Blog posts in Forestry

The Three Bears of Pricing – When Logic Goes Out the Window

By Paul Christian Breden January 28, 2014 from LandThink

We all remember the story we were told as children about the Three Bears. – right? When the girl enters the home of the Three Bears, she finds three choices. One bowl of porridge was too cold, one was too hot, and the other was ”just right”! One of the chairs was too hard, one was too soft, and one was “just right”! One of the beds was too large, one was too small, and one was “just right”!

An Ounce of Gold or an Acre of Land?

July 22, 2011 FROM LandThink – Jonathon Goode

Yesterday I noticed that the price of gold has risen to $1600 per ounce, and the thought struck me that land in my part of west Alabama is selling for approximately the same price per acre. I posed the question to two local business owners whether they would rather own an ounce of gold or an acre of land. Both men responded that they would rather own land. This is an intriguing question about investing and value.

For Some, Sound of Profit Is 'Timber!'

Wall Street Journal: By Larry Light - Updated Jan. 26, 2009 11:59 p.m. ET

While Other Investments Wither, Forest Land's Value Keeps Growing. Timberland, which a few years ago became a popular investment among institutions and wealthy folks, has held up amid market massacres for most other assets lately. Through Sept. 30, the value of timberland rose 5%. When the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries reports 2008's final quarter this week, this number is unlikely to move much. That marks a slower pace of growth, yet it is growth nonetheless.