(PRWEB) April 17, 2012
The newest Homes.org report features information on the latest activity and trends in the Chicago real estate market. Based on recent sales figures and the expert opinions from various industry professionals, it appears that more Chicago home buyers are entering the market. However, many homeowners should carefully consider whether it's the right time to sell.
One of the main draws in the Chicago real estate market is the low prices as well as mortgage interest rates that are hovering slightly above 4.0%. The median sales price was down overall by 6.7% compared to February 2011. But the increase in sales is helping to create lower inventory levels which could help bring prices back up. Chicago real estate agents have been especially busy selling condos.
The next few months will be crucial for the Chicago real estate market as far as home values are concerned. One thing is for certain, buyers are motivated in the windy city.
Chicago Real Estate Market Latest Information and Statistics
Counties: Cook and Dupage
Zip Codes in the City: 60601-60626, 60628-60634, 60636-60641, 60643-60647, 60649, 60651-60657, 60659-60661, 60663-60665, 60667-60675, 60677-60681, 60683-60685, 60687, 60690, 60691, 60693, 60694, 60697, 60699, 60701
Population (City): 2,695,598
Population (Metro): 9,461,105
Total Households(2006-2010): 1,033,022
Median Value Owner Occupied Housing (2006-2010): $269,200
February 2012 Median Sale Price for Single-family Homes in Chicago: $113,450
February 2012 Median Sale Price for Condos in Chicago: $165,000
February 2012 Single-family Home Sales in Chicago: 624
February 2012 Condo Sales in Chicago: 607
Foreclosures (Cook County): 80,672
Foreclosures (Dupage County): 10,886
Renters vs. Owners (2006-2010): 52.2% vs 47.8%
Type of Home:
36% Single Family
Popular Chicago Neighborhoods Seeing Improvement in Sales
- East Hyde Park
- Grand Crossing
- Margate Park
- Park Manor
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