Fayetteville, AR Real Estate News

By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Fayetteville, Arkansas is number 4 for Forbes "BEST PLACE for Business and Careers"  Click here for full story on Forbes.com 1.    Raleigh NC  2.    Fort Collins CO 3.    Durham NC 4.     Fayetteville AR  5.    Lincoln NE 6.    Asheville NC 7.    Des Moines IA 8.    Austin TX 9.    Boise ID 10.  Colorado Springs CO Fayetteville, Arkansas is a beautiful place to live and work and play! I have lived in Northwest Arkansas my entire life and love it. Check out my website for more information about Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale and if you are looking to relocate to Northwest Arkansas - be sure to contact me for all of your Real Estate needs! www.NickyDou.com Fayetteville has also made other lists including Kiplingers List for Best City in 2008. Fayetteville ranked #7 on this ...
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By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
I took this photo up on Mt. Sequoyah and just thought I should share it with the world... Mt. Sequoyah is one of the most beautiful places in Fayetteville in my opinion. There is such a variety of homes, too. They do go quickly if they are priced reasonably... For a list of homes available in the Mt. Sequoyah area send me an email at Nicky@NickyDou.com and tell me what your price range is and I will send you emails when homes come available here! Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR is one of the most sought after areas to live in Northwest Arkansas. Homes range from the low 200,000's to over a million and if priced right sell quickly. There are many architecturally unique homes in the Mt. Sequoyah area including works from James Lambeth, Faye Jones, Warren Seagraves and other great Archit...
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Tracy Hoskins' 140-acre Park West property is located on the north side of I-540 off of HWY 112 in Fayetteville, AR. Park West has been identified by the Green Infrastructure Planning Group as a remnant wet prairie.  Hoskins has agreed to conduct wet prairie restoration activities on the property and has contracted Bill McKinney's Wildland, Inc. to conduct a controlled burn on Park West. This will increase native plant species.  Fire is the primary vegetation management tool for restoring and maintaining grassland habitat.  Hoskins prescribed burn at Park West to initiate wet prairie restoration activities.  This should aid in meeting the objectives of the Green Infrastructure Planning Group by creating and maintaining green hubs that are connected by links.  Hoskins' Park West property...
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Developers and home builders better cinch their belts because Fayetteville is raising impact fees for new construction projects starting March 31st, 2009.  The impact fee is being raised from it's current $1,143 for water and sewer systems.  A $700 increase will help offset costs for improvements to pipes and lift stations associated with the new waste water treatment plant.  Of the $700 increase, $663 is going towards the water system and $37 is going towards the sewer system. This decision to increase impact fees $700 this year was made after Duncan Associates completed a study to update the cities sewer and water impact fees.  They found that the maximum water impact fee for a single family home in Fayetteville was $2,954 and $2,631 was the maximum waste water impact fee.  This is si...
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
For those of you who are new to blogging on Active Rain, MeMe's are our little "Getting to Know You" ritual.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  And here's another: James Downing tagged me for this MeMe.  And my targeted list of seven will follow.  Here are all of the ground rules that need to be followed:1.  Create a blog post with a link to the person who so happily tagged you.  See above!2.  List all of these rules in the post. Feel free to cut and paste this.3.  Share seven things that others may not know about you.  Do I or have I HAD a life outside of real estate?  4.  Identify seven friends, contacts or near enemies in which to adorn this MEME. Tag them at the end of the post and give a link to their blog.  5.  Contact each of the tagged members and let them know that you were i...
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Arguably the most anticipated residential development in Northwest Arkansas history, the Lofts at Underwood Plaza is nearing completion.  For the first time today the general public was invited in to tour the building and see the progress.  For those of you who were too devastated by the Razorbacks' loss to join us at Underwood Plaza today, I took some photos for your enjoyment.  Please keep in mind that this is not the finished product, but a good representation of what these luxury condos will look like upon completion. For more information, a private tour, or our information center hours contact me anytime!  Scroll down for photos or see more photos and read the entire article at moveNWA.com Short clip of the view from 902:                                                 The Metropol...
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By Mark Young
(Virtual Imaging LLC)
Hello everyone, I wanted to share a few photos of good old Arkansas. The first one was taken in Madison Country from a cliff called "The Eagle's Nest". The next one is of Dickson Street, taken from the Legacy building. Hope everyone enjoys. If you'd like to view a high-res version, I've provided the links below.        View High-Res: The Eagles Nest Dickson Street    
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
I woke bright and (somewhat) early this morning to do one of my very favorite activities - go to the Fayetteville Farmers' Market.  The market is open Saturday mornings on the downtown square from 7am - 1pm starting in early April and running through late November.  The market is also open in the Mill District on Thursdays from 4pm - 7pm with a slightly shorter season.  As you can tell from the photos below, there is a diverse offering at the market including fresh produce & flowers, performers, crafts, and ready to eat food.  View more photos (you'll definitely want to see them) and leave a comment at moveNWA.com This is just one reason Fayetteville is a great place to call home!                                      
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Introducing the Monterey!  Just a half block from the University of Arkansas campus in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Monterey is home to the region's newest condominium conversions.  Built in 1926, the Monterey has housed a green tea room, a dance hall, efficiency apartments, and more.  Now the structure is being brought into the future by fulfilling its potential as eight luxury condos. For more information on the condos themselves including finishes and building amenities (and an exterior photo of how the stucture appears today) visit the full post at moveNWA.com Listings offered by AMA Real Estate Group, Inc.
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Life in Northwest Arkansas is incredible!  I am so happy to be back here and taking in the natural beauty of the area.  I have spent the past couple of weeks getting organized (simplest way of putting it when you are virtually building a new business from the ground up).  One thing I've been doing is driving neighborhoods in order to get a good feel of what's available to Buyers.  While driving through the Mission Hills subdivision - a beautiful, small subdivision at the base of Mt. Sequoyah - I noticed this and for some reason thought it was hilarious enough to share:   Thanks to all of you who have emailed & messaged me regarding my "absence" from A|R.  Actually I've been poking around here a lot trying to keep tabs on everyone.  I'm sure you have seen my occasional comment on someone...
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Dr. David Gearhart became the 5th chancellor of the University of Arkansas today.  His office released a video introduction. Dr. Gearhart is most notably recognized for directing the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century.  This fund-raising effort was the largest in UA history raising over $1 billion and growing the endowment from $119 million to $900 million. For more information about Dr. Gearhart please visit the Chancellor's Office.
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By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
  About the Fayetteville, Arkansas Areas  The center of a region experiencing phenomenal growth, Fayetteville has received so many awards it is hard to keep track. Consistently placed in Forbes Magazine's top ten Best Places for Business and Careers, named one of America's "Most Livable Cities", and high on Money Magazine's list of the "Best Places to Live in America", this vibrant and historic city of 67,000 has much to be proud of. Set amidst the beauty of the scenic Ozarks, Fayetteville combines the best of small-town family values with fabulous outdoor sport and recreation and all the cultural sophistication of a city three times its size. Location  Fayetteville is located in Washington County in the far northwestern corner of Arkansas, not far from the Missouri and Oklahoma state l...
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Andy Kinslow is a principal at Kinslow, Keith & Todd, Inc. and a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Architecture.  He was recently named Small Business Person of the Year by the Tulsa Metro Chamber.  I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kinslow last year after an acquaintance of his read one of my posts on modern architecture which featured his personal residence.  The acquaintance put us in contact, and Mr. Kinslow was gracious enough to invite me to his home for a tour.  Unfortunately my camera crashed and I lost every photo from the tour.  Below are excerpts of an email interview Mr. Kinslow granted on May 7, 2008.  Enjoy! Anthony Clark  Kinslow Keith & Todd is a full-service architecture, design, and engineering firm.  How did you know this was the field to which you woul...
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Fayetteville Arkansas (along with greater Northwest Arkansas) has been placed on the list of "Top 10 Recession Proof Cities."  Factors such as large "recession resistant" corporations like Wal-Mart, Tyson, and JB Hunt as well as the local mix of arts, education, and industry combine to help keep Northwest Arkansas prospering while the rest of the country suffers.  Check out the story by clicking on the link below.http://nwahomepage.com/media_player.php?media_id=19557Think about what this means for our local housing market.  More jobs, people moving to the area, lower unemployment, more homes purchased -- stable home prices.  Hopefully this will take some of the worry out of your home buying and selling decisions in the near term.  Nationally, if you are considering moving or want to kno...
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
The snow never came, so my trip with my friend Suzanne actually happened.  She lives in Tulsa so we headed to NWA on Friday.  We stopped in Chouteau, Oklahoma to visit Ropp's Farm and Bakery.  This family-owned bakery has fresh goods every day including pies, cookies, bread, cinnamon rolls, and more.  Totally worth the stop! Once we reached Fayetteville, I gave Suzanne a tour of the town & the University of Arkansas.  We saw Razorback Stadium, the nearly-completed Chancellor's home, Bud Walton Arena, the Greek Theater, and Old Main, of course. Suzanne was impressed with the natural beauty of Fayetteville and the great "vibe" that the progressive college town gives off. We couldn't resist photographing the object at left.  Believe it or not that is a cell phone tower.  Yes, it is covered...
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Anderson Cooper will speak at the University of Arkansas on Friday, March 7th as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series.  Anderson will be speaking in Barnhill Arena at 8pm.  The event is free and open to the public. I've been following Anderson since he was a reporter for Channel One, a news service that was broadcast in public schools when I was a kid.  He is now host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN.  You better believe I'll be taking my copy of Dispatches from the Edge, Anderson Cooper's memoir, attempting to score an autograph.  If you're in Northwest Arkansas or close by I think you should consider attending!     ActiveRain members:  join the Razorbacks in Real Estate group.        
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
Ever seen a car like this?  Probably not.  Meet the Razorbug...  a modified Volkswagen Beetle that is the admissions mascot for the University of Arkansas.  According to the university's website the Razorbug's primary mission is "to assist the Office of Admissions in efforts to attract qualified students to the University of Arkansas." The Razorbug can also be found traveling the nation to recruiting events & Arkansas Razorback sporting events.  As you can see in the photo, the Razorbug is a celebrity drawing photogs everywhere it goes! So, you think you might want your own Razorbug?  It can be yours for the sweet price of $63,465.  This price includes all of the custom detailing and a $25,000 donation to the school's scholarship program.
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By Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle!
As many of you know, I went to school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  I moved away for 8 years with just the rare occassion to visit.  When I relocated back to the area I was so shocked to see how things had changed!          The growth at the University itself since I had attended is absolutely amazing.  My college roommate and friend Aaron Bleidt, editor of Citiscapes magazine recently took me to one of Fayetteville's newest areas of growth, the Mill District where we ate at La Maison Des Tartes.  I had the tastiest oatmeal, I mean Irish Oats Brulee, I've ever had!  Of course, there's the new Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.  The commercial and residential growth in Bentonville & Rogers is staggering.  Of course, this area is home to big businesses like Tyson Foods,...
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By Andrew "Andy" Cross
(Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate)
Three ways you can keep your air conditioning equipment in good condition.1.  Change filters regularly, and don't use the expensive pleated filters!  They block too much of the air and make your furnace work harder.2.  Schedule a preseason clean and check or maintenance agreement so a professionally trained Shavitz technician can help keep the equipment in good condition and running at peak efficiency.3.  Read the Seven ways to keep your energy bills down :   Across the United States, we clearly have vast climate differences. But we all share a desire to stay warm and comfortable in the winter without spending a fortune on heat. With that in mind, let's look at a few ways you can achieve a more comfortable indoor environment while reducing energy costs.Check your thermostat. If it isn't...
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By Andrew "Andy" Cross
(Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate)
Finally things are beginning to look up. This has been the slowest in years as far as buyers looking to purchase. The banks continue to tighten lending requirements and they are keeping their purse strings tight. Even BIG business is having a hard time getting loans from the banking community. But over the last 10 days a shift seems to be in the wind....the back to school rush is here. Folks are looking to purchase before school starts. Is it a sign of better things to come? My opinion is that the real estate market will be relatively flat the remainder of this year with a stronger demand toward the end of 2008. That's what the market reports are telling us here in NWA. We hope everyone had a GREAT summer....and now stay at home Mom's and Dad's.....you will get your MUCH deserved breath...
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