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Chicago IL Market Statistics Update - October 27, 2008

Good Morning!

Here's the latest Stat Summary on the Chicago Real Estate Market, based on data pulled yesterday evening, October 26, 2008 - 

Active Listing Inventory very slightly down from last week in the North and Northwest Side of Chicago Communities we serve most frequently - it has been virtually flat over the last couple of months.  Pending Sales showed a welcome rebound - perhaps, as prices become more affordable, and buyers begin to learn their lending options, sales are picking up a bit,

Closed Properties rebounded as well, ahead of the usual end-of-month increase - encouraging!   Expired Listings countered last week's decline.   Average Sales Price just slightly down - perhaps prices are beginning to form a bottom, but we can't say for sure, as demand has not yet picked up considerably.  Average Market Time up once again, which concerns me, especially headed into the colder months here in Chicago, while Sales Volume came back substantially from last week's slide.

Absorption Rate, or theoretical time to clear existing listing inventory, was slightly up once again this week - now 15.26 months.  Inventory levels remain high in the Chicago Neighborhoods we serve.  The Percentage of Sale Within Six Month (180 Days) continued to improve this week, suggesting right-priced listings do indeed sell within a normal, six-month marketing time frame. 

Here are archived annual Chicago Neighborhood Statistics, including Units Sold and Price Trends Data, for 1992 through 2007, courtesy of The Chicago Association of Realtors. 

Communities and clients we serve, reside, or plan to reside, in the Chicago Neighborhoods of The Chicago Loop, The Gold Coast, River North, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater, North Center, Lincoln Square, Albany Park, Ravenswood, Wicker Park, and Bucktown.  

Also, these Great Chicago Neighborhoods: Logan Square, Rogers Park , West Ridge, Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, Sauganash, Edgebrook,and Edison Park.   Plus All Chicago Suburbs

SINGLE FAMILY, CONDOS, AND SMALL MULTI-UNIT PROPERTIES - NORTH SIDE OF CHICAGO, NORTH OF ADDISON STREET, WEST OF ASHLAND AVENUE

                                ACTV LISTINGS        JUST SOLD         CLOSED        EXPIRED

w/e October 27th               4,943                   36                         61                56

w/e October 20th               4,997                   29                         51                50

% CHANGE                         -1.1%               +24.1%                  +19.6%        +12.0%

CLOSED PROPERTIES DATA

                              AVG SALE PRICE     AVG DAYS ON MKT     TOTAL VOLUME   

w/e October 27th          $334,043              181 DAYS                      $20,376,623

w/e October 20th          $338,523              161 DAYS                      $17,264,673

% CHANGE                     -1.3%                  +12.4%                             +18.0%

THEORETICAL TIME TO CLEAR EXISTING INVENTORY (ABSORPTION RATE) -

w/e October 27th - LAST 12 MOS - 15.89   LAST 6 MOS - 14.31    LAST 3 MOS - 15.26

w/e October 20th - LAST 12 MOS - 16.10     LAST 6 MOS - 14.43   LAST 3 MOS - 15.02

PERCENT OF HOMES SELLING IN 180 DAYS - 

w/e October 27th - 38.29% (UNSOLD - 61.71%) 

w/e October 20th - 37.40% (UNSOLD - 62.60%)

 SOURCE: MIDWEST REAL ESTATE DATA LLC, AREA MARKET SURVEY DATA

Review our Chicago IL Real Estate Stats Pack Archive via BlogChicagoHomes.com. 

Call our Team anytime for current trends in any Chicago Neighborhood or Chicago Suburb! 

DEAN & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Comment balloon 1 commentDean Moss • October 27 2008 07:34AM

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Thanks for the great information.  I would love to see how these stack up to previous years.   Sometimes short snapshots never really show the major trend.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) almost 10 years ago

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