Today’s quick hits

Here’s a quick look at some of the industry news of interest to our membership:

  • Foreclosure filings in the metro-east area held steady in January, a trend local REALTORS® say could be a sign that last year’s declines will continue in 2012, the Belleville News Democrat reports.
  • The consumer outlook on home prices continues to rise, according to Fannie Mae’s latest housing survey.
  • On the jobs front, the U.S. Labor Department announced available job openings jumped to a nearly three-year high.
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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Associate Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Associate Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.