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InThisIssueSummer2013Issue2-Volume2AQuarterlyInsightintoRecreationalRealEstateIslandagoodfnancialinvestmentBenBallardjoinsPotlatchinIdahoStatebyStateUpdatesQAwithRodJodyOsterlohCloseConverseBrokerSpotlightKingwoodForestryServicesDirectoryoPotlatchPreerredBrokersCoverstorycontinuedonpage4PAGE1BLOGFollowPotlatchatwww.PotlatchLandandHunt.comItsaquestionmanylandbuyersaskWillmypropertyprovetobeagoodfnancialinvestmentOcoursenoonehasacrystalballthatwillpredicttheutureparticularlywhenitcomestotimberandrealestatevalues.Butasahardtangibleassetlandcertainlycanhaveadvantagesasaninvestment.JohnEvansaFloridarealestateproessionalwhospecializesinsalesoagriculturalandrecreationalpropertyhaswrittenanitemonLandThink.comthatoerssomethoughtsonthistopic.AmonghismainpointsHeisseeingmoreinterestrompeoplewhowanttobuyruralpropertyasaninvestmentpartlyduetocontinuingconcernsabouttheinstabilityotheeconomyandfnancialmarkets.StaffUpdateBenBallardjoinsPotlatchinIdahoBeingapartoPotlatchhaslongbeensecondnaturetoBenBallardwhospentmanyyearsaspartoPotlatchsPreerredBrokernetworkwithKingwoodForestryServicesinMonticelloArkansas.AndnowwerepleasedtowelcomehimtothePotlatchteamasaRealEstateSpecialistatourMoscowIdahoofce.AtKingwoodBenwasahigh-perormingorestryconsultantandrealestatebrokerandpreviouslygainedindustrialorestryexperiencewithInternationalPaperinTexasandArkansashandlingtimberlandmanagementandwoodsupplyormills.AgraduateoTexasAMBenismarriedwithtwoyoungchildren.WelcomeBentothePotlatchteamBenBallardPotlatchRealEstateSpecialistBen.ballardpotlatchcorp.comOfce208-883-1669Cell208-874-3596Islandagoodfnancialinvestment RodJodyOsterlohPAGE3CloseConverseMinnesotaQAQAQAPAGE2CloseConversewasnamedoneoAmericasBestBrokeragesbytheeditorsoTheLandReport.CanyoutellusalittleaboutthisawardThisisthethirdyearwevebeenrecognizedbyTheLandReportandwearesograteul.Wevedonewhatwedoor30yearsanditsanhonorthatourtimeenergyandpremierservicetoourclientsisrecognizedthisway.Withlargertractsolandbecomingdesirableandattainableagainweveenjoyedbeingapartothemarketreallybouncingbackaterachallengingperiodinlandsales.Therecognitionreallyisanendorsementoourhardworkanddedicationtowhatwebelieveinruralland.HasCloseConversehadarecentsalethatrefectstheimprovingtrendsinlandsalesWewerethrilledtosella1000-acretractnearCampRipleytoalocalbuyerabout60milesromouroce.Thissaleshowedusthatpeopleouttherearelookingtodiversiytheirholdingsandputtheircashintoaninvestmenttheycanreallyenjoy.Soasmuchasthemarkethasbeeninfuxthelastewyearsthetrendsareshowingtheredenitelyarebuyersoutthereortheselargetractsotimberandrecreationalhuntingproperty.Wehaveanotherlargetractwereputtingonthemarketthisspringorearlysummer-1000acresinClearwaterCountynorthoDetroitLakes.WithtractsthislargedobuyersusuallykeepthepropertywholeorsubdivideitWerequentlyseethemsubdivideparticularlythoseinvestorswhopurchasealargepropertytoenjoynowandultimatelysharewithamilyasalegacyyearsromnow.Itcanbenearlyimpossibletondsuchlargetracts.Soweencouragebuyerswhoareinterestedinlargertractstocontactusevenitheydontseealistingorone.OtenwecansearchthemarketandcombinedwithPotlatchpropertieswecanpulltogetherseparatetractstocreatealargerpieceopropertytotabuyersneeds.State-by-StateMinnesotaPotlatchbrokerNatalieCowartlovesexploringthestatesnaturalbeautywithheramilyandhasdiscoveredmanywonderuljumpingopointswithinthemorethan14000acresoMinnesotasexceptionalwildliereuges.TheMinnesotaValleyNationalWildlieReugehastwomainvisitorcentersthataregatewaystowildlieandrecreationaroundthestate.TostartsomesummerexplorationbeyondyourhomesteadamapotheseandotherreugesinMinnesotaandaroundtheU.S.canbeoundattheFishandWildlieServiceswebsite.ArkansasThoseplanningavisittoTheNaturalStatecanrequestareeArkansasAdventureGuidepublishedbytheArkansasDepartmentoParksandTourism.ThistravelkiteaturesinormationonhikingtrailsoutttersshinghuntingwildernessareasandjustaboutanytypeooutdoorrecreationsharesMarkKnightwhospartothePotlatchPreerredBrokernetwork.Visitorsmayrequestacopyordownloadthe2013TourGuideatwww.Arkansas.com.OutdoorenthusiastscanalsoexploreArkansassstateparksandeventsatwww.ArkansasStateParks.com.IdahoPotlatchPreerredBrokerRickMusicksharesaneasyandaordablewayoramiliesinIdahotoenjoythestatesbeautiulparksthissummerandyear-round.Atacostoonly10theIdahoStateParksPassportisavailableorpurchasewhenresidentsregistertheirrecreationalorpassengervehicleonlinebymail-inrenewaloratanycountyDMVoce.Out-o-statevisitorscanalsopurchaseasimilarpassorsignicantsavings.ThepassoersIdahoresidentsaccessto30IdahoStateParkswithboatlauncheshistoricalsitesandhundredsomilesotrailsplusdiscountsoncampinghesays.Forthosewholovetheoutdoorsandwanttoexplorebeyondtheirownlandthepassisquiteabargain.Formoreinormationaboutthispassportgoonline.Sora-SummervisitorinMinnesotawatersheds KINGWOODFORESTRYSERVICESARKANSASBrokerSpotlightPetePrutzmanKingwoodteaminthefeldonatouroaGurdonARmill.PetePrutzmanPAGE3WhenArkansaslandbuyersworkwithKingwoodForestryServicestheygetamajorbonus.Kingwoodhasextensiveknowledgeotimbermanagementandthetimbermarketswhichcantiewellintoapurchasedecisionromaninvestmentperspective.Andproessionalorestryservicessuchaslong-termmanagementappraisalsandtimbersalesarecornerstonesorthecontinuingsuccessoKingwoodpartoPotlatchsPreerredBrokerNetwork.PetePrutzmanpresidentothecompanyhasmanagedKingwoodsArkadelphiaofcesinceitopenedin1979.HeisaRegisteredForesterandRealEstateBrokerinbothArkansasandOklahomaandisalsoaStateCertifedGeneralAppraiserandLicensedCommercialPesticideApplicator.TostaycurrentonmarketconditionsandbestpracticesintimberlandmanagementPeteisveryinvolvedintheindustry.HeservesontheBoardoDirectorsotheForestLandownersAssociationisamemberotheAssociationoConsultingForestersandisapastchairmanotheArkansasBoardoRegistrationorForesters.PrutzmanhasbeenanactivememberotheArkansasForestryAssociationandwasrecentlyappointedbyGovernorMikeBeebetotheArkansasAppraiserLicensingandCertifcationBoard.ThisMaymarkedthe30-yearanniversaryothecompanywhichhasgrownbothinsizeandinitsrangeoworkovertheyears.Earlyonweboughtpartoamulti-statebusinessthatdidorestrycontractingworkPetesays.OneoouroundersandfrstbrokerJimFosterencouragedourteamtodowhatittakestogetthenecessaryeducationcertifcationsandlicensestogrowthebusiness.Inthemid-80sKingwoodsawotheropportunitiesrelatedtoorestmanagementlikeappraisalsandlandsales.Sothecompanyexpandedbeyondherbicideapplicationtreeplantingandtheoccasionalsalesteadilygrowingitslandsalesactivity.JimFostersoresightledustotodayPetesays.Wehavesoldpropertiesormostothemajororestlandownersinourregionwithmorethan200timberlandsalestransactionsinthelastyearamongourthreeofces.Petewhoowns70acresotimberlandwithhiswieandtwogrownchildrenfrmlybelievesinthelong-termbeneftsotimberland.ThenumberonemotivationorKingwoodbuyersisorestryinvestmenthesaysollowedcloselybyrecreation.Butitsagoodideaorrecreationalbuyerstoalsounderstandtheeconomicsoaninvestmentintimberland.ToconnectwithPetePrutzmanandtheKingwoodForestryServicesteamandtolearnmoreaboutitsPotlatchlandlistingsinArkansascall1-800-308-3831orvisitwww.KingwoodForestry.com.WhileitsgreattohavealittleescapetoaquietplacewithfamilyPrutzmansaysweloveknowingthatwhilethatshappeningbothofourtractsoflandhavetimbergrowingthatcouldpayforacollegeeducationorweddingorcouldsupportourretirement.Thatinvestmentaspectisstrongforusasafamily.PetePrutzmanarletwithArkadelphiaofcestaJ.D.ThomasMelissaKimseyDarleneHutsonLtoR -Buyingpropertygivesbuyerstheabilitytoenjoytheirinvestmentratherthanhavingalltheirmoneytiedupinintangibleinvestments.-Withawidervarietyopeoplepursuingagetawaywithrecreationaleaturesheisseeingalltypesoproessionalsbuyingruralproperty.-Manybuyersarelookingatalandpurchaseasawaytohedgeagainstinfationandortolookoraninvestmentthatmayoerstability.AndtalktoaPotlatchPreferredBrokeraboutvaluesofpropertiesyouareinterestedinbothfromthetimberandrealestateperspectives.Theycanofferhistoricaldataandinformationaboutthemarketthatcanbehelpfulasyoumakeyourbuyingdecision.Readthefullpostingonline.PAGE4IslandagoodfnancialinvestmentContinuedfrompage1ARKANSASUnitedCountryNeeleyForestryServiceInc.J.D.Neeleyjdneeleyneeleyforestryservice.comCamdenAR870-836-5981ucneeleyforestry.comKingwoodForestryServicesPetePrutzmanpprutzmankingwoodforestry.comMonticelloAR1-800-308-3831kingwoodforestry.comDavisDuboseKnightForestryRealEstateMarkKnightmknightdavisforestry.comLittleRockAR1-888-695-8733forestryrealestate.comIDAHOUnitedCountryMusickSonsRickMusickrickmusickauction.comGrangevilleID208-983-0069ucidaholand.comCrawfordOlsonRealEstateServicesBobCrawfordbobcrawfordolson.comMcCallID208-634-6927crawfordolson.comWISCONSINLakelandLandCompanyRyanHansonryanhlakelandlandcompany.comMinocquaWI715-358-LAND5263lakelandlandcompany.comMINNESOTAUnitedCountryBanningJunctionRealEstateNatalieCowartnatalieunitedcountry.comFinlaysonMN320-245-2502banningrealestate-mn.comCloseConversePropertiesJodyOsterlohjodycloseconverse.comBrainerdMN1-866-403-LAND5263landradar.comBearIslandLandCompanyCharlieChernakcharliebearislandland.comElyMN218-365-2800bearislandland.comPOTLATCHPREFERREDBROKERNETWORKLetusshowyouwhyyourPotlatchPreferredBrokeristheonlynameyoullneedtoknowwhenitcomestobuyingproperty.Pleasecontactthebrokernearestyourareaofinterestorvisitusatwww.PotlatchLandSales.com.Welookforwardtohelpingyouwithyourpropertysearchwww.PotlatchLandSales.comCORPORATEOFFICE601WestFirstStreetSpokaneWA99201509835-1500