Morning Minute: Raising concerns over proposed Rockford rental ordinance

In a recent guest commentary to The Rock River Times, Paul Arena, president of the Rockford Apartment Association, voiced concerns over a proposed ordinance regulating rental properties being considered by the city of Rockford. The group had worked with the Rockford Area Association of REALTORS® on an alternative proposal.

Arena said the group would like to see property owners afforded more protections including requiring the city to contact owners when a problem occurs and that a structure be put in place outlining what the owner will be compelled to do if there is a problem. Read the full article for more details.

In other news:

Housing’s recovery looks real, but road back is still longUSA Today

Housing recovery continues as home prices rise in SeptemberChicago Tribune

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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