Buzzworthy: The Top 12 of 2012

goodbye 2012 hello 2013A lot happens over the course of a year! Here on IARbuzz we report on real estate industry news and REALTOR® member/event highlights. Here’s our list of the most read posts of 2012, worth revisiting as you get ready to welcome in a new year.

  1. New pilot program targets vacant, foreclosed properties in six Cook County communities – published Feb. 3, 2012
  2. Coming soon to your mailbox: Constitutional Amendment information – published Oct. 11, 2012
  3. Median home prices to increase; inflation to edge up in years ahead – published Nov. 9, 2012
  4. White House forum discusses state of the housing industry – published June 12, 2012
  5. Sales, median prices show gains in September in Illinois [infographic] – published Oct. 19, 2012
  6. Congratulations to the 2012 REALTOR® of the Year – published Jan. 25, 2012
  7. NAR Collaborates with U.S. Treasury on Short Sale “Help for Homeowners” events in Chicago – published April 13, 2012
  8. Higher FHA fees on the horizon for homebuyers – published Feb. 29, 2012
  9. Manny Flores appointed to lead IDFPR – published Nov. 2, 2012
  10. Quinn launches resource to help Illinoisans stay in homes – published Feb. 2, 2012
  11. REALTORS® recognized for service and leadership – published March 29, 2012
  12. Ban on hand-helds while driving – here’s the 411 – published March 9, 2012
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About Kara Kienzler

Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including www.illinoisrealtor.org and www.yourillinoishome.com. She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at www.iarbuzz.com and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.