Market Statistics for May 2011 in the Portland Metro

Posted by Gerry Mains - Managing Broker on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 4:17pm.

May Residential Highlights

While closed sales were down in May 2011 compared with May 2010, pending sales greatly increased compared with the same month a year ago, and inventory hit the lowest level since October 2009. Closed sales were down 15% in May 2011 compared to May 2010. Pending sales were up 45.1%, and new listings dropped 4.1%. See residential highlights table below. Comparing April 2011 with May 2011, closed sales increased from 1,611 to 1,742 (8.1%). Pending sales also increased from 2,005 to 2,167 (8.1%). New listings went up from 3,099 to 3,338 (7.7%). At the month’s rate of sales, the 11,825 active residential listings would last about 6.8 months.

Sale Prices

Average sale price for May 2011 declined 4.8% compared to May 2010. Median sale price also fell 7.9%. See residential highlights table below. Month to month, comparing April 2011 to May 2011, sale price activity showed minimal change. Average sale price went down from $267,300 to $262,400 (-1.8%) while median sale price increased from $219,900 to $220,000 (0.1%).

Year-to-Date

Comparing January-May 2010 with the same period in 2011, sales activity was down. Closed sales decreased by 9.3% (8,069 v. 7,321). Pending sales went down by 9.6% (9,792 v. 8,853), and new listings fell 26.4% (21,583 v. 15,878). Additionally, the average sale price fell 7.3% ($278,500 v. $258,300), and the median sale price dropped 9.1% ($239,900 v. $218,000).

Click here for more details.

Data courtesy of RMLS.


1 Response to "Market Statistics for May 2011 in the Portland Metro"

Mitchell @ Idaho real estate wrote:
I'm still fairly green when it comes to real estate, but most of those stats aren't a good thing I'll take......

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 11:21am.



Leave a Comment

My Account

| Forgotten It?

Recent Blog Posts

Dec31

Oregon Is The Number One State To Move To In 2013

Oregon was the top destination to move to in 2013. United Van Lines, the nation’s largest household moving company, released its 37th annual migration study t...

9 Comments Read More

Dec31

Distressed Sales Drop From 28.6% to 15.1%

2013 was a year of significant improvements for the Portland real estate market. The number of distressed sales, otherwise known as bank owned or short sales, h...

3 Comments Read More

Dec31

Portland #1 For Best US Cities For People 35 and Under

The city of Portland has enjoyed a long list of kudos and awards for the many things that make this city a great place to live. Today we won another award, thou...

6 Comments Read More

We're always on the lookout for talented real estate agents to join our growing team.

We offer cutting edge technology and some of the most competitive commission splits available.

Email Bookmark and Share