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National Fair Housing Alliance Supports the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018

The National Fair Housing Alliance supports the proposed bipartisan Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018 co-sponsored by Senators Tim Kaine, D-Virginia and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. The bill adds two additional protected classes – Veteran Status and Source of Income – to the Fair Housing Act.

New Hanover County Updates for Hurricane Florence Recovery

New Hanover County has collected 877,551 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 32,323 cubic yards of construction debris in the unincorporated areas of the county as of Wednesday, November 7. The first pass of debris collection is still underway, and the second pass is expected to begin after Thanksgiving.

CLYBURN STATEMENT ON INTRODUCTION OF THE RESTORING TAX CREDITS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACT

U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) today released the following statement after introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act and cosponsoring a package of affordable housing bills

Civil and Human Rights Coalition ‘Likes’ Facebook for Finalizing Prohibition of Ethnic Affinity Advertisements...

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by Facebook that it has finalized its prohibition of the use of ethnic affinity marketing that enables ad buyers to exclude racial minorities from ads offering housing, employment, or credit. Facebook will also require advertisers to affirm that they will not engage in discriminatory advertising on its platform.

Loretta Alonzo named Illinois REALTOR® of the Year for outstanding industry leadership, service

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - February 2, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- REALTOR® Loretta Alonzo, CRB, GRI, of Romeoville, has been named the 2015 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She is the managing broker of Century 21 Affiliated in La Grange Park

Governor Quinn Signs Law to Expand Property Tax Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities

CHICAGO - December 31, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to support secure homeownership for veterans with disabilities and their families. The new law expands property tax exemptions for veterans with disabilities, which will reduce the financial burden of homeownership. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to honor and support the men and women who have served our nation

Illinois median home prices increase 6.9 percent in November; Sales decline 9.5 percent

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - December 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Illinois housing market saw November median prices rise 6.9 percent over previous-year levels while statewide home sales decreased 9.5 percent for the same period, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS

New Philadelphia site now closer to National Park Status

Washington, D.C. - December 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- In the closing days of the 113th Congress, both the House and Senate have now passed a bill by Rep. Aaron Schock to facilitate the designation of New Philadelphia, Ill., as a National Park. The original legislation, H.R. 930, previously passed the House by a unanimous vote on Apr. 28. In final negations between House and Senate leaders, a number of federal lands bills were rolled into H.R. 3979, the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act that establishes defense priorities and funding for the year ahead. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law within days

Governor Quinn Cuts Property Leases to Achieve Additional $55 Million in Savings

CHICAGO - June 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of his ongoing budget review, Governor Quinn today announced that the state of Illinois had again cut property leases to save an additional $55 million by continuing to downsize the space it leases ...

On 70th Anniversary of GI Bill, Foster Urges Congress To Act To Insure All...

Washington, DC - June 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- This Sunday, June 22, will mark the 70th anniversary of the GI Bill, which has given returning veterans a hand up with educational benefits, home loans and other services. The GI Bill has been one o...

Congresswoman Duckworth Announces Federal Grant for DuPage Homeownership Center

Washington, D.C - May 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the DuPage Homeownership Center an $18,183 grant to support their efforts in provi...

The Office Of The State Fire Marshal Encourages Residents To Follow Safe Cooking Practices

SPRINGFIELD - April 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is taking the lead in educating Illinois residents to practice safe cooking habits to prevent home fire tragedies. Unattended cooking continues to be a top cause of home fires and injuries since 1990. Since 2011, cooking fires have ranked second as the cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association

State Insurance Regulators Urge Property Owners to Review/Add Coverage to Protect from Floods &...

CHICAGO - April 25, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) Director Andrew Boron today urged people to prepare and protect their homes from possible flooding. As Illinois communities welcome springtime weather after the significant snowfall during this winter season, potentially heavy rains could result in another rough year for flood-prone areas throughout the state. Spring is a visible reminder of the potential for floods with torrential rain and damaging winds. In 2013 flooding in 49 Illinois counties broke all-time records. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States and one of the most expensive

Governor Quinn Opens Largest Annual Water Quality Exhibition in North America

CHICAGO - October 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by thousands of water professionals from around the world to officially open the 86th annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®)...

Mike Drews of Aurora Installed as Treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- REALTOR® Mike Drews of Aurora has been installed as the 2014 Treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He is a Broker-Associate with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Oswego.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a Net Leased Bank of America Property in...

Northbrook, IL - October 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm specializing in single tenant assets, has completed the sale of a single tenant Bank of America located at 2163 North Clybourn Avenue in th...

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Major BNSF Rail Investment In Knox, Rock Island Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement applauding BNSF’s recent decision to invest $14...

Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference & Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Members of the media are invited to attend the IAR Fall Conference & Expo to meet with Illinois real estate professionals and REALTOR® association leaders and gain perspective on the mar...

VETERANS AMONG THE MORE THAN 400 LONG-TERM, DISABLED HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES HOUSED IN...

Chicago, IL - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A team of local government and nonprofit leaders recently capped off a 100-day collaborative effort to end chronic homelessness in Chicago, resulting in over 400 individuals and families moving fro...

Bustos, Durbin, Kirk, Davis Bipartisan Bill to Improve Illinois Locks & Dams Advances, Moves...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (RIL-13) announced that a key provision of their bipartisan and b...

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Santa For A Day launches, partners with CHA to make Christmas...

About 10 years ago, independent television producer Rich Gentile happened upon a local post office when he noticed thousands of children’s letters written to Santa Claus. The public was encouraged to pick a letter they liked, and fulfill a gift request.