Portland Area Real Estate Stats + LO ~ Feb 2022

Here is your look at what’s been happening in the overall Portland area including individual areas of the metro, and with Lake Oswego broken out below:

Overview/Fluctuations ~

Market Data February 2022:                         

In the first two months of 2022 as compared with the same period in 2021, New Listings have decreased 3.6%, Pending Sales have slightly increased at 0.6% and Closed Sales decreased 1.0%.        Supply is still the drama queen affecting the local market and remains at historic lows, meaning Buyers are in heavy competition over what’s available. The other factor is rates. They are going to be going up, and not likely coming back down as low as they’ve been anytime soon, so if you’re wanting to purchase a home, it would be a good idea not to put it off.

Rates: “We have seen extreme volatility in the markets over the last few weeks. Right now 30-year fixed rates stand at about 4.125%.” Gary Boyer, Regional VP, Directors Mortgage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

According to the RMLS data  for the Portland Metro Area- Feb 2022:

  • There were 2,571 New Listings in Feb 2022 increased 3.9% from Feb of 2021’s 2,474,  and increased 11.4% from the previous month/Jan’s 2,307.
  • At 1,939  Feb 2022’s Closed Sales are down 2.0% from Feb 2021’s 1,978, and up 4.6% from the previous month/Jan 2022’s total of 1,853
  • At 2,452 Feb 2022’s Pending Sales are up 11.1% from Feb 2021’s 2,208, and up 7.2% from the previous month/Jan 2022’s total of 2,287.
  • The Average Sale Price in Feb 2022 of $582,200 is up $40,200 from last year/Feb 2021’s $542,000, and down a bit at $4,400 from the previous month/Jan’s $586,600.  
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Feb 2022 of $525,000 rose from last year/Feb 2021’s $479,100 by $45,900, and $13,000 from the previous month/Jan’s $512,000.

LAKE OSWEGO:

60 Active Listings (Jan 61)
110 New Listings  (Jan 83)
103 Pending Sales (Jan 78)
66 Closed Sales  (Jan 82)
Average Sale Price for Feb: $890,200 (Jan $1,054,400)
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.
25 Days on the Market   (Jan 29)

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