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Weekly 9-9-14

IAR Approves Ethics Citation Program   

IAR's Board of Directors approved a series of changes last week designed to bolster adherence to the REALTORS® Standard of Practice. Among the changes:

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Doug Carpenter

Doug Carpenter
ABR, AHWD, SFR
Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell

IDFPR Disciplines September 2014

Real Estate Disciplines

Following are recent disciplinary actions taken by the Real Estate Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, http://www.idfpr.com/News/Disciplines/DiscReports.asp

Date: 
September 2, 2014

Legal Hotline Top 5 - September 2014

Legal Hotline Top 5

By Betsy Urbance, Legal Hotline Attorney and Jeffrey T. Baker, IAR Transaction Helpline, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Here are the Top 5 issues and a sample question from each category from the Legal Hotline in the second quarter of 2014. Use this Q&A in your next meeting.

1. Scope of Real Estate License Act

Q. Must I have a real estate license to engage in property management activities?

Date: 
September 2, 2014

Legal Hotline Top 5 - September 2014

Legal Hotline Top 5

By Betsy Urbance, Legal Hotline Attorney and Jeffrey T. Baker, IAR Transaction Helpline, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Here are the Top 5 issues and a sample question from each category from the Legal Hotline in the second quarter of 2014. Use this Q&A in your next meeting.

Date: 
September 2, 2014

Legal Hotline Top 10

Legal Hotline Top 5

By Betsy Urbance, Legal Hotline Attorney and Jeffrey T. Baker, IAR Transaction Helpline, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Here are the Top 5 issues and a sample question from each category from the Legal Hotline in the second quarter of 2014.

Use this Q&A in your next meeting.

Date: 
September 2, 2014

Legal Case Studies September 2014

LegalCase Studies

Research and analysis by Lisa Harms Hartzler, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Real estate brokerage firm not liable for injuries prospective buyer suffered when basement staircase collapsed. Hart v. Century 21 Windsor Realty, 2014 IL App (3d) 130667 (July 16, 2014). The plaintiff in this case was injured during the collapse of a basement staircase in a house he was being shown by a real estate agent of the listing broker.

Date: 
September 2, 2014

Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Pilot Program

Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Pilot Program

By Lisa Harms Hartzler, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

As of the beginning of the year, Illinois became one of over 20 states legalizing marijuana for medical use. No medical marijuana is available yet and it will not be on the market for some time. Stringent regulations governing cultivation, dispensing, patient registration, and taxation were just approved in July.

Date: 
September 2, 2014