If you are looking for a great fishing destination this summer, try New Mexico. According to a recent press release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the fishing should be excellent this year. Certain lakes are being stocked more frequently, due to national forest closures. The fish that were set to stock the closed forest areas are now being sent to the San Juan River and Eagle Nest Lake, to name a few. Go to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website to see a list of the locations that are being stocked weekly, and be sure to grab a fishing license on your way out the door. For the full article, click here.
Where are you heading for the Fourth of July? We at Johnson Land and Home are looking forward to the Star Spangled Spectacular in Saint Jo, Texas. This small town celebrates Independence Day right, from a 5K in the morning to fireworks in the evening, with many great activities throughout the day. For a full schedule of the day, check out the Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce. We hope to see you there, and God Bless America!
On July 24, the New Mexico State Game and Fish Commission will make their final decision to choose their new director. Five candidates have been named after the initial application process which began April 1st and closed June 1st. All applicants are amply qualified and will be interviewed in Albuquerque at the end of June. Click here for the full press release from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
With the current drought conditions and no significant moisture in sight, this summer is looking to be somewhat troubling for the farmer and rancher. In addition to the already dry conditions across Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, they are currently plagued with several wildfires. Pasture to graze is scarce, hay prices continue to rise and the snowpack across the Rocky Mountains is little to none. Fortunately, we are reminded of the numerous agricultural relief programs in place to alleviate some of the distressing effects of these adverse weather conditions. Those with questions about these programs should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency or Natural Resources Conservation Service office.
We are pleased to announce that Brad Johnson has been selected as a co-chair for President Elect Donald Trump’s “Second Amendment Coalition”!
“I’m honored and humbled to be a small part of a new and profound path for our incoming President and his administration to uphold and protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The right of all American citizens.” Brad Johnson stated upon accepting the appointment to the coalition.
JLH and Brad Johnson would like to congratulate our clients and friends, Chris Earl and Dan Heath of The REVERSE ROCKING R RANCH in Colfax County, New Mexico, and extend them the best of luck on their first bull sale! The RRR Ranch will sell 150 of the highest quality purebred Angus bulls, all PAP tested and ready to go to work. Don’t miss this offering of high quality seed stock for the first time in Northern New Mexico. To see more click the link for video and the catalog.
Make it rain! Someone was listening as many consider the six year long drought in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado to be on it’s way out. “The grass and overall condition of the land is like no one has seen in close to 50 years”, says Brad Johnson, president and CEO of JOHNSON LAND & HOME, LLC. “Springs that haven’t flowed in years are coming back. We’re seeing elk and antelope twins and in some rare cases, triplets. The Mule Deer are rebounding as well, all signs of the power of moisture on the land”.
Ranch land is on the rebound as availability in New Mexico, Colorado, as well as Texas, is at a new low. Conversely, prices are coming down as oil and gas revenue decreases. “We are seeing folks who normally have a lot of disposable income geared towards ranch land having to dedicate that income to oil interests. Land is still the best and safest investment, and we have many active buyers looking to be in ranches and ranch land”.
With home construction booming again, it is time to consider finding that perfect lot to build your next home. “With new housing starts up 26 percent over this time last year, the time is now to take advantage of low mortgage interest rates, lots and acreage in alignment with value, and land availability in the greater Argyle area”, says Brad Johnson, president and CEO of JOHNSON LAND & HOME, LLC.
“The market is headed up which allows you to buy low and watch your investment grow as the market rises.” Throughout the Argyle, Bartonville, and Flower Mound areas, lots and acreage are still available in premier neighborhoods with accessibility to the best custom builders north Texas has to offer.