After several months of rather dramatic fluctuations in the median price of Active listings, the Tumalo real estate market experienced another sizable increase. After falling from $649,900 in February to $589,000 in March then bouncing up to $649,900 in April, it rose again in May, to $694,000. That’s the highest it’s been since December 2010.
It’s almost as if Tumalo’s sellers were all notified that two of the seven sales in May were for more than a million dollars (and a third was close, at $899,000) and decided to act accordingly. It’s been quite some time since any locale in Central Oregon saw multiple million-dollar Residential with Acreage sales in a single month.
Actually, the overall increase in list price can be attributed to the fact that seven of the 14 new listings were priced at $800,000 or more (with one at $3,400,000). In fact, by the end of May, only 12 of the 65 Active listings were priced below $400,000. That’s just what Tumalo doesn’t need, though: more competition at the high end of the market, where buyers are harder to come by.
It’ll be interesting to see if those million-dollar buyers continue to choose Tumalo as their Central Oregon destination of choice (there has been only one other million-dollar Residential with Acreage sale in all of Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties this year!). If so, a higher price tag may be the trend in Tumalo.
Although the overall inventory did increase slightly this month (from a 10.3-month supply in April to a 10.8-month supply in May), Tumalo is still in much better shape than it was two years ago at this time (when there was a 33-month supply!) or a year ago (when there was a 14.2-month supply).
As a horse-property specialist, Tumalo has always been of particular interest to me because that’s where you’ll find many of the most desirable horse properties in Central Oregon. Because its boundaries are up to interpretation, please consider the following statistics a general barometer of the area’s real estate activity that includes most, but not necessarily all, of the listings in Tumalo.
Here are a few May highlights of the Tumalo real estate market:
Active Residential With Acreage Listings in Tumalo:
Contingent Residential With Acreage Sales in Tumalo: 0
Pending Residential With Acreage Sales in Tumalo: 4
Residential With Acreage Closed Sales in Tumalo: 7
Average Days on Market: 237 days for Active RW listings
428 days for RW listings sold in May
Median Sales Price:
for Active RW listings
$439,000 for RW listings sold in May
Residential with Acreage: 10.8-month supply (72 sales in the previous 12 months)
Least-Expensive Residential with Acreage Active Listing: $190,000
Most-Expensive Residential with Acreage Active Listing: $3,400,000
Price Point with the Most Active Listings: $450,000-$499,999 (8 listings)
Listings at $1,000,000 or more:
If you’re interested in studying the market in more depth, below are several charts that capture various aspects of the Tumalo real estate market in detail.
Tumalo, Oregon Real Estate Market Report for May 2011
Tumalo, Oregon Real Estate Market Report for May 2011
Tumalo, Oregon Real Estate Market Report for May 2011
Thinking of making a move to Tumalo? I’d love to help you find the perfect Central Oregon property. You can reach me by phone or text at (541) 480-0987 or by email.

About the Author:

Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond and Bend.