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Dearborn Realtists plan update event

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:20pm
An upcoming event may be of interest to Illinois REALTORS®. The Dearborn Realtist Board is holding a Real Estate Industry Update from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 at Bank of America, 135 S. LaSalle St. in … Continue reading →

Broker License Renewal: Only eight more days until April 30 deadline

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:00am
We are just eight days away from the April 30 real estate broker license renewal deadline set by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Brokers, what do you need to do? First, check the IDFPR CE Look … Continue reading →

FINAL DAY! Register by midnight tonight for IAR Spring Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:35am
Don’t miss out! April 23 at midnight marks the final deadline to register for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, May 7-8. Gain new insights, network with like-minded business people and earn up to … Continue reading →

Industry Leaders Council hears from IDFPR official, author

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:16am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Industry Leaders Council kicked off on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, with a morning of presentations on real estate law and trends on the real estate business. The meeting is for real estate firms with 50 … Continue reading →

Legal webinar planned: Drones, Phones and Video

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:47am
IAR’s legal team will discuss video and audio recordings by sellers of buyers, videos and photos recorded by buyers, a recent Illinois Supreme Court case regarding surveillance issues and commercial use of drones in the real estate brokerage industry. The … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® meet with U.S. Rep. Roskam

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:33pm
As part of the Let’s Talk Real Estate series, Illinois REALTORS® sat down with U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in St. Charles. Roskam, who represents Illinois’ Sixth Congressional District, serves as Republican chief deputy whip. Pat … Continue reading →

Last Chance Education Options: Are you Safe, or Risky?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:04pm
We are down to the final nine days to complete your ​education and renew your license. If you contact anyone in the Education Department at IAR we will be able to give you down-to-the-minute details of exactly how much time … Continue reading →

Happy Earth Day! Tips for making your home more green

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:47am
Earth Day is the perfect time to take a look around your home and see if there are steps you can take, both big and small, to make it more eco-friendly. The National Association of REALTORS® HouseLogic consumer website has … Continue reading →

Make your voice heard on fire sprinkler law change

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:01am
State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz has launched a petition calling for Illinois residents to show support for a bill she’s sponsoring that would change the process the state’s Fire Marshal would have to use to alter fire sprinkler laws. The petition, … Continue reading →

Video: Illinois home prices rise in March #IARMarketStats

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:38am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® tracks data showing that median home prices rose in March, 2014. At the same time, there was a decline in the number of homes sold versus March 2013. Learn more about the market with this … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices rise in March, inventory remains tight but improved

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:34am
Illinois home sales decreased 11.6 percent over previous-year levels in March while median prices increased 9.7 percent, according to the March housing report released today by the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Some insights into the latest market statistics: “Low housing … Continue reading →

Illinois median home prices increase in March; Number of homes on market improves, but inventories remain tight

IAR News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:38pm
Date:  April 21, 2014 Intro: 

Illinois home sales decreased 11.6 percent over previous-year levels in March while median prices increased 9.7 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. 

FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2014

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

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Be Ready for Broker Renewal Deadline. Last Chance Post License Webinar!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:32am
Still need to complete broker post-license requirements for your renewal? The IAR Licensing and Training Center is offering one last webinar before the April 30 deadline.

Morning Minute: In time for spring housing market, mortgage rates at six week low

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:16am
The spring home buying season is here and buyers heading out to look for a home will have the added incentive of affordable, low mortgage interest rates. Freddie Mac reported that rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.27 percent last … Continue reading →

Let’s Talk Real Estate with Congressmen Roskam, Shimkus and Gutiérrez

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:00am
Register now for face-to-face meetings with U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam, John Shimkus and Luis Gutiérrez in their congressional districts. Illinois REALTORS® will have a chance to talk about the issues affecting real estate in IAR’s ongoing series, “Let’s Talk Real … Continue reading →

IAR graduates Leadership Development class

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:39pm
  Members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Leadership Development class finished up the program Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The class was selected by a committee, and seeks to identify and groom talented REALTOR® members to take on a greater … Continue reading →

Countdown to Broker Renewal Deadline: You still need CE even if your license is in a “holding company”

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:00am
By April 30, 2014, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the continuing education (CE) requirements and applied to renew their license through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Here is a frequently asked question as we get … Continue reading →

Aurora REALTORS® host weekend Homeownership Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
  In the Summer of 2013 the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley identified the City of Aurora as a community that would benefit from an Employer Assisted Housing (EAH) Program. The City of … Continue reading →

What do REALTORS® need to know about hydraulic fracturing?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:12pm
  Illinois could soon finalize the rules that will govern hydraulic fracturing in the state. To help get ready, IAR created a Task Force to study the process that injects sand, water and chemicals deep into the earth to force … Continue reading →