All posts tagged "Real Estate News"

  • Illinois housing market gains extend into fall

    • Home sales up 19.8 percent, median prices rise 12.9 percent in September in Illinois Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Momentum in the housing market continued into September with Illinois home sales increasing 19.8 percent over previous-year levels...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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  • 2012 Rockford housing sales hit five-year high

    Staff Report Rockford Area Realtors sold 3,815 homes and condos in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties in 2012, the highest total in five years. Total 2012 sales were 18.7 percent higher than 2011, when 3,213 properties were...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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  • Real estate trends to watch in 2013

    Staff Report The year 2012 was a significant growth period for the real estate industry. After five grueling years, Americans are finally feeling optimistic about the housing market. But what exactly does the market hold for the...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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  • Rockford, Freeport housing nonprofits merge

    Staff Report Two area non-profit agencies with deep roots in helping the northern Illinois region merged Jan. 1. Neighborhood Housing Services of Freeport (NHS) and Rockford Area Affordable Housing Coalition joined staff, resources and programming. The merged...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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  • Sales, median prices show gains in October in Illinois

    Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois home sales soared 37.3 percent over previous-year levels in October, and median prices increased 3 percent, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR). Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Local Servpro restoration specialist offers tips for preventing holiday fires

    Staff Report The approaching holiday season brings traditions, parties, shopping, entertaining — and potential danger, according to Charles Hare of Servpro of Rockford. The latest statistics available from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show the holidays...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Real Estate News: Monthly housing sales reach 40-month high

    Rockford Area Realtors sold 416 homes in October, the highest monthly total of the year and the highest total in 40 months, when 434 homes were sold in June 2009. This marked the fourth-straight month of year-over-year...

    • Posted November 7, 2012
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  • Metropolitan Title Agency expands following housing market recovery

    Staff Report Following the lead of a recovering Rockford-area housing market, locally-owned Metropolitan Title Agency announced it is expanding through the opening of a second office in Byron, Ill., and adding three new key team members. The...

    • Posted November 7, 2012
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  • ‘Horticulture for the Holidays’ at Nicholas Conservatory Dec. 1

    Staff Report University of Illinois Extension presents its annual “Horticulture for the Holidays” at the Nicholas Conservatory Saturday, Dec. 1. The cost to attend is $25 per person, which covers all take-home project materials and instruction. The...

    • Posted November 7, 2012
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  • Real Estate News: Illinois home sales, median prices show gains in September

    Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Home sales increased 15.9 percent over previous-year levels in September, extending a run of more than a year of sales gains, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR). The strong sales...

    • Posted October 24, 2012
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