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Get preliminary schedule for 2017 Fall Business Meetings & Inaugural Gala

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:35am
The Illinois REALTORS® Business Meetings & 101st Inaugural Gala 2017 will be held at the Chicago Marriott Naperville on Oct. 11 and 12. See the preliminary schedule and hotel information. This set of meetings will conclude with the 101st Annual Inaugural Gala honoring Incoming-President Matt … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Boost your home’s curb appeal with one of these trees

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:01am
A tree can make your front yard shine, but how do find one that not only looks good, but is also low maintenance? In the article, “Best Trees to Grow Curb Appeal,” HouseLogic.com offers nine trees that are worth considering. … Continue reading →

NAR offers help to northern Illinois flood victims, too

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:15pm
In addition to the flood assistance provided by the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation (IRRF), the National Association of REALTORS® is offering assistance to July flood victims in northwest Chicagoland through the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF). The RRF can provide up … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® adds to Consulate General Liaison team

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:19am
The Illinois REALTORS® Global Business Council is excited to add Claire Sylvestre, broker with @Properties in Lincoln Park to the Consulate General Liaison team! While going over the details of the program we decided to dive into a bit of French culture by … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Foreign investment in U.S. real estate at record high

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:12am
International interest in U.S. residential real estate has jumped with foreign buyers and recent immigrants buying $153 billion in property between April 2016 and March 2017, marking a 49 percent increase, according the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Profile of … Continue reading →

Lemons-Ryhal to lead Facebook Live session at Conference & Expo Nov. 4

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 1:00pm
Marki Lemons-Ryhal will present “Effectively Getting Started with Facebook Live,” at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo at 11 a.m. Nov. 4, in the West Building of McCormick Place Convention Center. Register now! REALTORS® who attend will learn how to use … Continue reading →

Veterans can start real estate career through GI Bill®

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:17am
Military veterans who want to start a real estate career can use their GI Bill® benefits to attend the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center. It is the only real estate school in the state that can provide training under the … Continue reading →

New event launched for ABR® and SRS designees

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 8:23am
ABR® and SRS designees are invited to an exclusive conference and networking event September 17-19 in Charleston, South Carolina. RE:up is a new conference launched by The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: As summer market continues, mortgage rates holding steady

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:57am
Fixed, mortgage interest rates hovered below 4 percent this week, with averages holding steady from last week, Freddie Mac reports. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.93 percent this week, up slightly from 3.92 percent last week. The 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage … Continue reading →

IRRF continues to offer help to northern Illinois flood victims

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:49am
The Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation (IRRF) is accepting applications from northern Illinois property owners who were flood victims in early July. This outreach is for those who were affected by the storms which swept through the Chicago area. Several counties were declared … Continue reading →

Little to talk content marketing at Conference & Expo

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:00am
Carrie Little of CarMarc Realty Group, LLC in Chicago is scheduled to present “Big Data! The Next Big Thing in Content Marketing” at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo on Nov. 4. Register to see her now. Little’s hour-long presentation begins … Continue reading →