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Goodwin receives national business leadership honor

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:28am
The chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies has been recognized with a top national honor for business leadership. Illinois REALTOR® Daniel L. Goodwin was named the winner of the Stevie Award in the real estate … Continue reading →

See who was at NAR Midyear!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:58am

Zimmerman named as NAR commercial liaison for 2017

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:26am
REALTOR® Deena Zimmerman was named as 2017 NAR commercial liaison at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Show held in Washington, D.C., last week. Zimmerman’s role has her reporting to the national association’s leadership about actions and issues before the multitude … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Housing starts climb higher in April

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:02am
U.S. home construction picked up in April, a good sign for housing inventory levels, which have been lagging amid growing buyer demand. The Commerce Department reported today that U.S. housing starts increased 6.6 percent, an even stronger showing than economists … Continue reading →

Still time to honor late veterans at State Capitol this summer

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:28pm
If you’d like a late veteran to be honored at the Illinois State Capitol for his or her military service this summer, please submit a photograph and a brief description of their story to the Illinois State Capitol Memorial Day … Continue reading →

AMPI/REALTOR® trade mission launches in Chicago

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® met with representatives from a Mexican real estate association on Monday as part of a two-day trade mission which keynoted by Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti. The event at the Rosemont Doubletree Hotel was sponsored by the Mainstreet Organization of … Continue reading →

Guzmán named NAR VP, joins president’s cabinet for 2016-17

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:32pm
Illinois REALTOR® Mabél Guzmán was announced as a 2017 NAR vice president at the national association’s board of directors meeting held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Guzmán, a broker for @properties in Chicago, will fill the VP position … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: IREM offering webinar on topic of criminal background checks and Fair Housing Act

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:01am
Illinois REALTORS®, there’s still time to register for Tuesday’s webinar, “Criminal Background Checks and the Fair Housing Act: What You Need to Know to Be in Compliance,” being offered by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). The one-hour webinar … Continue reading →

Cannon and company organize community cleanup projects in Cahokia

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 9:00am
In Cahokia, more and more people are learning about Chuck Baer Realty, Inc., through the efforts of Managing Broker Cindy Cannon and the community beautification projects she’s organized since 2013. Some residents may recognize the big red mascot used in … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® recognized at Midyear for 100th anniversary

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:26am
The Illinois REALTORS® was formally recognized on Friday, May 13, 2016 for celebrating a century of advocacy, education and ethics. The association received a plaque commemorating the milestone at the RCE Luncheon held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, … Continue reading →

Haisler graduates from REALTOR® University with master’s degree

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:10am
Heartland REALTOR® Organization CEO Jim Haisler, RCE, was awarded a master’s degree during a commencement ceremony for REALTOR® University held in Washington, D.C. Haisler earned a master’s degree in real estate. His research project was recognized for excellence at the event, … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® to take part in NAR Board of Directors Meeting Saturday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 2:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® will send 32 representatives to the 2016 NAR Board of Directors Meeting tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Here’s an explanation of key issues that will be covered during the board meeting. The meeting caps a week of activities at … Continue reading →

IDFPR Introduces Electronic License Pocket Card

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:54pm
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is now providing an electronic alternative to the customary paper license pocket card. Licensees may carry their license cards in their smartphones or tablets instead of keeping a paper copy. To access … Continue reading →

Blustein shares positives of grant with Housing Opportunity Committee

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:11am
The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®’ involvement in the April Housing Exposition in Joliet was featured this week at NAR’s Midyear Meetings. The Expo, funded in part by an NAR Housing Opportunity grant, was one of several projects presented at the Housing … Continue reading →

CCIM offers Development Course opportunity to REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:30pm
Illinois REALTORS® who want to understand commercial real estate development better can register for the CCIM Institute’s July class, “Introduction to Development Workshop,” in downtown Chicago. The July 14-16 course will be offered to REALTORS® for $1,135, and will be … Continue reading →

Breakfast with a congressman: Illinois REALTORS® start day with LaHood meeting

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:25am
Illinois REALTORS® met with U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood on Thursday, May 12, 2016, kicking off a second day of meetings in Washington, D.C. LaHood, who was sworn into office after a special election last year, is one of the newest … Continue reading →

Two Illinois REALTOR® associations honored for RPAC efforts

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 5:14am
A pair of Illinois REALTOR® associations took two of the top three categories in their class at an RPAC awards ceremony held Wednesday. The REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois and Capitol Area REALTORS® were honored in the medium association category … Continue reading →

Another real estate tax provision potentially up for discussion

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:29pm
Many in Congress are talking tax reform (which is not likely until after this year’s election).  Illinois REALTORS® are on Capitol Hill this week discussing the importance of the Mortgage Interest Deduction, the deduction for property taxes, as well as … Continue reading →