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Brighton Park

Brighton Park is a neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. It is number 58 of the 77 community areas of Chicago. Brighton Park is bordered on the north by the former Illinois & Michigan Canal and the current Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, on the east by Western Avenue, on the south by 49th Street, and on the west by Central Park Ave.The neighborhood is a mix of residential areas, commercial zones, industrial works and transportation (primarily railroad and trucking) facilities. (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 24.2%
Condominium 0.4%
Building with 2-4 Units 70.2%
Building with 5+ Units 5.2%


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. 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 574 408 224 174 193 262 236 249 264 250 239 252 242 260
Single Family 244 199 110 79 67 92 97 99 99 111 95 95 92 99
Condominium 2 7 8 21 2 10 12 2 3 3 4 5 4 1
Building with 2-4 Units 324 201 102 72 124 158 125 144 157 133 139 151 143 156
Building with 5+ Units 4 1 4 2 -- 2 2 4 5 3 1 1 3 4


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 8.1 5.8 3.2 2.5 2.7 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.7


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 3.8% 4.2% 4.0% 5.7% 8.8% 5.7% 8.5% 9.2% 13.6% 8.8% 13.4% 12.7% 15.7% 13.8%
Single Family 3.7% 4.0% 3.6% 3.8% 11.9% 4.3% 9.3% 9.1% 15.2% 10.8% 10.5% 10.5% 17.4% 14.1%
Condominium 100.0% 42.9% -- -- -- -- 25.0% -- -- 66.7% 50.0% 40.0% 75.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units 3.1% 3.0% 2.0% 9.7% 7.3% 6.3% 5.6% 9.0% 12.7% 6.0% 14.4% 13.2% 12.6% 11.5%
Building with 5+ Units 25.0% -- 75.0% -- -- 50.0% 50.0% 25.0% 20.0% -- -- -- 33.3% 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 0.7% -- -- 0.6% 3.6% 1.1% 1.3% 3.2% 3.0% 1.2% 1.3% 0.8% 1.7% 0.4%
Single Family 1.6% -- -- -- 4.5% 2.2% 2.1% 8.1% 5.1% 0.9% -- -- 2.2% 1.0%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20.0% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 1.4% 3.2% 0.6% 0.8% -- 1.9% 1.5% 2.2% 0.7% 1.4% --


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 2,311 1,895 1,403 674 401 393 309 403 391 308 348 371 361 359
Single Family 1,007 826 665 347 209 207 172 211 173 145 173 166 165 152
Condominium 1 9 13 23 3 -- 1 -- -- 2 1 4 -- 2
Building with 2-4 Units 1,295 1,056 715 297 184 183 135 189 212 159 172 199 189 199
Building with 5+ Units 8 4 10 7 5 3 1 3 6 2 2 2 7 6


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 32.8 26.9 19.9 9.6 5.7 5.6 4.4 5.7 5.5 4.4 4.9 5.3 5.1 5.1


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. 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 56 91 159 275 349 334 215 230 161 93 67 66 61 49
Single Family 23 35 62 93 120 125 77 104 67 38 30 28 20 18
Condominium -- -- -- 9 13 9 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 31 55 95 171 213 197 135 121 93 54 37 38 40 30
Building with 5+ Units 2 1 2 2 3 3 -- 5 -- 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 0.8 1.3 2.3 3.9 4.9 4.7 3.0 3.3 2.3 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7


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 7 8 33 91 130 136 87 86 91 76 65 52 33 23
Single Family 2 7 14 28 39 52 35 30 27 32 25 14 17 8
Condominium -- -- -- -- 6 11 4 2 3 3 1 3 -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 5 1 18 63 85 71 47 53 60 39 39 35 16 15
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 -- -- 2 1 1 1 2 -- -- -- --


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 71.4% 87.5% 90.9% 98.9% 96.2% 97.8% 89.7% 84.9% 91.2% 86.8% 81.5% 80.8% 60.6% 78.3%
Single Family 50.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 94.9% 100.0% 85.7% 86.7% 85.2% 87.5% 88.0% 85.7% 58.8% 75.0%
Condominium -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 80.0% -- 94.4% 98.4% 96.5% 95.8% 91.5% 84.9% 93.3% 89.7% 76.9% 77.1% 62.5% 80.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 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 0.1 0.4 1.3 1.8 1.9 1.1 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.3