May 2022 Numbers

Overview/Fluctuations ~ Market Data:
Listings, Accepted Offers and Sales are up overall from the prior month and a bit down from last May. Most neighborhoods in the Portland area saw their Average Price rising over the previous month, and Inventory is finally back up to where it was last August, which is still historically low. Of course the big story at this moment is rates:
Rates: “The market has experienced a dramatic move higher as the Federal Reserve fights inflation. Currently 30-year fixed rates are right at 6.0%” Gary Boyer, Regional VP, Directors Mortgage

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area-May 2022:

  • There were 3,853 New Listings in May 2022 decreased 3.0% from May of 2021’s 3,971, and increased 4.6% from the previous month/April’s 3,684.
  • At 2,916  May 2022’s Closed Sales are down 8.4% from May 2021’s 3,183, and up 4.8% from the previous month/April’s 2022’s total of 2,782
  • At 3,122 May 2022’s Pending Sales are down 16.0% from May 2021’s 3,717, and increased 3.9% over the previous month/April 2022’s total of 3,005.
  • The Average Sale Price in May 2022 of $649,600 is up $67,400 from last year/May 2021’s $582,200, and up $16,700 from the previous month/April’s $632,900.  
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in May2022 of $575,000 rose from last year/May 2021’s $515,000 by $60,000, and $15,000 from the previous month/April’s $560,000.

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