Market Statistics for October 2010 in the Portland Metro

Posted by Gerry Mains - Managing Broker on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 10:46am.

October Residential Highlights

Comparing October 2010 to October 2009, closed sales decreased by 35.7%. Pending sales and new listings also fell by 21.5% and 9.4%, respectively. The number of closed sales and new listings are the lowest they have been in October in a comparison of the past three years (see graphs on pages 3 and 4). A comparison of October 2010 with the previous month, September 2010, shows closed sales decreased by 7.7% (1,292 v. 1,399). Additionally, pending sales grew by 3% (1,632 v. 1,584), and new listings fell by 12.1% (3,119 v. 3,549). At the month’s rate of sales, the 13,805 active residential listings would last approximately 10.7 months. Inventory in October 2010 rose by 4.2 months compared to October 2009 (6.5 months).

Sale Prices

The average sale price for October 2010 declined 2.4% compared to October 2009. The median sale price also fell 4.7%. On a month-to-month basis, compar ing October 2010 to September 2010, the average sale price went down 1.1% ($276,800 v. $279,900) and the median sale price also dropped 2.7% ($233,500 v. $240,000).

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Courtesy of RMLS.


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