September Real Estate Forecast Shows a Consistent Fall Market

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We’re still experiencing an active market in Central Oregon. We saw listings and sales slow slightly at the beginning of September due to the back to school rush, but the market has continued to be strong through the end of September and early October. With the number of pending sales and sold listings staying at a consistent high, the slight fall in inventory is hardly affecting the market.

Inventory
The number of active listings grew throughout the summer from 442 in June, 570 in July and to 638 in August. The month of September saw 606 active listings, falling slight from the summer high of 638, which is to be expected as we head into fall, and closer to winter months. At the beginning of October, the number of active listings was at 575.

Time doesn’t appear to be in the buyer’s favor when it comes to looking for homes. Sellers need to keep their pricing competitive. With lots of properties still to choose from, buyers can shop around to find exactly what they want. If they like your property and another for similar reasons, buyers are more likely to choose the property that’s more affordable and competitively priced. Be sure to talk with your Bend Realtor about price. While your realtor can’t tell you what to list your property at, they can advise you what the current market trends are and how to best price your home.

Colder months
Heading into fall, it’s a great time to look at prospective properties. With kids back in school, it’s easier to schedule showings. Fall in Central Oregon tends to still be a highly active time in the real estate market. With a high number of active listings to check out, buyers are finding exactly what they’re looking for. With plenty of price reductions and current low interest rates, it’s the time to go looking for your dream home.

Find the Perfect Home
If you’re interested in looking at available properties, contact our Bend Realtors. At Duke Warner we’re available to help you find the perfect home, or get a home listed. Visit us at dukewarner.com, check out our Facebook page or call us at 541-382-8262.

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