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Some corporations and LLCs still need to reinstate non-renewed real estate licenses

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:26pm
Almost four months after the Illinois REALTORS® and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported 1,400 corporate real estate licenses hadn’t been renewed on time, the association continues to get queries about the subject. Managing brokers who … Continue reading →

ROTY Banquet tickets on sale until May 30

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:24pm
Order tickets now for the 36th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet, scheduled for June 6 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. The event will honor the accomplishments of 24 local association REALTORS® of the Year (ROTY) and the … Continue reading →

‘Experiential retail,’ 1031 exchanges, MIPIM among commercial issues discussed in DC

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:22pm
Illinois REALTORS® commercial members are busy in Washington, DC at the NAR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo alongside their residential colleagues. Illinois REALTOR® Global Business Council Chair Alex Ruggieri, CCIM led the NAR Commercial Real Estate Forum where items such … Continue reading →

Catching up: REALTORS® provide updates at state caucus

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:14pm
At the tail end of a week of meetings in Washington, D.C, Illinois REALTORS® gathered to share updates from a myriad of committee meetings. Because NAR’s Midyear business meetings are so large, the state caucus provides a chance for brief … Continue reading →

20 for 20: Illinois REALTORS® hit every member of state’s congressional delegation

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:20am
  Every year, Illinois REALTORS® sets meetings with every single member of the state’s congressional delegation. It’s a massive effort that beings many of the association’s members to Capitol Hill and allows them to meet one-on-one with representatives and senators. … Continue reading →

Illinois senators meet with REALTOR® delegation on Capitol Hill

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:24am
Illinois REALTORS® met the state’s U.S. senators in meetings on Thursday, a capstone to three days of meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill. The Illinois delegation met with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, in a meeting held in the Hart … Continue reading →

Photos from the House visits in DC

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:46pm
On Wednesday, Illinois REALTORS® visited with their representatives in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2017 Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Local Government Affairs Directors and Federal Political Coordinators and REALTORS® from all around the state took part. Among … Continue reading →

Legal Minutes – Multiple Offer Situations from the Buyer’s Side

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 8:00am
  In the newest installment of our Legal Minutes video series, Betsy Urbance, Director of Legal Services at Illinois REALTORS®, takes you through the many legal and ethical issues REALTORS® face when representing a buyer in a multiple offer situation. … Continue reading →

Fifteen from Illinois honored for significant support of RPAC

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:30pm
Eight new Illinois REALTORS® were honored Wednesday with an induction into the National Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame. And seven more were honored for reaching new milestone investment levels. To become a NAR Hall of Fame inductee, a REALTOR® … Continue reading →

Downs named recipient of NAR’s prestigious Magel Award

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:57pm
Chicago Association of REALTORS® CEO Ginger Downs is the recipient of the 2017 William R. Magel Award, honoring her for excellence as an association executive. The announcement was made at the annual Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo held this … Continue reading →

PACE bill unanimously approved in Illinois Senate; on to Gov. Rauner

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:56pm
On Wednesday afternoon, the Illinois Senate unanimously approved House Bill 2831, the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bill.  The bill will now be sent to the Gov. Bruce Rauner for his consideration/signature. The legislation creates the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) … Continue reading →

Honor Miller and local ROTYs in 3 weeks at Springfield banquet

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:00pm
Place your order now for tickets to the 36th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet, scheduled for June 6 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. The event will honor the accomplishments of 24 local association REALTORS® of the … Continue reading →

Two REALTORS® doing double-duty in DC

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:46pm
Illinois REALTORS® Vicky Silvano and Nancy Suvarnamani are asking legislators on Capitol Hill to support the rights of property owners and real estate professionals this week on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Asian Real Estate Association … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Closing on a home? Check out Freddie Mac’s infographic on what to expect

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:18am
If this is your first time buying a home, Freddie Mac has created an infographic that outlines some of the general steps that consumers can expect to happen on closing day and tips to help them be prepared. Find more … Continue reading →

Chicago-area REALTORS® meet with newest member of Illinois congressional delegation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 9:45am
Illinois REALTORS® told U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi that protecting the Mortgage Interest Deduction was critical to helping the real estate industry and the economy. The REALTOR® delegation comprised of members in his Chicago-area district met with Krishnamoorthi on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, part … Continue reading →

Hill visits begin in earnest; REALTORS® advocate for property rights

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 9:29am
Illinois REALTORS® began fanning out across Capitol Hill this morning as part of several days of meetings with the state’s congressional delegation. REALTORS® are in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. The … Continue reading →

How to avoid WannaCry ransomware and other cyber threats

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:02pm
Ransomware has been attacking computers with Windows operating systems since last week and Inman Select gives REALTORS® four ideas to protect their systems from hackers. Meanwhile, NAR offers some resources to keep your computers more secure and protect private information … Continue reading →

Buy ROTY Banquet tickets now for June 6 event

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:07pm
Order tickets now for the 36th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet, scheduled for June 6 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. The event will honor the accomplishments of 24 local association REALTORS® of the Year (ROTY) and … Continue reading →

REALTORS® Kmiecik and Hobbs consider cyber security enhancements in DC

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:23am
The National Association of REALTORS® Federal Technology Policy Advisory Board met early Tuesday at the NAR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., and two Illinois members were involved in a discussion of strengthening cyber security. REALTOR® John Kmiecik … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: NAR takes a closer look at U.S. building permit activity

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:42am
Available housing inventory has tightened in recent years and new home construction will play a role in meeting that housing demand. Economists with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) took a closer look at building permits and compared activity levels … Continue reading →