Market Statistics for July 2011 in the Portland Metro

Posted by Gerry Mains - Managing Broker on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 10:41am.

July Residential Highlights

Closed and pending sales were both up in July 2011 compared with July 2010. Additionally, the inventory level in July 2011 was down 3.8 months compared with the same month a year ago. Closed sales grew 21% in July 2011 compared to July 2010. Pending sales were up 18.4%, and new listings dropped 27%. Comparing June 2011 with July 2011, closed sales decreased from 1,958 to 1,709 (-12.7%). Pending sales decreased from 2,001 to 1,928 (-3.7%). New listings went down from 3,143 to 2,942 (-6.4%). At the month’s rate of sales, the 11,970 active residential listings would last about 7 months.

Sale Prices

Average sale price for July 2011 declined 7.4% compared to July 2010. Median sale price also fell 7.6%. See residential highlights table below. Month to month, comparing June 2011 to July 2011, sale price activity rose slightly. Average sale price went up from $267,100 to $275,100 (3%) while median sale price increased from $222,900 to $227,200 (1.9%).


Comparing January-July 2010 with the same period in 2011, sales activity was down. Closed sales decreased by 4.3% (11,717 v. 11,209). Pending sales went down by 1.4% (12,733 v. 12,550), and new listings fell 26% (30,051 v. 22,245).

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Data courtesy of RMLS.

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