Park Ridge Real Estate Market Info


Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Market Stats | Posted on 14-04-2010

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Average price per square foot for Park Ridge IL was $220, a decrease of 17.6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Park Ridge IL for Jan 10 to Mar 10 was $320,000 based on 88 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 10.1%, or $36,000, and the number of home sales increased 72.5%.

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There are currently 402 resale and new homes in Park Ridge on Trulia, including 146 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Park Ridge IL was $507,826 for the week ending Apr 07, which represents an increase of 1.1%, or $5,481, compared to the prior week.

Obviously home sales are way up and pricing is still extremely attractive. 

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Jingle Mail – And More New Terms


Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Park Ridge | Posted on 22-01-2010

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I was doing some research on the HARP program and other mortgage plans that have been introduced and I stumbled onto a message board for people that are purposely walking away from their mortgages and mailing the keys to the lender, thus Jingle Mail.

Researching (sometimes called surfing) I found more on “Planned Foreclosures” in other parts of the country that have been affected the most by the housing markets.  I have to say, the argument is a good one, albeit one with many repercussions, mostly negative.

Without a doubt, this affects not just that homeowner, it affects the entire neighborhood. I’m sure most would agree that our lives have been affected by this; bad mortgages, overzealous lenders and fictional applications for homes. On the other hand, it is impossible to have 10% – 12% appreciation annually on a home, so something had to give.

We’re in the midst of pulling out of the worst of this, thankfully Park Ridge hasn’t been hit as hard as other parts of the country.

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