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NSBAR helps ‘Toys for All Kids’ program

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 3:00pm
Members of North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® volunteered to help sort and prepare toys for distribution at the Niles Township Office in Skokie, IL, on Sunday, Dec. 13. The “Toys for All Kids” program focuses on making certain every child … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Neaves & Drews

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Advocacy helps REALTORS® gain on many congressional issues

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 4:00pm
The NAR Government Affairs team scored 24 victories on behalf of REALTORS® and property owners in real estate provisions of the legislation signed by the 114th Congress and President Barack Obama last week for fiscal 2016. The NAR Issue Brief … Continue reading →

KIFAR generosity helps five organizations

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 3:15pm
Earlier this week, the Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of REALTORS® (KIFAR) eclipsed last year’s holiday charity fundraising total by about $500 at its annual Christmas Party/Charity Auction, collecting $4,280. The donations will be equally distributed to five organizations: the Salvation Army Food … Continue reading →

Celebrating REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Wagner

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices see uptick in November #IARMarketStats

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:48am
Illinois home prices posted continued gains with November marking 39 consecutive months of year-over-year increases while sales slowed slightly amid tighter inventory, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Read the news release.

Do you understand drone registrations and laws regarding security deposits?

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:45pm
Among the issues discussed during the Dec. 17 IAR Legal Webinar, “Out With (Review) the Old and In With the New,” were federal requirements for drone registrations as well as an amendment to the Illinois Security Deposit Interest Act that … Continue reading →

Mainstreet YPN raises money for two charities

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:14pm
The Young Professionals Network of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) raised $540 at its Second Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on Dec. 2, with 84 agents and affiliate members in attendance. The proceeds will be used for the network’s Habitat … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: REALTORS® upbeat about future home price growth

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:45am
Over the next 12 months, U.S. REALTORS® are expecting home prices to experience continued moderate growth, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of REALTORS®. In Illinois, surveyed REALTORS® are expecting median price increases of … Continue reading →

Celebrating REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Krieter

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Celebrating REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Difanis

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Celebrating REALTORS® who made a difference: Wiercinski

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Celebrating REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Madison

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:23pm
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s start the conversation today … Continue reading →

REALTORS® show support for Champaign’s Willard Airport

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 2:06pm
Representatives of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) and the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) presented a $5,000 check to Craig Rost, executive director of the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation during a ceremony at University of Illinois Willard … Continue reading →

Logan County REALTORS® help local food pantry

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:00am
The Logan County Board of REALTORS (LCBR) showed its community spirit with a monetary donation to the Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry last week. LCBR President Diane Schriber and Brenda Short, chair of the LCBR Legislation and Public Relations Committee presented … Continue reading →

City Council says no to Joliet property transfer tax increase

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 5:18pm
Joliet/Will County REALTORS® accomplished a victory for the local economy Tuesday night as the Joliet City Council unanimously voted down an effort to increase the city’s real estate transfer tax by 66 percent. A real estate transfer tax increase from … Continue reading →

2016 Forecast: What’s ahead for the Illinois housing market

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 4:36pm
Illinois continues to move into a more “normal” real estate market and as it does, home prices and sales are expected to experience positive gains in 2016. But these gains will be at a more moderate pace than last year, … Continue reading →

What will Fed’s decision mean to REALTORS®, homeowners and the housing market?

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 12:35pm
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it is raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, causing speculation about what that will do to the real estate market, lenders, REALTORS®, lenders, homeowners and others working in affiliated industries. Housing … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: NAR survey finds goal of homeownership still strong

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:18am
The desire to buy a home remains strong, particularly among younger renters. An overwhelming majority (94 percent) of renters who are under 34 years old aspire to eventually become a homeowner, according to the new HOME (Housing Opportunities and Market … Continue reading →

Rockford REALTORS® get charged up for area kids

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:55am
The Rockford Area REALTORS® is putting its collective community spirit toward helping two local charities that benefit children this month, the Walter Lawson Children’s Home and Rock House Kids. Members gathered for a Holiday Open House and Candy Cane Ball … Continue reading →