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Three Rivers members partner with Joliet and community organizations to promote home ownership

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:15pm
The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® (TRAR) hosted a luncheon Feb. 11 for members to learn more about the City of Joliet’s down payment assistance program and an April 9 Housing Expo for renters and commuters in the Joliet area. … Continue reading →

REALTORS® Hear Another Chapter in Black History

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:07pm
The Dearborn Realtist Board, which is the Chicago Chapter of the NationalAssociation of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), came together in honor of Black History month at the Chicago Urban League yesterday and hosted author, Beryl Satter.  Ms. Satter, a Chicago … Continue reading →

AREAA Chicago Celebrates Leadership and Indian Culture

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 3:55pm
Last evening at the famous Stan Mansion in Chicago, IAR Leadership, President Mike Drews and President-Elect Doug Carpenter shared in the festivities at the Installation Gala of the Chicago Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). 2016 … Continue reading →

REALTORS®: Mark your calendar for Feb. 18 Legal Webinar

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:32pm
Illinois REALTORS® can participate in the Feb. 18 IAR Legal Webinar, “Affiliated Businesses & Marketing Service Agreements,” starting at 9:30 a.m., with Jeffrey T. Baker, IAR Transaction Helpline Attorney and Betsy Urbance, IAR Legal Hotline Attorney. If members have a … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates head lower again this week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:54am
Mortgage interest rates dipped again this week, falling near the lows last seen in 2015, Freddie Mac reported this morning. The 30-year, fixed rate averaged 3.65 percent while the 15-year, fixed rate averaged 2.95 percent. In a news release, Freddie … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: New ‘Get Realtor®’ ad campaign promotes the benefits of working with a REALTOR®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:53am
Coming to a social media channel near you: a new consumer advertising campaign from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) called “Get REALTOR®.”  NAR’s new campaign seeks to remind younger, tech-savvy consumers of the important benefits of working with a … Continue reading →

Professionals form South Asia real estate organization in Chicago area

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 3:30pm
The Association of South Asian Real Estate Professionals (ASARP) held its first Inaugural Gala at the Cascade Banquet Hall in Bensenville on Jan. 29. The function marked beginning of a new era in the community outreach for real estate professionals. … Continue reading →

Murray leads managing brokers in ‘revolution’

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:55pm
Managing brokers received the tools to create an “irresistable” office culture, motivate brokers, and to recruit and retain successful brokers at the free “Brokerage Revolution” seminar today at IAR Headquarters in Springfield. Nationally known real estate speaker Karel Murray led … Continue reading →