Morning Minute: Illinois and U.S. home sales ticked up in April

There was welcome news on the housing market front this week as the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® reported increased home sales in April.

April home sales in Illinois were up 25.3 percent from a year ago, while existing-home sales nationally rose 0.6 percent compared to March and 9.7 percent compared to April 2012.

See headlines of some of the media coverage:

Chicago-area home sales, prices improve in April – Chicago Tribune

Illinois home sales best since 2007 in April – State Journal-Register

Local home sales jump 31 percent in April – Crain’s Chicago Business

US home sales tick up to highest in 3 ½ years – Chicago 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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