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Traditionally, Super Bowl Sunday is considered the kickoff for real estate sales after a winter break for the holidays. As the market comes alive after the big game, the question on a lot of buyers’ and sellers’ minds is what the 2022 will hold for home sales after 2021’s record-breaking year.

According to John Lawrence, designated managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, 2021 was a “very good year in real estate.” He says that the tri-village area of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park saw a 25-percent increase in homes sold year over year.