A local appraiser looks at the 2008 real estate market
The village of Streamwood is located approximately 37 miles northwest of the Chicago "Loop" in suburban Cook County. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 36,407.
Streamwood is bordered by Cook County Forest Preserves to the north, Schaumburg & Hanover Park to the east, Bartlett & Hanover Park to the south and Elgin to the west. O'Hare International Airport is approximately 15 miles from the village.
According to data from the Northern Illinois MLS there were 328 sales of single family homes in 2007, down from 480 in 2006. The average sales price was $259,703.00, this was a decrease from $277,781.00 in 2006. Marketing times were an average of 116 days on the market, up from the 2006 average of 75 days.
As of February 9, 2008 there are 263 active listings of single family detached homes in the MLS. At the 2007 level of absorption this is 18.37 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 -31.66%, average sales prices were down -6.50%, and the days on the market were up +54.66%. This market is oversupplied and the 263 active listings have already been on the market an average of 166 days.
The condo/townhouse market had 260 sales, down from the 382 properties that sold in 2006. Sales prices saw a decrease with the average 2007 sales price at $195,171.00, compared to $212,489.00 in 2006. Marketing times were an average of 98 days on the market, an increase from the 2006 average of 65 days.
There are 204 active listings of attached homes in the MLS. Based on the 2007 level of absorption this is 9.41 months of unsold inventory.
The condo/townhouse market is over supplied, sales volume was down -31.93%, average sales price decreased -8.15%, and the days on the market increased +50.76%. The 204 active MLS listings have already been on the market an average of 142 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 Streamwood, Il. 60107. 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 that knows Cook County contact Citywide 1-800-405-9718