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Countdown to Broker Renewal Deadline: What are the fees for renewal?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:10am
By April 30, 2014, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the continuing education (CE) requirements and applied to renew their license through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Here are a few frequently asked questions about renewal … Continue reading →

Running out of property management CE options and want something new?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:00am
Only need three more hours of CE? Take advantage of a new three-hour online program, COR 1610 Property Management, featuring IAR’s Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance and Steve Bochenek, a partner with Sorling Northrup Attorneys. Experience the ease and convenience of … Continue reading →

See the work in progress at the IAR Murphysboro Habitat build

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:45pm
  Illinois REALTORS® wrapped up the first portion of the Habitat for Humanity home build in Murphysboro, Ill., on Thursday, April 10, 2014. See the highlights and meet the volunteers in this video.

Morning Minute: Chicago most affordable metro housing market for 2014

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:21am
The Chicago metro area ranks No. 1 when it comes to affordable housing markets for 2014, according to a list from ZipRealty, NAR reports. ZipRealty, a real estate brokerage firm, looked at 30 major U.S. metro areas and compared median … Continue reading →

Countdown to Broker Renewal Deadline: Your Questions Answered

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:00am
By April 30, 2014, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the continuing education (CE) requirements and applied to renew their license through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Here are a few frequently asked questions as we … Continue reading →

Sign petition showing support for responsible fire sprinkler policy

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:17pm
Illinois REALTORS®, sign this petition supporting House Bill 4609 for responsible fire sprinkler policy and ask your clients to sign too! The Lakefront Coalition for Responsible Fire Sprinkler Policy petition sends a show of public support for state Representative Sara Feigenholtz’s … Continue reading →

Work ahead of schedule on Habitat home in Murphysboro

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:06pm
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Illinois REALTORS® enjoyed a day of sun and temperatures in the high 60s as they put finishing touches on the first stage of a house being built on Clarke Street here. A full complement of volunteers showed … Continue reading →

Effort to reform Condo Law gets backing from Illinois Senate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:25pm
SB2664, which aims to reform provisions in the state’s Condominium Property Act that could result in surprise costs at the closing table, passed the Senate by a 55-1 vote on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The measure now moves to the … Continue reading →

Illinois Broker License Renewal Deadline is 22 Days Away

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:30pm
The clock is ticking. Don’t wait until too late to meet your requirements for the 2014 Broker License Renewal. Find information and resources at www.illinoisrealtor.org/2014brokerrenewal.

The roof is on, the walls are up on IAR’s Habitat home

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:53pm
  The house in Murphysboro being built by Illinois REALTORS® is taking shape. Now on day five of the build, the house has walls, a roof and the windows are going in. REALTORS® plan to work through the week to … Continue reading →

Register for IAR Spring Conference by April 9 and save $30!

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:49am
Illinois REALTORS® who register for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo by the early-bird deadline of Wednesday, April 9, pay only $99, a savings of $30! This year’s event is designed to help you stay successful in your business. Gain … Continue reading →

April is Fair Housing Month

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:12am
April 2014 marks the 46th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. REALTORS® are committed to upholding fair housing law and offering equal professional services to all in their search for real property. Find fair housing resources and REALTORS®, … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Chicago makes list of top luxury markets

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:50am
Chicago ranked among the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest number of luxury home sales (properties selling for $1 million or more) in a report by Coldwell Banker, REALTOR® Magazine reports. Read more. In other headlines: Freddie Mac index … Continue reading →

REALTOR®/Habitat for Humanity project in Murphysboro taking shape

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:12am
Illinois REALTORS® began the process of building a house for Habitat for Humanity on Murphysboro over the weekend, a process that will extend through April. The build, located at 1914 Clarke St., Murphysboro, Ill., enjoyed a few days of spring-like weather … Continue reading →

Riding for a cause: RPAC Stickhorse Derby

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:04pm
Illinois REALTORS® took part in the annual Stickhorse Derby at the Springfield Hilton on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The event raises money for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. REALTORS® donned creative costumes with themes ranging from Lady Gaga to Captain … Continue reading →

Photos from the REALTOR® of the Year banquet honoring Pat Callan

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:33pm
It was a sold-out crowd at the Hilton Springfield on Wednesday night, April 2, 2014, as the best in real estate gathered to be recognized for service to the industry and clients. Among those honored was Pat Callan, the Illinois … Continue reading →

Dialing for RPAC: IAR members raise money for advocacy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:08pm
IAR is working toward a goal of 28 percent member participation in RPAC. To help reach that goal, association members dialed for RPAC contributions from members who had not donated this year to the political action committee. The result? IAR … Continue reading →

Congratulations 2014 REALTORS® of the Year!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan and all the local REALTORS® of the Year. Local REALTORS® of the Year included: Thom Jones – Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® Kristie DeBrun – Capital Area Association of REALTORS® Kevin Gouchenouer … Continue reading →

Honoring Illinois REALTORS® who have made a mark on the industry

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:30pm
It was a night of celebration and professional recognition at the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year banquet in Springfield on Wednesday. Honorees included Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan, of Glen Ellyn, and the local REALTORS® of the Year … Continue reading →