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East Side

East Side is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. It is on the far south side of the city, between the Calumet River and the Illinois-Indiana state line, 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown Chicago. The neighborhood has a park on Lake Michigan, Calumet Park, and a forest, Eggers Grove Forest Preserve. It is served by U.S. Highway 12, U.S. Highway 20, and U.S. Highway 41. (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 64.7%
Building with 2-4 Units 29.5%
Building with 5+ Units 5.7%


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 367 304 180 125 103 116 109 128 162 151 139 179 187 206
Single Family 287 244 158 109 88 98 89 110 139 129 122 157 156 170
Building with 2-4 Units 77 59 21 15 14 18 17 17 23 21 16 22 27 34
Building with 5+ Units 3 1 1 1 1 -- 3 1 -- 1 1 -- 4 2


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 6.3 5.2 3.1 2.2 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 3.1 3.2 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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 5.2% 3.0% 3.3% 4.8% 2.9% 3.4% 8.3% 10.2% 8.0% 10.6% 7.9% 12.3% 8.0% 9.2%
Single Family 2.8% 2.9% 1.9% 4.6% 2.3% 3.1% 9.0% 10.0% 6.5% 7.8% 7.4% 10.2% 7.7% 8.8%
Building with 2-4 Units 14.3% 3.4% 9.5% 6.7% 7.1% 5.6% -- 11.8% 17.4% 23.8% 6.3% 27.3% 7.4% 8.8%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- 33.3% -- -- 100.0% 100.0% -- 25.0% 50.0%


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.5% -- 0.6% 0.8% 6.8% 8.6% 7.3% 10.9% 11.7% 7.9% 6.5% 4.5% 2.7% 2.4%
Single Family 0.7% -- 0.6% 0.9% 4.5% 6.1% 4.5% 8.2% 10.1% 5.4% 5.7% 5.1% 1.3% 1.8%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- 21.4% 22.2% 23.5% 29.4% 21.7% 19.0% 12.5% -- 7.4% 5.9%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- 25.0% --


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 1,232 1,264 895 513 349 247 259 274 317 240 212 257 267 272
Single Family 1,018 1,066 777 446 317 222 238 249 286 221 194 235 240 244
Building with 2-4 Units 203 195 114 62 30 25 21 22 29 19 17 21 25 28
Building with 5+ Units 11 3 4 5 2 -- -- 3 2 -- 1 1 2 --


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 21.2 21.8 15.4 8.8 6.0 4.3 4.5 4.7 5.5 4.1 3.7 4.4 4.6 4.7


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 55 56 93 99 155 127 138 155 88 71 54 57 55 46
Single Family 44 47 66 77 120 110 120 132 76 58 46 47 47 38
Building with 2-4 Units 11 9 27 21 34 16 18 23 12 11 8 10 8 8
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 1 1 -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- --


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 0.9 1.0 1.6 1.7 2.7 2.2 2.4 2.7 1.5 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.0 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 17 9 22 39 37 49 37 48 45 64 44 35 33 37
Single Family 14 7 16 28 27 39 27 41 34 53 37 29 29 30
Building with 2-4 Units 3 2 6 11 9 10 9 7 10 11 6 6 3 7
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 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 82.4% 77.8% 95.5% 100.0% 100.0% 98.0% 100.0% 93.8% 100.0% 98.4% 93.2% 77.1% 87.9% 78.4%
Single Family 85.7% 71.4% 93.8% 100.0% 100.0% 97.4% 100.0% 92.7% 100.0% 100.0% 91.9% 82.8% 86.2% 73.3%
Building with 2-4 Units 66.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 90.9% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5