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Kerry Johnson of Mossy Oak Properties BioVenture Investments in Jackson, Missouri, is licensed to sell all types of real-estate property in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois, and he doesn’t just sell to retirees. “Since this section of the nation has several lakes, streams and rivers, many people want places in the country where they also can fish, swim, ski, boat and ride jet skis. We have plenty of that type of property available in all three states. A large number of people are moving to this area, often looking for business property. So, our agency has a wide variety of investment type lands for sale, including residential. We see a growing number of people wanting to move to the South and quite a few people wanting to move from the East to the West and the Midwest. These relocators are finding new homes in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois. Also, we’re selling quite a bit of commercial property in our area around Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We’re just south of St. Louis where there’s a good-size population, so we’re seeing a lot of commercial and industrial property being bought and sold in our region. I want to provide whatever type of real-estate services my clients want.”
When we talk about forest-recreation lands, we’re usually discussing properties where you can hunt, fish and grow timber. But Johnson is witnessing a revival in people looking for land where they can grow crops. “We grow plenty of corn, cotton, soybeans and rice in this part of the U.S.,” Johnson explains. “This is the Breadbasket of America, so we have quite a few investors who want to invest in agricultural lands.” The three essentials in life are food, clothing and shelter, although there are many other things we want. Regardless of weather conditions, the ups and downs of the commodity market, government restrictions and any other factors that influence farming and agriculture, if you have dirt and water, you can grow something for you, your family, your friends and your neighbors to eat.
Today, large-scale farming is a way of life for most farm families. However, history has a way of repeating itself, and no matter what’s happening in the world, you’ll feel very secure when you have dirt for growing crops, water for irrigation and some of those glass jars your mother, your grandmother and probably your great-grandmother used to can fresh fruit and vegetables for the winter. Going out on your land with your kids and grandkids, picking some home-grown tomatoes, cutting some fresh okra and snapping and stringing Kentucky Wonder pole beans while watching TV just feels good and is something the entire family can enjoy doing together. Many outdoorsmen feel we have a sacred calling to teach our children and grandchildren how to grow something to eat, catch a string of fish and take game for the skillet. These were once life skills, but today, they’re often seen as survival skills. Having a place in the country where you can grow crops, take game and catch fish is an American tradition that more people are starting to search for, and that’s why Mossy Oak Properties has agents like Kerry Johnson.
To contact Kerry Johnson at Mossy Oak Properties BioVenture Investments, write 4012 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755; call 573-388-2323; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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