There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the hot Northwest Side of the city of Chicago. Buyers have followed the Blue Line that runs out to O'Hare in search of great properties and great prices.
But as places like Logan Square and Avondale have seen prices soar, sales have dipped when measured year-over-year. Two other neighborhoods are now seeing big surges: Portage Park and Belmont Craigin.
Portage Park saw 353 sales in the first seven months of this year, up nearly a third from the previous year. Belmont Craigin, meanwhile, saw a 26 percent increase to a total of 239 sales.
Read more on the trend at Crain's here.