Quite a while ago I heard a speaker say it is always either a real estate market that favors sellers or a real estate market that favors buyers and there is no such thing as a “normal” real estate market. Markets either go up or down and rarely are there any balanced real estate markets (favoring both buyers and sellers).Copyright Betty Jung

Lake Oswego Real Estate Market

I have to agree somewhat as in the many years I have been selling Lake Oswego real estate now, each real estate market has been different.  And, there have only been a few times when I have seen where we have had a balanced real estate market.

What Is A Normal Lake Oswego Real Estate Market?

Can we say that the years during the height of the real estate boom we had a “normal” market?  Can we say that during the “great recession” that it was a normal real estate market”?  I don’t think so.

We sometimes say that a Lake Oswego real estate market is “balanced” when it has between 5-6 months (or under 7 months) of inventory, favoring both buyers and sellers. But most times, that balanced market is very short lived, because our Lake Oswego real estate market quickly turns toward favoring either only the buyers or only the sellers again.

A Look At Past Lake Oswego Real Estate Markets

What we do know is:

  • November 2017 — Lake Oswego had 3.4 months of inventory (compared to Portland which had 1.9) favoring sellers.
  • November 2010 — Lake Oswego had 12.9 months of inventory (compared to Portland which had 10.2) favoring buyers.
  • November 2007 — Lake Oswego had 8.7 months of inventory (compared to Portland which had 8.3) favoring buyers.
  • November 2000 – Lake Oswego had 8.6 months of inventory (compared to Portland which had 8.9) favoring buyers.

Lake Oswego sellers have been in their “happy place” for quite a while, but as inventory of houses increases, there will once again be a shift. However, we are still in a seller’s real estate market.

Will that happen in 2018? I personally think it will take all, if not most, of 2018 to get to where our Lake Oswego real estate will once again favor buyers, if at all.  But if you have been following this blog, you have seen that it is slowly, very slowly, creeping towards that direction.

We don’t have the year-end stats yet and how December looked in 2017.  Those RMLS™ stats will be published mid-January and I will post the information here.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

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