Closed sales saw an upswing this April in the Portland metro area. There were 2,523 closings, a 13.7% increase over April 2017 (2,219) and a 6.4% increase over last month in March 2018 (2,371). New listings (3,990) saw gains as well, outpacing April 2017 (3,759) by 6.1% and March 2018 (3,648) by 9.4%. Pending sales, at 3,008 in April, fell 2.6% short of the 3,088 offers accepted last year in April 2017 but edged 3.9% over the 2,894 offers accepted last month in March 2018.
Inventory increased by a fraction of a month in the Portland metro area in April, ending at 1.8 months. During the same time, total market time decreased to 42 days. There were 4,469 active residential listings in the Portland metro area this April.
Comparing the average price of homes sold in the twelve months ending April 30th of this year ($436,000) with the average price of homes in the twelve months ending April 2017 ($406,400) shows an increase of 7.5%. In the same comparison, the median has increased 9.1% from $355,300 to $387,500.