Market Statistics for September 2011 in the Portland Metro

Posted by Gerry Mains - Managing Broker on Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 12:10pm.

September Residential Highlights

Sales activity in the Portland Metro area showed improvements in closed and pending sales this September compared with September 2010, and the inventory level remained much lower than the same month in 2010. Closed sales grew 13.4% in September 2011 compared to September 2010. Pending sales were also up 17.5%, and new listings dropped 29.5%. Comparing the previous month of August 2011 with September 2011, closed sales decreased from 1,805 to 1,586 (-12.1%). Pending sales also went down from 2,187 to 1,861 (-14.9%). New listings fell from 2,879 to 2,501 (-13.1%). At the month’s rate of sales, the 10,666 active residential listings would last about 6.7 months.

Sale Prices

Average sale price for September 2011 declined 4.2% compared to September 2010. Median sale price also fell 3.8%. See residential highlights table below. Month to month, comparing August 2011 to September 2011, sale price activity was mixed. Average sale price went down from $271,800 to $268,200 (-1.3%) while median sale price increased from $225,000 to $230,800 (2.6%).

Third Quarter Report

Comparing the third quarter of 2010 with that of 2011, sales activity was up. Closed sales jumped up by 21.5% (4,340 v. 5,275), while pending sales also increased by 21.6% (4,725 v. 5,747). New listings fell 27.6% (11,582 v. 8,380). In the same quarterly comparison, average sale price fell 6.9%, while median sale price dropped 7.5%.

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Data courtesy of RMLS.

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