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MRED Chicagoland Report for May 2016

We are in the thick of an exciting period of home buying and selling, often with quick multiple offers that are near, at or even above asking price, depending on the factors of the home and submarket in question. It was widely predicted that we would see healthy sales activity during the second quarter of 2016, and the market has not disappointed.

New Listings in Chicagoland were up 1.1 percent for detached homes but decreased 1.3 percent for attached properties. Listings Under Contract increased 18.2 percent for detached homes and 8.8 percent for attached properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 7.1 percent to $237,000 for detached homes and 3.2 percent to $195,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 22.3 percent for detached units and 28.0 percent for attached units.

Although inventory is still being stretched thin in many areas, low mortgage rates coupled with higher wages have built a relatively sturdy housing marketplace. How long that can continue without fresh supply remains an important question, but conditions are seemingly good enough for serious buyers. With the current slow state of new construction for non-rental households, the road ahead could be tricky if demand remains high.

MRED real estate professionals can log into 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.

Any questions?  Please contact MRED’s Help Desk at 630-955-2755 or

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