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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,538 views]
Week in review (2/16-2/27)

Yeah, yeah, yeah — the title should probably be something more along the lines of “two weeks in review.”
Still, you get the idea. Besides, the past couple of weeks have been hectic and — for that reason — the expected “week in review” item wasn’t posted last week.
So it’s time to make up for it. Quite a bit has gone on over the past couple of weeks in that we’ve posted housing market reports, news of the National Association of Realtors possibly overstating its sales numbers for the past few …

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[27 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | 3,300 views]
NAR numbers questioned by CoreLogic

In a recent article about the January housing market report from northwest Arkansas, we at First Arkansas News called into question the accuracy of the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) interpretation of the housing market reports it releases.
It turns out we’re not the only ones suspicious of what the NAR reports these days. According to a Wall Street Journal article, CoreLogic is suggesting that NAR’s numbers could be off substantially. Who is CoreLogic? A real estate analytics firm in Santa Ana, Calif., that counted 3.3 million sales of existing homes …