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Reported in today’s Boston Herald.

The housing slump and the credit crunch continue to take a toll on Boston’s condominium market.

“High-worth individuals who are the potential buyers of luxury condos watched as their stock market portfolios were decimated by as much as 40 percent in the last year,” said Michael Albano, broker-owner of Metropolitan Boston Real Estate. “They’re waiting for it to rebound before they pour money into real estate.”

Sales of luxury condominiums priced at $500,000 or more fell by 39 percent for the first seven months of the year to 409, from 673 for the same period one year ago, according to the Warren Group.

.For some of the developments, the prices are still too high, according to one buyer’s agent. FP3, the 89-unit building in the city’s Fort Point neighborhood, has struggled to sell units priced up to more than $2 million.

Are you a potential Boston luxury condo buyer? If so I would be interested to read your opinions.

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