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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…
1 March 2012 - 17:19, by , in news, No comments
 The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: 2011 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics — These statistics provide vacancy rates, homeownership rates, and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the U.S., regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan areas. The state and metropolitan statistics are available annually, while national and...
1 March 2012 - 17:11, by , in news, No comments
Representing over 200,000 REALTORS®, REALTOR® Associations throughout the United States have stepped up their Facebook initiatives by making it simple for consumers to find, learn about and connect with their members through their own association pages on Facebook. Real estate is a social business. As supported by the recent growth, Facebook is quickly becoming the...
29 February 2012 - 19:53, by , in news, No comments
According to a news release today from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas consumers who purchased products with flat-panel, liquid crystal display screens may be eligible for restitution as a result of a settlement over allegations of price-fixing by LCD panel manufacturers.   McDaniel today issued this consumer alert to encourage consumers who purchased products...
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