Thursday, May 14, 2009

Birmingham Auction Ended Abruptly After Too Many "Low Bids"

According this article in The Birmingham News, City Federal auction ends abruptly due to low bids, the auction was originally scheduled to sell off 20 condo units, but was stopped after only 11 sold due to what the condo project owners, Synergy Realty Services LLC, called "low bids". Condos that once were listed for $239,000 to $935,000 ended up selling for only $80,000 to $320,000. The project owners said they were disappointed by the low prices, but would try to re-market the remaining condos at pre-auction prices.

My opinion is that these people are fools. There is no other market for these condos. $935,000 for a condo in Birmingham? Sorry, it makes no sense. That market is long gone and never coming back. It was a sham built upon a mountain of debt that is no longer available. The condo project owners should liquidate for whatever they can get as it is only going to get worse.

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