Ranch Life: A Reason for InvestmentBy Angela Smith, Communications Manager
September 15, 2018
Although there are many reasons for purchasing a ranch or ranch land, let’s discuss the investment opportunities...
If you’re looking to live the country life, enjoy fresh air and connect to the land, owning a ranch may be an ideal opportunity for you. If you’re a rancher planning long-term and manage your ranch correctly, you can reap the benefits of extended income far greater than a typical livestock operation.
Although there are many reasons for purchasing a ranch, let’s discuss the investment opportunities.
An inflation hedge is an investment considered to provide protection against the decreased purchasing power of a currency that results from the loss of its value due to rising prices (inflation). Agricultural land has been an excellent hedge against inflation. Considering the history of the economy, it’s easy to believe that inflation will increase dramatically over the next few years.
A capital gain refers to profit that result from a sale of a capital asset, such as stock, bond or real estate, where the sale price exceeds the purchase price. The gain is the difference between a higher selling price and a lower purchase price. Increased ranch value due to increased productivity and inflation could possibly be taxed at a lower capital gains rate.
Recreation and Wildlife
Ranchers are tapping into these sources of revenue to supplement livestock operations. Ranches provide a lot of prime opportunities for hunters and/or fishermen.
Conservation and Environmental Concerns
Ranchers are true conservationists in a time where land is extremely valuable. They play a vital role in conservation and environmental stewardship, especially in today’s context of increasingly valuable land. Through sustainable land management practices, such as rotating grazing and water conservation efforts, ranchers ensure the health of their ecosystems while also providing crucial habit for native wildlife.
Prestige in the Community
Prominent ranchers are often looked at as community leaders, commanding respect and admiration from their peers. This can also provide other income-producing opportunities off the ranch. Whether through hosting community events, offering agritourism experiences, or participating in local businesses, their prestige in the community presents a gateway to fostering economic growth and strengthening social bonds.
United Country Real Estate has been a leader in ranch land sales for more than 90 years and has experts across the country ready to help you. You want to purchase a ranch that is right for you. UCRE is dedicated to providing the expertise and top-notch customer service when it comes to ranch land sales. That’s why we launched their newest specialty brand, UC Ranch Properties, which provides the most extensive selection of premier ranch properties for sale and the largest network of ranch property experts with more than 100 ranch property experts nationwide.
UC Ranch Properties features ranches listed at a minimum of $1 million. UCRE has sold more than $2.1 billion and 1.5 million acres since 1925. View all available ranches at every price range on our Ranch website.