Suburban homes are suddenly selling fast

Agents say the long-lingering pandemic has people thinking their homes are too small and have too little outdoor space to suit the new all-at-home lifestyle.

When a 10,000-square-foot Glenview house with a pool on an acre and a half came on the market in early May, listing agent Lyn Flannery soon began taking calls from interested parties.

The house went under contract 40 days after it went on the market.

That’s about one-third the average time Glenview homes took to sell in the first seven months of 2020, according to data released on Aug. 17 by the Chicago Association of Realtors and Midwest Real Estate Data. The sale closed on… Click here to continue reading