Media Advisory

Rev Up Your Home Search! 2013 REALTOR Nationwide Open House Weekend in April 20-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2013

Spring is here – and so is the season’s best opportunity to tour Open Houses. The 2013 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, inviting potential home buyers to get out and see a variety of city and suburban homes.

Get out while an attractively priced inventory is still available. According to the latest monthly data, the February 2013 supply of single-family homes in the city of Chicago was down 46 percent compared to the same time last year, and the supply of condos was down 62.6 percent from February 2012. In addition to the number of homes on the market dropping, the home affordability in Chicago is also slowly going down.

“The current market renewal leaves no question about Chicagoans’ continued desire for homeownership,” said REALTOR® Zeke Morris, president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and Operating Principal and Managing Broker, Keller Williams Realty, CCG. “For anyone debating home buying in the near future, now is the time to act.”

REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend is a program designed to bring buyers and sellers together and provide an opportunity for REALTORS® to educate consumers in their communities about housing issues that matter most to them.

To see some of the local properties participating in the REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend, contact a Chicago REALTOR® who can help you identify opportunities in any of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. In addition, search for Open Houses at REALTOR.com.

REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend is a partnership of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, local real estate brokerages and individual REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and other state and local associations.

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® is the “Voice for Real Estate®” in Chicago since 1883, representing nearly 11,000 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions and residential sales.

Contacts

Barbara Matthopoulos
Senior Director of Communications & Media Relations
Office: (312) 214-5511
Cell: (312) 730-4950
bmatthopoulos@chicagorealtor.com

Meredith Morris
Senior Communications Specialist
Office: (312) 214-5536
Cell: (312) 828-5347
mmorris@chicagorealtor.com

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