(The absorption rate, the percentage of condos selling, is the number of condos for sale in any given month divided by the actual number of condos sold that month. So if the absorption rate or chance of selling is 10% that means out of 100 condos for sale, 10 received offers and sold.)
July, 2010 1552 condos for sale 144 condos sold 9% odds of selling.
June, 2010 1487 condos for sale 131 (was 154) condos sold 9% (was 10) % odds of selling.
May, 2010 1425 condos for sale 117 (was 125) condos sold 8% (was 13%) odds of selling.*
July, 2009 1441 condos for sale 159 condos sold, 11% odds of selling.
*Adjusted from previous month’s original numbers to reflect the actual number of condos sold and closed. Some of the sales originally reported last month failed and did not close. Some of the reasons sales fail are the buyer and seller don’t agree on the building inspection, the condo does not appraise for the sales price or the buyer’s financing does not come through.
Sales have clearly slowed down from April’s peak. This may be because many first time buyers rushed to buy a home while the tax credit was in place and not as many buyers are out there right now. It also could be because people are fearful of the future. It’s unfortunate as there are some good properties out there and great interest rates.