Your ARA News & Updates
~February Meetings~
"We had a great turnout for our meetings! Hearts and Homes held a silent auction and was very successful. We appreciate all of you that donated and participated in the auction. We are so excited about all of the great plans for 2018 and look forward to a successful year! Our 2018 Convention will be September 17-19th in Hot Springs. You will not want to miss it!"
- President Velda Lueders
Lawrence Yun Bio
Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. He oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR® members.
Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. Dr. Yun appears often as a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal and is a regular guest columnist on the Forbes website.
Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Where: Kansas City, Missouri at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza
When: April 8-9
Speakers: Elizabeth Mendenhall, Jim Gamble, Lawrence Yun, and Jeff Montgomery
It’s tax time again so don’t forget...

A credit of up to $50.00 per taxpayer ($100 for a joint return) is allowed against your Arkansas individual income tax liability for contributions made to the Arkansas REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC). Simply provide the contribution information to your tax preparer or use form AR1000TC when completing your individual tax returns. 
What topics would you like to see discussed at the 2018 Convention?
Technology/Digital Innovation
Real Estate Trends
Listing/Pricing Strategies
New Tax Laws
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