In case you missed it, here are four of the top IARbuzz blog posts from the past week:
- Illinois wins prestigious Triple Crown at NAR convention – The Illinois Association of REALTORS® was recognized with the Triple Crown award for both fundraising and overall participation at the REALTOR® Convention & Expo in New Orleans.
- Homeownership rates a concern in housing economy; but there is good news – Consumer confidence in the housing market is surging upward, but surveys of REALTORS® indicate agents aren’t so sure the market is fully back to health, NAR’s chief economist said Friday.
- Two from Illinois honored for work in commercial real estate – Congratulations to Dan Wagner, of Inland RealEstate Group, and Sandra Hamilton, of REMAX Professionals Springfield, who received awards for excellence in the commercial real estate industry.
- Fracking may soon begin in Illinois as rules approved – More than one year after a law was passed to regulate hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Illinois, the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted Thursday in Chicago to approve rules for permits.