Purchasing Farm Land

Farmland has always been a wise investment….”they are not making any more of it”.  Some may argue that it is not always a ‘sound’ investment, yet the land is always there, it will always provide a return (some years more than others) and it offers a chance to leave a legacy to one’s heirs.

Most farm land is purchased by local farmers who wish to increase their farming operation and spread their machinery and labor costs over more acres to increase profitability.    Farms are sold at auction (highest bidder is the new owner), listed for sale by real estate professionals who find buyers and private sale (someone knows someone who wants to sell their land).

Good quality farm land is always in demand.  Also in demand (especially just before hunting season) is recreational land – land that’s best use is for hunting, fishing, trail riding etc. 

On occasion, a parcel of land becomes available that has both.  Good quality tillable acres that can be rented for profit and other acres that include timber, ponds and recreational trails used for personal enjoyment.

If you are interested in finding and purchasing farm land, whether for an investment or for pleasure, give me a call.  There are all types of tracts listed for sale (not many right now though) and other tracts of land that the owner would sell, if the right buyer came along and a negotiated price could be reached.  We have several people in this latter category, some do not wish to list with real estate brokers, others wish to sell on terms that will help them manage capital gains paid through income tax. 

Call to inquire today.

Oh…if you are really interested in purchasing a parcel for hunting?
Now is the time to start looking….fewer people interested which helps when you find the “right” parcel.  

 Call me with any questions about owning farmland! 

I would love to help!   

(C) 515-249-9192      www.exititown.com


Terry Pauling is a Broker & REALTOR® at EXIT Realty North Star, 222 W Salem Ave.Indianola, IA 50125. We provide full service real estate services to the Indianola, Warren County and Des Moines, IA metro area. Find Links and contact information for Terry at www.exititown.com.


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