August Residential Highlights 
August brought mixed activity to the Portland metro area, but closed sales saw some modest gains. At 3,034, closings rose 1.1% compared to last year in August 2016 (3,001) and 8.6% compared to last month in July 2017 (2,793). Pending sales, at 3,072 for the month, edged 1.1% over July 2017 when 3,040 offers were accepted but fell 7.6% short of the 3,325 offers accepted last year in August 2016. New listings, at 4,048, ended 3.7% under both July 2017 when 4,202 new listings were offered, and August 2016 when 4,203 new listings were offered for the month. Inventory decreased to 2.0 months in August. During the same period total market time increased by one day, ending at 34 days. There were 5,940 active residential listings in the Portland metro area in August. 
Year to Date Summary 
Activity has been cooler so far in 2017 compared to 2016. New listings (29,852) are down 2.6%, closed sales (20,990) are down 2.7%, and pending sales (22,296) are down 7.6%. 

Average and Median Sale Prices
Prices continue to rise in the Portland metro area. Comparing 2017 to 2016 through August, the average sale price rose 9.3% from $392,600 to $429,000. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 10.7% from $343,200 to $379,900. Information from the RMLS Market Report