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20 March 2012 - 20:26, by , in news, No comments
Looking to save some money? Well starting TODAY,The Arkansas REALTORS® Association members can now save up to 30 percent on their express shipping courtesy ofUPS (NYSE:UPS). Customers wanting to sign up for the UPS Savings Program can log on to the ARA Web Site at www.ArkansasRealtors.com for more information or log onto http://www.savewithups.com/ara .  The...
20 March 2012 - 13:55, by , in news, 2 comments
As a kid who grew up in a north central Arkansas town with a population of 764, the basic college courses of Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation opened my eyes to sights and sounds I’d neither seen nor heard in my formative eighteen years. Until that time, it had never been my job to know...
19 March 2012 - 14:17, by , in House To House, No comments
Residents should be very careful when returning home following tornados. Once it is safe to do so, Allstate (NYSE: ALL) recommends that homeowners carefully inspect their homes for signs of damage. While checking for damage, Allstate reminds residents to pay particular attention to the following areas: Look for wall cracks in spots where there weren’t...
16 March 2012 - 18:32, by , in news, No comments
As part of its continuing effort to help families find decent housing and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced more than $42 million in housing counseling grants to 468 national, regional and local organizations.  As a result of this funding, hundreds of thousands of households will...
16 March 2012 - 16:54, by , in news, No comments
The Lowe’s program for REALTORS® offers personalized marketing tools from Lowe’s through its participation in the REALTOR Benefits® Program. The Lowe’s program for REALTORS® includes: Free, customized direct-mail pieces (print or digital format) with 10-percent-off coupons, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. Five-percent-off dicounts on Lowe’s gift cards. Helpful tips, emails and videos...
16 March 2012 - 14:10, by , in news, No comments
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its National Foreclosure Report for January, which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures, foreclosure inventory and 90+ delinquency rates. There were 69,000 completed foreclosures in January 2012, compared to 80,000 in January 2011, and 65,000 in December 2011. The number of...
14 March 2012 - 14:33, by , in news, No comments
The Public Relations Committee and the Equal Opportunity Committee have partnered to bring our members the most comprehensive Fair Housing resource! This handbook is an excellent resource for fair housing guidance. It is the most comprehensive fair housing resource available in the industry. Includes: • Suggested fair housing office procedures • Background on fair housing...
14 March 2012 - 13:40, by , in news, No comments
A recent news release from  The Maids suggests easy ways to enjoy a sparkling start to the new season. Wash your walls. Use a spray bottle filled with water and a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Spray the solution on a clean cloth, and clean each wall in sections. Let the solution sit for a few minutes before...
14 March 2012 - 13:33, by , in news, No comments
HOUSTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — While the landmark $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement was just announced last month, scammers have wasted no time capitalizing on the vulnerability of desperate homeowners. The settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers was signed by federal and state officials Feb. 9, and will provide assistance for homeowners...
13 March 2012 - 14:08, by , in news, No comments
Almost half would install dashboards to control energy use Majorities of Americans say that they are knowledgeable about energy sources, but are they making changes and taking advantage of what is out there to monitor their own usage? Majorities of Americans are doing some basic things like turning off lights, televisions or other appliances when...