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12 December 2011 - 19:43, by , in House To House, No comments
With construction costs rising and the hassles associated with taking on a renovation project, many homeowners can be reluctant to tackle certain projects when it comes to remodeling their home. However, according to the 2011-12 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, several inexpensive exterior replacement projects are not only crucial to a home’s regular upkeep, but...
7 December 2011 - 17:45, by , in House To House, No comments
Chances are, someone on your Christmas list this year hopes a gift card to his or her favorite store will be waiting under the Christmas tree.  In recent years, gift cards have become one of the most – of not the most – requested Christmas gift, according to the web site www.businesspundit.com. In fact, more than 80 percent of...
6 December 2011 - 19:47, by , in House To House, No comments
The U.S. will not become a nation of renters; there are just too many benefits, both financial and otherwise, to own versus rent. That’s according to the combined findings of several recent studies presented during the recent National Association of REALTORS® annual conference in Anaheim, California. An analysis over a 31-year period across 23 metropolitan...
6 December 2011 - 19:13, by , in news, No comments
Lawsuit claims Fayetteville business failed to make promised repairs   LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Fayetteville roofing company that failed to deliver on promised roof repairs after pocketing insurance payments from at least 19 northwest Arkansas homeowners.   The lawsuit against Razorfast Roofing, its predecessor...
6 December 2011 - 16:27, by , in news, No comments
    By Steve Francks   CEO, Washington REALTORS® Association You may have heard RPAC leaders say this regarding the importance of REALTOR® political involvement: “If real estate is your profession, then politics is your business.”   Well, the same saying applies to REALTOR® AEs: “If REALTOR® association management is your profession, then politics is...
5 December 2011 - 16:36, by , in news, No comments
The Arkansas REALTORS® Association, the voice of real estate in Arkansas,  announced that October home sales were almost one percent higher than October 2010 while the average price of a home in Arkansas increased 1.13 percent for the month.  Year-to-date numbers reveal that Arkansas home sales are less than half a percent lower and average...
1 December 2011 - 19:35, by , in news, No comments
Housing market analysts have long been aware that prospective homebuyers manage their purchasing schedule in accordance with their children’s school schedules, which means sales usually drop off after August. Planning for and participating in the holidays also drives down sales, and these two factors can pave the way for even better winter deals for buyers....
1 December 2011 - 19:22, by , in news, No comments
The 2012 Great American Main Street Awards® (GAMSA) semifinalists have been selected from a nationwide pool of applicants and now move to the final round for consideration. The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present this year’s five winners at the Main Street Awards Ceremony during the National Main Streets Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on...
1 December 2011 - 18:56, by , in news, No comments
Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, December 01, 2011 Fannie Mae says it will suspend evictions for single-family foreclosures and two- to four-unit properties during the holiday season, from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2, 2012.  “The holidays are meant for families to spend time together, especially if they’ve gone through the stress of financial challenges...