The Chicago Case-Shiller Condominium Index for February was 132.0, up 2.8% from February 2015. It’s back to its January 2003 level, The Chicago condo index was also up 2.8% from a year earlier in January.
The condo index rose 0.3% from January. Last year it also rose 0.3% from January to February. In previous years it typically falls from January to February.
The Case-Shiller Condo Index for Chicago is based on resales of condos in the Chicago Metro Area. It’s published with a 2 month lag.
The Chicago Case-Shiller Index for February was 128.8, up 1.8% from February 2015. It’s back to its March 2003 level,
The index fell 0.3% from January. It typically falls from January to February. Last year the drop from January to February was 0.1%.
The Case-Shiller Index for Chicago is based on resales of houses in the Chicago Metro Area. It’s published with a 2 month lag.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR BUYERS
Buyers should be prepared to encounter competing offers, especially for condos. 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 viewing 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 SELLERS
If your home is priced right when it goes on market, it should sell within a few months. Luxury homes do take longer. You shouldn’t price your home above market, especially if you have a house. Most buyers have to 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 home, contact me for a free market analysis.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO CASE-SHILLER INDICES
The Chicago Case-Shiller Indices are for the entire Chicago Metro Area. Markets do vary by location, price range and housing types. For more information on the indices see S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.