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Mountain Living
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:30

A Rancher's Paradise in Montana

Located 10 miles south of Livingston on the east side of the appropriately named Paradise Valley, this Montana ranch - dubbed Dancing Wind Ranch - is a mountain-lover's haven through and through. 

The property is comprised of approximately 1,750 acres of all-deeded land in the most lush section of the valley. It runs just off the main north/south highway at an elevation of 4,800 feet, where the operating headquarters adn 495 acres of meadows are located, to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness boundary at over 6,700 feet elevation. The headquarters area includes two homes, a shop, helicopter storage, calving barn, and corrals that support the entirely self-contained 230-cow ranching operation. [read more



Texas Lifestyle Magazine
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:15

Waggoner Ranch

Record-breaking deals in rural real estate

For a number of reasons, the sale of the fabled W.T. Waggoner Ranch, one of the largest contiguous ranches in the U.S., was known as the deal that couldn't get done.

First, there were the courts. Heirs to the orginial rough-and-tumble cowboys founders Don Waggoner and W.T. Waggoner had sparred for years over the property. Then there was the price tag. To keep the property off the auction block, Bernie Uechtritz from Icon Global Properties and Sam Middleton of Chas Middleton and Associates put the number at a cool $725 million. For this land was more than just farmland. It was a land imbued with a legendary history, filled with the Lone Star's tradition and folklore, prosperity and ruin. Word had it W.T. Waggoner had discovered oil there while looking for water. He had been displeased with what he had found - the oil-slick ground water was unsuitable for his cattle. [read more]



The Land Report Newsletter July 2017
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:15

NAA - Scott ShumanThe head of Hall and Hall Auctions, Shuman was named president of the organization on July 13 at the International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Columbus, Ohio. As part of the selection process, 32 former NAA presidents passed a ceremonial gavel by hand... [read more]





The Land Report - Texas 2017 Issue
Sat, 04/01/2017 - 09:30

Livermore Ranch advertisementSheer bluffs, aspen groves, Chihuahuan Desert grasslands - these 5,086 acres offer the rare opportunity to own a spectacular end-of-the-road getaway.

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The Wall Street Journal
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:00

Financier Pays $40 Million for Quail EstateWitt Stephens Jr. has purchased a SouthGeorgia quail-hunting plantation for approximately $40 million, according to public records.

Known as Blue Springs Plantation, the property wasn't officially on the market, said Elliott Davenport Jr. of Hall and Hall who represented Mr. Stephens. Mr. Stephens, an avid hunter, had been looking for a plantation for over a year. "We approached the owner and were able to work something out," Mr. Davenport said.  [read more]



Wall Street Journal
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:45

Bobwhite quailStraddling the border of Georgia and Florida are 300,000 acres of pristine pines and rolling, grassy hills. Hunting parties traverse the grounds, accompanied by mule-drawn, 100-year-old wagons, trained dogs, and staff on horseback in search of wild bobwhite quail. Plantation homes sit at the end of long driveways, invisible to passersby.

The region is called the Red Hills, an area designated one of America's "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy. Plantation owners want to keep the wide-open spaces undeveloped, partly to preserve quail habitats for hunting, but largely to act as stewards of the land and homes that have been in their families for generations.

"We want to make the world safe for bobwhite quail," says Charles Chapin III, a retired banker who lives in Oldwick, N.J., and spends four months a year on the quail-hunting plantation in Thomasville, Ga., developed by his grandfather at the turn of the century. [read more]



Wall Street Journal
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:45

Kessler CanyonTech entrepreneur Peter Kight has paid $28 million for the roughly 15,000-acre Kessler Canyon ranch in Colorado, according to the seller, former Days Inn Hotels CEO Richard C. Kessler.

The Garfield County ranch first went on the market in 2014 for $35 million with Michael S. Hall and Brian Smith of Hall and Hall, then saw its price drop to $32.5 million. [read more]
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:15

Dancing Wind Ranch

In the early 1990s, Tamra Call and her husband O. Jay Call began to look for a vacation property that they could develop and eventually retire on. "It was a dream we had, to own a ranch," Call said. Their criteria were, on the face of it, easily attainable: The property needed to offer some privacy, yet also be less than an hour's flight from the Ogden, Utah, headquarters of Flying J, (now FJ Management), the multibillion-dollar oil and refining, truck stop, banking, adn insurance business her husband had founded in the late 1960s. [read more]



Kessler Canyon Sells for $28 Million
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:30

Kessler CanyonFormer Days Inn Hotels CEO Richard Kessler has sold his exquisite ranch resort west of Glenwood Springs to CheckFree founder Peter Kight. Numerous structures built to exacting standards exist on the property, including the 20,000-square-foot Homestead Lodge. According to The Wall Street Journal, the 15,000-acre ranch, which was originally listed for $35 million in 2014, changed hands for $28 million. Mike Hall and Brian Smith of Hall and Hall represented Kessler, and Cody Lujan of Hall and Hall represented Kight. See the listing HERE. [see article]



The Land Report
Thu, 12/15/2016 - 15:15

Los Robles RanchLos Robles, California

This 640-acre San Diego County gem features a 4,000-square-foot owner's home, two guest houses, two caretakers' homes, a 19-stall barn, a 6-stall mare motel, an outdoor riding arena, a skeet range, and a dozen water wells. [read more]






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