Autumn 2022: Government Affairs Update

Looking Forward to Budgeting Season & the Primary Election The City of Chicago is about to embark upon budget season. While the budget is presented and debated, ordinance discussions and […]

Coffee With Your GADs July 2022 Recap

Each month, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® hosts Coffee With Your GADs to keep you updated on what is happening in the government that affects your business. Watch the playback from our […]

City Council Passes Heating & Cooling Ordinance

At the end of June, City Council passed the Heating & Cooling Ordinance following the death of multiple women in a senior home in the city. Prior to this ordinance, […]

Summer 2022: Government Affairs Update

TRANSFER TAXES BACK IN THE NEWS The Real Estate Transfer Tax is imposed when titled real estate property is transferred within the city of Chicago. This spring, the Bring Chicago […]

Treasurer Pappas & ABC 7 To Honor Juneteenth by Hosting The Black and Latino Houses Matter Phone Bank on June 15

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago will host another Black and Latino Houses Matter phone bank on June 15, 2022, to help homeowners find refunds, apply for […]

Meet the Democratic Cook County Assessor Candidates Before the Primary Elections

Property taxes are an important and contentious issue for property owners and small businesses. The Cook County Assessor is responsible for assessing the estimated value of real property within the […]

New Chicago Home and Business Protection Rebate Program Will Pay For Home & Business Security Systems

Chicago announced details about the new Home and Business Protection Rebate Program this week. This program will provide up to $1,020 in reimbursements for people who purchase security cameras and […]

Cook County Tax Sale Begins on May 12

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the annual sale of delinquent property taxes from May 12 – 18, 2022. This Tax Sale is for delinquent property taxes from Tax […]

CAR Past President Shares Your Stories Illustrating Impacts of New Guidelines with Fannie Mae

We heard your concerns about the recent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending guidelines and we asked you to share personal stories about how these guidelines have impacted your transactions. […]

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Here’s How You Can Participate: Advocacy Month 2022

May is Advocacy Month! Advocacy is a critical part of your REALTOR membership. We’re constantly working on your behalf at the local, state and national level to advance legislation that […]

Spring 2022: Government Affairs Update

REALTORS® CALL ON DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT FOR REFORMS Currently, the City of Chicago’s INVEST South/West program gathers resources to inspire growth by transforming underserved commercial corridors and attracting more […]