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Call for Action issued on property lien bill; learn how to stop this bad legislation

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:33pm
IAR has issued its second Call for Action for the 99th General Assembly, this time to stop a bill (SB1380) that would allow municipalities to attach a lien for nuisance code violations on non-offending properties. (Link to take action is … Continue reading →

IAR State Capitol Report urges your response to two Calls for Action

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:00am
With only five days left for legislators to consider bills in the Illinois Senate and House, last Friday’s IAR State Capitol Report asks REALTORS® to make their voices heard before votes are taken on several issues. This morning, a Call for … Continue reading →

Dan Bock, longtime Lincoln REALTOR®, dies at age 72

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:01pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® offers its deepest sympathy to the family of Dan Bock, a veteran REALTOR® who served on numerous IAR committees since 1994. He owned Bock & Associates Realty in Lincoln. He was a managing broker, an … Continue reading →

IAR members can download today’s legal webinar

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:18pm
Keep yourself informed about a variety of legal issues – including a recent law affecting sellers of residential properties in unincorporated Cook County – by listening to today’s IAR Legal Webinar, titled “You Need to Know: Fair Housing and Rentals/Property … Continue reading →

IAR receives Springfield ‘Good as Gold’ award

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:11am
Illinois REALTORS® – Be proud of your association! Wednesday night, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® was named to the 2015 Springfield Good as Gold Business Honor Roll for supporting volunteerism, organizing service efforts and-or financially supporting efforts of non-profits and charitable … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Real estate market sees steady growth, Federal Reserve reports

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:06am
The housing market is steadily improving in most U.S. markets, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book economic report. Buyer demand is improving in many markets, including Chicago, and home prices continue to rebound in many markets. Read HousingWire’s … Continue reading →

Early-bird rate ends at midnight for Spring Conference & Expo

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:35pm
Register before midnight tonight for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo in Collinsville, and you will save $20! Illinois REALTORS® get the early-bird rate of $109 before tonight’s deadline. The rate goes up to $129 from April 16-27. With nationally-known … Continue reading →

Planting the right trees can help your clients sell

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:00pm
You can help clients improve the curb appeal of their homes by educating yourself about the pros and cons of available trees in the area. According to houselogic.com, the Bradford Pear and Sweetgum are just two examples of trees to … Continue reading →

YPN brings enthusiasm and takes experience back from the Capitol

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:27pm
State Rep. Marcus Evans (Illinois 33rd District) engaged in a lively question-and-answer session with visiting members of Illinois YPN at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday afternoon. Illinois YPN Chair REALTOR® Rebecca Thomson and GAD Kris Anderson introduced Rep. Evans and … Continue reading →

Matt Difanis named 2016 IAR Treasurer nominee

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:26pm
Congratulations to Champaign REALTOR® Matt Difanis, who was selected as the 2016 Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Treasurer nominee on Tuesday afternoon as Illinois REALTORS® met in Springfield for the annual IAR Capitol Conference. Difanis, a partner with the RE/MAX … Continue reading →

IAR Lobby Day Action

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:27pm

Schneider looks to good relationship with Illinois REALTORS®

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:47pm
Illinois REALTORS® will find the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to be as unobtrusive as possible, said IDFPR Secretary Bryan A. Schneider at the IAR Legislative Briefing. Citing his experience as a lawyer, Schneider said he understands the … Continue reading →

Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin speaks to Illinois REALTORS®

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:20pm
Illinois political leaders face a daunting task when it comes to the state’s ongoing budget issues this spring, but the time has come when hard decisions must be made, Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin told a group of Illinois … Continue reading →

IAR Capitol Conference kicks off in Springfield

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:49am
Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® are arriving in Springfield Tuesday for the annual Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Capitol Conference. IAR members will meet with Illinois legislators to lobby on the legislative issues important to the industry. #PowerofR

Understanding why residents want to move

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:50pm
Many renters are fed up with their housing, and seek a transition to becoming homeowners, according to a report published in REALTOR® Mag. What does that mean for you as a REALTOR®? You have the opportunity to help these prospective … Continue reading →

Group working on plans for IAR’s 100th anniversary meets in Springfield

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:54pm
Members of the task force assigned to help IAR come up with plans to mark its 100th anniversary met in Springfield on April 13, 2015. IAR is among the oldest organizations in the REALTOR® community, and the task force is … Continue reading →

REALTORS® – Get free NAR Fair Housing Poster

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:17pm
Use the 2015 NAR Fair Housing Poster to remind visitors your office supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act all year. You can download the poster and print it if you like. Or you share it on Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading →

IAR collecting funds for tornado victims; other associations working to provide aid

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 9:28am
IAR is joining the effort to help with disaster recovery in the wake of tornados that swept through the state Thursday. The state association joins other local REALTOR® associations in helping those in the northern part of Illinois who saw … Continue reading →