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March 2018


Statewide Home Prices Up, Market Times Down

The statewide median price in Illinois in January was up 8.2 percent from $171,000 the previous year to $185,000. The time that homes spent on the market was down from 69 days to 65 during the same time period. Median prices also saw an increase in the Chicagoland area, up 7.2 percent from $209,000 in January 2017, compared to $224,000 in January 2018.  


U.S. Consumer Confidence Highest in 17 Years

Consumer confidence in the economy is the highest it has been in 17 years, according to data from the New York-based Conference Board. Optimism has grown due to many factors that include rising income, and confidence in the job market has also grown to the highest level since 2001.  


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Expands Get Noticed Campaign Into Outdoor Media

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group’s “Get Noticed” campaign, created to communicate to consumers the firm’s world-class marketing initiatives and how they will benefit sellers by moving their properties from “listed” to “sold”, has expanded into outdoor media. The stunning first image of a collection of similar vivid Blue Morpho butterflies with one Monarch in the midst and the words “Get Noticed”, can now be found on Divvy stations, neighborhood hotspot billboards, train station advertising, and yard sign riders in the Chicagoland area.

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Seven Tips to Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning  

March is the official start of spring, and has seven tips to make your spring cleaning easy and efficient. Recommendations include cleaning your refrigerator with soda water and salt, brightening up your windows with soapy water and cleaning screens with a scrap piece of carpeting. To read all of the suggestions, please click here.


Trendiest Outdoor Designs

As the weather starts to warm up, DIY offers the top 10 outdoor design trends. Planting trees, shrubs, and vines that are native to your area, adding violets to your garden, and designing for experiences are all trends that the National Association of Landscape Professionals expects to see this upcoming spring and summer. To see the rest of the top 10, please click here.


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