By The Numbers

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December 2017 Update:
Ultra Low Inventory Continues

⬆︎ 13.8%

New Listings

The Portland metro area saw mixed numbers this December, but new listings made gains compared to December 2016. At 1,617, new listings showed a 13.8% increase compared to December 2016, despite a 33.1% decrease from last month in November 2017 (2,416). This was the strongest December for new listings in the Portland metro area since 2011, when 1,700 new listings were offered.

⬌ 0.0%

Pending Sales

Pending sales (1,757) exactly matched the 1,757 offers accepted last year in December 2016 but showed a 25.9% cooling from the 2,371 offers that were accepted last month in November 2017.

⬇︎ 10.3%

Closed Sales

Closed sales, at 2,350, ended with a 10.3% decrease from December 2016 (2,621) and fell 1.6% short of the 2,387 closings recorded last month in November 2017 as well.

⬇︎ 1.6 Mos

Time On Market and Inventory

Total market time in December ended at 55 days, with inventory Total market time in December ended at 55 days, with inventory decreasing slightly to 1.6 months.

⬆︎ 3.6%

Year-To-Date Activity

Activity in 2017 was a little cool compared to 2016. New listings (40,805) decreased 0.8%, closed sales (31,624) decreased 3.6%, and pending sales (31,330) decreased 5.7%.

⬆︎ 8.5%

Property Values

Prices continued to rise in the Portland metro area in 2017. Comparing the entirety of 2017 to 2016, the average sale price rose 8.5% from $395,000 to $428,700. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 9.5% from $347,000 to $379,900.


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