Archive for August 2021

Case Shiller: Chicago Area 32+ Year Record Home Price Growth Still Lags Nation

Case Shiller: Chicago Area 32+ Year Record Home Price Growth Still Lags Nation
It seems that it doesn’t matter how high Chicago area home prices rise it’s never good enough. I used the Case Shiller Chicago area home price index released this morning by S&P Dow Jones CoreLogic to update my home price appreciation graph below. As you can see single family home price appreciation over the last... Read more »

2020 Cook County And Chicago Property Tax Rates Explained

2020 Cook County And Chicago Property Tax Rates Explained
Normally the second half property tax bills for 2020 in Cook County would have been mailed out at the end of June. However, this year they are running 2 months late because of a feud between Fritz Kaegi, the Cook County Assessor, and Karen Yarbrough, the Cook County Clerk. I’ll spare you the details but,... Read more »

How Much Longer Will Chicago Foreclosure Activity Remain Depressed?

How Much Longer Will Chicago Foreclosure Activity Remain Depressed?
The July Foreclosure Market report from ATTOM came out last week and it continues to show extremely low levels of foreclosure activity across the nation. However, it’s been the foreclosure moratorium that has been depressing activity and that technically ended on July 31. For those on the wrong side of a foreclosure the end of... Read more »
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Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2021: Assault & Battery

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods 2021: Assault & Battery
A couple of weeks ago I posted on where murders occur in Chicago. That’s one very crude measure that people use to determine which are Chicago’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods. However, there is a lot of other violent crime in the city that occurs with much greater frequency and it gives us a more... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: July Sales 3rd Highest In 25 Years

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: July Sales 3rd Highest In 25 Years
The Chicago real estate market had another super strong month of home sales in July. Since last year was a bit funky with the pandemic we should compare it to 2019 and on that basis closings were up 23.3% despite the fact that we now have 1 1/2 years of pandemic under our belt. And... Read more »

Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals - 2021 Update

Chicago Murder Map And Neighborhood Totals - 2021 Update
There’s been a lot of media coverage of all the shootings and murders in Chicago lately but all too often these claims are made without presenting much in the way of data. So I always base my annual review of crime in Chicago on the numbers from the Chicago crime data portal so that we... Read more »
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