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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 11:33:14 AM »
All right!  Near where? Hayden, Sandpoint, Bonner's Ferry?  Let's hope it works out for you. If they are willing to wait for you to make an inspection that's pretty awesome, considering land with trees gets gobbled up in a hurry.  I just took possession last week (I have the recorded deed :)) of 10 acres of timberland near Chiloquin. It was listed on line. Only view I had was Google Earth!  Sent in non-refundable document fee sight unseen, went over a few days later, and definitely got lucky (IMO). 100' tall fir and pine. No home opportunity but hunting and camping for generations to come.  So get on over there!, snow is melting off.  And good luck. 

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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2018, 01:20:48 PM »
Idaho gets a LOT more snow than Oregon. I grew up in Montana by Glacier Park
plan on having a covered deck.
Basement? if so then daylight basement 8)

post some floor plans.
Laundry shoot, and a dumb waiter to haul stuff between floors, instead of carrying it up/down the stairs.

I suggest putting up a pole barn first. at least 30x50 with 16 foot walls. can park an RV inside while you work on the house.
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2018, 05:16:45 PM »
Campers/RVs have an awful short lifespan if they arent under a canopy unfortunately.  No matter how expensive they are, the roof sealant still eventually cracks and leaks. 
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2018, 08:54:53 PM »
Wow, I dont think I could do this with a baby on the way, that definitely an accomplishment! 
The property is south of post falls, we were looking in the st Maries area, but it just didnt seem like the employment opportunities were there for my wife and commuting to anywhere from there was a no go. 

A pole building is part of the plan for a place to put the RV and have room to stretch. 

We dont have any house plans yet, I drew out a rough sketch a few weeks ago, but it only had 1 bathroom and I was told to go back to the drawing board lol   

Ive lived in Alaska for a few years, so the snow isnt scaring me, yet. Ive pointed the snow out to the wife and she says shes ready to trade snow for all the rain. 
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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2018, 10:58:44 PM »
for trail cameras i can recommend the Cuddeback Scouting Cameras - CuddeLink

up to 15 cameras transmits photos back to the HOME camera
CuddeLink automatically daisy-chains cameras to extend range to over 4 miles, making CuddeLink deployable on properties of hundreds or thousands of acres.

In June 2018 they will release the CuddeLink Home Plus that has USB connection for your computer.
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2018, 11:13:11 PM »
Welcome to the neighborhood.  My wife, and I live in Spokane, but have 20 acres up north of Sandpoint.  It's a clean area overall.  Kootenai county is who you'll be dealing with I believe if near Post Falls. 

The snow Spokane to C'da isn't as bad as it is up in Sandpoint.  Bonner's Ferry is a relative banana belt even though further north. 

I hope all goes well for you, and yours!

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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2018, 01:04:53 AM »
Thank you! I just looked at the map and it looks like it might be in benewah county. Talked to the agent  this evening and it sounds like our offer is being accepted. I guess Ill be heading to Idaho next week to take a closer look see.
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2018, 04:14:21 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2018, 11:01:44 AM »
Okay, so it just got real. We have an accepted offer. Now to make the trip over this week and start checking off the contingencies. I have a week to verify the spring and the ability to get electrical and 21 days to get the perc test done. Yay, moving forward 
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2018, 08:14:02 PM »
Spring on the property?  Shallow well time!  The property we have is bordered on both sides by creeks; the one is year round, and the other is seasonal.  We're up in the mountains, but the water table is usually no more than around 10' down; I want to put in several shallow wells, to take  advantage of the water that abounds.   Our main well is drilled, but most of the neighbors have shallow wells, and they work.

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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2018, 11:35:18 PM »
Yeah, there is supposed to be a spring that the neighbors were using, but the owner lives in TN and hasnt been there in a while. My thoughts/day dreams are to be able to pump water to a cistern above the home site, that way theres never a heavy demand on the spring. 
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« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2018, 05:34:59 AM »
All sounds good.
Electricity can be pricey in this area. I said can be. Depends on a lot of factors.
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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2018, 06:56:55 AM »
Im waiting for a call back from avista utilities to get an idea what it will cost. Looking at satellite pictures, I see solar panels at the closest neighbors. So, it may end up being a generator show. 
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2018, 01:18:23 AM »
Made a quick trip over last week to lay eyes on the place. The timber isnt as big as it looks in the pictures, so that a downer, but there is some usable trees on the place. The spring is there and flowing right out of the hillside. Checked the well reports in the area and they range from 30 to 300. The electricity it closer than we thought and is only about 300 from the homesite. The perc test for the septic will be done this week and if that passes we Be setting a closing date. 
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2018, 09:39:33 AM »
If the timber was prime theyd roll its value into the sticker price at double the delivered to mill appraisal anyway.  

Sounds like its all working out for you, glad to hear.    

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« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »
Congrats, on the hopeful purchase. I have land just north of Spokane in Springdale. However I grew up in the Spokane/northern Idaho area and love it there.

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« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2018, 09:58:35 PM »
Electric is 300' away? Praise the Lord, I've been following your journey and was so concerned that you'd end up with an off-grid house (while paying an on-grid price).  I am concerned about your neighbors with the solar panels, did you talk to any of them?  If your neighbors have lots of solar panels...they may know something terrible that you don't.  You need to talk to the Electric Utility Company and your neighbors to find out how much it will cost to get electricy to your homestead. 

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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2018, 05:30:08 AM »
Power company should be able to do a quote for you for free.
I ran 500 feet up my driveway. If I would of just called them in Dec.,instead of Feb, I could of had the power installed for free. The rules got changed the first of the year.
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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2018, 07:04:41 AM »
You are one lucky guy.  8)
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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2018, 11:34:33 AM »
The guy from the power company said its roughly $10 a foot, but if I want an exact quote I have to pay $250 for the engineering.

I tried to talk to the neighbors, the one with the solar panels (2) wasnt home. I left a note, but havent gotten a call. The other had a gate with lots of less than welcoming signs.

Thanks Dennis, if the perc test are good this week things should start moving pretty fast.

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