Tuesday, July 14, 2009

5 year comparision of sales in Western Springs

I was thinking that this year had been a lot better than last so I looked at the sales that had closed. I was surprised to see that we have had 46 closings reported to the MLS from Jan. 1, 2009 until June 30, 2009. In 2008 80 homes were reported sold during the same time and 59 in 2007 and 80 in 2006 and 92 in 2005. So, we have had the least amount of closings in the first half of 2009 than any other year in the past 5 years. 9 homes closed for over a million in 2008 compared to 5 for this year.

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  1. Interesting. Thanks for posting this. Seems consistent with the national picture. High end homes being held off the market....waiting for things to improve. Noticed several million dollar homes for rent in Western Springs. Unfortunately, it may be a long wait.

  2. 2009 could be the Worst year ever?

    What is the worst year ever in WS for sales? since 1985? total year.

  3. I have searched the archives for the MLS back to 1995. 2009 has the least amount of single family homes closed for the first half of the year. 1995-58 1996-87 1997-101 1998-101 1999-89 2000-103 2001-91 2002-94 2003-80 2004-92 2005-84 2006-77 2007-55 2008-74 and as I said at the beginning 2009 was the least-only 41.

  4. Thanks Linda. Very Interesting. Not surprising....but nice to have real data to confirm impressions.