Anyone Interested in Seconds… A look at 2nd Quarter Sales Data..

Second Quarter 2010 Single Family Home Sales Data:

County Total Sales Total # Foreclosure Total # of Short Sales Distressed Sales expressed as % of Total Sales Active listings # Sales in 1 Month Absorption Rate
Cook County 6,215 1,803 568 38% 19,288 2,521 7.65%
Lake County 1,402 351 134 35% 5,833 619 9.42%
McHenry County 604 149 89 39% 2,912 253 11.50%
Dupage County 1,538 240 123 24% 5,568 671 8.29%
Will County 1,312 319 141 35% 4,595 513 8.96%

In the second quarter of 2010, Foreclosure Sales and Short Sales together represent 24% -39% of all sales in each of the five counties researched.

There are three (3) times as many foreclosures than Short Sales in the second quarter of (April-June)  2010.

The Real Estate Market is still a buyers market.  In each of the five counties surveyed it is taking anywhere from 7 months -12 months to close on a home.

The next few quarters for the real estate market will be challenging for several reasons.

The First Time Home Owners Tax Credit Expired April 30, 2010 and fewer qualified buyers are looking to purchase a home even though Mortgage Interest Rates are at a all time low.

There is speculation of a Double Dip in the Real Estate Market as a result of more Foreclosures come on the market. Right now the “Shadow Inventory” of foreclosures is paying attention to the abosorption rates discussed above.

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