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App puts all you need for fall conference in the palm of your hand

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:01am
Download the app for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today, and you’ll be able to access all the information you need with your smartphone. What could be more convenient? To get the app, visit http://ddut.ch/iarevents or search for … Continue reading →

Multicultural Summit registration deadline looms

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:48am
Wednesday (Aug. 27) is the final day to register for the Sept. 4 Multicultural Summit. No walk-ins will be permitted.  The summit – which features three panel discussions – is scheduled to begin at 9:30 and conclude at 1:30 in … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Faster closing times for home loans

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:39am
It is taking borrowers less time to close on their home loans according to a new report from Ellie Mae. In July, it took an average of 37 days to close on a loan, a drop compared to the 41-day … Continue reading →

Walk-ins welcome at IAR Fall Conference & Expo

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:44pm
Whether you’re spontaneous, experience an unexpected change of plans or just realized that the IAR Fall Conference & Expo will be held Sept. 4-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, you’re welcome to register the day you arrive. The discounted daily … Continue reading →

Preview IAR Fall Conference & Expo program

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:20am
Take a look at the electronic version of the program for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo. With only 10 days until the event kicks off (Sept. 4), you’ll have an attractive, well-organized and easy-to-read PDF document that can … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Fewer housing investors are choosing to flip

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:41am
A new report from RealtyTrac shows that house flipping fell in the second quarter of 2014. There were 31,000 single family U.S. homes flipped — bought and sold again within a 12 month period —  in the second quarter of … Continue reading →

In Case You Missed It: Top IARbuzz blog posts from last week

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:30am
In case you missed it, here are three of the top IARbuzz blog posts from the past week: Gov. Quinn issues amendatory veto on SB 2664 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office issued an amendatory veto on SB 2664, the Condo … Continue reading →

Congratulations to the newest IAR RPAC Ambassadors

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Congratulations to the newest 1,000 Points of Light RPAC Ambassadors: Loretta Alonzo of Century 21 Alonzo & Associates, Jeff Gregory of Realty Executives Success, Karen Robertson of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Tim Ryan of Real People Realty, Inc. and Vicky Turner … Continue reading →

Get Fall Conference & Expo mobile app on Tuesday

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:18pm
Go paperless! Be the first to get a preview of the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo, Sept. 4-6 in Chicago when you download the mobile app for your smartphone next Tuesday. With this mobile app, you’ll: receive announcements and … Continue reading →

Keefe: Learning from others a great benefit to fall conference

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:27am
Whether you’re a newcomer, an experienced pro or anything in between, you can benefit greatly from the people you meet at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago says REALTOR® Kim Keefe of RE/Max Plaza in Woodstock. Keefe, … Continue reading →

Reduced rate for Hyatt hotel rooms for Fall Conference ends

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:43am
The reduced rate for those attending the IAR Fall Conference & Expo at the McCormick Hyatt has closed. But there’s still time to sign up for the conference and get in on an exciting program. To learn more about the … Continue reading →

Get a sneak preview of Laurie Moore-Moore’s presentation at Fall Conference

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:44am
  Laurie Moore-Moore knows how to sell and market luxury homes. She’s trained thousands of agents to market upper-tier properties and she’s founder and CEO of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. On Sept. 6, she will be bringing her … Continue reading →

IAR Legal Webinar: Your Questions Answered

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:22am
Tuesday’s IAR Legal Webinar “What’s Up in Your Backyard?” covered local issues affecting the business of real estate including licensing of landlords, fair housing and local crime free ordinances. The webinar featured special guest Mike Scobey, assistant director of the … Continue reading →

Gov. Quinn issues amendatory veto on SB 2664

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:12pm
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office issued an amendatory veto on SB 2664, the Condo Foreclosure Bill, which in effect would scuttle months of work on the reform measure. According to IAR Governmental Affairs Director Greg St. Aubin, the amended bill … Continue reading →

Get your .REALTOR domain address beginning this fall

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:48pm
Looking to get the nifty new .realtor domain to use for your email address? Signups for the top-level domain will be this fall. RIS Media has a story on the planned rollout to some 80,000 REALTORS®. NAR has a page … Continue reading →

Kolbus says fall conference helps him grow

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:58pm
You can grow personally and professionally by attending the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo, says Jeff Kolbus of Traders Realty Corporation in Peoria. Kolbus has attended several fall conferences in the past, and because of his positive experiences, he’s … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Homebuilders more optimistic about market

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:07am
Homebuilder sentiment rose in August for the third consecutive month and to the highest level since the beginning of the year, the National Association of Home Builders reports. The factors that are contributing to this improved outlook — job growth, … Continue reading →

Pre-register for Fall Conference & Expo and save $20

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:19pm
IAR members can save $20 by pre-registering for the IAR Fall Conference & Expo before the end of the day Thursday. Thursday is the final day for pre-registration for the full conference Sept. 4-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  For … Continue reading →

Remember to join us tomorrow for Legal Webinar

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:23am
If you’re available to listen, please join IAR Assistant Director Government Affairs Mike Scobey and Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for the Legal Webinar titled “What’s up in your backyard?” Discussion will revolve around local government … Continue reading →