Archive for September 2021

Case Shiller: Chicago Area Sets Another Paltry Record For Home Price Growth

Case Shiller: Chicago Area Sets Another Paltry Record For Home Price Growth
S&P Dow Jones CoreLogic released their July Case Shiller home price indices this morning with another national record set for single family home price appreciation over the last 12 months – 19.7%. That is substantially up from the 18.6% reported last month. Meanwhile, the Case Shiller Chicago area also set another record for home price... Read more »

Chicago Carjackings Hit Record High

Chicago Carjackings Hit Record High
After reading about all the carjackings in Chicago and seeing people complain about them on the Wicker Park Neighborhood Watch Facebook page I got curious. Could it really be that bad? And where were the hotspots? Every year I review the statistics on aggravated assault and battery in Chicago (one type of violent crime) but... Read more »

Chicago Foreclosure Activity Rises As Moratorium Ends

Chicago Foreclosure Activity Rises As Moratorium Ends
ATTOM issued their August Foreclosure Market Report last week and it has begun to show the expected increase in foreclosure activity since the moratorium ended on July 31. As I pointed out last month there are various speed bumps standing in the way of an all out foreclosure frenzy but, nevertheless, US foreclosure activity was... Read more »
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Chicago Real Estate Market Update: Highest August Sales In 14 Years

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: Highest August Sales In 14 Years
While it’s true that the Chicago real estate market just had its highest August sales in 14 years there are a few caveats that go with that statement. First, you won’t be able to tell that from the graph below (all the August points are in red and there is a green, 12 month moving... Read more »