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Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

Sales of seven-figure homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2015, but the million-dollar houses remain a small part of the market.
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David Jacobson Joins Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

David Jacobson has been hired as vice president of Medicaid business development and strategy at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.
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Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

There was a drop in seven-figure home sales in Washington and Benton counties in 2015. In 2014, 18 homes in the two counties sold for $1 million or more; in 2015, only 10 such homes were sold.
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