Illinois Housing Market Shows Improvement

According to the Illinois Association of Realtors, Illinois home sales increased 13.6 percent when compared to sales last March and inventory is down.  This suggests that the demand for homes is increasing.   If you feel burdened by your mortgage, now could be a great time to sell your home like this family didContact me with your questions.

Celebrate the Season!

Rain, rain, go away; come again some other day……? Over the past week we have received almost 7 ½ inches of rain. That’s about twice the average for the entire month! I do love seeing rain in the spring because I can just imagine the happy sprouts under the dirt, ready to burst through the soil, showing us their vivid colors and I recall the bright green color of grass in the spring when we get plenty of rain. But I have to say this is a bit much, even for me! The dramatic rainfall we had the other night caused flooding in the area, closing roads and filling parks and yards with water (not to mention basements). But we have had a day to recover and I am again feeling optimistic and excited as I look at the emerging bulbs I planted last fall. Their sturdy leaves look so healthy; I know the daffodils and tulips will show their dazzling colors soon. I have seen daffodils already blooming in the neighborhood so I know it won’t be long now. Trees are just starting to show the first signs of tiny buds and the Redbuds will soon show us their brilliant colors. As I listen to birds sing their song and watch the clouds fall away to reveal a sunny day, I thought I would share some inspiring photos of spring in bloom. Enjoy your day!

CNNMoney reports that “home bidding wars are back!”

Spring has sprung! One of the busiest times for the real estate market is upon us and inventory is needed! Homes on the market are not only getting snatched up quickly but the home sellers are receiving multiple offers and frequently the homes are selling for above the listed price. If you or anyone you know is thinking about selling your home, now is a great time to get serious. Read the attached article from CNNMoney for more details and contact me with any questions.