Village votes to allow first Sunday open houses in 40 years

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On July 5, REALTORS® and their customers in South Holland will make history when they conduct Sunday open houses in the village for the first time in more than 40 years, according to IAR Local Government Affairs Director Tom Joseph.

Earlier this month, village trustees voted to modify the community’s Sunday Closing Ordinance, allowing businesses the option to be open on Sundays, beginning in July. According to Village Administrator Jason Huisman, construction and landscaping will continue to be prohibited in residential areas, but a specific provision allows REALTORS® to hold open houses and show homes to prospective buyers from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For years, Joseph said, he has asked the South Holland mayor to consider a change to the ordinance. He is thankful that the mayor and trustees were open to changing the ordinance for the benefit of the property owners and the REALTORS® who work for them.

 

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