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MARCH 2012 MONTHLY MARKET REPORT

Let’s talk about data. Navigating through a complex and fast-moving marketplace is tough work. Agents are being called upon to provide fact-based guidance in a timely fashion – and rightly so. MLS data is detailed, accurate and very much “now.” It makes the magic of data-driven decision-making possible. So go ahead, channel the collective energy of your hard-earned status changes and let’s see what the facts tell us about March 2012. Happy data-ing.

New Listings in Chicagoland were down 4.5 percent for detached homes and 16.6 percent for attached properties. Listings Under Contract increased 48.0 percent for detached homes and 59.4 percent for attached properties.

The Median Sales Price was down 3.6 percent to $159,000 for detached homes and 5.3 percent to $124,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 35.4 percent for detached units and 46.8 percent for attached units.

For better or worse – usually better – housing is closely tied to the broader economy. As much as we’re in the valley of a residential real estate rebalancing act, it’s important to keep tabs on economic changes. Recent improvements suggest that there may be a stirring of optimism in the center of this market. But not all submarkets will move together. “You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra

Click HERE to see MRED’s Monthly Indicators Report for March 2012

[NOTE: Residential Detached and Attached single family activity only.]

Click HERE to see MRED’s Lender Mediated Report for March 2012

[NOTE: Lender-mediated properties are those marked in MRED as “Foreclosed”, “REO”, “Pre-Foreclosure” or “Short Sale”.  Residential Detached and Attached single family activity only.]

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