Morning Minute: Housing’s positive effect on jobs, spending

The housing market appears to be improving and that could signal good things for other areas of the economy including jobs and spending, CNN Money reports. A housing recovery would have the biggest impact on construction jobs.

In other news:

Chicago-area home vacancy down in second quarterCrain’s Chicago Business.

Rockford REALTORS® report strong mid-summer numbersWREX-TV

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior 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.