How’s The Market?

Here are the most recent numbers from the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s “Market Action” report that comes out mid-monthly and is e-mailed to all member Realtors®. This is data specific to our market, and drills down into particular cities and neighborhoods so it’s much more accurate than the national and regional reports you find in most media reports.


New listings (3,264) decreased 5.9% from the 3,470 listed in September 2019, and decreased 16.0% from the 3,885 listed in August 2020.

Pending sales (3,152) increased 17.3% from the 2,686 offers accepted in September 2019, and decreased 14.7% from the 3,697 offers accepted in August 2020.

Closed sales (3,251) increased 36.8% from the 2,377 closings in September 2019, and increased 3.2% from the 3,149 closings in August 2020.


Comparing 2020 to 2019 through September, the average sale price has increased 5.7% from $458,900 to $485,200. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 5.7% from $410,000 to $433,500.


Below is a table with data 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 until 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 Portland35$430,0005.0%
NE Portland24$450,0003.3%
SE Portland27$402,0005.9%
Oregon City/Canby39$439,9005.0%
Lake Oswego/West Linn45$637,00010.4%
W Portland63$545,0003.4%
NW Washington County41$516,0004.3%
Hillsboro/Forest Grove33$407,3005.6%
Mt. Hood46$345,00012.4%
Columbia Co.54$340,00010.1%
Yamhill Co.49$370,00011.0%
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