REALTORS® Stop Proposal for Transfer Tax Increase in City Council

Over the last few months, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs team has been working to educate City Council members about the negative ramifications of an increase in the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Update on the Call for Action on House Bill 2775

On Thursday, February 24, REALTORS® were asked to take action against HB2775 to avoid source of income mandates for all rental housing providers. After months of negations, language has been […]

Illinois Housing Development Authority Offering Funds For Mortgage Assistance

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) received $250 million of federal funds to help homeowners who are still behind on their mortgage because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 12,000 […]

Take Action: Tell Legislators to Oppose Source of Income Mandates

We need you to take immediate, quick action to avoid source of income mandates for all rental housing providers being considered by the Senate as soon as this week. TAKE […]

Watch Director Lutalo McGee Discuss Appraisal Bias During Chicago Urban League Panel

Last Thursday, CAR Director and chair of the Illinois REALTORS® Discriminatory Appraisal Task Force Lutalo McGee, Ani Real Estate, took part in a panel with the Chicago Urban League to discuss […]

Keep Up-To-Date on State and National Advocacy with REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts

One of the best ways to ensure our voices, the voice of the industry and the voice of your clients is heard is through advocacy. And there are times when […]