• Watch your mailbox!
    Watch for your WHITE postcard from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation for the 2015 M.B. license renewal. 
  • Congratulations 2014 GRI Grads!
    Congratulations to the GRI Class of 2014.
  • Illinois Housing Pulse
    Illinois home prices surged 10.4 percent in January 2015, providing a solid start to the new housing year.
  • Triple Crown Award
    Illinois REALTORS® were recognized with the Triple Crown Award for both RPAC fundraising and overall participation.

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Housing Market News & Reports

Illinois REALTOR® January Issue:

October 2014 cover

Taking a Broad View of the World and the Real Estate Industry
Introducing 2015 IAR President Jim Kinney


Use Your Membership to Your Full 'Ad'vantage
Are you making these common advertising mistakes?


Goal-Setting Victories
REALTORS® share their success stories

Plus,  Accomplish More with These Time Management Tips 
and 2014 RPAC Major Investors

Fighting for You

New "seller disclosure" form in 2015
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, a revised Real Property Disclosure Report form (#108) adds windows and doors in the section related to material defects including walls and floors. Click here for the revised form (login required). Not sure if your seller needs to fill out the form? Read more about when the new form should be used. 

Lake Forest latest to liberalize Accessory Dwelling Unit use
The city of Lake Forest became the second community in the area to recognize the benefits of "granny flats, coach houses, in-law suites, garage apartments and cottages," says GAD Howard Handler.


IAR adds to staff devoted to Chicago-area issues

A seasoned veteran of Cook County government has joined IAR to help with REALTOR® advocacy in Chicago: Kristopher "Kris" Anderson.


Election results feature many pro-REALTOR® candidates and five Home Rule defeats
The Nov. 4 election winners included one Illinois senator, nine representatives in the Illinois House, one on the Grundy County Board, another on the St. Clair County Board and the Champaign County Clerk. Five communities rejected Home Rule too!

IAR Local GAD Howard Handler convinces Deerfield Village Board to reject a requirement for residential fire sprinklers in new single-family construction. 

Chicago Heights ends longstanding fee targeting 'For Sale' signs
Community's ordinance was seen as so restrictive many REALTORS® opted not to use signs to advertise homes for sale.


Want to know about the issues that affect your livelihood?

Skylights, a new online tool, will enable you to stay current on local issues that impact your business and private property rights. Find at-a-glance maps showing where IAR's governmental affairs efforts are active and updates on local issues that affect IAR members.

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RPAC logoThe REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) funds candidates who help protect your business and private property rights. Check out What Is/ Isn’t Law Because of RPAC and Four things you need to know about RPAC.

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Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial Issues and Disclosures - An IAR Legal Webinar covers questions that arise in the commercial brokerage industry and disclosures that brokers need to remember. Reminder: The IAR Legal Webinar Series is an exclusive IAR member benefit (log in required).


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