National Geographic : 1913 Oct
Of Public Interest '"' HE investing public is waking up to Farm Mortgages. From every quarter there are evidences that all classes of investors, from large insurance companies to individuals with small sums, are turning to mortgages secured by productive farm land as an avenue of safe investment. We suggest that the reasons for this movement are The certain value of producing lands, determined by yearly revenues from crops, opposed to the guesswork of artificial city values, with the spectacle frequently furnished of a redemption sale at figures less than assessed valuations. The certainty of increase of land value, due to the constantly increasing population opposed to a fixed limit of producing area. The indestructible security supplied by farm lands as against city values, which may be impaired by floods, hurricanes, and industrial changes. The fact that the personal element supplied by the bond house or mortgage agency is a necessary element in any successful investment, and that the soundness of judgment and efficiency of any company whose experience has extended through a long period of years may be determined through unbiased sources; that the knowledge and judgment of experienced companies are at the command of the investing public; that a personal inspec tion by the investor of the land security is not necessary because that examination has already been performed by a responsible agency. Farm Mortgages negotiated by Wells & Dickey Company have furnished safe investments for all classes of people in prac tically all parts of the world, and-most convincing of all-for prosperous farmers who themselves have money to invest and who buy these mortgages. Sendfor Booklet "N." Wells & Dickey Company Established1878 Capital and Surplus, $750,000 McKnight Building .. .. Minneapolis, Minn. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."