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2021 Topped the Billion-Dollar Mark Making History for the First Time!

1/18/2022 7:09 AM

January 13, 2022 PEORIA, IL- The year 2021 was another record-breaking year for home sales in the Peoria area. The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® reported that 7,634 homes were sold in the Peoria area last year, topping the 2020 total of 6,798 homes sold.

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$6,000 Raised for 8th Annual Boots for Kids Campaign

12/22/2021 11:24 AM

December 21, 2021- Macomb, Illinois. Lamoine Valley REALTORS®, Chapter of the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® held its 8th Annual Boots for Kids campaign throughout the months of November and December.

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Nancy Koch Scholarship & GRI Designation

11/8/2021 9:22 AM

The PAAR CARES Foundation is accepting applications for those interested in earning the Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation through the Nancy Koch Scholarship.

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Peoria-area Home Sales Up 14 Percent in 2021!

10/19/2021 12:47 PM

October 15, 2021- PEORIA, IL. Home sales in the Peoria area are up 14.4 percent through the first nine months on 2021 over the same period last year, according to the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®.

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Chili 'Koch' Off to benefit the Nancy Koch Scholarship

10/13/2021 8:14 AM

Chili 'Koch' Off to benefit the Nancy Koch Scholarship on October 20th!

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New PAAR President & Board Installed

New PAAR President & Board Installed

9/27/2021 10:22 AM

PAAR's new President, Ryan Cannon, along with the entire leadership team were installed during the Annual Installation of Officers & Directors held Thursday, September 23rd at the Paradice Hotel.

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New CEO Announced

New CEO Announced

8/17/2021 10:00 AM

Jennifer Hamm announced as the new CEO at the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®.

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Home Sales Up 37%

Home Sales Up 37%

7/21/2021 7:12 AM

Home sales in the Peoria area were 37.5 percent in the second quarter this year over the same period in 2020, according to the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®.

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Home Sales Still Soaring

PAAR President featured on News 25

6/16/2021 12:01 PM

Since July of last year, Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® President Jason Catton said since June of 2020 an average of 621 homes were sold per month. Catton said numbers like that have not been seen since 2005, which was caused by new construction.

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Homeownership Month

June National Homeownership Month

6/14/2021 2:39 PM

Each year during the month of June, the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® takes the opportunity to celebrate homeownership by showcasing individual homeowners, government officials, and various programs that protect and promote the American Dream of Homeownership.

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Bras For The Cause

6/9/2021 8:25 AM

Join Us For Bras For The Cause, Thursday, August 5th! Watch for more details!

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Local Community Garden

Local Area Community Garden Expansion

4/6/2021 11:26 AM

The PAAR CARES Foundation has joined Phoenix Community Development Services, as well as other community partners, in assisting with the expansion of the Sow to Grow Community Garden.

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Q3 Stats Breaking Records

10/21/2020 2:19 PM

Despite COVID-19, Q3 Stats Prove the Peoria Region is Still Holding Strong, In Fact Breaking Records ... Despite some of the most challenging obstacles in recent history, area home sales broke records in the third quarter, totaling 2,210 closed sales; 28% increase from the third quarter of 2019. Each month of Q3 also month of the second quarter also surpassed any previous months on record.

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Diversity & Inclusion

9/22/2020 12:55 PM

Illinois REALTORS® launches Diversity Initiative – Leader in housing policy to amplify industry’s impact on promoting diversity, equality and affordability.

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Home Showings Up in Peoria

5/13/2020 12:00 AM

Home Showings Up in Peoria; despite restrictions, home sales down only 6% in April. May 13, 2020 - Peoria, Illinois The Peoria-area housing market has shown resilience despite limitations dictated by the COVID-19 outbreak. Figures released this week by the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® show that the number of showings by PAAR REALTORS® steadily increased.

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Stay-at-Home Orders Present New DIY Opportunities

5/5/2020 3:05 PM

More homeowners are taking on do-it-yourself house projects while staying at home, which is helping to add value and appeal to their properties. Even small projects, like cleaning tile grout, can make a big difference, real estate pros say.

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Coronavirus Press Release

Coronavirus Press Release from PAAR

3/19/2020 7:47 AM

The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® recognizes the challenges faced by all citizens these days as we cope with containing the spread of the coronavirus. At this time when families are being asked to stay home, PAAR wants to let the public know that Realtors® are ready to serve this community in a safe and productive manner.

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Glorious Valentines Day Weddings

Glorious Wedding-tine's Day

2/25/2020 2:13 PM

FEBRUARY The glorious month that brings us awards shows, the Super Bowl, National Pizza Day, and Presidents Day. February also brings about another holiday that has the power to radically change futures. That day, of course, is Valentine’s Day! According to WeddingWire.com, 10% of people will get engaged to their future spouse on February 14th. If you are part of that 10% and plan on buying a home with your sweetheart; I have some good and

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PEORIA REAL ESTATE

Peoria Small Business Development and Real Estate

1/30/2020 8:17 AM

Choosing a place to live can be difficult, and with good reason. While our phones, tablets, and laptops allow for an endless supply of useful facts and specs, they have also made it easier than ever to get bad information. One wrong click and buyers may be scared away from a home and city they would love – or, just asbad, be convinced to invest in an areawith no growth potential. In a time of unbridled access, it can be hard to make that vital distinction between nuanced journalism and a poorly

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Marketing Your Home

Marketing Your Home

1/28/2020 6:00 AM

All of us at some point will be in the real estate market buying or selling a home. Whether it’s a single-family house, a condo, or an apartment flat, we have to live somewhere and it’s not free. So how do you get your home seen by the people who are in the market to buy? We’ve asked the folks in the PAAR Marketing Department here in Peoria, IL what they’ve tried over the 36 years of listing for people in the Peoria area and this is what we’ve discovered.

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