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2019-05-17 18:04:54
Lake Oswego Real Estate RMLS Market Action Report April 2019

Once again in our Portland metro real estate market, we are finding ourselves in yet another sellers' market.  If you are still on the fence about selling your home, now is still a good time.  Prices are still increasing and in fact have increased by 3.6%.

Granted the appreciation level has slowed down.  Lake Oswego saw only 2.8% price appreciation within the last 12 months and pending sales in Lake Oswego/West Linn are down by -15.6% ytd. All in all, still a good time to buy and still a good time to sell. If you are waiting to do either, don't wait too long!bettyjung.com

However, some agents are sweating low appraisals on listings and are receiving them, but there are still multiple offers in some areas and in certain price ranges.  Right now houses under $500,000 seem to be 'hot'.  Investors buying multi-family properties are also facing multiple offers and well over list price offers are being accepted.

While listings are increasing, we still are not at a normal real estate market.  5-6 months of inventory is needed to be at what is considered 'normal'.  Lake Oswego/West Linn currently has 2.9 months of inventory, a higher level than the Portland metro area at 2.2 months, but well below a normal market too. Again, if inventory of houses for sale does not increase, prices will continue to increase too as we have seen; albeit, not at a high level of appreciation as in the past however.  But summer is coming, and while most think that is a busy time, it is not.  There are weddings, graduations, vacations, etc etc which does slow down the market specifically in June. So if you are a buyer, June might reward you with making a good purchase.

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April Residential Highlights

The Portland metro area saw mostly gains this April, with new listings leading the way.

There were 4,210 new listings, a 5.5% increase over April 2018 (3,990) and a 20.1% increase over the 3,504 offered last month in March 2019. This was the strongest April for new listings in the area since 2010, when 4,713 were offered.

 

Pending Sales

Pending sales, at 3,102 in April, increased 3.1% over April 2018 (3,008) and 13.3% over March 201 (2,738).

Closed Sales

There were 2,409 closings in the region in April, a 10.4% increase over March 2019 (2,183) but a decrease of 4.5% from the 2,523 closings recorded last year in April 2018.

Days On The Market

Total market time decreased in April to 53 days, with inventory holding steady at 2.2 months. There were 5,400 active residential listings in the Portland metro area in April.

Average And Median Sale Prices

Comparing 2019 to 2018 through April, the average sale price has increased 0.3% from $444,600 to
$445,900. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 1.2% from $395,000 to $399,600.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are still increasing in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are are still low and there is still buyer demand. If you want to know the value of your home in today's real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

SEARCH FOR REAL ESTATE

There are links above to search for real estate.  Or check out my website where you can search or you can use my mobile phone app as well. My website and mobile app provide you with access to all listings available on the RMLS™ system regardless of who the listing agent or brokerage may be. Listings are updated frequently throughout the day giving you the information you need, when you need it.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I'd love to be your buyer's agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! 'There is no substitute for experience.'

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