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REALTORS® can still influence tax reform by taking action now

IARbuzz.com Blog - 6 hours 4 min ago
By participating in the second Call for Action on tax reform, Illinois REALTORS® may be able to reduce the negative impacts of the negotiated final tax reform bill on middle class homeowners, home buyers and the economy. Respond to the … Continue reading →

Pippion-McGriff was named to state real estate board

IARbuzz.com Blog - 6 hours 13 min ago
As we recap the achievements of Illinois REALTORS® during the last year, let’s put today’s spotlight on Chicago-area REALTOR® Nykea Pippion McGriff, who was appointed to the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board for 2017. Pippion McGriff, a broker for … Continue reading →

Community focus brings REALTORS® and 8 Metro-East mayors together

IARbuzz.com Blog - 10 hours 29 min ago
Mayors from Belleville, Breese, Columbia, Fairview Heights, Mascoutah, O’Fallon, Shiloh, and Swansea joined more than 130 members of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) last week in Fairview Heights for a discussion about their communities. “Mitch Albom once said, … Continue reading →

Illini Valley REALTORS® donates money to help needy in Ottawa and LaSalle-Peru area

IARbuzz.com Blog - 12 hours 4 min ago
The Illini Valley REALTORS® collected more than $800 to help the needy at its annual holiday party at the Seneca Oak Ridge Golf Course in December. For the third consecutive year, the local association agreed to give the donation to … Continue reading →

Ruggieri and Sampah helped lead Global Business Council to platinum

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:00pm
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, today’s story focuses on November … Continue reading →

Blockchain? What is it and what does it mean for Illinois real estate?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:10am
This past week I was excited to attend a “Blockchain for Executives” presentation by industry experts about decentralized digital networks, digital currencies and other related topics. The session was held at the National Association of REALTORS® offices in Chicago. Many of … Continue reading →

Heartland helps local Toys for Tots campaign

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:00am
On Dec. 8, the Heartland REALTOR® Organization donated more than 250 toys to the McHenry County Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. More than 100 Heartland REALTORS® and affiliate members brought toys to a holiday luncheon at Fire Bar in … Continue reading →

Chicago-area REALTOR® wary as Senate and House near tax reform agreement

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:38pm
The loss of federal tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes will negatively affect many of the homeowners that live in suburban Chicago, says Wheaton-area REALTOR® Pat Callan, according to an article in Crain’s Chicago Business Tuesday. Callan is … Continue reading →

Celebrate Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2017: Kinney

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s start with REALTOR® Jim … Continue reading →

Champaign County Association of REALTORS® Bundles of Warmth program helps 9 organizations help the needy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:30am
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) annual Bundles of Warmth program has provided 272 new blankets to nine area charities and nonprofit organizations. “Winter is upon us and there are many who are struggling to keep warm when temperatures … Continue reading →

Belvidere REALTORS® help family of 7 through community project

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:43am
The Belvidere Board of REALTORS® donated more than $600 in gifts and decorations to a local family in need during the Belvidere Hometown Christmas event last week. The sponsored family consisted of a father, mother and five children ranging from … Continue reading →

Egyptian REALTORS® collect $2,100 for area homeless families

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:44pm
For the third consecutive year, members of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® showed their holiday spirit with a donation to the Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless (SICH) in Marion so Christmas gifts could be purchased for children served by … Continue reading →

Register to vote in March 20 primary

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:00am
Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to make sure you’re registered to vote, find information about available voting options and the names of candidates for public office. The general primary is 99 days away. Illinois voters will elect … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® staff helps local family

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:41pm
A Springfield-area mother and her three elementary school aged children will receive all the gifts on their wish list this Christmas thanks to the efforts of the Illinois REALTORS® staff and Contact Ministries of Springfield. The charity provided REALTORS® with … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® offers housing ideas at Grundy County growth conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:41am
Illinois REALTORS® Sharon Gorrell addressed concerns about housing supply and affordability at the Grundy County Community Foundation’s annual Growth Conference on Dec. 1 in Morris. Gorrell and other expert panelists talked about jobs, housing and roads addressing the theme, “2027: … Continue reading →

Logan County REALTORS® help local Toys for Tots

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:20pm
The Logan County Board of REALTORS® collected $1,375 for the Logan County Toys for Tots campaign at its annual Christmas party this week, said Bob Kidd, Logan County association executive. The 2018 officers are: President Ron Knollenberg, Knollenberg Real Estate … Continue reading →

Normal-area REALTOR® voices concerns about local property tax hike

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:13am
Potential homebuyers will continue to look at other communities with lower property taxes and the Normal economy will continue to suffer, said Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Ed Neaves after the Normal Town Council voted to raise property taxes earlier this week. … Continue reading →

Heartland REALTORS® help Salvation Army in Crystal Lake and McHenry

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:26pm
On Dec. 1, more than 40 members of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization and staff rang bells for the Salvation Army in Crystal Lake and McHenry. The REALTOR® volunteers worked in mostly one-hour shifts at two local grocery stores, and shoppers … Continue reading →

Urgent: Take part in critical Call for Action on tax reform

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:51pm
  NAR just issued a second Call for Action on tax reform as U.S. Senate and House negotiators are working to reconcile differing versions of tax bills which will hurt many Illinois property owners as drafted. The Call for Action … Continue reading →

Springfield takes part in simultaneous statewide flag ceremonies

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:23pm
Springfield kicked off its celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial Monday shortly after noon by conducting an Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony on the grounds of the Old State Capitol. Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder was joined by Illinois Bicentennial Springfield Co-chair … Continue reading →