From January through June of 2017, there were 305 homes sold, with a median sale price of $110,000 - a 35.8% increase over the $81,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 287 homes sold in Austin in the first half of 2016.
The median sales tax in Austin for 2017 was $2,680. In 2016, the median sales tax was $2,611. This marks an increase of 2.7%. The effective property tax rate, using the median property tax and median home sale price as the basis, is 2.4%.
The following table compares Austin to other Chicago neighborhood with similar median sales prices in the first half of 2017: