Housing Market Indicators
Data Portal

Search for, view, and download indicators of housing market health in the Chicago region, including foreclosure auctions & filing activity, mortgage activity, and property sales activity.

What data are available?

Housing Stock Composition


On the IHS Housing Market Indicators Data Portal, users can search for, view, and download 13 indicators of housing market health in the Chicago region. The Housing Market Indicators Data Portal makes available data from five core data sets in the IHS Data Clearinghouse. Data available include indicators related to the composition of the housing stock (Cook County only), characteristics of property sales, mortgage lending activity, foreclosure filings, and completed foreclosure auction activity.

Most indicators are available for the following geographies: metro area counties, metro areas municipalities, Cook County subregions, Cook County municipalities, and City of Chicago wards and community areas. In Cook County, most indicators are available for four different residential property types: single family homes, condominium units, two to four unit apartment buildings, and larger multifamily rental buildings with five or more units.

Data on the portal are developed from parcel-level county administrative records. While data on the portal are updated annually, IHS staff internally update these data sets on a quarterly basis to use on other applied research and technical assistance projects. To learn more about how you can apply these data to your work, contact IHS Deputy Director Sarah Duda by email at sduda1@depaul.edu.