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]
Multiple offers have become a part of everyday business for many Chicago-area REALTORS®, driven by factors such as low inventory and growing demand. In a column for Chicago Agent Magazine, Kate Sax, the director of professional and ethical practices for the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS, discusses how agents can deal with multiple-offer situations in an ethical manner. [Read more]
Chicago-area businesses charting their future growth face an important issue: expand or relocate? Firms must decide whether they are best served by expanding their current footprint or relocating to new, larger facilities. Rather than putting off the decision, consider these factors provided by MORe REALTOR Paul Martis. [Read more]
More than 2,500 Illinois homeowners were able to stay warmer this winter for less thanks to their participation in the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) program, coordinated by Chicago-based Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). The IHP program helps participants lower their utility bills while increasing the value of their home with efficiency upgrades. [Read more]
Multigenerational homes – with several generations of one family living under the same roof – are growing in popularity. The resurgence of co-living began as a solution to tough economic times around 2008, but the arrangement holds enduring appeal to many area homebuyers. Families today choose to live together for any number of reasons, including shared home maintenance costs, health issues, difficulty finding a job after college, or a need for reliable child care. [Read more]