Lands of America April 2016 Land Market News & Trends

Here are some of the land-news trends and highlights from Lands of America in April 2016.

Largest New Listing


LA PAZ COUNTY | ARIZONA | $1,498,400| PROPERTY ID: 3156405

The quarter-million-acre Arizona Cattle Company Ranch was listed for sale on April 18 by Nancy Belt of Stockmen’s Realty. The property covers a total of 279,256 acres, approximately 443 acres of which is deeded while a further 21,814 acres are leased from the state and some 257,000 acres consist of BLM-managed grazing allotment. This is an established working desert ranch that has consistently run 500 head of cattle, though it has been rated as able to run up to 1,450 head. The ranch is situated in western Arizona close to the border with California, about 100 miles west of Phoenix.

Most Expensive New Listing


MILAM COUNTY | TEXAS | $250,000,000 | PROPERTY ID: 3156418

Industrial manufacturing giant Alcoa Inc. listed its Texas land holdings for sale in mid-April, including what could be the state’s largest water rights deal. Sandow Lakes Ranch covers 33,800 acres and is for sale at $250 million. The property includes 14 lakes comprising 1,960 surface acres and almost 50,000 acre-feet of water; an additional 44,000 acre-feet of water per year are permitted from the local Simsboro aquifer, plus another 18,000 acre-feet from the Little River governed through a 1950s diversionary rights agreement. All water rights transfer with sale of the property, along with some oil and gas mineral rights on certain acreage throughout the property.

Trending Counties

View of the Pike County, Ohio, countryside

Month over month, the following counties saw the largest increase in searches:

  1. Pike County, Ohio (+129%)
  2. Caddo County, Oklahoma (+116%)
  3. Lincoln County, Oregon (+115%)
  4. Juniata County, Pennsylvania (+108%)
  5. Zavala County, Texas (+95%)
  6. Howard County, Maryland (+91%)
  7. Gregg County, Texas (+91%)
  8. Athens County, Ohio (+90%)
  9. Knox County, Ohio (+89%)
  10. Franklin County, Pennsylvania (+89%)

Top Keyword Searches

Here are the ten most searched keyword terms by users on Lands of America.

  1. farms
  2. hunting
  3. ranches
  4. residential land
  5. river
  6. waterfront
  7. pond (NEW)
  8. horse (NEW)
  9. lake (NEW)
  10. wooded (NEW)


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