Searcy is a great place to call home. Growth in the community has been balanced by a desire to maintain small-town character. Even in the new developments, planners and builders strive to keep the traditional feel. Our area offers a high quality of life with living expenses lower than the national average.
Approximately 200 homes are normally for sale in the Searcy area and 500 in the county. Homes are available in all price ranges, from the very lowest priced livable house at around $40,000 to a high cost of $1,000,000 in Searcy and surrounding communities.
2010, there were 343 single family homes sold in Searcy with an average price of $138,808. For the entire area there were 709 homes sold, with the average sales price being $133,738. Home Construction costs presently start at $90 + per square foot.
There are many starter homes on the market in the $150,000 range and $185,421 is the average list price for the Searcy area.
If you would like to see available property in our area, please click on the Business Search section. Click on realtors in the Catagory and select which websites you would like to visit.
There are over 200 public housing units in Searcy. Public assistance housing is available for low income and elderly residents through individual apartment complexes or the Searcy Housing Authority which may be reached at 268-8547.
Many single family homes are available for rent as well as apartments, duplexes and triplexes. There is no central rental agency to help in finding rentals, but most of the real estate firms are helpful in directing new people to housing possibilities.
Motel and RV Parks
Searcy has 14 motels offering over 850 rooms ranging from $59 to $175 per night. One more hotel is scheduled to be built by early 2012. There are also several recreational vehicle parking areas are within 17 miles of Searcy.
Personal Property Tax
The tax is calculated based on 20% of the fair market value of real and personal property and the average annual value of merchants' stocks and/or manufacturers' inventories based on millage rates in individual school districts. Business firms and individuals are subject to annual property tax on all real and personal property. Millage rates can vary according to several factors including school districts within the city.
Example: $100,000 value X 20% = $20,000
$20,000 multiplied by the milleage of 40.5 (.0405) equals $810.00 per year. Sales Tax
Currently the sales tax in Searcy is 8.0%. Of that amount 6.0% is a state sales tax, .5% is a city sales tax and 1.5% is a county sales tax. In March, there will be an .5% increase in the city sales tax that will sunset after 18 months.
White County Government
City of Searcy, Arkansas