ar: A truly short SHORT SALE story in West Memphis Ar - 10/31/11 04:35 AM
A truly short SHORT SALE story in West Memphis Ar
Short Sale, anyone who did one before knows there is nothing short about it.  I am not claiming to be a short sale specialist, we don't have enough short sales in our market to call it a niche, which is good actually.
As economy being unstable as it is, many home owners fall into the same financial crisis; losing their job, make less than before, divorce, health issues, you name it and it is out there.  Even though we are not saturated with short sales in our market, we still have some shares out there.
I … (2 comments)

ar: Home for sale in Pleasant Plains 745 Lackey Road in Marion Ar 72364 - 10/13/11 04:22 AM
Home for sale in Pleasant Plains 745 Lackey Road in Marion Ar 72364 Single Family Home for sale in Marion, AR … (10 comments)

ar: Epic Signs is The answer for ordering all your signs, banners, printings and so much more company in West Memphis Ar - 10/07/11 07:05 AM
Epic Signs is The answer for ordering all your signs, banners, printings and so much more company in West Memphis Ar

In 2008 Epic Signs bought the business from former Akins Signs, the same location at 511 S 2nd Street in West Memphis, Ar, same number, too, 870-735-4516.  I ordered my signs from Akins Signs and I continue to do business with the new owner Mary Jo Clark along with her husband Charles and her son Pete.  Oh, I can't forget about Rufus, their cute cute puppy.  Rufus is such a friendly and cutest puppy, he loves to come and greet … (8 comments)

ar: Come join the fun at the 5K run Hometown Festival in Crawfordsville Ar this Saturday 10/8/2011 - 10/05/11 08:30 AM
Come join the fun at the 5K run Hometown Festival in Crawfordsville Ar this Saturday 10/8/2011
It is that time of the year again!  The 5K run Hometown Festival in Crawfordsville, Ar is coming this Saturday on 10/8/2011 starting at 9 am and finishes around 4 pm.  I was told there are at least 70 vendors will be there selling arts and crafts, goodies and food this year.
The festival is getting bigger and better as it grows each year, and it also became one of the festivals on my must go list.  It is definitely a family friendly event, there … (12 comments)

ar: Good things keep coming to those who work hard to earn the rewards. - 09/16/11 04:45 PM
I wrote A successful story of credit repair to become a home owner at last a few days ago, my client is under contract today!!  Got a great deal on a house that was redone, new carpet, new paint, move in ready for a very great price, seller is paying for the closing cost, home warranty, and best of all, her interest rate is only 3.5%!!!  She is using ADDI loan, inspection will be paid and done by ADDI for her, and seller has to fix all the repair items if there is any.  All she needs to pay is her earnest money, … (16 comments)

ar: A Happy Ending for my Buyer who came out of a FSBO nightmare - 09/08/11 09:40 AM
As a real estate agent, I tend to cringe when I hear someone wants to buy a FSBO house without an agent, especially if they are first time buyer.  It is way too risky to enter a twilight zone like that without any proper guidance at all.
I have a FSBO nightmare to tell today.  I got a call from a young couple about a month ago, and wanted to see a very cute older home and they told me they were already pre-approved to buy.  After meeting with them, they told me they were buying a house which was FSBO … (15 comments)

ar: Beautiful home for sale in Riverwest Estate in Marion Ar. - 09/03/11 10:01 AM
Beautiful home for sale in Riverwest Estate in Marion Ar. Single Family Home for sale in Marion, AR … (18 comments)

ar: The 9th Annual Taste of the Town is coming on August 2nd 2011 in West Memphis, Ar. - 07/28/11 09:39 AM
The 9th Annual Taste of the Town is coming on August 2nd 2011 in West Memphis, Ar.
Yummy!!  The 9th Annual Taste of the Town is coming on August 2nd, next Tuesday at southlandgreyhound Park from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $30 per person if you buy the ticket in advance or $35 at the door.  You can purchase the ticket at Main Street West Memphis at 870-735-8814 or West Memphis Chamber of Commerce at 870-735-1134.
You will enjoy this delicious annual event/fundraiser sponsored and hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust, there are all kinds of food from local and Memphis restaurants which … (10 comments)

ar: First time buyer home for sale in Marion Ar. - 07/12/11 11:20 AM
First time buyer home for sale in Marion Ar.
120 Cottonwood Cove, Marion, Ar. is for sale at $57,500.
                          
This cute 2 bedrooms home has an open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, a masterbedroom with a masterbathroom, a full hall bath, an eat-in kitchen with bay window.  It also has a fenced backyard, with a storage building and another attached storage room outside the house.  This lovely first time buyer home has lots to offer at a very affordable price.  The carpet in the living room is less than 2 years old, you will like the newly painted 2 tone neutral color on … (1 comments)

ar: Buyers and Sellers in today's market - 06/29/11 04:48 PM
I am in real estate just turning my 4th year this year, I have already seen lots of changes in this business.  I got in the business in 2007, when things started to turn upside down, then it went for the worse.  Even the mentality of the public has changed so much in the last few years just amazed me.
I remember the clients who I worked with didn't have to look at tons of houses before making a decision to make an offer or just plain looking.  Sellers were more co-operative to let their house to be shown.  I just wonder if they … (12 comments)

ar: Two Happy First time Home Buyers closed on their first home in Marion Ar today! - 06/27/11 11:12 AM
Two Happy First time Home Buyers closed on their first home in Marion Ar today!
I was working with client A first, while we were looking for a house, his mom referred a client to me who is also a first time buyer.  The more the merrier.  Guess what, we close both of them today!
It is hot!  But my two first time home buyers are so happy about closing their first home today.  It is so exciting to see first time home buyers get in their first home, so rewarding to see them become a happy home owner, and they had no clue how to buy a house at … (15 comments)

ar: How to buy foreclosures in Marion Ar? - 06/21/11 07:22 AM
How to buy foreclosures in Marion Ar?
If you are trying to look for some bargain in Marion, Ar., this may be a good time for you to get on the wagon to look for some foreclosures.  But, wait, do you know what you need to do first?  How to buy them?  Who do you talk to?  How to get financed?  Is it easy to buy foreclosures?
Unlike re-sale homes which can be financed by a mortgage loan, there are different types of foreclosures for different buyers.  They are either foreclosures for investors or foreclosures can be bought as primary residence.
Foreclosure that needs lots of repair, will not … (7 comments)

ar: Seller, think carefully before sending the counter offer out. - 06/07/11 09:56 AM
Seller, your house is on the market for sale, you are hoping it will be sold in a reasonable amount of time.  Better yet, you got a very nice offer in the first week after it is on the market.  Yippee!
I know it will be ideal to reach the goal of netting certain amount that you hope for.  But, it is very hard to have a pre-approved buyer in today's market, if the offer is good and may cost you a little short from what you want to net, yet you are still ahead, think thoroughly before countering back for more money. 
Bear in mind … (8 comments)

ar: It is HOT out there, and so is the National Open House Weekend in Marion Ar! - 06/05/11 04:33 PM
It is HOT out there, and so is the National Open House Weekend in Marion Ar!
Wow, it was close to 110 degrees heat index this weekend, but it didn't stop the home buyers coming out to visit the National Open House Weekend.  The activities were great and I met at least 4 sets of buyers who want to buy now, and I have one buyer who decided to work with me already.  
Online leads are great, but meeting new leads face to face at open house events helps to answer their questions right on the spot, nothing beats the … (12 comments)

ar: Homes over 2,500 square feet for sale in Marion Ar - 06/02/11 09:25 AM
Homes over 2,500 square feet for sale in Marion Ar
If you are looking for bigger homes to buy in Marion, Ar., there are currently 24 homes on the market and it occupies 17% of our listings in Marion, Ar.  That is a pretty good number of houses to choose from.  These are the subdivisions with homes over 2,500 square feet:
River Trace : 7 homes Marion Lake Estate : 5 homes River West : 4 homes Delta Acres : 4 homes Misc : 4 homes These bigger homes are selling from low $200,000 to mid $300,000 and these subdivisions are located close to … (6 comments)

ar: River West Estate New listing 610 River Birch Drive Marion Ar - 05/31/11 11:35 AM
River West Estate New listing 610 River Birch Drive Marion Ar
            
As you step inside this beautiful all hardwood floor two stories house approximately 3,045 square feet, you will immediately find the details and beautifully stained crown moulding in the foyer, dining room and the living room. This lovely home consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen and a finished bonus room.  The master bedroom suite and a huge bedroom is downstairs, the other 2 bedrooms and a spacious finished bonus room with two skylights are upstairs. The big eat in kitchen with … (6 comments)

ar: Questions about custom building home in Marion Ar. - 05/27/11 05:57 AM
Questions about custom building home in Marion Ar.
Buyers always wonder how "hard" to custom build their new home, what do they need to do?  Who should they talk to, how to get financed?  Here are some frequent questions a buyer wants to know:
Q.  What type of loan should I use if I want to custom build my home?     
A.   It depends on your income and price of your home.  You can use Rural Development, VA, FHA or Conventional.  You also need to get pre-approved before talking to your real estate agent about helping you to find a builder to build your new home.  
Q.  How … (8 comments)

ar: Open house at St. John's Landing in Marion Ar this Saturday 5/14 - 05/13/11 08:40 AM
Are you looking for a quality built brand new home at an affordable price in Marion Ar?  You will want to come and visit this open house at 809 Greenock Way in St. John's Landing this Saturday from 2-4 p.m.
This quality home is built by Dannik, their house are highly sought by many home buyers in the state of TN, MS, and AR.  Their signature is real nailed down hardwood floor, bull nose corner, French country style design, washed gravel driveway. 
When you come in this beautiful Dannik home, you will find 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an unfinished bonus room, open floor … (6 comments)

ar: Dentistry From The Heart is taking place this Saturday on May 14 in West Memphis Ar - 05/11/11 05:51 AM
Dentistry From The Heart is taking place this Saturday on May 14 in West Memphis Ar
The 2nd annual Dentistry from the Heart is going to take place at Dr. Brian Rhoads clinic this Saturday, May 14. 
Several local dentists including Dr. Brian Rhoads, Dr. Daniel Bird, Dr. Lance Scarbrough, and Dr. Angela Davis, Dr. Richard Connell and others from across the states are going to offer free examinations, cleaning and extractions.  They had a huge success last year and it attracted 150 people gathered in front of Dr. Rhoads office early at 6:30 am and waiting for them to open!  They are expecting … (6 comments)

ar: If someone told you have to buy from them but no one else, you'd better run! - 05/03/11 05:51 AM
If someone told you have to buy from them but no one else, you'd better run!
I am a listing agent and also a buyer agent, I represent my seller or buyer, and I know how and what it takes to carry a transaction all the way to closing on either side.
We are licensed real estate professionals, also independent contractors; which means we get paid when we close a transaction, not just showing a house to a buyer or help a seller to put their house for sale alone.  I wish it worked that way, but we are not.  We are strictly commission based.  … (10 comments)

 
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Rita Fong

Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Marion, AR

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RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590

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Specializing in residential real estate includes new construction, resale, first time buyer, investment properties, and relocation in Marion, West Memphis, and Crittenden County Arkansas.


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