Articles tagged 'Vacant properties '

March 7, 2013

Understanding Vacancy: Patterns of Long-Term Vacancy in Cook County

This is the first in a series of posts exploring patterns of residential vacancy in the City of Chicago and in suburban Cook County. This post includes a discussion of local patterns of long-term residential vacancy, some of the negative outcomes associated with it, and establishes a context in which to better...

December 19, 2012

Chicago’s Midrange Homeowners Taking the Hardest Hits

SOURCE: Chicago Magazine
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Reports   May 30, 2012

Cash or credit: The role of cash buyers in Cook County's housing market

This analysis examines residential property sales activity in Cook County from 2005 to2011 and explores the role that cash buyers are playing in different segments of the County’s housing market. This analysis sets a baseline for future research into the importance of access to credit and the impact of investor activity on neighborhood recovery.