Rockford-area home sale prices hit record high – News – Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — September was one of the strongest months ever for the region’s residential housing market, according to the Rockford Area Association of Realtors.

There were 503 single-family homes sold in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties last month, marking a 10.5% increase compared to September 2019 and the highest sales volume for the month in 15 years.

The average sale price of a home last month was $158,240, a 9% increase compared to September of last year. It’s also the third consecutive month that home prices have hit record-breaking highs.

Single-family homes sold in the area during September were on the market for an average of 31 days. A year ago last month, homes were on the market for an average of 36 days.

“The surging real estate market in Rockford continues to climb,” Rockford Area Association of Realtors CEO Conor Brown said in a news release. “The momentum is

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Boone County seeks voters OK for potential sale of Maple Crest Centre – News – Rockford Register Star

BELVIDERE — Voters in Boone County are being asked whether they want to give the county permission to sell the Maple Crest Care Centre located at 4452 Squaw Prairie Road.

A yes vote will authorize the county to sell the nursing home if officials deem that a sale is in the best interests of taxpayers.

Because Maple Crest was constructed after a 1969 referendum, voter approval is required in order to sell the facility. The referendum allowed the county to issue nearly $1 million in construction bonds and levy a tax for future debt service payments.

Although there is no offer to buy the facility, the county is proactively seeking the necessary authorization to avoid the need to hold a special election in the instance that the facility does go on the

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