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DAILY TEACHING & HOURS OF OPERATION: 9 AM - 9:45 PM, M - F

WE OFFER OVER

25+

PROGRAMS

WE HAVE SERVED

12000+

STUDENTS

VETERAN STAFF

40+ Years

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

PROUDLY PROVIDING

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WHY DO WE STAND OUT ABOVE THE REST?

We are a fully licensed Real Estate School within Illinois, that offers quality, student-centered on-ground (live in person or live webinar), home-study, or online (computer-based reading) real estate classes for real estate brokers, managing brokers, post license and continuing education (CE) throughout the state of Illinois and nationwide online.

We also partner with affiliated schools that provide nationwide education for mortgage brokers and appraisers. In addition, our various affiliates can provide real estate education to assist you in securing licensing in additional states. All of the courses, whether directly through Inland Real Estate School or our affiliates are proven successful and are the best prep resources available to further your career aspirations.

There are a number of real estate school choices capable of helping you to start your new career, however your future is important enough that you’d should not leave the choice to chance. Select a proven provider of quality education and trust only the best real estate school in Illinois.

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You can expect:

Higher than average pass rate on the Illinois state licensed examination

Over 60+ years of combined staff experience providing education and training to the Illinois real estate market

Our school isn’t run by brokers or investors, our team possesses formal educational degrees plus practical real-life experience educating our students.

Our instructors respond to our student’s questions and inquiries in a timely manner and are available via the phone or email

Our updated flexible course options provide our students with the flexibility of selecting a program that meets their schedule and time availability.

Our programs are available through live classroom presentation, live webinar & home study formats.

Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT?

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

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Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

COURSE OFFERINGS

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

Illinois Broker
Pre-License

75-HOUR PROGRAM
HOME STUDY

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE
PROGRAM HOME
HOME STUDY
LIVE ONLINE/CLASSROOM

Illinois Broker
Post License

30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY LIVE ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

COURSE OFFERINGS

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

ILLINOIS BROKER PRE-LICENSE

75-HOUR PROGRAM

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE

45 HOUR PROGRAM

HOME STUDY

LIVEONLINE/CLASSROOM

ILLINOIS BROKER POST LICENSE

30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY OR

45 HOUR ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

NATIONWIDE PRE-LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS, SECURE A LICENSE IN OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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CONTINUING EDUCATION NMLS APPROVED VENDOR, MLO ONLINE WEBINARS

NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL & CE

ADD A NEW PHASE AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

LICENSE RECIPROCITY

ADD AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE TO EXPAND YOUR MARKETING WORLD

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12 & 24 HOUR

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR REAL ESTATE CLASSES?

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  • Progressive Tracking Notification
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What clients say about us

''By far the best class I have taken. I tried to get my broker license before but gave up because I was not given much instruction not did I have anyone to ask questions to.''

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Ice Hotels and Homes: The Magic of Living in Snow Structures

August 24, 20234 min read

Ice Hotels and Homes: Living in Structures Made Entirely of Ice and Snow

Introduction

Imagine sleeping on a bed made of ice, surrounded by intricately carved walls that glisten and shimmer, reflecting the soft glow of ambient lighting. This is the ethereal beauty of ice architecture. Beyond its visual appeal, living in structures made entirely of ice and snow offers a unique challenge, a novelty that combines the raw power of nature with human ingenuity.

A luxurious ice bedroom with ambient blue lighting, highlighting the detailed carvings on the walls.

History of Ice Structures

The concept of ice dwellings isn't new. Indigenous peoples, like the Inuit, have long constructed igloos as temporary shelters against the harsh Arctic climate. These dome-shaped structures, made by stacking blocks of snow, provided insulation and warmth. Fast forward to the present, and the humble igloo has inspired a whole industry of ice hotels and homes, catering to those seeking an unparalleled experience.

An Inuit man constructing a traditional igloo using blocks of snow.

Construction and Maintenance

Building with ice is both an art and a science. Every year, as winter approaches, teams gather to construct these icy marvels. Using a mix of snow and ice, often sourced from nearby rivers, artists and architects create everything from rooms and chapels to bars and lounges. The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, for instance, sources its building materials from the Torne River.

Ensuring the structural integrity and safety of these structures is paramount. The walls, often several feet thick, provide insulation, while carefully placed lighting ensures the interiors remain just below freezing, preserving the structure.

Artists and architects working together, carving intricate designs into the walls of an ice hotel.

Case Studies

ICEHOTEL, Sweden: Established in 1989, it's the world's first ice hotel. Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi to design and build unique suites. By spring, the hotel melts back into the river, only to be reborn the following winter.

The grand entrance of ICEHOTEL, with guests marveling at the towering ice sculptures.

Hotel de Glace, Canada: Located just outside Quebec City, this hotel boasts grand ice halls, a chapel, and even a slide. Guests often comment on the surreal experience of sleeping in intricately designed rooms, with themes ranging from mythology to contemporary art.

Ice bar surrounded by ornate snow carvings.

Reviews from guests often touch on the mesmerizing beauty of the interiors, the surprisingly cozy sleeping conditions in thermal sleeping bags, and the once-in-a-lifetime feeling of spending a night in a work of art.

The Experience

Living or staying in an ice structure isn't for the faint-hearted. Temperatures inside hover around the freezing point. Guests are often advised to dress in layers and are provided with thermal sleeping bags. While the idea of sleeping on a bed of ice might sound daunting, many find the experience surprisingly comfortable, with the thick walls insulating against the colder external temperatures.

A couple snuggled in thermal sleeping bags on an ice bed, with soft lighting creating a cozy ambiance.

Sustainability and Environmental Considerations

One of the significant advantages of ice construction is its minimal environmental impact. The structures are built using natural materials and return to the environment at the end of the season. However, with the looming threat of climate change, the future of these icy marvels is uncertain. Warmer winters and changing river dynamics could impact the construction and longevity of these structures.

Aerial view of an ice hotel melting during spring, with the surrounding river reflecting the structure.

Conclusion

Ice hotels and homes represent a harmonious blend of nature and architecture. They stand, albeit temporarily, as testaments to human creativity and adaptability. However, their transient nature also serves as a poignant reminder of the changing world and the impermanence of even the most beautiful experiences.

Exploring the Real Estate World Beyond Ice Structures

While the allure of ice hotels and homes is undeniable, the world of real estate is vast and varied. If you found our exploration of ice architecture insightful and you're inspired to dive deeper into the broader real estate industry, we have a recommendation for you.

We invite you to explore Inland Real Estate School. With a proud legacy spanning over 25 programs and having served more than 12,000 students, we stand as an established, fully licensed Real Estate School in Illinois. Our offerings are diverse, catering to a range of interests. Whether you're inclined towards on-ground classes (live in person or live webinar), home-study, or online (computer-based reading) real estate classes, we've got you covered. Our courses are tailored for individuals eager to embark on their journey in the real estate world, be it as real estate brokers, managing brokers, or those seeking post-license and continuing education both in Illinois and nationwide online.

But our reach doesn't stop there. We've forged partnerships with esteemed schools that provide top-tier education for mortgage brokers and appraisers. Furthermore, our affiliations with various institutes can assist you in securing licensing in multiple states, broadening your horizons.

So, whether you're a budding real estate broker aiming to carve out a niche for yourself or a seasoned professional seeking to refine your skills, remember this: at Inland Real Estate School, our commitment to you goes beyond the norm. We're here to invest 110% in your growth and success.

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