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Illinois REALTORS® support McNamara by independent expenditure in Rockford

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:00pm
Registered Rockford voters received postcards asking them to vote for Tom McNamara for mayor in the April 4 consolidated election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to help reelect Braun as Flossmoor mayor

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Flossmoor voters asking them to vote for Paul Braun for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

As April 1 app deadline nears, past REEF scholarship winners thankful

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:15pm
Less than 10 days remain for Illinois REALTORS® and their college-aged sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters to fill out applications and supporting documents for six Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) scholarships with April 1 application deadlines. The scholarships affected are … Continue reading →

Help Stone get Web Choice Award

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:47pm
REALTOR® Melanie Stone of Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage in Chicago can win the Web Choice Award and become one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2017 if she gathers the most online votes this week. You can help … Continue reading →

REALTOR® Sjoblom gets independent expenditure support in Homewood

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Homewood voters asking them to support REALTOR® Jen Sjoblom for trustee on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® urge voters to reelect Halen as Lake Zurich trustee

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:46am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Lake Zurich voters asking them to reelect Village Trustee Jeff Halen on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates head lower this week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:31am
Mortgage interest rates dropped this week with a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 4.23 percent and a 15-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 3.44 percent, Freddie Mac reports today. The decline came after two consecutive weeks of rate increases and could … Continue reading →

REALTORS® urge voters to re-elect Werner as Worth village president

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:01pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Worth voters asking them to re-elect Village President Mary Werner on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of a … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® gets funding approval for Bicentennial Plaza

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:01pm
  Springfield aldermen unanimously approved a measure Tuesday which provides $1 million in funding for a plaza to be built on property owned by Illinois REALTORS®. The REALTORS® Bicentennial Plaza would be built on the north side of the association’s … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices increase in February; sales lower amid tight inventory

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:40am
Median home prices in Illinois rose 6.3 percent in February over previous-year levels while statewide home sales decreased 2.8 percent for the same period, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in February 2017 totaled … Continue reading →

Third Pro Standards Video gives 3 reasons why mediation tops arbitration

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:52pm
In many instances, mediation helps preserve the unique dynamic of cooperation between REALTORS® who are also in competition with each other, says REALTOR®/Trainer Diane Disbrow, GRI, CRS, ABR. In “Professional Standards Toolkit 3 – The advantages of mediation,” Disbrow says … Continue reading →

Mark your calendar for consolidated election in two weeks

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:10pm
Make sure your calendar includes time for voting on Tuesday, April 4 in the Illinois consolidated election. Go to the Illinois State Board of Elections to find your election authority, to get information about early voting, voting by mail, voter … Continue reading →

Miller gets REALTOR® IE support in Freeport

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:16pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Freeport voters asking them to support Jodi Miller for mayor in the April 4 consolidated election. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices increase in February; sales lower amid tight inventory

IAR News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:33pm
Date:  March 22, 2017 Intro: 

Median home prices in Illinois rose 6.3 percent in February over previous-year levels while statewide home sales decreased 2.8 percent for the same period.

FOR RELEASE: March 22, 2017

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

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More REALTORS® need to speak out against rent control bill through Call for Action

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:38pm
More Illinois REALTORS® need to voice their displeasure with House Bill 2430 so the proposal is stopped in committee or defeated by a vote. Since March 6, more than 5,200 Illinois REALTORS® have said “no” to HB 2430 through the … Continue reading →

Remember to vote daily for Illinois’ Melanie Stone

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:57pm
REALTOR® Melanie Stone of Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage in Chicago can become one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2017 if she gathers the most online votes this week. You can help by casting daily votes for her … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Welcome Spring! Before you start your home search, fine-tune your list of must-haves

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:26am
It’s officially spring and that means longer days, sunnier weather and the start of the busy home buying and selling season. If you are planning to buy a home this spring, go into the search prepared by knowing what you … Continue reading →

Managing Brokers, are you ready for the April 30 deadline?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:00am
Time is running out for Managing Brokers to complete their license renewal requirements before April 30. If you have not renewed yet, here are steps you can take to ensure you don’t miss the deadline. Review the requirements Use the Managing Broker … Continue reading →

Get no blarney in members only State Capitol Report for Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 6:02pm
REALTORS® — Get the latest developments on proposed amendments to real estate license law, PACE bond legislation, potential changes to the Title Insurance Act, rent control and many more issues in the St. Patrick’s Day edition of the State Capitol … Continue reading →

Online registration through ISBE website ends Sunday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:15pm
Sunday, March 19 is the last day that Illinois residents can register to vote through the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) website and still participate in the April 4 consolidated election. Do you have any other questions about important … Continue reading →