The latest RMLS Market Action report for the greater Portland Metro area shows closed sales rose 4% and pending sales increased 6% when comparing overall activity from 2010 with that of 2011. For the year, the average sale price dropped 6.7%, from $282,100 to $263,300, and new listings were down 25.4%.
When comparing December 2011 to December of 2010, closed sales were up 10.3%, pending sales increased 19.3% and new listings were down 11.7%. At December’s rate of sales, it would take approximately 5.3 months (the shortest time period in recent years) to sell the 8,612 active residential listings on the market.
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