Morning Minute: Downtowns seeing a resurgence in residential and commercial interest


After years of moving to the suburbs, more people are now looking to live in downtown urban areas and retailers and other commercial businesses are following in order to reach the growing residential segment, according to a recent REJournals article, “The resurgence of downtowns.” More Midwestern metro areas are seeing an increase in downtown growth, the publication reports.

In other headlines:

Spring Sees Dive in Housing Affordability – Daily Real Estate News

You Don’t Need That Much of a Down Payment – Daily Real Estate News


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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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