Regional Spotlight—Home sales in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market delivered a clear message in 2012: the real estate recovery is underway, according to an analysis by RE/MAX.
In the seven-county metro Chicago area, home sales in 2012 totaled 89,039 units, up 27 percent from the 70,215 homes sold in 2011. It was the largest transaction total for any year since 2007 when 92,328 sales were recorded. Home sales statistics used in the RE/MAX analysis were compiled by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, the regional multiple listing service.
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