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[21 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,386 views]
Northwest Arkansas homes sales up for November, year

It appears that 2011 was a good year in northwest Arkansas as far as homes sales go. Sales were on the rise again in November, adding to a trend that’s been shaping up all year long in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties.
In November, Realtors in those counties sold 419 new and existing, single-family residences in northwest Arkansas through Arkansas Regional MLS (ARMLS). That’s up 10.55 percent from 379 closed sales in November 2010. The average sales price was $165,966, up 3.07 percent from $161,029 in November 2010. Sellers, on …

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[2 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,809 views]
Homes sales up, prices down

At long last, homes sales in Arkansas are on the rise but prices have dropped.
That was the state of things in July and August at least through the Natural State. In northwest Arkansas, for example, 615 homes were sold in August – up 28.39 percent over 479 sales in the same month a year ago. Meanwhile, the average sales price in August was $157,894, down 10.14 percent from $175,714 in the same month last year.
In the central part of the state, there were 841 homes sold in August – up …

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[23 May 2011 | No Comment | 3,740 views]
MyHomeMatching.com A free tool for real estate agents

While not marketed as an alternative to the traditional multiple listings service (MLS), MyHomeMatching.com is touted as a free tool to help real estate agents match prospective buyers with sellers.
Mark W. Lampe, founder and chief executive officer of the Arizona-based company, said he spent 2.5 years developing the site with one goal in mind — offering a free service for agents that puts listing agents in touch with the public. He said MyHomeMatching isn’t an alternative to a traditional MLS because the focus is different — an MLS boasts agent-to-agent …

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[22 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,074 views]
I’ve chosen my lender, so what’s next?

One of the major steps in purchasing a home, of course, is finding a lender.
While some people are in a position to buy homes outright, most buyers will have to finance their homes. Many buyers start hunting for homes by finding houses in price ranges they believe they can afford then finding lenders – and mortgage packages – that fit their needs.
Once the financing is squared away and a buyer knows which price range to shop in, the next step is to figure out how to find that ideal house …