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CAR plans move to REALTOR® building in Chicago

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:16am
The Chicago Association of REALTORS® plans to move from its South Michigan Avenue location to the REALTOR® building by the end of the year. The announcement comes after months of discussions about whether to renew the lease at the association’s current 200 … Continue reading →

Inman Chicago conference registration free for Illinois REALTORS

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 5:13pm
Inman Connect on the Road will be in Chicago on May 25, and as an Illinois REALTORS® member you can attend for free as part of a partnership between the association and MRED. That’s a $29 value! If you have … Continue reading →

Questions about CE Exams? Help is Available.

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:54pm
If you have questions about CE course exams (scheduling proctored exams, how to look up exam results, what to do if you fail an exam), please read CE Exam FAQs. CE Exam FAQs answers  how to get an exam proctored at … Continue reading →

Special Hours for Licensing & Training Center

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:51pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center will operate special hours this weekend to assist callers with last-minute questions about broker renewal. Education Specialists will be available to answer your questions on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Call … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: What role does seasonality play in the housing market?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:04am
Understanding the seasonal trends of the housing market can be important for both potential home buyers and sellers alike. In a column for HousingWire, Tian Liu, chief economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance, writes that understanding and comparing the traditional seasonal … Continue reading →

Video: Happy 100th Birthday Illinois REALTORS®!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:58pm
On April 25, 1916, Illinois REALTORS® was founded to promote advocacy, ethics and education for its members. Since then, the association is engaged in all aspects of the real estate business and has grown to 44,000 members. This video explains … Continue reading →

April 25 is Illinois REALTORS® Day

IAR News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:04pm
Date:  April 25, 2016 Intro: 

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Illinois REALTORS®, April 25, 2016 has been declared Illinois REALTORS® Day.

FOR RELEASE: April 25, 2016

For Further Information Contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217-529-2600

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Morning Minute: Real estate a top investment choice for many Americans

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:39am
Real estate continues to be a top choice when it comes to long-term investment options for many Americans, a recent Gallup poll found, according to NAR’s Daily Real Estate News roundup. Improving home prices have strengthened the appeal of real … Continue reading →

Aftermath of ‘aha’ moment benefits McHenry schools and businesses

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 8:05am
REALTOR® Sue Miller loves her career and her community and she’s found satisfying and effective ways to help others. The successful managing broker (Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell) has been a passionate volunteer for the McHenry Elementary Education Foundation and the McHenry … Continue reading →

Celebrate our anniversary and Illinois REALTOR® Day today

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:15am
Today is Illinois REALTORS® Day thanks to a proclamation signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The proclamation was presented by Rauner to leaders of Illinois REALTORS® on April 6 to commemorate the association’s 100th anniversary during a meeting in his … Continue reading →

Illinois Senate approves April 25 as Illinois REALTOR® Day

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:27pm
Friday the Illinois Senate unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming April 25 as Illinois REALTOR® Day across the state. The resolution was sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno. Read the text of the Senate resolution. On April 25, 1916, the association … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Illinois REALTORS® offer local perspectives on housing market

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:22am
Illinois REALTORS® were interviewed by a variety of media outlets this week to talk about the release of the March housing data and offer their perspectives on what is happening in their local markets. Charay Brewer, association executive for the … Continue reading →

Mediator Training April 26 and 28

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:39pm
Mediation is the preferred method of dispute resolution when a request for arbitration is filed. As a benefit of membership, and to provide qualified mediators to local associations, Illinois REALTORS® offers Mediator Training courses. If you are interested in serving … Continue reading →

Do not wait until April 30 to renew!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:39pm
If you have already renewed, please do NOT wait until April 30 to renew your broker license! You do not want to be delayed by any technical issues that might arise. All renewals must be complete at 11:59 on April … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Taking a closer look at March home sales

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:47am
March Illinois home sales rose 1.9 percent annually and existing-home sales rose nationally for the month as well. Strong gains in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the country helped drive overall home sales up 5.1 percent compared to February … Continue reading →

IHDA offers REALTORS® valuable resources for clients

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:58am
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) offers a list of “top performing” lenders in Illinois as well as single-family mortgage programs that can help homebuyers with good credit but without the means for down payments. To get the details about … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Wagner moderates Washington, D.C. panel discussion

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:24am
REALTOR® Dan Wagner, treasurer-nominee for the Illinois REALTORS®, moderated a panel discussion at the Investment Program Association’s Executive Leadership Summit and Fly-in earlier this week in Washington, D.C. The panel addressed the idea of tax reform and how to protect … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices climb 4.3 percent in March; sales increase 1.9 percent

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The spring market is in swing with steady gains in March median prices and modest growth in statewide home sales even as the housing supply is low for the season, according to the Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices climb 4.3 percent in March; sales increase 1.9 percent

IAR News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:29pm
Date:  April 20, 2016 Intro: 

The spring market is in swing with steady gains in March median prices and modest growth in statewide home sales even as the housing supply is low for the season, according to the Illinois REALTORS®. 

FOR RELEASE: April 20, 2016

For Further Information Contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217-529-2600

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Illinois House committee recognizes 100th anniversary of Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:24pm
Tuesday the Illinois House House Business and Occupational License Committee unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming April 25 as Illinois REALTOR® Day across the state. You can read the text of the House resolution. On April 25, 1916, the association was … Continue reading →