The Chicago-area real estate market has shown some signs of improvement in recent weeks, according to a new report.
The Illinois Association of Realtors reported this week that sales of existing homes in the Chicagoland area were up 28.5 percent in August when compared to the same month the previous year. The Chicago Sun-Times notes that the sales are at their highest level in more than five years.
In July, while sales rose a comparable 30 percent, median sales prices in the area continued to lag. In August, though, prices appeared to be on the rebound. Realtor.com recently shared their most recent data, breaking down which ZIP codes in the market are home to the highest median prices.
All photos appear courtesy of Realtor.com unless otherwise noted. Next to each property image is its ZIP code's median price -- which roughly corresponds to the property's price.
Median: $1,950,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/234-Raleigh-Rd_Kenilworth_IL_60043_M74043-09160">234 Raleigh Road</a>
Median: $1,899,000 <br> Pictured: A home in Hinsdale. No 60522 listings with photos are currently on the market. <br> Photo by Teemu008 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/teemu08/7461611814/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.
Median: $1,049,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/185-Old-Green-Bay-Rd_Winnetka_IL_60093_M84369-32131">185 Old Green Bay Road</a>
Median: $990,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5750-S-Thurlow-St_Hinsdale_IL_60521_M86634-17564">5750 Thurlow Street</a>
Median: $964,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/424-Northwood-Dr_Glencoe_IL_60022_M80297-92112">424 Northwood Drive</a>
60045 (Lake Forest)
Median: $899,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1050-Griffith-Rd_Lake-Forest_IL_60045_M77331-62363">1050 Griffith Road</a>
Median: $847,250 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/60-E-Monroe-St-Unit-4204_Chicago_IL_60603_M73314-15477">60 East Monroe Street Unit: 4204</a>
60523 (Oak Brook)
Median: $797,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/59-Regent-Dr_Oak-Brook_IL_60523_M82575-70632">59 Regent Drive</a>
Median: $795,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/130-N-Garland-Ct-Apt-1901_Chicago_IL_60602_M73248-35578">130 North Garland Court Unit: 1901</a>
Median: $699,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/29-Park-Lane_Golf_IL_60029_M81773-34519">29 Park Lane</a>
Median: $649,000 <br> Pictured: <a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/30w697-Warwick-Way_Wayne_IL_60184_M87072-38644">30w697 Warwick Way</a>