine tree plantations growing on it. If that sounds sort of old-school to you, it’s because it is. It’s not the next big thing, the newest investment fad, or even the swelling bubble that could bust at anytime. Savy investors have been putting their money in pine lands for several generations. Indeed generational wealth is built on ownership of commodity-producing land, and has been down through the ages.

The mechanics of the pine land investment are not complicated. You buy land to grow trees on. The trees grow, and then you sell them. Then replant and restart the process again. In the mean time, the value of the land those trees are growing on goes up. Production and appreciation built into one investment. Plus you can use the land for recreational activities like hunting, hiking, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. Many timberland investors have a weekend cabin on their timberland investment. Try doing that on your electronically-traded stock. If the outdoor pursuits don’t float your boat, then simply lease the recreational rights to the property out to someone who values them…BAM! Another good return on investment opportunity associated with owning timberland.

Land holds real worth. It’s substantial, and it will be there. Land holds its capacity to produce, which is the measure of true value, no matter what the economy is doing. Land is a requirement for humankind. We all live on it and survive on the things it produces. It’s necessity is not going away. Simple supply and demand forces appreciation in land. Everyday the world gains population. Land is in limited supply. A greater demand on a limited supply of any good results in a higher price for that good.

The uses for wood fiber are constantly increasing. Our ability to utilize portions of the tree traditionally considered refuse has improved in the last decade. Indeed wood will figure prominently into our renewable energy equation for a “greener” future. All of this makes the wood fiber growing on pine lands more valuable in our world economy.

So why would you invest in pine lands over other agricultural lands or other timberlands? Pine lands have easy ownership, and professional management of this asset is easily attainable, and relatively inexpensive as compared to the more labor-intensive lands involved in agricultural production. The commodity that is produced, pine wood fiber, can be harvested in conjunction with optimal market times, instead of the “harvest season” that other ag production lands are limited by. The pine lands owner can simply wait for a good market to sell their timber, and the timber will continue to grow in the interim. Most of today’s investors prefer a more hands-off approach to their investments. They prefer to allow the investment to work for them, rather than the other way around. Investing in row-crop and pastureland involves some management of the land on an on-going basis…even if you rent the land to a farmer. Pine plantations do require management, but not nearly on the same level or frequency. Pine lands produce wood fiber at a rate greater than lands growing other types of trees. More fiber in less time = better investment. Because of the uniformity of pine lands, management practices can be applied more consistently and more economically. There is greater competition to buy your product than with other commodities who likely only have one or two potential buyers in a market area. Anywhere that timber is grown you will find multiple buyers of that commodity that are accustomed to “bidding” to buy your commodity. Capitalism at work!

Don’t take my word on this, do a little research on your own. Look into what the value of timber-producing land has done in the last 30 years, which is the length of a typical growth cycle. Find out the types of returns you can expect during that growth cycle. (It’s been around 15% annual return on investment during that time frame) If you will do that, I am convinced that you will understand the necessity of holding timberland as part of your investment plan. You will find out that those that invested in pine production land 30 years ago have outperformed those that made the same investment in the stock market for the same period of time. Look at the appreciation, the returns from timber sales during that time, the returns from hunting leases, and the recreational value that they have received from it. Investing in pine lands is a longer-term investment than others that you can put your money in, but the wise and patient investor will understand that a safe investment in growing trees, one that you can have confidence in it’s ability to positively affect your portfolio year in, year out, will trump shorter-term, more risky investments.

According to the article “Timber Investing: The Inflation Hedge That Pays Off in Every Type of Market” by Larry Spears in Money Morning, during the period from 1973 to 1981 when inflation was over 9% per year, timberland values increased an average of 22% per year and that on average, over the last 100 years, saw-timber prices have increased almost 5 % per year. The article also states that during the Great Depression, when stocks dropped 70%, timber gained 233%. During the period of 1987 through the present, timber has outperformed the S&P 500 15% to 9.6%. He goes on to state that the world’s supply of timber-producing lands are contracting. This means that the ever-increasing population will have to make do with less of a necessary resource, which makes timberland a great investment for the future.

So there you have it. Every reason that you need to invest in pine-producing timberland. The investment produces good returns with minimal management. If the market is bad when the timber becomes merchantable, you can simply wait for a better market, while the trees continue to grow. The forces of supply and demand work in favor of the land investment. The land holds the real value of production capacity no matter the economic times. The uses and demand for wood fiber are increasing. Timberland investments consistently outperform other long-term investments. You can use your investment for your own enjoyment. Pine trees grow faster than other types of trees. Smart rich people do it, have done it for a long time, and will continue to do so. You can start on your way to becoming one of those people with your investment in pine lands.

119 Acres Timberland Investment Property For Sale

Big Timber, nice creek, great trail system, Big food plots, paved frontage, and easy access from Atlanta’s south side or the Auburn area.  The place lays great.  Great potential cabin and lake sites.

LAND FOR SALE IN CHAMBERS COUNTY ALABAMA

119 Acres of timberland or hunting land.

Price Reduced to $279,650 – $2,350/acre

Lots of Valuable Sawtimber ready to cut right now!

Nice gently rolling mixed timber tract with a nice creek and branch, big food plots, paved road frontage. There are roads, trails, and controled access to the property. Notice the nice hilltop in the center. Electricity Available! Lots to offer here at a great price. Located near Roanoke, Alabama,… LaGrange, GA and Lake West Point. Just a short drive from Newnan and Peachtree City. This is a great all-around hunting and timber land investment tract.

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