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IAR helps you renew broker license by April 30, 2016 deadline

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 9:34am
If you’re an Illinois broker, make sure you complete your education requirements and submit your broker’s license renewal application with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation by April 30, 2016. Visit the IAR Licensing & Training Center for … Continue reading →

This Christmas tree is ‘toy-riffic’

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:24am
When you’re a child, there’s nothing quite like Christmas morning with toys under the tree. But a giant Christmas tree made of toys? Well, that’s truly a wonder to behold! This holiday season, REALTORS® and business partners of the Quad … Continue reading →

CAR assists with holiday toy and outerwear drive

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 4:00pm
Through Friday (Dec. 4), the Chicago Association of REALTORS (CAR) and its members are providing four drop-off locations for donations to the Advocates for Adolescent Mothers’ Holiday Toy and Outerwear Drive, benefitting Chicago’s homeless adolescent mothers and their children. CAR … Continue reading →

Resolution seeks to stop advertising sales tax which could hurt REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 2:26pm
A coalition of 70 members of the Illinois House on Wednesday filed a resolution which seeks to thwart a sales tax on advertising. The resolution, which has broad support from both sides of the aisle, was supported by a coalition … Continue reading →

GRI continues today in East Peoria

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:57am
A total of 168 REALTORS® are participating in the 2015 Illinois Graduate, REALTOR® Institute today at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Check out the photos from yesterday’s sessions, which included Course III, the GRI Grad Course and the evening … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® in vanguard of those building successful RPAC effort

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:55pm
Several Illinois REALTORS® are in Naples, Fla., this week learning the latest about the REALTORS® Political Action Committee’s efforts. Among those at the REALTOR® Party training session are Dan Wagner, president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®; Phil Chiles, former IAR president; … Continue reading →

Brookfield changes home inspection ordinance for resale

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 2:01pm
The resale of Brookfield single-family homes and multi-unit homes with three units or less is exempt from the village inspection process due to a new requirement for private home inspections and certification, says Tom Joseph, local IAR Government Affairs Director. … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Freddie Mac offers six quick steps to boost your credit

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 10:04am
Thinking about buying a home? Get to work on building your credit now and it could help you get ready for the spring homebuying season, according to Freddie Mac executive Danny Gardner. In a recent blog post, Gardner covers six … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Pending home sales headed slightly higher in October

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:18am
After two months of declines, U.S. pending home sales headed back into positive territory, rising 0.2 percent in October compared to the month before. The news is even better when comparing year-to-year with pending sales climbing 3.9 percent higher than … Continue reading →

IAR offices closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:12pm
In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® offices, the IAR Legal Hotline and IAR Transaction Helpline will be closed Thursday (Nov. 26) and Friday (Nov. 27) for the holiday. IAR offices, the hotline and helpline will reopen at … Continue reading →

Heartland to help two charities in December

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:20pm
Next month, the Heartland REALTOR® Organization will put its talents to use for two charities: a Dec. 3 Bell Ringing Day for the Salvation Army and a Dec. 10 Pizza Party benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots … Continue reading →

Register for GRI by Nov. 25!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 1:17pm
Don’t miss GRI Course III and GRAD in Peoria this December. Registration ends Nov. 25. www.illinoisrealtor.org/GRI

RAFV aims to help Renaissance Foundation with fundraisers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:33am
The REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley (RAFV) is collecting monetary donations as well as Target and Kohl’s gift cards so that clothes and toys can be purchased for area homeless school children through the Renaissance Foundation in St. Charles. … Continue reading →

RE/MAX Signature Homes hosts fundraiser for Chicago children’s hospital

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:14am
On Nov. 12, RE/MAX Signature Homes raised $3,700 through its 10th Annual Fundraiser to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. More than 100 people – including 29 from the Signature Homes office in Hinsdale – … Continue reading →

Illinois home prices climb in October; Sales lower amid tighter inventory

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:48am
The Illinois statewide median price experienced a 6.3 percent annual gain in October. Sales declined slightly as available housing inventory tightened, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Read the news release. #IARMarketStats

Illinois home prices climb in October; Sales lower amid tighter inventory

IAR News - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:16pm
Date:  November 23, 2015 Intro: 

The Illinois statewide median price experienced a 6.3 percent annual gain in October. Sales declined slightly as available housing inventory tightened.

FOR RELEASE: Nov. 23, 2015

For Further Information Contact: Stephanie Sievers, 217-529-2600

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Commercial’s ‘place’ elevated at NAR Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:16pm
While contributing daily blog posts as a featured attendee at the NAR REALTOR® Conference & Expo last week, Champaign-area REALTOR® Alex Ruggieri was excited by the quality of commercial real estate subject matter. At the conclusion of the conference, he wrote: … Continue reading →

Date changes for IAR Capitol Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:04pm
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 5 if you plan to attend IAR’s Capitol Conference at the President Abraham Lincoln — Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Springfield. More details will be released as they become available.  

Sign up today for GRI in Peoria Dec. 2-3

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:40pm
Gain market insights, build your referral network, earn CE credit and learn from knowledgeable, engaging instructors at the IAR Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Dec. 2 and 3 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Sign up by Nov. 25 for … Continue reading →

REALTORS® to gain free transaction management system and electronic forms via zipLogix

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 1:23pm
In the first quarter of 2016, REALTORS® will receive free use of a transaction management system and electronic forms through zipLogix, thanks to a vote by the NAR board of directors Monday at the NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo in … Continue reading →