October 24, 2017
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Every market is unique, yet the national sentiment has given rise to the notion that housing markets are stalling. Although desirous buyers are out on an increasing number of showings, there remains a limited number of desirable listings. And although mortgage rates have remained enticingly low, home prices have reached unaffordable levels for many new entrants into the housing pool at exactly the same time that established owners are proving to be less interested in moving.
New Listings in Chicagoland were up 3.8 percent for detached homes and 7.8 percent for attached properties. Listings Under Contract increased 8.0 percent for detached homes and 7.1 percent for attached properties.
The Median Sales Price was up 5.5 percent to $232,000 for detached homes and 4.4 percent to $190,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 14.8 percent for detached units and 11.8 percent for attached units.
Last year at this time, the national story line was about how high demand was propping up sales and prices despite low inventory and months of supply. That has actually continued to be a familiar refrain for many months in 2017 and now for the past couple of years. But with the likes of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, different employment outlooks, disparate incomes, varying new construction expectations and potential housing policy shifts, regional differences are becoming more prevalent and pronounced.
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 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 Held Desk at 630-955-2755 or help.desk@MREDLLC.com.