Items Tagged with 'Vancouver'


  • Portland House Sales Rise on Lower Median Price

    Portland, Ore. home sales in July saw the first year-over-year increase for any month since 2006, according to MDA DataQuick, but the median sales price declined nearly 2% from June and is down almost 13% from a year ago. The 3,375 new and resale houses and condos sold in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in July 2009 was a 9.3% increase from June and a 5.8% increase from July 2008. It’s the highest number of sold homes since August 2007, when 4,242 were sold, breaking a 40-month streak of continuous year-over-year monthly sales numbers.
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  • Seasonality, Organic Sales Moving Prices in Portland

    Median sales prices inched up from May in the Portland area despite home sales lingering at a 15-year low in June. The median sales price for all house types rose 2.1% from May to $247,960, nearly 13% below the year-ago median price in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA metro area, according to a survey by MDA DataQuick. The real estate information service, which tracks trends nationally, saw 3,088 new and resale houses and condos close escrow during June, up 25.3% from May but still 5.8% below the year-ago level.
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  • Portland Home Sales Drop, Median Mortgage Price Holds

    Portland-area’s May home sales fell to that month’s lowest level in 15 years as the pool of discounted foreclosures dried up, but the median sales prices are not shrinking at the rate of most other western markets. According to a report from MDA DataQuick, a San Diego-based firm that watches real estate data across the nation, foreclosure resales in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metro area jumped to 17.2% of all resales. In most western markets, foreclosed homes make up half of all resales.
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