Oregon Fast Becoming the Go-To State for Land Investment

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The Beaver State is Ripe with Ranches, Recreational Property, Timberland

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Oregon Fast Becoming the Go-To State for Land Investment

Oregon is fast becoming one of the most affordable places to invest in ranches, recreational property, timberland and farming real estate

Property owners: take note. Oregon is fast becoming one of the most affordable places to invest in ranches, recreational property, timberland and farming real estate. In the past we have been forced to take a back seat to the premier states of Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho. In this last decade, these states were considered the best values, the most beautiful and the best overall places to invest in properties of this type. Not so anymore.

The economic shift has thrown Oregon into the mix, Oregon holds its own beauty and value due to the price points it offers. East Coast buyers are discovering the value and the investment opportunities the state has to offer, Texans are looking hard at the abundance of water and grazing opportunities for the cattle market, and the recreational buyer is looking at the privacy and security Oregon offers in its lands, which lie in close proximity to small towns with great amenities, strong family values and relative low cost of living.

Sellers can capitalize on the trend of buyers looking at Oregon as well. If they follow the real market values of these types of properties, 2012 and 2013 should be banner years for any owners that want to divest from their land at real market prices. Many new prospects are looking at Oregon and are motivated to capitalize on the price, value and beauty our state offers.

In the past decade, several large tracts of Oregon land have been sold for impressive prices. In 2007, the Ochoco Ranch, 42,000 deeded acres of timbered high country near Prineville in central Oregon, sold for approximately $42 million. More recently in 2012, the Gutierrez Ranch and Cattle Company 21,529 deeded acres plus another 50,000 acres of Ochoco National Forest and BLM grazing permits just 85 miles east from Redmond, was listed for $21.5 million. These are only two examples to illustrate the growing interest investors are showing in the Beaver State. (For additional facts on these properties, visit http://www.ranchland.com/ranches-for-sale/oregon-ranches-for-sale.)

We no longer need to look at Oregon as a second-place finisher – Oregon is in the big leagues now, and the next couple of years will cement this area as a real player in the high end market for these prime properties.

About the Author

Roger Dryden is the Principal Broker in the State of Oregon for United Country – Mason & Morse Ranch Company. He is available for consultation and Real Estate services throughout the State. More information on Roger, visit http://www.ranchland.com/ranch-farm-land-broker/agents/roger-dryden

About United Country – Mason & Morse Ranch Company

“Ranches Farms Land Sales” – http://www.ranchland.com, affiliate of United Country Real Estate, is a leading provider of ranch, timber and farm marketing services across the western United States. Founded in 1998, in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, the company specializes in the sale of premier ranches, farms and recreational land across the western United States. Combined, Mason & Morse Ranch & Ranch Company agents offer their clients more than 133 years of experience in ranch, farm and recreational real estate sales. Recently recognized by The Land Report as one of America’s Top Brokerages. “Spring Edition - 2012 Featuring America’s Top Brokerages.”

Mason & Morse Ranch Company - affiliate of United Country - is separately owned and operated from Mason Morse Real Estate of Aspen, Colo.

About United Country

United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 550 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and resort areas of Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 3,000 separate sites and traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs with national distribution , an extensive buyer database and national advertising of local properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week. United Country has recently been recognized by AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal as one of the top U.S. real estate companies.

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