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Winter Newsletter 2011                   

Land & Hunting Reports 


Issue No. 4

November, 2011

In This Issue:


Self-Directed IRA
Real Estate Investments

Big Black River Trophy Hunting Properties
Three Premier Tracts Offered For Sale

Partnerships & Land Ownership
Land Investments In Today's Economy

Featured Land Listings:

(click properties to see specific information)


217 Acres Madison County

A Turn-Key Hunting Set-up Close to The City of Madison


5 Acre Lake Lot - The Sanctuary 

Madison County...Awesome Fishing Close to The City of Madison


158 Acres, Satartia, Yazoo County

Area Well Known For Fantastic Deer, Duck & Pig Hunting... Secluded With Terrific Habitat


264 Acres Holmes County

Timber, Cabin, Pond & Great Hunting...Owner Financing Available


280 Acres Hinds County 

Timber, CRP Income, Great Hunting, Close to The City of Clinton


85 Acres Washington County  

Wonderful Hunting Habitat Just Outside Greenville City Limits


241 Acres MadisonCounty 

Excellent Hunting Habitat Close to The City of Madison


103 Acres Holmes County 

155 Class Buck Shot in 2010, CRP Income, Close to City of Jackson



Featured Commercial Properties:
FOR LEASE  1000 +/- sf  Office completely renovated Highway 51 & Nissan Parkway...   Call Cole for details 601-940-0222          (owner / brokers)

Gluckstadt Area  Madison County
with building plans available for 2200sf office / warehouse, easy & quick access to I-55 North, close to City of Madison (owner - brokers)


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Self-Directed IRA Real Estate Investments
Timber Investment Land

Frank Bradshaw

Harper, Rains, Knight & Company, P.A.


The use of a self-directed retirement plan is a flexible way to grow one's investment portfolio in a unique, non-traditional but effective method. Instead of risking the fluctuation and volatility of the stock market, one should consider investing in real estate for retirement purposes as a way to safely grow his or her portfolio.


To establish a self-directed retirement account, an investor will need to determine if they want to use a Roth or traditional retirement account and find an IRS approved trustee/custodian to hold the assets of the plan on behalf of the individual. click to read more... 



Big Black River Trophy Hunting Properties 
Three Premier Tracts Offered For Sale 
(click properties to see specific information)
Big Black River
Big Black River Properties



924 Acres Hinds County

adjacent to the Madison and Yazoo County lines... secluded with gorgeous hardwood timber, wonderful trophy deer, turkey & duck hunting, 3.6 miles of frontage on the Big Black River... close to Flora.


1275 Acres Madison County

located on Virlilia Road., includes 800 +/- acres of income producing row crop plus exceptional wooded hunting habitat with phenomenal trophy deer hunting. A rare opportunity to own land in close proximity to Cameron Plantation.


Scotland Hunting Club...1900 +/- acres  includes

1500sf lodge... located in Yazoo County along the Big Black River... beautiful timber, excellent hunting and a trophy deer management program in place since 1989.



Partnerships & Land Ownership
madison trees
Madison County Land
For Sale

Larry Smith-Vaniz 


A group of friends has decided to purchase a deer hunting property to provide long-term assurance of a place for the friends and families to hunt in years to come. What do they need to think about first?


There are a number of things to consider but in this article, we will cover three major points with the knowledge and understanding that there are many more factors to consider. The points to be discussed are:

  1. Budget
  2. Entity type: example - LLC, corporation, etc....
  3. Exit plan 

Budget: Does it make sense to purchase a property the group, or individuals in the group, cannot afford? Our recommendation is for the individuals in the group to hash the budget issues out before any other steps are taken.



Will everyone put up cash?

Will some put up cash, and others borrow money?

Will the group try to secure a loan?


In just about every group setting there will be differences in financial abilities, and if one or more of the persons in the group do not have the financial capabilities, the desire or the interest to meet the individual obligation involved, it is highly likely there will be a day of reckoning.


Work the money issues out on the very front end.


Entity Type: When considering a group purchase of land, the decision as to the entity type to utilize is critical. In extremely rare situations with a very small group, it might be acceptable to buy land as tenants in common, i.e., in the individual names. However, our recommendation is that any group purchase be made by an entity as opposed to in the individual names. click to read more... 

Land Investments In Today's Economy
Cole DeLong

As we have said in previous newsletters throughout the year, land values are continuing to hold. If you're considering investing in land, and wondering if it is a wise decision, here are four important factors to consider.


1. Land is a relatively easy investment to understand. When investing in land, you will not have to worry as much about understanding the complexity of the European sovereign debt crisis, the weak housing market, the high unemployment rate or other world and national events that have and will continue to wreak havoc on your investments in the stock market. With a land investment, understanding value changes is usually very straightforward and fairly simple to understand.


2.  Land is a tangible asset. Unlike stocks, land is an investment in a physical asset that you can visit and walk on. Land provides many practical avenues for generating income such as farming, timber management, renting, sub-dividing, etc. How much recreation can you experience with your paper investments? The answer is absolutely none, and we would be remiss for not mentioning the advantages of owning your own land if you are a hunter. The bottom line with land ownership is that the individual investor has control over the management and use of their asset!  click to read more...


Larry Smith-Vaniz Realty, LLC,  118 Canton One Drive, Madison, MS 39110