MORe on Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate operates with a policy of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). That’s why the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) Commercial Alliance says it is vital buyers and lessees take time to assess all aspects of a property before taking ownership. Read more of MORe’s take on due diligence in this article.

MORe Sees Commercial Realty Boom in The ‘Burbs

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) Commercial Alliance says the Chicago suburbs have long appealed to businesses because of the skilled, stable workforce they provide. Many MORe REALTORS are now reporting the highest commercial activity they’ve seen since the recession. Read more about the increase in commercial construction and decrease in vacancies in this Daily Herald Business Ledger article.

MEEA Awards AEP Ohio its 2015 Innovation Award

Posted February 25th, 2015 - Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, News

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) awarded AEP Ohio the 2015 Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award for its Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program. The program, with 34 participating customers throughout Ohio, helps industrial energy users enjoy sustainability, enhanced community perception and employee satisfaction. Read here why the CEI program is an unparalleled tool for completely revamping industrial energy use.

CANA Shares End-of-Life Planning Process

Posted February 24th, 2015 - News, Newsroom

Barbara Kemmis, executive director of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), shares an honest account of her family’s end-of-life planning process in this post for Confessions of a Funeral Director. Read here why preparation and prioritizing high standards are a must.

Inman: 15,000 REALTORS to receive client reviews

Posted February 13th, 2015 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) is providing members access to new tools that will help increase performance and professionalism throughout the region. Inman has more.

Daily Herald: Millennials reshaping the housing market

Posted December 23rd, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) has seen a major increase in the number of Millennials buying starter homes. The influx of first-time buyers — lacking in the current market — will reshape the housing market in the coming decade. [Read more]

Chicago-area home prices on the rise

Posted November 24th, 2014 - General, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News

The Chicago Tribune spoke with regional real estate experts, including Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) president Pradeep Shukla, about the uptick in Chicago-area home prices. [Read more]

MORe Names Community Service Award Winner

Posted November 18th, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News

A Wheaton REALTOR and Glen Ellyn resident has been recognized for his volunteer work with the homeless by Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe). [Read more]

Local Realtors Recognized for Community Service

Posted November 17th, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) 2014 Community Service Award honors REALTORS who have made extraordinary commitments to improving quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. [Read More]

Chicago Tribune: Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

Posted November 3rd, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies.

“Mortgages are still tough to get,” said Pradeep Shukla, president of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. “Lenders are still extra cautious. On the whole, what is most important is consumer confidence and that is still lacking.” Read More