The Arkansas Housing Market: Our Real Estate Market Predictions

If you’re looking for a new home, there are a lot of factors to consider before you plunk down your deposit or down payment. One of the most important factors to take a look at is the Arkansas housing market. The market will tell you whether home prices are expected to go up or down. This can have a huge impact on how much you pay for a new home and even a rental. What can you expect in Arkansas in 2018? The Arkansas Housing Market: What … [Read more...]

2016 Arkansas Real Estate Market Predictions

In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States. The 29th largest state at 53,179 square feet, the Mississippi River makes up the eastern border. It was formerly known as The Land of Opportunity and is now currently known as The Natural State and is most noted as the home of well-known people such as businessman Sam Walton, musician Johnny Cash, and former president Bill Clinton. With 2,978,204 residents, Arkansas is the 33rd most … [Read more...]

2015 Arkansas Real Estate and Housing Market Predictions

Known as the “Natural State,” Arkansas offers both residents and tourists alike a number of outdoor recreation opportunities. But Arkansas also has an economy that has evolved to meet today’s demands. Six Fortune 500 companies call the state home, including the world’s leading retailer Walmart. CNBC ranks Arkansas as the 20th best state in the nation for doing business due to Arkansas having the second lowest cost of doing business and the … [Read more...]

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...]