Iowa Land Auction Results: Q3 2018

I would describe the current land market as stable with some local volatility. The following data suggests as much.

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Iowa Land for Sale - October 2018

This month, there are 72 upcoming land auctions and 639 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Iowa Land for Sale - September 2018

This month, there are 62 upcoming land auctions and 541 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Iowa Land for Sale - August 2018

This month, there are 22 upcoming land auctions and 449 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Iowa Land Auction Results: Q2 2018

Based on the data, more land has come to market, so far, in 2018 than in 2017 and the trendlines in many of the following tables indicate some softening has occurred in land prices.

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Iowa Land for Sale - July 2018

This month, there are 26 upcoming land auctions and 428 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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Consider the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as a Land Investment Option

The USDA offers landowners a voluntary Conservation Reserve Program, referred to most often as CRP. 

What is CRP?

CRP is a guaranteed rental contract for land that has been farmed three out of the last five years, is considered highly erodible (HEL) and can be used for conservation benefits.

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Basics of an Ag Real Estate Loan

The title of this article, while meant to convey a simple and easy to read piece, may belie the complexity and multitude of options available when purchasing and financing farm land. Financing options are plentiful: fixed vs variable rate, various mixes and matches of terms and amortizations, balloon payment or fully amortizing, open prepayment options or prepayment penalties, and so on. Once a loan product is chosen, it is typically difficult and costly to undue or change. Your choice is final until the loan runs its course or one chooses to refinance. While the availability of options is great from a borrowing standpoint and for the ability to customize the borrowing experience, it also requires a certain level of understanding to make an informed decision.

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Iowa Land for Sale - June 2018

This month, there are 27 upcoming land auctions and 499 active land listings across Iowa. Here's a list of the top 10 counties with the most available land for sale:

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How Self-Directed IRAs Benefit Landowners

Considerations for Owning Land with a Self Directed IRA

Your wallet, your bank account, and your retirement plan. These are the three piggy banks you want flush with as much cash as possible when trying to paint a pretty financial picture.

Quality investments in land assets can help with the first two, but what about your nest egg?

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