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Searcy, AR Real Estate News

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
SOLD Searcy AR is loaded with new people in town.  The folks are here because of Fayetteville Shale and the extraction of gas from the shale.  We have never seen anything like the excitement of old-time residents who start getting royalties from land that has been in the family for many, many years and all the owner got to do was pay taxes on it.  Now it is almost like a rent house.....collecting a little money!We see sellers fight over 2 acres of mineral rights when selling a property!  It's like a tug-of-war!  Buyer insists on mineral rights;  seller insists on keeping them.  In the past, mostly they weren't mentioned in a sale.  The fine print in the contract still says the property includes all mineral rights owned by the seller.I have this lovely 3 acre lot listed!  The seller has ...
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By Larry DeGroat, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy
(Realty Professionals, Inc.)
Searcy has a city slogan that reads "Where Thousands Live As Millions Wish They Could". We really feel this is the best place to live and totally agree with this slogan. Searcy is a community of a little over 20,000 and has a major trade area of over 60,000 in White County. Searcy has many manufacturers, business and medical industries within it's borders.The Ozarks is to Searcy's north and west with farm and bottomland of the delta to the south and east. Searcy is located about 50 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas and about 100 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee. Searcy is the county seat of White County. White county is the second largest county by land mass in the state and contains more county roads then any other county in Arkansas. Searcy Municipal Airport can accommodate aircraf...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
One of my favorite memories while in this business was brought to mind by my broker today.  He was talking about his first house.  He had just become a married man and his dad was a builder so he had dad construct his house. It was in a new neighborhood, looked good from the street, and he decided to sell it.  I was the lucky one that he called to list his house.  He at that time had no inkling that he'd someday be a broker and own the RE/MAX office in Searcy.I went into the house and was amazed at how nicely his young wife had it decorated.  I saw a huge big screen TV in the living room that appeared to be flat on the wall.  Then we went down the hall and I opened the door to what was supposed to b a laundry room and there was a HOT TUB!  A huge hot tub with steaming water that went fr...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Searcy Arkansas Public School.  I saw this old postcard and found it so interesting.  The school no longer exists but I believe the house beside it does.  Old pictures of our home towns are so interesting. 
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD! All cities have best-selling areas.  In our city of Searcy AR folks usually have preferences.  Some prefer manicured lawns, privacy fences and easy-access to everything.  They usually choose River Oaks, a lovely subdivision on the East side of town.  Others say, "I don't want a neighbor too close to me."  They want a large yard and don't mind driving 10 minutes to get home.  These buyers choose the West side of Searcy.This particular property that I have for sale has 8 acres!  Right in the middle of that most-wanted area of Searcy! The house has about 2700 sq. ft. of heated and cooled space.  It has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  It also has a barn and a shop!  The house is somewhat expensive but if I owned it I'd want top dollar too!  You could keep horse...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Why is it that we always want to go on vacations?  Do new things?  Travel to foreign parts? I guess it's our sense of curiosity.  It is also good for us to go places, see things, do different things, witness other cultures.  One of my fellow Realtors just got back from a tour of Italy.  She stayed gone for two weeks and is filled with awe after seeing the Colosseum in Rome and other sites of the ancient world.  My broker has gone right now to Mexico to build a house for some deserving family in that country.Me?  I just took two nights off and went to Missouri.  But the main thing that I'm here to say is that it is always so good to get back home.  To see Searcy Arkansas again.  To know every street and never have to wonder if it's a one-way.  To sleep in my own bed again!  I'm sure ever...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD!Searcy AR has a lot of nice homes.  Searcy has a very active downtown and this house is within two blocks of downtown.  You could walk to the Rialto, our historic old movie theater. There's an active Theater-on-the-Square that has dinner shows and children's productions.  There's a great little cafe that has famous breakfasts.  Several professional offices are on the square and several places to shop.  If you know of someone wanting to scale down and sit on a nice little porch and watch a tiny garden grow, this is it.
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
 I'm not a big fan of rap mainly because I can't understand so many of the words that they are saying.  But I'm a big fan of my hometown Searcy AR and my Alma Mater Harding University in Searcy.  There's a really fun rap tune on youtube that I saw today.  Four talented young people sing in different local spots in Searcy.  There is a lot of humor in the words and the actions.  See it for yourself.  http://youtube.com/watch?v=vMzmpXupUak 
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