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Pentagon Turns to Texas A&M to Protect Endangered Species

Landowners in and around Fort Hood have been receiving millions of dollars from  Texas A&M to participate in a secretive Pentagon program whose goal is to protect endangered species.

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest

CNL Acquires Jiminy Peak

Two months ago, CNL Lifestyle Properties snapped up Crested Butte, Okemo, and Sunapee for $132 million. Now the Florida-based real estate investment trust has acquired another ski resort, spending $27 million for Jiminy Peak. Here’s the press release:

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Recreation, Regional News, Topics

The Land Report Looks at Barack Obama

After analyzing George Bush’s legacy with respect to landowners, scutinizing the inclinations of lawmakers in the 111th Congress, and studying key members of President Obama’s cabinet, it’s time for The Land Report to look at the Commander-in-Chief himself.

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Residential Property, Topics

Aspen Market Takes a Tumble

The 2008 numbers are in, and Pitkin County – the bellwether market for high-profile, high-dollar real estate in the Colorado Rockies – has gone downhill. Dollar volume? Down 46 percent from 2007. Real estate transactions? Off 40 percent.

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

The Land Report Looks at the Bush Administration

Change. If Barack Obama delivers on his simple campaign pledge, that’s what’s coming to Washington. But George W. Bush offered change of his own – particularly on laws and regulations affecting landowners.

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Topics

Illinois Land Auction Gins $24 Million

A crowd of 800, including 250 bidders, gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield on Jan. 21 and spent more than six hours and $24 million to acquire 4,000 acres of prime Illinois farmland.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Midwest, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Jeff Gordon to Sell Aspen Ranch?

The Aspen Times is reporting that four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon is under contract to sell his 2,000-acre Aspen ranch. The buyer? John MacDonald, a Dallas developer who created the Dallas National Golf Club. According to the report in the

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

The Land Report Looks at the New Congress

The 111th Congress, with the strongest Democratic majority in years, was seated on January 6 and already the body is at work on legislation of significant importance to landowners nationwide.

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Joseph Guinto, News Desk, Topics

Property Tax Revolt Brewing

As the New Year gets under way, elected officials are considering curbing or rolling back property taxes in numerous states from coast to coast. That’s good news for landowners, homeowners, and real estate investors whose properties are easy pickings for

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Taxes, Topics

Behind the Woodshed: TVA

OK, let’s face facts. When it comes to bad neighbors, there are horror stories and then there’s TVA. What these guys have done make a crooked fenceline or stray livestock look like the county fair. Can anyone imagine what it must be

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, Residential Property, South, Topics, Water

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