One in Four Pending Sales Failed to Close in Q4

Now that 2008 Q4 + 1 month is in the past, let’s have an updated look at the relationship between pending and closed sales. In Q2, 15.9% of pending sales fell through. In Q3, it was 20.7%. Below is the updated chart including 2008 Q4. It shows quarterly King County SFH pending sales volume from […]

One in Five Pending Sales Failed to Close in Q3

With Q3 + 1 month now behind us, it’s time to take another look at the relationship between pending and closed sales. Recall that in Q2, a record-setting 15.9% of pending sales had fallen through and never showed up as closed sales. Here’s an update. The graph below shows quarterly King County SFH pending sales […]

Are More Pending Sales Falling Through?

I mentioned this in the comments on a recent post, but I think it’s interesting enough to merit its own post. Since we regularly track pending sales as our measure of monthly sales volume in the monthly charts, I was curious to know whether the credit crunch has caused closed sales volume to diverge from […]