April Residential Highlights
Comparing Aril 2012 with April 2011 shows improvement in both pending and closed sales, which were also up compared to the previous month. There were 2,365 accepted offers, 18.0% more than the 2,005 reported in
April 2011 and 4.1% more than the 2,272 in the previous month. In fact, with the exception of March and April of 2010 which were impacted by deadlines for the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit, the number of pending sales is higher than any month since August 2007. The 1,822 closed sales represent a 13.1% increase over the same month last year, when 1,611 were recorded, and 7.6% more than the 1,694 sales in March.
New listings this April (3,038) were down slightly compared to April last year (3,099), but rose 5.3% compared to March (2,886). The unsold inventory is the lowest it has been since June 2007. It would take only 4.7 months to sell the 8,523 active listings at the April rate of sales.
Comparing the first four months of 2012 with the same period in 2011 shows closed sales increased 13.1% from 5,513 to 6,236.
Pending sales were up by 17.5% increasing from 6,806 to 8,000. New listings were down 9.7% at 12,378 versus 11,182. Total time on market decreased 18.3% from 161 to 132.
When comparing homes prices year-to-date this year and last, there is less than 1% difference in both median sales price and average sales price.
Information from RMLS
Joelle Lewis | RE/MAX Equity Group Lake Oswego
joelle at pdxhomeseller dot com