Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BLM?

The Bureau of Land Management is operated by the federal government which owns over 90% of the land in Nevada and plays a critical role in the ranching community as far as the ability to graze on public lands.

How is the property price determined?

Including the unique features, price is usually by assessment of property characteristics such as water, location, trees, topography, zoning, etc. Access proximity to community and services and locating similar comparable properties that are not necessarily in the same area also contribute to pricing.

What are restrictions on the property?

 Restrictions on the property could come in many forms such as, HOAs, CC&Rs, zoning, the ability to assess water or drill a well, availability of sewer or septic system, easements or county, state or federal regulations. These are the issues that need to be investigated when purchasing a property.

Are there wells on the property? How deep are they?

Wells are usually determined by zoning and the usage of the property. A domestic well is permitted without owning or acquiring water rights. Domestic use is for homes and immediate grounds. The AG (agriculture) well usually requires owning or acquiring underground water rights and is used for irrigation purposes. Depth of wells varies according to the aquifer in the area. Checking neighboring well depths would be a way of estimating how deep your well will be.

Does elevation have an affect on the property?

The elevation of the property will determine if it is usable year round, for recreation and/or livestock, primarily because of limited access during the winter months. Elevation can also be an asset during the summer months for recreation, hunting, and livestock grazing in areas like the Sierra and other mountain ranges.

Lower elevation properties could have more value for various reasons including year round access, weather conditions, farming ability, and proximity to metropolitan areas and to the coast.

How are taxes upon the property determined?

Taxes could be lower in Nevada and California if the property is used for agricultural purposes.

What types of hunting is available on the property?

Hunting is dependent on the restrictions set forth by the state. There are different means for obtaining a hunting license including landowner deprivation permits.

What is a conservation easement?

A conservation easement is used to prevent further development of the property and preserve the natural environment of the land. A conservation easement generally preserves the natural condition of the property in perpetuity and still provides for ownership of the land, however, usually limits the size and areas of improvements on the property.

Are there available properties close to ski resorts?

Many of our properties are in the Tahoe region and we find that being in close proximity to world class ski resorts is a positive selling feature and adds value to the property.

What is the meaning of fenced and/or cross-fenced property?

Fenced partial or full fencing of the property. Cross fenced usually indicates separated holding or pasture areas depending on usage.