Mainstreet Organization of Realtors Explains July’s Housing Numbers

Posted August 24th, 2016 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News

According to the Chicago Tribune, a spring and early summer surge in home-buying in the Chicago area came to an abrupt halt in July, as local home sales slid 7.3 percent from a year ago. Industry experts, including Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe), weigh in. To read the full article, click here.

CANA: Cremation Rate Rises to 48.6 Percent as Public Attitude Changes

Posted August 9th, 2016 - Cremation Association of North America, News

The cremation rate in the United States continued its rise – to 48.6 percent in 2015, up from 47 percent in 2014 – reflecting a steadily growing public preference for cremation, according to a report to be released tomorrow by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). Click here to read more.

MORe: Shinners to replace Krieter as Mainstreet CEO

Posted July 21st, 2016 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors CEO Pam Krieter plans to retire on Dec. 31 and will be replaced by Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer Margery Shinners, the Downers Grove-based organization announced Wednesday.

Read more from the Daily Herald here.

East Bank Club: Get in touch with your abs again

Posted June 29th, 2016 - East Bank Club, General, News

Lisa Reynolds, director of Pilates and GYROTONIC method at East Bank Club, talks with Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine about rebuilding core muscles post-pregnancy. Read the full article.

Mainstreet Organization of Realtors named top Illinois workplace

Posted June 8th, 2016 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News

According to Inman Chicagoland, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® is named the sixth best place to work in Illinois. Read more, here.

Home Sales See Big Increases Around Suburbs

According to Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, many suburbs are seeing increases in home sales. [Read article]

Northwest Suburbs Mirror National Senior Homeownership Trends

According to a recent McGraw-Hill Construction report, the number of people 55 and older who are in the market to buy or sell a home has increased by 50% in the last two decades. Supporting this trend, an AARP study on aging in place found that nearly 90% of respondents older than 65 said that they want to live in their own home as long as possible.

Read more here.

MORe: Home Affordability Falls Most in Cook, Lake

The Chicago area remains one of the nation’s most affordable places to buy a home, but that’s shrinking fast in Cook and Lake counties, according to a study released today.

In Cook County, affordability shrank 18 percent in the past year, according to data from RealtyTrac, an online real estate information company and foreclosure marketplace. In Lake County, the drop was 14 percent.

Read the full article from Crain’s.

Delta Dental’s Tooth Wizard Visits Oakland School

Posted March 25th, 2016 - Delta Dental of Illinois, News

OAKLAND — Lake Crest Elementary recently hosted a visit by the Tooth Wizard from Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s “Land of Smiles,” a program that teaches children cavity-combating oral health habits.

Pitting the heroic Tooth Wizard against the villainous Plaque Man, the performance educated pre-kindergarten through third-grade students about how to fight tooth decay by following the proper methods to brush and floss.

Read the full article from Journal Gazette/Times-Courier.

DDIL: Tooth Fairy Tied To The Economy

Posted March 16th, 2016 - Delta Dental of Illinois, News

Not even the Tooth Fairy is spared from the effects of Wall Street tumult. For the second consecutive year the Tooth Fairy has left Illinois children with an average amount per tooth that’s below the national average. According to The Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Naperville-based Delta Dental of Illinois, the Tooth Fairy leaves $2.71 per tooth in Illinois, down slightly from the national average of $3.91 and last year’s Illinois average of $2.89.

Read the full article from the Daily Herald.