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Good bet: Land has proven to be a solid long-term investment in this country and prices have increased five-fold since the 1980s, returning on investment of 4.1pc

Good bet: Land has proven to be a solid long-term investment in this country and prices have increased five-fold since the 1980s, returning on investment of 4.1pc

Good bet: Land has proven to be a solid long-term investment in this country and prices have increased five-fold since the 1980s, returning on investment of 4.1pc

In my time advising farmers I have encountered many occasions where I'm faced with the difficult task of making a judgement call on whether my client sitting in front of me has the wherewithal to buy a piece of land that he would dearly love to get his hands on.

More often than not the piece of land is at the other side of the boundary ditch or backing on to his farm yard.

How could I say no, particularly bearing in mind that my experience has taught me that, notwithstanding all the sophisticated budgeting tools available to me, buying land quite frequently works out in practice but not in theory.


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