Nine attached single-family homes sold in Glen Ellyn during February 2014, which was the same number sold in February 2013, according to statistics provided by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.
Meanwhile, the median attached single-family home sales price dropped in Glen Ellyn compared to a year earlier. The median price dropped 31.7 percent to $85,000 in February 2014 compared to $124,500 in February 2013, according to the statistics.
In Wheaton, the median home sales price increased dramatically compared to a year earlier. The median price increased 82.1 percent to $162,500 in February 2014 compared to $89,250 in February 2013, according to the statistics.
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MORe’s region – which includes about 200 communities in DuPage, Lake and suburban Cook counties – experienced notable gains last month, as reflected in information provided by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC.
“The lack of inventory in the market continues to result in increased demand and higher prices,” said Michael Parent, president of MORe and Vice President of Operations for Burnet Title’s Chicago Region. “Related factors, such as the dwindling number of distressed properties in many areas and an increase in multiple offers, are also having an effect.”
To address the inventory issue, Parent says more sellers need to get off the sidelines. “Right now everyone is waiting for the next person to list first. In this market, your goal should be to get in and get out – under contract within 30 days and closed within another 60 to 90.”
Parent continued: “The demand is there. Everybody’s just waiting for that gate to open.”
In a year-to-year comparison of sales of single-family detached homes, several suburban communities saw increased sales activity, including: Bloomingdale (125 percent increase from February 2013), Bridgeview (140 percent), LaGrange (100 percent), Lisle (143 percent), Palos Hills (400 percent), Prospect Heights (200 percent), Schiller Park (133 percent) and University Park (133 percent).