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31 May 2012 - 15:45, by , in news, No comments
Reprinted with permission from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ Board of Directors last year made several enhancements to the NAR Code of Ethics that take effect this year to help ensure the Code remains up-to-date as practitioners confront new situations. Here are four changes you’ll want to make note of....
31 May 2012 - 14:55, by , in news, No comments
Many participants in a real estate transaction get excited at the thought of having a cash buyer. After all, there are so many potential issues that can become non-issues with a cash buyer. However, real estate licensees need to exercise caution on behalf of their cash-buying clients and avoid allowing a novice real estate purchaser...
30 May 2012 - 19:24, by , in news, No comments
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel recently won court judgments against two roofing companies that defrauded Arkansas homeowners and violated state law. These companies engaged in similar, illegal tactics, despite one being a multistate corporation based in Georgia and the other being an operation based locally. It is those kinds of tactics that homeowners should avoid, McDaniel...
25 May 2012 - 14:36, by , in news, No comments
NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mortgage rates were little changed, remaining at record low levels. The average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate was unchanged at the record low of 3.97 percent according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.41 discount and origination...
24 May 2012 - 14:28, by , in news, No comments
Sales Down 10 percent, Prices Up 10 percent LITTLE ROCK (May 24, 2012) – Arkansas Realtors® had an interesting month in April as reflected in a report distributed by the Arkansas Realtors® Association this morning. The number of homes sold in Arkansas decreased by 10 percent over a year ago while the average price of those...
Photo Collage from NAR Mid-Year Meetings
17 May 2012 - 18:19, by , in news, No comments
The following article is by Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. A question we often receive is whether an executive broker can review their own contract or if they are required to have a second executive broker or their supervising broker do so. There are two Commission Regulations that we should...
REALTORS Raise Awareness at Real Estate Rally
17 May 2012 - 18:01, by , in news, No comments
WASHINGTON (May 17, 2012) – An estimated 15,000 Realtors® converged on the grounds of the Washington Monument today to make their voices heard on behalf of homeowners, real estate investors, and those who aspire to homeownership. At the Rally to Protect the American Dream, Realtors® from every state in the country joined invited members of...
16 May 2012 - 16:35, by , in news, No comments
If you couldn’t be here this week to participate in the Rally to Protect the American Dream, then do the next best thing.  Participate online. That’s right.  You don’t need to be in Washington, DC to be a part of this historic event.  You can take part in our Virtual Rally. And it’s important that...
14 May 2012 - 14:51, by , in news, No comments
Online Real Estate Giant Adds Video on Demand to Search Experience with RealBizMedia CAMPBELL, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Realtor.com operator, Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, and RealBizMedia, the leading provider of rich media content delivery for the real estate industry, today announced an agreement to launch the Realtor.com...