Chicagoland a Perfectly Accessible Market for Middle Class Buyers

by Peter Ricci

We always hear about how homeownership is central to the middle class dream, and new data suggests that it’s quite feasible in our housing market.

Homeownership and the middle class go together like peanut butter and jelly – the single-family home is as much an indication of middle-class security as a well-paying job and a large family.

And thankfully, the Chicagoland housing market is among the most feasible for middle class homebuyers, according to interesting new data from Trulia, which compared the median income in the nation’s largest metro areas to the median home price, and determined what percentage of the area’s housing stock is accessible to the middle class.

See our graph below to find out how accessible our marketplace truly is:

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