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Three more local ROTYs to recognize at June 6 ROTY banquet

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:17pm
Among the 24 local REALTORS® who’ll be honored at the 36th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet will be Chris Wilbur, Patrick Dalessandro and Eve Bremen. The event will attract members from all over the state to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential … Continue reading →

VIDEO: April Housing Report

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:18am
Declining inventory continues to define the overall housing market in Illinois. REALTORS® downstate remain optimistic about the market as the calendar turns to summer. Watch the video, and visit http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/marketstats to learn more.

Illinois home prices increase in April; Sales lower amid tight inventory

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:44am
Homes sold faster and prices rose, but home sales slowed in April with seasonally low inventory levels, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in April 2017 totaled 13,958 homes sold, down 3.4 percent from … Continue reading →

Learn how to protect your business from cybercrime at IDFPR conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:01am
Worried about hackers, computer viruses and wire fraud? If you aren’t, you should be. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has put together a presentation on cybersecurity for real estate practitioners that should help protect your business. The … Continue reading →

Co-living . . . new concept or simply a revival of an age-old way of life?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:47pm
Depending on your generation, you may have a different idea of where the trend towards community style living concepts comes from. Many baby boomers remember growing up with Grandma in the upstairs apartment or multiple generations living and working the … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices increase in April; Sales lower amid tight inventory

IAR News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:31am
Date:  May 24, 2017 Intro: 

Homes sold faster and prices rose, but home sales slowed in April with seasonally low inventory levels, according to Illinois REALTORS®.

FOR RELEASE: May 24, 2017

For Further Information Contact: Stephanie Sievers, 217-529-2600

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Look for Illinois REALTORS® April housing report Wednesday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:39am
Wednesday morning, the Illinois REALTORS® will release its April 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 … Continue reading →

RPAC by the numbers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:55pm
During “Invest” week of REALTOR® Advocacy Month, consider several important numbers supplied by REALTOR® Political Action Committee. For example, our REALTOR® PAC is recognized as one of the most bipartisan PACs in the country, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates. … Continue reading →

Broker Post-License Webinar Offered June 1 & 2

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:12am
​The broker license renewal deadline will be here before you know it (April 30, 2018). Why wait to enroll in your post-license courses? Get a jump on license renewal by taking the Broker Post-License Applied Real Estate Practices webinar June … Continue reading →

Another trio celebrated at June 6 ROTY banquet

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:00am
Among the 24 local REALTORS® who’ll be honored at the 36th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet will be Wayne Kurchina, Laura Boyer and Andrea Greenwalt. The event will attract members from all over the state to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential … Continue reading →

Dalessandro leads Region 7 Caucus meeting

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:51am
Former Illinois REALTORS® president and current Region 7 Vice President Pat Dalessandro led the Region 7 Caucus in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The regional caucus allows leaders of three Midwestern states to come together and discuss market conditions and other aspects … Continue reading →

State Capitol Report: Senate’s unanimous vote for PACE bond bill and more

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:56pm
In today’s State Capitol Report, Illinois REALTORS® notes that House Bill 2831 will be sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his consideration after the Senate unanimously approved it earlier this week. Members can log in to the May 19 edition … Continue reading →

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

IARbuzz.com Blog - 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 →

State Capitol Report - May 19, 2017

Capitol Report - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:25pm

The following is a summary of action items from the State Capitol this week:

Date:  May 19, 2017

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ROTY Banquet tickets on sale until May 30

IARbuzz.com Blog - 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 →

State Capitol Report - May 19, 2017

Capitol Report - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:24pm

The following is a summary of action items from the State Capitol this week:

Date:  May 19, 2017

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

IARbuzz.com Blog - 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

IARbuzz.com Blog - 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

IARbuzz.com Blog - 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

IARbuzz.com Blog - 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 →