News & Notes ~ Jan 2021 Numbers

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Portland Area Market Data Jan 2021: 

The big story in January is that our Inventory increased from .8 to 1.0 months of supply. If you  think that’s not much, you’re right! We continue to be at record lows in available homes. Last year in January we had 2.2 months of Inventory, which was low. The previous year (Jan 2019) we had 3.3 months of Inventory. So, the field is still competitive out there which means it is a terrific time to sell a home and if you’re buying, rates are still low hovering around 3.125, so better not to wait!

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area, Jan. 2021:

  • There were 2,579 New Listings in Jan 2021 decreased  6.4% from Jan of 2020’s 2,754, and increased 48.2% from the previous month/Dec’s 1,740.
  • At 1,847, Jan 2021’s Closed Sales are up 11.1% from Jan 2020’s 1,663, and down 33.8% from the previous month/Dec 2020’s total of 2,789
  • At 2,496, Jan 2021’s Pending Sales are up 9.9% from Jan 2020’s 2,271, and also up 24.6% from the previous month/Dec 2020’s total of 2,003.
  • The Average Sale Price in Jan 2021 of $514,700 is up $51,700 from last year/Jan 2020’s $463,000, and up $700. from the previous month/Dec 2020’s $514,000.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price  (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Jan 2021 of $460,000 rose from last year/Jan 2020’s $406,000 by $54,000, and decreased 5,000 from the previous month/Dec 2020’s $455,000


The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for  the month of January 2021 reported:

  • 84 Active Listings (Dec 114)
  • 112 New Listings    (Dec 73)
  •  121 Pending Sales (Dec 110)
  •   92 Closed Sales    (Dec 137)
  • Average Sale Price for Jan: $812,700  (Dec $845,700)
    • NOTE: Higher-Priced vs Lower-Priced Homes Sales can skew the “Average” in any given month.  Lake Oswego has quite a variety, so this tends to be a less meaningful stat, generally speaking, in this niche.
  •  46 Average Days on the Market   (Dec 60)

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