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Illinois home sales inched slightly higher in October

Statewide home sales shifted back into positive territory in October following several months of declines and median prices continued to make year-over-year gains, according to Illinois REALTORS®.

Bicentennial contest celebrates Illinois, provides scholarship opportunities for students

Twenty-three Illinois high school students will have the chance to win a total of $12,000 in scholarship money in an essay contest celebrating Illinois' 200th birthday in 2018. Illinois REALTORS® is sponsoring the contest which seeks essays written on a theme of "Home Is Where the Heart Is."

North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Sales Up

Sales across the United States are pointing to a national trend in real estate: a shift to a predominantly seller’s market.  Nearly two years into a market where the number of houses for sale has steadily dropped and the median sales price has increased, shortages in new construction continue.

Illinois home prices show solid gains in July; Sales decline

Illinois homes sold faster and for more money in July, but lower housing inventory drove year-over-year sales lower, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in July 2017 totaled 15,677 homes sold, down 4.3 percent from 16,375 in July 2016.

North Shore and Barrington Area Housing Market Show Growth

As the second quarter of 2017 ends, the North Shore-Barrington housing market shows an increase in new listings, median and average sales prices. Housing data for June also shows continued growth for closed sales and houses under contract, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

Illinois housing market swings into spring with jump in home sales, prices

The Illinois housing market had a strong showing in March with home sales climbing 9.6 percent over previous-year levels and the statewide median price  surging 10.7 percent higher,according to Illinois REALTORS
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North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Increases

Early predictions of a healthy market performance for the first quarter have held true for the North Shore-Barrington housing market. Housing data for March shows the number of new listings and closed sales rose from the same period in 2016, while houses under contact rose substantially, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

January brings uptick in Illinois home sales and prices

The start of a new year brought renewed interest from homebuyers who drove home sales and the statewide median price higher in January, according to Illinois REALTO

Sue Miller named Illinois REALTOR® of the Year for outstanding industry leadership, service

REALTOR® Sue Miller, ABR, BPOR, CRS, GRI, ePro, PMN, SFR, SRS, of McHenry, has been named the 2017 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year by the Illinois REALTORS®. She is the managing broker of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in McHenry

Illinois home sales dip in December, but 2016 housing market ends on a high...

Despite a dip in home sales in December, both sales and median prices finished in positive territory in 2016, closing out a year marked by tight housing inventories and continued strong consumer demand, according to Illinois REALTORS

Illinois home sales, prices gain traction in November

Illinois homes sales regained momentum in November with double-digit increases in annual home sales and continued strong gains in median prices, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in November 2016 totaled 11,341 homes sold, up 14.8 percent from 9,881 in November 2015

Rep. Robin Kelly Leads Letter Objecting to Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” Feature

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Congressional Black Caucus today voiced their objections to Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” advertising option that allows housing advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups in marketing and promotion, in a letter to company CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Illinois home prices increase in September; Sales slow slightly

September brought continued annual gains in Illinois median home prices, while statewide sales declined slightly, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in September 2016 totaled 13,940 homes sold, down 0.6 percent from 14,029 in September 2015

Illinois home sales, prices make a late-summer surge in August

The Illinois housing market got a healthy bounce in August, with gains in both home sales and median prices, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in August 2016 totaled 16,455 homes sold, up 6.7 percent from 15,415 in August 2015.

Prices Rise As Homes Selling Faster In North Shore And Barrington-Area Housing Market

A slightly lower inventory of houses on the market has helped sellers see prices rise in many North Shore and Barrington-area communities.  Homes are selling faster now than in the last few years and buyers are finding they need to move fast to get the home they want.

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Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Lipinski Celebrates Completion of McCook Reservoir Project That Will Reduce Local...

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) joined with Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5), officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other area organizations today to officially announce the completion of McCook Reservoir Stage 1, a 3.5 billion gallon section of the McCook Reservoir, part of the MWRD’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP).

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Quigley Fights to Expand Affordable Housing and Protect Vital Infrastructure Investments

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