2013 Arkansas Housing Market

Arkasas' January home sales were up 11.6 percent from the previous year. Cause for celebration? Maybe, says the Arkansas Realtors Association. In announcing the home sales increase, ARA warned against becoming too hopeful where the state's real estate market is concerned. For one thing, January tends to be the slowest sales month of the year, and it's still too early to tell how summer sales will go. For another, month-to-month home … [Read more...]

Best Investors Real Estate Markets in 2010

Despite the troubled economy, the best buyers real estate markets for investors in 2010 possess stronger regional economies and the hottest prospects for the highest job growth in the country. Employment is the leading economic indicator for a strong housing market, and the best ten markets have what it takes. Huntsville, Alabama tops the list with massive job growth due to the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. … [Read more...]

2011 Arkansas Housing Market

Arkansas has one of the strongest economies with one of the best employment rates in the nation, which is propelling its housing markets to improving conditions much sooner than most of the U.S. Home sales haven’t been setting any records, but near record low mortgage rates have kept most markets active with homeowners who are able wait out the rest of the downturn. A recovery should be underway sometime in 2011. Arkansas has been impacted … [Read more...]

2012 Arkansas Housing Market

The volume of homes selling in Arkansas is rising as consumers take advantage of lower home prices and close to record low mortgage rates, but housing prices are declining and are forecast to drop in most areas of the state again in 2012. In the state capital, Little Rock, prices on homes have gradually been slipping over the last two years as an over supply of homes and foreclosures weigh on the market. Home sales haven’t been hitting any … [Read more...]

Disaster Housing Relief Provided in 8 States

By Mike Colpitts As anxieties rise with the floodwaters along the mighty Mississippi River and residents flee for higher ground, the U.S. government is gearing up for the largest disaster aid commitment it has ever made. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already dedicated funds to help disaster victims in eight states, including immediate foreclosure relief and funds for temporary housing. Eight Alabama counties have been … [Read more...]

2010 Arkansas Housing Market

Home sales haven’t exactly been flying in Arkansas, but sales rose in the first part of the year thanks to the home buyers' tax credit only to slow after the expiration of the federal credit. In a state that’s been less affected by the real estate crash than most, prices on homes have still been declining, but only marginally. The tax credit fueled the market for a time, but then ran out of gas as buyers became reluctant over the uncertain … [Read more...]