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tInThisIssueFallWinter2014Issue3-Volume3Coverstorycontinuedonpage4BrokerstorycontinuedonPage2PAGE1Aroundthecountrythepaceorecreationalrealestatesalesisincreasingandwithdemandontheupswingtherearesignsthatpricesmaysoonbeontherise.ThatstheupshotrommidyearreportsbytherecreationalrealestateexpertsinthePotlatchPreerredBrokerNetworkmarkingthecontinuationo2013trendsrecentlyreportedbytheNationalAssociationoRealtors.TheNARreportnotedthatvacation-homesalesjumped29.7percenttoanestimated717000lastyearcomparedto553000in2012.NARsestimatesarebasedonresponsesromhouseholdsanddonotincludeactivitybyinstitutionalinvestors.ThesalesimprovementwasnosurprisetoNARChieEconomistLawrenceYun.Growthintheequitymarketshasgreatlybeneftedhighnet-worthhouseholdstherebyprovidingthewherewithalandconfdencetopurchaserecreationalpropertyhesaidinanNARnewsrelease.WiththisinmindherearefvetrendsPotlatchbrokersareseeinginthemarket1.Withtheeconomyimprovingmorepeoplehavedecideditstimetobuy.ManypeopleeelmoresecureintheirjobsandmoreconfdenttheycanmakeinvestmentssaidRickMusickoUnitedCountryMusickSonsinGrangevilleIdaho.2.Recreationalpropertycontinuestobeapopularoptionforinvestingforthefuture.TherecessionputalotodreamsandaspirationsonholdandnowaterrecoveringsomeotheirlossesinthestockmarketpeoplewanttoconvertsomeequityintotangibleassetssaidRodOsterlohoCloseConversePropertiesinBrainerdMinnesota.3.TotakeadvantageofrecreationalopportunitiesbuyingpropertyintheFallmakesalotofsense.FallisalwaysastrongseasonorbuyingMusicksaid.PeoplewanttohuntintheallanditsWhoisBuyingRecreationalRealEstateWhoisBuyingRecreationalRealEstateStateSpotlightIdahoBrokerNewsDirectoryofPotlatchPreferredBrokersQuestionoftheMonthBrokerintheWoodsCharlieChernakNEWBrokerintheWoodsCharlieChernakPotlatchPreerredBrokerCharlieChernakspassionorhuntingbeganatage10whenamilymemberstookhimpheasanthunting.Ilovedithesays.Justbeingoutsideandspendingtimewitholderguys.Whenaskeditheyuseddogswhilehuntingpheasanthelaughs.Nodogs.JustsonsNowater50yearsohuntinghestheelderstatesmaninmosthuntingparties.Itsaroleherelishesandhisenthusiasmorthehuntremainsundimmed.Hestillremembersthethrillogettinghisownshotgunat16.Foryearshedhadtoborrowhistwoolderbrothersguns.ThoughhegrewupinChicagohespentalototimeonhisgrandparentsarminWisconsin.Hedtakeointothewoodsandhuntsquirrelrabbitandothersmallgametohisheartscontent.IncollegeChernakdiscovereddeerhunting.Itsstillmyavoritehuntinghesays.NEWTherearemorepeopleinthemarketlookingforlandandtakingadvantageofthelowerprices. PAGE3PAGE2LivingandworkinginElyMinnesotahehasplentiulopportunitiestoindulgeinhisavoritehobby.DeerhuntingishugelypopularinMinnesota.Whendeerseasonarriveseverybodygetsreallyexcitedandisraringtogohesays.Chernakhasalsohuntedbiggameincludingamemorableelk-huntingexcursionviahorsebackinColorado.ButhismostthrillinghuntwasrightinMinnesota.Thoughyoucurrentlycanthuntmooseormanyyearsthestatehadalottery-likesystemormoosehunts.In2001Chernaksnumberwasselected.Ishotabigbullmooseromacanoeherecalls.Thereweretwoousandittookourhourstogethimcleanedupquarteredandotheriverbank.Whilehestillloveshuntinghisexperienceoithasevolvedovertheyears.Whenhisdaughterswereyounghisdeerhuntingskillshelpedputmeatonthetable.NowImmoreoatrophyhunterhesays.InactChernakgetsjustasmuchenjoymentinseeingotherpeoplegettheirdeerashedoeswhenhegetshisown.Hehuntswithhisbrothercousinsandaclosecircleoriends.Ivehuntedwithalotothesepeople30to40yearshesays.BeorebecomingabrokerChernakworkedormanyyearsasalandsurveyorortheForestServiceinEly.Hisknowledgeotheareaandhislielongloveotheoutdoorshasbeenanassetwhenshowingpropertytoprospectivebuyers.Thecamaraderiehesexperiencedhuntinginthebackcountryiswhyheencouragesclientstothinkaboutlandpurchaseasalegacygenerationsoamilymemberscanbeneftrom.HesaysItrulyenjoymytimeinthewoods.FrequentlyintheeldshowinglandwewantedtoknowWhatsyourfunniestormostunusualinterestingsitevisitstoryWelovedtheresponsestothisquestionsomuchinthelastissueweaskeditagainArkansasPetePrutzmanKingwoodForestryServicesArkadelphiaArkansasSometimesaroutinesitevisitcanturnintosomethingspecial.ThatswhathappenedwhenPotlatchPreerredBrokerPetePrutzmantookanelderlyladyandhertwoadultsonsonavisittothepropertyhiscompanymanagedorthem.AlthoughtheladyhadownedthelandormanyyearsshedneverseenaloggingoperationinactionandunbeknownsttoPrutzmanshedalwayslongedtoseeone.Itjustsohappenedinthecourseotheirtourthattheycameuponatimberharvest.IpulledoverandintroducedmyseltothecrewPrutzmanrecalls.Iaskeditheywouldmindiwewatchedromasaedistanceandtheywerehappytooblige.Hisclientwasthrilled.Theywatchedtheloggersatworkandhersonssnappedseveralpicturesbeoretheycontinuedwiththesitevisit.Prutzmansayshisclientstilltalksaboutthatspecialday.Itmadeabeautiulmemoryorherandhersons.MinnesotaNatalieCowartUnitedCountryRealEstateBanningJunctionMinnesotaForCowartthebesttypeositevisitisonethatincludes4-wheelersamiliesandbeautiulalldays.Therearesomanyyoungpeoplewhohaventhadtheopportunityto4-wheelmuchlessgetoutintothetrailsthatthehuntingrecreationalparcelshaveshesays.Itsgreattoseetheirexpressionsaswedrivethroughhillsidesdensewoodsovertreesinthepathgoingthroughwetareasandseeingthewildlie.CowartcountsitasaprivilegetoshowothebeautyotheMinnesotabackwoodstoamilieslookingortheirownpieceocountryquiet.Itsulfllingtometoknowthatthebuyershavebeengivenagreattourandviewothepotentialpurchaseshesays.Whetheritswalkingor4-wheelingthroughthewoods-allismyavoriteseasontoshowwhatbeingupnorthisallaboutIdahoRickMusickUnitedCountry-MusickSonsGrangevilleIdahoOvertheyearsMusickhaslearnedthathisclientsdefnitionsoremotepropertycanvarygreatly.Iknowaclientdoesntreallywantremotepropertywhenweventureaewmilesoutsidethecityandacouplemilesopavedroadsandtheclientturnstolookatmewithbigeyeshesays.Musicksayswhilesomeclientsgravitatetowardoneideaoremote-iyoucanseesmokeromaneighborschimneyitstoocrowded-otherspreertohavetheirneighborspavedroadsandavailableamenitiesabitcloser.Hesalsooundthatpeoplehavevaryingdefnitionsogardenandranch.Someolksmayjustwantspacetoputinaewraisedbedswhileotherswantacrestoplowandplant.Ranchcanmeananythingromroomorahorsetoroomoraewdozenheadocattle.ItsallpartoabrokersjobtohelpcustomersdefnewhattheyneedbyaskingtherightquestionssaysMusick.AndthecustomerswhoweredismayedwhentheyventuredopavedroadsMusickchuckles.Wejustoundanotheralessremotepieceopropertyorthemtolookathesays.NEWBrokerintheWoodsCharlieChernakContinuedfrompage1Somanywaystoconnectwithus StateSpotlightIdahoPAGE3YearateryearpeopleromaroundtheworldseekoutIdahoorrecreationandmanydecidetheywanttheirownrecreationalproperty.SowhatisitaboutIdahothatmakesitsopopularorrecreationalpropertybuyersForrecreationwehavesomethingoreverybodysaidRickMusickoUnitedCountryMusickSonsinGrangevilleIdahoamemberothePotlatchPreerredBrokerNetwork.Asexamplesthereareplentiulopportunitiesorhuntingwhitetailandmuledeerelkcougarbearorturkey.TheClearwaterRiverandSalmonRiveroersomeothebeststeelheadtroutfshingintheworld.AndbeyondhuntingandfshingthestateisatremendouslocationorsnowmobilingATVsskiingbikingwhitewaterratingandhiking.Thestatessmalltownsoerarespiteromthehustleandbustleocitylivingwhilepeoplecanpickromamongawiderangeodifcultylevelsintheiractivities.AsanexampletheVisitIdahoblogrecentlywroteanitemaboutfvekid-riendlyhikesintheStanleyandMcCallareas.ForratingIdahohasmorewhite-waterrivermilesthananyotherstateinthelower48states.ButIdahorecreationdoesntonlyinvolveroughingit.Anumberoculinaryestivalsoeroodiesanopportunitytosampleoodsandwinesthestateproduces.TherearealotodierentwaystorecreatehereinIdahoandourseasonsinwhichtodoitsaidBobCrawordoCrawordOlsonRealEstateServicesinMcCallIdaho.Andwhateveryourpassion-huntingfshingwakesurfnghikingskiingcampingthelistgoeson-theaccesstoitisunparalleled.IcanNordicskiinthemorningandbeatworkby10a.m.ToestablishahomebaseorrecreationalactivitiesmanyIdahovisitorsarerealizingthatowningatractolandoersanumberoadvantages.Itsgettingmoredifculttofndlong-termopportunitiestostayatcampgroundsMusicksaid.Alsoinmanyareastherearemorehuntingrestrictionsongovernmentlandmakingowningyourownpropertyappealing.Formanybuyershaving20to50acresoyourowncanprovideaccesstohundredsothousandsoacresopropertywithexcellenthuntingopportunities.SomePotlatchpropertiesareneargovernmentlandandmanyadjoinotherPotlatchpropertieswhereitspossibletogetapermitorhunting.AndwhenMusickandCrawordtalktobuyerswhoarelookingorpropertytheyhearthatIdahoalsohasanotheradvantage.InmanyareasothestatetheremanypropertiesorsalewithoutcovenantsconditionsandrestrictionsCCRsmeaningthatanownerdoesnothavetogetpermissiontomakeimprovementsonhisproperty.TherearealotofdifferentwaystorecreatehereinIdahoandfourseasonsinwhichtodoit.-BobCrawford veryappealingtohaveyourownpropertytohuntonandhaveaccesstogovernment-ownedorpublicland.4.Potlatchbrokersareseeingmoreactivityfromyoungerbuyers.TherehasalwaysbeenalotointerestromolksnearingretirementMusicksaidbutweareseeingmoreyoungerpeoplewhowanttobuyaplacewhiletheyarestillworkingsotheycanpayitoovertime.5.Pricingofrecreationalpropertiesisshowingsignsthatincreasesareonthehorizon.TherearemorepeopleinthemarketlookingorlandandtakingadvantageothelowerpricesOsterlohsaidandmanyareexpectingtheimprovingeconomyanddemandtostartdrivingupprices.FormoreinormationaboutwheretherealestatemarketisheadingandtofndapropertythatwillbeagreatftoryoucontactaPotlatchPreerredBroker.PAGE4WhoisBuyingRecreationalRealEstateContinuedfrompage1ARKANSASUnitedCountryNeeleyForestryServiceInc.J.D.Neeleyjdneeleyneeleyorestryservice.comCamdenAR870-836-5981ucneeleyorestry.comKingwoodForestryServicesPetePrutzmanpprutzmankingwoodorestry.comMonticelloAR1-800-308-3831kingwoodorestry.comDavisDuboseKnightForestryRealEstateMarkKnightmknightdavisorestry.comLittleRockAR1-888-695-8733orestryrealestate.comIDAHOUnitedCountryMusickSonsRickMusickrickucidaholand.comGrangevilleID208-983-0069ucidaholand.comCrawfordOlsonRealEstateServicesBobCrawordbobcrawordolson.comMcCallID208-634-6927crawordolson.comWISCONSINLakelandLandCompanyRyanHansonryanhlakelandlandcompany.comMinocquaWI715-358-LAND5263lakelandlandcompany.comMINNESOTAUnitedCountryBanningJunctionRealEstateNatalieCowartnatalieunitedcountry.comMooseLakeMN218-485-0229mooselakerealestate-mn.comCloseConversePropertiesJodyOsterlohjodycloseconverse.comBrainerdMN1-866-403-LAND5263landradar.comBearIslandLandCompanyCharlieChernakcharliebearislandland.comElyMN218-365-2800bearislandland.comPOTLATCHPREFERREDBROKERNETWORKLetusshowyouwhyyourPotlatchPreerredBrokeristheonlynameyoullneedtoknowwhenitcomestobuyingproperty.Pleasecontactthebrokernearestyourareaointerestorvisitusatwww.PotlatchLandSales.com.Welookorwardtohelpingyouwithyourpropertysearchwww.PotlatchLandSales.comCORPORATEOFFICE601WestFirstStreetSpokaneWA99201509835-1500CongratulationstoKateDaviesoBearIslandLandCo.whoisnowalicensedassociatebrokerKateaddsthisdistinctiontoanalreadyimpressiverepertoireasanexperiencedRealtoragentmanagerandassociate.Callherat218-343-9173ore-mailheratkatebearislandland.com.IdahoPreerredBrokerRickMusicktakesabreakattheClearwaterCountyFairinSeptember.MaybeheswaitingorsomelemonadeordeepriedsomethingYoudeserveitRickBROKERNEWS