Is there a condo inventory database for Chicago?

Asked by Mitch, MPLS Thu Jan 10, 2008

Something that shows how many units a complex has and how many that have been sold to date. Does anyone know if something like this exists for the area? Thanks a million!

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Patti Pereyra, , Chicago, IL
Fri Jan 11, 2008
Hi Mitch:

Actually, there is a way to do that on the MLS, as well, with customized reports. An agent can enter address, unit numbers, timeframe, etc., and get the very type of data you seek.
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Mitch, Home Buyer, MPLS
Fri Jan 11, 2008
Thank you for your responses. I am aware of MLS, but am wondering if there is a quicker way to gauge the housing market in Chicago. What I am specifically looking for would be a spreadsheet with all of the projects availability included: how many total units and how many units available. Going through every single condo complex to gather this information would be quite a time consuming endeavor I would imagine.
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Mark Reitman, , Chicago, IL
Fri Jan 11, 2008
Yes. It's called MLSNI. Not only can you get complete information about a specific complex or building, but also any general area. It's access to tax records helps you include sales that didn't go through the Multiple Listing Service.

Of course, you'll need a member of the service (a Realtor) that has the access and know-how to navigate for the information for which you are looking.

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