Illinois Housing Market Statistics

IAR Fast Stats presented by the Illinois Association of REALTORS

Snapshot: Illinois Home Sales

Weather and lower inventory impact February Illinois home sales but median prices see annual gain


(March 20, 2014) --Illinois home sales decreased 6.2 percent over previous-year levels in February while median prices increased 6.9 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Read the news release.

NEW! Infographic: Median Home Prices Continue Gains in February - DOWNLOAD PDF | JPG

NEW! Infographic: Median Price Continues to Rise DOWNLOAD PDF | JPG

UPDATED! Infographic: A look at the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage over time DOWNLOAD PDF | JPG

Infographic on the 2013 Illinois Housing Market: A Year of Recovery - DOWNLOAD PDF | JPG

Infographic: The highs and lows of the Illinois housing market - DOWNLOAD PDF | JPG

Infographic: The Cost of Putting Off a Home Purchase - DOWNLOAD PDF | JPG


Sales -6.2%
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Housing Price Forecast

“The combination of increasing median prices and mixed signals from sales continued in February,” noted Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois. “Clearly, the dismal, persistent winter weather dampened enthusiasm for the housing market in early 2014; however, the forecast for month-to month-sales indicates positive trends for the next three months." 

Chicago PMSA
Sales -8.2%
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City of Chicago
Sales -3.5%
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  • 88% utilized the services of a REALTOR® for their most recent purchase.
  • 74% were married.
  • 21% were first-time homebuyers.
  • 68% stayed within their previous county.

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