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Skyline Report: Northwest Arkansas Commercial Vacancy Rate Holds Steady

The region continues to see new space enter the market and get leased fairly quickly. read more >
A residential development in northwest Arkansas 
Construction / Real Estate

Skyline Report: Northwest Arkansas Home Sales Down, Inventory Up

New construction accounted for 39.9% of the homes sold in the second half of 2023, the highest percentage the report has found. read more >
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Skyline Report: Commercial Vacancy Rises in Northwest Arkansas

The vacancy rate for commercial real estate space in northwest Arkansas increased to 6.4% in the first half of 2023, according to the Arvest Bank Skyline Report. The rate is […] read more >
Construction / Real Estate

Higher Interest Rates Push Down Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

Meanwhile, price growth in the red hot market has slowed to single digits. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate

A Hard Sell: Home Prices Soar While Sales Plummet

Rising mortgage rates and low inventory hit Arkansas home sales hard. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Real Estate

Every Cloud … (Editorial)

We know an editor who says her favorite word is “context.” She is a good editor. read more >
Construction / Investments / Real Estate

Rising Rent Prices Mean More Homes for Rent

The surge in housing prices in northwest Arkansas is attracting investors buying houses to turn them into rental properties. That has meant a drop in the percentage of owner-occupied houses, a decline taking place for at least a decade. read more >
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NWA Leaders Work to Fix Lack of Affordable Housing

The expanding population in northwest Arkansas has put stress on the region, nowhere more so than on its housing market. read more >
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Construction / Real Estate

Skyline Report: Commercial Real Estate Tightens Slightly in NWA

The vacancy rate for commercial real estate in northwest Arkansas dropped to 5.6% in the second half of 2022, according to the Arvest Bank Skyline Report. read more >
A residential development in northwest Arkansas 
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Skyline Report: Home Sales Down in Northwest Arkansas

The report also says that home construction slowed in the second half of 2022. 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 >
The Ledger, a 230,000-SF six-story building at 240 S. Main St. in Bentonville.
Construction / Real Estate

Real Estate in NWA Is Red Hot (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

There’s still office space available in northwest Arkansas. But good luck finding storage. 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 >
Matt Kendall, mortgage division CEO of Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Rising Interest Rates and Property Costs Slow Lending MomentumLock Icon

Homebuyers hit the brakes as high-priced properties meet the highest mortgage rates in 14 years. 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 >
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business.
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UA Economist: Recession Talk ‘Little Bit Premature’

Despite dreary GDP and inflation numbers, Mervin Jebaraj found "significantly positive" signs in two sectors. read more >
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Record Number of Homes Sold in Northwest Arkansas, Report Says

The new high came despite a significant increase in the average sales price. read more >
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas
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UA Economist Gives Tepid Forecast for Arkansas

Mervin Jebaraj believes several important industries will have a difficult time reaching pre-pandemic employment levels. read more >
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas
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Speakers, Date Set for Business Forecast Luncheon

David Altig, executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, will give the national forecast. read more >