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.

February Residential Highlights

Closings had a strong month this February in the Portland metro area. There were 1,806 closed sales, a 8.2% increase over February 2017 (1,669) and a 10.9% increase over January 2018 (1,628).

New listings (2,530) saw gains in February as well, outpacing February 2017 (2,521) by 0.4% and January 2018 (2,486) by 1.8%.

Pending sales, at 2,337, fell 1.4% short of the 2,369 offers accepted last year in February 2017 but inched 1.1% ahead of the 2,311 offers accepted last month in January 2018.

Total market time increased by nine days in February, ending at 69 days. Inventory decreased slightly to 1.9 months in the same month. There were 3,441 active residential listings in the Portland metro area this February.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing the average price of homes sold in the twelve months ending February 28th of this year ($432,200) with the average price of homes in the twelve months ending February 2017 ($402,000) shows an increase of 7.5%. In the same comparison, the median has increased 9.4% from $350,000 to $383,000.

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 Portland105$395,0007.6%
NE Portland56$400,0007.3%
SE Portland57$360,0009.1%
Oregon City/Canby80$365,0006.2%
Lake Oswego/West Linn107$584,5004.8%
W Portland105$507,9003.5%
NW Washington County60$533,0007.4%
Hillsboro/Forest Grove50$360,00010.1%
Mt. Hood122$296,20013.4%
Columbia Co.53$295,00011.5%
Yamhill Co.71$315,00010.5%

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