Morning Minute: Stronger home sales and prices seen in Rockford

The Rockford area housing market is heating up with the Rockford Area REALTORS® Association reporting that sales activity in May marked the third straight month that home sales were higher than a year ago, according to the Rockford Register Star article, “Home sales strong in May, prices starting to rise across Rockford River Valley.”

And home prices, while lower annually, have been steadily rising when comparing month to month and the market is seeing an improvement in available inventory levels.

“Buyers are facing a tighter housing inventory than usual, but mortgage rates are staying low and inventory levels are beginning to move slightly higher each month,” said Rockford Area REALTORS® CEO Steve Bois. Find more coverage of the Rockford housing market.

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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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