If you want to invest in timberland, it is important to understand what you are signing up for. It is far from passive income, since the land and its assets require close management by the owner or one of a few qualified timber management companies. Talk to one of our consultants at Davis DuBose Knight to ensure you are getting a fair valuation for your timber.
Investing in Timberland
Timberland investment involves the purchase and sale of timberland and usually hinges on the value of timber on the land. Historically, timberland investment has compared favorably to buying stocks, with less volatility. Buying or selling timberland can be a hedge against inflation because the value of timberland tends to rise counter to other investment types.
If you are interested in buying timberland, the trees are the most important component to a correct valuation. Therefore, investing in timber property requires the coordination of a registered forester and real estate professionals. Our experts at David Dubos Knight Forestry & Real Estate are here to help.
A timberland appraisal is an accurate valuation of your land’s saleable and pre-sales timber. Rely on a professional consultant, such as Davis DuBose Knight, to provide an accurate appraisal.
Appraisers evaluate timber inventory, compile comparable properties, and provide the subtotals of each species of tree, along with the value, quality and total estimated worth of each. Appraisers use all of the technology at their disposal to reliably assess the value of land you want to buy or sell.
When Do I Need a Timberland Appraisal?
If you are looking to purchase or sell timberland property, you will need a timberland appraisal. Most situations include settling an estate, estate planning, or using the land as collateral to obtain a loan. Investment planning and leasing opportunities for oil or gas sites also require a formal appraisal.
To find Arkansas land for a timber investment, check out our listings and make sure you consult with our trusted appraisers prior to making your decision.
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