In November, 2017 the Portland metro area saw gains in the number of listings compared to November of last year.  There were 2,416 new listings, a 16.2% increase over last year BUT a 19% decrease compared to last month.  Pending sales also increased 4.6% compared to November 2016, but fell 12.3% compared to last month (October 2017).  Closed sales at 2,387 fell 1.9% short of the 2,434 closings recorded in November last year and also 6.9% short of the 2,565 closings in October 2017.  

Inventory is still tight....  1.9 months supply of homes with the total marketing time increasing to 51 days.  In fact, 2017 has been cooler this year as a whole with closed sales down 3% (29,098) and pending sales also down 6.2% (29,628).    Prices though continue to rise in the metro area, comparing November to November the average sales price rose 8.7% from $394,800 to $429,000.  The median sales price in the same period rose 9.5% from $347,000 to $379,900. You can download the entire 7 page PDF MLS report byCLICKING HERE.  Inside you will see charts and graphs all relating to specific areas of metro Portland.