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]
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
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) was named a winner of the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. The award is presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to Illinois’ economy, society and environment through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. See news release HERE.
The Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) campaign, “IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE EYES,” is a campaign to raise awareness about the value of comprehensive eye care by skilled and caring IEI doctors and staff, and the importance of taking care of your eyes as it relates to your long-term health. The patient stories drive home these points and simultaneously convey how the IEI treats the individual needs of each patient. View the videos HERE.
An index of Chicago-area single-family home values rose 3.9 percent per year from June 2011 through June of this year, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. “We’ll see things looking more stable, growing more healthily,” said Michael Parent, president of the suburban Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe). [Read more]
State business leaders and lawmakers had a chance to drive an all-electric BMW, a cement mixer powered by compressed natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Taking the Future Out For a Spin event on July 31 at the Autobahn race track in Joliet. [Read more]