Monthly Local Market Report

How’s The Market?

Below is an excerpt from the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s most recent “Market Action” report that comes out monthly and is e-mailed to all member Realtors. This is data specific to the Portland Metro Area market.

August Residential Highlights

The Portland metro area saw more mixed activity in August, but new listings were up compared with August 2017. At 4,214 new listings outpaced August 2017 (4,048) by 4.1%, despite cooling 2.3% from the 4,312 new listings offered last month in July 2018.

Closed sales (2,967) increased 8.4% from last month in July 2018 (2,736) but ended 2.2% under the 3,034 closings recorded last year in August 2017.

Pending sales, at 2,760, were 10.2% cooler than August 2017 (3,072) and 10.1% cooler than July 2018 (3,071).

Inventory decreased slightly to 2.3 months in August. Total market time increased to 40 days in the same period.

There were 6,929 active residential listings on the market in the Portland metro region this August.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing 2018 to 2017 through August of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $429,000 to $454,500. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 5.6% from $379,900 to $401,000.

Below is a table with data from the RMLS for specific areas. Note that Appreciation is based on a comparison of the rolling average sale price for the last 12 months with the 12 months prior. Days on Market is the number of days from when a property is listed to when an offer is accepted on that same property. If a property is re-listed within 31 days, DOM continues to accrue; however, it does not include the time that it was off the market:

AreaDays on MarketMedian Sales PriceAppreciation
N Portland41$401,5004.6%
NE Portland36$425,0004.1%
SE Portland38$375,0007.3%
Oregon City/Canby35$397,0007.7%
Lake Oswego/West Linn58$594,0005.1%
W Portland54$520,0003.6%
NW Washington County37$530,0004.4%
Hillsboro/Forest Grove35$373,5007.5%
Mt. Hood38$314,5009.6%
Columbia Co.48$297,00011.8%
Yamhill Co.31$326,900 9.1%

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