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McHenry County: Robust Home Sales in November

RE/MAX analysis finds home sale trend continues with strong sales and pricing.

 

November generated the same robust home sales activity with higher prices that characterized the metro Chicago real estate market in October with large gains in McHenry County, according to RE/MAX.

November sales of attached and detached homes in the seven-county area totaled 7,500 units, which is 37 percent more than in November 2011, based on an analysis of transaction data compiled by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (MRED), the regional multiple listing service.

Sales activity was up uniformly across all seven counties when compared to year-earlier results. The largest gain was in McHenry County, where 369 sales were closed and a 53 percent increase experienced.

Results for other counties were as follows:

  • DuPage County  897 units  up 51 percent
  • Cook County   4,191 units  up 32 percent
  • Kane County     523  units  up 35 percent
  • Kendall County  175  units  up 37 percent
  • Lake County      707  units  up 38 percent
  • Will County        638  units  up 40 percent

The median sales price was $155,000, up 3.3 percent from the $150,000 median price recorded 12 months earlier. Average market time, which is the average number of days a home sold in November was on the market before a sales contract was signed, fell from 170 days in November 2011 to 136 days in November 2012.

“Stronger home sales, higher home prices and the accelerated disposition of foreclosed homes support consumer confidence and the belief that the economy has turned the corner,” said Laura Ortoleva, media spokesperson for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network.

 

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