Real Estate Articles

Real Estate Articles are published here to help you with questions and to provide some guides to Real Estate Buying and Selling. Many of us have purchased or sold real estate in our lifetime. However, maybe not the same type of real estate - perhaps land instead of a house? Or, you want to invest in a commercial piece of property?

An educated Buyer or Seller is always more likely to succeed and have a good transaction. We will be publishing or posting articles we find that will hopefully provide some help and education for you - either as a Buyer or Seller? Sometimes, you are both!


Now is the Time - March 2021 Newsletter

As we all know, these are changing times. However, one thing is consistent - Real Estate! The demand for properties with 2+ Acres and up is incredible! NOW is the time to seriously think about selling your property.
Our office phones at Rip England Premier Realty are constantly ringing from people looking for land to buy in our area. Those rumors about how great our area is, compared to the rest of the country, are true. Buyers are looking for Read more...


How to Sell Your Timber ~ My Land Plan - The Woodland Owner's Resource

If you’ve sold a house, a car, or any other piece of property, then you know that selling can be tricky. From finding a buyer to filling out the right paperwork, there are lots of little steps to keep track of throughout the selling process. Selling timber is like that too—there are several steps to the process, many of which may be new to you.

If you’ve decided to harvest and sell some of your timber, here’s what you need to...Read more...


Horses grazing near a fence

An Equine New Year’s Resolution: Better Pasture Management ~ University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. The beginning of a new year is a great time to set priorities for the rest of the year. Focusing some of our efforts on improved pasture management could potentially have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. Like many resolutions, it is a yearlong undertaking that requires....Read more...


Cows Grazing in Pasture

You can’t raise cattle without raising grass first ~ Beef Magazine - Bekaert Fencing 

Rotational grazing, pasture management help Texas rancher battle drought. When Don Casey returned to the family ranch 25 years ago, the outfit was already in textbook condition. Under Casey’s management, it’s become even better.

Named 2019 Texas Conservation Rancher of the Year by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, at 76, Casey says he comes from a long line of conservationists, recalling how his Grandpa Victor taught him to identify plants on the open range when they were riding out to check cattle or fixing fence together. Today, he uses this skill to manage the rangeland, letting the condition, height and species of grass tell him when it’s time to ...Read more...


How to Value Timber Land in 2020 - Authored by ErikaGokecCapital

Timber is still a somewhat niche investment, so it’s not surprising that many land buyers may not be familiar with how to value timber land. Yet, forested lands that are owned and operated for the sole purpose of investing is not new in concept.

It’s just that only recently has timber become an investment that is accessible to individuals as paper companies have been selling off large swarths of their timber land.

And it’s a great thing that this is happening, for timber land is a ...Read more...


Bale Weight: How Important Is It? Prairie View A&M University, Bowie Co Cooperative Extension Program by Jason Banta, Assistant Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, The Texas A&M System

Excellent article discussing everything you need to know ( and refreshes what you think you know!) about Bale Weight, how it is determined and the various methods used to help determine what you are really buying - or selling. Click this download Link - Bale Weight - for the PDF and take a look - this particular article starts on page 4.

Lead paragraph - Bale Weight and nutrient content are critical factors in determining the value of a given Bale. Bale weight affects not only the amount of hay being bought or sold, but also the cost of feeding and transporting it. To accurately compare the value of different bales - including their transportation and feeding costs - you will need to know their size, weight and density...Read more...


Texas Home Sales Surge - Real Estate Center, Texas A & M University Article ~ Sept 2020

Texas Housing Insight ~ Real Estate Center, Texas A & M University ~ Authors ~ James P. Gaines, Luis B. Torres, Wesley Miller, Paige Silva, and Griffin Carter (Sep 14, 2020)

Total Texas housing sales rose 17.1 percent in July, exceeding pre-pandemic levels with a record-breaking 36,165 sales amid historically low interest rates and steady demand. Supply-side activity bounced back with large increases in building permits and housing starts. Inventory levels, however, continued to trend downward, falling to an all-time low of 2.6 months. Strong demand and a Read More...


Showing Townhomes ~ Article about asking if ready to move to Suburbs?

Are You Ready to Move to the Suburbs? ~ Published by Moving.com, Marian White

Not sure whether you’re really ready to make that move to the suburbs? We understand. Moving away from the hustle and bustle of city living isn’t always an easy decision. After all, there’s plenty to love about being in the middle of an urban metropolis. From the abundance of cultural events and activities to the (oftentimes) close proximity to work, the benefits of living in a city are many. However, with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many city dwellers are...Read more...


Buying Land? Here's what you should know ~ Published by Smart Asset, Amanda Dixon

If your dream home doesn’t have nearby neighbors, you probably need to buy land, on which you’ll build a house. Once you’ve found the perfect patch, you’ll need to work on securing the land. Many experts recommend paying for it in cash if you can. A financial advisor can help you determine which assets to liquidate or otherwise arrange your financing. In the meantime, here’s what you need to..Read more....


First-Time Homebuyer Loan Programs ~ Published by Smart Asset, Javier Simon

First-time homebuyer loan programs generally enable people with low or moderate incomes or with less-than-stellar credit scores to live a part of the American Dream, which is to say, purchase a home. Often, it’s their first home. But technically, it doesn’t have to be. Many programs define “first-time” as just not having owned a home in the past three years. So if you sold your home or it was foreclosed on more than three years ago, you may still be eligible for one of the loan programs described below. Some of these programs cater to..Read more....


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