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chi-kane (4) In May, available housing inventory totaled 55,126 homes for sale, a 7.6% decline from May 2017 when there were 59,644 homes on the market.

CHICAGO—The summer housing market is in full swing with homes selling quickly and at higher prices in May even as tight inventory drove sales slightly lower for the month, according to Illinois REALTORS®.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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