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Elgin Boys & Girls Club gets shoes, support from Fox Valley REALTORS®

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 8:00am
The REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley (RAFV) partnered with St. Charles area schools to donate more than 150 pairs of new or gently used running shoes last week to the Summer Running Club for the Boys & Girls Clubs … Continue reading →

Doyle, Anaya honored at RPAC Hall of Fame reception

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 6:40pm
Judy Doyle of Swansea and Sonia Anaya of Chicago, both recently inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame, were honored at a special reception at the Illinois REALTORS® Headquarters Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Terry Farmer.) … Continue reading →

REALTORS® gather with single focus: Make RPAC goals

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:24pm
Illinois REALTORS® gathered on Monday, June 20, 2016, to discuss strategies for making political action committee goals. The “Let’s Make Goal: RPIC + RPAC + REALTOR® Party” session was held as part of the association’s June Business Meetings at the … Continue reading →

REEF board approves scholarship honoring Dan Bock

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 1:55pm
The board of directors for the Real Estate Educational Foundation unanimously approved a measure on Monday, June 20, 2016, to establish a scholarship in the name of a longtime Illinois REALTOR® who played a role in shaping the association’s education … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® Morris pays it forward to McKinley Community Services #MemberMonday

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:52am
Memories of the college prep assistance Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris received as a student at Lindbloom Technical High School in Chicago inspired him to join the board for the Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc., a few years ago and return … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: The apartment building boom and its impact on the market

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 9:40am
The Wall Street Journal recently took a look at how the building boom of apartments in many major U.S. cities in recent years could end up creating an oversupply in that sector of the market. Read more. In other headlines: … Continue reading →

Banquet Tuesday to honor Read and 25 local ROTYs

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 10:30am
On Tuesday night at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, the Illinois REALTORS® will honor Chris Read as its 2016 REALTOR® of the Year. Read, the managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and the Chief Executive Officer of CR Strategies in … Continue reading →

Have you answered the NAR Call For Action about condos yet?

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
On Monday, the National Association of REALTORS® issued a Call For Action on the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016,” asking for your help. Have you asked your U.S. senator to vote for H.R. 3700 so changes can be … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® leadership meets to start annual planning process

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:21pm
Illinois REALTORS® and staff members met Friday, June 17, 2016 to start the planning process for 2017. Seem early to think about the next year? It isn’t. Each year Illinois REALTORS® works to make sure that it has a solid … Continue reading →

Get the app, check agenda for Illinois REALTORS® June Business Meetings

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:00am
Get a preview of what’s ahead during the Illinois REALTORS® June Business Meetings by referring to the web page devoted to the three-day event at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre or by downloading the June Business Meetings App to your … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: More seniors choosing to live with roommates

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:24am
Many seniors — particularly single women — are choosing to live with roommates, according to an article from realtor.com, “Seniors Seeking Roommates: ‘Golden Girls,’ Please Apply.” Shared housing arrangements make the cost of living more affordable and having a roommate … Continue reading →

Legal Webinar: Does your office have Errors & Omissions insurance?

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:17am
An important question for Illinois REALTORS® is whether they are covered by Errors & Omissions (E & O) insurance. If so, they should not hesitate to ask insurance providers questions in advance of any claims, so they have a better … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® love red, white and blue #REALTORSLoveRedWhiteBlue

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:05pm
If you take any photos wearing red, white and blue in June, be sure and submit them to the REALTORS® Love Red, White and Blue photo project on this blog. From now through June 30, members can submit selfies in … Continue reading →

Board officers named for Real Property Alliance; terms outlined

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:04pm
Real Property Alliance, which works to help consumers better understand property rights issues, named two Illinois REALTORS® to serve as officers on the organization’s board of directors. Pat Callan, managing broker/owner of Realty Executives Premiere in Wheaton was named board … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates move lower again this week, Freddie Mac

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:27am
For the second week in a row, fixed mortgage rates declined, Freddie Mac reported this morning. The 30-year fixed rate averaged 3.54 percent, down from 3.60 percent last week, while the 15-year fixed rate dropped to 2.81 percent, down from … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Survey looks at the impact of student loan debt on homeownership

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:06pm
A college degree may be the key to getting the career that you want, but the student debt that often comes with it could be affecting when you make other long-term decisions such as buying a home, according to a … Continue reading →

Celebrate ‘National Homeownership Month’ in June

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:04am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s declared June “National Homeownership Month” and reemphasized its work with the Obama Administration to preserve the dream of homeownership for American families. This year’s theme is “Dare to Own the Dream.” “Homeownership … Continue reading →

Application deadline for Illinois REALTOR® Board of Directors is June 14

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 2:15pm
The deadline to submit an application to serve a three-year term on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors is Tuesday, June 14. Here’s the application. If you have questions, contact Becky Carraher at 217-391-4803 or via email rcarraher@illinoisrealtors.org.

NAR issues Call For Action about expanding FHA condo opportunities

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:58am
Illinois REALTORS® – Ask your U.S. senator to bring H.R. 3700 to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote so that changes can be made to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) condominium loan program, federal assisted housing programs … Continue reading →

RASI members show their American spirit

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:31am
Illinois REALTORS® can submit selfies in front of American flags, pose in costume, decorate their businesses or come up with their own patriotic settings for “REALTORS® Love Red, White and Blue.” Now through June 30, members can submit their June … Continue reading →