6/20/2023 12:11 PM
The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) administers the Illinois Diversity Real Estate Scholarship Program in partnership with the State of Illinois, which allows us to award 60 scholarships each year to qualified racial residents of Illinois pursuing courses of study that will prepare them for careers relating to real estate or enhance the skills and knowledge that they currently use as real estate professionals. There are 10 scholarships to give away by June 30th!
6/12/2023 7:05 AM
PAAR Secretary/Treasurer, Keith McKeever, along with PAAR members Tim Weir and Chad Dunham, and a few core Habitat volunteers, came together to do some serious demo work and to kick off the first Habitat rehab house at 114 Mabee Avenue in East Peoria! Way to go!
5/4/2023 7:23 AM
Ryan Cannon of Re/Max Traders Unlimited, who was recently named REALTOR® of the Year by PAAR, received special recognition during a state banquet in April. Pictured here are Ryan Cannon, left and IR President Michael Gobber, right.
3/13/2023 8:33 AM
REDEVELOPING THE MCKINLEY AND HARRISON SCHOOL PROPERTIES TO ENHANCE PEORIA PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP NEEDED NOW PEORIA, Ill. — Redevelopment of the old McKinley and Harrison school sites in the next five years could bolster the city of Peoria – if both the public and private sectors join forces and make it a priority right now, according to a new report coordinated by the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR).
10/26/2022 10:41 AM
Oct. 26, 2022 PEORIA, IL— Despite rising interest rates and lack of inventory, 3Q is third best ever in PAAR history. Amidst a period of rising interest rates and a lack of inventory, the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® posted the third highest number of home sales in a third quarter, topped only by record sales in the period over the previous two years.
7/28/2022 10:06 AM
July 21, 2022 PEORIA, IL- The lack of homes on the market in the Peoria area remains the single biggest factor in the 15.2 percent decline in home sales for the second quarter over the same period in 2021, according to the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®.
7/11/2022 7:48 AM
Seventeen PAAR REALTORS® have been selected to participate in this year’s Leadership Academy program. We are thrilled to bring the Academy back this year and it’s going to be better than ever!
6/15/2022 12:31 PM
Peoria, IL (June 15, 2022) – The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) has been selected as one of three local REALTOR® associations nationwide to participate in the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Transforming Neighborhoods Program. Through Transforming Neighborhoods, NAR collaborates with The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE®) Consulting Corps to provide analysis, plans, and actionable recommendations to solve today’s top-of-mind real estate issues.
5/25/2022 9:24 AM
PAAR is excited to announce the launch of the Down Payment Assistance Program grant made available through the City of Peoria. PAAR collaborated with our Affiliate Lenders and the Community Development department / Land Bank to work out the logistics of the release and application process for this grant.
5/18/2022 8:23 AM
Illinois REALTORS® was able to work with the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association on this agreed bill that the governor signed very quickly. As the guidance document explains, there are not many substantive changes, but the Act has been made more current and clarifies some common questions. The new report should be used in lieu of the former version, effective immediately.
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