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Archer Heights

Archer Heights is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago. The neighborhood is bounded by the Stevenson Expressway to the north, the CTA Orange Line to the south, the Corwith railyard to the east, and the railroad tracks/Knox Avenue to the west. (Source: Wikipedia)

Housing stock map

See the share of the area's total housing units that are in single family homes, condominiums, two-to-four unit buildings, buildings with five to 49 units, and buildings with 50 units or more.


The Composition of Cook County’s Housing Market >

Housing market indicators

All of these property level data sets are connected to parcel-level data files from the county Assessors offices that include data on every parcel in the Chicago metropolitan area. All of these parcel-level data sets include historical data and are updated on a regular basis ranging from every week to every year depending on the data set.

Housing Stock Composition

Data on the housing stock provides context about the underlying characteristics of a neighborhood’s housing market and helps in the interpretation of patterns and trends in property sales, mortgage lending activity, foreclosure filings, and completed auctions activity. Understanding an area's housing stock can help determine the appropriate targeted strategies for stabilizing local housing markets, preserving and creating affordable rental housing, and promoting neighborhood investment. Learn more »

Housing Units by Property Type

The share of total housing units in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in rental buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2018
Single Family 42.9%
Condominium 3.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 45.9%
Building with 5+ Units 8.0%


Property Sales Activity

Property sales data provide valuable information on the characteristics of neighborhood real estate markets, such as how active local residential property markets are, what types of properties are being purchased, how they are being acquired, who is buying them, and how much buyers are paying for properties. Learn more »

Total Sales Activity

Total property sales activity in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, activity is broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 188 154 91 66 88 100 99 91 133 125 106 112 98 101
Single Family 127 102 68 49 61 68 72 70 95 84 61 71 63 78
Condominium 5 14 6 1 -- 4 4 1 6 4 1 7 5 3
Building with 2-4 Units 53 38 17 16 27 28 23 19 32 36 43 33 30 19
Building with 5+ Units 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1 1 1 -- 1


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel sales activity allows for comparison of yearly sales activity across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 6.7 5.5 3.2 2.3 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.2 4.7 4.4 3.8 4.0 3.5 3.6


Share of Sales, Business Buyers

The share of residential property sales that were purchased by self-identified businesses in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 3.2% 1.9% 2.2% 6.1% 4.5% 2.0% 4.0% 5.5% 12.0% 13.6% 7.5% 6.3% 9.2% 11.9%
Single Family 3.1% 2.9% 2.9% 6.1% 4.9% 1.5% 4.2% 5.7% 11.6% 11.9% 3.3% 7.0% 11.1% 12.8%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 6.3% 3.7% 3.6% 4.3% 5.3% 15.6% 16.7% 11.6% 6.1% 6.7% 10.5%
Building with 5+ Units 66.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- -- --


Share of Sales, Extremely Low Value

The share of residential property sales that were purchased for less than $20,000 in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, transactions are broken out separately for total sales activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.0% 1.1% 2.3% -- -- -- -- 1.0%
Single Family -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.4% 1.1% -- -- -- -- 1.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- 25.0% -- 33.3% -- -- -- -- --


Mortgage Activity

Mortgage activity data measures the flow of mortgage credit into an area and is indicative of the level of lender investment. The level of mortgage activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas can be used to assess how access to credit has changed over time in a community and how the flow of credit differs across geographies and for different property types within a geography. Learn more »

Total Mortgage Activity

Total mortgage recordings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total mortgage activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 802 638 475 255 190 167 155 219 203 176 185 187 174 151
Single Family 560 423 318 190 137 123 110 151 153 134 130 123 115 111
Condominium 23 23 16 4 3 3 3 5 4 1 2 5 5 2
Building with 2-4 Units 216 192 139 58 48 41 42 61 46 39 49 56 54 36
Building with 5+ Units 3 -- 2 3 2 -- -- 2 -- 2 4 3 -- 2


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel mortgage activity allows for comparison of yearly mortgage activity across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 28.4 22.6 16.8 9.0 6.7 5.9 5.5 7.8 7.2 6.2 6.6 6.6 6.2 5.4


Foreclosure Filing Activity

Foreclosure filings data can be used to understand the number and density of foreclosure filings activity in different communities and to assess the cumulative impact of the foreclosure crisis on properties and housing units. The level of foreclosure filing activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market. Learn more »

Total Foreclosure Filings Activity

Total foreclosure filings in a given year are available for all residential properties. In Cook County, data are broken out separately for total foreclosure filing activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 19 34 43 97 112 128 97 81 45 34 30 20 22 22
Single Family 16 23 29 68 69 87 61 58 30 22 23 11 14 15
Condominium -- 3 -- 1 4 3 2 2 -- 1 1 1 -- 1
Building with 2-4 Units 3 8 13 27 39 38 34 21 15 11 6 8 7 5
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

Per parcel filings activity allows for comparison of yearly filings activity across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.7 1.2 1.5 3.4 4.0 4.5 3.4 2.9 1.6 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.8


Foreclosure Auctions

Completed foreclosure auctions data can be used to understand the flow year-over-year of REO properties into a market, how third-party demand at auction is different for different property types, and to understand the density of REO activity in a given year across geographies. The level of completed foreclosure auctions activity in a neighborhood relative to other areas is an indicator of distress in a local housing market and is related to high levels of foreclosure-related distressed property sales. Learn more »

Total Auction Activity

Total foreclosure auction activity in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for total foreclosure auction activity on single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and rental buildings with five or more units. When interpreting neighborhood-level housing market activity by property type, it is also important to consider the characteristics of the neighborhood's housing stock composition. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1 4 13 22 39 38 21 30 40 23 13 12 8 13
Single Family 1 4 9 14 25 22 14 18 30 13 7 10 6 10
Condominium -- -- 1 1 -- 3 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 3 7 14 13 6 11 10 10 5 2 2 3


Share of Auctions Resulting in REO

The share of foreclosure auctions resulting in REO in a given year is available for all residential properties. In Cook County, this indicator is broken out separately for REO activity in single family homes, condominium units, two-to-four unit buildings, and in buildings with five or more units. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 90.9% 97.4% 94.7% 100.0% 93.3% 77.5% 73.9% 100.0% 83.3% 87.5% 84.6%
Single Family 100.0% 75.0% 100.0% 85.7% 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 94.4% 80.0% 69.2% 100.0% 80.0% 100.0% 80.0%
Condominium -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- 100.0% -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 100.0% 90.9% 70.0% 80.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0%


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

Per-parcel REO allows for comparison of properties entering REO status across geographies. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties -- 0.1 0.5 0.7 1.3 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.4