September home sales climbed higher in both Illinois and the U.S., marking a strong start to the fall housing market. In a recent post, “Fall Home Sales Rebound: 5 Stats to Know,” the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) highlights five facts for consumers to know including the fact that inventories remain tight and year-over-year home prices have increased nationally for the last 43 months. Read more.

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