The 15 detached, single-family homes sold in La Grange during July represented a 44 percent decrease from July 2012, when 20 homes were sold, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe).
Home sales also dropped slightly in La Grange year-over-year, down to 13 from 17.
However, the median price of homes sold in July increased for both towns compared to last year, up 22.5 percent ($490,000 from $400,000) in La Grange and up 20.9 percent ($284,000 from $235,000) in La Grange Park.
In the near west suburbs, Hinsdale saw the largest percent increase in sales, with 149 percent more homes sold year over year in June. La Grange had the highest percentage increase in median price.
The momentum is expected to continue as the number of detached homes under contract in July grew by 42.8 percent in MORe's region. The median sale price for detached homes also increased 15.4 percent from the previous July.
“We are continuing to see strong growth in the Chicago area housing market, with foreclosure filings plummeting to the lowest level in more than five years and home values steadily increasing,” said Tonya Corder, president of MORe and managing broker of Keller Williams Preferred Realty in Orland Park. “Even while prices and interest rates are rising, today’s market still represents an almost unprecedented opportunity for first-time and move-up homebuyers.”
Source: Mainstreet Organization of Realtors