Whether it’s helping a family purchase an 80-acre getaway property, or selling a 2,000-acre tract to an investment firm, Idaho’s United Country Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties specializes in matching buyers with rural properties that fit their needs. Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties, based just outside Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, joined the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network in the summer of 2017. Like other members of the Network, the Northwest Land & Lifestyle team knows all the aspects of helping recreational property buyers, from understanding someone’s hunting needs to determining how timber values figure into a sale. The brokerage was founded by Kathy Edlund, the Designated Broker, and Tom Moore, Agent/Forester. Working together at a timber investment firm, they saw an opportunity in the northern Idaho/eastern Washington area for a brokerage focused on rural properties, and their idea turned into reality when they opened Northwest Land & Lifestyle in early 2017. ͞ ”Manyoftherealestateprofessionals in our area don’t have a strong background in understanding things like access, timber values and the recreational aspects of a rural property purchase,”͟ says Tom, who leads the brokerage’s work with Potlatch in Idaho. Combined, Kathy and Tom have over 15 years of rural real estate experience and over 25 years working in the timber industry. The brokerage helps buyers find rural properties within a two hours’ drive of Coeur d’Alene, with many buyers coming from such states as California, Nevada and Arizona. “They want to have their own piece of Idaho,” Tom says, “to camp, fish and hunt, and to have easy access to recreational opportunities”.͟ Those recreational opportunities are wide-ranging in northern Idaho, from ski resorts and hiking trails to lakes for boating and rivers for fly fishing. Joining the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network made complete sense, Tom says, “because Potlatch land is so well-managed and easy to show to buyers. It’s a real privilege to work with a company that takes such good care of the land it owns.”͟ Tom is a professional forester, and initially got to know Potlatch as a consulting forester, while also spending time near Potlatch properties as he went fly fishing in the St. Joe River and hunting for elk. Kathy, meanwhile, brought a deep knowledge of rural real estate to the team. The combination has been effective and powerful for buyers, helping with such things as conservation easements, 1031 exchanges and land appraisals. Kathy and Tom are members of national, state and local real estate associations, and have received extensive education in the areas of negotiation, marketing, finance/valuation, real estate law and 1031/1033 exchanges. ͞ “We look forward to helping buyers find the Potlatch property that’s perfect for them,”͟Tom says. “We are truly a one-stop shop for buyers, including land financing options and can help anyone go through the process with a minimum of hassle. The result is owning a property that will provide memories for years to come.”͟ For more information about United Country Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties or its Potlatch land listings 11358 N. Government Way | Hayden, ID 8383 | Phone: 208-772-3000 Website: www.northwestlandandlifestyleproperties.com Email: tom@nwlandlifestyle.com BROKER SPOTLIGHT Over the past 10 years, strong demand for timber has reflected how the U.S. housing market has moved from a recovery to sustained strength. This housing-related demand, together with consumer demand for paper and packaging, is driving a healthy market for timber products. Timberland is one of the few assets that grows on its own. Literally. And owners can enjoy the recreational aspect of their property for hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor pursuits while the timberland component of their property grows in size and value. Compared to inflation and the performance of other investments, timberland returns outpace inflation and have shown to be a solid investment, says Jack Lutz in the third quarter 2017 edition of Forest Research Notes. Potlatch works with potential buyers every day who are looking for the short- and long-term benefits of owning timbered, recreational land. Our experts can answer questions about the timberland, the forestry potential and the lifestyle an owner can enjoy. 2018 may be the time to start that discussion. Give us a call – you’ll be glad you did. United Country – Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties Idaho 2 Tom Moore INTO THE FOREST Forest Research Notes Vol 14 No 3 3rd Qtr 2017 Figure 5. Timberland and UST-Bill Returns and Inflation over 10-Year Investment Periods Inflation Timberland Inflation US T-Bills 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Timberland US T-Bills 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Since 1960 Since 1987 1960-1969 1965-1974 1970-1979 1975-1984 1980-1989 1985-1994 1990-1999 1995-2004 2000-2009 2005-2014