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Spring 2015 Issue 4 Volume 2 Cover story continued on page 3 Into the Forest continued on page 4 PAGE 1 THE NEW POTLATCH SOUTH The New Potlatch South Into the Forest Broker in the Woods Rick Musick State Spotlight Wisconsin Broker News In the Know Directory of Potlatch Preferred Brokers INTO THE FOREST HOW TIMBER GROWS VALUE ON THE PROPERTY YOURE BUYING More than 200000 acres of quality timberland and recreational property comes to market in 2015 as Potlatch changes its Southern footprint. -Mark Bice Senior Real Estate and Acquisitions Manager Southern Region In most recreational property sales timber plays some sort of role in determining value. So if youre planning to buy property how should you think about the timber aspect of your purchase The key of course is to ask the right questions. We talked to Bob King of United Country Land Lifestyle Realty in Anderson South Carolina. Bob is a leading expert on how timber factors into rural property sales and he had some interesting and helpful insights. On the most basic level how do you factor timber value into a recreational property purchase King True recreational properties are focused on recreational use with timber value seen as a bonus. So the buyer will think more about how the timber matches his recreational goals. For example quail hunters might look for mature pines and a clean understory while deer hunters might look for diversity of timber and plenty of bedding cover. But looking beyond those factors timber