Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), reported today that in both dollar volume and total transactions, 2013 is already the best calendar year in area real estate since 2007.
To date MRED sold real estate volume for 2013 totals over $24 billion resulting from nearly 103,000 closed transactions, surpassing all of 2012. MRED has not seen dollar or transaction volumes like this since 2007.
Chicago and the surrounding nine counties have experienced double-digit percentage gains from a year ago. The Chicagoland area has seen eight months of year-over year sales and median price gains. All indicators point in the same direction: a strong housing market.
“This confirms what we all already had a good sense of – real estate is back,” MRED CEO Russ Bergeron said. “The numbers don’t lie. Not only are Realtors busier than they’ve been in years, sellers are benefiting from the hotter market with increased home values. Assuming nothing takes our economy wildly off track, I see nothing but a very positive future for those in the real estate industry and those who own real estate.”