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House to House: Protect Your Home from Increased Crime During Summer Months

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 30, 2015 - House To House
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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 […]

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House to House: Prepare for Vacation with Home Safety Checklist

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 30, 2015 - House To House
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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 […]

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House to House: Brokers Disagree over Broker Fee Disclosure

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 30, 2015 - House To House
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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 […]

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Expectations Grow Greater For Broker Fee Disclosure

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 18, 2015 - News & Events
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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 […]

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Congressman French Hill Meet/Greet, Chris Polychron Boardroom Dedication & More from June Meetings

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 18, 2015 - News & Events, News Releases
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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, […]

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Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 18, 2015 - News Releases
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Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation MEDIA CONTACT: SARA WISKERCHEN / 202-383-1013 / EMAIL Original post from realtor.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 […]

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CFPB Takes First Steps Toward Greater Clarity on RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Enforcement

Posted by Emily Morgan - June 3, 2015 - News & Events, News Releases
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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 […]

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House to House: Arkansas Realtors® Hold Raffle to Benefit Special Olympics Arkansas

Posted by Emily Morgan - May 28, 2015 - House To House, News & Events
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House to House: Arkansas Realtors® Hold Raffle to Benefit Special Olympics Arkansas By: Emily Morgan, Director of Public Relations Arkansas Realtors® have a long-standing tradition of community involvement, making a difference in the neighborhoods in which they serve.   Realtors® volunteer their time and effort with numerous charities and worthy causes on a local, state and national level. The […]

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Thousands of Realtors® to Advance Key Housing Issues and Priorities in Nation’s Capital

Posted by Emily Morgan - May 26, 2015 - News & Events, News Releases
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Thousands of Realtors® to Advance Key Housing Issues and Priorities in Nation’s Capital Fighting for all current and prospective American home and property owners, more than 8,500 Realtors® stormed Washington, D.C., this week to urge action on various real estate issues during the 2015 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Arkansas Realtors® joined fellow Realtors® […]

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Arkansas Home Sales for March

Posted by Emily Morgan - May 26, 2015 - News & Events
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Arkansas Home Sales for March LITTLE ROCK (May 20, 2015) – Arkansas REALTORS® experienced an increase in the number of homes sold statewide in March as reflected in a report distributed by the Arkansas REALTORS® Association this morning. The number of homes sold in March increased by more than 15 percent while the average price of those homes sold increased by more than […]

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