News From Illinois
Timely, relevant and useful information about Illinois and other parts of the country related to real estate, finance and policy issues for homeowners and prospective homeowners.
Whether you live in a rural, suburban or urban community, your response to the US Census will influence how billions of federal dollars flow into your community over the next decade. Learn more.
Accessory dwelling units — or coach houses — on single-family lots with complete facilities for one or more persons, are gaining popularity again.
There are never enough ways to say “thank you” to veterans of the armed services, but the Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is hoping it has found another way.
Rent control proponents in the Illinois General Assembly have recently proposed legislation that would open the door for rent control in the Illinois.
Tell Village of Park Forest Officials that you support the notion of home inspections as soon as a home is listed for sale, and not waiting until it is under contract.
When the Fair Housing Act was first brought to the public’s attention, many homeowners and REALTORS® viewed it as an infringement on their property rights.
When Frank Williams opened his own real estate office at 90th and Ashland in 1971, he was met with violent opposition once he began to sell homes in white, Chicago neighborhoods.
“We all want the same thing. We want a nice place for our children to grow up. It’s not just a house. It’s a community.” – Frank J. Williams
Homeowners may not realize this, but REALTORS® are not only helping them to buy and sell, they are also one of their biggest political advocates. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) appoints a Federal Political Coordinator, or FPC, to work with …
Illinois REALTORS® fought off government overreach when it fired up its membership to defeat a costly mandate on fire sprinklers. The Illinois fire marshal launched a campaign to require fire sprinklers in all new construction single-family homes, olde …
Brookfield, IL homeowners Lindsey and Adam Burghgraef were not pleased when they noticed their new tax bill had increased considerably. They weren’t sure what had caused the increase until a friend mentioned that they should start by looking at their m …