Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. On Solid Ground Spring 2015

Ad Valorem Taxes - Appeal Rules
Jason Little, RF, Appraiser/Market Analyst
As an owner of real property in Georgia, you have always had the right to appeal a property’s assessed value. Senate Bill 346, which passed in 2010, changed some of the rules and regulations regarding appeals. In this article, we have summarized the property tax appeal procedures and highlighted the major changes from previous regulations. Admittedly, the appeal process can be confusing at times and knowing the rules of the game will help you plan appropriately. Jason Little

Featured Listings
Timber and Turkey Tract
Timber and Turkey Tract, Twiggs Co. GA
Twiggs Co., GA
$232,517    116.55 acres

Englishville Road Tract
Englishville Road Tract, Macon Co. GA
Macon Co., GA
$447,300    252 acres

Sawyer Tract
Sawyer Tract, Bibb Co. GA
Bibb Co., GA
$465,000    186 acres

Forest America – We are the real owners and stewards of America’s private forests

Forest America is an initiative among family forest landowners, as well as those engaged in all aspects of private forests, committed to informing policy makers, the media and the public about how the responsible management and utilization of forests ensures—and not endangers—the sustainability of working forests in America. There’s a reason why we believe this is so important—while our forests are our livelihood, they are also our heritage and our legacy. We are the owners and stewards of America’s private forests. Forest America logo


GFA Annual Conference & Forestry Expo

Georgia Forestry Association logo Each year, the Association’s Annual Conference & Forestry Expo draws a diverse crowd of forest landowners, forest-industry professionals and forest-based businesses to learn about forest advocacy issues in our state and to network with others in the forestry community.
This year, the Conference is returning to Jekyll Island. Whether you choose to be involved as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor, be sure to mark your calendar for this event.


2015 Housing Starts Outlook and the Sensitivity of Lumber

Brooks Mendell, PH.D., Landthink

Anytime we look to predict the outcome of a Super Bowl in football or World Series in baseball, we look at history and physical facts. How did teams and individuals perform over the past year in different situations? Who is bigger, faster, stronger and, most critically, healthy and available to play ball? When forecasting timber prices and wood costs, we have a similar approach.


Shrinking timber supply sends B.C. companies on U.S. mill buying spree
Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver

At first blush, year-end financials and stock prices for B.C.’s largest forest companies would suggest the province’s forestry sector is well on the road to recovery after a decade-long slump. But that increase in production and stock value is largely attributable to recent acquisitions of sawmills in the U.S., not to a boom in their B.C. operations.


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