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What is a Timber Cruise?

Timber cruises are performed by consulting registered professionals who have been extensively trained in the timber field to determine the characteristics of forest stands in preparation for sales. 

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Rate Shopping? Be sure to compare Apples to Apples

5.3% on a 20-year Term with a 3-year Balloon. 6.2% fixed rate on a 20-year Term. Although you might initially consider only the interest rate, what does "Fixed Rate" or "Balloon" really mean? When shopping rates, be sure you are comparing apples-to-apples. Knowing the term is just as important as knowing the rate.

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LANDFLIP Forms Alliance with Six Farm Credit Institutions to Help Buyers Gain Access to Land Financing

The path to land ownership just got easier, thanks to the a newly formed alliance between LANDFLIP and Farm Credit. LANDFLIP, the premier online land for sale marketplace for connecting land buyers and sellers, announced today a significant expansion of their strategic alliance with Farm Credit institutions. LANDFLIP is now aligned with 9 independent Farm Credit lending institutions covering Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

By Lisa Storm, AgGeorgia Farm Credit  In modern agriculture, the ability to obtain financing is critical in order to keep the farm operation going, whether through capital needs for inputs, equipment, or land. Your credit score can have impact beyond just approval or denial. Depending on the practices of your preferred lender, a higher credit score could mean preferential fees and rates. Credit scores are calculated differently by each of the three main credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. While they are different, there are many similarities.

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Appraising the Appraisal Process

With fewer comps and sales than other forms of real estate, timberland requires a specialized appraiser that can make a huge difference in your forest transaction.

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