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East Garfield Park

East Garfield Park is a community area on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, west of the Loop. Taking its name from the large urban park, Garfield Park, the neighborhood is bordered by Franklin Boulevard on the north, Arthington and Taylor Streets on the south, Hamlin Avenue and Independence Boulevard to the west, and Rockwell Street to the east. (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 9.6%
Condominium 7.5%
Building with 2-4 Units 52.9%
Building with 5+ Units 30.0%


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 419 418 310 184 228 197 185 168 205 166 157 182 185 190
Single Family 61 72 47 25 31 22 19 23 44 27 40 38 44 36
Condominium 116 128 147 77 37 49 48 62 59 44 26 45 39 21
Building with 2-4 Units 228 209 112 82 157 122 113 77 96 88 83 94 90 130
Building with 5+ Units 14 9 4 -- 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 5 12 3


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 11.3 11.3 8.4 5.0 6.2 5.3 5.0 4.5 5.7 4.7 4.5 5.3 5.4 5.6


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 16.0% 14.1% 10.6% 26.6% 40.8% 37.1% 45.4% 36.3% 31.2% 33.1% 29.9% 26.4% 29.2% 26.3%
Single Family 19.7% 27.8% 12.8% 24.0% 41.9% 18.2% 15.8% 26.1% 15.9% 11.1% 35.0% 23.7% 25.0% 19.4%
Condominium 12.1% 8.6% 2.7% 18.2% 27.0% 46.9% 50.0% 43.5% 40.7% 29.5% 30.8% 15.6% 20.5% 19.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.5% 11.0% 18.8% 35.4% 42.7% 35.2% 46.9% 29.9% 29.2% 38.6% 22.9% 28.7% 32.2% 29.2%
Building with 5+ Units 57.1% 55.6% 50.0% -- 100.0% 75.0% 80.0% 83.3% 83.3% 71.4% 75.0% 100.0% 50.0% 33.3%


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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.5% 1.2% 0.3% 3.8% 18.4% 22.3% 20.0% 20.8% 16.6% 9.0% 5.7% 4.9% 3.8% 2.1%
Single Family -- -- 2.1% 8.0% 25.8% 22.7% 5.3% 17.4% 15.9% 11.1% 7.5% 5.3% 6.8% 2.8%
Condominium -- 1.6% -- -- 24.3% 30.6% 39.6% 25.8% 16.9% 6.8% 7.7% 2.2% 5.1% 9.5%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- 6.1% 15.9% 19.7% 13.3% 18.2% 17.7% 10.2% 3.6% 6.4% 1.1% 0.8%
Building with 5+ Units 14.3% 33.3% -- -- -- -- 40.0% 16.7% -- -- 12.5% -- 8.3% --


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 1,234 1,299 965 412 260 187 145 191 200 177 192 225 248 259
Single Family 235 246 206 99 59 46 37 47 63 40 51 61 71 60
Condominium 250 309 283 118 36 25 22 44 43 28 21 34 44 26
Building with 2-4 Units 725 728 455 191 156 113 84 96 90 95 110 122 119 160
Building with 5+ Units 24 16 21 4 9 3 2 4 4 14 10 8 14 13


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 33.3 35.1 26.1 11.1 7.0 5.0 3.9 5.2 5.5 5.0 5.5 6.5 7.3 7.6


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 81 141 237 281 259 226 157 149 96 73 50 60 52 52
Single Family 25 21 33 39 42 43 22 35 26 22 14 9 14 8
Condominium 7 26 29 66 68 68 48 41 24 16 8 11 4 14
Building with 2-4 Units 48 90 169 169 144 105 80 70 42 32 26 38 34 29
Building with 5+ Units 1 4 6 7 5 10 7 3 4 3 2 2 -- 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 2.2 3.8 6.4 7.6 7.0 6.1 4.2 4.0 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.5


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 39 26 70 131 142 127 93 72 82 58 61 39 25 37
Single Family 5 4 13 18 20 15 20 13 16 12 9 16 4 9
Condominium 7 3 14 24 29 40 33 31 31 16 17 5 6 7
Building with 2-4 Units 22 17 43 87 91 71 37 25 34 29 30 16 13 21
Building with 5+ Units 5 2 -- 2 2 1 3 3 1 1 5 2 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 79.5% 76.9% 92.9% 99.2% 96.5% 96.9% 95.7% 91.7% 92.7% 93.1% 91.8% 89.7% 92.0% 75.7%
Single Family 60.0% 50.0% 92.3% 100.0% 100.0% 93.3% 100.0% 92.3% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% 100.0% 77.8%
Condominium 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.3% 96.8% 93.8% 94.1% 80.0% 83.3% 85.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 77.3% 76.5% 93.0% 98.9% 95.6% 95.8% 91.9% 96.0% 85.3% 89.7% 86.7% 93.8% 92.3% 71.4%
Building with 5+ Units 80.0% 100.0% -- 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 66.7% 66.7% 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. Learn more »


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.8 0.5 1.8 3.5 3.7 3.3 2.4 1.8 2.1 1.5 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.8