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Archives: February 2017

Vermont Lake and Mountain Peak

The Nuts and Bolts of Conservation Easement Properties

Feb 27, 2017
When we consider acquiring a property, many folks are thinking about taking possession of the full bundle of ownership rights. However, on many properties, ownership may exclude certain rights.  For example,…
Vermont forest in autumn

A Sweet and Happy Property Investment

Feb 21, 2017
We're getting close to sugaring season here in Vermont when the forest is decorated with tubes and buckets and when clouds of steam billow from the tops of sugar shacks. If you've been thinking you'd like…
Vermont forest in autumn

What is the Use of Current Use?

Feb 16, 2017
Let’s start with a definition: “Current Use” is a state-specific property tax reduction program in which landowners with qualifying forests or farms can get a significant annual tax break if enrolled.…
spruce trees in winter

A Northern Maine Timber Investment

Feb 14, 2017
Northern Maine is known for its vast forests of spruce and fir. We are happy to be able to offer a fine timber investment north of Caribou. In addition to copious spruce-fir, there are quality cedar and…
winter forest view

Winter Showings: When One Can See the Forest AND the Trees

Feb 10, 2017
Fountains Land brokers conduct property showings throughout the year with our busiest times often coming in the spring and early summer and then later in the fall right up until the holiday season.  Recently,…