Winners and losers in Chicago housing market

Winners and losers in Chicago housing market

September 27, 2012|Mary Umberger | On Real Estate
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  • Baird&Warner agent Sheila Doyle, center, shows a house in Evanston to Christophe and Alesha Romatier, with 4-year-old Clea in tow. August year-over-year home prices in Evanston rose 4 percent, according to Redfin, bucking a metro-area fall.
Baird&Warner agent Sheila Doyle, center, shows a house in Evanston to Christophe and Alesha Romatier, with 4-year-old Clea in tow. August year-over-year home prices in Evanston rose 4 percent, according to Redfin, bucking a metro-area fall. (Brian Cassella/ Chicago Tribune photo)

Even if the real estate market were in Armageddon mode, many real estate industry types could still be expected to give you an enthusiastic “yes!” if you asked them, “Is now a good time to sell my house?”

But given the near-avalanche of somewhat positive housing sales data reported lately, even a cynical real estate writer starts to wonder if we’re finally seeing a sign from the housing gods that the moment for sellers to put their houses on the market finally has arrived, especially with reports of a relatively tight supply of houses.