IAR Spring Conference & Expo, "Gateway to Success," kicks off Wednesday in Collinsville and you can save $10 off the full conference, walk-in rate with this coupon. Speakers include Kim Daugherty, Chris Bird and CE instructors Trista Curzydlo and Annette Akey. The event also includes an IAR Legal Services Breakfast (ticket required, $16). Find a schedule and check out the virtual expo list of vendors.#gateway2success
Take action now and tell the Illinois House to support a bill that would reform the state's Condominium Property Act and provide greater protections for buyers when they purchase a foreclosed condo. Learn more about the issue. Read the latest IAR State Capitol Report for updates on other legislative action in Springfield.
If you missed the April 30 broker renewal deadline you must still complete your education CE requirements and send in your renewal form to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. IAR is here to help.
Gov. Pat Quinn personally called IAR's legislative affairs team Monday to say that 730 Illinois buyers have signed up for the state's new first-time homebuyers program. Learn more about Welcome Home Illinois and whether you might be able to use it with your clients.
According to a study by the financial website NerdWallet, five of the top 10 most affordable small metro housing markets in the country are found in Illinois: Rockford (1), Decatur (2), Springfield (3), Peoria (5) and Kankakee-Bradley (8).
In a new IAR video, Todd Turner, a partner with Sorling Northrup Attorneys, covers what real estate agents need to know if they want to use drones to help market their properties. Turner wrote about the topic in the D.R. Legal News article, "Real Estate and the Use of Audio, Video, Drones and Phones" and it was the subject of a recent IAR Legal Webinar.
Read about the latest disciplinary actions taken by the Real Estate Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
If you are a CE or Pre-license instructor in Illinois, thisone-day workshop offers must-have updates and is being offered with three convenient location options: IAR Headquarters (live class) and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (via video conference). Register by May 19 for the best rate of $99.
RPAC successfully ended an excessive commercial real estate sign permit fee of $75 in a local Illinois community. Just $20 to protect your business.www.RPACnow.com.(Disclaimer: The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) solicits contributions from IAR members only.)
When it comes to home remodeling projects, updating a bathroom was the most popular in 2013, with kitchen remodels following close behind, according to a survey by home builders. Read more.
Mark your calendar, the IAR Fall Conference & Expo is headed to Chicago! This year's event will be held Sept. 4-6, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Register now and pay the early-bird rate of $149.
IAR Spring Conference & Expo, Collinsville
Habitat for Humanity begins, Springfield
Interested in serving on an IAR committee in 2015?Click here for an application form and submit it by the May 26, deadline.
Habitat for Humanity Build continues, Murphysboro