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Real Estate Disciplines July 2016

Real Estate Disciplines

Following are recent disciplinary actions taken by the Real Estate Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,

Legal Case Studies July 2016

Legal Case Studies

Research and analysis by Emily A. Reid-Petersen, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Implied warranty of habitability not available to second purchaser after valid waiver by original purchaser. In Fattah v. Bim, 2016 Ill. 119365, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the implied warranty of habitability of a home could not be extended to a second purchaser when a valid, bargained-for waiver of warranty was executed between a builder-vendor and the first purchaser. The Supreme Court reversed the appellate court’s decision in Fattah v.

Using Criminal Background Checks Under New HUD Guidance

Using Criminal Background Checks Under New HUD Guidance

Research and analysis by Lisa Harms Hartzler, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Property managers always hope to attract good tenants—those who pay the rent, lead quiet lives, and treat their apartment with care. One popular tool for determining whether a prospect will be a suitable tenant is the criminal background check. Doing or purchasing such research appeared to be an appropriate method for weeding out the bad actors and became much easier in the age of the internet.

May brings strong growth to Illinois home sales and prices

FOR RELEASE: June 22, 2016

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Weekly 6-21-16

Setting the Standard: Congratulations to This Year's REALTORS® of the Year 

On Tuesday, 2016 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Chris Read and 25 REALTORS®, chosen by their local associations because of their professional and community leadership, will be honored at the REALTOR® of the Year banquet.

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Weekly 6-8-16

Bell Begins

with REALTORS®  

Executive Vice President Luke Bell Began his career with Illinois REALTORS® last week.Find out more.<

Weekly 5-31-16

License Law Cleanup Bill Passes

Senate Unanimously Sunday 

The Illinois Senate unanimously approved HB 6245 on Sunday, a bill that's intended to clean up language in the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and clarifying continuing education hours.

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REEF Scholarships, Staff and Board

REEF scholarships meet different needs

GRI Grad

GRI® Graduates: You have earned VIP access!

November 30 and December 1 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, REunite with your fellow GRI Grads, REconnect with your education by earning 6 hours of CE and REenergize yourself at this Grads-only live training!