Home prices are on the rise in Illinois.
The statewide median price of a home was up over 6 percent in October to 168-thousand dollars. But overall sales were down amid tighter inventory.
The number of homes listed was down 10 percent compared to the same time last year.
That means it's a good time to be a seller. Homes are staying on the market fewer days … 68 now compared to 74 a year ago.
While the holidays tend to always see a decline in homes being offered, the state's realtors say the drop off in October was especially steep.