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By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Memorial Day is upon us!  Traditionally a sign of Summer...not officially on the Calender, but for real life... to most of us Memorial Day means Summer!   I hope it means more than that to most of us.  I hope Memorial Day means more than Summer to all of us!   I remember going to the cemetary on "Decoration Day" as a kid to help decorate the graves of the people that were known to have served in the military.   Living here in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Memorial Day signals the start of Tourist season...but this is a very patriotic community and there will be several observances that are the real reason for Memorial Day.  Please take a moment or a day if you can, and focus on the sacrifices of those that gave all have given for Our country...and to protect those countries that we hold as A...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Open House ? I will be holding a house open Saturday afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm.  Not exactly earth shattering news in a Real Estate Blog.  The Home that I will be holding open is at 14 Battlefield Place.  This is a Great location just south of the town of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Most Real Estate professionals hold an Open House frequently.  I am curious if any folks have special things they do for their Open House?... When I considered doing an Open House I called the seller and asked if she would allow me to do it.  She was happy to allow the Open House and went on to tell me that she would be out of the home and her dogs would be as well!  Great news for me. Potential buyers are always more comfortable when the seller is out of the house, and it is just plain smart to have the family pe...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Slower Pace of Life is what you will find here in the beautiful Mountain Home area of North Arkansas.  I forget sometimes what a difference it can make for folks...Slower Pace of Life.  I bumped into a past client that had purchased a home through me a couple years ago.  I almost did not recognize him.  His whole demeanor has changed.  He had a calm about hime, a peace.  He was the one that brought it up. He told me that the change of environment probably had saved his life... I thought he was puffing, but it became clear after visiting a bit that he was being very open and totally believed what he was telling me. We all have to make a living and sometimes we get caught up in the rut of doing so.  I am so happy that my client had been able to take control of his life and has found first...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Flyfishing annual Sowbug Roundup Starts tomorrow here in beautiful Mountain Home, Arkansas.  The Flyfishing annual Sowbug Roundup will be held at The Baxter County Fairgrounds.  The activities will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  Admission will be $5 for adults to attend all 3 days of the event!  Can you imagine... $5!  Young people 12 and under are free! A complete list of Sowbug Roundup activites can be found at www.northarkansasflyfisher.org/SBSeminar.html.  The organization is mostly older folks, so they have made a real effort to involve young people in the sport.  The event was planned and is being held during Spring Break for local school systems and young people have been encouraged to attend. It is expected that the Flyfish...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Golden Eagle Banquet to be help Friday March 9th, 2012.  The Golden Eagle Banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 605 W. 6th Street at 6:00 pm here in Mountain Home, Arkansas.        This is an annual event is designed to recognize local community Leaders while being a strong fund raiser for the Westark Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The program this year will honor Calvin Czeschin of Mountain Home, AR for his outstanding contributions as a community leader, businessman and philanthropist.  As a Boy Scout, Mr. Czeschin attained the rank of Eagle Scout and has been a proponent and supporter of of the values and lessons learned while a Boy Scout. I am proud to say that My son, Bobby howard will be speaking on what Scouting has meant in his life.  Bobby's brother C...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Southern Cruisers Riders Club chooses Mountain Home Arkansas for it's National Cruisin for a Cure National Convention!   I just happen to be a Rider...any of you that follow my blog have seen photos from rides, and maybe even me on my Cruiser.  I am not a member of The Southern Cruisers Riding Club...I may be by the end of the weekend! I am proud that they saw fit to come to Mountain Home for their National Ride Convention.  This is a huge Riding Club.  The Club Charity is St. Judes Hospital and of course The Ride is called ....Ride For the Cure!   A Great Cause for sure!  I wanted to post their flyer/ and photos/ banners etc... but was unable to get permission so I will post a link to their website.   If You are within a day or two ride of North Central Arkansas this weekend...Check it...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Center of Hope Charity Dog Show, Mountain Home, Arkansas,  All Proceeds to benefit Ozark Center of Hope!  This should be a really fun event for all of us Animal Lovers! The Center of Hope Charity Dog Show will be held at The Mountain Home High School right here in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  When.....?  October 1st!  All entries must be in by September 15th!   The Admission is reasonable....$2.00 for students and $5.00 for Adults. I Love living in Mountain Home!  There is always doing something to help Others!  Come out and help!
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Obedience and Rally Trials for dogs.  You may have noticed that I did say it was for dogs...I do not want any confusion here with my spouse.  I can see her signing me up and bringing Mocha the Chocolate Lab along to watch the fun and games. Seriously...There will be an Obedience and Rally Trials for dogs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The Rally hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with the location being at The Baxter County Fairgrounds right here in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The Entry is $2 per person or $5 for a family.  There are no Strollers permitted and no unregistered dogs are allowed in.  The proceeds from this event are to benefit the Ozark Center of Hope.  I am sure this will be a fun event for the Dogs, the owners and the specators...Obedience and Rally Trials for dogs!
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Make a Difference Benefit Ride is today!  Century 21 LeMac Realty, partners with First Security Bank and Abate to Sponsor and organize  the Second annual Make a Difference Benefit Ride.  This event, Ride, brings attention to and raised money to pay for the Local Backpack Food program. School age children are given food in a backpack to insure that they have food so that they can concentrate on school and life rather than being hungry. We had 120 Riders last year in 95 degree heat riding to raise money for the kids, and epect to have 200 or more in 100 degree heat this year!   First Security Bank fires up their grills and provides hotdogs, chips, and cold water for all participants.  Abate (Arkansas Bikers Aim Towards Education) is a group of Bikers that care about kids and have embraced...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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The T-Buckets are coming!  The T-Buckets are headed to Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Spirit Industries which builds T-Bucket cars and other Hot Rods sponsors The Bash... Buckethead Bash every year here in this beautiful Ozark Hill town. This is the 6th year for the event here in Mountain Home.  The T-Buckets started rolling into town last weekend and will continue coming in throughout the week.  The drivers/owners spend most of the week cruising through the beautiful Ozark hills enjoying the scenery....as well as enjoying being seen! Dust off your hot rod and come on in!  The T-Buckets are coming!  The event does have a website, so check it out!
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Encouraging News!  I am certainly encouraged by the recent news on existing sales that I read yesterday.  The numbers reported looked good...not great, but good.                         The news I read today about Pending Sales Looked even Brighter!!!   The American, and probably Canadien, People need to be able to feel good about the largest investment that most people will ever make. It amused me the other day when I saw a T.V. news report stating that rents are creeping up as people did not choose to purchase real estate....did they think rents would go down?  Here in the Mountain Home, Arkansas area the Real Estate Market is certainly better than it was a year ago.  I hope that your market is receiving Encouraging News!
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Century 21 LeMac Realty sponsors Races tonight at North Central Arkansas Speedway, Show Me Late Models!  We will have Fun at the Races tonight!  The boss says...Let's go have some fun and she is Sponsoring the Races! The Show Me Late Models will be Racing at North Central Arkansas Speedway which is located at Flippin, Arkansas just 16 miles West of Mountain Home!  The gates open at 6:00 pm with the races starting at 8:00 pm.  We will have some Dale Earnhardt stuff to raffle off to raise money for the Food Pantries here in the Mountain Home area.   Join us for the fun!  
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Red White Blue Festival at Mountain Home, Arkansas.  This event has grown and prospered over the years and has really become a premier event for this part of the Ozarks!                          The fun starts with the Red White Blue Festival at Mountain Home, Arkansas parade Friday evening at 5:30 through downtown Mountain Home.  Immediately following the Parade will be Music on the Square which is free for everyone and there will be vendors for food and drinks.  If a movie is more your thing...You are in luck as there will be a free movie at Arkansas State University Mountain Home campus starting at 9:45. If all that is too tame....There will be the Red White & Blue Rodeo Featuring Chicks-n-Spurs Drill Team.  The Rodeo will be held at the Mountain Home Saddle Club Arena at the Baxter ...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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National Open House...1408 Cresswell, Mountain Home, Arkansas 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by John Howard  This will be the first time I have participated in the National Open House...Several of the Agents here at Century 21 LeMac Realty will be focusing on Homes located in and around Mountain Home, Arkansas   The home I am featuring is in Indian Creek subdivision here in Mountain Home.  What a beautiful setting.  Nestled on 7/10 of an acre this 3 Bedroom Ranch has been completely re-done.  New Windows, New Hardwood flooring and new carpet, new Kitchen!  and even new siding!  Not just for sale...It is On Sale!  Only $159,900 National Open House...1408 Cresswell, Mountain Home, Arkansas 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by John Howard  Stop by for...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Enjoying The Ozarks on 2 Wheels this past weekend.  Our oldest son was in town for the holiday weekend and it made a great excuse to get out and Ride!                         We rode with him yesterday as he made his way back home to central Arkansas.  The Dam in the photo is The Norfork Dam which is on the North Fork River and was built by the Army Corp of Engineers in the late 1940s. The reason for the water release is that the Lake is at flood level.  The Lake is open and people are enjoying fun on the water.  The Rivers are also open to fishermen (people) as well as boaters. For Enjoying The Ozarks on 2 Wheels The Mountain Home area offers some of the best scenery and riding roads in the country!  Oh,....The views are pretty from a car too.
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Memorial Day, What is it to You?  I was raised in the Mid-West and then here in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  A Holiday like Memorial Day is important to most of the people that I know.  My Dad, Duane Howard, served Our country during The Korean Conflict.  Officially a Police Action.  Thousands of Americans Served and paid the ultimate price fighting for their country.  My dad was by his own statement, a lucky man.  He served in Korea, and came home to start a family.  Memorial Day, What is it to You? There will be parades for the holiday, and there will be flags.  Here in the Twin Lakes Areaof the Ozarks, it seems to be the Official Kick Off to the summer boating season.  I Love playing on Lake Norfork or Bull Shoals Lake.  I sincerely hope that everyone has a great time...full of picnics,...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Weather... part...#*$@#*  Wow,  We have been so fortunate here in Mountain Home, Arkansas to not be facing a major clean-up from a Tornado or a Major Flood.   The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has had to open the flood gates on both dams....Yes We have 2 big beautiful lakes here...both man made, both originally constructed in late 40's and early 50's for flood control and as economic stimulus programs. The White River is accepting 55,000 cubic feet per second of water.  This is a record for Bull Shoals Lake and the White River.  Home owners along the River are of course concerned.  So far, We have escaped any structural flooding.  Hopefully the rains that we have been experiencing will slack off...We need to dry out for a bit. Weather... part...#*$@#*  I hate to gripe...We could be dealin...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Troop 156 Boy Scouts of America, Court of Honor 5/24/11 at 6:00 pm at First United Methodist Church on West 6th Street.  These young men have worked hard to earn merit badges, do community service projects, go camping, and earn Rank Advancements.  The Church is on the West North West side of Mountain Home, Arkansas                                                     They are taught and shown how to do things.  They are asked to show that they know how to do things or know the information that they are required to learn.  Then they are rewarded!  Tonight will be the Reward! Troop 156 has consistently over the last 3 years been awarded for having the highest rate of advancements within the troop for Ozark District!  That is quite an accomplishment.  This Troop is focused on being a Boy le...
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Dodged a bullet again in North Arkansas...Our thoughts and Prayers are with the folks in and around Joplin Missouri.  A monster tornado ripped through Joplin Mo. last evening approx 6:00 pm.   Currently they are saying that 89 dead and hundreds still missing.  The tornado hit St. John's Hospital in Joplin, they only had 5 minutes notice to move people to shelter. As is normal in the mid-west, and The Ozarks,  The survivors are pulling together to help the living cope with this disaster and tend to the dead.   The storm was on the ground for at least 6 miles and left a trail of destruction. Here in Northern Arkansas we got torrential rain and severe thunderstorms through the night but we are thankful that we have Dodged a bullet again in North Arkansas.
By John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614
(Century 21 LeMac Realty)
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Bass Tournament to benefit Children's Homes, Inc. Saturday June 4, Norfork Lake, Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Children's Homes was founded in 1955, to provide Christian homes for abused and neglected children.  They provide foster care and adoptive care, placing children with Christian families. The Bass Tournament to benefit Children's Homes, Inc. Saturday June 4, Norfork Lake, Mountain Home, Arkansas will help to provide funding for the program as they do not take any government funding.   The Tournament is being held on beautiful Norfork Lake just outside of Mountain Home, Arkansas.  The registration begins at 6:00a.m. with the Tournament going off at 7:00 a.m. and running till 3:00 p.m.  The cost is only $75 per boat with two team members in a boat.  First Prize is $1000,  Second Prize...

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