Portland Market Stats & Neighborhood Report ~ Aug 2023


Overview/Fluctuations ~ August 2023 Market Data:   Sept 18, 2023

Here’s our mid-month look at the released numbers from the prior month~

We’re heading into the Fall season now, where activity tends to pick up after a lull/last hurrah of vacations in August. We tend to see an uptick in Listings and Buyers seem to be out in dedicated fashion.

In August Inventory showed a bit of a dip but not much. We still have a pretty pronounced shortage of homes persisting. Prices are down from July in most places. Check out the Neighborhood Report below for specifics on various parts of Portland’s metro & surrounding areas.

Rates (9/22/23): “It’s not clear when interest rates will begin to drop. However, the good news is that all of the major Central Banks chose not to raise this week. This is a big change from the past 18 months of activity.”       Gary Boyer, Regional VP, Directors Mortgage

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area-August 2023:

  • There were 2,923 New Listings in August which is down 8.9% from 3,209 in August 2022 and up 0.8% from the 2,899 in the previous month/July.
  • At 2,155 August 2023’s Closed Sales (Solds) are down 16.5% from August 2022’s 2,581, and increased 12.7% from the previous month’s total of 1,912.
  • At 2,053 August 2023’s Pending Sales (Accepted Offers) are down 18.9% from August 2022’s 2,530, and also down 4.3% from the previous month/July’s total of 2145.
  • The Average Sale Price for August 2023 of, $608,300 is up a slight  $600. from last year/August 2022’s $607,700, and down $12,100 from the previous month/July’s $620,400. 
  • The “Median Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in August 2023 of $536,000 dropped $12,400 from August 2022’s $548,400, & $13,900 from July’s $549,900.

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