What first time recreational land buyers need to know

Realtor Land Institute Land Blog…August 26, 2020. The idea of owning your own rural property is an appealing one, and can seem like the process can be fairly simple. But if you’re buying land, especially as first-time recreational land buyers, there are several conditions and circumstances you’ll want to be aware of so that you can make an informed decision and avoid costly mistakes. Considerations Before Purchasing LandWhat Are Your Needs From The Property?The first thing you want to decide as first-time recreational land buyers is what type of property you want and how you intend to use it. There …

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Two Successful Auctions in Dalhart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 8, 2020 On Tuesday, December 8th, Clift Land Auctions had another successful auction day in Dalhart, Texas. Up for sale was the Hartley County – Smith Farm totaling 1,282 +/- acres and five tracts of Ag Producers Co-op property on N. US Hwy 87. Both of these properties offered online bidding on the Clift Land Auctions website, as well as bidding from the floor. The room was full and there was a total of 27 people registered to bid at these auctions. Interested parties came from the Dalhart area, throughout the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, …

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Texas Reservoir Levels In Decline

Texas Reservoir Levels In Decline – The Trend Will Continue, by Andrew Owen Kansas City, July 9 (World Weather Inc.) – Western and southern Texas water storage is in decline over that of last year and the region will continue to deal with hot, dry, weather for the next few weeks resulting in a further decline. Some areas in western and southern Texas have been experiencing a fall in soil moisture and water supply since last autumn. Dryland production has been cut for many areas, but irrigated agriculture has been experiencing ongoing favorable conditions. Water levels will continue to steadily …

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2019 RLI APEX Awards

April 2, 2020 (Amarillo TX) – George Clift, ALC of Amarillo, TX, Greg Good, ALC of Perryton, TX, and Hadley Perkins of Amarillo, TX were recognized as a part of the 2019 APEX Producers Club by the Realtors® Land Institute at the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. These agents were recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe, at a special awards ceremony on Monday, March 30th, during RLI’s 2020 National Land Conference (NLC20). “We are proud of these Clift Land Brokers associates, …

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Pampa Branch Office Relocated

We have relocated our Pampa TX Branch Office to 1224 N. Hobart, Suite 104.  We welcome you to stop by anytime for a visit with Gary Sutherland or call Gary at 806-662-6949 for all your farm and ranch real estate needs in the Pampa, TX, Eastern Texas Panhandle area.

Clift Land Brokers Donates to Area Schools

George Clift, ALC, owner of Clift Land Brokers, and Gary Sutherland, Associate Broker of Pampa, were in the area on Friday handing out checks to Miami and Canadian schools.  Several months ago, Clift Land Brokers was hired by Salem Abraham to sell the 12,160 acre Christie Ranch in Roberts County. Earlier this month, that ranch was sold to Travis and Kylee Chester. “George and Gary did a great job selling the ranch” commented Salem Abraham, “and I think we all had fun working together.” George Clift said, ”After closing the ranch deal, Gary and I wanted to do something to …

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Associates Receive RLI APEX Awards

  March 18, 2019 (Amarillo TX) – George Clift, ALC of Amarillo, TX, Sheldon Snyder, ALC of Dalhart, TX, Eric Turpen of Littlefield, TX, and Greg Good of Perryton, TX were recognized as a part of the 2018 APEX Producers Club by the Realtors® Land Institute at the RLI APEX Production Awards Program, sponsored by The Land Report. These agents were recognized by RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, as well as The Land Report’s Co-founders Eddie Lee Rider Jr. and Eric O’Keefe, at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 5, during RLI’s 2019 National Land Conference (NLC19) in Albuquerque, NM. In …

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Our Incredible Vanishing Farmland

https://www.drovers.com/article/our-incredible-vanishing-farmland We lose three acres of farmland in the United States every minute. You read that right. Three acres every sixty seconds. This wakeup call comes courtesy of John Piotti, President of American Farmland Trust (AFT), who spoke about conservation and Farmland at the 2019 Trust in Food Symposium Jan. 15 and 16 in Chicago. “Over the last 20 years, we’ve lost 31 million acres of farmland—that’s equivalent to all the farmland in Iowa. That’s over 1.5 million acres a year, or three acres every minute,” Piotti says. READ ARTICLE

2018 USDA Land Value Report

Agricultural Land Values Highlights The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,140 per acre for 2018, up $60 per acre (1.9 percent) from 2017 values. Regional changes in the average value of farm real estate ranged from an 8.3 percent increase in the Southern Plains region (includes Texas (9.1% increase) and Oklahoma (5.3% increase) to 1.4 percent decrease in the Northern Plains region. The highest farm real estate values were in the Corn Belt region at $6,430 per acre. The Mountain region had the lowest farm real …

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