News & Notes ~ October 2015 Numbers

Here are the October numbers for Portland and the Lake Oswego/West Linn areas (RMLS lumps them together).

According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, October, 2015:

  • There were 3,063 New Listings in October which was down 10.5% from September (3,424), but up 6.3% from October of 2014.
  • At 2,717, October Closed Sales fell 9.7% from September’s 3,010, and were up  9.2% from October of 2014’s 2,487.
  • October Pending Sales (accepted offers), at 2,996 were up slightky at 0.8% from September’s 2,971, and fared 20.8% better than October of 2014’s 2,480 total.
  •  The Average Sale Price in October of $360,000 was up significantly at $11,000 over September’s $349,000, and also up almost $25,000 over October of 2014’s $335,600. 

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for the month of October 2015 reported:

    •  390 Active Listings  (Sept was 454)
    •  143 New Listings   (Sept was 228 )
    •  142 Pending Sales    (Sept was 181)
    •  139 Closed Sales   (Sept was 181 )
    • Average Sale Price for October of $614,600 (Sept/$574,800. )
      • 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.
    • Average Time on the Market: 73 Days (Sept was 59)
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