According to a survey of 600 Illinois senior citizens aged 55 and older, rising property taxes worried them more than saving for retirement or paying for healthcare. At least that’s one finding in a survey commissioned by Illinois REALTORS®. “Often a REALTOR® is the first person a senior reaches out to when they finally make the decision to sell,” said REALTOR® Jim Kinney, SRES, immediate past president of Illinois REALTORS® who helped establish the Senior Housing Working Group. “Our members want to make sure they are prepared to guide the clients through what for them can be an emotional and confusing time as they consider what makes sense for their abilities and budgets.” Get more information.

In other news last week:

Real Property Alliance, Chicago REALTORS® launch education initiative on Chicago property taxes; and

Rep. Roskam invites area REALTORS® to Aug. 22 meeting in West Chicago.