A recent article in The Bulletin indicates that the local real estate market may be shaping up for recovery. The number of homes for sale is roughly 50% off its peak of August 2007. Low home prices, low interest rates, and the tax credit incentive have all contributed to the increase in home sales. An inventory of 6 months is considered to be a balanced market. Anything less signifies a seller’s market and anything greater indicates a buyer’s market. For homes listed at $300,000 or less, which is the most active segment of the market, the inventory is currently 3 months. Bend’s median home price seems to have bottomed at $195,000 in April of this year and currently sits at $220,000.
Read the entire article here: Housing Inventory Plummets in Bend