Fort Smith, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Simeon Magruder Levy was born in Pennsylvania back in 1774 to Andrew and Susanna.  The family moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1799.  In 1793, he enlisted in the United States Army as a sergeant and distinguished himself at the Battle of Maumee Rapids in 1794.  For his actions his Captain Benjamin Lockwood recommended Levy as a cadet in the newly founded United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.Levy entered the academy in 1801, there was only one other cadet in the class and he came in second upon graduation.  Levy served as an instructor at West Point then as an engineer at Fort James Jackson and Fort Wilkinson, Georgia.  He fell ill in 1805 and resigned his commission, he died two year later.What you may not know about Levy is that he was the first Jewish graduate for the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Frederick Libby was born in Sterling, Colorado back in 1891.  Not much is known about his early childhood, but he was roping pronghorn at the age of ten.  In 1904, he moved to the Indian Territory to work as a horse broker.  In 1910, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona working as a cowboy. He was living in Canada when WWI started working as a chauffeur.  He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1915, assigned to the motor transport division for the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  he served in France before he volunteered to join the Royal Flying Corps, becoming an observer with the 23rd Squadron.  On his first day of training it was machine gun practice in the morning, and flight status that afternoon.  On his very first combat mission which was on his birthday he scored his first victory.  Back the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Lanoe George Hawker was born in Hampshire, England back in 1890 to Henry and Julia.  He was sent to the Stubbington House School at eleven and to the Royal Nave College in Dartmouth.  From there he entered the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich joining the Royal Engineers as an officer cadet.  He developed a keen interest in flying and was awarded Aviator’s Certificate No. 435 by the Royal Aero Club.  He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1913 being posted the Cork Harbor with the 33rd Fortress Company, three days before Britain entered into World War I.In 1914, he was in France as a captain with No. 6 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.  In 1915, while flying a reconnaissance mission he was wounded by ground fire.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for attaching a German zeppelin...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ellen Church was born in Cresco, Iowa back in 1904.  She graduated from Cresco High School.  After graduation she addended the University of Minnesota graduating with a degree in nursing.  After graduation, she worked at a San Francisco hospital.  Not only was she a registered nurse, she also was a licensed pilot.  She was hired by Boeing Air Transport in 1930.  She was expected to attend to the passengers, help with hauling luggage, fueling and assisting pilots to push the aircraft into hangars.  At the time her salary was very good at $125.00 a month.  She was involved in an automobile accident that ended her career just 18 months into it.  During WWII she served in the Army Nurse Corps as a captain and flight nurse.  A horse-riding accident ended her life in 1965, she was 60.What you...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Bennet Kouwenhoven was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1886.  I don’t have any data about his childhood, however the attended the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn where he received his BA in electrical engineering.  In 1907, he received his MS in mechanical engineering.  In 1910, he moved to Germany to study at the Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule earing his doctorate in engineering in 1913.In 1914, he was hired as a professor at Johns Hopkins, by 1919 he was an associate professor, being promoted to full professor in 1930.  In 1938, he was promoted to Dean of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Engineering retiring in 1954.  He was awarded the Edison Medal and the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award.  He died in 1975, he was 89.What you may not know about William ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ancel Benjamin Keys was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado back in 1904 to Benjamin and Carolyn.  In 1906, the family moved to San Francisco, then to Berkeley.  He left school taking odd jobs, one was shoveling bat guano in Arizona and a powder monkey in a Colorado mine.  He eventually finished his secondary education and was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley in 1922.He graduated with a B.A. in economics and political science in 1925, and a M.S. in zoology in 1928.  In 1930, he received his Ph.D. in oceanography and biology.  After graduation he taught at Harvard University, in 1936, he earned a second Ph.D. in physiology.  He studied fish to estimate the weight of fish from their length. Later he would conduct studies at different heights in the Andes.  During WWII, he...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
James J. Kenney was born in in San Francisco, California back in 1869 to James and Nellie. In 1871, the family moved to East Bay.  After the death of his father he was taken in by an aunt Sarah.  She died in 1882, when another aunt Elizabeth, he lived with her and two of her brothers in a small, kit-built cottage on Addison Street.He joined the local volunteer fire company.  He was elected chief of the association of Berkeley volunteer fire companies. In 1916, he drove to a fire at the El Dorado Oil Works.  A few blocks from the fire he hit a telephone pole, disabling the vehicle.  He ran the rest of the way on foot.  After being forced to retreat from the hat and smoke he collapsed on the sidewalk.  He was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, he never recovered.What you may not know about Jam...
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By Frank Lay and Lori Hula-Lay, HULA COUNTRY Real Estate
(HULA COUNTRY)
2019  Springtime Clean-up !!  Fort Smith, Arkansas...keeping it beautiful!!!
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By Frank Lay and Lori Hula-Lay, HULA COUNTRY Real Estate
(HULA COUNTRY)
Spring City Wide Clean-up..
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By Frank Lay and Lori Hula-Lay, HULA COUNTRY Real Estate
(HULA COUNTRY)
Your 2016 Fort Smith, AR Citywide Cleanups will be held:•Spring - Saturday, April 16, thru Saturday, April 23.Drop-off points will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: •Ward One: Grand Avenue Baptist Church, 3900 Block Grand Avenue, North Parking Lot•Ward Two: Parking Lot 1 Block East of N. 50th Street and Plum Street •Ward Three: Evans Boys Club, 6015 Boys Club Lane•Ward Four: Goldtrap Garner Boys Club, 8800 Dallas Street Household trash is gladly accepted, including appliances, carpet, and furniture. We will not, however, accept construction debris, grass, leaves, brush, hazardous or toxic waste, oil, tires, herbicides, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, paint or any other kind of liquid. Residents should have proof of residency ready to show. Lines get long on thes...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
We have had an awesome week in the Fort Smith Real Estate Market!   Fort Smith has a growing community with city officials doing everything possible to bring new businesses to our great area.  We've seen some market shifts over the last month, and our numbers are encouraging.  We are looking forward to an increase in sales by the end of the year.   Fort Smith Market Recap: Meet Your Nieghbor.   Designer Again in Downtown Fort Smith was featured and one of our great local businesses. Unlocking the Fort Smith Real Estate Market The BIGGEST and best improvements we have made to our site in 3 years.  A crisp/clean design that sets another higher standard in our area.  We've had great reviews and are sure you'll love it too! Fort Smith Real Estate Market Report October 2013 Report trends for...
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By Frank Lay and Lori Hula-Lay, HULA COUNTRY Real Estate
(HULA COUNTRY)
Dec. 9th 2011, 9am-3pm Fort Smith, AR convention Center to prepare 13,000 wreaths for National Cemetery. Everyone is welcome,  Dec 10th, 2011 9am Families Only, 10 am Public to lay wreaths on gravesites at Fort Smith, Arkansas National Cemetery..A small way to honor Our Heros.. never Forgotten..
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By Elizabeth King, ABR,CRS
(King Realty Group)
 Forty Three local eatery's participated in the 23rd annual Taste of Fort Smith. For a nominal $15 entrancee fee, attendees could eat themselves silly at any and all of the restaurants, bakeries, and caterers. The selection of purveyors ranged from long time Fort Smith favorites like Rolondo's, Harps, and Sweet Bay, to relative newcomers Cara's, Imajerk Barbeque, and Sweet Boutique.   Sponsored by Fort Smith's Altrusa International chapter, the $15 entrance fee went to several local charitable organizations such as Literacy Council of Western Arkansas, Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy, Fort Smith Public Library, Next Step Day Room, CASA of Crawford County and Community Dental Clinic. Hoping to raise $20,000 this year, Altrusa has given back to local community organizations over ...
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By Elizabeth King, ABR,CRS
(King Realty Group)
Thorough discussion is currently underway among the city directors, other city officials, and the citizens of Fort Smith regarding the possible future development of the riverfront area along the bank of the Arkansas River in Downtown Fort Smith. No other city of our size in the country has as much undeveloped riverfront area as Fort Smith, and some key city players think that should change. Perhaps the most notable item included in the riverfront development plan that was pitched and pushed by consultants last December is a $20 million baseball stadium that would host independent league games as well as some local high school and college games.  In addition to the baseball stadium, the development would also include other attractions such as a "boutique" hotel , condos, and a retiremen...
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By Elizabeth King, ABR,CRS
(King Realty Group)
The Fort Smith, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, with the help Philip Merry and a host of volunteers from the community, successfully donned over 12,000 headstones at the Fort Smith National Cemetery with beautiful Christmas wreaths each featuring dark green leaves and a red bow. The idea was evidently a brain-child of the head of the Education and Quality of Place Committee for the Fort Smith Chamber of Comnmerce, Philip Merry. The understanding at the time of this writing is that Fort Smith is the only cemetery other than Arlington National Cemetery that is honoring its Veterans by putting the Christmas Wreaths on each of the headstones. There will be a candlelight vigil Monday, December 14, at 5:30 pm, for friends, family, and the community. Wreaths will remain until volunteers return J...
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
10206 Meandering Way, Ft. Smith has got the value in the location you've been looking for in the Ft. Smith Real Estate Market! This beautiful home will be open September 13, 2009 from 1 to 3 p.m. Features: Priced at $139,500 Seller will pay up to $2,000 of buyers closing costs with acceptable offer! 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms 2,414 square ft. appr. For Additional information about this home and any other in the Ft. Smith Real Estate Market, click here.
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By Ray Nellum, Fort Smith Real Estate
(Envision Real Estate Group, LLC.)
If you are buying or selling real estate in the Ft. Smith Real Estate Market, you really need to stay on top of recently sold properties with the Ft. Smith area! There's way too much negative information about our market, and some of those statistics are based on a national average and not the average within the Ft. Smith Real Estate market. You need to know the facts about the Ft. Smith Real Estate market, and it's my job to keep you informed. This Ft. Smith Real Estate Market Report covers homes sold July 2009 and covers the entire Sebastian County Residential Sold homes. Homes sold: 136 Average List price: $136,540 Average Sold price: $131,195 Average Days on Market: 122 days The graph below breaks down homes sold and the price ranges. This image will give you an opportunity to see w...
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By Elizabeth King, ABR,CRS
(King Realty Group)
September 26, 2000, FCA will be hosting the 2nd annual River Valley Run. This year a half marathon will be added to the 5K. TIME:Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8:00 a. m.LOCATION:Both the 5K run and the Half Marathon will be held on Fort Chaffee Redevelopment land. Check-in will begin at 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Veterans Avenue and Fort Smith Blvd. (directly across from ESPN Radio on Hwy. 255) DIRECTIONS TO RACE: If you are coming in from Interstate 40, take the I-540 exit to Fort Smith, take exit #11 at Zero to the east. Follow Zero to Veterans Avenue and turn right. Parking is available there. REGISTRATION:REGISTER ONLINE:To register online, go to www.rivervalleyrun.org. The cut-off will be midnight, September 22, 2009. Late fees go into effect at that time.REGISTER BY MAIL:Cl...
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