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31 December 2011 - 20:36, by , in House To House, No comments
By Wally Loveless, Adkins, McNeill, Smith & Associates While today’s guest author Wally Loveless has been an active participant in the discussions surrounding the watershed as a member of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association, the Association itself has not taken a position on the issue.  The following article is meant to be an informational overview of...
28 December 2011 - 17:27, by , in news, No comments
        WASHINGTON – In an effort to continue stabilizing home values and improve conditions in communities experiencing high foreclosure activity, Acting Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol J. Galante today extended a temporary waiver of FHA’s anti-flipping regulations through 2012.  Read FHA’s anti-flipping waiver.              “This extension is intended to accelerate the resale of foreclosed properties...
28 December 2011 - 14:55, by , in House To House, news, News Releases, No comments
 Homes Sold Increase 8.92 Percent Over November 2010 LITTLE ROCK (December 28, 2011) – The Arkansas REALTORS® Association, the voice of real estate in Arkansas,  announced that existing-home sales rose again in November and continue to remain above a year ago, according to a report by the Arkansas REALTORS® Association.  November is the fifth month in which the...
25 December 2011 - 15:20, by , in House To House, No comments
      While you are busy making the typical New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, lose weight or quit smoking, why not make a few New Year’s resolutions for your home?  Doing so might not just help you increase the value of your home and/or help you sell it, those resolutions might just save you a...
22 December 2011 - 19:28, by , in news, No comments
More than $845 million is being released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to states to help low-income households with their heating and home energy costs under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The continuing resolution currently in place allows HHS to release these funds to states, territories,...
21 December 2011 - 17:18, by , in House To House, news, No comments
The Christmas shopping season is nearing its end, which, for many, means they only need to purchase a final few gifts. Others, however, are just now crossing off the first names on their Christmas lists. Whether you are at the beginning or end of your holiday shopping, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel offers some tips in...
20 December 2011 - 18:20, by , in news, No comments
  Funding supports Obama Administration strategy to prevent and end homelessness               WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $1.47 billion to renew funding to more than 7,100 local homeless programs operating across the country.  The funding announced today will ensure these housing and service programs remain operating...
19 December 2011 - 15:32, by , in House To House, No comments
The staff at the Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been busy decorating our offices and our homes for the holidays. We’ve been shopping for the “best deals” on indoor and outdoor lights, discussing how the recent rains might be impacting our outdoor lighting displays and growing more and more excited about spending the holidays with family...
14 December 2011 - 16:55, by , in House To House, No comments
Twinkling lights, glowing candles and elaborate outdoor displays all provide much anticipated cheer during the holiday season. Unfortunately, in addition to putting smiles on faces, holiday decorations also lead to thousands of emergency room visits each year.  “It’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of the holidays and forget to take the necessary...
13 December 2011 - 21:19, by , in news, 3 comments
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