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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