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Morning Minute: Rockford makes list of top markets to be a landlord

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:18am
If you are investment real estate buyer looking for potential rental properties, Rockford and Winnebago County in Illinois are on RealtyTrac’s list of the 20 best U.S. markets when it comes to rental returns. Based on RealtyTrac’s formula, Rockford-area rental … Continue reading →

D.R. Legal News: The good and bad that come with technology

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:48pm
In the July issue of D.R. Legal News, Todd Turner of Sorling Northrup Attorneys covers the topic of technology and what REALTORS® need to be careful of with regards to social media sites, using recording devices and being on the … Continue reading →

Webpage has all your resources on SB2664; the Condo Foreclosure Bill

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:34am
IAR members are flooding the Governor’s office with messages urging him to sign SB2664, and IAR has set up a webpage with all the information you need to help answer a Call For Action. You can find the page here … Continue reading →

In Case You Missed It: Top IARbuzz blog posts from last week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:30am
In case you missed it, here are three of the top IARbuzz blog posts from last week. Weather in Chicagoland schedule changes, some cancellations for Aurora Habitat build – Severe weather in the Chicagoland delayed foundation work for the IAR Habitat … Continue reading →

Happy Independence Day from IAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:55am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. The IAR office and IAR Legal Hotline will be closed on Friday in observance of the holiday.

Weather in Chicagoland schedule changes, some cancellations for Aurora Habitat build

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:43am
High winds and heavy rain that moved through Chicagoland earlier this week have delayed foundation work for the IAR Habitat for Humanity project. As a result, several volunteer work days have been cancelled and several new work days have been added … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Cost of renting is rising in many U.S. metro areas

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:35am
Need another reason to buy a home? The cost of renting is rising in 79 U.S. metro areas tracked by Reis Inc, a real estate research firm. Read more from NAR’s Daily Real Estate News. In other headlines: More Home … Continue reading →

Latino panelists featured at the IAR Multicultural Summit Sept. 4 in Chicago

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:59am
Sonia Anaya, Mabel Guzman, Joe Nery and Sylvia Puente are among those who’ll be part of the IAR Multicultural Summit “The Latino Factor: Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard.” This year’s event, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2014, will be … Continue reading →

Expand your team using expert ideas

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:58pm
How do you build a great real estate team? Illinois REALTOR® has some tips in the July 2014 edition. Among our experts’ suggestions: Hire one person at a time to meet clearly defined goals – This approach allows you to assess … Continue reading →

Fall Conference diversions: Find free attractions in Chicago

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:51pm
Going to IAR’s Fall Conference and Expo? There’s plenty to do just minutes away from McCormick Place. And the best part is that they are free! Lincoln Park Zoo – Bring the family or go by yourself. After a 19-minute … Continue reading →

Weekly 7-1-14

IAR Connection - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:36pm
Industry News and Trends

2014 IAR Legislative Scorecard

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Key question for leasing agents: How much CE do I have?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:45pm
Q. How can I find out what continuing education hours I already have? Use the Illinois Association of REALTORS(R) Education Lookup to check your education credits for courses taken — and passed — through the Illinois Association of REALTORS(R) Licensing … Continue reading →

2014 IAR Legislative Scorecard: Notable victories for Illinois REALTORS® and private property rights

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:25pm
The 2014 spring session of the Illinois General Assembly was a busy one and the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) team of lobbyists and our 41,000 members worked to stop bad policy, alter flawed legislation, advocate IAR initiatives and promote … Continue reading →

First of three REALTOR®-built Habitat houses gets dedication

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:38am
  Illinois REALTORS® celebrated with a new homeowner Saturday in Murphysboro during a ceremony that ended the first of the association’s three Habitat for Humanity builds in the state this year. Kristen Beck moved into the new home in Southern … Continue reading →

In Case You Missed It: Top IARbuzz blog posts from last week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 7:30am
In case you missed it, here are four of the top IARbuzz blog posts from last week:  Get a preview of what keynoter Matt Tenney will share at Fall Conference - Watch a short video on what you can expect … Continue reading →