In case you missed it, here are four of the top IARbuzz blog posts from last week:
- At the bell: House, Senate pass BPO changes to state acts – In the final hours of the Illinois General Assembly’s 2014 Spring Session, lawmakers approved changes to real estate-related acts that were important for REALTORS® including Senate Bill 3044, regarding Broker Price Opinions.
- Fire marshal pledges to work collaboratively on fire safety issue – Illinois Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis was to release a statement on Friday which seeks to defuse a battle over his efforts to force owners of older condo buildings to install costly fire sprinkler systems through an administrative rules process.
- Mainstreet Organization plans Habitat fundraiser, makes donation – The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® plans a June 25, 2014, fundraiser to benefit a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Aurora. MORe’s board also earmarked $7,500 to go toward construction of the home, which is one of three being built by IAR’s members this year to show the Power of R.
- Freddie Mac’s pick for most affordable U.S. metro? Decatur, Illinois – Decatur, Illinois is the most affordable metro area in the entire country, according to Freddie Mac’s latest quarterly analysis of housing affordability.