Morning Minute: December Illinois home sales gains make news

On Tuesday, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® released its December and 2012 year-end home sales report. Some of the good news – statewide home sales in December rose 15.2 percent over previous-year levels and median prices increased 5.6 percent.

Taking a look at 2012 as a whole, Illinois’ year-end total home sales were up 22.9 percent from 2011 and the median was up 0.7 percent. Read IAR’s news release for more.

The home sales news garnered positive media coverage including these headlines:

Illinois home sales jump 15.2% as local markets recover HousingWire

Chicago-area home sales up 19% in DecemberChicago Tribune

Chicago-area home sales jump in DecemberCrains

Quincy-area home sales gain momentum during 2012Quincy Herald-Whig

Home sales spike in Chicago area; big jump in city pricesChicago Sun-Times

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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.

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