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See who was at IAR’s June Business Meetings

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:15pm
See what your REALTOR® colleagues and friends were doing early Tuesday in this photo gallery from several sessions at the IAR June Business Meetings at the Hilton Springfield. Among the meetings covered in this gallery are: the Account Executives Meeting, … Continue reading →

DCEO touts work selling Illinois as place to live, invest

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:10pm
Illinois has much to offer the world. The challenge for the state is to make sure that the world knows more about Illinois, said Erik Brejla, head of strategic partnerships, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Brejla spoke to … Continue reading →

Photo Highlights from June YPN Networking Reception

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 9:38am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network hosted a networking reception at Obed and Isaac’s in Springfield Monday evening.

RPAC Hall of Famers honored at special reception

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 8:27am
Illinois REALTORS® recently inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame were honored at a special reception at IAR Headquarters Monday evening. IAR leaders recognized the achievements of Hugh Rider, Michael D. Oldenettel, Doug Hartmann Sr., Joe … Continue reading →

Could affordable housing reduce health problems in homeless children?

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 5:11pm
A research brief released last week by the Center for Housing Policy – the research division of the National Housing Conference – asserts that reductions in homelessness could have positive impacts on the long-term health on affected children. The idea … Continue reading →

IAR June Business Meetings start today, end Wednesday

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 7:00am
IAR members attending the June Business Meetings in Springfield can get to the right places at the right times during the next few days by following the agenda below. Unless noted, most activities are at the Springfield Hilton. Activities begin … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for housing

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 9:49am
This year could be one of the strongest for the U.S. residential real estate market since 2006, according to an economist with realtor.com®. A number of factors, from an improving jobs market to growing housing demand by potential homebuyers, has … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Licensing landlords can drive up local rental costs

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:15am
Mandatory crime-free housing programs, especially those that include components such as licensing and inspections can result in increased housing costs, Sharon Gorrell, housing policy advisor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, told the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce this week. … Continue reading →

34th Annual ROTY Banquet celebrates our star performers together in Springfield

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:15am
IAR REALTOR® of the Year Loretta Alonzo and 26 local association winners will be the guests of honor at the 34th Annual ROTY Banquet Tuesday in Springfield. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, followed … Continue reading →

Officials help REALTORS® learn more about Lake County services

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:16am
Members of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) and North Shore – Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) toured Lake County government offices last Thursday to learn more about county services that impact real estate. Topics included the residential mortgage foreclosure … Continue reading →

Relief still available for April tornado victims

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:21pm
Whether you work nearby or live across the state, if you know any victims of the tornadoes that struck DeKalb and Ogle counties in April, please remind them to apply for financial assistance through the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation by … Continue reading →

Wednesday is last day to purchase ROTY Banquet tickets

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:40am
Buy tickets to attend the 34th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet before the June 10 deadline arrives! The banquet, which will celebrate the contributions of IAR ROTY Loretta Alonzo and 26 local association ROTYs, begins at 6:30 p.m. June … Continue reading →

June 25 IAR legal webinar prepares REALTORS® for TRID

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 6:18am
Enhance your credibility and help manage customer expectations during closings by watching the next IAR legal webinar, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25. IAR Legal Helpline Attorney Jeffrey T. Baker and IAR Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance will lead the presentation … Continue reading →

Hotline closed for week, but messages will be monitored

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 9:16am
Please allow extra time for a response from the IAR Legal Hotline if you submit a question via email or telephone from June 8-12. Messages and emails will be monitored, but due to scheduling there may be a delay in … Continue reading →

REALTORS® should consider this 7-hour appraiser CE

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:00am
The Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP) is offering a one-day seminar which has been approved for 7 hours of Appraiser CE in Illinois and Missouri and is also relevant for REALTORS®. Sessions are being held in southern, central and … Continue reading →

RPAC Hall of Famers to be honored at June Meetings

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:30pm
REALTORS® who attend the June Business Meetings in Springfield can share ideas with and celebrate the accomplishments of five colleagues recently inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame: Michael D. Oldenettel, Doug Hartmann Sr., Hugh Rider, Loretta Alonzo and Joe … Continue reading →

General Assembly in overtime

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:25am
With members of the Illinois House of Representatives due to return to Springfield today and the Senate due back next Tuesday, IAR is keeping a close eye on SB1380 since the deadline for final consideration on this bill was extended … Continue reading →

Four things brokers need to know about new TILA-RESPA clarifications

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:17am
News on Wednesday showed that REALTORS®’ efforts to get clarification into new truth in lending rules and some consideration for worries about the delays these changes might cause appear to have been heeded, at least partially. While the Consumer Financial … Continue reading →

Six days left to buy ROTY Banquet tickets

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:15am
Order tickets to attend the 34th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet before the June 10 deadline arrives! The banquet, which will celebrate the contributions of IAR ROTY Loretta Alonzo and 26 local association ROTYs, begins at 6:30 p.m. June … Continue reading →

Plan to spend June 23 at MREDpalooza in Rosemont

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:08pm
Get valuable training, exchange ideas and find products that will make you more productive at MREDpalooza, Tuesday, June 23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Registration is free, and IAR is one of the sponsors. Parking is … Continue reading →