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  • June 27, 2013

The Difference a Street Makes

Mortgage activity from the third quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 in Oak Park, Illinois (left) and in the Austin Community Area of Chicago (right). Sometimes an image makes you stop in your tracks. In the midst of working with some parcel-level data for a report, our Research and Data Analyst saw one of the starker examples of the difference a simple municipal border can make. On the left side of the image above is the Village of Oak Park, a suburb of the City of Chicago that abuts its western border, on the right is the Chicago Community Area of Austin. The blue-colored parcels on both sides represent residential mortgages originated between the third quarter of...