The number of listed houses for sale in Chicago IL in the 4th quarter was down 13% from 4th quarter 2011.* There were 8,962 houses for sale in Chicago compared with 10,303 a year earlier. Distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures) remained the same at 40% of the inventory for sale.
The number of Chicago houses sold in the 4th quarter was up 22% from a year earlier. There were 2,325 such sales. This was an improvement from the 3rd quarter when sales were up just 16% from a year earlier.
Chicago house pending sales were up 31%. This is also an improvement from the 3rd quarter when pending sales were up just 24%.
The median sale price of houses in Chicago was up 4.4%. This is another improvement from 3rd quarter when the median sale price was down 3.2%.
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WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHICAGO IL HOUSE BUYERS
The buyers market is over. There are already more pending sales now in the 1st quarter than any quarter during the past 3 years. If you will be financing your purchase, get your mortgage pre-approval before you start touring houses.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHICAGO IL HOUSE SELLERS
Don’t expect that you’ll get more for your house now. It’s not a sellers market yet. As always, if your house is priced right when it goes on market, it will sell in a reasonable amount of time. The average days on market for houses for sale in Chicago IL in the 4th quarter was 136 days, down 3% from a year earlier.
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HOUSES FOR SALE IN CHICAGO IL
Click below to see Chicago houses for sale by price range. You can narrow the results by internal and external features. Pending sales are excluded.
|$3M & Above||$2M to $3M||$1.5 to $2M||$1M to $1.5M|
|$900K to $1M||$800K to $900K||$700K to $800K||$600K to $700K|
|$500K to $600K||$400K to $500K||$300K to $400K||$200K to $300K|
*based on MRED (Midwest Real Estate Data)
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