Tag: Due Diligence

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 and signifies means and permanence in society. In order to ensure that the land provides the enjoyment…
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 “due diligence.”  Last time, I discussed due diligence on access, boundaries and deeds. Today, we’re…
Who doesn’t dream of owning a great waterfront property? It’s a goal and a dream that many of us aspire to - hoping for a once in a lifetime opportunity to have our very own lake property that can offer relaxation, rejuvenation, reprieve and resale opportunities.  Now that spring truly seems on its way,…
The final post of this series on land buyer due diligence focuses on three physical attributes that can significantly influence property value.  Please keep in mind that this is only a primer for buyers to assist them in identifying a property. Timber If you are considering buying land in the Northeast…
As we discussed in Part 1 of Understanding Timber Value, one key tool for timberland buyers, managers and sellers is having access to reliable, accurate timber data. We learned that having a clear understanding of Capital Timber Value can play a critical role in purchasing, managing, and selling forestland…
When you consider a timberland investment, the following questions often come up: 1) Should I diversify within my northeastern US timberland portfolio and if so, 2) what are the general considerations and recommended strategies for doing so?