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West Englewood

West Englewood, one of the 77 community areas, is on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. The boundaries of West Englewood are Garfield Blvd to the north, Racine Ave to the east, the CSX and Norfolk Southern RR tracks to the west, and the Belt Railway of Chicago 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 47.3%
Condominium 0.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 41.5%
Building with 5+ Units 11.1%


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 1,327 1,045 720 544 583 530 336 254 362 254 278 277 393 411
Single Family 850 625 428 348 302 292 178 150 199 159 171 162 234 252
Condominium 5 4 2 -- -- -- 3 -- -- -- -- 1 1 2
Building with 2-4 Units 455 404 277 193 275 233 145 102 160 85 98 102 152 145
Building with 5+ Units 17 12 13 3 6 5 10 2 3 10 9 12 6 12


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 14.9 11.7 8.1 6.1 6.5 5.9 3.8 2.9 4.1 2.9 3.2 3.3 4.6 4.9


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 19.4% 21.4% 17.8% 31.3% 34.8% 37.5% 35.7% 27.2% 36.7% 26.8% 27.3% 25.6% 30.8% 28.0%
Single Family 21.4% 23.7% 18.0% 30.7% 29.8% 35.3% 32.0% 24.7% 33.7% 25.2% 29.2% 18.5% 27.4% 23.0%
Condominium -- 50.0% -- -- -- -- 66.7% -- -- -- -- -- -- 50.0%
Building with 2-4 Units 15.6% 16.8% 17.7% 31.6% 39.3% 39.9% 37.2% 30.4% 40.0% 25.9% 18.4% 32.4% 34.9% 31.7%
Building with 5+ Units 29.4% 50.0% 15.4% 66.7% 83.3% 60.0% 70.0% 50.0% 66.7% 60.0% 88.9% 66.7% 66.7% 83.3%


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.


Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All Residential Properties 1.4% 0.7% 2.5% 24.8% 61.9% 62.5% 57.7% 64.2% 56.6% 58.7% 51.4% 43.0% 36.6% 23.1%
Single Family 1.9% 0.5% 3.5% 31.6% 74.2% 75.0% 70.8% 76.7% 69.8% 71.7% 56.1% 49.4% 43.6% 30.2%
Building with 2-4 Units 0.7% 1.0% 1.1% 13.0% 49.5% 47.6% 46.9% 47.1% 40.6% 41.2% 44.9% 38.2% 27.0% 12.4%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- -- -- 16.7% 20.0% -- -- 33.3% -- 33.3% -- 16.7% 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.

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 3,195 2,779 1,985 928 493 323 197 223 277 176 143 137 186 236
Single Family 2,062 1,776 1,272 611 287 162 105 130 154 101 81 73 90 115
Condominium 10 6 5 -- -- 1 1 1 2 -- -- 1 1 2
Building with 2-4 Units 1,097 970 678 305 195 157 89 89 119 74 54 50 86 108
Building with 5+ Units 26 27 30 12 11 3 2 3 2 1 8 13 9 11


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 35.9 31.2 22.3 10.4 5.5 3.6 2.2 2.5 3.1 2.0 1.7 1.6 2.2 2.8


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 445 583 766 740 548 481 331 409 239 184 150 143 169 136
Single Family 306 370 470 442 344 325 216 268 148 116 93 96 108 90
Condominium -- -- -- -- 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1
Building with 2-4 Units 138 208 293 290 194 150 110 135 89 63 52 45 59 45
Building with 5+ Units 1 5 3 8 7 6 4 6 2 5 5 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 5.0 6.5 8.6 8.3 6.2 5.4 3.7 4.6 2.7 2.1 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.6


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 164 212 394 432 386 272 140 177 215 198 158 133 111 122
Single Family 125 152 245 252 219 158 84 121 147 128 100 82 71 76
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 38 60 148 176 164 108 52 55 65 67 57 49 40 45
Building with 5+ Units 1 -- 1 4 3 6 3 1 2 3 1 2 -- 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 69.5% 84.4% 96.2% 99.8% 99.2% 98.9% 98.6% 99.4% 97.2% 98.5% 94.9% 97.0% 80.2% 90.2%
Single Family 71.2% 84.2% 96.7% 99.6% 99.5% 99.4% 100.0% 99.2% 97.3% 98.4% 93.0% 96.3% 78.9% 88.2%
Condominium -- -- -- -- -- -- 100.0% -- 100.0% -- -- -- -- --
Building with 2-4 Units 65.8% 85.0% 95.3% 100.0% 98.8% 98.1% 96.2% 100.0% 96.9% 98.5% 98.2% 98.0% 82.5% 93.3%
Building with 5+ Units -- -- 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 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 1.3 2.0 4.3 4.8 4.3 3.0 1.5 2.0 2.4 2.3 1.8 1.5 1.1 1.3