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Countdown to Broker Renewal Deadline: Your Questions Answered

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:00am
By April 30, 2014, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the continuing education (CE) requirements and applied to renew their license through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Here are a few frequently asked questions as we … Continue reading →

Sign petition showing support for responsible fire sprinkler policy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:17pm
Illinois REALTORS®, sign this petition supporting House Bill 4609 for responsible fire sprinkler policy and ask your clients to sign too! The Lakefront Coalition for Responsible Fire Sprinkler Policy petition sends a show of public support for state Representative Sara Feigenholtz’s … Continue reading →

Work ahead of schedule on Habitat home in Murphysboro

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:06pm
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Illinois REALTORS® enjoyed a day of sun and temperatures in the high 60s as they put finishing touches on the first stage of a house being built on Clarke Street here. A full complement of volunteers showed … Continue reading →

REALTORS® from throughout Illinois help build home for Habitat for Humanity

IAR News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:26am
Date:  April 9, 2014 Intro: 

Members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) are building a house for Habitat for Humanity this month in Murphysboro. 

FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2014

NOTE TO MEDIA:  Volunteers will be on site Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10
                          Contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217-836-1958

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Effort to reform Condo Law gets backing from Illinois Senate

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:25pm
SB2664, which aims to reform provisions in the state’s Condominium Property Act that could result in surprise costs at the closing table, passed the Senate by a 55-1 vote on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The measure now moves to the … Continue reading →

Illinois Broker License Renewal Deadline is 22 Days Away

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:30pm
The clock is ticking. Don’t wait until too late to meet your requirements for the 2014 Broker License Renewal. Find information and resources at www.illinoisrealtor.org/2014brokerrenewal.

The roof is on, the walls are up on IAR’s Habitat home

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:53pm
  The house in Murphysboro being built by Illinois REALTORS® is taking shape. Now on day five of the build, the house has walls, a roof and the windows are going in. REALTORS® plan to work through the week to … Continue reading →

Register for IAR Spring Conference by April 9 and save $30!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:49am
Illinois REALTORS® who register for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo by the early-bird deadline of Wednesday, April 9, pay only $99, a savings of $30! This year’s event is designed to help you stay successful in your business. Gain … Continue reading →

April is Fair Housing Month

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:12am
April 2014 marks the 46th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. REALTORS® are committed to upholding fair housing law and offering equal professional services to all in their search for real property. Find fair housing resources and REALTORS®, … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Chicago makes list of top luxury markets

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:50am
Chicago ranked among the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest number of luxury home sales (properties selling for $1 million or more) in a report by Coldwell Banker, REALTOR® Magazine reports. Read more. In other headlines: Freddie Mac index … Continue reading →

REALTOR®/Habitat for Humanity project in Murphysboro taking shape

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:12am
Illinois REALTORS® began the process of building a house for Habitat for Humanity on Murphysboro over the weekend, a process that will extend through April. The build, located at 1914 Clarke St., Murphysboro, Ill., enjoyed a few days of spring-like weather … Continue reading →

Riding for a cause: RPAC Stickhorse Derby

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:04pm
Illinois REALTORS® took part in the annual Stickhorse Derby at the Springfield Hilton on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The event raises money for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. REALTORS® donned creative costumes with themes ranging from Lady Gaga to Captain … Continue reading →

Photos from the REALTOR® of the Year banquet honoring Pat Callan

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:33pm
It was a sold-out crowd at the Hilton Springfield on Wednesday night, April 2, 2014, as the best in real estate gathered to be recognized for service to the industry and clients. Among those honored was Pat Callan, the Illinois … Continue reading →

Dialing for RPAC: IAR members raise money for advocacy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:08pm
IAR is working toward a goal of 28 percent member participation in RPAC. To help reach that goal, association members dialed for RPAC contributions from members who had not donated this year to the political action committee. The result? IAR … Continue reading →

Congratulations 2014 REALTORS® of the Year!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan and all the local REALTORS® of the Year. Local REALTORS® of the Year included: Thom Jones – Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® Kristie DeBrun – Capital Area Association of REALTORS® Kevin Gouchenouer … Continue reading →

Honoring Illinois REALTORS® who have made a mark on the industry

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:30pm
It was a night of celebration and professional recognition at the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year banquet in Springfield on Wednesday. Honorees included Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan, of Glen Ellyn, and the local REALTORS® of the Year … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® take to the phones for RPAC

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:45pm
Illinois REALTORS® manned their phones Wednesday afternoon for the first-ever RPAC Phone-A-Thon in Springfield. The goal of the Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) event was to increase RPAC participation from 22 percent to 23 percent during the Phone-A-Thon. Every … Continue reading →

YPN/WCR event raises $2,000 for Murphysboro Habitat for Humanity build

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:43am
Members of the Young Professionals Network and the Womens Council of REALTOR® held a reception at Celtic Mist pub in Springfield to raise money for one of three Habitat for Humanity home builds IAR is working on this year. The … Continue reading →

REALTORS® celebrate day of successfully lobbying at Illinois Capitol with reception

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:20am
The 400-plus REALTORS® who attended the Illinois Association of REALTORS® attended a reception at the Hilton Springfield on April 1, 2014. The reception, part of the annual Capitol Conference & Lobby Day, came after a day of lobbying on industry … Continue reading →

See images from IAR’s Lobby Day at the Illinois Capitol

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:01am
Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® headed to the Illinois Capitol. See images from a day of legislative visits.