July 2019 Market Action Report
RMLS Market Action Report
Closed sales had the strongest numbers this July in the Portland metro area. At 2,994, closings outpaced July 2018 (2,736) by 7.6% and June 2019 (2,756) by 6.8%. This was the strongest July for closings in the area since 2015, when 3,452 closings were recorded.
Pending sales, at 2,998, fell 2.4% short of July 2018 (3,071) and 2.8% short of June 2019 (3,083).
Similarly, new listings (3,966) ended 8.0% under the 4,312 offered last year in July 2018 and 7.4% under the 4,281 offered last month in June2019.
Inventory decreased slightly in July to end at 2.3 months. During the same period, total market time rose by one day to 43 days. There were 6,797 active residential listings in the Portland metro area this July.
Activity is mixed so far in 2019 compared with 2018. New listings (26,629) are up 0.7%, while pending sales (18,778) are down 2.3% and closed sales (16,903) are down 3.1%.
Comparing 2019 to 2018 through July, the average sale price has increased 1.0% from $453,600 to $458,300. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 2.0% from $400,000 to $408,000.
Read all of the latest Portland real estate market statistics in this month’s RMLS Market Action Report.
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