The Land Report

2019 TX

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 $3000 $2000 $1000 $0 Nominal Median Price Per Acre Annual Texas Land Price Data M ore than 6,000 land sales. at's the total number of transactions that closed in 2018 that were aggregated and subsequently ana- lyzed by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M as it prepared its annual summary of land markets in the Lone Star State. From a high-level perspective, numerous take- aways present themselves. Overall, the 6,193 reported sales in 2018 were a scant 79 fewer than the 2017 total of 6,272. At a little over 1 percent, this decrease rates as a rounding error. Notwith- standing the minimal change, the total dollar volume increased to $1.29 billion, a healthy 5.5 percent uptick over the previous year. Simply put, in 2018 fewer proper- ties with larger price tags changed hands. e state's energy sector was credited with stoking demand for recreational and investment properties, espe- cially during the fourth quarter. e robust health of this all-important sector of the Texas economy has long been the driver of transaction volume and pricing. Specific observations on Texas's seven distinct rural land regions follow. For the complete story, be sure to logon to www.recenter.tamu.edu. Slow & Steady Ascent Since 1971 e consistent climb in TEXAS LAND VALUES continued in 2018 as per-acre prices reach $2,779. — Eric O'Keefe A region by region analysis of land values across the Lone Star State compiled by the Texas Real Estate Center. CIRCLE RANCH Listed for $59.2 million by King Land & Water in February 2018, this 32,000-acre legacy ranch sold in April 2019. 79 L ANDREP ORT.COM TEX AS 20 19 | e LandReport

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