The Illinois Association of Realtors claims it supports affordable housing measures; it just seems like they don't ever want them funded. The IAR's opposition to Illinois SB 3001, sponsored by Senator Susan Garrett, is a case in point. What is even viler than the IAR's opposition to an affordable housing trust is the disingenuous, fear mongering used to rally support to their opposition.
In this email the IAR suggests that a $5 recording charge
is going to increase the cost of housing. This, simply put, is nonsense.
The IAR also warns that the fee could reach the astronomical sum of $10, but
fails to point out that this outrageous increase couldn't go into effect until
the year 2020.
Huge spikes in housing costs
from a $5 recording fee aside, the IAR brings out its’ tried and true anti
everything it doesn't want argument, the dreaded slippery slope. The
Slippery Slope is a fallacy in which a person asserts that some event must
inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of
the event in question. Allow a $5
recording fee and soon it will be $5,000 argues the IAR. The slippery slope is the last refuge of the demagogue
and reprobate and the IAR should abstain from its use.
Tell your state representatives that you support affordable housing measures and SB 3001.