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real estate: Selling Kansas Land - 05/17/12 09:35 AM
Do you own vacant land in Kansas? Do you want to sell your land? Do you want to liquidate real estate? Do you have land that you want to sell and are looking for a buyer?Did you buy some land a long time ago and never did anything at all with and now want to sell your land?Do you have vacant rural land that you want to sell?Do you have cropland, farmland or other agricultural land that you inherited and need to sell?
Do you have recreational hunting or fishing land that you need to sell fast?
Do (0 comments)
real estate: Sales Tax Rates in Kansas - 04/11/12 09:11 AM
The Tax Foundation relased a report with the Sales Tax Rates in Major United States Cities and Wichita Kansas came in on the list as number 66 on the ranks. The state rate in Kansas 6.3% and the local rate is 1% for a total tax rate in Wichita, Kansas of 7.3%
Anchorage Alaska came in at the lowest as zero percent and the highest was Montgomery and Brimingham Alabama at 10% total rates. Seattle, Washington and Glendale Arizona and Chicago Illinois were the next higest at 9.5% and Kansas City Missouri came in at 7.85% (1 comments)
real estate: Farmland Investing - hedge funds - 12/09/11 02:34 PM
Bloomberg News posted the headline Being Like Soros in Buying Farmland Lets Investors Reap 16% Annual Gains The article recounts why a securities trader is investing in farmland and covers Ceres Partners and how they invest in farms. The article covers George Soros and Jim Rogers investing strategy and holdings for farmland. “Farmland is the lowest-risk part of the value chain, but it’s also a key part of production,” says Jose Minaya The fall of the dollar and the bubble issue for farmland prices is discussed. Bottom line is the reason investors are looking to farmland is for comfort and profits. (0 comments)
“The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Every person who invests in well selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth." --Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
"Real Estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away, purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is (2 comments)
real estate: Land Quotes on Real Estate, Land, Farmland Investing and Land Investors - 09/15/11 07:08 PM
Presidential Quotes on Real Estate Land Investing Here at Kansas Land Brokers we truly enjoy good quotes about investing in real estate and especially land investing. We noticed an interesting trend recently when searching for quotes for our weekly Twitter land quote that many of the investment quotes were by Presidents in the late 1850's and early 1900s.
“The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Every person who invests in well selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate (0 comments)
real estate: LAND BUYING: If Land is King then is Cash Supreme? - 09/15/11 02:43 PM
The old adage that cash is king in real estate transactions has probably been more true over the last few years than ever before due to tight credit markets. If a buyer can put down the cash and close in less than 30 days then a seller is usually willing to make some concessions if they are serious about selling and the concession is almost always in price. However, I think when it comes to land that maybe the royal marriage of Cash and Land is not the match made in heaven that we think it is as so many of (4 comments)
real estate: Shiller still says Farmland is good investment - 05/18/11 09:47 AM
The headline at Farmland Forecast entitled "Shiller's Bullish Call is Farmland" written by Colvin & Co. which is an agriculture-focused investment management firm that specializes in helping investors with farmland in the corn belt is yet another article on Shiller's Bullish Call for Farmland. Robert Shiller is an economics professor at Yale University who has written extensively on the subprime crisis and real estate ethical issues including writings on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. He was speaking at Investment Management Consultants Association's annual conference in Las Vegas and he (0 comments)
Will the Great Land Bubble ever come? Does it apply to all land? Or just the skyrocketing values on farmland? The headlines ask so many questions yet where are the answers? Looking though some old articles from newspapers, reports, newsletters and various sources that report on land values particularly farmland values and what immediately struck out like lightning from the pages was the continued talk about a bubble or crash in land values for YEARS not just in the last year. This is not a recent phenomenon because some of these articles were from 2005 and 2007 and even as (0 comments)
real estate: Summary of FDIC webinar Don't Bet the Farm - Assessing the Boom in Farmland Prices - 03/10/11 11:52 AM
The seminar put on by the FDIC in streaming video webinar format this morning titled Don't Bet the Farm - Assesing the Boom in Farmland Prices was very interesting with a panel of speakers in various fields such as banking, agricultural professors and economists. The one group that was blatantly not represented was the actual farmer or agricultural producer which was odd. It seemed that a representative from farming should have been there to give input on such an important topic. The conclusions from most of the speakers were not really anything new or surprising as so much press coverage and media commentary has (0 comments)
real estate: Kansas Farmland Land Market Price Index - 03/02/11 10:03 AM
The Farmland Price index is a monthly index value done by Creighton University and it is number from 0 to 100 and is based up surveys of rural banks in agriculture areas including Kansas. The states in the Farmland Price Index include Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The overall reading is now 75.9 which is up again and has been going up for the last 13 months. A number greater than 50 is indication that land prices are going up. Recent Farmland Price Index for Kansas values Dec 2010 78.8 Jan 2011 77.3 Feb (0 comments)
real estate: Farmland Bubble or not? - 02/23/11 10:48 AM
So is farmland going to have a bubble or not? The jury is still out. Here is an expert from recent Wall Street Journal post :A Full Frontal View of the World's Uneven Monetary Policy that sums it up. .... "Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig-who has for some time now been the chief internal critic of central-bank policy-warned the U.S. Senate Thursday that "history has taught us that it is nearly impossible to determine how much of the farmland boom may be an unsustainable bubble driven by financial markets and how much results from fundamental changes in demand-and-supply conditions."Added Hoenig: "My nagging (0 comments)
real estate: Land Investments over Time - 11/26/10 09:01 PM
SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE When it comes to real estate investing even though new books and gurus preach about new techniques all the time; truly the basics of real estate investments have not changed. Land never changes. What is on top of the land may change but the dirt is always there. Its article of corporations will not dissolve overnight and disappear. Land will always be there and the amount we have now on earth will stay relatively the same in our lifetimes. ONE WORD After the horrific news cycle over the last year about real estate people are probably wondering (0 comments)
real estate: Land for Sale – does that signify an open house 24/7/365? - 11/26/10 08:58 PM
Driving down the road you see a Land for Sale sign. You stop, pull in, look at the sign and then since there is no gate you just pull on in off the road. You get out of your vehicle, start looking around and the next thing you know you are halfway across the section enjoying the day and checking out the views. Sounds innocent enough right? Unfortunately, wrong! You have been trespassing since you first stepped foot onto the property. An agent that sent me a referral once said that the only reason he called me to offer the referral (0 comments)
real estate: Topeka Kansas - SmartMoney choice for low risk real estate market - 11/16/10 03:29 PM
Living in the heartland of the USA in Kansas has its advantages. We are somewhat insulated from the highs and lows of the east/west coast markets. The Wall Street Journal just posted a Low-Risk Housing chart that showed Topeka Kansas in the green zone. Only a 14.2% risk or chance of home prices being lower in the next two years. I think that will mirror the land market as well.
real estate: Investing in Land for generations - 11/04/10 11:25 PM
Land investments over time The news headlines have been a real treat for landowners these past few months. Tracking news about the land industry has become increasingly easier with social media and sites like LandThink but never before has it been such a weekly treasure trove of news media touting the benefits of investing in land. Just this week the Omaha World-Herald kicked out this headline "Land's back in the picture" and Delta Farm Press had this one "A billionaire speaks: invest in agriculture" and the list goes on. Since August I have posted links to more articles on the web (0 comments)
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