Re/Max reports Chicago home sales climbing in west, north suburbs

  • The seven-county Chicagoland area saw a 7 percent annual increase in total sales for the first half of 2016, with the biggest gain happening in Kendall County.
  • Will County had the smallest increase of home sales, at 3 percent for the first half of the year.
  • The median sales price in the Chicago metro reached its highest point in the first half of the year since 2008.

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The first half of 2016 was a promising one for Chicagoland real estate, with gains in prices and home sales compared with last year. According to a report released by Re/Max in late July, the seven-county Chicago metro area saw a combined 7 percent gain in 2016 sales year-to-date.