Friday, July 26, 2019

Ask about getting rid of your Bella Vista Lot

Use this form only if you are tired of paying the POA dues and yearly taxes and want to give your lot for zero money. Please understand that not all lots will be taken. I will see if one of I or one of my builders or clients are interested in taking the lot and paying all the associated closing costs (typically $400 to $1000, depending if you sell through a real estate agent or not). 

If you own a buildable lot, then please contact me and I will try to secure an offer.           
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Bella Vista Property Search

Whether you are looking for a vacant Bella Vista lot or perhaps an existing house, you can search all listings from all real estate agents in NW Arkansas at my Zillow search site :

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tips when purchasing Bella Vista AR land

Bella Vista is so large that it can be overwhelming when looking at property here.  We have nearly 40,000 residential lots spread out over 311 subdivisions that take up over 60 square miles.  So, more than most areas, Bella Vista is especially difficult when searching for vacant lots and land.

It helps to start with some basic framework of what you like and what you don't; and when you do finally zero in on some awesome Bella Vista lots, then the last thing you want (after all that work) is to hit a wall during the purchasing phase.  So be aware of these tips when getting to that stage:

Tips on Purchasing Bella Vista land:

  • Don't be afraid to make lower offer :  Many buyers that I have worked with over the years are afraid of insulting owners when determining initial offering price.  My advice is to go ahead and be brave and make that half-price offer and see what happens.
  • Don't settle on a so-so area so quickly: Keep looking-- trust me, there is a perfect area for you.  Don't want so many neighbors? Don't like so much slope?  Want a different school district?  Wish you could avoid the cluster of school/work traffic on CR-40?  Well, those lots are out there so keep going.
  • Make sure that you get the Lot and Block and Parcel numbers correct.  Bella Vista is super confusing on their vacant lot descriptions -- there are no numbers on the lots, our HOA/POA uses their own, different numbering system, the county uses Parcel numbers, and the real estate agents use MLS numbers.  
  • Make your offer subject to soil test : IF you are not in one of the blessed areas that happen to be on city central sewer, then please, please tell your agent that you need the offer to be contingent on the vacant lot passing the soil test.  In my opinion, it's well worth the $400 to $500 investment for the soil test to make sure that the $4000 to $10,000 purchase is legit.
  • Make your offer subject to a basic survey :  Vacant Bella Vista lots are not marked in any way, so just be to sure, you might think about spending a couple hundred dollars to have a surveyor find and flag the edge pins of the lot so you (and your soil test person!) can see where the lot is.  

Find a real estate agent that has experience working in Bella Vista.  It is much different than most towns.  Also as an honorable mention, get a copy of the topography of the lot.  Most lots here are sloped and some are just too steep.  Lots at the end of a cul-de-sac are especially vulnerable to being too steep, so check them beforehand.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Highlands area heats up in sales

Bella Vista's The Highlands area has seen a marked increase in vacant lot sales as of late thanks to the Bella Vista bypass that has recently been completed.
These areas are where we have sold most lots in the past.

Builders are branching out from their usual recipe for speculation construction, which includes the areas east of Highway 49/71 and those parts west of the highway that the Bentonville School District encompasses.

Bella Vista The Highlands 
We are selling many vacant lots in Highlands now.  If you own one and have considered selling in the past, or even tried to sell without much luck, then you might consider trying now.

 Popular areas include the Lockhart and Cannich subdivisions, and anything close to the bypass, but really all areas that have some level lots are doing better now.

The Bella Vista Bypass
 Contact Mike Carey at for more information or to inquire about your particular lot.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bella Vista Bike Trails

What a beautiful addition to Bella Vista : 'The Back 40' bike trails.  I have already received dozens of call from people wanting to build on or own vacant lots that are bordering or near the Bella Vista Bike Trails.

If you have interest in seeing about purchasing a vacant lot near the Bella Vista Bike Trails then please let me know.  I would be happy to research and call the owners, or see about any listings that I currently have that would match.

You can email me at :
Call or text to : 479-644-4109
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Here is a map of the Back 40 Bike Trails:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

New highway could impact your Bella Vista property

Bella Vista, AR:  A new highway bypass has been under construction for years around the entire western section of Bella Vista, Arkansas.  This section is located west of Highway 49 (71), and includes the far west area known as The Highlands.  

In my experience, it has been more difficult to sell a lot located in The Highlands.  Out of our 7000 lot transactions, I would say that less than 5% have been for land located in The Highlands area.  School district and access to Bentonville & Rogers have been the main reason people have preferred other areas.  I feel that changing.

Now, with this new highway nearing completion, I feel that the Highlands area will come into demand for vacant Bella Vista lots.  The highway will tie into key areas of Bella Vista, granting real access to once cut off areas.  

If you own one of the lots out in the Highlands, or even on the west side of Hwy. 71, and are interested in listing your Bella Vista land for sale, then contact me at 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Getting to know Bella Vista subdivisions

Bella Vista uses a unique number code to identify each subdivision.  If you currently own property here then you may have noticed this number code on your POA statements over the years.

Please know that the number of your lot does not necessarily match the number of that the future house will be given; most likely it is completely different.  The lot and block numbers given to each lot here in Bella Vista are on their own system.

Each number listed on your lot description represents either the lot, block, or this subdivision number.  Usually, the first number or set of digits represents the subdivision, such as 006-xxxxxxxx   or 028-xxxxxxxx  etc.

Feel free to contact me regarding your lot if you are wondering if it in an area that is desirable in this market.  Mike Carey, call or text : 479-644-4109

If you are unsure of which lot you own but you have the POA statement that you receive for your dues, then feel free to use this reference sheet to identify the lot.  Look at the first digits on your POA card or invoice for dues and match it with the corresponding subdivision below.

It is a bit difficult to read, so click on it and zoom in.  Click the picture of this sheet I scanned in and it should open in a new browser tab, then click it again in that tab to zoom in.  Also, you can hold the control key on your keyboard and press the + or - on your keyboard to zoom in and out.  Or, if this sheet appears large enough in your browser, use the scroll bars at side and bottom to manipulate.  Sorry, it's a bit wonky but it's the best I could scan in.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Need a builder for your Bella Vista new house?

Bella Vista Builders

I work with three builders in-house and a handful of builders outside our company that I trust.  I have seen their work, their diligence, and their follow up on the warranty over the sixteen years that I've been doing this, and that is how I judge their dependability.

Usually we try to identify what you want in the house, in the land, and in the neighborhood first.  I can come up with some possible lot selections if you do not already own one, or we can sell your current lot and find a more desirable area for you.

Many changes have happened in the Bella Vista building market, including having sewer installed in many new areas, roads paved, highway access being introduced to some new areas, etc.  It's paramount that you are satisfied with the area first, then the lot, then the house.

Access to roads, restaurants, schools, places of work and the like are key factors when considering building new construction in Bella Vista.  We have three school districts here, multiple access points, and some pockets of newly paved and/or sewer-installed pockets.

There are 311 subdivisions spread out across almost 60 square miles, and comprised of almost 40,000 lots.  So, choosing a preferred location should be fun.

Contact me to learn more or get referred to one of the builders that I trust.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bella Vista bypass highway coming

Bella Vista bypass

Bella Vista's  beautiful Highlands area
So by now I feel that everybody has heard about the upcoming bypass highway. Construction has been underway for quite some time planning was underway for even longer. But finally things look like they're coming toward success.

I really feel that this impacts a lot of us who are lots in the highlands area of Bellavista especially those on the southern side. I think with this new access it'll make lots more desirable in that area.

I know that in my 15 years of experience one of the major drawbacks of owning land on the western side of Bella Vista is a lack of access. This new bypass hopefully will solve that problem. Not only that but I think that the congestion is so terribly bad now at 8 AM and 5 PM that this highway is going to be A blessing for the area.

This is great news for those lot owners who have had their property for twenty or thirty years and have not either used it or been able to sell it.  And for those already living in the Highlands, who have to drive so far and long distances for simple groceries or medical care.  Areas that were for years considered segmented off from the rest of civilization will now come into play, and I am excited about getting these wonderful lots exposed to the market.  So many lots down in the southern parts of the Highlands are extremely nice, including hundreds and hundreds of flat lots - an unusual specimen for Bella Vista.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Build a house on your Bella Vista Land

Build a House on Your Bella Vista Land

We are working with two builders who are offer quality construction at reasonable rates.  Many times, you can have your own home built on your Bella Vista lot for a better price than purchasing an existing house.
I have known and worked with our builders for over twelve years and have gotten to know the quality of their homes.  I also know that if there is ever a problem with the home, then they will be there to fix it for you.  It is difficult to find such assurances when purchasing existing homes.

For those of you who paid a large sum of money for your Bella Vista residential lot, consider building a house to live in or to sell in order to garner the highest and best use of the property.  Let us give you house plans that match your criteria and a quote per foot so you can actively compare your options.

Contact me through email at or call or text me at 479-644-4109

Here are some examples of the quality of work :

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We Are Buying Bella Vista Lots

bella vista land for saleIf you own a vacant lot in Bella Vista and you are tired of the POA dues and county taxes, then consider selling your lot to me directly.  I am a licensed real estate agent who specializes in vacant lots here in Bella Vista and am trying to buy up some cheap lots to hold and re-sale at a later date when the market improves.  I am willing to pay the closing costs and POA transfer fee of $120 and waive the real estate fee for those of you interested.  Send me the lot, block, and subdivision and/or your name so that I can research the lot to see if it is one that I think I can buy. Please know that I will try to hold the lot and then mark it up at a later date to make a profit.

Otherwise, if you are wanting to sell for an actual value, I would encourage you to list your lot for sale with me by sending me an email.  I do not charge up front fees or advertising fees or cancellation penalties.

In either case, my email address is


Monday, June 16, 2014

100 Bella Vista Lots For Sale in One Package

We have an owner willing to sell 100 Bella Vista Building lots (not membership lots) in one package at a great discount.  Lots can be used to build on, as an investment, or as a collateral.  These lots are spread out throughout Bella Vista and are various shapes and sizes.

Houses can be built on the lots to live in or to sell as a spec home.  Contact me for more information.