A Property Purchase that also Preserves Land for Wildlife

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Certainly, recreational property buyers want to do their part to own a property that’s hospitable for wildlife. But did you know there are ways you can create a conservation area as you buy your own recreational retreat?

PotlatchDeltic recently did such a hybrid deal with a 988-acre property in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota. The company first placed a conservation easement on the property while retaining four building sites spread around the property. Then, another owner bought the property, subject to keeping the building sites with their own private easements.

With this approach, the land can never be developed beyond the homesites. Hundreds of acres are preserved for wildlife production. And each building site owner will have the right to use the property and to build a cabin.

“This was a win-win for everyone involved,” said Rod Osterloh of Close-Converse, a PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker in Brainerd, Minnesota, one of the state’s leading experts in selling recreational property. “In addition to the potential tax advantages of this approach, the buyer has the certainty of knowing the land around him will be a conservation area.”

No matter what approach you take in planning your recreational property purchase, it’s critical to work with a real estate professional who has experience in working with such properties.

The pros in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network have this experience, having sold recreational properties to conservation-minded buyers for years. Call one of our Preferred Brokers today to start planning your own legacy!

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National Hunting & Fishing Day 2018


Signed into law in 1972, National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken to promote the outdoor sports and conservation. Join this 45+ year tradition this year!  Hunt. Shoot. Fish.  Now get out there and enjoy!!

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Hunt. Shoot. Fish.
Look for local events near you. Get outdoors and recreate!
For more information, visit the organization online.

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Patriot Day Honors

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PotlatchDeltic Brokers named to 2018 Best Brokerages list!

These ten brokerages have been named among “America’s Best Brokerages 2018” by the prestigious Land Report for the 9th consecutive year! We’re proud that our brokers have consistently been included in the list since its inception. Congratulations to every member of the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network – and PotlatchDeltic Real Estate – for making Land Report’s annual list of top land brokers!!

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AND, through their United Country Real Estate affiliation (National, p. 86):

To view the full article online, click here

Brokers in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network are experts in all aspects of recreational property sales. With decades of experience and deep knowledge of their geographic areas, they understand everything from what makes a quality hunting property to understanding how to ensure that a property fits a buyer’s exact needs.

Congratulations to all.  Keep up the good work!

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Now is the Time to Get Ready for Deer Season

It’s still hot as heck everywhere, it seems, but before you know it, deer season will be here. And with the season almost upon us, it makes sense to make preparations now.

Realtree offers a solid, wide-ranging list of 15 tips on its website to keep in mind as you get ready. Among them:

  • “Sighting in” is a no-brainer to help make sure you’ll be accurate when the key moment arrives. This is well worth a few minutes, giving you confidence that you won’t miss the shot.
  • Go through your hunting clothes now, focusing on having breathable layers that allow you to add or take off layers. And as it gets colder, don’t forget having something to cover your neck – hunters usually think of a good coat and a hat, but some don’t think about what’s in between.
  • Mark the route to your favorite deer stand ahead of time, knowing that you’ll be going there in the dark so you can be ready at first light. And setting that deer stand location should be tied to understanding where wildlife will be hiding (such as in thickets or bedding areas).
  • On opening day, plan to get up a half-hour earlier than you think you need to. This will give you time to adjust to unforeseen challenges, and less stress in the morning will make the whole day more enjoyable.
  • Establish your standards for what constitutes success ahead of time by determining what you’ll be happy with that first day. Are you ok with taking an antlerless deer? Or a relatively small buck? Having reasonable expectations is another key to a satisfying hunt.

As summer quickly moves towards fall, there’s plenty of time to think about owning your own hunting property this year. The recreational property experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network can help you find the perfect property for you…call one today and get the process started.


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Happy Labor Day!

All of us at PotlatchDeltic wish you a happy and safe holiday.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS – our latest newsletter. Now!

Back to school, football season, cooler weather and hunting seasons are all signs that Summer will soon be over.

Whether you’re looking for information about the recreational and hunting lifestyle or want to see what properties we currently have listed, there’s never been a better time to look at all that PotlatchDeltic has to offer.  Start now and you could be on your own land in 2018!

Interested in checking out back issues of our quarterly newsletter?  Click here.

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Visiting a Property in Person is Important

Going online is certainly important when buying recreational land for sale, whether it’s reviewing photos of the site, looking into nearby spots for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking or boating, or learning more about the wildlife in the area.

But it’s still important to visit a property before you make an offer, unless you’re a neighbor or already know the property well. The key in making a successful purchase is being confident that the land is a good match with your objectives, which means you should see it.

Learn more by checking out this LandThink.com article written by Tom Moore of United Country – Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties – a PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker in Idaho.


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Campfire Burn Ban on Idaho Property

SPOKANE, Washington – August 1, 2018 – PotlatchDeltic Corporation today announced effective Friday, August 3, 2018, that no campfires or open burning will be allowed on its property in the State of Idaho due to increasing fire danger in the region.  The burning ban on PotlatchDeltic’s Idaho properties will remain in effect until conditions improve.  Additional information about PotlatchDeltic’s Idaho properties can be found online at www.potlatchdeltic.com.  PotlatchDeltic urges all visitors to Idaho’s forests to exercise extreme caution in regards to fire while recreating this summer.


For more information about Campfire Common Sense & Safety, check out our recent blog:

Campfire Safety Common Sense


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