Hunting Land is a Safe Investment
Why are you looking to buy hunting land? Is it for the recreational value? The investment value? Is it for owning something that will never go away, something that you can walk on and use while it appreciates in worth? Whether or not you realize it, the answer to all those questions is, “YES!”
Hunting and recreation land is a safe investment. But it’s a long-term investment, which is typically attractive to the buyer. Unlike a stock certificate that sits in a safe for 30 years where its value is completely out of your control and can lose, gain or completely shed its value, land can be used as it appreciates in price.
Realizing Raw Land Potential
When searching for investment properties that you and your loved ones can enjoy while its value matures, it’s important to see what the land could be in the future. Improvements increase the land’s value. And improvements are something that can be done over a long time period as your budget allows. There are many improvements a landowner can make to increase land value, but the key is to select ones that align with your dream for the property. In other words, don’t put an irrigation system in if you have interest in farming or renting the farmland.
Just taking a piece of raw land, managing the habitat and deer herd, and improving the overall hunting experience on that land is a huge factor some hunters with deep pockets look at when buying land. If you can show a healthy herd of deer with a balanced buck-to-doe ratio and quality genetics, then you can charge a lot more down the road if you decide to sell.
Raw Land Dividends
If enjoying your land as it increases in value wasn’t enough of an incentive to invest in hunting land, there may be other sources of income on a particular property. Government programs, timber mining, leasing mineral/oil rights and renting tillable acres to farming operations are the main avenues of increasing the cash flow of raw land. Again, you just want to be sure that whatever you decide to do, it doesn’t interfere with your original reason of buying the land: To enjoy it. But a timber management plan, CRP program and crop production can all help better the quality of the land and wildlife.
You may just be looking for a piece of hunting land so you have a place to get away and enjoy, but there are numerous benefits to becoming a landowner, and the team of Whitetail Properties land specialists can help you explore them all. It’s our job to get you a deal you are happy with, can afford and will help realize your future dreams. Contact us today if you are ready to invest in land!