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Illinois REALTORS® take stand against Home Rule in 4 Illinois communities

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:22am
Ads and mailings funded by Illinois REALTORS® explaining the dangers of Home Rule have been used in four communities in the state where voters will cast ballots on April 4. The ads appeared online in Lynwood, Creve Coeur, Ottawa and … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates move lower for second week

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:07am
Mortgage rates shifted lower this week with a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.14 percent and a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.39 percent, according to Freddie Mac. It marks the second consecutive week that rates have trended lower. Read more. In … Continue reading →

Rockford REALTORS® put spotlight on housing issues

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:04am
Mayoral candidates in Rockford faced off at a housing forum sponsored in part by the local REALTORS® association. And a homeownership ordinance which seeks to put families in foreclosed houses which was backed by the Rockford Area REALTORS® has gained … Continue reading →

Support these local, pro-REALTOR® candidates April 4

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:00pm
When you go to the polls April 4, show your support for local candidates who are proponents of private property rights, lower taxes and encouraging local business growth, just like these 16 candidates who received independent expenditure support from Illinois … Continue reading →

NAR offers help for Illinois tornado victims too

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:00pm
Starting immediately, Illinois’ late February-early March tornado victims can apply for up to $1,500 in housing relief assistance from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR® Relief Foundation, too. REALTORS® can share this application with tornado victims whose primary residence … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: What’s that smell? Tips for tackling common household odors

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:04am
You want prospective home buyers to notice your beautifully restored hardwood floors or the gleaming stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, not a musty basement or your cat’s litter box. Realtor.com’s “Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells,” can help you … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® shine at National Policy Conference

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:05am
The spirit of service is inherent in so many of Illinois REALTORS® members, it often goes unnoticed since most are not looking for accolades, they are looking for progress. However, this week at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give independent expenditure support to Jones in Evanston

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Evanston voters asking them to vote for Shawn Jones for 9th Ward Alderman on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

Final paperwork clears way for start of Bicentennial Plaza project

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:17am
Springfield city officials and Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday which clears the way for construction of the REALTORS® Bicentennial Plaza. The Springfield City Council approved $1 million in Tax Increment Financing funding for the project on … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect McLaughlin in Barrington Hills

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Barrington Hills voters asking them to vote for Marty McLaughlin for village president on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Coyne in Naperville

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Naperville voters asking them to vote for Kevin Coyne for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

Just one week until election day!

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:03pm
REALTORS®, you have just one week until Illinois holds its consolidated elections on April 4. Make sure you vote for the local candidates who understand your concerns as a real estate professional and want to preserve the rights of private … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Prigge in Elgin

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:04pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Elgin voters asking them to vote for John Prigge for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® host radio program to discuss key downtown Springfield development projects

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:13am
The future development of the REALTORS® Bicentennial Plaza and the lot north of the Illinois Executive Mansion brought Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, Springfield Alderman Herman Senor, Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton and a local Springfield radio program to the Illinois … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Don’t make these spring cleaning mistakes

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:00am
Before you tackle your spring cleaning projects, work smarter not harder by checking out HouseLogic’s checklist “The Most Common Spring Cleaning Mistake (Plus 8 Others).” Here are a few tips: don’t start cleaning without an action plan, don’t assume you … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Holland in Frankfort

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Frankfort voters asking them to vote for Jim Holland for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Already got your taxes done? Find a checklist for how long you need to keep your tax records

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:18am
If you are ahead of the game and have already filed your taxes, you may be wondering how long you should keep all of your tax documents and other home records. HouseLogic has a great checklist, “How Long to Keep … Continue reading →

3 ways successful REALTORS® use Big Data to get jump on competitors

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:55am
Leading REALTORS® use Big Data to stay ahead of the competition, and now they share their strategies in the cover story of the April edition of Illinois REALTOR® magazine. In “Awash in Big Data: Strategies to Chart Your Course,” REALTORS® … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give independent expenditure support to reelect Hernandez Brewer in Joliet

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Joliet voters asking them to vote for Brooke Hernandez Brewer for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Burns in Geneva

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:30pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Geneva voters asking them to vote for Kevin Burns for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →