October real estate forecast shows drop in number of homes sold and home prices
The real estate market has slowed down since an eventful summer market. Even though things have slowed slightly in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market, November is promising to be a strong month for the year.
Median Home-sale price
In October, the number of homes sold dropped from September. The median home-sale price in Bend, Oregon, fell in October, which copies the trend from October of last year. The year-to-date median sales price continued to rise last month, adding a very small amount in October to the previous month’s figure. The median sales price has continued to rise each month in 2016.
The median sales price in September, of $385,750, dropped by 4.2 percent to $369,500. September’s median sales price was the second-highest in the 10 years for which Duke Warner Realty has data. In three of the last four months, the median price has been less than $370,000, a threshold reached in May ($374,000), June ($370,000) and September.
Before 2016, October’s figure of $369,500 would have ranked as the second-highest for any month in the past 10 years, behind the high of $396,250, achieved in May 2007. This is a pretty impressive number considering Central Oregon’s trends concerning the real estate market.
Number of homes sold
The number of homes sold has decreased, with the lowest number sold per month since March. One hundred ninety-two homes were sold in October, and 185 were sold in March. Sales and transactions aren’t processing as fast as they have in recent months, which is to be expected in the fall market. October’s total units sold was the lowest by 12 percent for the last couple of years. September finished with 229 homes sold.
The median home sale price has dropped from September, just like it did in October of last year. Number of homes sold decreased from September to October, lowest since March. This can be attributed to a slower transaction process.
We expect to see a very active market in November, including pending sales moving the following months.