Bentonville, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John PaulThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.John was born in Bahia, Brazil back in 1910 to the Reverend and Mrs. Charles. They were American missionaries. He graduated from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, Texas. He went on to get a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. And a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.He entered the Army Air Corps in 1944 as a medical doctor. He was assigned to test various oxygen systems for aircraft flying above 40,000 feet. Having solved that problem, he was next assigned to tackle the problems of deceleration. It was w...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Charles R. DrewThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Charles was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1904 to Richard and Nora. He grew up in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. After graduating from Dunbar High School he went on to obtain a Doctor of Medical Science from Columbia University. He met and married Minnie Lenore Robbins in 1939. They had three daughters and one son. While travelling to an event he lost control of the vehicle he was driving. It rolled three times and as a result of his injuries he died. His funeral was held on April 5, 1950. Such a short life of someone who was so talented...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ignaz SemmelweisThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Ignaz was born in Buda, Hungary back in 1818 to Josef and Teresia.  Not much is written about his childhood but in 1837 he began studying law at the University of Vienna.  It has been lost to time but for an unknown reason he switched to medicine in1844.   His specialized in obstetrics and in 1846 was appointed to what now would be considered “chief resident”.  His chief duties were to examine patients each morning in preparation for the professor’s rounds.  He also would teach students of obstetrics and supervise difficult deliveries.  He wa...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
George LernerThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.George was born in Brooklyn N.Y. back in 1922. In 1949 he came up with an idea that has forever changed the wonderful world of toys. The toy he invented was nothing more than some plastic parts with pushpins. He sold the idea to brothers Hassenfeld and Hasbro Bradley (AKA Hasbro) back in 1951 for $5,000.00. He bought back the rights in 1951 for $7,000.00 and production began in 1952.What he came up with everyone will recognize at Mr. Potato Head. That’s right production began in 1952 and has been continually produced since then. But can you tell...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Srinivasa RamanujanThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Srinivasa was born in Erode, Madras Presidency back in 1887. He attended school at the Kangayan Primary School. In 1897 at ten years old he passed his primary examination in English, geography and arithmetic. in that same year to enrolled in Town Higher Secondary School. By the time he was eleven he had exhausted the mathematical knowledge of two college students. By the age of 13 he had mastered advanced trigonometry. At 16 he independently developed and investigated the Bernoulli number and had calculated the Euler-Mascheroni constant up...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John DopyeraThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.John was born in Dolna Krupa, Slovakia back in 1893.  I could not find anything about his growing up or where he went to school and so on.  So I guess that means we’ll just get to the point.  Can you tell me what he is most noted for?  Well in 1925 he was asked by George Beauchamp to create a louder guitar.  John invented the resonator guitar using three aluminum cones.  In 1932 he produced the first electrified Spanish guitar in the world. He also invented a string-gripping device on acoustic guitars, which is the forebear to that on all guitars...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Friedrich was born in Rocken, Prussia back in 1844 to Carl and Franziska.  In school he showed talent in music and language.  He was proficient in Greek, Latin, Hebrew and French.  He attended the University of Bonn beginning studies in theology and classical philology.  After a year he dropped out and transferred to the University of Leipzig.  While he never graduated from college he was offered a professorship at the University of Basel in Switzerland.  Before moving to Switzerland he renounced his Prussian citizenship and for the rest of his life he remai...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
 Soren Aabye KierkegaardThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Soren was born in Copenhagen, Denmark back in 1813 to Michael and Ane.  Not much of anything is written about his childhood so we’ll just jump to 1830 when he attended the School of Civic Virtue.  There he studied Latin and history among other subjects.  He went on to study theology at the University of Copenhagen.   He wrote: “What I really need to do is to get clear about what am I to do, not what I must know.”    There is so much written about him if I averaged 300 words per blog it would take me months to write it all.  So here is...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Howard G. “Ward”Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Howard was born in Michigan City, Indiana back in 1949.  He is about two months older than I am.  Anyway today is not about me so on with the history lesson.  Because he is still above ground not much is written about his childhood, so what I can tell you is that he received his Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary engineering and computer science and a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University.  I know I use his invention almost every day, no strike that I use it every day.  Frankly, I can’t wait to see what else he comes ...
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
Crystal Bridges offers so much for our community. From art lessons, to photograph lectures  to music! Next week , April 23, Crystal Bridges will host "Art Night Out"  Rock and Roll on the American Road. 600 Museum Way, Bentonville AR photo from New Year's eve past - Leah Spears, Wes Bowlin, Jody Andrews, Matt Perrine Here are the details from the Crystal Bridges Facebook PageCelebrate The Open Road exhibition with Art Night Out! Enjoy road-trip films, performances in classic cars, a neon art show, and a rock and roll concert. Music of the night will feature Smokey & the Mirror and Little Rock-based funk rock band Amasa Hines. You’ll meet photographer Alec Soth, featured in The Open Road, as he shares his unique, experimental pop-up show Postcards from America. Soth will be joined by pho...
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
  Home sales in Northwest Arkansas are booming! The NWA area is getting ready for Spring-time. With home sales and the real estate market hopping, you cant afford to let these slip. Bentonville is home to the world headquarters for Wal-mart, and the Crystal Bridges American Art Museum. With the new Arts District blooming around the Bentonville Square, living in Benton County and Washington County are the place to be. Hop on the Razorback Greenway and take in the sights!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Benton County Market is RED HOTMLS data as of today shows just over 1000 homes under contract waiting to close. Active listing number is 1491 total. Washington County...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ester Hobart MorrisThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Ester was born in Tioga County, New York back in 1814.  she was orphaned at an early age and apprenticed as a seamstress.  She also ran a successful millinery business out of her grandparents’ home.  Eight years into her millinery business she met and married Artemus.  Just three years later Artemus died and she moved to Illinois where her late husband owned property.  It was an uphill struggle as back in those days’ women were not allowed to own property.  In 1842 she married John and they moved to South City, Wyoming in 1869 to open a sa...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
15 minutes does make a difference.The other day I was headed to work around 07:00 AM that is and the drive was short and hardly no traffic.  A day later I left at 07:15 AM and it took me an additional 20 minutes to get to the office.  That brought back memories.  A few months ago I had a call about a listing we have.  I got the information from the potential buyer and called the listing agent.  No answer so I left a voice message and as you can guess no return call, after 15 minutes I made a call to another agent, left a message and no return call.  I tried it once more time with no results, so I called the potential buyer.  His response to me “When no one called me back I called another agency and talked to an agent.”  Now my policy is if I call and you do not return my call within 15 ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
James BrendanThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.James was born in Newburgh, New York in 1947 to Charles and Isabelle.  While his total biography is not yet written I can tell you a little about the man.  He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English for Manhattan College and summa cum laude for the M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University.  He took a job in advertising at J. Walter Thompson and retired in 1996.  He is better known as James Patterson a famous author.  I can tell you he cranks out books at a phenomenal rate.  I can also tell you I’ve read a couple of books by him.  Whil...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John VincentThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.John was born in Hamilton, New York back in 1903.  Hope all of you are ready for this one.  at the age of nine he learned to use a slide rule.  He graduated from Mulberry High School, get this, in only two years.  He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering for the University of Florida, being a straight A student.  Not that this was enough he earned his master’s degree in mathematics from Iowa State College in 1926 and in 1930 a Ph. D. in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He accepted a profes...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Dobri Dimitrov DobrevThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Dobri was born in Bailovo, Bulgaria back in 1914.  His father died in WWI.  He doesn’t remember his youth or school years but in 1940 he decided to marry.  I have no information as to what his wife’s name was, all I can tell you is they had four children and he has outlived two of them.  During WWII a bomb fell close to him and he lost most of his hearing.  Around 2000 he decided to donate all of his belongings to the Orthodox church.  He now lives in a very modest small extension to the Saints Cyril and Methodius parish church.  Around ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Cai LunThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Cai was born during the Qing dynasty, around 50 AD.  He served as a court eunuch from 75 AD under the rule of Emperor He of Han.  He was given several promotions during his time where in 97 AD he became an associate of Consort Deng Sui (whatever that is).  Although his formula has been lost to time can you tell me what he is most noted for?  I can tell you his invention dates back to around 105 AD.  Why he is credited for making paper, that’s right he reportedly saw paper wasps and got the idea from them.  All that’s left of the process he used is a c...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
The Real McCoyThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Elijah McCoy was born in Colchester, Ontario, Canada back in 1844 to George and Mildred.  His parents were fugitive slaves from Kentucky who escaped through the Underground Railroad.  In 1847 they returned to the US settling in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  At 15 Elijah traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland were he became a certified mechanical engineer.  When he returned to the US he could only find work as a fireman and oiler at the Michigan Central Railroad.  He worked in his home-based machine shop developing improvements and inventions.  Well not is the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Alan MathisonThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Alan was born in Maida Vale, London back in 1912 to Julius and Ethel.  It is written early in life, Alan showed signs of being a genius.  He enrolled in St. Michael’s a day school.  At the age of 6 when he first enrolled the headmistress recognized his talents.  Alan was a natural in the field of mathematics and science.  At 16 he read Newton’s law of motion.  Not only did he grasp it but he managed to deduce the answer from a text in which this was never made explicit.  Between 1931-1934 he attended King’s College, Cambridge where he gained fir...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Amalie EmmyThanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.Amalie was born in 1882 in Erlangen, Bavaria to Max and Ida.  While in school she did not stand out academically, she was near-sighted and spoke with a slight lisp.  At that time in history she was taught to cook and clean as were most girls of the time.  She pursued none of these activities but she did love to dance.  She had three brothers one was awarded a doctorate I chemistry, another one made his reputation in applied mathematics, the third one not much is known but he died at an early age due to medical complications.  I could not find wher...
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