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REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Holland in Frankfort

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Frankfort voters asking them to vote for Jim Holland for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Already got your taxes done? Find a checklist for how long you need to keep your tax records

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:18am
If you are ahead of the game and have already filed your taxes, you may be wondering how long you should keep all of your tax documents and other home records. HouseLogic has a great checklist, “How Long to Keep … Continue reading →

3 ways successful REALTORS® use Big Data to get jump on competitors

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:55am
Leading REALTORS® use Big Data to stay ahead of the competition, and now they share their strategies in the cover story of the April edition of Illinois REALTOR® magazine. In “Awash in Big Data: Strategies to Chart Your Course,” REALTORS® … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give independent expenditure support to reelect Hernandez Brewer in Joliet

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Joliet voters asking them to vote for Brooke Hernandez Brewer for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Burns in Geneva

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:30pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Geneva voters asking them to vote for Kevin Burns for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Tokar in Chicago Ridge

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Chicago Ridge voters asking them to vote for Chuck Tokar for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to Kim in Mundelein

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Mundelein voters asking them to vote for Holly Kim for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to help reelect Gardiner as Glenwood mayor

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 8:30am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Glenwood voters asking them to vote for Ron Gardiner for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

House committee hearing news dominates Illinois State Capitol Report

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:05pm
The Illinois REALTORS® lobbying team raced from one House committee hearing to another during the week to monitor discussion of numerous bills that would affect REALTORS®, property owners and consumers. In today’s Illinois State Capitol Report, 13 bills were cited … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® support McNamara by independent expenditure in Rockford

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:00pm
Registered Rockford voters received postcards asking them to vote for Tom McNamara for mayor in the April 4 consolidated election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to help reelect Braun as Flossmoor mayor

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Flossmoor voters asking them to vote for Paul Braun for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

As April 1 app deadline nears, past REEF scholarship winners thankful

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:15pm
Less than 10 days remain for Illinois REALTORS® and their college-aged sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters to fill out applications and supporting documents for six Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) scholarships with April 1 application deadlines. The scholarships affected are … Continue reading →

Help Stone get Web Choice Award

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:47pm
REALTOR® Melanie Stone of Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage in Chicago can win the Web Choice Award and become one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2017 if she gathers the most online votes this week. You can help … Continue reading →

REALTOR® Sjoblom gets independent expenditure support in Homewood

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Homewood voters asking them to support REALTOR® Jen Sjoblom for trustee on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® urge voters to reelect Halen as Lake Zurich trustee

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:46am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Lake Zurich voters asking them to reelect Village Trustee Jeff Halen on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates head lower this week

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:31am
Mortgage interest rates dropped this week with a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 4.23 percent and a 15-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 3.44 percent, Freddie Mac reports today. The decline came after two consecutive weeks of rate increases and could … Continue reading →

REALTORS® urge voters to re-elect Werner as Worth village president

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:01pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Worth voters asking them to re-elect Village President Mary Werner on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of a … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® gets funding approval for Bicentennial Plaza

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:01pm
  Springfield aldermen unanimously approved a measure Tuesday which provides $1 million in funding for a plaza to be built on property owned by Illinois REALTORS®. The REALTORS® Bicentennial Plaza would be built on the north side of the association’s … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices increase in February; sales lower amid tight inventory

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:40am
Median home prices in Illinois rose 6.3 percent in February over previous-year levels while statewide home sales decreased 2.8 percent for the same period, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in February 2017 totaled … Continue reading →

Third Pro Standards Video gives 3 reasons why mediation tops arbitration

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:52pm
In many instances, mediation helps preserve the unique dynamic of cooperation between REALTORS® who are also in competition with each other, says REALTOR®/Trainer Diane Disbrow, GRI, CRS, ABR. In “Professional Standards Toolkit 3 – The advantages of mediation,” Disbrow says … Continue reading →