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Morning Minute: Median tenure for homeowners to stay in their homes is nine years

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:01am
Research from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) found that the median tenure (or length of time) that a homeowner stays in their home was nine years in 2015, a trend that has been fairly consistent in recent years. What … Continue reading →

Remember Oct. 15 deadline to apply as Illinois REALTORS® ombudsman

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 9:07am
If you would like to join the Illinois REALTORS® Ombudsman Program, please don’t wait any longer! Submit your application by Sat., Oct. 15. Need more information? Take a look at the numbers in our infographic and blog post. Still need convincing? Read … Continue reading →

Benedictine names business school after Inland’s Goodwin

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:45pm
Benedictine University in Lisle has named its business school after Illinois REALTOR® Dan Goodwin. Goodwin, chairman and CEO of Oak Brook-based The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies Inc., serves as vice chair of the university’s board of trustees. In … Continue reading →

QCARA hosts ‘America’s Future’ and draws nearly 400

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:37pm
The Quad City Area REALTOR® Association (QCARA) drew almost 400 people to a bipartisan political event last week in Davenport, Iowa as two presenters debated whether Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton would have a more positive effect on … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® support Rep. Yingling through independent expenditure

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:12pm
Registered voters in the 62nd Illinois House District will receive postcards asking them to vote for state Rep. Sam Yingling in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Vote Franks and Reinert for McHenry County Board

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 11:10am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees recommend you vote for Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman and REALTOR® John Reinert for District 2 of the McHenry County Board on Nov. 8. Franks and Reinert have been identified … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Homeowner equity is heading higher, CoreLogic reports

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 10:03am
More U.S. homeowners are gaining equity in their homes, according to a recent report and video from CoreLogic. There are variations geographically, but U.S. homeowners on average gained about $11,000 in home equity in the last year, CoreLogic reports. In Illinois, … Continue reading →

Four weeks until general election day – Nov. 8, 2016

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:33pm
While today (Oct. 11) is the last day of regular registration for Illinois voters who want to participate in the Nov. 8 general election, Illinois election law does provide for “grace period registration” beyond today’s deadline. This grace period allows … Continue reading →

Be Better than Google

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:07am
Don’t miss Nobu Hata speaking live at GRI Grad, an event exclusively for graduates of the REALTOR® Institute being held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2016. Presenting “Be Better than Google: Real Estate Tech the … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Vote for Rep. Kay and Rep. Bradley

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 2:00pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for State Rep. Dwight Kay for the 112th House District and State Rep. John Bradley for the 117th House District in the Nov. 8 general election. Kay and … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: The diversity of U.S. housing styles

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:03am
Where you live in the U.S. can shape the architectural style you choose for your home. Realtor.com takes a look at these geographical differences in the blog post, “A Nation United—and Divided—by Our Homes’ Architectural Styles.” As expected, Pueblo-style homes … Continue reading →

Get Out the REALTOR® Vote This November!

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 10:00am
We’re fresh from our Illinois REALTORS® 2017 Presidential Inauguration, and with Sunday night’s presidential debate coming up, elections are on our minds. Make sure your REALTOR® voice is heard in the November elections by registering to vote. Visit www.realtoractioncenter.com/vote to … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Vote for Sen. Forby and Schmipf

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:00am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for state Sen. Gary Forby for the 59th Senate District and Paul Schmipf for the 58th Senate District in the Nov. 8 general election. Forby and Schimpf have … Continue reading →

Carpenter sworn-in as president of Illinois REALTORS®’ new leadership team

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 7:36am
The Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the installation of its new leadership team Thursday night as Doug Carpenter, ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR, of Mokena was sworn-in as the 2017 President. The ceremonies were part of the association’s Inaugural Gala at the Chicago Marriott … Continue reading →

Wagner joins Illinois REALTORS® leadership team after board vote

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 8:37pm
Dan Wagner, who has served in numerous local, state and national REALTOR® capacities, was named to Illinois REALTORS® leadership team as treasurer on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Wagner, senior vice president for government relations at the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate … Continue reading →

Five honored for service with Presidential Medallions at board meeting

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:52pm
Five Illinois REALTORS® were recognized for their work for the association and the industry on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. The presidential medallions were presented by 2016 Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews. It is customary for the outgoing association president to honor … Continue reading →

Public Policy and Governmental Affairs MIG shows work of many for REALTOR issues

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:46pm
Whether discussing legislation before the Illinois General Assembly and the U.S. Congress, Housing Policy or reports from all the local Governmental Affairs Directors, the Illinois REALTORS Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Major Investment Group meeting provided plenty of information for … Continue reading →

lllinois REALTORS Political Involvement Committee eyes November elections and beyond

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:46pm
Improving the number of members registered to vote, increasing the amount of members who respond to Calls for Action and enhancing the already efficient Broker Involvement Program were among the issues presented by the leaders of the Illinois REALTORS Political … Continue reading →

Leadership Development Program honors 2016 graduates

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:16am
Members of the Illinois REALTORS® 2016 class for the Leadership Development program were honored at the association’s business meetings in Naperville. The class members were given certificates at a meeting of the Professional Development Member Involvement Group, held Oct. 6, … Continue reading →

YPN Noncon Networking Reception Photo Gallery

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:20am
Following several hours of breakout discussions at the YPN Noncon ’16, Illinois REALTORS® got a chance to reconnect with friends at a reception in the Chicago Marriott Naperville.