Associations

The view from D.C.
The view from D.C.

Every year at their legislative meetings, the National Association of Realtors sends members and government affairs directors to meet with their representatives on the Hill to lobby for change, usually with a list of talking points that are important on a national level. But Chicagoland real estate professionals were on hand to bring local issues to to fore as well. Find out what topped the issue lists.

Competition lawsuits roiling the industry
Competition lawsuits roiling the industry

Real estate has been hit with multiple legal challenges to the status quo, particularly in how agents get paid. Why is this happening now, and what does it mean for you?

Realtor Association of the Fox Valley names Realtor of the Year
Realtor Association of the Fox Valley names Realtor of the Year

The Realtor Association of the Fox Valley has announced that Joy Baez, a broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate in St. Charles, has been named the 2018 Realtor of the Year. “The REALTOR of the Year award is...

Illinois Home Sales Activity Up Year-to-Date

October continued the trend of median price growth in the majority of Illinois counties: sales were lower due to seasonal and residual tax credit factors and year-to-date sales remain positive even as the economy and foreclosures slow the recovery. According...

NAR Praises FHA’s Increased Stability

The latest independent audit of the Federal Housing Administration shows the agency’s financial condition has improved from last year, when it announced its capital reserve fund had fallen below the 2 percent level mandated by Congress. The annual audit shows...

Council of Residential Specialists Installs Its 2011 Leadership Team

The Council of Residential Specialists inducted its 2011 leadership team during its inaugural dinner and awards ceremony on Nov. 6, 2010, in New Orleans during the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo. Frank Serio, CRS, CRS, CRB, Mark Minchew,...

NAR Home Buyer and Seller Survey Shows Value of Long-Term Home Ownership

Homebuyers have affirmed a long-term view of home ownership, the typical seller is experiencing positive returns and the vast majority of homeowners see their property as a good investment, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers....

A Look at NAR’S Political Contributions

by Zipporah Porton Recently, AgentGenius did some digging into how much money NAR is really spending on political campaigns. With elections tomorrow, all of Chicagoland is in a buzz about voting choices. Some have already made a decision, while others...

Vol. 4, Issue 19, Associations: Growing Upward

By Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, IOM  Chief Executive Officer Chicago Association of Realtors At the Chicago Association of Realtors third annual International Real Estate Expo in August, we had the distinct pleasure of touring the sales center for the new...

Do You Have the Power of Green?

New Realtor designation goes beyond initial education by Al Medina, GREEN, LEED AP There is no doubt that interest in green and sustainable properties is revolutionizing the real estate industry. Increasingly, consumers are seeking out green homes and buildings, and...

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