Contributed by Arkansas Realtors Association

House to House: Home Energy Scores impact real estate markets across U.S.

This week’s column was written by Tim Miller, CEO of Enhabit, a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, that seeks to create social impact through better living spaces. Enhabit’s programs are designed to help families at all income levels improve the efficiency, health and resilience of their homes. We’re all familiar with measures that assess the … Read More »

June 10th, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: Consider these factors when buying a home this year

This week’s column was written by Hannah Whittenly, a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, California. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. When you’re ready to buy a home, it’s important to take every factor into consideration. Changes in the market from year to year can have a major impact … Read More »

June 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: Ask these questions before hiring a moving company

This week’s column was written by Haley Kieser, a native of Arizona. She loves reading, writing and sharing information with others. In Kieser’s spare time, you can find her exploring the outdoors, tackling DIY projects or getting creative. Kieser currently covers the moving industry for You Move Me. Let’s not beat around the bush. Moving … Read More »

May 27th, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: 10 ways to safeguard home, prepare for emergency

This week’s column was written by Sage Singleton, a home- and community-safety expert for SafeWise. Singleton has written for a variety of publications, ranging from government websites to lifestyle magazines. In her free time, she enjoys planning weddings, traveling and learning to speak French. When disasters strike, they come without warning. This is why you … Read More »

May 20th, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: A beginner’s guide to growing a vegetable garden

This week’s column was written by Kris Holland, director of Black River Landscape Management in Randolph, New Jersey. To learn more about outdoor-living trends and to design your own vegetable garden, visit www.blackriverlandscaping.com. Next to building a patio, one of the most popular backyard projects for many homeowners is growing their own vegetable garden. As … Read More »

May 13th, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: Ready to make an offer? Top tips for first-time homebuyers

Today’s column was guest-written by Hannah Whittenly, a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, California. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. The housing market in some areas of the country may make your home search more difficult, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Be aware of what the market looks … Read More »

May 6th, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: Tips help streamline planning a bathroom renovation

This week’s column was guest-written by Megan Wild, a home-improvement specialist who is currently covering the industry for Lowe’s. When Wild is not writing, you can find her hiking in the great outdoors or tweeting housing information @Megan_Wild. She loves fixing up old homes and making them beautiful and functional again. Some might say it’s … Read More »

April 30th, 2018 at 9:03 am

House to House: Home not selling? Consider these possible reasons

This week’s column was guest-written by Charles Muotoh, the owner of dcrealestatetguru.com, a real estate firm focused on leveraging digital marketing strategies to serve buyers and sellers of real estate in the Washington, D.C., area. When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale — especially if … Read More »

April 22nd, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: Consider these factors before deciding to downsize

Today’s column was written by Nancy Kupka, Ph.D., a registered nurse. Kupka, a former home-care specialist, has years of senior-care experience. She is currently manager of clinical programs and quality for Walgreens. As you age, you may decide that less is more. When you downsize your home, there can be less to pay for, less … Read More »

April 15th, 2018 at 6:00 am

House to House: Why it’s important for homebuyers to enlist aid of Realtor

This week’s column was written by Juli Gates, director of communication for the Arkansas Realtors Association. Buying a home can be overwhelming. There are so many voices telling you to do this or that, and unfortunately, some buyers end up more frustrated than when they began the process in the first place. If you are … Read More »

April 8th, 2018 at 6:00 am