Bend Real Estate Market Update Q3 2016
Welcome to our Bend Real Estate Market Update for the Third Quarter of 2016. These statistics are for stick built homes on 1.0 acre or less in Bend zip codes 97701, 97702 and 97703 and do not include manufactured homes, condos, or townhomes. This report uses market data based on transactions that closed from January 1 through September 30, 2016. All statistics come directly from the Central Oregon MLS. The first portion of this report looks at the Bend real estate market in its entirety. Latter sections focus on more specific segments of the market.
Bend Market-wide Activity
At the end of September 2016, there were 446 single-family homes for sale, 216 pending sales, and 1942 homes had sold through the third quarter of 2016. The number of homes sold is up 4.69% from this time last year while inventory is down 11.33%. We currently have about 2 months of inventory, which is very low and means we’re still experiencing a seller’s market. (Months of inventory is the time it would take to sell all current listings at the current sales pace if no new listings became available.)
The most home sales occurred in the $250,000 – $299,999 price range with 395 closed transactions, followed by the $300,000 – $349,999 price range with 374 closed transactions. It is worth mentioning that at the time these statistics were compiled, there was not a single home listed for sale in Bend, OR under $200,000. There were only 9 homes for sale in the $200,000 – $249,999 price range.
Bend Home Values
Bend, Oregon home values continue to rise, although over the last couple of years the rate has slowed to single digits for the most part. Compared to this time last year, the average sales price increased 9.36% to $419,591 and the median sales price increased 10.71% to $359,818.
Home values within the Bend city limits varied significantly, particularly from the west side to the east side. The table below includes the average and median sales prices for NW, SW, NE, and SE Bend.
At the end of Q3 2016 there were 146 new homes for sale, making up 32% of all active listings. Of the 1942 homes that sold through Q3 2016, 477 were new homes, accounting for 25% of all home sales. There were 100 pending home sales in the new construction segment of the market, which is 46% of all pending sales. The average sales price for new construction was $424,209 and the median sales price was $358,164.
We hope you find this market update useful and informative, and we welcome any questions you may have. If you are interested in a market update for your neighborhood or any other segment of the market (e.g. bare land or acreage properties) please contact us for a custom report.