Morning Minute: Spring market brings out homebuyers and sellers

Decatur-area REALTORS® say they are seeing an uptick in the buyer and seller activity as the spring housing market thaws out after a particularly harsh winter. Glenda Williamson, owner of Glenda Williamson Realty in Decatur, told the Herald-Review that she thinks the area market will end up with a “really good year.” Read the full article, “Decatur Realtors say market warming up with spring.

What did other central Illinois REALTORS® interviewed for the article have to say about the market?

REALTOR® Carla Brinkoetter, president of Brinkoetter and Associates in Decatur, told the newspaper that she is seeing a resurgence of interest and while rising mortgage interest rates could prompt more consumers to make a move, she doesn’t expect higher rates to hinder the overall health of the housing market.

And REALTOR® Seth Goodman, owner of ME Realty in Lincoln, said as sellers head into the busier spring market they need to price their homes competitively as he is seeing more full-price, multiple offers. Read the full Herald-Review article.

In other headlines:

Flooded rental market means high rents in McHenry County– Northwest Herald

10 Best Mid-Sized Markets for Buyers – Daily Real Estate News

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