What happened to the median home price in Westchester during October 2021?

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The median sale price of a home sold in October 2021 in Westchester rose by $19,000 while total sales decreased by 35.7%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In October 2021, there were 27 homes sold, with a median sale price of $269,000 - a 7.6% increase over the $250,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 42 homes sold in Westchester in October 2020.

The median sales tax in Westchester for the most recent year with available data, 2019, was $4,948, approximately 1.8% of the median home sale price for October 2021.

The following table compares Westchester to other Cook County cities with similar median sale prices in October 2021:

CityOct. 2021 Home SalesOct. 2020 Home Sales% change (Total Home Sales)Oct. 2021 Median Sales PriceOct. 2020 Median Sales Price% change (Median Sales Price)
Broadview10911.1%$275,000$219,50025.3%
Elk Grove Village594143.9%$275,000$252,0009.1%
Prospect Heights281675%$274,000$287,500-4.7%
Palatine13511517.4%$271,000$260,0004.2%
Olympia Fields191090%$270,000$241,25011.9%
Westchester2742-35.7%$269,000$250,0007.6%
Des Plaines1188538.8%$267,500$230,00016.3%
Stickney112450%$260,000$193,50034.4%
Maywood201353.8%$260,000$205,00026.8%
Evergreen Park4618155.6%$256,000$260,000-1.5%
Hickory Hills247242.9%$255,250$285,000-10.4%

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