REALTORS® Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine in Chicago

On March 29, the City of Chicago moved into Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccination distribution. This phase makes REALTORS® eligible for the vaccine. Vaccine supply and appointments are still limited, […]

Get Lead Pipes Replaced for Free or at a Discount Through the City

Two city programs are accepting applications for free or discounted lead pipe replacements. Both programs are available to single-family or two-flat homeowners. Through the Homeowner-Initiated Program, if a contractor is […]

New Chicago Grant Open for South and West Side Business Owners

The City of Chicago is accepting applications for its new Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, which will award up to $250,000 for businesses on the city’s south and west sides. The grant […]

Accessory Dwelling Units Ordinance Passes City Council

First deemed illegal in 1957, the City of Chicago has reversed course – Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also referred to as Accessory Conversion Units (ACUs), are now legal, following the […]

2021 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Applications Open Jan. 11

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a program that allows property owners to share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of […]

Chicago Association of REALTORS® Vigorously Opposed Property Tax Hike and FY’21 Budget which Passed the City Council on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) opposed the FY’21 budget which included an increase to fees, fines, the gasoline tax and most importantly, a property tax increase. The property tax […]

A Look at the City and County’s 2021 Budget Proposals

Our GADs took to Facebook Live to discuss the city and county’s 2021 budget proposals, including items of focus for REALTORS® and the real estate industry. What should you know […]

Initial Reaction to the City of Chicago’s ARO Task Force Report

On Monday, September 14, the City of Chicago Department of Housing released the Affordable Housing Task Force Report, which can be read in full here. On September 23, the Chicago […]

No Late Penalty on Property Tax Payments Through October 1

Although the deadline for paying property taxes is August 3, Treasurer Pappas has announced that there will be no late fees or penalties to property owners who pay the second […]

New Guest Restrictions for Chicago Apartment Residents

The city of Chicago has placed a six guest per unit restriction on all residential apartments in the city. This restriction was reinstated on Friday, July 24, as part of […]

The Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge & CAR

  The CAR Board of Directors has made the decision to endorse Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Housing Solidarity Pledge, which was unveiled at a press conference at 1:00 today. The […]

March 2020 Advocacy Update

Affordable Requirements Ordinance Update The City has commissioned an Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) Task Force, to recommend changes and updates to the current ARO. Their recommendations, due by June, are […]