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30 March 2012 - 18:48, by , in news, No comments
GRI 306-Investments has been postponed until August 8, 2012.  Class will not be held on April 5th at the ARA Building.
NAR: Low Real Estate Prices, Desire for Family Retreat Propel Vacation Home Sales to Four-Year High
30 March 2012 - 14:50, by , in news, No comments
82% of Vacation Home Buyers Say Now is Good Time to Purchase AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a sign of an emerging recovery in the real estate market, sales of vacation homes in 2011 reached a four-year high, powered by the lowest median sales price in eight years, low mortgage rates, and...
30 March 2012 - 14:44, by , in House To House, No comments
Springtime means home improvement projects – and often includes painting. But what should be done with unwanted leftover paint? Just in time for Earth Month, Dunn-Edwards Paints has a short video, How to Properly Dispose of Paint , that every do-it-yourselfer should view. Host of the video, professional painter Cole Schaefer, points out that “you...
28 March 2012 - 14:51, by , in news, No comments
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants you to know that when spring blooms, con artists often start knocking, offering to make improvements to homes and property. “Spring is a prime time for people looking to take advantage of senior citizens, people who live alone and families with weather-related damage to their homes,” McDaniel said. “I...
28 March 2012 - 13:40, by , in news, 1 comment
Attitudes About Homeownership as an Investment, Financial Constraints, and Mortgage Accessibility May Stand in the Way of Americans’ Purchase Decisions Fannie Mae’s (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) latest quarterly National Housing Survey focuses on the state of homeownership aspirations among Americans across all demographic groups. The survey finds that despite the recent housing crisis, most Americans...
27 March 2012 - 15:20, by , in news, No comments
WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $72.6 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 10,000 homeless veterans.  The...
26 March 2012 - 14:43, by , in House To House, No comments
April marks the 44th anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which strives to ensure equal housing opportunity for all. According to Little Rock REALTOR® Edward Loveless, chairman of the Arkansas REALTORS<sup>&reg;</sup> Association Equal Opportunity Committee, REALTORS® are dedicated to advancing fair housing laws and eliminating discrimination, and can give their buyer and seller clients...
21 March 2012 - 14:04, by , in news, No comments
One of the many benefits of being a part of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association is the ability to leverage our vendor relationships to improve your business. With that in mind, the Association is proud to announce a new relationship with UPS that provides outstanding shipping discounts for our members.  Through the UPS Discount Program, you...
21 March 2012 - 13:58, by , in news, No comments
By Guest Writer Michael Soon Lee, CRS, GRI April is Fair Housing Month and Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey consistently shows that Hispanics, and African-Americans are generally more positive about owning a home than the general population. More than one-third of Hispanics and African Americans say they will buy a home in the next three...
21 March 2012 - 13:38, by , in news, No comments
DIY Network is on a mission to find America’s Most Desperate Landscape . The go-to-destination for home improvement television is asking viewers to share evidence of their desperate landscapes with the Network in hopes of receiving a $25,000 yard makeover. Now through Monday, April 30, 2012, homeowners can upload photos and videos of their ugly...