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chi-dupage homes (2) Homes in DuPage County, such as this attached dwelling in Wheaton, saw the biggest October gains.

ELGIN, IL—The metro Chicago residential real estate market shook off the constraints posed by a dwindling inventory of homes for sale to post modest gains in October, RE/MAX reports. Compared to the same month last year, sales rose 2.7% to 8,931 units in the seven-county metro area, and the median sales price gained 2.3% to $224,000 despite a 9.2% decline in properties listed for sale.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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