An analysis of the current real estate market by a local appraiser
The village of Woodridge is located approximately 29 miles southwest of the Chicago "Loop". Woodridge is predominantly in DuPage County, but also has portions in Will and Cook County.
As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 30,934. A special census commissioned in 2003 puts the population at 33,253. The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission predicts that by the year 2020, Woodridge will accommodate 41,600 residents in 15,500 households and that the businesses located here will employ 24,500 people.
Woodridge is bordered by Lisle to the northwest, Downers Grove to the north and east, Bolingbrook to the south and Naperville to the west.
According to data from the Northern Illinois MLS there were 180 sales of single family homes in 2007, down from 237 in 2006. The average sales price was $334,818.00, this was an increase over $310,164.00 in 2006. Marketing times were an average of 100 days on the market, up from the 2006 average of 63 days.
As of February 23, 2008 there are 126 active listings of single family detached homes in the MLS. At the 2007 level of absorption this is 8.40 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 -24.05%, average sales prices up +7.94%, and the days on the market were up +58.73%. This market is oversupplied and the 126 active listings have already been on the market an average of 163 days.
The condo/townhouse market had 141 sales, down from the 197 properties that sold in 2006. The average sales price in 2007 was $162,784.00, this was an increase over $153,255.00 in 2006. Marketing times were an average of 81 days on the market, up from the 2006 average of 58 days.
There are 112 active listings of attached homes in the MLS. Based on the 2007 level of absorption of 11.75 sales per month, this is 9.53 months of unsold inventory.
The condo/townhouse market is over supplied, sales volume was down -28.42%, sales prices increased +6.21%, the days on the market increased +39.651%. The 112 active MLS listings have already been on the market an average of 148 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 Woodridge, Il. 60517. Our appraisers are State of Illinois 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 Woodridge contact Citywide 1-800-405-9718