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Flats at SoMa: VA Hospital-Turned-Housing Redevelopment Set to Open Summer 2024

Pace Burt’s 11-story Flats at SoMa is set to open this spring in the old Veterans Affairs Hospital in Little Rock. read more >
Investments / Real Estate

Wall Street Bets on Better Days Ahead for US Homebuilders

KB Home, PulteGroup and Tri Pointe Homes are among more than a dozen U.S. homebuilders whose stock price is up by more than 20% this year. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Investments / Real Estate

Mortgage Rates’ Rise Has Led to Wide Gap With US Bond Yields

This spread has historically averaged around 170 basis points a month, but between March and October it averaged about 240 basis points. read more >
Signage at a D.R. Horton corporate office in Orlando, Florida. The nation's biggest home builder has acquired Riggins Custom Homes of Fayetteville, expanding its presence in the northwest Arkansas market.
Construction / Public Companies / Real Estate

D.R. Horton to Acquire Fayetteville Home Builder for $107M

The cash deal for Riggins Custom Homes includes about 3,000 lots, 170 homes in inventory and 173 homes in sales order backlog. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal / Real Estate

‘Zombie Debt’: Homeowners Face Foreclosure on Old Mortgages

Some homeowners believed their second loans were rolled in with their first mortgage payments or forgiven. Now they're being told the loans weren't dead after all. read more >
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Relocated Tyson Execs Could Be $250M Boon to NWALock Icon

The regional economic impact would include additional jobs in health care, education and construction. read more >
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With Population Growth Not Slowing, ‘Hard Choices’ Needed Soon in NWA

New figures show 5% growth in just the past two years, presenting strains — and opportunities — for the region. read more >
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Construction / Real Estate

Skyline Report: Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Tightens in NWA

While space is getting harder to find, commercial building permits dropped in the first half of 2022 compared to the previous year. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Mortgage Rates Hit 6%, First Time Since 2008 Housing Crash

The long-term average rate has more than doubled since a year ago. read more >
A home in the downtown Bentonville area near the city's water tower
Construction / Real Estate

Report: Home Sales Down, Prices Up in Northwest Arkansas

The latest Skyline Report found that the pace of new construction in the region slowed because of supply chain issues. read more >
Government & Politics / Real Estate

Military Families’ Housing Benefits Lag as Rents Explode

Reports of the housing squeeze that military families are feeling has alarmed members of Congress who are pushing legislation that would force the Department of Defense to rethink how it handles housing. read more >
Real Estate

US Home Sales Fell Again in July as Housing Slowdown Deepens

The slowdown in sales was most pronounced in the Western part of the country, home to some of the nation's most expensive housing markets. read more >
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Banking & Finance

Bank of America CEO: Struggling Americans Feel They Are in a Recession

Brian Moynihan cited two major issues negatively impacting average Americans — gas prices and rent — as reasons to be concerned. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

US Key 30-Year Mortgage Rate Jumps Back Over 5%, Now 5.22%

Last week the 30-year rate fell below 5% for the first time in four months. read more >
Cyclists cross the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock over the Arkansas River. Housing construction in the Little Rock metro area hit a 14-year high in 2021.
Construction / Real Estate

Little Rock Region Saw Post-COVID Housing Boom, Report Says

Housing starts in the region hit a 14-year high. Meanwhile, affordability remained among the best in the nation, according to Metroplan. read more >
Business Services / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Real Estate / Small Business

‘Crisis of Success’ Spurs New NWA Council Strategy

A report provides five areas of focus, including talent retention, to help the region now that it has reached an inflection point. read more >
Gas prices on display at a Chevron station in West Linn, Oregon in March 2022
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US Inflation Hit a New 40-Year High Last Month of 8.6%

Behind the surge is much higher prices for food, energy, rent, airline tickets and and new and used cars. read more >
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Labor Challenges, Bargain Housing Noted in Report on Little Rock Region’s Economy

Job growth is running at a slightly slower pace than the national average, but the region has advantages in other areas. read more >
Education / Real Estate

Housing Shortage, Soaring Rents Squeeze US College Students

In some cases, the rental increases have been exacerbated by a lack of on-campus housing. read more >
A home sale sign in a residential area. Home prices soared in the U.S. in July 2021.
Construction / Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump 12.4% in November, Highest in 7 Months

Demand has surged this year as many Americans cooped up by the pandemic seek out larger homes. read more >