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Roseland

Roseland, located on the far south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. It includes the neighborhoods of Fernwood, Princeton Park, Lilydale, the southern portion of West Chesterfield, Rosemoor, Sheldon Heights and West Roseland. (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 63.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 22.1%
Building with 5+ Units 14.8%


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 1,096 983 643 495 467 396 271 301 430 376 363 466 541 669
Single Family 897 804 553 426 390 332 227 256 365 322 301 403 458 577
Condominium 1 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- 1
Building with 2-4 Units 187 168 81 61 76 60 42 36 57 44 54 55 70 76
Building with 5+ Units 11 10 8 7 1 4 2 9 7 10 8 8 13 15


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 8.5 7.6 5.0 3.8 3.6 3.1 2.1 2.3 3.3 2.9 2.8 3.7 4.2 5.3


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 15.3% 13.9% 17.9% 28.9% 30.4% 31.1% 29.2% 31.6% 43.7% 38.6% 41.6% 39.1% 42.1% 43.5%
Single Family 14.7% 14.4% 16.6% 27.9% 32.1% 30.1% 30.0% 28.9% 43.3% 37.0% 41.5% 38.2% 41.5% 43.8%
Condominium -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 15.0% 10.1% 21.0% 31.1% 21.1% 35.0% 21.4% 38.9% 43.9% 36.4% 37.0% 38.2% 37.1% 34.2%
Building with 5+ Units 72.7% 30.0% 75.0% 71.4% 100.0% 50.0% 100.0% 77.8% 57.1% 100.0% 75.0% 87.5% 92.3% 80.0%


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 0.9% 0.5% 0.6% 19.4% 47.3% 42.2% 42.4% 34.9% 35.6% 29.8% 24.5% 27.7% 20.9% 13.0%
Single Family 1.1% 0.6% 0.4% 19.7% 45.1% 39.8% 43.2% 34.0% 35.1% 29.8% 24.9% 26.6% 20.5% 13.5%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- 100.0%
Building with 2-4 Units -- -- 2.5% 19.7% 59.2% 58.3% 40.5% 47.2% 40.4% 34.1% 25.9% 40.0% 25.7% 9.2%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11.1% 14.3% 10.0% -- -- 7.7% 6.7%


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 3,635 3,296 2,400 1,375 829 501 487 464 535 454 411 484 554 658
Single Family 3,046 2,743 2,077 1,186 740 436 452 415 482 402 353 420 473 560
Condominium 3 -- 2 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 543 524 296 160 81 50 28 33 51 39 49 55 68 79
Building with 5+ Units 43 29 25 27 8 15 6 16 2 13 8 9 13 19


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 28.2 25.5 18.6 10.7 6.4 3.9 3.8 3.6 4.2 3.5 3.2 3.8 4.3 5.2


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 426 531 668 619 524 489 474 539 370 251 267 248 277 273
Single Family 362 458 558 509 431 413 409 465 308 219 233 218 245 230
Condominium -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 62 71 107 106 81 72 55 64 51 29 32 29 29 31
Building with 5+ Units 2 2 3 4 10 4 10 10 11 3 2 1 3 12


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 3.3 4.1 5.2 4.8 4.1 3.8 3.7 4.2 2.9 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.2 2.1


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 143 190 307 332 270 196 129 178 242 205 202 159 159 156
Single Family 125 165 271 268 219 163 110 147 209 170 173 139 140 143
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 18 25 36 63 51 29 16 26 28 29 24 19 18 12
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 1 -- 4 3 4 5 6 5 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 67.1% 84.7% 99.0% 100.0% 98.5% 99.0% 99.2% 98.3% 93.0% 86.8% 87.6% 90.6% 81.8% 74.4%
Single Family 71.2% 84.8% 98.9% 100.0% 98.2% 99.4% 99.1% 98.6% 93.8% 86.5% 85.5% 91.4% 81.4% 73.4%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 38.9% 84.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.6% 100.0% 96.2% 89.3% 86.2% 100.0% 84.2% 83.3% 83.3%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 80.0% 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 0.7 1.2 2.4 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.0 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.9