Eric OKeefe

“Land is the Riskiest Form of Speculative Real Estate”

Every once is a while, someone gets it so wrong that they end up being right. This quote by Paul Puryear, a housing analyst at Raymond James & Associates, ran in today’s Wall Street Journal. It’s about CALPers and its tanking

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Pacific

Max Baucus Out to Ax Timber Tax

Timber sales are typically taxed at the standard 15 percent capital gain rate. Yet timber companies typically pay the standard 35 percent corporate tax rate. This quirk in the tax law has led many timber companies including Plum Creek and Potlatch to restructure as

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Timber, Topics, West

Did Anyone Else See This?

This Smart Money cover story touting rural land as an investment almost slipped by me. Fortunately, a Land Report reader brought it to my attention. Charitable giving, making a career change, a complete home makeover, collecting art, following a favorite

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The Clean Energy Scam

Amazing new diets, intriguing self-help books, a daily dose of St. John’s Wort – we are a country obsessed with quick fixes. Now, as Time points out in this cover story titled The Clean Energy Myth, we can add ethanol

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Midwest, News Desk

For Sale: Boot Jack Ranch

The most mystifying aspect to the $88 million Boot Jack Ranch, which is currently listed with a Sotheby’s affiliate in Telluride, is that it’s owned by a Silicon Valley commercial real estate developer. This property is a textbook example of

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, West

Cattlemen, Conservationists, & Developers Duke It Out in Arizona

The fate of more than 9 million acres of public lands may soon rest in the hands of the citizens of Arizona in large part because of a stalled effort in the Arizona legislature.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk

Fortune Magazine Gets It Wrong

Fortune Small Business didn’t just miss the boat. They missed the dock with this article that was supposed to single out the top cities to start your own company.

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Promontory Club Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

What a difference a mortgage meltdown can make. A few years ago, I was touring the high country meadows outside Park City with Jack Nicklaus and his design team as the Golden Bear crafted one of his Signature Courses at

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Golf, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Topics, West

Sale of the Forbes Trinchera Ranch

Land Report Editor Eric O’Keefe discusses one the biggest sales of 2007, the 171,000-acre Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado to hedge fund manager Louis Bacon.

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Taxes, Topics, Video, West

Editor’s Note: Buy High

One of the consequences of our August cover story on Harrison Ford’s gorgeous 800-acre property along the Snake River in Jackson Hole was that I got a much better understanding of the dynamics of the real estate market in that

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Magazine

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