chi-mchenry (4) In April, buyers in McHenry County drove up prices 4.6%.

CHICAGO—One of the coldest Aprils in the region’s recorded history did not stop the housing market from heating up a bit. Home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago grew 3.2% over April 2017, according to a RE/MAX analysis, and that follows declines of -6.4% in the first quarter of this year and -8.7% in March alone. Low inventory remains a concern, but company officials say they see at least a little light at the end of that tunnel.