News & Notes ~ May 2018

Happy Summertime!

Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (May) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below:

  • According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, May, 2018:
    • There were 4,665 New Listings in May 2018 which was up 6.3% from May of 2017’s 4,388, and up 16.9% from the previous month/April of 2018’s total of 3,990. ***This was the strongest may for New Listings since 2008 when the number was 5,182.
    • At 2,803, May Closed Sales fell  3.2% from May 2017’s 2,896, and/but were up 11.1% from the previous month/April 2018’s total of 2,523.
    • May’s Pending Sales (accepted offers), at 3,201 dropped 6.8% from May of 2017’s 3,435, but were up 6.4% from the previous month/April 2018’s total of 3,008
    • The Average Sale Price in May of $460,700 was up $20,500 from May 2017’s $440,200, and also up from April 2018’s $452,000 by $8,700.   

Neighborhoods: May’s Average Sale Price + 12-month Appreciation :

  • North Portland:  $418,700              5.7%   (Apr 428,500)
  • NE Portland:  $504,700                   7.0%   (Apr 491,000 )
  • SE Portland:  $404,900                   7.3%   (Apr 422,400)
  • Gresham/Troutdale:   $346,000   10.9%   (Apr 348,400)
  • Milwaukie/Clackamas:  $427,900  8.3%   (Apr 430,200 )
  • Oregon City/Canby:   $435,800      7.4%   (Apr 419,300)
  • Lake Oswego/West Linn:$718,200 7.5%   (Apr 630,500)
  • West Portland:    $603,300             1.2%   (Apr 598,800)
  • NW Wash County:  $564,500          5.0%   (Apr 525,700)
  • Beaverton/Aloha:     $388,700        8.9%   (Apr 394,600)
  • Tigard/Wilsonville:   $471,700        8.8%   (Apr 491,900)
  • Hillsboro/Forest Grove: $397,400  8.4%   (Apr 389,700)

LAKE OSWEGO:

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for the month of May 2018 reported:

    •  341 Active Listings   (Apr 341)
    •  261 New Listings     (Apr 261)
    •  192 Pending Sales  (Apr 192)
    •  154 Closed Sales      (Apr 154)
    • Average Sale Price for May: $718,200  (Apr 630,500)
      • 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.
    •  63 Average Days on the Market   (Apr 63)
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