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[25 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,317 views]
Central Arkansas housing market down for December, year

In spite of slightly improved numbers in December, the central Arkansas housing market last year lagged considerably behind sales in 2009.
What weighed on the market last year? A sluggish economy obviously took its toll on sales in 2010 and a high unemployment rate didn’t help things either — Arkansas closed out 2010 with a 7.9 percent unemployment rate, which is up from 7.6 percent recorded at the end of 2009. Perhaps the largest factor impacting sales was the expiration of federal tax credits for first time and repeat home buyers.
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