Still time for FREE registration at MREDpalooza

Register now to get ideas, training and products that will help you serve your customers better. Block off your schedule to attend MREDpalooza Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Registration is free, and IAR is one of the sponsors. Parking is $13 per vehicle. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Get more information about training available at MREDpalooza.


Free webinar Monday: Learn about USDA’s rural loan programs

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Join representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, to learn about opportunities for REALTORS® to help clients through the agency’s housing programs.

You can register for the Free webinar here.

Nicki Morgan, USDA

Barry Ramsey, USDA

This webinar is of interest to real estate agents working in eligible areas. (And you might be surprised what is classified as “rural” under the guidelines. You can check an address here.)

The session, led by the USDA’s Barry Ramsey and Nicki Morgan, will discuss changes in housing programs offered, definitions of “rural” and the differences between the housing programs available to consumers.

According to the agency’s website:

Since 2009, we’ve helped more than 625,000 rural families in more than 21,000 communities buy, repair or refinance a home, and provided funding for more than 1,000 housing developments.


June 25 IAR legal webinar prepares REALTORS® for TRID


Enhance your credibility and help manage customer expectations during closings by watching the next IAR legal webinar, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25.

IAR Legal Helpline Attorney Jeffrey T. Baker and IAR Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance will lead the presentation titled, “Are you ready for TRID?” They will address the implications of changing federal regulations surrounding the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) on Aug. 1.

If you would like to get a question answered by Baker and Urbance, you can submit it in advance to Although questions can be submitted during the webinar, priority will be given to those received in advance.

Space for the presentation will be limited, so please join the webinar promptly. If you are unable to join the live webinar, an audio recording will be available to IAR members within 48 hours at (login required).

Would you like to read more about TRID (TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure)?

For more information, you can visit the IAR Web page devoted to TRID at You’ll find definitions, video, online articles and a webinar co-sponsored by IAR and the Illinois Bankers Association.