Morning Minute: Could the spring homebuying season start earlier this year?

In today’s Daily Herald, real estate columnist Ken Harney writes that a number of factors – increased pre-approval mortgage activity, higher foot traffic at listings and more potential buyers viewing online websites - are signals that the real estate market could be ramping up for an earlier spring selling season this year. Read more in Harney’s column, “Real estate sales appear to be in early bloom.

In other news:

US futures jump after jobs, housing dataBelleville News-Democrat

Surge in home construction likely to continue - Daily Herald

Five Facts on the Housing Construction Rebound - Wall Street Journal

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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.