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InThisIssueWinter2014Issue3-Volume1AQuarterlyInsightintoRecreationalRealEstateCoverstorycontinuedonpage4PAGE1BLOGFollowPotlatchatwww.PotlatchLandandHunt.comSoyouvedecidedyouwanttobuyapieceorecreationalpropertyoryouandyouramilytoenjoyoryearstocome.WheredoyoustartDoingsomepreliminaryresearchonlinecanbehelpulsayrealestatebrokersinthePotlatchPreerredNetwork.Butearlyintheprocessyoushouldalsofndabrokerwhosarecreationalpropertyexpertintheareayoureinterestedin.Andwhiletheinternetdoesntreplaceactuallywalkingapropertyitcanhelpyougetanideaowhatyourelookingorasyoustartthatrelationshipwithyourbroker.SpendingsometimeonlinecanhelpyoustarttogetanideaowhatyouwantinapropertysaidNatalieCowartoUnitedCountryBanningJunctionRealEstateinnorthernMinnesota.Thiskindoresearchhelpsyoutobereadytoasktherightquestionsasyoubegintheprocess.RickMusickoUnitedCountry-MusickSonsinIdahostartsarelationshipwithapotentialbuyerwithanonlinemeeting.Thestaasksquestionstodefnewhatthebuyerislookingorwhileshowingphotosanddetailsopropertiesthatmightftthebill.SoasyoustarttheprocessherearefvetipsromthePotlatchPreerredNetworkbrokers1.Rememberthatlocationiseverything.Forstarterspickageographicareathatisgoingtoworkoryou.AskyourselquestionsliketheseHowarareyouwillingtodrivetoyourpropertyArethererecreationalopportunitiesnearbyanddoesthatmattertoyouDoyouwanttobenearatownMUSICKTEAMWELCOMESNEWBROKERUnitedCountry-MusickSonsamemberotheIdahoPotlatchPreerredBrokerNetworkwelcomesDonBalltoitsrealestateteamasanagriculturalandrecreationallandspecialist.DonisbothalielongresidentoLatahCountyIdahoandalicensedRealEstateBrokerwithabroadrangeoexperienceinrealestatesales.Hebringsastrongbackgroundinrurallandsalesarmsranchestimberlandandresidentialrealestate.Hisbackgroundincludes25yearsoowningandoperatingawheatlegumearmearningthe1996GovernorsAwardorExcellenceinAgricultureEnvironmentalStewardshipandLatahCountySoilConservationDistrictsConservationFarmerotheYearor1994.Sincebecomingarealestateagentin1999hegraduatedromtheRealEstateInstituteandwasselectedas2009LatahCountyRealtorotheYear.DonwillbeservingclientsinLatahBenewahcounties.EmailDonIdahoLandandRanches.comCell208892-3369Ofce208983-0069Websitewww.IdahoLandandRanches.comGettingReadytoBuyWheredoyoustartGettingreadytobuyWheredoyoustartStatebyStateUpdatesQAwithMarkKnightDavisDuBoseKnightForestryRealEstateBrokerSpotlightNeeleyForestryDirectoryofPotlatchPreferredBrokersSamplepropertylistingonMusickSonswebsite.SheaMeadows240acresinBovillID. PAGE3QQQQAAAAPAGE2WhattrendsareyouseeinginrecreationalpropertysalesandhowdoesthenationaleconomyimpactpropertysalesinyourareaofArkansasItsastablesteadymarket.Theresalotointerestinsmaller-acreageparcels-40acresorless.Theresalsointerestininstitutionalinvestmentproperties3000acresandabove.Theimprovingeconomyresultsinmoreoptimisticbuyers.Andastimberpricesmoveupwedefnitelyseeanincreaseotimberlandsales.WhataresomeofthemostcommonquestionsyourpotentialbuyersaskTypicallytheyaskaboutcurrenttimberprices.Theyalsowanttoknowaboutaccesstothepropertyandithereareutilitiesontheproperty.WhatfactorsimpactthesaleoftimberlandFactorssuchaspricelocationpropertyaccessibilityproximitytomillstimberqualityandstockinglevelshavethegreatestimpactonthesaleotimberland.Anincreaseinhousingstartsandwetweathertendtodriveupthedemandortimberandcanalsoprovideaboosttotimberlandsales.AreyourclientsmainlyinterestedinpurchasingpropertyforinvestmentorforrecreationaluseOurclientsprimarilypurchaselandorinvestmentbutsomeareinterestedinacombinationorecreationaluseandtimberinvestment.Anytimewecanshowapropertysvalueintermsotimberinvestmentitimmediatelymakesthatpropertymoreattractive.Itsnicetobeabletodemonstratethatthelandisntjustaplacetoplaybutalsoapotentialinvestment.IntermsofrecreationwhatarethemostpopularactivitiesinyourareaHuntingandfshingarebyarthemostpopularrecreationalactivities.FlyfshingisreallypopularinnorthernArkansas.Ourmanylakesandwaterwaysprovideamplecanoeingopportunitiesandcyclingisalsoreallypopularhere.IenjoydeerduckandturkeyhuntingsowhenprospectivebuyersaskaboutlandthatoersgoodhuntingprospectsIcanreadilyanswertheirquestions.State-by-StateArkansasPetePrutzmanKingwoodForestryServicesWhilethebigattractionormostrecreationalpropertybuyersinArkansasishuntingpropertyownersalsootendiscoverahostootherthingstoenjoysaysPetePrutzmanoKingwoodForestryServices.AsanexamplePrutzmansayssomelandownerssetupinraredgamecamerasandenjoytheactivitiesonocturnalanimals.Youdonthavetohunttogetakickoutowhatgoesonaroundapondorsaltlickoreederhesays.Forestedlandalsooersgreatbirdwatchingopportunities.BaldeagleswoodduckspinewarblersandpileatedwoodpeckersarejustaewspeciesthatmaketheirhomeinArkansaspineorests.ThenthereishikingcampingandridingATVs.ForATVenthusiastsPrutzmansaysthegreatthingaboutowningpropertyisyoucancreateyourowntrailsmudpitsandobstaclecoursesandthenenjoythemwithriendsandamily.TolearnaboutmorerecreationalopportunitiesinArkansasvisitwww.arkansas.com.MinnesotaCharlieChernakBearIslandLandCo.InnorthernMinnesotatrailsrunormilesineverydirectionoeringextensiveopportunitiesorwinterrecreation.MinnesotahasanextensivegroomedtrailsystemorsnowmobilingsaysCharlieChernakoBearIslandLandCo.andmanyPotlatchpropertiesareincloseproximitytothetrails.YoucangohundredsomilesontrailsChernaksaysallmaintainedbythestateoMinnesota.Iyoupreernon-motorizedwinterunMinnesotaalsooersmilesogroomedcross-countryskitrailsandthestatealsohasadetailedtrailsystemspecifcallyorcross-countryskiing.Activitieslikethesehavepromptedsomepropertyownerstousetheirhuntingshacksormorethanjusthunting.TraditionallydeershackswereullojusttheboysbutsnowmobilingisbecomingarealamilyactivitysaysChernak.Iyoubuildacabinyoucansnowshoeorcross-countryskirightoutyourbackdoor.WhenthesnowmeltsthosesametrailsoergreatplacestohikeandenjoynaturesbeautywhileothertrailsoerATVopportunities.TodiscovermorerecreationalopportunitiesinMinnesotavisitwww.exploreminnesota.com.IdahoRickMusickUnitedCountry-MusickSonsAuctionRealEstateServicesOneothebestwaystoexplorethebeautyoIdahoistotakeadriveononeothestates31scenicbywayssaysRickMusickoUnitedCountry-MusickSonsAuctionRealEstateServices.SomeIdahobywayshavehistoricsignifcanceandothersprovideaccesstonaturalattractionsandoutdoorrecreationbutalloerextraordinaryscenicbeauty.AnotherwaytoappreciatetheIdahooutdoorsisbyATV.ATVclubsarereallypopularhereMusicksays.Alotoclubstakeroadtripsorhosteventslikescavengerhunts.ForthosewhopreerthewaterMusicksaysNorthCentralIdahoisknownorwhitewaterratingandguidedfshing.Riversandlakesarenttheonlytypesowaterthatresidentsandvisitorsenjoythough.ValleyCountyishometoalotonaturalhotspringssaysMusickandinactoneothebrokeragescurrentPotlatchlistingshasahotspringonit.Thesoothinghealingpropertiesothesegeothermalspringsarewidelytouted.FormoreinormationaboutrecreationalopportunitiesinIdahoMusickrecommendsvisitingwww.visitidaho.org.MarkKnightDavisDuBoseKnightForestryRealEstateArkansasQA MeettheNeeleyForestryTeamfromlefttorightDanielNeeleyJ.D.NeeleyJoshBarkhimerandBrendaKirkleyinset.BrokerSpotlightJ.D.NeeleyNeeleyForestryServicePAGE3WhenJ.D.NeeleysatherstartedaorestryconsultingbusinessinsouthernArkansasin1972thecompanywasmanaging20000acres.NowUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestryServicemanages220000acres.Andthatknowledgeplayswellintotheamilybusinessworkinrecreationalrealestate.J.D.joinedthebusinessin1985andhasoverseenitsgrowthandexpansionintotimberlandappraisalpropertyappraisalandrealestatesales.ThemostrecentexpansionstartedfveyearsagoandUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestrytopped10millioningrosssaleslastyear.WeeelveryblessedtohavehadsuchagoodyearNeeleysaid.LocatedinwhatscalledthewoodbasketosouthArkansasNeeleysaidhisprospectivebuyersareotenlookingtoinvestintimberland.Financingisstilllookinggoodorthosewantingtopurchasepropertyhesaid.Itsagoodtimetobuyandwereexpectingtoseeareturntohistoricaveragesinpinesawtimberpricing.OtherpurchasersarelookingorlandtohuntcamporridetheirATVson.Neeleysamiliaritywiththeareacomesinhandywhenolksareseekinglandorrecreationaluse.ImanavidoutdoorsmanNeeleysaid.IlovetohuntInactherecentlyreturnedromaduck-huntingtrip.Wevebeenrackinguptheduckshesaid.TyingnicelyintohisworkNeeleysentireamilyembracestheoutdoorliestyle.Wehaveacabinbackonouroldhomesteadhesaidandwespendalototimethere.AndinkeepingwiththecompanyshistoryasaamilyenterpriseJ.D.ssonDanielrecentlyjoinedthecompanymakingitathree-generationbusiness.DanielrecentlycompletedhisorestrydegreeandisworkingonhisMBA.TheUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestryServiceteamismadeuponineexperiencedteammembersincludingregisteredoresterandexecutivebrokerJoshBarkhimerandexecutivebrokerBrendaKirkleywhobrings30yearsobrokerageexperiencetothecompany.Intermsomanagementwedoalotoworkwithmulti-generationalamilypropertyNeeleysaid.Otenweareworkingwithlandthatweoriginallymanagedorparentsandthatwenowmanageortheirchildrenandeventheirgrandchildren.Thesekindsoongoingrelationshipsaddgreatsatisactiontohisworkhesaid.Butwhathefndsmostenjoyableisseeingthecompanysclientsenjoytheirpropertyandwhatitcanbringtothembothrecreationallyandfnancially.Ilovetoseepropertieswell-managedandproducinggoodtimberrevenueshesaid.Helpingpeoplemaximizetheirreturnsisveryrewarding.ToconnectwiththeNeeleyForestryteamandtolearnmoreaboutitsPotlatchlandlistingsinArkansascall870-836-5981orvisitwww.ucneeleyforestry.comIntermsofmanagementwedoalotofworkwithmulti-generationalfamilyproperty.-J.D.Neeley 2.Thinkabouthowyouaregoingtousetheproperty.Thisiscriticalindeterminingwhateaturesyourpropertyshouldhave.DoyouwanttohuntonitWillyouwanttrailsorsnowmobilingorhikingDoyouplantobuildacabinontheproperty3.Iyouarelookingtouseapropertysoonstarttheprocessnow.Theprocessobuyingusuallytakesatleastseveralmonthswhenyouactorinpropertyvisitsworkingoutfnancingandarrangingaclosing.Soiyouwanttouseyourpropertythisspringthetimetostartlookingisnow.4.Iyouwanttobuildacabinonthepropertysomedaythinkaboutaccessutilitiesandtopography.YouhavetogobeyondbasicmapsandphotostotrulyunderstandwhereacabinmightsitCowartsays.Andiyouthinkyouwanttobuildsomedayitsgoodtohaveaccessandutilitiesfguredoutaheadotime.5.Itssmarttoworkoutyourfnancingaheadotime.AretherelendersmakingloansorlandintheareawhereyourelookingIsoPotlatchbrokerscanbeagoodsourceorfndinglenderstotalkto.Knowingyourfnancingwillgiveyouconfdencethatyourdesiredpricerangewillwork.WehaveawidevarietyoqualityhuntingandrecreationalpropertiesavailablesoldthroughhighlyexperiencedrealestateexpertswhoarepartothePotlatchPreerredBrokerNetwork.AtPotlatchwearecommittedtopassingwell-managedorestlandontouturegenerations.Ourcommitmenttoyouistoansweranyquestionorconcernyoumayhaveensuringyoumakeaninormedbuyingdecision.WhenyourereadytotakethenextstepagreatplacetostartyouronlinesearchisatthePotlatchRealEstatewebsiteatwww.PotlatchLandSales.com.PAGE4GettingReadytoBuyWheredoyoustartContinuedfrompage1ARKANSASUnitedCountryNeeleyForestryServiceInc.J.D.Neeleyjdneeleyneeleyorestryservice.comCamdenAR870-836-5981ucneeleyorestry.comKingwoodForestryServicesPetePrutzmanpprutzmankingwoodorestry.comMonticelloAR1-800-308-3831kingwoodorestry.comDavisDuboseKnightForestryRealEstateMarkKnightmknightdavisorestry.comLittleRockAR1-888-695-8733orestryrealestate.comIDAHOUnitedCountryMusickSonsRickMusickrickmusickauction.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.comCORPORATEOFFICE601WestFirstStreetSpokaneWA99201509835-1500