REALTORS® give IE support to help reelect Braun as Flossmoor mayor

Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Flossmoor voters asking them to vote for Paul Braun for mayor on April 4.

The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of a candidate for public office without any coordination with the candidate or the candidate’s campaign.

The postcards say Flossmoor’s bond rating has increased, more than a dozen new businesses have started in the village and Braun continues to attract new businesses. For more information on Braun, visit his campaign page. Please support him if you live in Flossmoor.

Help Stone get Web Choice Award

REALTOR® Melanie Stone of Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage in Chicago can win the Web Choice Award and become one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 class of 2017 if she gathers the most online votes this week.

You can help by casting daily votes for her as she competes with 50 other finalists. REALTORS® can vote once every 24 hours for their favorite candidate through Friday, March 24. To vote, go to this page.

In addition to the Web Choice competition, 29 other 30 Under 30 winners will be chosen by judges. The announcement of all 30 Under 30 winners is scheduled for Monday, March 27.

For more information on Stone, go here.

 

REALTOR® Sjoblom gets independent expenditure support in Homewood

Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Homewood voters asking them to support REALTOR® Jen Sjoblom for trustee on April 4.

The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of a candidate for public office without any coordination with the candidate or the candidate’s campaign.

The postcards say the broker associate for Baird & Warner in Frankfort understands the needs of the community through her frequent interactions with other Homewood residents. In addition to her real estate career, Sjoblom plans events for a local country club and serves as president of the local chamber of commerce. For more information about Sjoblom, visit her campaign website. Please support her if you are a resident of Homewood.

REALTORS® urge voters to reelect Halen as Lake Zurich trustee

Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Lake Zurich voters asking them to reelect Village Trustee Jeff Halen on April 4.

The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of a candidate for public office without any coordination with the candidate or the candidate’s campaign.

The postcards say Halen looks for fiscally responsible ways to cut costs and prevent overspending, and he proposes the hiring of a full-time economic development manager to attract businesses to Lake Zurich. For more information on Halen, visit his Facebook campaign page. Please support him if you live in Lake Zurich.

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates head lower this week

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Mortgage interest rates dropped this week with a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 4.23 percent and a 15-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 3.44 percent, Freddie Mac reports today. The decline came after two consecutive weeks of rate increases and could signal some consumer uncertainty, according to Freddie Mac.

But the lower rates could be appealing to prospective home buyers who are starting to think about the spring housing market.

In other headlines:

Market a Home When the Garden Is Fullest – National Association of REALTORS®

New home sales surge, beat expectations in February – HousingWire