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9 May 2017 - 20:12, by , in House To House, Comments off
Neighbors Helping Neighbors By Miki Bass, CEO, Arkansas REALTORS® Association When Disaster Strikes, we can ALL help! Hearts & Homes of Arkansas, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established in 2009 by Arkansas REALTORS® Association to assist citizens across Arkansas who have lost their home or the ability to pay for their home through a natural...
28 February 2017 - 18:17, by , in House To House, Comments off
House to House: It’s Tax Time! By: Emily Morgan, Director of Public Relations of the Arkansas Realtors® Association Have you started working on your taxes? Not to brag, but I’ve already filed mine and gotten my federal return back, yay! But, my taxes are also very simple. My dad helps me with preparing them and...
17 February 2017 - 19:58, by , in House To House, Comments off
House to House: House Damage and Resale Value Guest Article by: Service Pros Local   Water damage is something you can’t leave unrepaired. It can not only cause health problems and open the way for further damage down the road, it can also cause mold and mildew to multiply. These spores can damage health over...
13 February 2017 - 20:16, by , in House To House, Comments off
The Myth of the Mortgage Down Payment     Did you know that the median down payment for first-time buyers has been 6 percent for three straight years? If you answered no to this question, you are likely not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors® Aspiring Home Buyer Profile, 87 percent of non-homeowners indicated...
17 January 2017 - 16:43, by , in House To House, Comments off
House to House: New Years’ Resolution: Home Organization by February 1 By Emily Morgan, Director of Public Relations and Communications   I recently read an article on HouseLogic.com that gave a plan to have your home organized by February 1st by spending an hour or less a day working towards that goal. Sounds crazy, right?...
17 January 2017 - 16:41, by , in House To House, Comments off
Realtors®’ Housing Expectations for 2017   As another strong year for the housing market has come to an end and the calendar turned over to 2017, it is time to examine the housing outlook and expectations for the new year.   Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of...
3 January 2017 - 18:12, by , in House To House, Comments off
House to House: Housing Then and Now: Trends in Home Buyer and Sellers Across 35 Years Thirty-five years ago, the National Association of Realtors® introduced the first Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. The year was 1981 and mortgage rates were over four times higher than they are today, and first-time buyers made up a...
5 December 2016 - 22:06, by , in House To House, Comments off
House to House: Should you sell your home this holiday season?   The holidays have arrived and so has the time of year when home sellers wonder whether they should keep their properties on the market or take them off. Or if owners haven’t listed their home yet, they may be asking themselves if they...
1 December 2016 - 22:08, by , in House To House, Comments off
Consumer Protections Diminish with Unlicensed Persons By Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission   Most of us who have had a remodeling job done, a roof replaced or a tree cut down have been advised to ask the individual providing the services whether they are properly bonded or licensed. This is...
7 November 2016 - 14:57, by , in House To House, Comments off
Failed Closings can cause a Dilemma for Sellers By Gary Isom, Executive Director of the Arkansas Real Estate Commission In a real estate transaction, a difficult situation for the seller occurs when a buyer fails or refuses to close pursuant to the terms of the sales contract. These scenarios may vary from a buyer who...