Lookout Mountain Ranch

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Lookout Mountain Ranch - Recently Sold

$2,125,000
Durkee, Oregon

Lookout Mountain Ranch encompasses 4,525± contiguous, deeded acres on the north side of Big Lookout Mountain, 35 minutes north of Durkee, Oregon and Interstate 84. This scenic mountain ranch offers expansive views north to the Wallowa Range and features stands of fir and aspen bordered by open slopes and grassy meadows.  Numerous year-round creeks and springs flow through the property and provide abundant water for wildlife and livestock.  The ranch is managed as a summer unit for a year-round cattle operation and traditionally supports up to 350 pairs from June 1st into October, depending on moisture and range conditions.  Improvements include a sturdy set of loading corrals at the entrance to the ranch and a three-bedroom, off-the-grid “buckaroo” cabin used by the owner during the grazing and hunting seasons. The ranch is perimeter fenced, and an internal road network provides access to various parts of the property.  The ranch is situated in hunt unit 164 and is home to outstanding populations of elk and mule deer. The closest commercial services are in Baker City, Oregon, county seat for Baker County, 35 miles west of the ranch, and Ontario, Oregon, 55 miles southeast of the ranch.  The nearest commercial airport is in Boise, Idaho, 110 miles southeast of the property. Primary access to the ranch is via the Manning Creek Road, a seasonal county road that links Durkee with the Powder Valley and Richland, Oregon.

Acreage: 

4,525± contiguous, deeded acres

The Facts: 
  • 4,525± contiguous, deeded acres
  • 35 minutes north of Durkee and I-84
  • Diverse mountain terrain with elevations ranging from 4,500 ft. to 6,000 ft.
  • Year-round creeks and springs plus stands of fir and aspen
  • Excellent summer grazing traditionally supporting up to 350 pairs
  • Improvements include pipe corrals and a rustic “buckaroo” cabin
  • Internal road network allows access to various parts of the ranch
  • Located in hunt unit 164 with strong numbers of elk and mule deer
  • Annual property taxes are approximately $960
  • All mineral rights owned by seller will be conveyed at closing
Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate.  Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation.  Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day.  For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe.  For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.

SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners.  In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500 
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

Disclaimer: 

REPRESENTATION OF BOTH BUYER AND SELLER

INITIAL AGENCY DISCLOSURE PAMPHLET

ORS 696.815 (1) authorizes a real estate licensee to represent both the seller and the buyer in a real estate transaction under a disclosed limited agency agreement, provided there is full disclosure of the relationship under the agreement. Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) adopted by the Agency provide the form and content of the disclosures and the related pamphlet. OAR 863-015-0215 is set forth below for the convenience of licensees. The material after the broken line can be copied and used as the required Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet. 

863-015-0215 

Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet 

  1. An agent shall provide a copy of the Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet provided for in section (4) of this rule at first contact with each represented party to a real property transaction, including but not limited to contacts in-person, by telephone, over the Internet or World Wide Web, or by electronic mail, electronic bulletin board or a similar electronic method. 
  2. An agent need not provide a copy of the Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet to a party who has, or may be reasonably assumed to have, already received a copy of the pamphlet from another agent. 
  3. "First contact with a represented party" means contact with a person who is represented by a real estate licensee or can reasonably be assumed from the circumstances to be represented or seeking representation. 
  4. The Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet shall be printed in substantially the following form: 

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INITIAL AGENCY DISCLOSURE PAMPHLET (OAR 863-015-215(4)) 

This pamphlet describes agency relationships and the duties and responsibilities of real estate licensees in Oregon. This pamphlet is informational only and neither the pamphlet nor its delivery to you may be construed to be evidence of intent to create an agency relationship. 

Real Estate Agency Relationships 

An "agency" relationship is a voluntary legal relationship in which a real estate licensee (the "agent") agrees to act on behalf of a buyer or a seller (the "client") in a real estate transaction. Oregon law provides for three types of agency relationships between real estate agents and their clients: 

Seller's Agent -- Represents the seller only; 

Buyer's Agent -- Represents the buyer only; 

Disclosed Limited Agent -- Represents both the buyer and seller, or multiple buyers who want to purchase the same property. This can be done only with the written permission of both clients. 

The actual agency relationships between the seller, buyer and their agents in a real estate transaction must be acknowledged at the time an offer to purchase is made. Please read this pamphlet carefully before entering into an agency relationship with a real estate agent. 

Duties and Responsibilities of an Agent Who Represents Only the Seller or Only the Buyer 

Under a written listing agreement to sell property, an agent represents only the seller unless the seller agrees in writing to allow the agent to also represent the buyer. An agent who agrees to represent a buyer acts only as the buyer's agent unless the buyer agrees in writing to allow the agent to also represent the seller. An agent who represents only the seller or only the buyer owes the following affirmative duties to their client, other parties and their agents involved in a real estate transaction: 

  1. To exercise reasonable care and diligence; 
  2. To deal honestly and in good faith; 
  3. To present all written offers, notices and other communications in a timely manner whether or not the seller's property is subject to a contract for sale or the buyer is already a party to a contract to purchase; 
  4. To disclose material facts known by the agent and not apparent or readily ascertainable to a party; 
  5. To account in a timely manner for money and property received from or on behalf of the client; 
  6. To be loyal to their client by not taking action that is adverse or detrimental to the client's interest in a transaction; 
  7. To disclose in a timely manner to the client any conflict of interest, existing or contemplated; 
  8. To advise the client to seek expert advice on matters related to the transactions that are beyond the agent's expertise; 
  9. To maintain confidential information from or about the client except under subpoena or court order, even after termination of the agency relationship; and 
  10. When representing a seller, to make a continuous, good faith effort to find a buyer for the property, except that a seller's agent is not required to seek additional offers to purchase the property while the property is subject to a contract for sale. When representing a buyer, to make a continuous, good faith effort to find property for the buyer, except that a buyer's agent is not required to seek additional properties for the buyer while the buyer is subject to a contract for purchase or to show properties for which there is no written agreement to pay compensation to the buyer's agent. 

None of these affirmative duties of an agent may be waived, except #10, which can only be waived by written agreement between client and agent. 

Under Oregon law, a seller's agent may show properties owned by another seller to a prospective buyer and may list competing properties for sale without breaching any affirmative duty to the seller. Similarly, a buyer's agent may show properties in which the buyer is interested to other prospective buyers without breaching any affirmative duty to the buyer. 

Unless agreed to in writing, an agent has no duty to investigate matters that are outside the scope of the agent's expertise. 

Duties and Responsibilities of an Agent Who Represents More than One Client in a Transaction 

One agent may represent both the seller and the buyer in the same transaction, or multiple buyers who want to purchase the same property only under a written "Disclosed Limited Agency" agreement, signed by the seller, buyer(s) and their agent. 

When different agents associated with the same real estate firm establish agency relationships with different parties to the same transaction, only the principal broker (the broker who supervises the other agents) will act as a Disclosed Limited Agent for both the buyer and seller. The other agents continue to represent only the party with whom the agent already has an established agency relationship unless all parties agree otherwise in writing. The supervising principal broker and the agents representing either the seller or the buyer have the following duties to their clients: 

  1. To disclose a conflict of interest in writing to all parties; 
  2. To take no action that is adverse or detrimental to either party's interest in the transaction; and 
  3. To obey the lawful instruction of both parties. 

An agent acting under a Disclosed Limited Agency agreement has the same duties to the client as when representing only a seller or only a buyer, except that the agent may not, without written permission, disclose any of the following: 

  1. That the seller will accept a lower price or less favorable terms than the listing price or terms; 
  2. That the buyer will pay a greater price or more favorable terms than the offering price or terms; or 
  3. In transactions involving one-to-four residential units only, information regarding the real property transaction including, but not limited to, price, terms, financial qualifications or motivation to buy or sell. 

No matter whom they represent, an agent must disclose information the agent knows or should know that failure to disclose would constitute fraudulent misrepresentation. Unless agreed to in writing, an agent acting under a Disclosed Limited Agency agreement has no duty to investigate matters that are outside the scope of the agent's expertise. 

You are encouraged to discuss the above information with the agent delivering this pamphlet to you. If you intend for that agent, or any other Oregon real estate agent, to represent you as a Seller's Agent, Buyer's Agent, or Disclosed Limited Agent, you should have a specific discussion with him/her about the nature and scope of the agency relationship. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you cannot make a licensee your agent without their knowledge and consent, and an agent cannot make you their client without your knowledge and consent.

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.