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Belvidere REALTORS® help family of 7 through community project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 →

Illinois REALTORS help kick off state’s Bicentennial 

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:08am
 Illinois REALTORS® took part in the official kick-off of the state’s Bicentennial commemorations on Sunday, attending events in Chicago and Springfield.  Illinois officially became a state Dec. 3, 1818, so the event Sunday marked Illinois’ 199th birthday. The state … Continue reading →

Time-Lapse Video: Bicentennial Plaza

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:00am
Illinois REALTORS® home office boasts a unique vantage point over the development of Bicentennial Plaza – A REALTOR® Community Partnership on the Jackson Street corridor between 5th and 6th Streets in Springfield. Share this view with us, and watch six … Continue reading →

Record number of Illinois REALTORS® urge Congress to shape tax reform fairly

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:28pm
More than a third of Illinois REALTORS® have joined the fight to protect the real estate industry by taking part in a Call for Action on Tax Reform. The response is the highest recorded for a call for action. The … Continue reading →

More to learn about GOP tax proposal; House plan could impact grad students

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:42pm
A panel of nonpartisan economic experts has predicted that the GOP tax plan will fail to help the economy grow significantly in the next 10 years and will add to the national debt in the process, reported Chicago Tribune columnist … Continue reading →

Joliet-area REALTORS® show holiday spirit by volunteering and giving blood

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:07pm
On Nov. 21, several members of the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® (TRAR) helped with holiday food distribution at the Morningstar Mission in Joliet. The mission provides shelter, clothing and food for needy men, women, children and entire families in … Continue reading →

What REALTORS® Need to Know About Homes With Well Water

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:55am
Have you ever had trouble selling a properties with well water? Attend a free live webinar for REALTORS® about homes with well water on December 12. The Private Well Class is led by Steve Wilson, Groundwater Hydrologist and 30-year veteran … Continue reading →

Help disaster victims with a Giving Tuesday donation to the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:56pm
REALTORS® can celebrate Giving Tuesday and support future U.S. disaster relief efforts by donating to the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation (IRRF), the aid arm of the Illinois REALTORS®. Make an IRRF donation here using PayPal. Illinois REALTORS® are no strangers … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® offices closed; to reopen Monday after Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:55pm
The Illinois REALTORS®’ offices — and the Legal Hotline — have closed for the Thanksgiving weekend and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27. The association staff wishes you a safe and happy weekend!  

VIDEO – October Housing Market Report

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08am
Low inventory continues to be the driving force in the Illinois housing market as the calendar turns to fall. Watch this video to get a glimpse at this month’s report, then visit IllinoisRealtors.org/MarketStats for a more detailed examination.

SRES designation helps aging awareness; boosts your business says Read

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:58am
Woodridge-area REALTOR® Chris Read serves as an expert source in an article distributed this week by RISMedia, “Better Your Business by Becoming a Real Estate Resource for Seniors.” Read is managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and CEO of CR Strategies … Continue reading →