Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dolton, Illinois 60419 - Year End 2007

A local appraiser looks at the real estate market

The village of Dolton is located approximately 17 miles south of the Chicago "Loop" in suburban Cook County. The population was 25,614 at the 2000 census. The village has a total area of 4.7 square miles.

Dolton is bordered by Chicago to the north; South Holland to the south; Harvey and Riverdale to the west; and Calumet City to the east.

According to data from the Northern Illinois MLS, there were 292 sales of single family homes in 2007. The sales volume was down from 431 sales in 2006. Sales prices decreased slightly with the average 2007 sales price at $125,018.00, compared to $125,527.00 in 2006. Marketing times were an average of 112 days on the market, up over the 2006 average of 97 days.

As of January 30, 2008 there are 318 active listings of single family detached homes in the MLS. At the 2007 level of absorption this is 13.07 months of unsold available inventory. A 3-4 months supply of inventory is considered "in balance", this level is an oversupply.

To recap 2007 for detached homes, sales volume was down -32.25%, average sales prices are considered stable with only a -0.40% decline, and the days on the market were up +15.461%. This market is oversupplied and the 318 active listings have already been on the market an average of 168 days.

If you have an active listing or need to sell in 2008 now is the time to get an appraisal. The market has changed and only the most competitively priced homes will be selling soon.

Make sure that your listing is competitive, get a current appraisal. Complete appraisals of single family homes and condominiums start at $275.00. this is a small price to pay for knowledge that will help you position your house to sell in the current market.

Citywide Services provides residential appraisal service in Dolton, Il. 60419. Our appraisers are state certified and have experience with single family homes, town houses, condominiums as well as small residential income properties. When you need to find an appraiser in Cook County contact Citywide 1-800-405-9718

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