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Grayslake, Libertyville See Drop in Home Sales

The number of single-family homes sold in May 2014 in Grayslake-Hainesville dropped 14.6 percent compared to a year earlier, according to statistics released by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe). 

In total, 41 homes were sold in May 2014 compared to 48 homes sold in May 2013, according to MORe statistics. Meanwhile, the median home sales price increased by 22.4 percent to $203,500 in May 2014. The median home sales was $180,250 in May 2013. 

Libertyville-Green Oaks saw a notable drop in the number of homes sold in May 2014, when 25 homes were sold, and May 2013, when 43 homes were sold. The media home sales price jumped from $380,000 in May 2013 to $465,000 in May 2014. 

Throughout the suburbs, prices of single-family, detached homes increased 12.1 percent in May 2014 compared with the same period a year ago, according to statistics released by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe). 

The number of homes under contract also grew last month by 6.3 percent.

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.

“Overall we are seeing many positive indicators for the suburban housing market: good prices, multiple offers and inventory levels that have begun to stabilize in some areas,” Parent said. “Sellers have begun to get the message and put their signs up. And, with interest rates still hovering below five percent, if you’re a buyer it’s time to get out there and act.”

In a year-to-year comparison of sales of single-family detached homes, several suburban communities saw increased sales activity, including: Antioch (91 percent increase from May 2013), Fox Lake (138 percent), Schiller Park (100 percent), Winfield (80 percent) and Willow Springs (133 percent).

Vera Pergl-Butkovich June 24, 2014 at 05:43 PM
The information on single family home sales in Libertyville is not quite correct. True, 25 homes sold in May and the medium price was $465,000, but the May 2013 figures were way off. Thirty one single family homes were sold in May 2014, not 48 (this figure is for both attached and detached homes) with the medium price of single family homes being $371,000. Vera Pergl-Butkovich Coldwell Banker Broker

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