Tag: land

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…
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…
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 are overstocked, mostly with softwoods but there is a northern hardwood component as well. Pristine…
  It is not often that an opportunity comes along to consider a meticulously managed forest with a 100 year ownership history and waterfront rights on a beautiful Adirondack Lake. Bonnie Belle Forest has all that and more. It's a 428-acre property that has been in the same family since 1905 and has…
If you’ve taken a look through our property offerings, you may have noticed that many of them describe sites for “off-grid” cabins. Why do we describe them this way? Usually because the sites are a long distance from the nearest power pole. These days, with the incentives and rebates available in some…
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…
Fountains is pleased to let you know that the South Hill Forest is now being offered with the neighboring Tweed River Tract for a total of 344 acres. This combined offering widens the possibilities of the property, providing access from the west in Stockbridge and from the east in Pittsfield. As one…
It's summertime! - even though the weather doesn't feel like it here in the northeast. And in the summer we typically have a regular flow of new listings. This year is no exception. Our agents have been busy evaluating properties and we have quite a few new ones that we'll be announcing in the month…
  I've been to Tug Ridge Forest, our newest Vermont listing, twice and both times I have had a great hike exploring the property. Although I had been to the town of Thetford before, I had never visited the village of Post Mills where the property is located. I was charmed by the collection of homes,…