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  • My name is Clyde Packer and I’d like to take you on a “virtual” tour of the Mountain Home area.
  • It’s easy to see why Arkansas is called the Natural State.
  • There are even more reasons to move to the Mountain Home area. Call me to hear about them.
  • Baxter County has the highest percentage of retirees – 33.9 percent.
  • Mountain Home is the largest town in the area, with just over 11,000 friendly folks living within the city limits.
  • Have I mentioned our mild climate?
  • These temperatures & rainfall averages have been calculated over a 30 year period.
  • In Arkansas, you’re just a “stone’s throw” from many major cities, including Dallas, Memphis and Tulsa.
  • Winter, spring, summer and fall – Arkansas has it all!
  • Bull Shoals is a deep mountain lake, providing electric power and unlimited recreation.
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  • A total of 8 generators at the Bull Shoals Dam have a total rated capacity of 361,000 kilowatts.
  • It’s always fishing season on Lake Norfork (as well as Bull Shoals).
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  • Lake Norfork Dam currently has 2 generators, with a total rated capacity of 70,000 kilowatts.
  • The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission manages the Norfork National Fish Hatchery, located below Norfork Dam. For more information, check out their website www.agfc.com
  • In addition to fishing at Dry Run Creek, you will marvel at one of nature’s mysteries when you watch trout “jumping the falls” to spawn in late October & early November.
  • There are several public access areas along the White River.
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  • Plenty of trout are waiting for you in the North Fork River.
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  • The Buffalo River is a free-flowing, warm water stream that became the 1 st National River Park in the USA in 1972.
  • You don’t have to venture far to find activities and events that suit your lifestyle.
  • Can you believe there are over 200 clubs and organizations in Baxter County? Call me to see if there’s a club or organization that matches your “area of interest”.
  • The Mountain Home area offers 3 golf courses. Big Creek Golf Course has earned a 5-star rating by Golf Digest. Only 16 golf courses nationwide received this top honor in 2004.
  • The Average of 3 minutes vs. a national average of 30 minutes. Average of 3 minutes vs. a national average of 30 minutes. Average of 3 minutes vs. a national average of 30 minutes. The average police response time is 3 minutes versus a national average of 30 minutes.
  • Baxter Regional Medical Center serves a 14-county area in northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri.
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  • Mountain Home students continually score above state and national averages.
  • Seven associate degrees and 4 certificates are available to students at the University here.
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  • How long will it take you to read 75,000 books?
  • The Van Matre Senior Center is located in beautiful Cooper Park.
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  • The economy of Mountain Home and Baxter County is strong and continues to grow.
  • You can easily enjoy several hours in Mountain Home area parks.
  • What’s your favorite restaurant? There’s probably one in Mountain Home or soon to be!
  • While maintaining its small town atmosphere, Mountain Home continues to grow, with many choices to fill your shopping needs.
  • Are you dreaming of a home on the golf course, or a cottage in the country? Just let me know the type of home you’re looking for, and I’ll help you find it!
  • Mountain Home offers many religious choices.
  • Mountain Home is served by the Baxter County Regional Airport.
  • Call me for information on special rates.
  • A sculpture in Veterans’ Square by a local artist portrays a moment in a soldier’s life.
  • Our area has a LOT to offer.
  • It’s easy to find more information – just click on a link if you are currently online.
  • Call me if you need more information.
  • Did you know Arkansas was part of the Louisiana Purchase?
  • Our town was renamed Mountain Home in 1857. It was originally known as Rapps Barren.
  • Location, location, location. There are many to choose from!
  • I’d like to help you find your Dream Home.
  • Choosing your realtor is probably the most important home-buying decision you will make.
  • Call me for more details and an informative brochure.
  • I am an Accredited Buyers Representative. I’ll show you properties that YOU want to see.
  • Here are my professional qualifications.
  • Call me with any questions you may have about “Who Pays What?”
  • Our new office is open. Come by and check out “Window Talk”, our exclusive “Home Buying Information” available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Then let me know your preferences, and I’ll show you the homes that will suit your wants and needs.
  • Call me soon! I’m ready to welcome you home – to Mountain Home!

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  • 1. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer
  • 2. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Welcome to Mountain Home, Gateway to the Clyde Packer Executive Broker
  • 3. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The Mountain Home area is a great place to relax and enjoy the “Natural State”
  • 4. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Top 10 Reasons to Move to Arkansas excerpt from Arkansas Retirement & Relocation Guide 1. Arkansas has the friendliest people. … known for its “Southern Hospitality” 2. Arkansas is affordable. ..compared to other states, Arkansas is one of the most inexpensive places to live 3. Arkansas has natural beauty. …crystal clear streams, glistening lakes, mountain ranges, rich green valleys…. 4. Arkansas has a comfortable climate. ....mild and enjoyable climate with long fall and spring seasons 5. Arkansas is in the center of it all. … located in mid-america, you won’t be too far from your out-of-state family & friends 6. Arkansas abounds in outdoor activities. ….fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking, caving, rock climbing, just to name a few 7. Arkansas has a spirit of volunteerism. …many retirees and others enjoy donating their time to organizations & worthy causes 8. Arkansas is a safe place to live. ….there just isn’t much crime in the Arkansas communities where people retire or relocate 9. Arkansas is a land of opportunity. …many retirees and others find Arkansas full of opportunities to work and continue learning 10. Arkansas has great health care facilities. …top-notch medical care with over 100 hospitals, & more than 4,000 physicians
  • 5. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Demographics - Retirees in Arkansas 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0% 40.0% Baxter Sharp Van Buren Cleburne Izard Marion Garland Fulton Montgomery Stone Arkansas ranks 9th in the United States for the net number of relocating retirees. There are 10 Arkansas counties with the greatest percentages of residents over 60. Most of the counties contain retirement villages or cities highly saturated with retirees. Arkansas Total Population: 2,673,400 60+ Population: 491,409 (19.4%)
  • 6. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Demographics Population Baxter County…….41,513 Mountain Home……….12,488 Gassville…………….......2,078 Cotter………………..……..970 Lakeview……………..……741 Norfork……………..….…..511 Salesville…………..….…...437 Big Flat………………...…...105 Marion County…...16,140 Bull Shoals……………..2,000 Flippin……………...…...1,357 Yellville………………….1,312 Summit……………………586 Pyatt………………………253 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 Mountain Home Cotter Norfork Big Flat 0 500 1000 1500 2000 Bull Shoals Flippin Yellville Summit Pyatt
  • 7. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Demographics Mountain Home Climate Elevation………………800 ft. Relative Humidity…......55% Wind Speed……….11 MPH Precipitation Days……….68 Annual Snowfall……..7.6 in. Annual Rainfall……….42 in. Zero Degree Days………..0 Freezing Days…………...88 90 Degree Days…………69
  • 8. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Demographics Temperature & Rainfall 30 Year Avg. Min. Max Mean Rainfall January 24.0° 46.0° 24.0° 2.35 February 28.2° 51.4° 39.8° 2.86 March 36.1° 59.9° 48.0° 4.09 April 47.0° 71.9° 59.4° 4.40 May 55.3° 78.8° 67.1° 4.90 June 63.0° 86.3° 74.7° 4.16 July 67.4° 91.2° 79.3° 3.09 August 65.5° 90.2° 77.9° 2.62 September 58.8° 83.5° 71.1° 3.68 October 47.0° 74.0° 60.5° 2.88 November 36.4° 59.9° 48.2° 3.85 December 25.8° 50.2° 39.5° 3.19 Yearly Average 46.5° 70.3° 58.4° 42.07
  • 9. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer How to Find Us Arkansas, Little Rock……..150 California, Los Angeles…1,847 Illinois, Chicago………..…..577 Iowa, Des Moines…………510 Florida, Orlando…….……..955 Louisiana, New Orleans…..576 Minnesota, Minneapolis.….825 Missouri, Branson……..….. 87 Missouri, Springfield……….110 Nebraska, Omaha………....533 Ohio, Cincinnati…...…651 Oklahoma, Tulsa….…237 Oklahoma, Ok.City.....372 Tennessee, Memphis.195 Texas, Dallas…….…..545 Miles to Mountain Home from… ♦
  • 10. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The Sunrises and Sunsets are Gorgeous…… And there are Four Spectacular Seasons PLUS a Mild Climate so you can enjoy the Outdoors ALL YEAR LONG
  • 11. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Nearby Bull Shoals Lake offers a paradise for fishermen and water sports enthusiasts of all kinds. The outstanding fishing on Bull Shoals Lake has included 5 state record bass catches and lots of trophy-size walleyes !
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  • 13. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Bull Shoals Lake & Dam, Facts & Figures Information courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bull Shoals Dam is on the White River 7 miles north of Cotter, Arkansas. There are 6,036 square miles of drainage area above the dam. The lake is one of 4 multiple-purpose projects constructed in the upper White River Basin for flood control and power generation. It also offers many excellent recreational opportunities. The dam was started in 1947 and completed in 1951. The powerhouse and switchyard were completed in 1953. Commercial generation began in 1952. With installation of the final 2 generating units in December 1963, construction was completed at a cost of about $86 million. Lake Elevations, feet above MSL: Top of flood control pool….…695 Top of conservation pool…....654 Surface area of lake, acres: At top of flood contral pool….71,240 At top of conservation pool…..45,440 Storage capacities, acre ft: Flood control 2.36 million Power drawdown & dead 3.4 million Total… 5.76 million Shoreline length, miles: At top of flood control pool……1,050 At top of conservation pool……740 Dam Length, ft….2,256 Max. height above streambed, ft…256 Concrete, cubic yards…..2.1 million Spillway length, ft..808 Spillway gates (17), size in feet…40x29 Outlet conduits (16), size in feet…4x9 Elevations, feet above MSL: Top of dam…708 Spillway crest…..667 Power Development Number of Generating units…….8 Rated capacity, each unit, kilowatts:4 units at 42,750 4 units at 47,500 Installed capacity, kilowatts 361,000
  • 14. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Lake Norfork best known for its lunker striped bass fishing, offers clear, beautiful water and is a major recreation center, with many parks managed by the Corps of Engineers. Most of these parks offer camping, picnic areas, electricity, easy-access boat launching ramps, and nature trails.
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  • 16. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Lake Norfork & Dam, Facts & Figures Information courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfork Dam is located on North Fork River, at river mile 4.8, four miles northeast of Norfork, Arkansas. There are 1,806 square miles of drainage above the dam. Norfork is another one of 4 multiple-purpose projects constructed in the upper White River Basin for control of floods and generation of hydroelectric power. The project offers excellent recreational opportunities. Construction of the dam was initiated in 1941 and was completed 3 years later, while con- struction of the powerhouse and switchyard was completed in 1949. Commercial generation began in 1944. Overall construction cost of dam and powerhouse was approximately $28,600,000. Lake elevation, feet above Mean Sea Level: Top of flood-control pool 580 Top of conservation pool (Sept-April) 550 (April-Sept) 554 Shoreline length, miles: At top of flood-control pool 510 At top of conservation pool 380 Surface area of lake, acres: At top of flood-control pool 30,700 At top of conservation pool 22,000 Storage capacities, acre ft: Flood control 732,000 Power drawdown & dead 1,251,000 Lake Total 1,983,000 Dam: Length,ft 2,624 Max. height above streambed, ft: 216 Concrete in dam, cu. yards 1.5 million Length of spillway, gross ft 568 Spillway crest gates (12), size in ft 40x28 Outlet conduits (11) size in ft 4x6 Elevations, ft above MSL: Top of dam 590 Spillway crest 552 Power development: Number of generating units installed 2 Generating units to be installed in future 2 Rated capacity: each unit, kilowats 35,000 station installed capacity, kilowatts 70,000
  • 17. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Norfork National Fish Hatchery The Norfork National Fish Hatchery, located below Norfork Dam, produces approximately 961,500 Rainbow, Brown, and Cutthroat trout annually. The NFNFH distributes trout to Bull Shoals, Norfork, Greers Ferry and Beaver Tailwaters (TW), plus the Spring River and Blanchard Spring. Local (approximate) distribution for 2004: LOCATION BROWN TROUT BROOK TROUT CUTTHROAT TROUT RAINBOW TROUT TOTAL TROUT White River 100,000 12,000 75,000 1,032,475 1,219,475 North Fork River 10,000 12,000 25,000 92,295 139,295 Bull Shoals Lake 30,000 30,000 Above Photos Courtesy of AGFC Distribution chart includes trout produced at the Spring River State Fish Hatchery.
  • 18. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Dry Run Creek • Only youths under the age of 16 and mobility impaired anglers may fish Dry Run Creek (the Norfork National Fish Hatchery outflow in Baxter County) from sunrise to sunset. Mobility-impaired anglers are restricted to the pier when fishing Dry Run Creek. • One barbless treble hook may be used within the Bull Shoals seasonal brown trout catch-and-release area.
  • 19. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The White River boasts crystal clear water, magnificent vistas and unequaled rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout fishing for both fly fishing enthusiasts as well as spin casters, both young and old.
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  • 21. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The North Fork River also offers anglers some memorable catches of rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout and “brookies”. Public access areas include a variety of amenities such as full-service trout docks, camping, picnic areas, and boat launching ramps.
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  • 23. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The Awesome Buffalo National River Outstanding Scenery Natural Beauty Great Hiking Trails Canoeing Spectacular Waterfalls And ELK !
  • 24. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Resident Fishing License Information Resident Combination Sportsman’s License entitles the holder to hunt all game species using modern gun, muzzleloader or archery; to take a total bag limit of deer; and to fish the waters of the state with non-commercial tackle. A resident trout permit must be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. Valid one year from date of purchase. $35.50 Resident Fisheries Conservation License entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with non- commercial tackle. A resident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. $10.50 Resident 3-Day Trip Fishing License entitles a resident to fish the waters of the state with non- commercial tackle for the 3 day period specified. A resident trout permit must also be purchased to retain trout or to fish in certain waters. $6.50 Resident Trout Permit is required to retain trout or to fish in certain waters in addition to a Resident Fisheries Conservation License, a Resident Trip License, a Resident Combination Sportsman's License or a Lifetime Fishing License. Not required for holders of the non-expiring $1000 Lifetime Resident Hunting and Fishing Sportsman's Permit. No stamp will be issued. $5.00 Resident Fishing Guide License is required of any person who guides, aids or assists another person, for pay or other consideration, in the taking of fish. This license does not include fishing privileges. $25.00 White River Border Lakes License entitles Arkansas resident fishing license holders to fish in Missouri waters of Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock Lakes without having to purchase a nonresident fishing license from Missouri. $10.00 FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO www.agfc.com
  • 25. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer There are lots of area activities throughout the year Farmers Market every Wednesday & Saturday on the Square PLUS: Norfork Pioneer Days Cotter Arts & Antiques Festival Arkansas State Hillbilly Chili Cookoff Bass Cat Boats Fishing Tournament Twin Lakes Playhouse Community Theater Ozark Choral Society Concerts ….and MORE ! Over 10,000 area residents enjoy the Annual Fireworks Display on Lake Norfork
  • 26. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Area Clubs & Organizations There are over 200 clubs and organizations on record in Baxter County. The following list is just a small sampling. Call me to see if there’s a club or organization that matches your “area of interest”. Clubs include: Area Art Club 424-7187 Arts & Crafts Association 492-5634 Bass Club, Norfork 425-6848 Bicycle Club, Twin Lakes 425-9400 Bridge Club, Duplicate 424-3197 Camera Club 424-9298 Coin Club 424-3935 Computer Users Group 492-6861 Dance Club, Sociables 424-4541 English Club 425-7174 Fishing Club, Rod & Reel 425-1755 Garden Club, Glad Garden 426-2698 Genealogical Society 424-4477 Good Sam Club 492-5367 Gun Club, Twin Lakes 425-7640 Ladies Golf Club 481-6426 Lake Norfork Boat Club 424-6658 Muzzleloaders, Foothills 425-7640 Our Kids 425-3130 Quilters, Hill & Hollow Guild 491-5298 Radio Control Flyers, Ozark 425-6070 Razorback Club, Baxter County 425-2610 Retired Railroad Club, Twin Lakes 425-8308 Rod & Custom Car Club 453-1368 Scrabble Players Club 425-7729 Singles Club, Twin Lakes 425-1371 Stamp Club, Mountain Home 492-6495 Women's Club, Pinochle 424-2561 Woodcarvers, Northern AR 431-7726 Writers Guild, Twin Lakes 492-6252 Organizations include: AARP, American Legion, DAV, Eastern Star, Elks, Fraternal Order of Police, Kiwanis, Lions, Moose, NARFE, PEO, Salvation Army, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Shriners, TOPS, Toastmasters, Weight Watchers, VFW and more!
  • 27. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer There are 3 Area 18-hole Golf Courses for the Avid Golfer 5 Course www.bigcreekgolf.com www.tlga.org www.rivercliffgolf.com
  • 28. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The Mountain Home area is ranked one of the Safest Places in America . City Police, Sheriff’s Department and State Police PLUS City Fire Department ready to respond for any emergency Photo courtesy of Mountain Home Police Dept.
  • 29. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Baxter Regional Medical Center located in Mountain Home and served by over 100 highly skilled physicians, is rated in the top 1% of the nation for customer satisfaction Photo courtesy of Baxter Regional Medical Center
  • 30. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Baxter Regional Medical Center • Baxter General Hospital opened in 1963 • 14th largest hospital in Arkansas • Private, not-for-profit hospital governed by an uncompensated board of directors • Largest employer in Baxter & Marion Counties – 1,300 employees • 268 beds/Private rooms • Over 100 physicians on staff, representing 23 specialties • Subsidiaries include The Imaging Center, Hospice of the Ozarks, Ahrens Clinic, Baxter Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Clinic, Baxter Rheumatology Clinic, and Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation • Only hospital in north-central Arkansas with a complete cardiac program • Largest and oldest Hospice in Arkansas • Auxiliary has 350 active members and donates over $200,000 to hospital • Free valet parking For more information go to www.baxterregional.org
  • 31. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Mountain Home Public Schools The Mountain Home School District encompasses 330 square miles, and serves over 3,800 children from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. There are 6 campuses in the system, including a separate kindergarten building, a high school, junior high, middle school, and 2 elementary sites. Each school is full accredited by the North Central Association as well as the state accrediting agency. Students here continu- ally score above state and national averages on standardized achievement tests, as well as Advanced Placement tests, the ACT and the state ‘benchmark’ examinations. A newly expanded website http://bombers.k12.ar.us is full of information about the Mountain Home School District.
  • 32. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Mountain Home Campus of Arkansas State University •2-Year Branch Campus •7 Associate Degrees & 4 Certificates •29 full-time faculty, 40% hold a doctoral degree •25 part-time faculty •Enrollment of 1100+ •Student/teacher Ratio of 19:1
  • 33. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer More Arkansas State University Information ASSOCIATE DEGREES •Associate of Arts •Business Technology with emphasis in Computer Applications & Management/Marketing •Criminal Justice •Funeral Science •Office Administration •Paramedic Technology •Registered Nursing •Technology with emphasis in Electronics & Manufacturing CERTIFICATES •Business Information Systems with Computer Applications •Office Administration •Paramedic Technology •Practical Nursing Continuing Education classes are offered throughout the year. These classes are organized to serve the comprehensive needs of the community. The Norma Wood Library is located in the Administration Building. Gaston Lecture Series, endowed by Jim & Jill Gaston, are open to the public, free of charge. The Mountain Home Concert Series, endowed by the Bank of Yellville, is also open to the public, free of charge. Students 60 years of age or older are not required to pay tuition to regular semester credit courses. Website: www.asumh.edu
  • 34. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Baxter County Library provides over 75,000 books, programs, services and information including: Reference Materials Classic Films Great Literature Large Print Section Audio Tapes Free Public Internet Access Special Educational Programs for Children
  • 35. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The Van Matre Senior Center provides •Meals •Transportation •Adult Day Care •Scheduled Programs •And MORE…..
  • 36. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer County Senior Centers In addition to the Van Matre Senior Activity Center, there are 2 additional Senior Centers in Baxter County – one at Big Flat and another at Norfork. All centers are a project of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas. An agency office is housed at the Van Matre center in Mountain Home. The local office provides nurse caseworkers and aides who offer personal care for the elderly. The agency also helps seniors better understand and/or secure such benefits as electricity sales tax exemption, homestead property tax refunds, Social Security, Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), home energy assistance, food commodities distribution and Medicaid. The agency also provides the Elder Choices program, a Medicaid program of community and home-based services as an alternative to nursing home care.
  • 37. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Mountain Home & Baxter County Economy Information courtesy of First Security Bank Year City County 1980 7,447 27,409 1990 9,027 31,186 2000 11,012 38,386 Population Trends for Mountain Home and Baxter County Employer Employees Tourism Industry 2,105 Baxter Healthcare Corp 846 Baxter Regional Medical Center 1,396 Assisted Health Care 604 Mountain Home Public Schools 664 Wal-Mart 490 Eaton/Aeroquip 437 Lowes 93 Year Deposits 2000 624,056,000 2003 692,365,000 2011 938,570,000 Major Employers in Baxter County Deposits for 9 banks in Mountain Home: First Security, 1st National Bank &Trust, Liberty Bank, Arvest Bank, First Federal Bank, US Bank, Community First National Bank, Bank of America, Bank of the Ozarks The current city budget for Mountain Home is $16 million.
  • 38. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Area Parks Mountain Home has 4 City Parks which cover more than 150 acres: Old Hickory Park, Twin Lakes Park, Cooper Park and Keller Complex. Park facilities include a senior center, a youth center, pavilions, swimming pool, 5 softball and 5 baseball fields, 5 tennis courts, 3 soccer fields, 3 basketball areas and a sand volleyball court. Within Cooper Park is historic Rapps Barren Settlement, complete with log cabins and a schoolhouse! There are 3 State Parks and 29 National Parks within a 1-hour drive of Mountain Home. These parks include camping facilities and playground equipment. Bull Shoals White River State Park has river access and hiking trails and is very popular for its Eagle Awareness Week in January.
  • 39. What’s Your Favorite Restaurant?
  • 40. Mountain Home Continues to Grow
  • 41. What’s Your Style?
  • 42. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Churches Churches in the Mountain Home area include: 4 Independent Baptist 6 Southern Baptist 4 Bible Churches 2 Catholic Churches 1 Christian Church 3 Disciples of Christ 1 Christian Science 3 Church of Christ 1 Church of God 1 Church of Latter Day Saints 1 Church of the Nazarene 1 Episcopal Church 2 Jehovah’s Witness 3 Lutheran 2 Pentecostal 2 Presbyterian 4 Methodist 1 Seventh Day Adventist
  • 43. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Ozark Regional Airport is conveniently located 6 miles northwest of Mountain Home near the town of Midway. The airport features a paved, lighted 5,000 foot runway and a 6,800 square foot terminal, completed in 1994. Many of the area resorts and hotels will provide free courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport
  • 44. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Area Motels Best Western Carriage Inn 877-425-6001 Comfort Inn 800-924-9449 Days Inn 870-425-1010 Holiday Inn Express 870-425-6200 Ramada Inn 800-272-6232 Hampton Inn 870-425-0344 Special rates are offered by some motels to individuals looking at real estate in the area. Please call me for details.
  • 45. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Mountain Home is the County Seat for Baxter County across from Veterans’ Square, marks the center of the old town, home to a variety of shops & services including the Farmers Market Baxter County Courthouse,
  • 46. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Helpful Internet Links The Baxter Bulletin is our local newspaper: www.baxterbulletin.com Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce: www.enjoymountainhome.com City of Mountain Home: www.cityofmountainhome.com Our local school systems: Mountain Home: http://bombers.k12.ar.us Cotter: www.cotterweb.com/schools.htm Flippin: www.flippinweb.com/schools.htm Norfork: www.norfork.net/schools.htm Yellville: www.yellvilleweb.com/schools.htm Arkansas State University of Mountain Home: www.asumh.edu Baxter Regional Medical Center: www.baxterregional.org Good Samaritan Village (retirement community): www.good-sam.com A directory of local churches: www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/mountainhome.htm State and National Parks in the area: www.arkansas.com
  • 47. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Helpful Phone Numbers Baxter Regional Airport 870-481-5418 Baxter Bulletin: 870-508-8000 State Revenue Office: 870-425-2571 Baxter County Courthouse: 870-425-3475 Sheriff’s Office: 870-425-7551 Baxter County Library: 870-425-3598 Arkansas Western Gas: 800-773-2113 CenturyTel: 800-201-4099 Entergy (Electric): 800-368-3749 North AR Electric Coop: 870-425-2141 MH Water Department: 870-425-5115 SuddenLink (cable): 870-425-3161 Arvest Bank: 870-424-3355 Bank of the Ozarks: 870-492-2163 First Federal Bank: 870-425-6061 Baxter County Tax Assessor: 870-425-3453 1st National Bank & Trust: 870-425-2101 Air Evac LifeTeam 12: 870-508-2611 RV & Campsites: Norfork Lake (open May – Sept) Bull Shoals Lake (open May-Sept) Bidwell Point: 870-467-5375 Henderson: 870-488-5282 Lakeview: 870-431-8116 Robinson Point: 870-492-6853 Bull Shoals-white River State Park 870-431-5521 (open year-round) For more camping & fishing info, call the Corps of Engineers Office: 870-425-2700
  • 48. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer The Cliff Dwellers and Mound Builders inhabited this area when the Spanish explorers settled on what is now the site of Cotter Spring and worked mines near the mouth of Bruce Creek. After finding no gold or silver, the area was left to France from 1699 – 1768. French trappers worked along the streams and rivers, and established trading rights with the Indians. The Indians called the biggest river “Unica” and “Nika”. The French translated it “La Rivere An Blanc: The White River”. Then on April 30, 1803, the completion of the Louisiana Purchase brought it under the protection canopy of the United States. In 1809 Major Jacob Wolf was appointed as Indian Agent to the Cherokee who were living in Arkansas. His home and the village of Liberty (now known as Norfork) which grew around it became well known as the jumping off” place to the wilderness for the pioneers. This area saw no major battles during the Civil War, bit it was at the mercy of the Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers. By the end of the war, the area was devastated. Mountain Home, the county seat, was incorporated in 1888. The Twin Lakes Area’s economic surge was ushered in by the construction of the massive Norfork and Bull Shoals dams in the 1940’s. Just a Bit of Baxter County History
  • 49. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Just a Bit of Mountain Home History courtesy of Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce State Bird: Mockingbird State Flower: Apple Blossom State Tree: Pine Largest City: Little Rock Constitution: 25th State About Arkansas In 1973, Mountain Home celebrated its 100th birthday. Pre-dating Baxter County by 2 decades, the town has always been a leading, active part of the area history. Col. Orin L. Dodd has been called “the father of Mountain Home”, with Col. R.D. Casey coming in a close second. Col. Dodd built a southern style plantation at “Rapp’s Barren” in the early 1850s. He called it his “Sweet Mountain Home”. Col. Casey built his home and general store there in 1855. Col. Dodd’s slaves would brag that their “Sweet Mountain Home” was cooled by the mountain breezes that always seemed to be blowing. The town began its growth around the Male and Female Academy which opened in 1853 by Professor J.S. Howard of Wisconsin. It was built on land donated by Col. Dodd. Today it is considered one of Mountain Home’s historic landmarks. In 1857, the Mountain Home post office was established, and as the town began to grow, the name “Rapps Barren” was dropped from the Arkansas map, and the name “Mountain Home” took its place. In the early 1950s, Mountain Home began to grow and update many of its older buildings. Commercial activity began to escalate. Since then, the phenomenal growth of Mountain Home has surpassed the surrounding towns at an ever increasing rate.
  • 50. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Just kidding ! Mountain Home boasts Great Neighborhoods with Homes to suit YOUR Lifestyle ! Maintaining its small town atmosphere, Mountain Home continues to grow.
  • 51. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer I hope you enjoyed the brief tour of my Home Town and surrounding area, and I’d like to invite you to come and see for yourself. I’d like to help you find Your "Dream Home" Your "Dream Home" Let’s make it Your Home Town, too! Clyde Packer Executive Broker Accredited Buyer Representative
  • 52. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Why ME ? Choosing an agent is probably the MOST IMPORTANT home-buying decision you will make. Today, home buying and selling is faster and more complex in every way. My goal is to make the process a little easier for you. As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), I have an advanced education in related areas such as finance and technology. I have a proven track record in the real estate business, and I abide by a strict code of ethics.
  • 53. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Who Do Real Estate Agents Represent? Arkansas law requires real estate agents to clearly disclose to all parties in a real estate transaction which party(s) he or she is representing. Real Estate Agents typically represent Sellers, but can also represent Buyers as well as both Buyers and Sellers. Agent for the Seller A real estate agent who enters into an agreement to sell property for an owner is known as the “Listing Agent” or “Agent for the Seller”. The Listing or Seller’s Agent’s primary duty is to protect and promote the interests of the Seller. Agent for the Buyer A real estate agent who enters into an agreement to only represent the Buyer in a real estate transaction is known as the “Buyer’s Agent”. The Buyer’s Agents primary duty is to protect and promote the interests of the Buyer. Dual Agent A Real Estate Agent who enters into an agreement to represent the Seller and also enters into an agreement to represent the Buyer in the same transaction is known as a “Dual Agent”. A Dual Agency most frequently occurs when a Real Estate Agent or Agents within the same real estate firm represent both Seller and Buyer in the same transaction. This can limit the duties described above. Call me for details and an informative brochure.
  • 54. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. Inspections. Surveys. Negotiations. Contracts…… More goes into buying a home than you may think. A REALTOR who is an ABR knows what it takes. As your Buyer Representative, I promise that I will: 1. Listen to your wants and needs. 2. Show you property that YOU want to see. 3. Upon finding a property, conduct a CMA to determine if the property is priced correctly. 4. Prepare all of the necessary documents and fully explain each. 5. Manage the many items involved with the closing. 6. Keep you informed along the way. 7. Utilize my experience and training as an “Accredited Buyer Representative” (ABR) to insure that your relocation/retirement is as smooth as possible. Together, you and I can turn real estate into a Happy home! Clyde E. Packer, Executive Broker ABR, CRS, CDPE, GRI, SFR 870.321.2231 www.ClydePacker.com 1326 Hwy. 62 East Mountain Home, AR 72653
  • 55. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Clyde E. Packer, Executive Broker ABR, CRS, CDPE, GRI, SFR Put an experienced Buyer Representative to work for you… 870.321.2231 www.ClydePacker.com Professional Qualifications: Executive Broker Arkansas & Missouri Real Estate Sales License Award For Excellence – 2005-2011 Member: ARKANSAS REALTORS ASSOCIATION COUNCIL OF RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS REAL ESTATE BUYER’S AGENT COUNCIL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS SEC NORTH CENTRAL BOARD of REALTORS MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS) Education: MBA – Arkansas State University – 1981 BBA – Industrial Management, Southern Arkansas University – 1979 HS Graduate – Savannah, MO Career Background: • Current Full-Time Realtor since 2002 • 20+ years in Manufacturing Plant Management • Captain – U.S. Army •Vietnam Vet-Purple Heart
  • 56. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Who Pays What? It is common for the SELLER to pay the following Closing Costs: • Real Estate Commission •Owner’s Title Insurance •Repair Costs •Transfer of Termite Policy & Inspection •Taxes due to date of closing It is common for the BUYER to pay the following Closing Costs: •Inspection Fees •Costs Related to Loans The following is usual and customary in the state of Arkansas, however, all are negotiable: BUYER and SELLER typically split these fees 50/50: •Revenue Stamps •Escrow Closing Company Fees A survey is a negotiable item and can be paid for by SELLER, BUYER, or split. Call me at 870-321-2231 if you have questions.
  • 57. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Call me Today toll-free at 870.321.2231 or stop in to see me at 1326 Hwy. 62 East, Mountain Home, AR Or Contact me by email: Clyde@ClydePacker.com or visit my website at: www.ClydePacker.com For all your Real Estate Needs! “CUSTOMER SERVICE “ At Peglar REAL ESTATE GROUP It’s our SOLE FOCUS ! GPS Coordinates 36.35061 -92.3643 Alt. 872.0’
  • 58. 870.321.2231 Prepared by Clyde Packer Call me TOLL FREE at 870.321.2231 I’ll be glad to set up comfortable lodging (at a discount) while you’re in town. Clyd e