September 2019 Market Action Report

Real Estate Statistics

September 2019 Market Action Report

RMLS Market Action Report

Pending and closed sales saw gains this month in the Portland metro area, compared with September 2018. Pending sales (2,686) rose 8.7% over the 2,471 offers accepted in September 2018, falling 8.3% short of the 2,929 offers accepted last month in August 2019.

Closed sales (2,377) fared similarly, rising 4.6% from the 2,272 closings recorded last year in September 2018 but showing cooling of 18.1% compared with the 2,901 closings recorded last month in August 2019.

New listings, at 3,470, decreased 3.8% from September 2018 (3,606) and 7.6% from August 2019 (3,757).

Inventory increased slightly to 2.8 months this September, while total market time rose by four days to land at 52 days.

Activity is a bit cooler so far in 2019 compared with 2018. Pending sales (24,126) are down 0.1%, new listings (33,981) are down 1.3%, and closed sales (22,398) are down 2.5%.

Comparing 2019 to 2018 through September, the average sale price has increased 1.1% from $453,800 to $458,900. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 2.5% from $400,000 to $410,000.

Read all of the latest Portland real estate market statistics in this month’s RMLS Market Action Report.



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