How’s The Market?
July Residential Highlights
Closed sales had the strongest numbers this July in the Portland metro area. At 2,994, closings outpaced July 2018 (2,736) by 7.6% and June 2019 (2,756) by 6.8%. This was the strongest July for closings in the area since 2015, when 3,452 closings were recorded.
Pending sales, at 2,998, fell 2.4% short of July 2018 (3,071) and 2.8% short of June 2019 (3,083).
Similarly, new listings (3,966) ended 8.0% under the 4,312 offered last year in July 2018 and 7.4% under the 4,281 offered last month in June 2019.
Inventory decreased slightly in July to end at 2.3 months. During the same period, total market time rose by one day to 43 days. There were 6,797 active residential listings in the Portland metro area this July.
Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2019 to 2018 through July, the average sale price has increased 1.0% from $453,600 to $458,300. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 2.0% from $400,000 to $408,000.
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||62||$585,500||0.6%|
|NW Washington County||49||$515,000||-1.8%|