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Morning Minute: Chicago’s housing personality for 2015

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:16am
Look for the Windy City to be a housing stalwart this year with a strengthening economy and housing market that is seeing improved home prices while remaining an affordable metro area, according to a new infographic by the real estate … Continue reading →

Avoid 6 advertising mistakes that could cost you

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:54pm
In the January issue of Illinois REALTOR® magazine, you’ll find out how to avoid advertising mistakes that can damage your reputation with potential customers and take money out of your wallet. In the digital version of “Use Your Membership to … Continue reading →

IAR offices closed Thursday and Friday for New Year’s holiday

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 3:15pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1 and Friday, Jan. 2 in observance of the New Year. IAR offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5.

Find the latest Illinois REALTOR® magazine in your mailbox yet?

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:55am
If you’d rather peek at holiday presents than be surprised, does that mean you’d prefer the online version of the January Illinois REALTOR® magazine over the traditional paper format? Thankfully, you have a choice! The January cover story introduces you … Continue reading →

Triple Crown award named top story of 2014

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 8:30am
The IAR Communication staff rounds out its list of most buzzworthy 2014 blog posts by revealing its final five choices. Following yesterday’s countdown of stories 10 through six, the staff offers: 5. Band, awards mark GRI’s 50th year at Peoria … Continue reading →

Advocacy, Habitat homes among top 10 stories of 2014

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:55am
How do your choices for most important 2014 IARbuzz stories compare to the top 10 list compiled by the IAR Communications staff? Today, take a look at staff choices 10 through six: 10. At the bell: House, Senate pass BPO … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Strong economic growth could help housing in 2015

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:06am
An improving economy could bring good news to the housing industry in the coming year reports CNBC in today’s “Perfect economic mix set to boost housing in 2015.” Economic growth coupled with low interest rates could signal a stronger year … Continue reading →

2014 Top Stories: mortgage burning, ROTY get mentions

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:21pm
How do your choices for most important IARbuzz stories of 2014 compare with the those selected by the IAR Communications staff? Today consider these three honorable mentions: Webinar Part II: 6 more reasons to listen in – Dec. 22 discussion … Continue reading →

Are you in IAR’s Year in Review video?

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:41pm
  From Washington, D.C., to Chicago to Springfield, Illinois REALTORS® were busy in 2014. See images from the year in this quick video featuring some of the association’s 43,000 members.