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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Disfarmer type picture of young boys.This delightful picture was contributed by Anita Hart Fuller who found it in the things that her mother, Corinne Hart, had saved.  It has names on the back.  John Cantwell, Graham Patton.  It does not say which is which, however.  And one of them looks like a girl and they both look as if they are happy and having fun.  I remember a John Cantwell who lived in Searcy and was once a real estate agent in the same office that I worked in.  I think the taller one in this picture is John.  Now lets discuss Disfarmer, the now-famous photographer who lived in Heber Springs.  His subjects were like this in that they had on clothes that might be dirty and wrinkled.  If you are not familiar with Disfarmer, google him and read a fascinating history of the man.  ...
By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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The Legend Of Pappy Ferguson   Before I get to the train robbery, I need to set you up with a shorter story.  I was told this story by  my next door neighbor, and it came up as my wife and I were visiting and spotted a black snake on a bush next to the patio.    I knew that the snake was harmless but my neighbor was horrified and related the time that she had been outside, for what she thought was a short period of time, and figured it would be ok to leave the sliding glass door to the den open, not thinking that anyone or anything would get in unnoticed.   Well..................   She said that about an hour after she came back inside, she saw a "big black snake" on the mantle above the fireplace.  My question to her was the obvious, "what did you do"?  Her terse, triumphant reply was ...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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In the classic movie “The Sound of Music” Julie Andrews sings the oft-parodied "My Favorite Things". Personally, “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens” don’t find a place on my list, but what I do identify with is the simplicity of the things named. We seem to strive for the grandiose, but it’s usually the simple things in life that bring us real joy. One of “my favorite things” is a nearly daily occurrence on the Little Red River. It’s the river mist, a fog that forms almost daily throughout much of the year in the early morning and late afternoon. A simple thing, I know, but it’s beautiful. Sitting in the mist while you’re trout fishing, you sometimes can’t see more than a few feet past the end of the boat. The Old Testament speaks ...
By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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The Little Red River From A Buyers Perspective   Part Eight: The Best Place For You       I was with a client recently looking at riverfront property, talking about the usual things; good places to fish, wadable and dockable waters, ease of river access, the distance to the hospital...........What??????????   It never occurred to me that the time it takes to get to the hospital would be a consideration for picking the perfect spot on the river.  Then it occurred to me what a first class hospital we have here in the Baptist Medical Health Center-Heber Springs.    The hospital moved into a new 60,000 square foot facility in June of 2007.  The new facility includes an expanded ER, OR, outpatient clinic and in-house MRI services.  Ed Lacy, vice-president and hospital administrator is especi...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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One of the great things about being a real estate professional in a resort community is that there are times you can engage in outdoor recreation and still call it "work". As my colleague Howard Calhoun says, sometimes it’s like being a professional golfer. This was one of those times. We had been brainstorming about ways to provide useful information to people visiting our area and came up with the idea of doing a series on basic trout fishing techniques. Trout fishing on the Little Red River is something that I did with my dad from a young age. Now that I’m pushing 40, I do the same with my own kids. Our first video, “Trout Fishing 101,” is the most basic approach for catching trout and it’s probably the best way to go if you have small children that aren’t yet skilled enough to work ...
By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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The Little Red River From A Buyer's Perspective   Part Seven:  The Best Spot For You.      I get a lot of questions from clients as to where is the best spot on the river.  Having navigated the river's first 29 miles, I can honestly say that I like all of it.     If you know what you really want out of the resource, the decision may not be as difficult.  If you are a sho'nuff fly fisherman, you might not need a boat dock and would like to be able to just wade in from your back yard.  There are spots on the Little Red where one can do just that.      One should not expect to pay a premium for a lot on skinny water, or for that matter, for a lot on the river that is dockable.  A dock with a slip certainly gives you more options, depending on just where on the river it is located, but bein...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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Normally in real estate, the term "red lining" is a bad thing. It refers to the practice of denying (or increasing the cost of) services to certain areas. The term originally came from the practice of marking a red line on a map to delineate areas where banks would not lend. However, the “red line” on water front property on Greers Ferry Lake is something different altogether.   Many people familiar with the US Army Corps of Engineers project known as Greers Ferry Lake understand the “white line”. It is the “fee taking line” where private property ends and the government property consisting of the lake and its surrounding real estate begin. Fewer people, though, have an understanding of the “red line”.   The red line refers to the flowage easement up to 491’ above sea level. Normal pool...
By Larry Brinkley, Arkansas Real Estate Broker in Conway, Arkansas
(KELLER WILLIAMS Realty)
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By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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Part Five:  The Best Spot For You Well, up until about a week ago the dam had been running continuously for weeks with at least a half a generator online.  Problem:  Not enough dissolved oxygen in the water to sustain the needs of the fish.  This was caused by the record levels of water in the Greers Ferry Lake.  Besides the continuous generation to stir things up, Game and Fish was not stocking Rainbows upstream of Jon's Pocket.  Their thinking was that it would stress current stock plus the stockers they were adding with the dissolved O2 being so low. Drift fishing was still good, but of course, wading was, for the most part, not an option.  This situation has passed for now, and as I was inspecting a great little cabin down on Mossy Shoals I encountered a guide in the river with a co...
By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Part Four: The Best Spot For You       There was an article recently in the Little Rock and the Memphis paper about the Little Red River and how the river was still "swollen from recent rains".  That is not exactly the case.  They have been running two generators 24/7 for the last several weeks to lower the lake levels from flood stage to normal pool as a result from the spring rains, but the river is always at these levels when the dam is operating both units.   There have been 12 boats sunk this sum...
By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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                             The Little Red River From A Buyer's Prospective                                                                                                                                                              Part Three: The Best Spot For You Well enough about canoeing.Let's talk about fishing.  Slam dunk, if you are a fly fisherman you are going to be interested in a spot close to one of the shoals.  There are a lot of folks up here that literally just step into the river from their property and they are on their favorite spot.One does not have to have property on a shoal to be wading quickly.   A short boat ride is all it takes to get from deep water to skinny water and the same is true for a short ride in the car.  There is good fly fishing available at the p...
By Howard Calhoun
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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                             The Little Red River From A Buyer's Prospective                                                                                                                                                              Part Two: The Best Spot For You Let's stay on the subject of canoeing for just another installment in this series.  One does not see a lot of canoes on the Little Red River.  The rapids are few and far between and the ones that are there not too exciting.  A couple of places are so shallow that you have to use your paddle to pole your way off of the skinny water.  Other places, like between Beach Island and Cow Shoals, above Lobo Landing, and the stretch that is about two miles below Pangburn, are so wide and deep that the river has no discernable current a...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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Well, I didn't completely skip work.  I worked from home with laptop and cell phone and actually made it to the office for a few hours late in the day.  But this morning we had snow.  I know, I know... you northerners don't see what the big deal is.  You think it's ridiculous that our schools shut down and everyone raids all the milk, bread, & eggs at the local grocery when we see a couple of flakes.  Maybe it is ridiculous.  But we don't usually get more than one or two snows a year... and you should see the looks on my childrens' faces when we do.  It's like Christmas to them.  Someday when I'm laying on my deathbed, I won't wish that I spent more hours at the office.  But I'll treasure the memories of being with those I love.  There are a lot of real estate agents out there... but my...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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Below is a short video tour that I put together of our beautiful lake and river.  Take a look.  You'll want to visit! Boyd Andersonwww.heberspringsrealestate.com Main 501-362-5868 Cell 501-206-8845 Dir 501-206-8845   Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Area Real Estate   Heber Springs, a poplar recreation and relocation community, was developed around Greers Ferry Lake, a 40,000 acre reservoir that boasts year-round conditions suitable for boating, fishing and hunting. From the Greers Ferry Dam begin the cold waters of the Little Red River which boasts a 40 pound, 4-ounce world record brown trout caught in 1992. Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River are located in the foothills of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains.  Click to View Show   Details   Contact Info Boyd Anderson Main 501-36...
By Kathy Bryan
(Crye-Leike Brock Real Estate)
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Heber Springs, AR.....why live here?   This wonderful town is off the beaten path, located on Greer's Ferry Lake in the foothills of the Ozarks.  It is a great little community offering an awesome place to raise a family, a sweet town to retire to, and a fun place for singles.  The people are beyond friendly and very welcoming.  In Heber Springs you will find superb schools, relevant places of worship, and a sense of community away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.If you love boating, skiing, fishing, sandy beaches or scuba diving you will LOVE the pristine blue-green waters of Greers Ferry Lake.  If you think fishing, canoeing, or kayaking is where it's at, you will LOVE the Little Red River.  It's cold waters are home to world-class trout and many other game fish.  Main Stre...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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  While most of my water front buyers usually buy on Greers Ferry Lake, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider the Little Red River as an alternative.  Of course, if you're more interested in trout fishing than water-skiing, that's a no-brainer.  But other reasons may include:Greers Ferry Lake is a Corps of Engineers project. The property line for "lake front" property actually only goes to the white line, which means you can't clear trees past that point.  The effect is that many lake front homes have little or no view of the water.  River front property is completely different.  In most cases, the property line actually goes to the middle of the river.  River front homes typically have wide open views of the water.With a few rare exceptions, the shoreline policy of Greer...
By Boyd Anderson, Life is better at the lake!
(Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate)
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Shopping for lake front property on Greers Ferry Lake is often an educational process for buyers.  Commonly the first questions out of a buyer's mouth is, "What about installing a boat dock?" or, "Can I clear trees to open up the view of the lake?"  While there are a few properties around the lake that have private docks, they are by far the exception to the rule and the Corps of Engineers is unlikely to issue more permits in the future.  Also, a large number of lake homes do not actually have a view because of the trees and other vegetation that surround the lake.  The main difference between a Corps of Engineers lake such as Greers Ferry, and most other lakes, is that the Corps actually owns ALL of the 276-mile boundary around the lake.  (From that perspective it could be argued that ...

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