We’ll start off the week with a loaded one but an important one. Over the years I’ve listened to a lot of people tell me about their efforts to buy land in NY and have run into a timber rights situation and don’t know what it means or what to do. This is important , real important and you must know this before you ever sign a contract to buy land in New York or anywhere for that matter. This isn’t real complicated , but it’s expensive if you aren’t paying attention or if you’re dealing with a used car salesman who happens to be good at convincing you to do something you shouldn’t. So let’s cover it so mistakes aren’t made ……..
As usual I’ve been pounding away at my food plots and trying some new stuff here and there. Over the years I’ve tried a lot of different seeds and have experienced all kinds of results. Since I’m not being paid by anyone for my 2 cents I figured I’ll pass along some real world experiences without trying to sell you anything. Here we go ….
This is one I could literally write all day about. Several years ago I went back and looked at info I had gathered from customers and those who contacted me that were interested in buying land. Somewhere around 85% were interested in buying land for deer hunting in NY , that’s 85% out of hundreds of people. I was surprised it wasn’t higher but still the number is significant. There could be a million different things to consider when you decide you’re going to do it so let’s go over what I consider to be the ones that matter more than the others.
Ok ,I’ve gotta be careful here because I’m not licensed to give anyone investment advice. When it comes to opinions however , I hold the highest license in the land ! Alright I’ll be serious because where you put your money is important and feeling safe about where it is keeps a person sane. I just want to point out the simplicity and benefits of land ownership when it comes to your investment. Let’s get at it ….
Having spent years buying and selling land in and out of the Adirondack Park I’m sure I can give you a little insight about property values and stability of investment. For comparative purposes we’re looking at property outside of the Park being the Tug Hill area , St Lawrence River region etc. I’m not talking about the southern tier because there is no comparison between the 2.
Sometimes when a product works so good I have to tell people about it. This is one of those instances and I’ll be brief , right to the point.
Any of you who spend time in the woods during the summer months have had to tolerate deer flies. They’re brutal . I look at them as Mother Nature’s drones that are loaded with hellfire missiles and ready to strike at any moment. They rarely miss. Several years ago my good buddy Mike Miller ( he works here ) gave me some of these deer fly patch things. I’m figuring this is a gimmick that will catch nothing but laughs. I was wrong , these things are the best invention since the TV.
This is an easy one for me but most likely isn’t for the average person who wants to buy land in New York. Since I own a land company in NY and I’m a NYS licensed Real Estate Broker I can give you the view from both sides , believe me it matters. The differences in the buying experience are significant so let’s take a look ….
I have to write about this for a lot of reasons but the #1 reason is the big mouths all over Facebook and other places who know nothing about this law but think they know it all. Many see this blog from my FB page which I certainly appreciate , I appreciate the comments also. What I’m tired of is the people who are on my FB page and every other FB page who want to sound like experts but don’t know anything about the subject. My competitors are I are beyond sick of the ignorance so I’m going to have this discussion and get it over with. Evidently no one else is foolish enough to do it , but I am so let’s go …
I’ve been here in NYS my whole life so it’s safe to say I’ve seen some good , some bad and little bit ugly along the way. The good is much more fun to concentrate on so I’m going to do that today. We’re talking about the best state park system in America and it’s right here.