Morning Minute: Chicago outranks the rest as best homebuyer market

Chicago is the #1 housing market in the country for potential homebuyers, according to the real estate site Zillow. Chicago ranked highest out of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas when it comes to buyers and their negotiating power. Read more in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

In other news:

Springfield area homes sales rose 5.7 percent in June. (State Journal-Register)

June home sales in Bloomington-Normal market up 20 percent. (WJBC)

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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.