MRED Chicagoland Report for June, 2015
The curtain closes and the first half of 2015 is a finished act. Monthly market analysis helps nudge the real estate story forward for a final bow. The orchestra (consumers) and conductor (the REALTOR®) are thanked. Metropolitan operas, er, markets across the country continue to improve and further perform at peaks not seen in years. Bad memories from that one lousy show known as the Great Recession are pushed even further into the past.
New Listings in Chicagoland were up 4.9 percent for detached homes and 5.5 percent for attached properties. Listings Under Contract increased 22.2 percent for detached homes and 22.0 percent for attached properties.
The Median Sales Price was up 4.9 percent to $235,950 for detached homes and 8.3 percent to $195,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 13.3 percent for detached units and 12.0 percent for attached units.
Having six months of 2015 data in the books is great, but it is still just intermission at this halfway point of the year. Forecasting market trends can be as dicey as the weather, but with interest rates managing to remain low into the summer months, the outlook is promising, even if rates go up later in the year. Metrics like inventory and percent of list price received at sale are two of the better understudies to watch this year.
MRED real estate professionals can log into MREDLLC.com and click on the Statistics tab to get the latest Lender Mediated and Monthly Market Indicators Reports. You can also click on the Local Market Updates choice under the Statistics tab and use our Interactive Market Analytics map for the latest local market metrics.
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