Even newly built homes are starting to move, said Paul Phillips, chairman of the board of the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois.
"June and July were both strong," said Phillips, vice president of Armstrong Construction.
"I've had several selling, and I'm sure that's been the experience of several builders."
seen strong demand for homes ranging from the low $200,000s to the mid-$400,000s.
offered several explanations for the upswing.
"There's more confidence in the market, and some buyers had success selling their homes," he
At least one new home sold because the buyer's previous home was purchased by someone making use of the first-time home buyer's credit, Phillips