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Pre-license Handbook provides a great start

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:39am
Do you know someone who is interested in a career in real estate?  Share this new resource! The IAR Licensing & Training Center has a new pre-license handbook: Start Your Career in Real Estate. This concise guide is available in … Continue reading →

IAR Conference & Expo is early this year: March 9-10, 2016

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:10am
Add this to your calendar!  IAR Conference & Expo will be held March 9-10 in Collinsville. Make a resolution to get 6 hours CE before the broker license renewal deadline with instructors Terry Watson & Betsy Urbance. Explore new services … Continue reading →

Illini Valley REALTORS® give back in three counties

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:00am
On Dec. 10, the Illini Valley Association of REALTORS® (IVAR) donated more than $500 in money, gift cards and supplies to Illinois Valley Pads through its 2015 Community Outreach Project. Illinois Valley PADS Homeless Shelters provide shelter, food and services … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Kinney

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 12:00pm
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Rickert

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 8:25am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Reminder: IAR offices closed early

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 12:45pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield closed at noon today and will be closed all day Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. IAR offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Silvano

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:55am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

NSBAR dedicates boardroom to Glazer

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:00am
The North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) dedicated its boardroom to the winner of its 2015 Distinguished Service Award, Marilyn D. Glazer.  Colleagues, friends and family were on hand for the dedication of the “Marilyn D. Glazer Boardroom and Conference … Continue reading →

Champaign YPN gathers for local crisis nursery

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 9:00am
On Dec. 8, the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network raised more than $250 for the local Crisis Nursery by conducting an Ugly Sweater Party for members. The funds were used to purchase arts and crafts supplies on … Continue reading →

IAR offices close early Thursday and all day Friday for Christmas

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 6:15pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield will close at noon Thursday, Dec. 24 and remain closed all day Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. IAR offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.  

Rauner appoints Allison as Illinois real estate director

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 4:00pm
Kreg Allison has been appointed the director of the Division of Real Estate for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, although his starting date was not announced. Allison is the senior counsel for … Continue reading →

NSBAR helps ‘Toys for All Kids’ program

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 3:00pm
Members of North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® volunteered to help sort and prepare toys for distribution at the Niles Township Office in Skokie, IL, on Sunday, Dec. 13. The “Toys for All Kids” program focuses on making certain every child … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Neaves & Drews

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Advocacy helps REALTORS® gain on many congressional issues

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 4:00pm
The NAR Government Affairs team scored 24 victories on behalf of REALTORS® and property owners in real estate provisions of the legislation signed by the 114th Congress and President Barack Obama last week for fiscal 2016. The NAR Issue Brief … Continue reading →

KIFAR generosity helps five organizations

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 3:15pm
Earlier this week, the Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of REALTORS® (KIFAR) eclipsed last year’s holiday charity fundraising total by about $500 at its annual Christmas Party/Charity Auction, collecting $4,280. The donations will be equally distributed to five organizations: the Salvation Army Food … Continue reading →

Celebrating REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Wagner

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 9:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices see uptick in November #IARMarketStats

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:48am
Illinois home prices posted continued gains with November marking 39 consecutive months of year-over-year increases while sales slowed slightly amid tighter inventory, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Read the news release.

Do you understand drone registrations and laws regarding security deposits?

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:45pm
Among the issues discussed during the Dec. 17 IAR Legal Webinar, “Out With (Review) the Old and In With the New,” were federal requirements for drone registrations as well as an amendment to the Illinois Security Deposit Interest Act that … Continue reading →

Mainstreet YPN raises money for two charities

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 5:14pm
The Young Professionals Network of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) raised $540 at its Second Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on Dec. 2, with 84 agents and affiliate members in attendance. The proceeds will be used for the network’s Habitat … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: REALTORS® upbeat about future home price growth

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:45am
Over the next 12 months, U.S. REALTORS® are expecting home prices to experience continued moderate growth, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of REALTORS®. In Illinois, surveyed REALTORS® are expecting median price increases of … Continue reading →