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 and 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 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.