Eric O’Keefe

Native Americans Harvest the Wind

Each Friday I scan the Escapes section of The New York Times for an urban take on life in the hinterland. But the keeper in today’s Times was not in the Escapes section but in National: Felicity Barringer’s report on how the 29,000 Rosebud

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Topics

Not Your Typical Water Hazard

What story broke yesterday and continues to dominate the business press today? Begin by asking yourself which feature adds the most value to a piece of rural or recreational land. As we all know the answer is almost always water. Unfortunately that same

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Residential Property

Sold! Oregon’s 42,500-Acre Ochoco Ranch

The heavily timbered Ochoco Ranch, located in Central Oregon just 30 minutes from the red hot market in and around Bend, sold last week to a buyer from Texas who first saw the property at the website of the listing broker, Mason & Morse.

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Posted in Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Timber

“A New Low for Land Prices in California”

Those were the words that jumped out at me from today’s Wall Street Journal. Read it for yourself in an article titled “Developer Sells Land Dirt Cheap to Reap Tax Benefits” in the Marketplace section of today’s Journal.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk

T. Boone Pickens: The Land Report Interview

Join Land Report Editor Eric O’Keefe as he goes behind the scenes with the legendary Texas oil man on his Roberts County ranch and in his quest to wean America off foreign oil.

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, News Desk, Southwest, Water

Steep Drop in Ski Country

Sales of land, ranches, and resort residences in Colorado’s top tier markets are off as much as 50 percent in 2008, according to figures compiled by Telluride Consulting and Land Title Guarantee Company.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, West

Investor’s Business Daily

In everyone’s haste to enjoy the Labor Day weekend – to kick off the college football season or get ready for the first day of dove hunting – there’s a better than average chance that few people noticed the front and center reference to

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk

Sweet Home Alabama

On the shores of Alabama’s largest lake, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has found the perfect piece of property. Now all he needs is the time to enjoy it.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, July 2008, Magazine, News Desk, Regional News, South

“The Land Market Has Never Been Stronger”

So says Mac Boyd, a broker at Farmers National in Arcola, Illinois. Boyd is just one of the many veteran real estate professionals who are closely monitoring the strongest farmland market in decades.

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, West

Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the State of Florida will acquire almost 300 square miles of the Everglades in and around the south end of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. for $1.75 billion ($9,000+ per acre).

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, South, Topics, Water

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