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Effort to reform Condo Law gets backing from Illinois Senate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:25pm
SB2664, which aims to reform provisions in the state’s Condominium Property Act that could result in surprise costs at the closing table, passed the Senate by a 55-1 vote on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The measure now moves to the … Continue reading →

Illinois Broker License Renewal Deadline is 22 Days Away

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:30pm
The clock is ticking. Don’t wait until too late to meet your requirements for the 2014 Broker License Renewal. Find information and resources at www.illinoisrealtor.org/2014brokerrenewal.

The roof is on, the walls are up on IAR’s Habitat home

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:53pm
  The house in Murphysboro being built by Illinois REALTORS® is taking shape. Now on day five of the build, the house has walls, a roof and the windows are going in. REALTORS® plan to work through the week to … Continue reading →

Register for IAR Spring Conference by April 9 and save $30!

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:49am
Illinois REALTORS® who register for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo by the early-bird deadline of Wednesday, April 9, pay only $99, a savings of $30! This year’s event is designed to help you stay successful in your business. Gain … Continue reading →

April is Fair Housing Month

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:12am
April 2014 marks the 46th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. REALTORS® are committed to upholding fair housing law and offering equal professional services to all in their search for real property. Find fair housing resources and REALTORS®, … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Chicago makes list of top luxury markets

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:50am
Chicago ranked among the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest number of luxury home sales (properties selling for $1 million or more) in a report by Coldwell Banker, REALTOR® Magazine reports. Read more. In other headlines: Freddie Mac index … Continue reading →

REALTOR®/Habitat for Humanity project in Murphysboro taking shape

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:12am
Illinois REALTORS® began the process of building a house for Habitat for Humanity on Murphysboro over the weekend, a process that will extend through April. The build, located at 1914 Clarke St., Murphysboro, Ill., enjoyed a few days of spring-like weather … Continue reading →

Riding for a cause: RPAC Stickhorse Derby

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:04pm
Illinois REALTORS® took part in the annual Stickhorse Derby at the Springfield Hilton on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The event raises money for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. REALTORS® donned creative costumes with themes ranging from Lady Gaga to Captain … Continue reading →

Photos from the REALTOR® of the Year banquet honoring Pat Callan

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:33pm
It was a sold-out crowd at the Hilton Springfield on Wednesday night, April 2, 2014, as the best in real estate gathered to be recognized for service to the industry and clients. Among those honored was Pat Callan, the Illinois … Continue reading →

Dialing for RPAC: IAR members raise money for advocacy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:08pm
IAR is working toward a goal of 28 percent member participation in RPAC. To help reach that goal, association members dialed for RPAC contributions from members who had not donated this year to the political action committee. The result? IAR … Continue reading →

Congratulations 2014 REALTORS® of the Year!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan and all the local REALTORS® of the Year. Local REALTORS® of the Year included: Thom Jones – Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® Kristie DeBrun – Capital Area Association of REALTORS® Kevin Gouchenouer … Continue reading →

Honoring Illinois REALTORS® who have made a mark on the industry

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:30pm
It was a night of celebration and professional recognition at the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year banquet in Springfield on Wednesday. Honorees included Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan, of Glen Ellyn, and the local REALTORS® of the Year … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® take to the phones for RPAC

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:45pm
Illinois REALTORS® manned their phones Wednesday afternoon for the first-ever RPAC Phone-A-Thon in Springfield. The goal of the Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) event was to increase RPAC participation from 22 percent to 23 percent during the Phone-A-Thon. Every … Continue reading →

YPN/WCR event raises $2,000 for Murphysboro Habitat for Humanity build

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:43am
Members of the Young Professionals Network and the Womens Council of REALTOR® held a reception at Celtic Mist pub in Springfield to raise money for one of three Habitat for Humanity home builds IAR is working on this year. The … Continue reading →

REALTORS® celebrate day of successfully lobbying at Illinois Capitol with reception

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:20am
The 400-plus REALTORS® who attended the Illinois Association of REALTORS® attended a reception at the Hilton Springfield on April 1, 2014. The reception, part of the annual Capitol Conference & Lobby Day, came after a day of lobbying on industry … Continue reading →

See images from IAR’s Lobby Day at the Illinois Capitol

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:01am
Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® headed to the Illinois Capitol. See images from a day of legislative visits.

Hundreds of IAR members meet with state lawmakers in Springfield

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:43pm
More than 450 Illinois REALTORS® trekked to the state Capitol to advocate for private property rights on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. This was the 38th annual Capitol Conference & Lobby Day, and members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® flooded … Continue reading →

Scenes from Illinois REALTORS® Lobby Day in Springfield #PowerofR

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:18pm
There is power in numbers and on Tuesday, 400 Illinois REALTORS® and members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® from around the state visited with their legislators at the State Capitol to talk about the bills and issues important to … Continue reading →

See who was at the Capitol Conference & Lobby Day Luncheon #PowerofR

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:49pm
IAR President Phil Chiles kicked off the Capitol Conference & Lobby Day which will send more than 400 REALTORS® streaming into the state Capitol on April 1, 2014, to lobby for private property rights. See who was there in this … Continue reading →

Images from the meeting with Gov. Quinn and IAR’s leadership

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:40pm
Gov. Pat Quinn discussed the creation of a Division of Real Estate and the importance of homeownership. He met with REALTORS® at the IAR headquarters in Springfield on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.