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Hazen's Notch view in winter

The Many Attributes of Missisquoi Branch Forest

Apr 10, 2017
There is a new Vermont property on our list of offerings and it's list of attributes is enticing. Here is what you'll find: Thick forest stands - the property hasn't been managed in decades so the stands…
house and pond

Fountains Land Expands Rural Homes Marketing in Vermont

Apr 07, 2017
Fountains Land has been known for marketing rural land for over three decades. Whether it’s timberland, multi-purpose land or the occasional rural home, our expertise is with all things land and how to…
Beaver Pond

Land Buyer's Checklist - Part II

Mar 24, 2017
A few weeks ago, I began a series of posts on what land buyers should consider before purchasing land. Remember that we call the research to ensure that a property satisfies all of the buyer’s criteria…
Vermont harwood forest

Understanding Timber Value – Part 1

Mar 17, 2017
Is there any valuable timber on my property? This is one of the most commonly-asked questions we hear when speaking with potential forestland sellers and buyers. Why do people ask this question? Well,…
Vermont mountain

Two Vermont Properties - back on the market!

Mar 15, 2017
South Hill Forest and Tweed River Forest are adjacent properties in the towns of Stockbridge and Pittsfield, Vermont. South Hill Forest offers an incredible mountain experience with ridge-top walking trails,…
road to distant mountain

Land Buyer's Checklist - Part I

Mar 13, 2017
Owning a parcel of land is the dream of many.  Whether it’s ten acres or several thousand, land ownership represents an investment in a solid, tangible asset – one that holds intrinsic value to the owner…
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…