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Rising prices and mortgage rates are making housing unaffordable for a growing number of Illinoisans. A property tax increase on the Nov. 8 ballot could make it worse.
New census data shows Illinois ranked 48th in the U.S. for new single-family home permits during the past decade.
Data reveals 5.7% of Illinois homeowners are at least 90 days behind on their payments.
States with the slowest housing appreciation tend to have worse labor markets, higher taxes and more pension debt.
Visions of the community’s future no longer bring comfort. Instead, they inspire crippling fear.
Home price appreciation in Illinois was the slowest in the U.S. between the third quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of 2019, federal data showed.
The historic change comes as skyrocketing property tax bills eat into Illinois homeowners’ bottom line.
Making Illinois a more attractive state in which to plant roots is entirely within lawmakers’ control.