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Saturday, October 13, 2007

You Want Cancellations?

by Calculated Risk on 10/13/2007 12:12:00 PM

From the WaPo: Reston Builder's Cancellations Reflect Industry

Comstock Homebuilding Cos. of Reston yesterday reported that even though it sold 81 houses in the third quarter, 78 sales were canceled, a net of just three sales in three months and a striking reminder of the building industry's deepening troubles.

"Market conditions have continued to deteriorate throughout the year," Christopher Clemente, the company's chief executive, said in a statement.
Now that is a cancellation rate!

This is a small builder in the D.C. area. Emphasis added.