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12 March 2012 - 17:37, by , in news, No comments
Hank Kelley, Partner and CEO of Flake & Kelley Commercial of Little Rock,  recently sat down with Arkansas Business to answer a few questions about the Commerical Real Estate market in Central Arkansas.  To read the interview on the Arkansas Business website, click here.
9 March 2012 - 22:04, by , in news, No comments
Arkansas REALTORS® Association Legislator-of-the-Year Representative Darrin Williams was elected speaker of the Arkansas House today.  According to the Associated Press, he will be the first black lawmaker to lead the state House and marking the highest elected position a black person has held in the state since Reconstruction. According to the AP report, only twice...
9 March 2012 - 19:26, by , in news, No comments
GRI 301-Ethics and Professionalism will be offered March 15th at ARA Building in Little Rock from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..  It is a wonderful class.  The instructor is Bruce Aydt-AWESOME!  It qualifies for CE, GRI and Quadrennial Ethics credit.  Every member of NAR is required to complete the Ethics requirement by December 31, 2012. ...
9 March 2012 - 17:10, by , in news, No comments
Free trees are still available to Entergy customers in Arkansas through the Energy-Saving Trees program, but customers must reserve quickly before the 1,000 trees remaining are claimed within days. Launched as a pilot initiative with the Arbor Day Foundation in 2011, the Energy-Saving Trees program conserves energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree...
7 March 2012 - 22:42, by , in news, No comments
LITTLE ROCK – In conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today the 10 most common complaints addressed by his office’s Consumer Protection Division. McDaniel’s Consumer Protection Division received 7,362 consumer complaints in 2011, including complaints from all 75 counties. Resolving those complaints put $1.6 million back into the hands of...
5 March 2012 - 21:26, by , in news, No comments
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today announced the launch of a new consumer education and awareness initiative, “Got Your Back, Arkansas,” to equip Arkansans with the information they need to navigate the consumer marketplace and avoid scams and fraud. The launch coincided with the start of National Consumer Protection Week, an annual observance that encourages to...
5 March 2012 - 17:36, by , in news, No comments
I have missed the snow this winter. Arkansas’s mild winter has not only prevented me and my children from wearing the beautiful new winter coats we purchased, it has also prevented the hosting of what I affectionately call “Snowpalooza.” It’s the at least one day each year when it snows or ices so hard that...
5 March 2012 - 15:42, by , in news, No comments
Average Home Prices Up for January LITTLE ROCK (March 5, 2012) – The average price of existing-homes in Arkansas rose by 7.7 percent over a year ago to $147,260 in January in the 42 county area surveyed by the Arkansas REALTORS® Association.  The Association also reported that the number of homes sold decreased by 1.1 percent...
2 March 2012 - 20:10, by , in news, 1 comment
Quarterly Servicer Assessments Show Mortgage Servicers Demonstrate Considerable Improvement in Implementation of the Making Home Affordable Program Administration Will Continue to Hold Servicers Accountable for their Progress as Additional Efforts to Reach Struggling Homeowners Get Underway WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today...
1 March 2012 - 17:59, by , in news, No comments
Residential real estate has become more complex over the years as a result of laws enacted to protect consumers’ welfare. Here are 23 federal laws that play a part in residential real estate.  Read more…