Friday, October 1, 2010

September sales continue cooling trend

Last month 475 detached homes and 114 condos exchanged hands – a total of 589 sales. “Over the third quarter of this recovery year, we’ve seen sales that are more like those of the early two thousands than the period leading up to the global financial crisis,” observes Richard Thyssen, President of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®. “Given that 2001 and 2002 were both banner years in our market, that’s news we can live with.” Year to Date sales continued to outpace last year’s by 2.7%. “The flurry of activity we saw in the latter part of ’09 and the first two quarters of 2010, as fence-sitters waiting out the recession got back in the game and buyers hustled to avoid paying the HST has subsided. Now, it’s back to business as usual.”

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