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Stateline Housing Market on the Rise

ROCKFORD - The Forest City's housing market continues to show strength.
ROCKFORD - The Forest City's housing market continues to show strength.

The latest numbers show a rise in the average home sales prices in the Rockford area for three months straight.

Steve Bois of the Rockford Area Realtors says that it shows the housing market recovery is consistent, even though sales typically slow down during the holdays.

"At this time of year you see somewhat of a slowdown because of the holiday but we haven't seen that slowdown yet. Realtors are telling us things are going well and they're pretty active."

On the down side, some industry experts expect interest rates to rise to near 5% in 2014.

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