Explore Searcy, AR

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 8
TIRED OF HIGH GAS PRICES?  Don't sit on your fanny and do nothing!  Contact your state senate and house, let them know you want to drill in USA!  DON'T WAIT!  We have plenty of oil in America, we need to stop being dependant on foreign oil!  Making gas from corn and soy beans will only make our f...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
I'm fortunate to have a friend who has supplied me with lots of photos of Searcy Arkansas's history.  This, I believe, is her dad standing beside his Esso truck.  Note the lettering on the side of the truck.  Searcy Arkansas is a progressive city of approximately 20,000 people and serves as the ...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 4
My ten year old grandson, Adrian, is a great baseball player.  He plays on the White County Title Tigers traveling team and we are ranked #3 in the state.  We are playing in Jonesboro this weekend for the state title, and we play in the world series in July in Louisiana.  I love to watch the boys...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Look at these eager children!  This is a photo made in front of Searcy High School, the old one that burned down.  Once again, correct me in comments if I am wrong.  This photo was provided by my friend Anita.  Searcy AR is a progressive city of approximately 20,000 residents.  I don't know any ...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 20
YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR A LAWSUIT!  You should NEVER  point out where the property lines are, you don't really know.  All you know is what the seller told you, it may be right and it may be wrong.  My attorney (judge now) son-in-law told me this many years ago.  He won a lawsuit for his ...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 11
I had a wonderful home listed and an agent from another company brought me an offer.  It was accepted and I started working on the closing process.  I ordered the title work and took the information to the closing company.  A few days later the buyers  agent called and said, "The buyers lender wa...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 14
I have a wonderful home listed, priced right, well maintained and in a great location.  A fellow Realtor showed it and I asked for feed back.  She said the buyers loved the house and so did their parents, but that it had brass fixtures and was outdated.  I replied that any ten year old home would...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 7
It's Searcy AR history time again.  This old post card shows a group of slender men at the Pavilion in Spring Park.  (Wonder what a current group of our guys would look like?) The Pavilion, to the best of my knowledge, had a spring with sulphur water which was believed to be great for one's heal...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
  Here's another treasure from the old picture stack of Searcy Arkansas White County photos.  It's an old filling station with two young boy scouts and two adults.  The boys are holding a tire and an inner tube that may require repairs.  Do you remember tires with inner tubes that had to be taken...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 14
Fathers Day is a great day to celebrate our "dads".  My dad has been gone for nearly 27 years, he had a heart attack at 61.  Daddy was a kind and gentle man.  He seldom got mad, but if he told you to do something, you had better do it.  He only told you once!  He cared about other people and was ...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 15
DON'T BELIEVE THE MEDIA REPORTS, THEY ARE NOT THE GOSPEL TRUTH!  Searcy, Arkansas is a stable market.  Agents are busy, contractors are building, we are getting new business and we are NOT selling homes for half their market value!  I am sure there are other areas in the country that are stable a...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 8
When you are showing new construction and you look at two similiar homes and one is higher, there may be a reason for the price increase!  Below is a list of why this could be. 1.  FOUNDATION!  If the house is on pier and beam and one house has closed piers and the other open piers, this is a maj...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 16
A buyers agent brought me a contract on a home I have listed.  I presented it to my seller and we countered the offer on price and several other items.  One of the things we countered on was "possession". The buyers agent had marked " possession to be upon closing".  We countered for 2 days after...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 10
CONTACT YOUR BUILDER BEFORE BUYING YOUR LOT!  My builder husband is working with clients who are building a new home.  They purchased their lot prior to contacting my husband.  When they had the trees removed and the lot cleared, my husband had the grade shot.  It has over a 12' drop!! This will ...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 17
   I have not blogged since May 22, I have not been able to upload my post!  I contacted AR and they said to try using Firefox as my browser.  So here goes!  I hope this works! Has anyone else had this problem?  Everytime I would write my post, I would try to upload it and it would say, "this pag...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
Here is still another picture of old town Searcy Arkansas.  This picture shows a group of happy kids who have won prizes for some contest.  Perhaps selling seeds?  I'm sure that my friend Paula Windsor Thompson, who is the tall girl in the picture, will tell me more in a comment.  She appears to ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
I wrote this blog just a few days ago and now I have the listing on this lovely house located at 105 Christopher in Judsonia.  It is a truly better than new house!  It has 1 1/2 lots with wide side yards large enough to drive to the backyard and store an RV.  Inside it has a split bedroom floor p...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 12
  While looking at old photos of our Searcy AR White County town, I was loaned this wonderful photo as well as the ones yesterday of our old Safeway store that was in the middle of downtown.  A friend has given me permission to post it. It shows part of the court house sqare and the memorial that...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 18
      Today we have wonderful photos loaned to me by the daughter of the first manager of Safeway in Searcy AR.  It was on one of the main streets of Searcy, right in the middle of downtown.  It's hard for us to imagine now that people went DOWNTOWN to shop for groceries.  Horrors!  Where'd they ...

By Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
(RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR)
Comments 8
I have watched American Idol all season and I have been totally amazed at the talent!  There were several performers who were voted off that I thought should have stayed.  One, being Michael Johns, who I thought was a terrific singer. The two Davids are very talented, but I was pulling for David ...

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