November 1, 2019
We Need Your Voice!
City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 5th
starts at 5:30 but come early!
City of Fayetteville Develops Burdensome Design Regulations
for Private Single-Family Residences

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 5, 2019) The Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS® today announced their opposition to a proposal by the City of Fayetteville Planning Commission. The proposed ordinance limits the width of driveways in certain single-family zoned residences and is aimed at precluding the right of private single-family homeowners to build front-oriented two car garages. The new ordinance will apply to all property zoned as NC, even some properties currently under development. The Planning Commission has also expressed an interest in expanding the NC zone to additional properties in the future thereby expanding the application of this new ordinance.

“The Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS® has a long history of supporting private property rights,” said president, Jennifer Welch. “We will continue to advocate for every individual’s right to the use of their own property free from the overreach of local government by vigorously opposing overburdensome regulations such as the ordinance proposed by the City of Fayetteville Planning Commission.”

The Board of REALTORS® contends the proposed ordinance amounts to a local zoning regulation prohibited by state law because it dictates design elements of single-family housing on private property. Act 446 of 2019 prohibits local regulations that dictate residential building design elements including location, design, placement, or architectural styling of windows and doors, garage doors and garage structures. While on its face, the proposed ordinance dictates only the width of driveways; it effectively dictates the design size and placement of garage structures by precluding the property owner’s options, putting it in conflict with state law.

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On May 19, 2018 the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) voted to broaden the options available to associations for publishing the names of Code of Ethics violators. On September 17, 2018 the Board of Directors of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association (ARA) voted to allow the publication of violators. In an effort to make ethics violations and the disciplinary process more transparent, the Arkansas REALTORS® Association is publishing the names of members who are found in violation of the Code of Ethics. In cases where our local members are involved, the Northwest Arkansas Board of REALTORS® will publish these notices on behalf of the ARA.
Mark your Calendars!  
Sean Carpenter will be at NABOR on December 6th presenting
"50+ Ways to get Listings, Buyers and Referrals". 

Registration opens next week but you can click HERE to get a taste of what is to come.
We want to thank our sponsors who are making this event possible! McNaughton Real Estate, President Elect Don McNaughton, City Title & Closing, Chandra Beach Team at Cornerstone Home Lending, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Realty Title, Franklin Heat & Air, Centennial Bank, Farmers Insurance - Shelley Parson, Rock Mortgage, First Western Mortgage, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Truity Credit Union, Signature Bank, WACO Title, Lindsey & Associates, Lenders Title, Rockhill Studios, Riverwood Homes, Iberia Bank, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney Faucette, NextHome NWA Pro Realty and Flat Branch Home Loans.
Tickets on sale NOW for $43! If you purchase your tickets before November 3rd you will be in an early bird drawing for $500!
Just visit ims.nwarealtors.org and click on the online store
Want to stay the night?
Embassy Suites has a block of rooms reserved for NABOR.
You can either reserve online ( www.northwestarkansas.embassysuites.com , code NBR) or call at 479-254-8400
Our last CE of the year was certainly a "creepy" success! Congratulations to our contest winner Dee Stewart. Want to see all the contestants? Visit our closed Facebook group "Welcome to the NABORhood". If you are not on the page please click HERE and join the group.

Thank you again to our sponsors Budget Blinds and Grand Savings Bank!
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