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29 June 2012 - 21:12, by , in House To House, No comments
House To House: REALTOR® Loyalty  By Hayes Olson  The Property Shoppe, Batesville   Every time you enter a new coffee shop or a diner there is always fear that you may not know the appropriate lingo. It is as if there is a different language at each location. It took me months to realize that...
13 June 2012 - 20:13, by , in news, No comments
        The Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been diligently working on a cookbook that will benefit both Special Olympics Arkansas & Hearts and Homes. The book contains our REALTOR® family’s favorite dishes as well as pages and pages of quick and easy recipes.  Members and the public can pre-order REALTORS® CAN COOK until...
12 June 2012 - 20:27, by , in news, No comments
Tim Grooms, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow  In 1987, Arkansas passed the Statutory Foreclosure Act of 1987 (Ark. Code Ann. §§ 18-50-101, et seq. (the “Act”)).  The Act has been successfully used by mortgage lenders in Arkansas to complete foreclosures in a far more efficient manner.  Prior to the Act, in order to foreclose, a...
12 June 2012 - 20:18, by , in news, No comments
Wally Loveless 2011/12 ARPAC Chairman On Sunday, June 3rd, the Arkansas REALTORS® Political Action Committee hosted a meet and greet reception for Congressman Tim Griffin at the home of Ted and Julie Mullenix in Hot Springs.  The Congressman spoke frankly about the challenges facing the 112th session of Congress and reaffirmed his commitment to maintain...
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...
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