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REALTORS® meet with FHFA director; learn about refinancing options

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:21pm
Several Illinois REALTOR® members and association staff members attended a town hall meeting Tuesday, July 8, 2014, to discuss ways to help homeowners with refinancing. The meeting featured an appearance by Mel Watts, the director of the Federal Housing Finance … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Rockford makes list of top markets to be a landlord

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:18am
If you are investment real estate buyer looking for potential rental properties, Rockford and Winnebago County in Illinois are on RealtyTrac’s list of the 20 best U.S. markets when it comes to rental returns. Based on RealtyTrac’s formula, Rockford-area rental … Continue reading →

D.R. Legal News: The good and bad that come with technology

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:48pm
In the July issue of D.R. Legal News, Todd Turner of Sorling Northrup Attorneys covers the topic of technology and what REALTORS® need to be careful of with regards to social media sites, using recording devices and being on the … Continue reading →

Webpage has all your resources on SB2664; the Condo Foreclosure Bill

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:34am
IAR members are flooding the Governor’s office with messages urging him to sign SB2664, and IAR has set up a webpage with all the information you need to help answer a Call For Action. You can find the page here … Continue reading →

In Case You Missed It: Top IARbuzz blog posts from last week

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:30am
In case you missed it, here are three of the top IARbuzz blog posts from last week. Weather in Chicagoland schedule changes, some cancellations for Aurora Habitat build – Severe weather in the Chicagoland delayed foundation work for the IAR Habitat … Continue reading →

Happy Independence Day from IAR

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:55am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. The IAR office and IAR Legal Hotline will be closed on Friday in observance of the holiday.

Weather in Chicagoland schedule changes, some cancellations for Aurora Habitat build

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:43am
High winds and heavy rain that moved through Chicagoland earlier this week have delayed foundation work for the IAR Habitat for Humanity project. As a result, several volunteer work days have been cancelled and several new work days have been added … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Cost of renting is rising in many U.S. metro areas

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:35am
Need another reason to buy a home? The cost of renting is rising in 79 U.S. metro areas tracked by Reis Inc, a real estate research firm. Read more from NAR’s Daily Real Estate News. In other headlines: More Home … Continue reading →

Latino panelists featured at the IAR Multicultural Summit Sept. 4 in Chicago

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:59am
Sonia Anaya, Mabel Guzman, Joe Nery and Sylvia Puente are among those who’ll be part of the IAR Multicultural Summit “The Latino Factor: Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard.” This year’s event, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2014, will be … Continue reading →