The Chairman’s Report, a Real Estate Update from Bert Waugh, Jr.

The Chairman's Report





Portlant Metro RMLS Report: Comparing first quarter of 2012 with the same period in 2011, closed sales increased 12.2%. There were more closed sales in the first three months of 2012 than in any first quarter since 2007. Pending sales were up 18.2% in the quarterly comparison, with new listings decreasing by 12%.

A comparison of first quarter prices this year and last shows average sales price declined less than one-half percent. The average sale price was $251,700 in the first quarter of this year and $252,800 in the comparable period last year. The median sale price decreased 1.4% ($212,000 this year and $215,000 in 2011).

Total days on market decreased by 17.9%  …  click here to read the full report.




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