News & Notes ~ August 2016

Here are the latest/August numbers for the entire Portland area:

According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, June, 2016:

  • There were 4,203 New Listings in August which was down 3.9% from July, and up 8.3% from August of 2015.
  • At 3,001, August Closed Sales were up 8.1% from July’s 2,776, and down 3.1% from August of 2015’s 3,098.
  • August Pending Sales (Accepted Offers), at 3,325 were up  0.7% from July’s 3,302, and were also  0.7% lower than August of 2015’s 3,347.
  • The Average Sale Price in August of $400,100 was down $7,000 from July’s $407,100, and also up around $35,500 from August of 2015’s $364,600. 


The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  (RMLS lumps them together) for the month of August 2016 reported:

    •  452 Active Listings (July/410)
    •  229 New Listings    (July/288)
    •  162 Pending Sales  (July/189)
    •  166 Closed Sales     (July/165)
    • Average Sale Price for August: $619,600   (July/ $650,200)
      • 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: 59 Days  (July /45)

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