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Illinois REALTORS® past presidents welcome Drews as member

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 7:56am
2016 Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews was inducted into the ranks of the association’s past presidents on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Drews, broker-associate with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Aurora, wraps up his year … Continue reading →

WCR installs state officers; Bey-Little becomes president

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 7:43am
The Women’s Council of Realtors Illinois held their annual installation banquet in Naperville on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The event featured an auction of items ranging from electronic gadgetry to a signed hockey puck from one of the Chicago Blackhawks. The … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Buying a home? Don’t make these down payment mistakes

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:03am
If you are gearing up to buy a home, then you’ll want to read, “Stop! 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Down Payment,” from realtor.com. Learn how to avoid mistakes such as making big deposits at the last … Continue reading →

Champaign County REALTORS® to join MRED’s MLS system in 2017

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:07am
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® announced Tuesday that it was joining Midwest Real Estate Data’s multiple listing service. The Champaign County association has more than 400 members, and becomes the 13th REALTOR® association to join with MRED, according to … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® Business Meetings kick off today in Naperville

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:49am
The Illinois REALTORS®’ October Business Meetings begin today at the Chicago Marriott Naperville and run through Thursday, with the Inaugural Gala honoring 2017 President Doug Carpenter as the conclusion. Find a meeting schedule and watch the Illinois REALTORS® blog for … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Vote for Rep. Bourne and Rep. Beiser

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 7:00am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for state Rep. Avery Bourne for the 95th House District and state Rep. Dan Beiser for the 111th House District in the Nov. 8 general election. Bourne and … Continue reading →

October magazine: Illinois REALTORS fight cyber crime

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 2:14pm
In “Help, we’ve been hacked,” Illinois REALTORS® explain the complex ways cyber criminals have tried to gain access to important personal information or conducted wire fraud scams with real estate transactions. But more importantly, they share ideas you can use … Continue reading →

New and updated forms available for Illinois REALTORS®

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:57pm
A key member benefit of belonging to Illinois REALTORS® is being able to access a roster of legal forms that cover many of the transactions members might have. Now, the association has just released updates to those forms based on … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Reelect Rezin and Bertino-Tarrant

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 9:15am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for incumbent state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for the 49th Senate District and incumbent state Sen. Sue Rezin for the 38th Senate District in the Nov. 8 general election. … Continue reading →

Niece’s struggles inspire Steines to join Epilepsy Foundation board

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:00am
The toll that epilepsy took on the niece of Belvidere REALTOR® Christi Steines caused much heartache for family members, but it also helped them find positive outlets for their energies and build lasting friendships with other families facing similar challenges. … Continue reading →

More photos and news from the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 2:25pm
In addition to emphasizing safety at Thursday’s Egyptian Board of REALTORS® general membership meeting, many past presidents were recognized for their contributions and a new board of directors was installed. This year is the local association’s 80th anniversary. Former presidents … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Elect Reick and reelect Rep. Welter

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:03am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for incumbent Rep. David Welter for the 75th Senate District and challenger Steve Reick for the 63rd House District in the Nov. 8 general election. Welter and Reick … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Fixed mortgage rates hit 10-week low, Freddie Mac reports

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:10am
The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.42 percent this week, a decline from last week and the lowest it has been in 10 weeks, Freddie Mac reports. The 15-year, fixed rate averaged 2.72 percent, also a decline from the week before. … Continue reading →

Real Property Alliance helps consumers, REALTORS® better understand property tax system

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:54pm
Real Property Alliance and the Chicago Association of REALTORS® held the second of two pilot sessions to educate members and the public about how to file property tax appeals Thursday. The organizations joined forces in the wake of a big property … Continue reading →

Carter urges Egyptian REALTORS® to take safety precautions to heart

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:18pm
Before guest speaker Carl Carter, Jr., even stepped in front of his audience at the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® general membership meeting Thursday at the Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion, emotions were high. Egyptian Account Executive Charay Palmer found it … Continue reading →