Sales of existing homes in Illinois were down in December, but up overall in 2016.
The trade group Illinois Realtors reports that 162,380 houses and condos were sold in the state last year, up nearly four percent from 2015.
But home sales for the month of December were down 2.8 percent from the previous December.
The statewide median home price was up 6.4 percent in 2016, at $184,000.
Economic analyst Geoffrey Hewings with the University of Illinois says a lack of inventory kept home sales from going even higher.