How’s The Market?
October Residential Highlights
Portland metro saw some mixed numbers this October, but new listings showed a gain compared with last year. At 3,100, new listings rose 4.0% above the 2,981 new listings offered last year in October 2017, despite ending 14.0% under the 3,606 new listings offered last month in September 2018. This was the strongest October for new listings in the area since 2010 when 3,119 were offered.
Closed sales (2,440) fell 4.9% short of October 2017 when 2,565 closings were recorded but improved 7.4% over last month in September 2018, when 2,272 closings were recorded.
Pending sales, at 2,484, fared similarly, decreasing 8.2% from October 2017 (2,705) but pushing 0.5% past the 2,471 offers accepted last month in September 2018.
Inventory decreased to 2.7 months in October, with total market time creeping up to 53 days.
There were 6,550 active residential listings in the Portland metro area this October.
Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2018 to 2017 through October of each year, the average sale price rose 5.6% from $429,400 to $453,600. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 5.3% from $379,900 to $400,000.
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:
|Area||Days on Market||Median Sales Price||Appreciation|
|Lake Oswego/West Linn||75||$584,000||2.6%|
|NW Washington County||58||$525,000||3.3%|