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North Park

North Park is one of 77 well-defined community areas of the City of Chicago. It is bordered by the North Shore Channel on the east, the Chicago River's North Branch and Foster Avenue on the south, Cicero Avenue on the west (except for the section in the northwest corner, north of Bryn Mawr Avenue, which is part of the Sauganash neighborhood) and Devon Avenue on the north. (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 39.0%
Condominium 15.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 25.7%
Building with 5+ Units 20.1%


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 303 220 167 108 126 119 127 150 168 161 201 185 182 180
Single Family 144 99 73 52 55 68 61 87 86 81 109 97 104 93
Condominium 122 84 70 44 37 33 43 42 59 57 66 61 51 55
Building with 2-4 Units 35 32 21 10 32 18 22 16 22 23 23 22 24 32
Building with 5+ Units 2 5 3 2 2 -- 1 5 1 -- 3 5 3 --


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 7.2 5.2 3.9 2.6 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.8 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.3


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 5.0% 7.3% 10.2% 12.0% 11.9% 19.3% 11.0% 10.0% 12.5% 14.3% 14.9% 18.4% 9.3% 6.1%
Single Family 3.5% 10.1% 9.6% 9.6% 9.1% 13.2% 8.2% 9.2% 10.5% 11.1% 16.5% 11.3% 10.6% 8.6%
Condominium 6.6% 3.6% 5.7% 11.4% 8.1% 24.2% 4.7% 2.4% 11.9% 12.3% 6.1% 23.0% -- 3.6%
Building with 2-4 Units 2.9% 3.1% 14.3% 10.0% 18.8% 33.3% 27.3% 18.8% 18.2% 30.4% 21.7% 18.2% 12.5% 3.1%
Building with 5+ Units 50.0% 40.0% 100.0% 100.0% 50.0% -- 100.0% 60.0% 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 0.7% -- 0.6% -- -- -- -- 0.7% -- -- -- 0.5% -- 0.6%
Condominium 1.6% -- 1.4% -- -- -- -- 2.4% -- -- -- 1.6% -- 1.8%


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 1,087 996 815 481 474 420 417 518 421 291 361 441 372 299
Single Family 622 590 484 321 334 311 310 384 277 192 246 306 269 180
Condominium 258 224 203 88 76 57 61 74 68 54 57 65 49 61
Building with 2-4 Units 194 172 120 64 60 48 40 53 71 40 49 60 49 52
Building with 5+ Units 13 10 8 8 4 4 6 7 5 5 9 10 5 6


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 25.7 23.6 19.3 11.4 11.2 9.9 9.9 12.2 10.0 6.9 8.6 10.6 8.9 7.2


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 14 27 52 87 123 122 88 72 45 32 26 20 17 20
Single Family 7 13 17 36 63 60 48 33 23 12 12 13 11 16
Condominium 4 6 13 19 38 47 18 28 15 11 10 3 5 --
Building with 2-4 Units 3 8 22 31 22 15 21 11 6 9 4 4 1 4
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- -- 1 -- 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 0.3 0.6 1.2 2.1 2.9 2.9 2.1 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5


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.

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 4 2 10 31 41 45 24 32 38 26 16 12 6 8
Single Family 2 2 3 8 7 18 10 15 14 10 7 4 3 4
Condominium 2 -- 5 10 14 19 10 12 21 11 8 6 2 3
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 2 13 20 8 4 5 3 5 1 2 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 50.0% 50.0% 90.0% 96.8% 90.2% 86.7% 87.5% 81.3% 78.9% 76.9% 75.0% 75.0% 100.0% 75.0%
Single Family 50.0% 50.0% 66.7% 87.5% 100.0% 88.9% 90.0% 73.3% 78.6% 90.0% 57.1% 75.0% 100.0% 75.0%
Condominium 50.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 92.9% 89.5% 100.0% 91.7% 81.0% 81.8% 87.5% 83.3% 100.0% 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 85.0% 75.0% 50.0% 80.0% 66.7% 40.0% 100.0% 50.0% 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 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1