Apparently, Aumsville Oregon missed the real estate memo letting them know that the market stinks everywhere. Really it is supposed to be horrible everywhere per the media. This small town seems confused because their current inventory is a mere 3.8 months. Apparently, no one sent, or those Aumsvillians? Aumsvillites? didn’t read it because 3.85 months of inventory is considered a seller’s market (4-6 months inventory is neutral). What’s up with that?
Their 2nd quarter sales volume has remained fairly steady through this recession. If you look at the 2nd quarter data for the decade you can see the nice bump during the bubble time. Now it looks deceptive, but Aumsville is so small that when a subdivision like Highberger Meadows goes in, it makes a huge difference in the real estate market. The new construction homes sold fairly well in this quarter. The prices are great for the size and amenities AND Aumsville qualifies for the USDA loans which is one of the very few 100% financing programs. Close to Salem qualifies for 100% financing, has a nice new subdivision…what’s not to like and buyers seems to think so as well.
Unlike the Salem Oregon real estate market, the Aumsville market has been hovering around 6 months of inventory for a while. This plunge in inventory is a little bit of a surprise, but not totally unexpected. Not sure it will stay in a seller’s market for the whole year, but probably a neutral market. If you want to see homes that are currently on the Aumsville real estate market, you can search for homes here.