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Mount Greenwood

Mount Greenwood, located on the southwest side, is one of the seventy-seven community areas of Chicago. Mount Greenwood is about 14 miles (23 km) southwest of the Loop. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Beverly and Morgan Park to the east, the suburb of Evergreen Park to the north, the suburb of Oak Lawn to the west, and the suburbs of Merrionette Park and Alsip to the south. (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 86.4%
Condominium 3.8%
Building with 2-4 Units 2.5%
Building with 5+ Units 7.2%


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 331 314 257 154 154 150 146 147 227 239 236 301 292 295
Single Family 299 284 225 139 146 142 137 134 214 221 220 282 271 274
Condominium 30 29 25 14 8 8 7 10 10 14 14 18 14 16
Building with 2-4 Units 2 1 6 -- -- -- 1 2 3 3 2 -- 6 3
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 1 1 -- -- 1 1 -- 1 -- 1 1 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 4.9 4.6 3.8 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 3.4 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.3 4.4


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 6.9% 8.0% 4.7% 4.5% 4.5% 6.0% 8.2% 6.1% 7.5% 12.1% 8.5% 11.0% 8.6% 7.8%
Single Family 6.7% 8.1% 4.9% 4.3% 4.8% 4.2% 8.0% 6.0% 6.5% 11.8% 8.6% 10.6% 7.7% 7.7%
Condominium 10.0% 6.9% 4.0% -- -- 37.5% 14.3% -- 20.0% 14.3% 7.1% 16.7% -- --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 33.3% -- -- -- 50.0% --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- 100.0% 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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% -- -- -- 2.0% -- 0.4% 1.3% 0.7% -- 0.7%
Single Family 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% -- -- -- -- 2.2% -- 0.5% 1.4% 0.7% -- 0.7%
Condominium -- -- -- 7.1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


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 1,671 1,646 1,399 1,001 1,065 939 785 960 737 564 697 835 658 595
Single Family 1,580 1,587 1,322 961 1,038 919 757 919 700 534 673 806 637 572
Condominium 80 48 63 29 17 16 19 35 32 20 22 20 12 20
Building with 2-4 Units 11 8 13 6 10 4 6 4 4 9 1 7 7 2
Building with 5+ Units -- 3 1 5 -- -- 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 1


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 24.6 24.3 20.6 14.8 15.7 13.8 11.6 14.2 10.9 8.3 10.3 12.4 9.7 8.8


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 44 30 55 73 74 96 94 109 78 55 49 40 39 43
Single Family 44 30 52 69 71 91 88 104 76 50 44 39 37 42
Condominium -- -- 3 4 2 5 4 3 2 3 4 1 2 1
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 2 -- 2 1 -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 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 0.6 0.4 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6


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 5 3 8 14 17 26 22 32 37 38 27 23 14 12
Single Family 5 3 8 12 17 23 17 30 35 37 24 21 13 12
Condominium -- -- -- 2 -- 3 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 80.0% 33.3% 75.0% 92.9% 100.0% 96.2% 100.0% 84.4% 97.3% 89.5% 88.9% 82.6% 71.4% 50.0%
Single Family 80.0% 33.3% 75.0% 91.7% 100.0% 95.7% 100.0% 83.3% 97.1% 91.9% 91.7% 85.7% 69.2% 50.0%
Condominium -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% -- 66.7% 50.0% 100.0% --
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- --