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Gilbert Store's Open!!!

By gilbertstore
Hey, you nature lovers.  Traffic is low and the river is just right for a day or a week float trip.  The fishing is good.                         Give us a call at 870-439-2888.

3rd Annual Spring Cruise-In for Antique Cars and Trucks

By mountain_home_AR_realtor
It is time again for the annual cruise-in car show in Mountain Home, AR. This year it is bigger and better than ever. Put the date on your calendar for Saturday, May 8, 2010 (rain date) May 9) 11:00 am- 3:00 pm. No entry fee and free to public and located at the Plaza Center next to Wal-mart Supercenter, Hwy 62 East. This year free pig roast, brats and beverages are sponsored by the Twin Lakes Automative and First Security Bank. Dash plaques to the first 100 vehicles supported by The Classic Chevy Club of North Arkansas and awards sponsored by CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty East. Must be present to win. ALL MAKES AND MODELS AND YEARS OF CARS AND TRUCKS ARE WELCOME! Don't miss this great event.

Now is a Great Time to Buy a Home

By mountain_home_AR_realtor
Have you been thinking about whether now is the right time to buy a home? Let me assure you that there may never be a better time. Interest rates are at a historic low, inventories are up so there is a wide choice at very reasonable prices, and now the federal government has extended the First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit until April 30, 2010. If you haven't owned a home for the past three years, you can earn up to $8000 in tax credits. With this extension came an expansion of the credit so that anyone who wants to change primary residence can up up to $6500 if you have lived in a home for at least five years. Check out more information at http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/ for some answers to questions you may have. Check with  your tax accountant for any other questions you might have. This is an opportunity that may not be offered again so if you are wondering if you need to act, the answer is yes. Even if you have to sell your home less than it would have sold a few years ago, with all the incentives in place now, you may never find a better ...

Elk Hunting Friends - very lucky couple

Here is an article about a couple friends of mine who will be elk hunting in Arkansas for the 2nd year in a row.  Obviously retiring to the Ozarks has been a great idea for them.   Of note:  I have not had an elk steak or burger yet ! http://www.baxterbulletin.com/article/20090803/

New home for the Yellville Arkansas Chamber of Commerce

Some good things going on in Yellville, AR.  There has been a lot of questions about how the old train depot was moved up the Yellville city park (the north park), how the caboose was moved, where the money is coming from.  This article in the Harrison Daily Times does a good job of telling us about the work and the involvement of the Baker family.  Good stuff: http://harrisondaily.com/articles/

Why so Friendly?

Visitors and recent transfers to our little area of Arkansas often question why everyone is so friendly.  I do have to say that to me, we are getting much less friendly compared to 30 years or so ago when I was growing up in the area.  At that time, it was necessary to learn to drive with your hand in such a position that it was easy to wave from the top of the steering wheel.  I still drive with my hand there, and I frequently wave at cars coming my way - it's just that now there are more cars and I am not as likely to know the driver of each of them. Anyway - why is it that we are so happy and friendly.  My theory is that because our economy here in the White River basin area of the Ozarks is a bit suppressed compared to the rest of the world.  Most of us that live here do so because we WANT to live here.  Seldom is anyone transferred to our area by way of a company or corporation.  Few people are bound here because of profession of any sort.  Fact is, most any of us ...

Mountain is GREAT

By Gastons White River Resort
For the second consecutive year Outdoor Life magazine has ranked Mountain Home among the country's best towns to live for those who love the outdoors. And although Mountain Home's place in the magazine's top 200 towns may have slipped a bit--from 1st last year to 19th in the magazine's current June-July issue--it still ranks among the elite and it will continue to bolster the area's reputation as a top retirement and tourist destination, according to local chamber of commerce officials.      The story by Outdoor Life Senior Editor John Taranto lists the--quote--"top 200 affordable, thriving and perfectly wild towns in America"--unquote. It notes that while the country is mired in its worst financial crisis in 80 years, many people are looking for a frest start in a new location that provides a higher quality of life. It offers the top 200 towns for outdoorsmen but also says the locations are based on housing costs, jobs, amenities and other factors.

Puzzled Over Buying a Home? Let Us Help You Out.

By mountain_home_AR_realtor
Buying a home can be a daunting task. You can find a lot of help from CENTURY 21 corporate site at  http://www.century21.com/buyingadvice/ especially for a first time buyer. After all CENTURY 21 is the Gold Stardard in real estate. Also, check out Dick and Arlene's site with 21 tips for buying and selling a home at http://www.livingintheozarks.com/buying_selling_tips_info.htm. Now that you have the $8000 Buyer's Tax Credit, it is a great time to consider buying a home. It may never be better if you are a first time home buyer.  

Remember the Studebaker?

By mountain_home_AR_realtor
For all you readers over 55 or so, you probably remember the Studebaker. My first new car was a Studebaker Lark. Of course, I grew up in South Bend, IN, so what else would I drive! Well, I had more than one, and grew to love that old car. I bought a rusted out old  1963 Champ pick-up truck back in the '70's and rebuilt it. I even drove it down here to Arkansas when we moved in 1977. I used it for a number of years while we were in the resort business and sold it about 1989 and it was still running. Don't know where it ever went. Now I own a 1950 Champion Starlight coupe, which I even drive to work once in a while. Those of you who live in Mountain Home, AR, probably have seen me driving it around town. May 9th there is a car show at our CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty East parking lot, and you bet I'll be there. There will be all kinds of antique cars, free entry, awards given by Chevy Classic Club, and free hot dogs, too. You can bring your car, if you have one to enter. If ...

Use your First Time Buyer's Tax Credit to own a piece of the Ozarks

By mountain_home_AR_realtor
Are you thinking of buying your first home in the Ozarks? Now you can get $8000 of tax credit to do this. If you have not owned a home within the last three years you qualify for this government rebate. However, you need to hurry. You closing must be done before Dec 1, 2009. Go to our Tax Credit page on our Website to get details about this awesome deal. Call us today at 870-421-0669 or 870-321-0810 for listing information in our Twin Lakes Area. The regional hub of this area is Mountain Home, AR, a great place for Living in the Ozarks.