Wheaton Home Sales Climb as Chicago Area Hits Six-Year High

Wheaton's real estate market had a small bump in September as the bulk of the Chicago area saw a bump in year-over-year comparisons.

Home sales in the Chicago area during September were at a six-year high, according to a recent RE/MAX report—but it was a mixed bag if you were trying to sell property in DuPage County.

The number of homes sold dropped in Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn and Hinsdale in September 2012 compared to September 2011, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe).

Wheaton saw a 9.3 percent bump in the number of homes sold in September 2012 over September 2011. The average sale price in Wheaton dropped 1.9 percent, showing the least change of the DuPage sample. With 47 homes sold, Wheaton was second to Naperville's 123 in the DuPage sample. 

Elmhurst, Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge all saw the number of homes sold increase by double-digit percentages, according to MORe.

Lisle had the greatest leap in home sales, with a 57.1 percent increase in Sept. 2012 over Sept. 2011. The average sales price dropped, however, by 13.9 percent. 

Across the Chicago area, the number of homes sold in September rose by 22 percent over Sept. 2011, according to RE/MAX. At 7,396 transactions, it was the busiest September for home sales since 2006. 

“We continue to see good news in the Chicagoland housing market,” said Laura Ortoleva, media spokesperson for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. “Sales are up, average days on the market continue to drop and home prices are stabilizing. These are trends everyone likes to see.”

# of homes sold
Avg. price Town 2012 2011 % change 2012 2011 % change Burr Ridge 5 8 -37.5%



-19.8% Darien 7 10 -30%



27.1% Downers Grove 27 33 -18.2%



3.8% Elmhurst 41 36 13.9%



-6.9% Glen Ellyn 27 29 -6.9



-27.5% Hinsdale 16 24 -33.3%



-11.4% Lisle 11 7 57.1%



-13.9% Naperville 123 94 30.9%



5.1% Wheaton 47 43 9.3%



-1.9% Woodridge 20 14 42.9%




Source: Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

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