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Kankakee-area REALTORS® in the spotlight for Placemaking Micro-Grant project

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:08pm
The Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of REALTORS® is featured in the latest REALTOR® Party News for its “placemaking” project to improve the Kankakee-area community by installing decorative park benches at the local farmers’ market. The association’s “Art of Sitting” project was the … Continue reading →

Illinois REbarcamp coming to Itasca in August #rebcil

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:08am
Reserve one of the hottest FREE tickets  in the real estate education world today! No structured program, no paid speakers… just fresh content, the latest digital trends, business and marketing tips and what’s happening now and next in the industry. … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Chicago sees a drop in apartment foreclosures

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:32am
Fewer Chicago apartment buildings are falling into foreclosure, the Chicago Tribune reports today. Last year, there were 2,800 foreclosure cases filed against city apartment buildings, a 30 percent drop compared to the year before. But affordable housing advocates told the … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: REALTORS® optimistic about future home price trends

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:43am
REALTORS® are expecting the upward trend in home prices to continue over the next 12 months, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall REALTORS® anticipate a median price increase of 4 percent. … Continue reading →

RASI REALTORS® meet with St. Clair County officials

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:04pm
The REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) hosted a meet and greet and Government Affairs Committee meeting today with St. Clair County officials. Attending the reception were St. Clair County Assessor Jennifer Gomric Minton, St. Clair County Associate Judge Heinz … Continue reading →

With interest rates down, mortgage applications climb 10 percent

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:32am
The number of mortgage applications jumped 10.3 percent for the week ending June 6, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest mortgage survey. The association’s Refinance Index shows that the number of applications to refinance a mortgage also grew 11 … Continue reading →

Aurora Habitat build slots going fast; get yours now

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:25am
More than 100 Illinois REALTORS® have committed to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Aurora beginning July 7, 2014. The home is one of three being built in the state under the leadership of IAR President Phil Chiles. … Continue reading →