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Exotic Ranching | Basic Principals of Entering The Exotic Ranching Market
Exotic ranching is an excellent option for your property if you want to add an income-producing element to your ranch. If you’ve contemplated buying cattle or farming but are looking for something different, exotic ranching could be your niche.

A Short Guide For Success On Your First Ranch
Over the past decade, Americans purchasing land and moving to rural Wyoming and other northwestern states has become commonplace. The appeal has never been greater than this past year, with heavily-populated areas experiencing the bulk of the Covid-related issues, causing people to feel the urge to flee cities in....

How Long Will This Market Last?
It has been interesting to see the evolving impact of Covid on the land investing market. Talks with several clients about the increase in the popularity of land as an investment and they have unanimously pointed to the safety and security of their families being the reason for this investment strategy.

Raised In It | Growing Up On A Horse & Cattle Ranch
Growing up on a small horse and cattle ranch in Northwest Montana, I never imagined that I would be helping people buy and sell some of the best ranches in the West for a living when I grew up.

Wyoming's Split Estate
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding ranch sales in Wyoming is, who owns the mineral rights? And what rights do they have? In many states, the owners of the land are not necessarily the owners of the mineral estate. Wyoming is such a state.

Will 2020 Foreshadow a Boon in Rural Land Sales?
Virus-related lockdowns, economic devastation, prolific government spending, and social unrest have ushered in the new decade. Significant changes are happening at lightning speed, and trying to make sense of how this all ends is difficult and so far a bit counterintuitive.

Strategies to Owning a Ranch from Afar: Absentee Ownership Should Not Be Overwhelming
Many of our clients at Fay Ranches are absentee buyers looking to satisfy a lifelong dream of owning their version of the perfect western property. Before this dream becomes a reality, many have questions around the logistics of owning and maintaining a farm/ranch or recreational property from across the country.

Purchasing a Ranch in New Mexico
You’ve worked hard, perhaps built a business, and been diligent about saving and investing your money for years. Maybe you are very fortunate and have benefited from an inheritance or some other type of windfall.

Preparing a Farm or Ranch for Marketing and Sale
While most people know that a lot of work will go into preparing your house for sale in the residential real estate world, it is an often neglected aspect of preparing a ranch for sale. Homeowners will paint kitchens a different color, change countertops, and even refinish floors in anticipation of getting the best...

What is a “Ranch”?
The term “ranch” has evolved over the years in the West as a whole, but it also has different meanings regionally. A ranch in Colorado is often a much different property than one in Eastern Oregon. The definition also changes the closer one gets to an urban area.

Two World-Class Montana Ranches Become One
It is unusual for two adjacent world-class ranches to come to market at the same time, but that is just what happened with the West Boulder Ranch and the Burnt Leather Ranch-Steen Place, nestled side-by-side at the base of the Absaroka Mountains in McLeod, Montana.

Different Roles Found On A Ranch
A ranch manager has the unique ability to comprehend the needs of the land in their care and implement the vision of the owner. A manager assesses, plans and designs, then execute. He, along with the approval of the owner, establishes policies and carries out those plans and policies.

White-tailed Deer Management Thoughts and Opinions
If white-tailed deer are important to you as a landowner, read on as I share a few thoughts and opinions from my nearly forty years of deer management experience.

The Importance of Road Infrastructure
One particular aspect that is of utmost importance is a ranch’s road system. I like to think of a ranch’s road infrastructure as the nervous system of the ranch. Veins lead to different places throughout the body just as roads lead to different places on a ranch.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Growing up with my grandparents on our grain and livestock farm in Iowa, my grandfather had many sayings, but one that stuck with me that he consistently said was, “good fences make good neighbors.” I remember many long, hot days of walking the fences of our farm with a tin bucket filled with fencing staples, wire...

Investing In Ranches
People pursue ranch real estate in the Intermountain West for many reasons. Some are looking for that perfect hunting and fishing property with big mountain views, live water, and a variety of wildlife. Others may want a large, productive cattle ranch with abundant water rights and agricultural components.

The Law of Prior Appropriations: Why its History is Important when Investing in a Ranch
There are two main types of water right systems actively used in the United States today: the Riparian system and the Law of Prior Appropriations. Many eastern states utilize the Riparian water rights system, which states that an owner whose property abuts a waterway has an inherent right to use that water in...

Bozeman Past: “12,000 Friendly Folks And A Couple Of Old Soreheads”
Fay Ranches sat down with Russell Westlake, the owner of Bridger Shadows Farm, a 735-acre property listed in three parcels with breathtaking views of Bozeman, Montana. Mr. Westlake is a lifelong member of the Bozeman community, and we spoke to him to gain some perspective on the history of the area...

Keeping Property Exchanges Out Of The Crosshairs
Imagine a six point bull elk crashing through a thick stand of lodge-pole pine; a dove darting from a mesquite thicket; or attempting to cast into a riffle in the face of a mountain breeze. They’re all moving targets you may have faced at times, so you can understand the quandary of Realtors, tax advisors...

Investing In Equine Properties
As a lifetime horse enthusiast, it’s no coincidence that native Houstonian, Kate Gibson, specializes in brokering equestrian farms and ranches for Republic Ranches, a strategic alliance partner of Fay Ranches. She boasts an impressive equine background, having managed, trained and competed in the industry for over...







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