Contributed by Arkansas Realtors Association

House to House: Honeybees can be nuisance, but are also beneficial

This week’s column was written by Kenny McConnell of the Charlotte John Co. in Little Rock. As we emerge from the recent historical “Ice Age” (I’m being facetious, for all you history buffs out there), green leaves begin to form, we see warm-blooded animals poking their heads around and then — especially here in the … Read More »

April 20th, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Professional inspection vital to home’s ‘health’

This week’s column was written by Andy Meyers of Meyers Realty in Hot Springs. The exterior of your house has to withstand the elements through all seasons. An annual inspection is important to ensure that all aspects of exterior structure are maintained. It pays to be vigilant in checking for any potential problems, because this … Read More »

April 13th, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Realtors offer valuable help for millennial generation

The numbers are in, and the millennial generation takes the top spot as the largest group of recent homebuyers in the U.S. According to the 2014 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent homebuyers and sellers, millennials (those 33 and younger) comprised 31 percent … Read More »

April 6th, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Setting a reasonable selling price is vital to the success of any real estate transaction

This week’s column was written by Kenny McConnell of the Charlotte John Co. in Little Rock. As a child, I remember sitting in front of what would now be considered my grandparents’ “giant” console television and watching Bob Barker carouse the audience in an attempt to get contestants excited and blurting out prices at random … Read More »

March 30th, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Consider these things before installing a swimming pool

This week’s column was written by Emily Morgan of the Arkansas Realtors Association  I find myself wishing I had an inground pool every weekend, it seems. I can picture swimming and sunbathing with friends during the day and enjoying a relaxing swim at night to cool off from the day’s heat. Although I would love … Read More »

March 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Warmer weather means time for spring cleaning

It’s spring cleaning time again. This is my favorite time to open up the doors and windows, turn on some music and give my house a good, deep cleaning. I always feel so much better after decluttering, re-organizing and tackling the cleaning that isn’t done quite as often as it should be. First things first. … Read More »

March 16th, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: First-time buyers face obstacles on path to homeownership

For people with good jobs and strong credit, today’s real estate market is an attractive one, with low mortgage interest rates and continued affordability. However, some buyers — especially first-time buyers — are struggling to enter the market and don’t always find the home buying process easy. According to the National Association of Realtors, first-time … Read More »

March 9th, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Tomato time — Follow these tips to grow fabulous fruit

This week’s column was written by Lisa Kaplan Gordon, a HouseLogic contributor and builder of luxury homes in McLean, Va. The tomato is a popular garden veggie that can be a challenge to grow. We’ll fix that. Tomatoes are like Goldilocks — they want everything to be just right. Mess up soil, sun and water … Read More »

March 4th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

House to House: Homeownership provides financial stability, personal income tax benefits

Being a homeowner requires responsibility. Owning a home comes with yard work, repairs, insurance and, of course, figuring out your taxes. With tax season in full swing, now is a good time to review what tax benefits are available to homeowners. “If you’re not already aware, a Realtor can tell you about the significant savings … Read More »

February 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 am

House to House: Streamline buying or selling process by working with one agent

This week’s column was written by Hayes Olson of The Property Shoppe in Batesville. Every time you enter a new coffee shop or a diner there is always fear that you may not know the appropriate lingo. It is as if there is a different language at each location. It took me months to realize … Read More »

February 16th, 2014 at 4:00 am