The inventory of listed Chicago 2 bedroom condos for sale continues to drop.* There were 4,500 2 bedroom condos for sale in Chicago in the fourth quarter down 9.0% from fourth quarter 2012 when there were 4,947 for sale. The percent of distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures) on the market dropped from 36% of the inventory to 23%.
In December I wrote about how the inventory of Chicago 2 bedroom condos for sale dropped 6.5% in the third quarter of 2013. The inventory in the fourth quarter was down nearly 52% from fourth quarter 2010.
The median sale price rose 23.7% to $285,000. The average sale price as a percent of original sale price for homes with no price changes was 98.1% up from 96.3%. The average sale price as a percent of original sale price for homes with 1 or more price changes was 90.8% up from 85.2%.
The number of 2 bedroom condos sold in the 4th quarter rose 11.9%. Pending sales were up 3.6%.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHICAGO 2 BEDROOM CONDO BUYERS
Lower inventory, rising sales and rising prices confirm that the buyers market is over. 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. 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 2 BEDROOM 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 30% to 91 days.
Just because the median sale price is up 23.7% from a year ago doesn’t mean that you’ll get 23.7% more for your home than you would have a year ago. Recent comparable sales and the current competition are much better price indicators. If you’re considering selling your home, get our free home valuation.
CHICAGO 2 BEDROOM CONDOS FOR SALE
Click below to see the Chicago 2 bedroom condos for sale in your desired price range.
|$3M & Above||$2M to $3M||$1.5M 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|
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO 2 BEDROOM CONDOS FOR SALE
Click below to see only the downtown Chicago 2 bedroom condos for sale in your desired price range.
|$2M or More||$1.75M - $2M||$1.5M - $1.75M|
|$1.25M - $1.5M||$1M - $1.25M||$900K - $1M|
|$800K - $900K||$750K - $800K||$700K - $750K|
|$650K - $700K||$600K - $650K||$550K - $600K|
|$500K - $550K||$450K - $500K||$400K - $450K|
|$350K - $400K||$300K - $350K||$300K or Less|
*Statistics include co-ops, lofts, apartments and townhouses. Information is based on data from Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED).