Loop condo prices up 9.3% in Q2

The median sale price for condos in Chicago’s Loop in the second quarter was up 9.3% from a year earlier. The median sale price was $355,000.*

In April I wrote about how Chicago Loop condo prices were up 7% in the first quarter. As shown below, the media sale price in the second quarter was up over 20% from 2011.

Chicago Loop Condos' Median Sale Prices 2nd Qtr. 2011 - 2nd Qtr. 2014 Chart

Chicago Loop Condos’ Median Sale Prices 2nd Qtr. 2011 – 2nd Qtr. 2014

The number of listed Chicago Loop condos for sale in the 2nd quarter fell 1.4%. There were 690 Loop condos for sale compared with 700 a year earlier. The percent of distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures) dropped from 10% of the inventory to 6%.

The average sale price as a percent of original sale price for homes with no price changes was 98.5% down from 99.3%. The average sale price as a percent of original sale price for homes with 1 or more price changes was 92.8% down from 96.2%.

The number of condos sold in the 2nd quarter was down 10.3%. There were 236 sales. Chicago Loop condos pending (under contract) sales were down 15.6%.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHICAGO LOOP CONDO BUYERS

With rising prices be prepared to encounter competing offers from other buyers. You need to be ready to buy when you find a home you want. If you will be financing your purchase, get your mortgage pre-approval before you start touring homes for sale. Contact me for recommended mortgage consultants. If you’re paying cash, get a proof of funds letter from your accountant or banker ready to go. Contact me to get started.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHICAGO LOOP CONDO SELLERS

If your home is priced right when it goes on market, it should sell in less than 3 months. The average days on market was down 1% to 81 days. With the drop in inventory slowing and average sale price as a percent of original sale price falling you definitely shouldn’t price your home above market. Most buyers finance their purchase. Your home will need to appraise for at least sale price for financing to be approved. The appraised value is primarily determined by recent comparable sales. If you’re considering selling your condo, contact me for a free market analysis

CHICAGO LOOP CONDOS FOR SALE

$3M+$2M - $3M$1.5M - $2M$1M - $1.5M
$900K - $1M$800K - $900K$700K - $800K$600K - $700K
$500K - $600K$400K - $500K$300K - $400K$200K - $300K

FEATURED CHICAGO LOOP CONDO BUILDINGS

225 N Columbus130 N Garland155 N Harbor310 S Michigan
1160 S Michigan60 E Monroe340 E Randolph400 E Randolph
520 S State420 E Waterside450 E Waterside201 N Westshore

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*includes apartments and townhouses
Information is based on data from Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com or call 773-793-4516. Learn More