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Mayflower Residents Trying to Sell Homes After Oil Spill

As Exxon and local crews continue their cleanup efforts in the neighborhoods impacted by last month's oil spill, homeowners are beginning the process of figuring out what's next.
MAYFLOWER, AR - As Exxon and local crews continue their cleanup efforts in the neighborhoods impacted by last month's oil spill, homeowners are beginning the process of figuring out what's next.

According to Mayflower resident Chris Harrell, four people who live down the street from him already have "for sale" signs posted in their front yards.   He plans to list his home in the coming days.

Fox16 crews in the area Thursday noticed a handful of real estate signs.   A quick search on realtor.com lists 48 homes for sale in Mayflower.   It's unclear how many are in the impacted neighborhood.  However, a handful of the listings popped up in the last few days.

When Fox16 crews tried to visit with homeowners listing their homes, many declined to be interviewed at the request of their attorneys.

You may remember Exxon told 11 homeowners who had oil flow across their property that they could sell to ExxonMobil for the prespill value.  For everyone else in the subdivision, Exxon guarantees the sale of all homes at a pre-spill price for a period of three years.

Fox16 has checked with local officials to get a clear number of homes in the impacted neighborhood currently listed on the market.   Exxon reps said they don't have that information available.

At last check, none of the homeowners evacuated following the spill had moved back into their homes.
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