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Earn the Green Designation December 5-6, 2017

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:35pm
Illinois REALTORS® in conjunction with Egyptian Board of REALTORS® is sponsoring the two-day Green designation course December 5-6, 2017 at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. Register by calling 618-364-0046. Classes will be held from 9 am-4:30 pm both days, … Continue reading →

With REALTOR® support, Will County Board passes state and local tax resolution

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 8:15am
The Will County Board is discouraging its congressional representatives from eliminating the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction as part of federal tax reform, maintaining that it will have a disproportionately negative effect on middle class homeowners, especially in Illinois. … Continue reading →

Magazine: How Champaign County and Oak Park associations celebrated 100-year anniversaries

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 2:31pm
In the October issue of Illinois REALTOR®, you’ll find brief stories and photos from the 100-year anniversaries celebrated by the Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® and the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® earlier this year. Champaign organized three special … Continue reading →

16 Illinois REALTORS® to speak and teach at REALTORS® Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:26am
Starting Wednesday and continuing through Nov. 6, 16 Illinois REALTORS® will lead continuing education classes and share their knowledge with colleagues at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago. Take a look at the following list of … Continue reading →

Join 12.5 percent of Illinois REALTORS® who’ve already answered the tax reform Call for Action

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:46am
Nearly a week after the National Association of REALTORS® issued a Call for Action regarding tax reform in Congress, 12.5 percent of Illinois members have asked their federal legislators to protect middle class homeowners while considering reforms to the U.S. … Continue reading →

Celebrating 50 years of fair housing: Illinois REALTORS® share their stories

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:34am
Two Illinois REALTORS® shared their experiences with the federal Fair Housing Act as part of a planned video commemorating of the historic legislation’s 50th anniversary next year. Illinois REALTORS® President Matt Difanis and past president Loretta Alonzo-Deubel were interviewed on … Continue reading →

Join more than 3K Illinois REALTORS® at NAR Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:15am
Illinois REALTORS® can register next week when they arrive at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo at the McCormick Place West Building. More than 3,000 Illinois members are expected to attend between Nov. 3 and Nov. 6. Located in Hall F2, … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® advocates at ready as lawmakers return to Springfield

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:28am
Illinois REALTORS®’ lobbyists are closely monitoring action related to the three-day 2017 veto session of the Illinois General Assembly which begins in Springfield on Tuesday. Lawmakers are expected to take up several measures this week, ranging from a debt transparency … Continue reading →

Do you have what it takes to lead?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:00am
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Program is accepting applications from members who have the potential and interest to serve at the local or state association level. Anyone interested in self-improvement may apply, however the Leadership Development Program is limited to … Continue reading →

Bicentennial Plaza transformation begins

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:30pm
Construction crews have begun dismantling an old bank branch building and chiseling up pavement to make way for the Bicentennial Plaza – A REALTOR® Community Partnership in downtown Springfield. The demolition launches the $2 million project which will be part … Continue reading →

VIDEO – Highlights from Fall Business Meetings

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:50am
Even if you attended last week’s Fall Business Meetings, you probably didn’t get to take in EVERYTHING. From the REEF “Fun” Raiser to the Board of Directors Meeting to the Inaugural Gala, catch up on what you may have missed. … Continue reading →

Strong buyer demand, lower inventory push Illinois home prices higher in September

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:33am
Homes sold quickly and at higher median prices in September, even as statewide home sales dipped slightly amid lower than normal housing inventory levels, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in September 2017 totaled … Continue reading →

Strong buyer demand, lower inventory push Illinois home prices higher in September

IAR News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:14pm
Date:  October 20, 2017 Intro: 

Homes sold quickly and at higher median prices in September, even as statewide home sales dipped slightly amid lower than normal housing inventory levels.

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 20, 2017

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

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Apply for $1,500 MIPIM stipend before Nov. 30 deadline

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:20pm
Illinois REALTORS® interested in global real estate can apply for one of 10, $1,500 stipends to attend what’s billed as the largest real estate conference of its kind in the world. MIPIM 2018 will be in Cannes, France, March 13-16. … Continue reading →

Look for Illinois REALTORS® September housing report tomorrow

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:25am
Illinois REALTORS® will release its September 2017 housing report Friday morning, 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 by … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® donates $25K to help Puerto Rico hurricane recovery efforts

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:55pm
Illinois REALTORS® is contributing $25,000 to the NAR REALTORS® Relief Foundation to assist Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors made the decision during its October Business Meetings last week. This is the third sizeable … Continue reading →

Call for Action: Do your part to protect homeownership

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:13pm
Encourage Congress to reform our tax code and protect middle class homeowners in the process by taking part in an NAR Call for Action which starts today. Ask your federal lawmakers to make sure the tax reforms they consider will … Continue reading →

Choose what to attend at the Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:23am
Illinois REALTORS® can still register to attend a part of or the entire REALTOR® Conference & Expo, Nov. 3-6 at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago. Visit the registration page and members will see how many different options they … Continue reading →

VIDEO: Watch the inauguration of new officers and board of directors

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:37am
New officers, including President Matt Difanis, President-Elect Dan Wagner and Treasurer Ed Neaves, along with the new board of directors, were sworn in at the Inaugural Gala during last week’s October Business Meetings at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Watch the … Continue reading →

Difanis wants REALTORS® diverse talents to shine through

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:33am
Go to an Illinois REALTORS® event and you just might see 2018 President Matt Difanis with a camera in his hands, taking photos of colleagues and friends. But as you’ll find in the magazine article, “Celebrating the diverse talents of … Continue reading →