The Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project will launch a study that will analyze, for the first time, nonprofit merger activity in the eight-county Chicago region and provide Illinois nonprofits with tangible information and tools to strategically assess and guide successful mergers. [Read more]
DOWNERS GROVE – For the sixth consecutive month, three key indicators continue to rise, according to statistics released today for the month of July by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.
Homes sold in the region increased 9.2 percent compared to July 2014, according to the group, while median sales price of detached (single-family) homes rose 3.2 percent. The number of homes that went under contract for sale rose 19.2 percent.
Read the full article from the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – For the sixth consecutive month, three key indicators continue to rise, according to statistics released today for the month of July by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe):
• Homes sold in the region increased 9.2 percent compared to July 2014.
• Median sales price of detached (single-family) homes was up 3.2 percent.
• Number of homes that went under contract for sale rose 19.2 percent.
Read more about these positive growth indicators.
Major gains in home sales marked the first half of 2015, a sign that the Chicago area continues to pull away from the slump that followed the housing bust. In the first half of the year, sales of all homes rose by 8.5 percent in Chicago and the four surrounding counties: Cook, Lake, DuPage and Will, according to figures from Midwest Real Estate Data posted last week.
The Mainstreet Association of REALTORS (MORe) welcomed Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS, to share his insights on Chicago’s housing recovery. Read more about the opportunities the current market presents to buyers, sellers and renters in Chicago Real Estate Daily. [Read more]
Commercial real estate is about building relationships, and as the industry expands and the available tools evolve, so too must REALTORS’ approach to business. See what Kristian Lee, head of the Commercial Alliance of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe), has to say about emerging technology in this REJournals.com article.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to thousands of Illinois families unable to pay their utilities bill. The 2016 proposed Illinois state budget includes a sweep of $165 million from the State LIHEAP Supplemental Fund, leaving senior citizens, persons with disabilities and families with children without vital utilities. The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA) implores Illinois elected officials to intervene in this Morris Herald-News op-ed.
When it comes to decisions about where and how to live during retirement, there is no one-size-fits all approach. A recent study by Merrill Lynch revealed that only half of retirees choose to downsize. What other options are out there? The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) recently reviewed retirement housing options in this Daily Herald article.
Our vision can be a remarkable thing, especially when it plays tricks on us.
Sepideh Omidghaemi, a doctoral student at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), teamed with her twin sister Saeideh Omidghaemi to create a painting in “reverse perspective.” Watch how the sisters merged science and art to create a mind-bending optical illusion.