The Chicago Case-Shiller Condominium Index for September was 139.4. The index was down 1.0% from the August index. Last year the index fell 0.3% from August to September. A drop in September is not unusual since the index typically drops after the busy spring and summer markets.
The condo index was up 3.1% from September 2015. It’s back to its April 2004 level.
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 September was 137.9. It was up 4.3% from September 2015. It’s back to its January 2004 level.
The index was unchanged from August. Last year from August to September the index fell 0.5%.
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. 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 significantly above market. 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.