Wisconsin Farmland Conversion Fee Repealed

by: Jay Frazier Some folks are cheering, others are booing but the passing of the recent state budget also included the repeal of the farmland conversion fee. For those who haven’t been following it, effective January 1, 2010 anyone that rezoned Wisconsin land from...

Rural Property Prime Time

by: Jay Frazier This is the time of year when I hear the same mantra; “Call me when the snow melts”.  Unfortunately by thinking spring, buyers are missing out on some of the best opportunities to view rural properties. So if you’re sitting on the sidelines stocking up...

Timber Value 101 for Land Buyers

by: Jay Frazier Recently I had a question from a buyer relating to the standing timber on a property and how it affects the value of the parcel. Since many rural properties are wooded, I realized that others may have many of the same questions. Below is an excerpt of...