Your House Academy's Real Estate Reality Blog

Important Changes to Illinois Radon Disclosure Laws for Leases in 2024

The Illinois Radon Awareness Act (RAA) is undergoing significant changes, and it's important for both landlords and tenants to stay informed. Starting from January 1, 2024, the RAA will have new provisions that affect residential lease agreements. In this blog post, we'll break down these changes, explaining what they mean for you as a real estate professional, educator, or anyone involved in the real estate industry in Illinois.
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The Road to Real Estate Success: 6 Key Insights for the Real Estate Agent

Whether you're just starting your journey as a pre-license student or you're a seasoned professional seeking continuing education, the real estate industry offers a wide range of opportunities and challenges. In this blog, we'll explore tips and insights for both newcomers and experienced agents, ensuring you stay ahead in this ever-evolving field.
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You Have Completed the 75-Hr Real Estate Pre-License Broker Course. Now What Do You Have To Do?

Learn about what happens next after you complete your course.
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The ULTIMATE Guide to Starting a Real Estate Career

Get a quick and easy breakdown of what the start of a Real Estate career looks like.
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Quick Tax Guide for the Self Employed in Real Estate

This is a quick and easy guide regarding what kinds of tax deductions you can have as a Real Estate Broker.
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"Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape".

The Importance of Fire Prevention and Ways to Create a Plan to Keep Everyone Safe.
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5 Steps to Obtaining an Illinois Real Estate Broker License

Interested in getting into Real Estate and you want to know what the process looks like? Click to find out what the 5 steps to getting your license are.
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Buying Property In Person vs. Online

Although the convenience of online shopping is very tempting, it pales in comparison to the experience of making some purchases in person. Especially if it is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life.
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So, You Want to be a Real Estate Agent?

Being a real estate agent sounds enticing, doesn’t it? But do you really know what it entails? Keep reading to find out more on what this exciting career is all about and if this is for you!
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Residential or Commercial Real Estate?...That is the question.

What kind of real estate should I practice?...residential or commercial? The fact is both professions require the very same real estate broker license, but the two areas are very different. So let's dive into what those differences are.
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A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, (NAR) the largest trade group in the country.

Every agent is not a REALTOR®.  You become a REALTOR® after you pass your real estate course, pass the state license exam, join a real estate company and then join the National Association of REALTORS®.

According to the NAR, the term REALTOR has one, and only one, meaning:
"REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics."

Michael Fair, President and Director of Your House Academy is an NAR member.