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Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham, most commonly referred to simply as '"Gresham'", is one of the 77 official community areas of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the far south side of the city. (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.

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.


Property Type 2018
Single Family 40.5%
Condominium 0.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 29.6%
Building with 5+ Units 29.2%


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 876 807 560 385 440 412 349 378 423 463 471 568 633 684
Single Family 600 533 404 278 308 287 250 264 291 301 333 376 438 479
Condominium 15 15 4 -- 5 -- 10 2 4 4 6 4 3 3
Building with 2-4 Units 217 206 133 79 105 104 79 97 101 123 96 154 162 176
Building with 5+ Units 44 53 19 28 22 21 10 15 27 35 36 34 30 26


Sales per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 7.6 7.0 4.9 3.4 3.8 3.6 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.0 4.1 5.0 5.5 6.0


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 15.3% 16.2% 15.5% 26.5% 40.9% 40.3% 36.7% 38.9% 47.8% 46.4% 44.2% 43.7% 37.4% 43.3%
Single Family 13.2% 14.8% 13.6% 21.2% 38.3% 39.0% 39.6% 37.9% 45.0% 45.2% 39.6% 40.2% 36.1% 42.2%
Condominium -- 13.3% 25.0% -- 20.0% -- 20.0% -- -- -- 16.7% -- 33.3% --
Building with 2-4 Units 12.9% 9.2% 13.5% 25.3% 39.0% 38.5% 27.8% 35.1% 47.5% 39.8% 47.9% 42.9% 35.2% 42.6%
Building with 5+ Units 61.4% 58.5% 68.4% 82.1% 90.9% 66.7% 50.0% 86.7% 85.2% 85.7% 80.6% 91.2% 70.0% 73.1%


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.0% 0.7% 0.5% 3.6% 13.9% 13.1% 14.6% 10.1% 11.6% 10.8% 9.3% 7.9% 4.7% 3.5%
Single Family 0.8% 0.6% 0.5% 4.0% 13.0% 16.4% 14.8% 9.1% 12.4% 12.6% 10.5% 9.0% 5.0% 3.8%
Condominium 13.3% 13.3% -- -- 60.0% -- 30.0% 50.0% 100.0% 75.0% 83.3% 25.0% 66.7% 33.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.9% 0.5% 0.8% 3.8% 16.2% 6.7% 13.9% 13.4% 8.9% 7.3% 4.2% 6.5% 3.1% 2.8%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 4.5% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.3% --


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 3,202 2,847 2,503 1,261 911 576 501 575 632 564 583 708 735 759
Single Family 2,316 2,011 1,826 946 704 429 370 437 458 393 409 482 513 505
Condominium 15 16 15 4 7 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1
Building with 2-4 Units 767 715 583 262 173 126 115 126 144 147 142 180 187 207
Building with 5+ Units 104 105 79 49 27 19 15 10 29 23 29 45 34 46


Mortgages per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 27.9 24.8 21.8 11.0 7.9 5.0 4.4 5.0 5.5 4.9 5.1 6.2 6.4 6.7


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 371 390 520 602 474 515 431 493 336 300 285 255 282 248
Single Family 276 287 381 425 338 363 317 351 234 211 217 199 206 186
Condominium 2 2 1 4 5 4 2 3 -- 3 -- 3 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 87 96 125 150 113 137 94 113 84 73 59 48 71 58
Building with 5+ Units 6 5 13 23 18 11 18 26 18 13 9 5 5 4


Foreclosure Filings per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 3.2 3.4 4.5 5.2 4.1 4.5 3.8 4.3 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.2


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.

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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 84 114 190 252 245 205 128 161 215 242 193 158 150 165
Single Family 58 88 136 176 172 145 89 119 156 167 137 107 115 125
Condominium 3 3 -- 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units 21 22 52 68 65 49 29 36 50 57 45 45 34 39
Building with 5+ Units 2 1 2 7 5 8 9 5 8 16 9 5 -- 1


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 73.8% 84.2% 95.3% 98.0% 98.8% 96.1% 95.3% 92.5% 92.1% 86.4% 85.5% 82.3% 78.0% 73.9%
Single Family 75.9% 80.7% 94.1% 98.9% 98.8% 95.9% 94.4% 91.6% 92.3% 85.6% 83.9% 82.2% 79.1% 72.0%
Condominium 66.7% 66.7% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% -- 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 71.4% 100.0% 98.1% 100.0% 98.5% 95.9% 96.6% 94.4% 94.0% 89.5% 93.3% 84.4% 73.5% 82.1%
Building with 5+ Units 50.0% 100.0% 100.0% 57.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 75.0% 81.3% 77.8% 80.0% -- --


REO per 100 Residential Parcels

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


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.5 0.8 1.6 2.2 2.1 1.7 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.1