Market Statistics for December 2010 in the Portland Metro

Posted by Gerry Mains - Managing Broker on Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 1:26pm.

December Residential Highlights

Looking at the Portland Metro area market in 2010, December continued the trend of decreased activity toward the end of the year. However, closed sales underwent an uptick in December, reaching the highest monthly level since June. Inventory also saw its lowest level since June. Closed sales were down 2.9% compared to December 2009, but pending sales were up 6%. New listings dropped 8.5%.

Comparing the previous month of November 2010 with December 2010 shows closed sales jumped from 1,279 to 1,462 (14.3%). However, pending sales fell from 1,426 to 1,210 (-15.2%), and new listings dropped from 2,437 to 1,925 (-22.2%). At the month’s rate of sales, the 11,611 active residential listings would last about 7.9 months, a 2.3- month drop since November.

2010 Summary

When comparing activity in 2010 with that of 2009, closed sales dipped 0.2%. Pending sales were 2.1% lower, but new listings were up 3.0%. Total sales volume for 2010 was $5.3 billion, down from $5.5 billion in 2009.

Sale Prices

The average sale price for December 2010 declined 5.2% compared to December 2009. The median sale price also fell 5%. Month to month, comparing November 2010 to December 2010, the average sale price went up from $271,900 to $278,000 (2.2%) while the median sale price dropped from $233,000 to $230,000 (-1.3%). For 2010, average sale price dropped 2.7% compared to 2009, and median sale prices fell 2.9%.

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Courtesy of RMLS.


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