Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eugene RMLS Market Action Report – December 2008

The Regional Multiple Listing Service released the Market Action Report this week and the median sale price for December 2008 was $200,000 this is an 11.3% decrease from the median sale price for December 2007.

The Eugene residential real estate market peaked in June 2007 with a median sale price of $243,300. Prices have now fallen 17.8% from that peak.

Months of supply (total inventory/monthly sales) is at 10.7 months compared to the 7.0 months of supply for the same month last year. A balanced market has about 7 months of supply.

The first graph compares the median and average sale price with the months of supply. Click on any graph for a sharper image.

The second graph shows the total supply of homes available for sale. This is simply a calculation of the months closed sales multiplied by the months of supply. There are currently 1,893 homes for sale; this is an increase of 8.6% from the same month the year before.

The third chart shows closed sales by month. There were 177 closed sales during the month; a decrease of 28.9% from the same month the year before.

The fourth chart shows new listings by month. There were 238 new listings during the month; a decrease of 20.1% from the same month the year before.

The final graph shows how affordable the median priced home is for a family of four. History indicates the ratio is usually between 2.5 and 3.0. Prices would have to fall 16.8% from the current median for the ratio to reach 3.0.


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