Video: October Illinois home sales and factors influencing the market

Annual housing market gains continued in Illinois in October with sales up 3.7 percent and the statewide median price up 13.8 percent over previous-year levels. But there are factors impacting the market including: lower inventory, the effects of the federal government shutdown and seasonal slowdowns. Watch a new video from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® on the market.

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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.