Posts tagged "National Association of Realtors"

No Smoke on the Horizon(!) and Early Summer Festivals!

I attended a national Association of Realtors (NAR) meeting where I serve on the Governmental Affairs Committee.  One of the key points of discussion is the growing movement in Condo Associations to consider adopting bylaws that will ban smoking in the entire building.  One building in the Gold Coast has already passed such a restriction.... Read more »

Gathering with Chicago's Top Realtors, Trump Open House!

As a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) I receive a weekly report that often has interesting facts.  Here are a few:  • For every 1,000 homes sales there are 500 jobs added to the economy.• Housing accounts for more than 15% of the Gross Domestic Product.• Homeowners pay 80 to 90 percent of ALL federal... Read more »

Groupon Dream Homes and Other Real Estate News!

My recent interview with a prominent Chicago-based magazine will not be published because the premise was that if the Chicago company named Groupon was sold it would create a large number of newly minted multimillionaires, and the reporter was asking me to speculate on which buildings they would go to, to buy their new Dream... Read more »
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