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Legal Case Studies - November 2015

LegalCase Studies

Research and analysis by Christine Self, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Cubs’ installation of video board not in violation of License Agreement with Rooftops’ owners. In Right Field Rooftops, LLC v. Chicago Baseball Holdings, LLC, No. 15C551, 2015 WL 5731736 (N.D.

“Know Before You Owe” Is Live - But Now What?

“Know Before You Owe” Is Live - But Now What?

Best Practices for Brokers after Implementation of TRID

By Jeffrey T. Baker, IAR Transaction Helpline Attorney, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

The integration of mortgage disclosure rules commonly known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (“TRID”) went live on October 3, 2015.

Weekly 10-27-15

Take Action Now!

2016 Association Survey

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® needs your help to provide an updated directory for local associations. Please submit the following form by Nov. 15, 2015 with you most recent list of officers. 

Additionally, please send individual photos of your board leadership and the AE for includion in this directory. You can submit the photos through the form, or email them to 

Weekly 10-20-15

NAR Issues Call for Action on Proposed Housing Tax 

Contact your U.S. Senator and Representative and encourage them to vote against a proposal to use credit risk guarantee fees to fund transportation programs. NAR says the proposal would increase fees when a homeowner attempts to refinance a mortgage or buy a home. Read more.

Strong Illinois home sales and prices continue into September

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 22, 2015

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

Weekly 10-13-15

IAR Board of Directors Votes to Change Association's Name 

During October Business Meetings, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors voted unanimously to change the name of organization to Illinois REALTORS®. The name change must be registered with the state and approved by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Weekly 10-7-15

Introducing IAR's 2016 Leadership Team

Congratulations to REALTOR® Mike Drews of Aurora, who was installed as the 2016 president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Tuesday night in Oak Brook.
Breakout Text: 
Oct. 7, 2015 




IAR 2016 Treasurer Matt Difanis

October 7, 2015

Jon Broadbooks

Matt Difanis of Mahomet Installed as Treasurer
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Matt Difanis

Matt Difanis
RE/MAX Realty Associates
2009 Fox Drive, Suite G