Hot real estate market

A lot of “sold” signs, such as this one in St. Joseph from several years back, have appeared around Southwest Michigan in 2020, with an apparent exodus from Chicago helping to drive the red hot local market.

In the midst of the global pandemic, there are growing signs that Chicago homebuyers are flooding the Southwest Michigan housing market.

Since the travel bans in Illinois and Michigan ended at the beginning of the summer – which marks the real estate industry’s peak selling season – local home sales and median prices have skyrocketed at unprecedented rates.

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