Jon Kohler & Associates, Hall and Hall Red Hills real estate in Wall Street Journal

Jon Kohler & Associates and Hall and Hall real estate listings in the Red Hills quail-hunting region on the Georgia-Florida border were featured by the Wall Street Journal recently. The first story, by writer Nancy Keates, examined the quail-hunting heritage of the nearly 300,000-acre region and efforts to sell or donate lands for conservation. Jon Kohler of brokerage firm Jon Kohler & Associates said about two-thirds of the 200 plantations in the Red Hills remain with the descendants of the original owners, or with friends and acquaintances. “It was an unspoken rule not to sell to anyone outside the circle,” Kohler told Keates. The second story, by Candace Taylor, detailed the sale of the 7,235-acre Blue Springs Plantation in South Georgia for roughly $40 million. Hall and Hall’s Elliott Davenport Jr. represented the buyer, an avid hunter who had been looking at the plantation for over a year. Read the Wall Street Journal’s Red Hills story. Read the Wall Street Journal’s Blue Springs Plantation...
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Moonlight Basin House Is Best of Year for Wall Street Journal, Zillow

A house at the Moonlight Basin community in Big Sky, Montana, has been voted Best of the Year for 2016 by readers of the Wall Street Journal and Zillow Porchlight. The 16,113-square-foot, six-bedroom, six-bathroom vacation house is owned by Marty and Julie Belz of Memphis, Tennessee. It features a private ski bridge allowing access to the neighboring Big Sky Resort. “We had skied Vail, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Deer Valley and Telluride and we just never felt at home in those places,” Julie Belz told Wall Street Journal writer Sarah Tilton. “Big Sky felt more like home to us; it was much more down to earth than the other ski resorts we’d visited.” Read the Wall Street Journal story. Read the Zillow Porchlight...
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Barron’s Penta Details Benefits of Private Skiing at Yellowstone Club

The benefits of joining the Yellowstone Club and other private ski clubs were the subject of a recent Barron’s Penta story. Among them, Carrie Coolidge wrote, are lift attendants who greet you by name, pristine terrain, uncrowded runs and, of course, privacy. Being a private club doesn’t mean the mountain is small, however, she wrote – Yellowstone Club has 16 lifts and over 60 runs on 2,200 acres, “with a diverse mix of beginner and intermediate terrain, as well as expert chutes, trees, and gullies.” Read the Barron’s Penta story...
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$15 Million Moonlight Basin Lodge Featured By Bloomberg Pursuits

A $15 million ski-in, ski-out lodge at the Moonlight Basin community in Big Sky, Montana, was recently featured by Bloomberg Pursuits. The home is owned by Martin Belz, a Memphis, Tennessee-based real estate developer and CEO of Peabody Hotel Group. It has six bedrooms, six baths and four half-baths on three main levels connected by two spiral staircases, as well as a ski bridge over the main driveway. “When you start your day off, you can ski right out of the house,” Belz told Bloomberg Pursuits. “It’s just terrific.” Read the Bloomberg Pursuits story...
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Financial Times Highlights Hall and Hall Ranch Real Estate

Hall and Hall was recently featured in a Financial Times how-to article on buying iconic western ranches. Joel Leadbetter, managing director of Hall and Hall, explained that the decision to buy is usually more emotionally-based than financially-based – staffing a working ranch with a manager and cowboys, and keeping the cattle fed and tractors running is expensive. And Hall and Hall partner Jim Taylor noted that pricing ranches is “more art than science.” Nonetheless, now may be the time to buy, as ranch prices have decreased along with cattle prices. Read the Financial Times story here....
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Hall and Hall Auctions off Farm and Water Rights for $12.6 Million

The Reynolds Farm was sold for $12.6 million last week in an auction that was orchestrated by Hall and Hall Auctions, but it was the water that made this sale high profile. According to the Denver Post, “The auction was of high interest, given the land’s location in the path of northern Front Range development and the large amount of water attached to it. The CB-T units, already trading for high sums, were expected to be the most pricey given their scarcity and the ability to use the water for uses such as agriculture, development and industrial processes, including oil and gas extraction.   The water rights ended up raking in $7.6 million dollars for 276 CB-T...
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