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Plainfield Home Sales, Prices Up as Chicago Area Hits Six-Year High

Plainfield's real estate market leapt forward 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—and most of Will and Kendall counties saw a similar boost.

In Plainfield, home sales increased 21.3 percent, with prices also increasing by 5.3 percent, in Sept. 2012 over Sept. 2011, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe).

Nearby Montgomery saw the greatest increase in the area, with the number of homes sold increasing 80 percent, according to the report. The average price of those homes sold, however, dropped 9.9 percent year over year.

Bolingbrook's market was the most sluggish, with the number of homes sold falling 25.9 percent in Sept. 2012 compared to Sept. 2011.

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 BOLINGBROOK 43 58 -25.9% 154,097 164,323 -6.2% CHANNAHON 11 8 37.5% 191,292 152,918 25.1% JOLIET 81 72 12.5% 118,383 104,932 12.8% MINOOKA 12 7 71.4% 174,666 131,771 32.6% MONTGOMERY 36 20 80% 132,759 147,391 -9.9% OSWEGO 38 24 58.3% 218,272 220,323 -0.9% PLAINFIELD 97 80 21.3% 216,388 205,550 5.3% ROMEOVILLE 27 31 -12.9% 115,627 149,890 -22.9% SHOREWOOD 14 10 40% 236,847 250,588 -5.5% YORKVILLE 24 25 -4% 192,912 185,813 3.8%

Source: Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

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