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Just when you thought your credit score was improving . . .

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:50am
  This last week and a half has been full of headlines regarding the most recent cybersecurity incident. As a real estate practitioner or consumer, your credit score and access to credit is integral to your ability to participate in … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® support Legacy Awards in Springfield

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:43am
Illinois REALTORS® sponsored this year’s Legacy Awards, presented by the Springfield Business Journal. The awards honor local businesses and individual business leaders for their commitment to the Springfield community and historic preservation. Congratulations to all recipients including Ace Sign Co. in … Continue reading →

Supreme Court decision one of 6 case studies in latest DR Legal News

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:55pm
In the September issue of Designated REALTOR® Legal News, Lisa Harms Hartzler of Sorling Northrup Attorneys provides analysis of six legal case studies, including a 5-3 Supreme Court decision regarding the Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. … Continue reading →

Register now for free NAR safety webinars Sept. 20 and 27

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:15am
The National Association of REALTORS® is hosting two safety webinars in September designed to help members minimize risk and avoid danger on the job. At 1 p.m. Sept. 20, join Andrea “Andy” Tolbert for “Safety: Do This Now,” an hour-long … Continue reading →

REALTOR® association helps Lockport with grant for pedestrian plan

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:30am
The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® presented Lockport officials with a $5,000 donation last week to help the city’s pedestrians. The local REALTOR® association secured the funds through the National Association of REALTORS®’ Smart Growth Action Grant program. Three Rivers’ … Continue reading →

Panno honored by Livingston County Board of REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:04pm
On Sept. 11, the Livingston County Board of REALTORS® held its Annual Meeting and Dinner at David’s in Pontiac. Guest speaker, Gideon Blustein, Member Outreach Manager and Local Government Affairs Director for the Illinois REALTORS® Association, spoke about the impact … Continue reading →

Legal Minutes: Seller’s Disclosure

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 8:14am
What disclosure obligations does a residential seller have? Jon Broadbooks, VP of Communications, and Betsy Urbance, Legal Advisor, tell you in the newest Legal Minutes. Click here to watch (member login required).

Illinois REALTORS®’ actions help get National Flood Insurance Program extension

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:06am
Illinois REALTORS® can take pride in the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Dec. 8. The program had been scheduled to expire Sept. 30. Their strong response to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Call for Action on … Continue reading →

Register for Nov. 3 YPN reception before it sells out

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:55pm
Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago in early November should register for the popular Young Professionals Networking Reception as soon as possible. It is one of several special events that require a separate ticket … Continue reading →

1031 Like-Kind Exchange topic of summit featuring Illinois REALTORS®’ Wagner

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:31pm
Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner was a panelist at a Missouri REALTORS® business summit on Tuesday, speaking on the necessity of preserving the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. Wagner, who is senior vice president for industry relations at The Inland Real Estate … Continue reading →

Oak Park Area Association to celebrate 100th anniversary tonight

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:44am
The Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® will celebrate its 100th anniversary tonight at its “100th Anniversary Plus Installation Ceremony” at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. The event will feature dinner, dancing, drinks, memorabilia and a slide show … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Is more housing inventory coming?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:19am
Information in Fannie Mae’s August Home Purchase Sentiment Index seems to indicate that a larger number of consumers may be interested in moving, reports the National Association of REALTORS® in REALTOR® Mag. The number of consumers who thought August was a … Continue reading →

Hamilton tickets offered as prizes for Illinois Bicentennial video contest; deadline Sept. 30

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:42pm
Illinois high school and college students can win one of 100 pairs of Hamilton tickets by entering the Illinois Bicentennial “Something to Learn About Illinois History” video contest by Sept. 30. Entrants must create and submit an original, 45-to-60-second video … Continue reading →

Tickets still available for 101st Inaugural Gala Oct. 12

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:44am
Illinois REALTORS® can still purchase tickets for the 101st Inaugural Gala, Oct. 12 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, honoring 2018 incoming President Matt Difanis. Inaugural tickets are available for $95 each through the Illinois REALTORS® Store. The reception begins at … Continue reading →

Carpenter represents Illinois REALTORS® on trade mission to Japan

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:23am
Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter traveled to Japan late last week as part of a trade mission to encourage foreign investment in Illinois. Carpenter, who is finishing out his term as president, traveled with Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton on … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® donates $50,000 for Texas hurricane relief

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:02am
Illinois REALTORS®’ leadership has approved sending $50,000 to the Texas Association of REALTORS® to help with that organization’s relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Illinois REALTORS® 2017 Treasurer Dan Wagner made the announcement in Dallas on Thursday. Illinois … Continue reading →

Goal reached: 20 percent of Illinois REALTORS® push for NFIP extension

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:42am
More than 20 percent of Illinois REALTORS® responded to NAR’s Call for Action on the National Flood Insurance Program, a tally of responses shows. The responses pushed the association past the finish line goal of having a more than 20 … Continue reading →

North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® swears in 2018 officers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:08pm
More than 200 members of the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) attended its 98th Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon on Sept. 7 at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. The 2018 NSBAR Board of Directors includes: President Ian … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: No surprise that REALTORS® are among Harvey’s Heroes

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:00am
The National Association of REALTORS® reports numerous instances of REALTORS® helping Hurricane Harvey victims in the Houston area and provides perspective from New Orleans real estate professionals who endured Hurricane Katrina. In other headlines: Stop Chasing Leads and Start Managing … Continue reading →

Last call for Call for Action: Tell lawmakers NFIP extension is critical

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:54pm
The National Association of REALTORS® Call for Action is winding down, as U.S. House members are expected to take up a measure soon to extend the National Flood Insurance Program. The Senate passed a stop-gap, three-month extension on Thursday. NAR … Continue reading →