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Weekly 1-20-15

IAR Public Policy Meetings Kick Off in East Peoria  

Illinois REALTORS® are in East Peoria this week to discuss the legislative and policy issues affecting the industry and to make sure the voice of IAR members is heard at all levels of government. Check the IARbuzz blo

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January 20, 2015



Illinois home prices climb 3.7 percent in December; 2014 seen as a stabilizing year

FOR RELEASE: January 23, 2015

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

Weekly 1-13-15

IAR Leadership Attends Illinois Inauguration  

IAR's leadership team was in Springfield for the inauguration of Governor Bruce Rauner and the state's constitutional officers on Monday. The 99th Illinois General Assembly will be sworn into office on Wednesday.

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January 13, 2015




RPAC to the Future II

RPAC Re-Up Rally

RPAC Auction 2015

Illinois RPAC Presents

RPAC Triple Crown Auction

27th Annual RPAC Auction


Weekly 1-6-15

Be a 2015 RPAC Pacesetter! 

Calling all previous Major In

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January 6, 2015




IDFPR Disciplines - January 2015

Real Estate Disciplines

Following are recent disciplinary actions taken by the Real Estate Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,

Legal Case Studies - January 2015

LegalCase Studies

Research and analysis by Lisa Harms Hartzler, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Agreement to pay commission on Indiana sale to Illinois agent was unenforceable. Elkhatib v. Sulaiman, 2014 IL App (1st) 132474-U. Plaintiff, a licensed real estate agent in Illinois who worked as an independent contractor for the defendant, a licensed Illinois real estate brokerage firm, obtained a listing for an Indiana hotel, which sold for $1.8 million. A commission of $72,000 was paid to the broker.

Who Signs the Real Property Disclosure Report?

Who Signs the Real Property Disclosure Report?

Unique Circumstances Warrant Extra Caution

By Jeffrey T. Baker, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

The Residential Real Property Disclosure Report has become a familiar part of real estate transactions in Illinois, however, there are unique circumstances where this seemingly simple form can raise interesting questions about who exactly should be signing.

January 8, 2015