FHA Condo Approval Specialist: Middletown CT Condo Sales

Middletown CT Condo Sales

Middletown CT Condo Sales

fha condo approval middletown ctAs part of my marketing efforts, 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.

Middletown CT Condo Data for 2013

Middletown has 38 condominium projects of which 11 of them are approved with FHA.  Although this is a relatively high percentage compared to other towns that I have investigated, before FHA’s changes in 2011 there were 25 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.

29% of the condominiums in Middletown are approved with FHA but accounted for 44% of the total condominium sales in 2013.  The average and median sales prices were comparable between the FHA and non-FHA condominiums as were the average and median active days on the market.

However, of the sales in non-FHA projects 19 of the 46 sales were under $90,000.  Units for sale in this price range are very attractive to investors for many reasons.  Having an FHA approval for these projects wouldn’t impact investor-purchases.  These sales were balanced out in the average by 4 sales of over $270,000, 2 of which were more than $300,000.

In contrast, only 6 units in FHA-approved projects sold for under $90,000.

The largest contrast between the FHA and non-FHA projects is in the ratio of sold listings and expired/canceled listings.  In FHA-approved condominiums, units were twice as likely to sell as they were to expire.  In non-FHA projects, closed sales only slightly outnumbered expired listings.

Of the 38 expired listings in non-FHA projects, 23 of them are in the price range of $9,000 - $200,000, which is FHA’s sweet spot for loans.  48% of existing FHA loans nationally are in this price range.  One would have to wonder if having an FHA approval would have impacted these listings.

It is also worthy to point out that there were 644 single-family home listings in Middletown in 2013.  Of these, 227 were in the typical condominium price range of $0-200,000.  Of these, the closed vs expired ratio is 59% to 31%, respectively.  This is on target with the ratio for condominiums in FHA-approved projects and far better than listings in non-FHA projects.

*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.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team • May 25 2014 08:45AM


Hello Eric

Thank you for your market report on the condos in Middletown.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) about 6 years ago

Appreciated the opportunity to hear more about your marketplace and how it is doing.  Keep it up!

Posted by Bruce Swedal, Denver Real Estate about 6 years ago

Eric, 11 out of 38 condo projects are FHA approved ...it still boggles my mind that more projects are not FHA approved!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 6 years ago

Eric I live in Middletown and do several loans here especially on Condo's.  The data you provided above is data that is useful to me.  I am going to go back and read it over again, and keep it handy to share with some of the Realtors I partner with.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 6 years ago

Good morning Eric. Nice job sharing the data about condo complexes in Middletown. The associations are wise that take the step to get themselves FHA approved, the others should take that step.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 6 years ago

Hi Eric, Very interesting. I hope you have a happy Memorial Day.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 6 years ago

You're welcome, Tim

Bruce - like you, I like reading market reports from others around the country

Me too, Kathleen!  That is a primary reason I compile these reports.

I'm pleased to hear that, George.  When there is such a stark contrast between FHA and non-FHA condominiums, Associations would be wise to pay attention.

Hi Joe - being FHA approved in Middletown certainly makes a difference.

Thank you, Bill.  I hope that you enjoyed your holiday yesterday

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) about 6 years ago