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Belmont Cragin

Belmont Cragin is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois. It is designated Community Area 19, and is located 8 miles (13 km) NW of the Loop. (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 36.3%
Condominium 2.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 42.8%
Building with 5+ Units 18.2%


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 1,118 992 477 303 501 594 620 666 719 594 609 608 616 555
Single Family 686 489 297 169 304 367 371 388 446 382 385 413 380 349
Condominium 64 250 77 47 26 35 62 52 58 29 28 27 24 32
Building with 2-4 Units 350 240 93 80 168 180 180 210 196 172 175 152 196 151
Building with 5+ Units 18 13 10 7 3 12 7 16 19 11 21 16 16 23


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 8.5 7.6 3.6 2.3 3.8 4.5 4.7 5.1 5.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.2


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 3.8% 3.0% 5.5% 6.6% 9.4% 15.5% 13.7% 17.1% 25.0% 17.0% 18.6% 16.3% 15.7% 15.0%
Single Family 2.8% 2.0% 3.4% 2.4% 6.3% 15.5% 15.4% 20.1% 28.0% 16.5% 17.9% 14.3% 14.7% 12.0%
Condominium 10.9% 2.4% 3.9% 4.3% 23.1% 14.3% 11.3% 15.4% 22.4% 13.8% 28.6% 7.4% 8.3% 12.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 2.3% 2.9% 10.8% 11.3% 11.3% 12.2% 10.0% 8.1% 13.8% 15.1% 12.0% 17.1% 14.8% 12.6%
Building with 5+ Units 50.0% 53.8% 30.0% 71.4% 100.0% 66.7% 42.9% 68.8% 78.9% 72.7% 71.4% 75.0% 62.5% 78.3%


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 0.8% 0.1% -- -- 1.2% 0.5% 1.6% 0.9% 0.4% 0.2% -- 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Single Family 1.0% -- -- -- -- 0.3% 0.3% -- 0.2% 0.3% -- 0.5% -- 0.3%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 15.4% 5.7% 11.3% 11.5% 1.7% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 0.6% 0.4% -- -- 1.2% -- 1.1% -- 0.5% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.3% --


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 5,236 4,841 3,247 1,399 955 783 828 1,047 1,088 872 967 1,119 1,083 922
Single Family 3,421 2,970 2,117 930 665 528 559 684 709 601 652 789 732 586
Condominium 116 409 197 107 39 32 31 44 46 25 25 26 25 28
Building with 2-4 Units 1,651 1,422 888 333 242 195 227 289 304 218 262 278 301 258
Building with 5+ Units 48 40 45 29 9 28 11 30 29 28 28 26 25 50


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 39.9 36.9 24.7 10.7 7.3 6.0 6.3 8.0 8.3 6.7 7.4 8.6 8.3 7.1


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 139 211 389 742 905 901 665 557 315 218 152 149 140 98
Single Family 96 137 235 429 542 596 415 374 208 146 97 94 108 67
Condominium 1 2 20 39 65 52 44 27 13 7 4 8 -- 3
Building with 2-4 Units 41 72 133 269 292 248 199 154 88 60 48 45 31 28
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- 1 5 6 5 7 2 6 5 3 2 1 --


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 1.1 1.6 3.0 5.7 6.9 6.9 5.1 4.2 2.4 1.7 1.2 1.1 1.1 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.

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 15 27 89 245 315 328 221 255 310 183 157 95 94 54
Single Family 5 22 54 137 167 185 118 153 204 116 103 70 59 32
Condominium -- 1 3 15 24 37 26 28 24 5 5 5 5 3
Building with 2-4 Units 10 4 32 93 120 101 76 73 80 59 48 20 29 18
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 4 5 1 1 2 3 1 -- 1 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 73.3% 88.9% 97.8% 98.4% 97.8% 92.4% 91.9% 89.8% 83.9% 85.2% 84.7% 83.2% 71.3% 70.4%
Single Family 40.0% 90.9% 100.0% 100.0% 99.4% 91.4% 94.9% 92.2% 85.8% 82.8% 85.4% 82.9% 67.8% 78.1%
Condominium -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 84.6% 75.0% 70.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 66.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 90.0% 75.0% 93.8% 95.7% 95.0% 91.1% 89.5% 90.4% 82.5% 88.1% 81.3% 80.0% 75.9% 61.1%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- -- --


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 0.1 0.2 0.7 1.8 2.3 2.3 1.5 1.7 2.0 1.2 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.3