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Morning Minute: Springfield and Rockford see pickup in local housing markets

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:01pm
The summer housing market is off to a strong start with Springfield and Rockford reporting an uptick in their local markets. The Capital Area Association of REALTORS® President Steve Myers told the State Journal-Register that the market is improving after … Continue reading →

See Chicago the Hyatt Regency way, Sept. 4-6

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:38am
Whether you visit Chicago for the Multicultural Summit, the 2014 IAR Fall Conference and Expo or both events, you can take your trip to another level by staying at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  Not only do many of the … Continue reading →

Whitehurst and Kolbus newest IAR RPAC Ambassadors

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:32am
Congratulations to Illinois REALTORS® Sheryl Grider Whitehurst and Jeff Kolbus, both of Traders Realty in Peoria for becoming the latest RPAC Ambassadors for the 1,000 Points of Light campaign. The campaign is an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and building participation … Continue reading →

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 →