Portland Real Estate Sales Activity for August 2010
The number of home sale closings in the Portland metro area dropped 2.2% from July to August of 2010. During that same period pending sales grew 3.6%. New listings fell 5%. At the rate of sales Portland metro area has just over 11 months worth of listing inventory*.
When comparing August 2010 to the month prior, July 2010, the average sale price increased 0.8% ($299,300 v. $297,000) and the median sale price also went up 1.6% ($250,000 v. $246,000).
A comparison of sales activity of Portland real estate in August 2010 with that of the same time frame last year (August 2009), shows that closed sales decreased 25%. Pending sales also dropped 21.7%, while new listings rose 1.3%.
Increases are seen when comparing year to date numbers, January-August 2010 with the same period in 2009. Closed sales increased 14.7% while pending sales grew 4% and new listings grew 6%. The average sale price for August 2010 increased 1% compared to August 2009, while the median sale price stayed the same.
Year to Date Average Sales Price
Lake Oswego / West Linn $441,500
West Portland & Downtown $408,000
NW Washington County $370,700
Tigard / Tualatin / Sherwood / Wilsonville $304,500
Northeast Portland $285,100
Milwaukie / Clackamas $263,700
Oregon City / Canby $260,600
Beaverton / Aloha $243,900
Southeast Portland $238,100
Hillsboro / Forest Grove $230,800
North Portland $232,100
Yamhill County $231,600
Gresham / Troutdale $215,200
Columbia County $186,100
*Inventory in Months is calculated by dividing the Active Listings at the end of the month in question by the number of closed sales for that month.
Rich Peralta is a real estate professional in the Greater Portland area. Rich can be reached at 503.961.2181 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgClick here for more information on Portland Real Estate!