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Morning Minute: Brexit and the impact on mortgage rates

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:57am
One impact from “Brexit” or Britain’s vote Thursday to leave the European Union could be a drop in mortgage rates in the U.S. as global financial markets react to the news, the Washington Post reports this morning in “How Brexit … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: May Illinois home sales and price gains making news

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:22am
The Illinois housing market was in full bloom in May with more homes selling than last year at this time and at a higher average state median price. In May, statewide home sales totaled 16,150 units sold, a 6.0 percent … Continue reading →

More photos from the 2016 REALTOR® of the Year Banquet

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:41am
The 35th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet was held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, with REEF Vice President Sue Miller as Master of Ceremonies. In addition to recognizing Chris Read as REALTOR® of the Year, 25 … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® board approves sponsoring roles at July political conventions

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 5:11pm
Illinois REALTORS will play a role in sponsoring events at the Republican and Democratic part conventions this summer. The association’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve expenditures for a reception for Illinois’ state and federal delegation at the Republican National … Continue reading →

Bicentennial committee meets: Looks at ways to celebrate landmark event

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:46pm
A panel of Illinois REALTORS® met to help the association plan events centered on Illinois’ 200th anniversary in 2018. Led by REALTOR® Vicky Turner of Dixon, the Illinois Bicentennial Task Force will look at how to highlight the important role housing has … Continue reading →

Celebrating Read as 2016 REALTOR® of the Year

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 8:45am
Naperville REALTOR® Chris Read garnered the spotlight Tuesday night at the 35th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. (Photos courtesy of Terry Farmer.) Read was recognized as the Illinois REALTORS®’ 2016 REALTOR® … Continue reading →

May brings strong growth to Illinois home sales and prices

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 8:36am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The year’s housing market momentum continues with Illinois home sales and prices posting robust gains in May, according to the Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in May 2016 totaled 16,150 homes sold, … Continue reading →

BPOs, CMAs and more reviewed at Business Issues & License Law Forum

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:45pm
Broker Price Opinions (BPOs), Comparative Market Analyses (CMAs) and the nuances of affiliated business arrangements were just a few of the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon during the Business Issues & License Law Forum at Illinois REALTORS® June Business Meetings in … Continue reading →

FAA releases long-awaited rules for operating drones

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:55pm
The Federal Aviation administration has just released new rules on operating drones, ending several years of deliberation on how to handle the popular devices. According to the new rules, as outlined in USA Today. Commercial drones weighing up to 55 … Continue reading →

YPN member get early start on networking at business meetings

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:07am
  The Illinois Young Professionals Network began their morning at 7:30 a.m. with a networking breakfast at Adiamo in Springfield. The group, which brings new and veteran REALTORS® together to learn and make connections, had breakfast and a short business … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Tips for making your long-distance move easier

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:46am
The REALTOR® Magazine article, “Make the Move Easier for Relocation Clients,” offers tips and resources for REALTORS® to help their clients make a long-distance move go more smoothly. Read the story and watch a video series. In other headlines: The … Continue reading →

More photos from Monday’s RPAC Hall of Fame Reception

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:36am
Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the induction of two of the newest members of the RPAC Hall of Fame, Sonia Anaya and Judy Doyle. Anaya is from Chicago and Doyle is from Swansea.  

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 →