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9 August 2011 - 14:34, by , in news, No comments
Julie Mills at the Arkansas Home Builders Association asked us to pass the word that anyone doing any work over $2,000 in a home is now required to have a license.  They can be grandfathered in until December 31, 2011.  This was Arkansas HB1991.
8 August 2011 - 15:00, by , in House To House, No comments
I am a composter.  Recently, my family built its first composting bin and, wow, are we filling it up.  The kids love it, are learning a lot and, much to my surprise, it is easy to do and hasn’t been stinking up my side yard (even in the 100 plus degree Arkansas heat).   At least...
7 August 2011 - 18:36, by , in House To House, No comments
I am a composter.  Recently, my family built its first composting bin and, wow, are we filling it up.  The kids love it, are learning a lot and, much to my surprise, it is easy to do and hasn’t been stinking up my side yard (even in the 100 plus degree Arkansas heat).   At least...
3 August 2011 - 19:36, by , in House To House, No comments
As a write this, the temperatures in Arkansas are soaring higher and higher.  Little Rock just hit 112 degrees tying the all time hottest day ever.  And, records date back to 1877.  So what can Arkansas homeowners do to maximize your air conditioning unit’s efficiency and help keep your home cool ?  Have Your Unit...
2 August 2011 - 19:32, by , in News Releases, No comments
Arkansas Realtor® and ARA Past President Karen Crowson has been named President-Elect of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). Founded in 1930, ARELLO is an international association of real estate regulatory agencies around the world that promotes excellence in global real estate regulation. Crowson is managing broker for Crye-Leike REALTORS®-Benton Branch. She has been...
2 August 2011 - 18:35, by , in news, No comments
Any changes to the mortgage interest deduction now or in the future could threaten recent progress toward stabilizing the housing market, critically erode home prices and values, destroy middle-class wealth accumulation and hurt economic growth. That was the message delivered by National Association of Realtors® NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun during a recent Rethinking the...
1 August 2011 - 15:59, by , in House To House, No comments
The amazing thing about working with REALTORS® is being able to help people in my community achieve their dreams.  Much of the time my REALTOR® friends and colleagues help through the purchase or sale of a home, but sometimes it is through fund raising efforts.  I have found that REALTORS® across the state have big...
1 August 2011 - 15:54, by , in news, No comments
Form Simplicity has scheduled another training webinar for Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 2:00PM -3:30PM CDT. The registration link is: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/r​egister/763194099.
31 July 2011 - 18:35, by , in House To House, No comments
Seven in 10 renters believe owning a home is a priority for their future. This is according to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey recently released by the National Association of Realtors®, which said more renters than ever (72 percent) aspire to home ownership, up from 63 percent in 2010. “It’s no surprise that most...
26 July 2011 - 13:54, by , in News Releases, No comments
 LITTLE ROCK (July 26, 2011) – The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced today that sales of home in Arkansas increased 31% in the second quarter of 2011 and the average price of homes in Arkansas grew by 6% to $141,613.”Our data shows that Arkansas REALTORS®  sold a total of 4,558 units during the first three months of the year.  In...