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Southland home sales climb up in March

Updated: May 24, 2013 6:19AM



Home sales in the south and southwest suburbs in March were mainly higher, although sale prices were uneven, according to figures released Monday by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.

Sales of existing single-family homes last month totaled 857 compared with 656 in March 2012, the group said.

It reported that the median sale price last month was $116,400, up 1.3 percent from $114,900 a year ago. The median price is the midpoint, with an equal number of homes having a higher or lower price.

Here are March sales results for selected Southland communities:

Chicago Heights — Sales of 28 homes in March were up from 12 a year earlier. The median sale was $45,500, up 32 percent from $34,500 in March 2012.

Country Club Hills — Sales of 27 homes last month increased from 13 in March 2012. The median sale price fell nearly 19 percent to $89,200 from $110,000 a year earlier.

Homewood — Sales of 29 homes rose from 18 a year ago. The median price was $105,000, which declined 2.3 percent from $107,500 in March 2012.

Mokena — Sales of 22 homes were up from 10 in March 2012. The median price of $247,750 was down 3.3 percent from $256,250 a year ago.

Oak Lawn — Sales of 43 homes increased from 38 a year earlier. The median price inched up 2 percent to $140,000 from $137,250 in March 2012.

Orland Park — Sales of 26 homes were down from 29 in March 2012. The median price was $242,000, down 5.1 percent from a year-ago median of $255,000.

Tinley Park — Sales of 26 homes up slightly from 24 a year earlier. The median price was $181,062 compared with $197,500 in March 2012, down 8.3 percent.



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