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Enjoy these photos of Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS®’ installation ceremony

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:24am
On Sept. 12, the Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® celebrated its 100th anniversary at its annual installation ceremony at the 100th Century Club in Oak Park. The Oak Park Real Estate Board was established on July 24, 1917. The … Continue reading →

Order tickets by Oct. 6 for NAR Inaugural Gala, unique tours and attractions

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:28am
If you’re planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Chicago Nov. 3-6 and plan to attend the Inaugural Gala, participate in a guided tour or visit a special attraction, you’ll want to order tickets online by Oct. 6. … Continue reading →

4 more ways for REALTORS® to stay safe and protect their customers

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:07pm
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) designates September as REALTOR® Safety Month and offers the following safety tips for your customers, colleagues and you: Tell your sellers: DON’T leave personal information like mail out in the open during showings and … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers guidance on credit following Equifax data breach

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:10am
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advises Americans to take steps to protect their credit in: “Top 10 ways to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach.” Freezing your credit, reviewing your credit report at least annually and … Continue reading →

August brings higher Illinois home prices, lower sales amid tight inventory

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 8:22am
The summer’s competitive housing market extended through August with lower seasonal inventory driving home prices higher, but tempering total home sales, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in August 2017 totaled 16,196 homes sold, … Continue reading →

Magazine article highlights friendship started at REALTOR® Conference & Expo

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:06pm
Staying open to meeting new people helped Illinois REALTOR® Dan Wagner at the 2012 REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Orlando, and it continues to help him today. Register now. The September-October edition of REALTOR® magazine quotes Wagner, “When you go to … Continue reading →

Oct. 1 deadline coming for three REEF scholarships

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:30pm
  REALTORS® applying for the Past President’s Scholarship, the Roxanne Malo Scholarship and the Margery D. Shinners Scholarship should submit their applications, letters of recommendation and any other materials so they arrive in by Oct. 1. Send your scholarship materials … Continue reading →

Joliet REALTORS® and affiliates partner to promote homeownership

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:23pm
  Nearly 50 housing-oriented organizations came together on Saturday, Sept. 9 to laud the benefits of homeownership at the Second Annual Joliet Housing Expo in Joliet. Real estate professionals, mortgage lenders, attorneys, title company representatives, insurance company representatives and home inspectors … Continue reading →

Watch for Illinois REALTORS® August housing report tomorrow

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:33am
Wednesday morning, Illinois REALTORS® will release its August 2017 housing report, with data breakdowns for the state of Illinois, city of Chicago and the nine-county Chicago Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA). Also included will be a housing market forecast by … Continue reading →

REALTOR® siblings organized their own supply drive for Texas flood victims

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:16pm
Homer Glen REALTOR® Joyce Zelazik admits she’s still in awe of the community response to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts she helped organize a few weeks ago. “It was just a beautiful community effort,” says Zelazik, who works for Coldwell … Continue reading →

Inaugural festivities honoring 101st President Matt Difanis will have a fun new format

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:35am
Join us for a lively experience at the Illinois REALTORS® 101st Inaugural Gala, October 12, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Chicago Marriott Naperville! This year’s Gala will be something special, and you will be delighted by its new … Continue reading →

Just when you thought your credit score was improving . . .

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:50am
  This last week and a half has been full of headlines regarding the most recent cybersecurity incident. As a real estate practitioner or consumer, your credit score and access to credit is integral to your ability to participate in … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® support Legacy Awards in Springfield

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:43am
Illinois REALTORS® sponsored this year’s Legacy Awards, presented by the Springfield Business Journal. The awards honor local businesses and individual business leaders for their commitment to the Springfield community and historic preservation. Congratulations to all recipients including Ace Sign Co. in … Continue reading →

Supreme Court decision one of 6 case studies in latest DR Legal News

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:55pm
In the September issue of Designated REALTOR® Legal News, Lisa Harms Hartzler of Sorling Northrup Attorneys provides analysis of six legal case studies, including a 5-3 Supreme Court decision regarding the Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. … Continue reading →

Register now for free NAR safety webinars Sept. 20 and 27

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:15pm
The National Association of REALTORS® is hosting two safety webinars in September designed to help members minimize risk and avoid danger on the job. At 1 p.m. Sept. 20, join Andrea “Andy” Tolbert for “Safety: Do This Now,” an hour-long … Continue reading →

REALTOR® association helps Lockport with grant for pedestrian plan

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:30am
The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® presented Lockport officials with a $5,000 donation last week to help the city’s pedestrians. The local REALTOR® association secured the funds through the National Association of REALTORS®’ Smart Growth Action Grant program. Three Rivers’ … Continue reading →

Panno honored by Livingston County Board of REALTORS®

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:04pm
On Sept. 11, the Livingston County Board of REALTORS® held its Annual Meeting and Dinner at David’s in Pontiac. Guest speaker, Gideon Blustein, Member Outreach Manager and Local Government Affairs Director for the Illinois REALTORS® Association, spoke about the impact … Continue reading →

Legal Minutes: Seller’s Disclosure

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:14am
What disclosure obligations does a residential seller have? Jon Broadbooks, VP of Communications, and Betsy Urbance, Legal Advisor, tell you in the newest Legal Minutes. Click here to watch (member login required).

Illinois REALTORS®’ actions help get National Flood Insurance Program extension

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:06am
Illinois REALTORS® can take pride in the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Dec. 8. The program had been scheduled to expire Sept. 30. Their strong response to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Call for Action on … Continue reading →

Register for Nov. 3 YPN reception before it sells out

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:55pm
Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago in early November should register for the popular Young Professionals Networking Reception as soon as possible. It is one of several special events that require a separate ticket … Continue reading →