Tag: North

The short answer is yes!  Now, here is the long answer. Deciding when to invest in timberland depends on many variables including current and future economic trends (nationally and globally), the direction of inflation, housing starts and regional timberland markets, to name a few.  If we focus on the…
Hollow Road runs through the town of Day, New York. A narrow piece of road frontage leads off back into the woods and opens up into 610 acres of timberland and recreational opportunity. This property is what we call Hollow Road Forest and we just released it. If you haven't taken a look, please do. All…
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, however, more folks are calling to request a property showing in the winter months and, quite…
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 northern hardwood stands. Existing roads make the property accessible and nearby mills make hauling…
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, a public entity or utility company may own a “right-of-way” through the property to accommodate…
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. The primary benefits to the landowner are the reduced property taxes which can help you hold on to your…
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, tremendous view potential and high-elevation building sites. Just on the other side of the ridge,…
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, for both buyers and sellers of forestland, the value of standing timber can be an important consideration…
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…
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 get it sold. In Vermont, Fountains is now expanding its expertise to include more rural homes – houses…