Illinois Home Sales Down in September, Up Year to Date

The Illinois Association of Realtors announced that the Illinois housing market sales was down for the month of September but stronger on a year-to-date basis compared to 2009. Statewide home sales in September 2010 totaled 8,024, down 4.7% from August’s 8,419 home sales. Year over year sales were down 23.4 percent compared to September 2009 sales of 10,470 homes. Year-to-date sales remain positive, up 4.9 percent January through September 2010 with 81,669 home sales compared to 77,860 home sales for the same period in 2009. For the full article.