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4806 Burkett Lane, Lavaca, Arkansas

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BEAUTIFUL GREEN EFFICIENT w BASEMENT 15+ acres $239000. For Sale By Owner. Can consider trade for a property further north in KS/MO or NW AR.
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$860Annual Property Tax
2,750Square Feet
3 / Beds / Baths
15.0 acresLot Size
1983Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

It is healthy or natural because of: Metal Shake roof, Geothermal, whole house water purifier (opt), solar greenhouse, long planter beds, huge back sun deck, dry infrared sauna (opt), steam sauna (opt), basement which keeps house cooler in summer and warmer in winter, two 3,000 gallon roof fed water cisterns for backup, two long raised planter beds, a full producing fruit and nut orchard. We use non-toxic cleaning products and are nonsmokers. Bedroom and living room have wood floors. Natural full spectrum overhead light system in kitchen to beat the winter blues. Our house sits on top of a hill for view and lots of fresh air. We say our home is fragrance free but we occasionally use pure essential oils for their benefits.

Property Description

Our friend Jessica wrote: "Your house is stunning! Who ever purchases it will be blessed just as you have! Y'all are wonderful ppl!! " Thanks, Jessica! PLEASE contact us first if you saw our house through our ad. We have had some say they saw this ad but called our realtor first. To sell by Owner we need you to call us because this greatly reduces our costs. Our realtor will still get her fair share for helping us with the legal paper work and showing the house. Thanks. Also, economists tell us home prices may be rising this year, increasing to 18% in some places. If this is true, the price we are asking will also go up. We are going to keep the price the same for awhile longer. We are completely happy here but we want to relocate. Due to the economy we have come down at least $100,000. We have also upgraded and have put in a lot of improvements. And because we are not in any pressure to sell, and because this is an exceptional home, we believe we can wait for the right offer. We do not base our asking price on the average price of homes around here, but on what a green home like ours is really worth. And btw this is one of the least expensive Green Homes in Arkansas! If you are concerned about tornadoes in the news, we've lived here over 20 years and we've never seen one. There has been some wind damage but nothing much. Northwest AR includes our area and is listed as the ONLY really safe area to live in the USA taking everything into consideration. The winds prevail to our advantage, there is little crime, very mild weather, and we have one of the best locations. Home description: There are 3 bedrooms but there is room enough for a fourth. This property has a squeaky clean title deed. We are selling by owner, but also back it up with a reputable agent with all the appropriate legal papers. Real estate has held well in our area. This house has LOTS of very important as well as attractive qualities. Very updated and mostly new kitchen appliances. Think sustainability! It is made with strong 2 x 6 construction. Plus, it is very energy efficient with geothermal, metal shake roof, storm proof walk out basement, wells and greenhouse. We also have a solar greenhouse. A man can mow our field for some hay. If you want an excellent, well kept up and beautiful piece of real estate you can feel good about, this is it. 
Home is situated on approx 15 acres - 1/3 wooded, 1/3 surrounding house, and 1/3 field. Only 3 miles from Lavaca and 20 mins from Ft. Smith. The town has its own dentist and medical Wellness Center. It also has a Fitness Center. The school is considered very good. This is a single family residence but there is a separate basement living area with its own entry. If you count the basement it would be approx. 3,000 feet, making it a total of three floors. If you see a chicken house down the road please note: it has not been used for over 20 years and probably never will be.

Neighborhood Description

We live on a cul de sac. This makes it safer and more secure. Neighbors are barely visible and we think they are very nice and helpful people. The street we live on is semi paved and there are approx. five families. It is quiet and private and we have our own private driveway that goes up our hill. The view is gorgeous.

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We live only 3 miles from the town of Lavaca, and we are outside the city there are no 'limits' to what you want to do with this property that I know of. Ft. Smith is the larger town and serious shopping like Wal Mart is only 20 mins away. There is also a good supermarket here in Lavaca as well as other stores, but it is a small town. Lavaca is famous for their delicious pizzas, Mexican food, down home family restaurant, BBQ, and drive through. Honestly, with a place like ours and a town like this, what's not to like? We think this is a true statement:TOUGH CHOICES Facing the Challenge of Food Scarcity By Lester R. Brown "In rural /urban terms, the countryside will be the winner and the cities, the losers. Indeed, emerging food scarcity may reverse the terms of trade between the countryside and the city. Land and water values seem certain to escalate. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, cities--with the control of capital and technology--have had an advantage. But in a world where capital, technology, and certainly labor are relatively abundant and where land and water are scarce, a reversal in the terms of trade may be inevitable." ..........Think ahead -- outside the box!.......... As for how Arkansas stacks up for retirees, check out this article: Shock Announcement About the Easiest Place to Retire By Lee Harrison I retired abroad almost 10 years ago. And since then, I've re-retired and relocated a few more times, just to continue the adventure I started back in 2001. I've accumulated a large body of personal knowledge about where to retire…and how to evaluate retirement destinations. When choosing the easiest places in the world to retire, IL talks about criteria like being English-friendly…ease of travel and proximity to the US…availability of rentals…a strong social infrastructure, with a well-organized expat community…climate…healthcare. So taking all that into account, I've arrived at the world's easiest place to retire for North Americans. It's Arkansas. I'm serious. If "easy" were your overriding criteria in choosing a destination, I think Arkansas could be great. It offers loads of English-speakers, warm and friendly people, beautiful mountains, broad rivers, access to good health care, a low cost of living, and excellent infrastructure.

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Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areano
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Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

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Forced Air - Electric
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Conventional Forced Air - A/C
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HEPA filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

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Construction Information

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Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
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Metal Dual Glazed
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Garage / Carportyes
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Number of Cars2

Listing ID : 19158