I recently noticed that a few homes in short sale had closed in the Gainesville MLS system and I started wondering if the banks were approving more short-sales to close in Alachua County since the first of the year.
I took a look in the Gainesville MLS system today to see what was going on. Apparently, I must have noticed those sales on a lucky day when several closed…
As it turns out, there are fewer short sale homes closing in 2010 than in 2009. On average about 13 homes in short sale closed each month during the last half of 2009. So far this year we are averaging 8 closings a month.
Keeping in mind that there are 213 homes in Short Sale available in the MLS system right now I’d have to say that we are not seeing a surge of closings.
|Month||# Homes Sold
|March||7||$ 142||$ 285,114||2,895|
|Feb||9||$ 103||$ 206,822||1,880|
|Jan||10||$ 89||$ 178,500||1,771|
|Dec||17||$ 97||$ 193,844||2,017|
|Nov||9||$ 85||$ 170,067||1,749|
|Oct||13||$ 68||$ 135,832||1,514|
|Sept||15||$ 95||$ 190,467||1,797|
|Aug||12||$ 98||$ 195,917||1,935|
|Jul||11||$ 94||$ 188,318||1,898|
|Jun||10||$ 74||$ 149,100||1,608|
|May||9||$ 73||$ 147,278||1,563|
|Apr||4||$ 131||$ 263,725||2,231|
|March||6||$ 118||$ 235,919||2,011|
|Feb||7||$ 74||$ 149,314||1,454|
|Jan||6||$ 152||$ 305,667||2,275|
*March number are only upto the date of this writing, 3/21/2010.