Chicago Home Sales Up 40.6% And Median Prices Up 0.8%

April 24, 2009


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The Illinois Association of Realtors is reporting that March home sales in Chicago were up 40.6% over February. February 2009 saw 840 transactions and there were 1,181 in March. However, year-on-year the numbers are way down, with a drop of 42.2% (down from 2,044 in March of 2008).

Chicago’s prices are proving to be sticky?the median price in March was $220,000, which is an increase of 0.8% over the median price of $218,125 for February 2009. However, once again the year-on-year numbers are far more grim: prices are down 26.9% when compared to the median price of $300,980 seen in March of 2008.

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2 Responses to “Chicago Home Sales Up 40.6% And Median Prices Up 0.8%”

  1. Paul Vranas Says:

    Does median price really tell us anything about the value of homes?

    I know that median price is often quoted, especially with those big maps at the end of the Tribune’s RE section, but that doesn’t mean that it is correct.

    Interested in your thoughts…


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