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30 June 2015 - 15:57, by , in House To House, No comments
House to House: Protect Your Home from Increased Crime During Summer Months  While the summer months are often characterized by warmer weather and the smell of sunscreen, they’re also the peak season for burglaries. There’s an uptick in crime rates during the summer months, but many people don’t think it will happen to them. “Burglary...
30 June 2015 - 15:56, by , in House To House, No comments
House to House: Prepare for Vacation with Home Safety Checklist Vacations require a certain amount of planning and preparation, but one element that is often overlooked is home safety. “Just like you create a packing list, homeowners should have a home safety checklist that they follow before going on vacation,” Jonathan Moore, 2015 Arkansas Realtors®...
30 June 2015 - 15:55, by , in House To House, No comments
Brokers Disagree over Broker Fee Disclosure By Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission   So, the day before closing, the seller’s broker discovered that his seller would be paying a fee to the buyer’s broker for professional services rendered. The buyer had agreed to pay this fee to his buyer broker...
18 June 2015 - 16:55, by , in news, No comments
Expectations Grow Greater For Broker Fee Disclosure From the Arkansas Real Estate Commission A case heard by the Commission on Monday, June 8, 2015, will likely increase expectations for brokers representing buyers to disclose fees the buyer’s broker will receive through seller concessions. Following the hearing, the Commissioners were concerned that their decision not to sanction the...
18 June 2015 - 15:32, by , in news, News Releases, No comments
The Arkansas REALTORS® Association kicked off their June Meetings with a Meet and Greet with Congressman French Hill. About 75 Arkansas REALTORS® gathered at the Arkansas REALTORS® Association building on Sunday, June 14th 2015, to meet and listen to Congressman Hill speak on current issues in the real estate industry. On Monday, June 15th, Arkansas...
18 June 2015 - 13:34, by , in News Releases, No comments
REALTORS® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation MEDIA CONTACT: SARA WISKERCHEN / 202-383-1013 / EMAIL Original post from REALTORS®.org WASHINGTON (June 17, 2015) –National Association of REALTORS® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement  of a...
3 June 2015 - 20:49, by , in news, News Releases, No comments
CFPB Takes First Steps Toward Greater Clarity on RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Enforcement   WASHINGTON (June 3, 2015) – The following is a statement from National Association of REALTORS® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement  of “sensitivity” to companies making...