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1 August 2011 - 15:54, by , in news, No comments
Form Simplicity has scheduled another training webinar for Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 2:00PM -3:30PM CDT. The registration link is: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/r​egister/763194099.
31 July 2011 - 18:35, by , in House To House, No comments
Seven in 10 renters believe owning a home is a priority for their future. This is according to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey recently released by the National Association of Realtors®, which said more renters than ever (72 percent) aspire to home ownership, up from 63 percent in 2010. “It’s no surprise that most...
26 July 2011 - 13:54, by , in News Releases, No comments
 LITTLE ROCK (July 26, 2011) – The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced today that sales of home in Arkansas increased 31% in the second quarter of 2011 and the average price of homes in Arkansas grew by 6% to $141,613.”Our data shows that Arkansas REALTORS®  sold a total of 4,558 units during the first three months of the year.  In...
24 July 2011 - 17:09, by , in House To House, No comments
 Imagine you are moving from Little Rock to Houston.  You hire a moving company to help you pack and transport your belongings, memories and family heirlooms to your new home.  Things like your great grandmother’s patchwork quilts, your collection of family photos, your kids’ favorite playthings and every bit of furniture you own – including...
17 July 2011 - 17:05, by , in House To House, 2 comments
This week I wanted to share with you information I recently received from my friend Joel Doelger who is the Director of Counseling at Credit Counseling of Arkansas. Doelger tells me that a recently unveiled Emergency Homeowner’s Loan Program (or “EHLP” for short) has great potential to help a relatively narrow slice of delinquent homeowners....
15 July 2011 - 16:05, by , in news, No comments
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a statement announcing that it will forbear from enforcing most provisions of its Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule against real estate brokers and their agents who assist financially distressed consumers in obtaining short sales from their lenders or servicers. As a result of the stay on enforcement, these...
14 July 2011 - 18:52, by , in news, No comments
Arkansas REALTORS® and REALTOR® boards:  As you, your firms and your boards finalize your selection for Realtor® -of-the-Year (or have agents who are selected) please keep in mind that the Arkansas REALTOR® newsletter is offering advertising opportunities in which your board(or their firm) can congratulate your local Realtor-of-the-Year.  Theads will appear in the October issue of the Arkansas REALTOR®. ...
14 July 2011 - 14:51, by , in news, No comments
    The following article by Sandra Kelley, Chairman, Public Relations Commitee of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association ran in the July issue of the Arkansas REALTOR®.    The amazing thing about being a REALTOR® is being able to help people in my community achieve their dreams. Much of the time this is through the purchase...
13 July 2011 - 16:33, by , in news, No comments
“The Arkansas REALTORS® Association is pleased to offer Arkansas REALTORS® an all-inclusive package from Form Simplicity at no additional charge,” said Mark Marchand, Chief Executive Officer of the ARA.  “There is not one thing that Form Simplicity offers that is not included in the ARA’s package. “ This unlimited package includes unlimited e-signatures, unlimited faxing,...
13 July 2011 - 14:05, by , in news, 1 comment
When shoppers look for light bulbs, one of the first things they check is the wattage. Starting next year, though, “lumens” will be the measure consumers will want to look for on light bulb labels.   “Wattage only tells you how much energy a bulb uses, but that is not as helpful with all the...