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Manchester Connecticut Condo Sales

manchester ct condo salesAs part of my marketing efforts as an FHA condo approval specialist, I work to compile data for condo sales in various towns in Connecticut.  I try to pick towns that have a lot of condominiums to provide comparison data between projects that are FHA approved condos and those that are not.

Manchester CT Condo Data for 2013

Manchester has 54 condominium projects of which 15 of them are approved with FHA.  (Of those, our office has handled 9 of them.)  Before FHA’s changes in 2011 there were 45 projects on FHA’s Approved Condominiums List.

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Analysis of Data

I typically divide the listing data into those in FHA-approved condos and those that are in non-FHA projects.  For my business, it’s good to analyze the difference between the two.

In Manchester, condominiums do not have a high closing percentage overall.  In FHA-approved projects just under 60% of the units listed for sale resulted in closed sales.  In non-FHA projects, the rate of closed listings is less than 50%.

This was curious to me so I gathered the data in Manchester for single-family homes in the price range of condominiums ($250,000 and below) to draw a comparison.  In 2013, there were 663 single-family home listings and of those, only 62% resulted in closed sales.  This is only slightly better than units in FHA approved projects and 14% higher than units in non-FHA projects.

In Manchester CT, if a unit is listed in a non-FHA project, it has a greater chance of not being sold (53%) than resulting in a closed sale (47%).

The average and median sales prices were highly in the favor of FHA-approved condominiums.  This provided a stark contrast between units that sold in FHA and non-FHA projects.  The average closed unit sold for $35,000 more in FHA projects than in non-FHA projects.  The median closed unit was $70,000 higher in FHA projects than in non-FHA projects.

This would signify to me that the majority of the units sold in non-FHA projects were sold to investors.  Investors are drawn to condominium units under $100,000 as these result in a greater return on their investment.

The average and median days on the market for closed units are comparable between FHA and non-FHA projects.  Incidentally, the average active days on the market for closed sales of single-family homes is also around 60 days.

*NOTE: Closed, Expired and Cancelled listing percentages are calculated by removing the currently Active and Pending Sale data to account only for listings that are no longer on the market.  This is why the percentage of closed sales plus the percentage of NOT closed sales does not equal 100%.  There are currently 17 units still on the market that were listed during 2013.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Eric - I always say if you can't measure it you can't manage it.  Your grasp of the statistics is certainly a valuable resource to your clients and business partners.

Jun 08, 2014 03:25 AM #1
George Souto
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Eric, 15 out of 54 is really bad, especially since in 2011 there were 45 Certified Condo Complexes.  Looks like you got a lot of possible work ahead as they begin to realize it is not a good idea to not be on the FHA Approved Condo List.

Jun 08, 2014 08:06 AM #2
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Thank you very much Grant.  The data doesn't lie.

George, as momentum grows and the knowledge about the approvals increases, I should be busy for a while!

Jun 08, 2014 07:44 PM #3
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