Chicago-area home prices on the rise

Posted November 24th, 2014 - General, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, 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 - News

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

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Wins Governor’s Sustainability Award

Posted October 31st, 2014 - Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, News, Newsroom

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.

Illinois Eye Institute (IEI): “IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE EYES”

Posted September 22nd, 2014 - Illinois College of Optometry, News

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.

MORe tells Crain’s slow-and-steady growth is best

Posted September 5th, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

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]

Illinois College of Optometry Shows Students’ First Days

Posted August 11th, 2014 - Illinois College of Optometry, News

The Illinois College of Optometry has posted a video showing what it is like on the first few days of school for “first year students”.

“Play” the video here.

Michael Parent speaks to Chicago Real Estate Daily

Michael Parent, president of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and vice president of operations at Burnet Title, tells Chicago Real Estate Daily how the housing market is picking up the pace. Deals that closed in June sold about 25 days faster than the year prior. [Read more]

Illinois Chamber takes the “Future Out For a Spin”

Posted August 1st, 2014 - Illinois Chamber of Commerce, News, Newsroom

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]