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31 January 2012 - 18:34, by , in news, No comments
Effective March 1, 2012 through June 15, 2012, AREC will offer scholarships of up to $65 for a limited number of active Arkansas Real Estate Brokers for completing the 2012 AREC Broker Continuing Education Course offered by one of the qualified providers identified on the AREC website, www.arec.arkansas.gov. A limited number of scholarships are available....
30 January 2012 - 16:47, by , in House To House, No comments
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released more than $863 million to help low-income households with their heating and other home energy costs under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). HHS is releasing the remaining funds, made available by the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74), to states,...
26 January 2012 - 15:16, by , in News Releases, No comments
2011 Sales, Prices Down One Percent Over 2010 LITTLE ROCK (January 26, 2012) – The Arkansas REALTORS® Association, the voice of real estate in Arkansas, announced that existing-home prices rose for the fourth month in December.   Average prices of  homes in the 42 county area monitored by the Association increased more than 2 percent from $144,842...
25 January 2012 - 21:27, by , in news, 2 comments
By far the most notable problems the Real Estate Commission Enforcement Department encountered in 2011 revolved around property management. Several firms that have been primarily involved in residential sales have evolved into property management in the past several months in an effort to create an additional revenue source and to maintain contacts with those owners...
25 January 2012 - 21:05, by , in news, No comments
In accordance with A. C. A. Section 17-42-502(a)(1) which states “The Commission may identify a specific topic or topics of not more than one (1) hour to be included in the six (6) classroom hour annual continuing education requirement”, the Arkansas Real Estate Commission is requiring that real estate licensees complete sixty minutes on specific...
25 January 2012 - 14:39, by , in news, 5 comments
As you know, your members have been expressing the need for broker-specific education for years. Following one of your leadership meetings in Russellville a few years ago, AREC assembled a task force of brokers, salespersons and educators to work with AREC staff to develop curricula specifically for broker pre-license, post-license and continuing education. That work...
24 January 2012 - 20:35, by , in House To House, No comments
I recently started a diet. Yes, yes, it was a New Year’s resolution, and it seems to be sticking. Hopefully, by the time you are reading this column, I’ve lost 10 pounds. I also ordered a set of DVDs that beat me and my husband through a series of brutal workouts from the comfort of...
19 January 2012 - 18:36, by , in news, No comments
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing more than $863 million today to grantees to help low-income households with their heating and other home energy costs under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). HHS is releasing the remaining funds, made available by the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2012 (Public Law...
12 January 2012 - 17:35, by , in News Releases, No comments
  Mobile-Enabled Agent Profiles Surfacing Deep Social Connections and Agent Recommendations Connect Real Estate Buyers, Sellers and Agents on Largest and Most Accurate Real Estate Site   CAMPBELL, Calif. – (January 11, 2012) — While technology continues to evolve the way people buy and sell properties, real estate transactions remain largely based on relationships and...
11 January 2012 - 17:08, by , in news, No comments
LITTLE ROCK – A type of warranty being offered to many Arkansas consumers is intended to provide protection for water service lines. Instead, consumers who purchase the product may be throwing their money down the drain.  Arkansas homeowners have reported receiving solicitations by mail from a company that touts warranty coverage for the water service...