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CCAR To Host Spring Open House Event on April 24

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The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is officially sponsoring a Spring Open House Day on Sunday, April 24th. REALTORS® are inviting sellers to open doors to spotlight their homes and to be among 100 open houses in the Champaign county area on that day. Buyers will have the opportunity to tour properties and narrow down their choices of a dream home. REALTORS® will be available to answer questions and provide insight on the local housing market and the home buying process. Buyers can check out open houses scheduled in the Champaign County area at This is a new website devoted exclusively for buyers to check out facts on upcoming open houses. The site gives property details, photos and links to more facts and features including the date and exact times for open houses scheduled. 

            "This is a great chance for buyers on one day to tour multiple homes and do some comparative shopping, including analyzing features important to them," said Stefanie Pratt, president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. "For sellers, it is also a chance to showcase and market their homes to the increased numbers of crowds that will be out that day. Sellers won't want to miss that added exposure and attract potential buyers by having an open house on April 24th."

            REALTORS® will be collecting non-perishable canned items at open houses to donate to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Individuals touring homes are invited to bring a canned good to each open house they attend.

            "We are entering the busiest season of the year for home sales and inventory will need to keep pace with the added number of buyers who are eager to make their home purchase," said Pratt. "We can expect 30-year mortgage rates to remain very attractive throughout the spring homebuying season, staying below 4 percent until the second half of the year. This should be especially encouraging for buyers eager to enter the market and lock in those attractive mortgage rates."

            The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade organization serving Champaign County and surrounding area and is a leading resource for REALTOR® members and an advocate for homeownership and private property rights. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016/Categories: News Releases