The Real Deal Miami

Short sales up 49 percent in South Florida

January 05, 2011 06:20AM

Residential short sales rose 49 percent year-over-year in 2010,
according to a report from Condo Vultures. There were 16,800 residential
properties sold in the tri-county area in 2010 that were transacted at
prices below the outstanding loan amount owed by sellers. In 2009, only
11,300 properties were sold in short sales, according to an analysis by
Condo Vulture’s sell-side brokerage wing, CVR Realty. “All indications
are that shortfalls will increasingly be the primary focus of buyers
searching for properties in the South Florida market,” said Hernan
Osorio, director of sales at CVR. TRD