5 Portland Homes for Sale on the Market Longer than 120 Days

No doubt about it, this year has been a tricky time to find a home for sale in Portland. With inventory low and home prices on the rise, many buyers are feeling the squeeze. How to find a forever home while avoiding the pitfalls of bidding wars and overly inflated prices?

But just because it’s currently a seller’s market doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad time for you to buy a home. If you’re ready, you’re ready. And plenty of tools exist to help you achieve your goal within budget. First, the most important step you can take is to secure a competent buyer’s agent. You’ll want someone on your side who knows the business and can guide you through the home buying process with ease. But in this day and age, you also have unprecedented tools at your disposal here at portlandhomesforsale.com.

How to Find a Deal on a Portland Home Using Our Filters

While you work with your agent (and even before), it’s good to know what tools are available to you to help you find the best deals on homes for sale in Portland. We recently profiled one way to find a deal by using our Biggest Price Drop Last 7 Days VestorFilter™. We definitely recommend checking that out! But it’s not the only way to search for homes for sale in Portland that will give you, the buyer, an edge.

That’s why today we’ll be featuring our Longest on the Market VestorFilter™. Why, you might ask? Well, if you’re initial reaction to the idea of a home sitting on the market too long is that something to do with the property might be fishy… you could be right. Or, you could be wrong!

Oftentimes homes sit on the market for too long for reasons that have nothing to do with the state of the home itself. You could be looking at a stubborn seller who overpriced their home. If the home sits on the market too long, buyers get wary, especially in this time when homes are selling faster than ever. That doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with the home – but it does mean that you’ve cut out a ton of competition from other buyers.

For the savvy buyer, then, these homes that have sat on the market could prove to be huge steals! To find them, we used our Longest on the Market VestorFilter™, but also set a moderate price range. That’s because high end luxury homes will sit on the market longest in general – so be sure to set your price goals!

5 Homes for Sale for More than 120 Days

Now let’s check out five homes that have been on the market the longest in Portland. One of them could be your ticket to an affordable Portland paradise!

#1 – 14210 E Burnside St.


First up, we have a well-cared for home off of East Burnside Street. This is a one level home with great accessibility features, which makes it an excellent option for aging in place. The location also scores some points, being just blocks away from a TriMet station. The real kicker here, though, is the beautiful deck. You’re sure to enjoy the outdoors if you stay in this home.

#2 – 1802 SW Evans St.

1802 SW Evans ST

A fantastic opportunity to own a home in Hillsdale, a highly desirable and charming part of Southeast Portland. Perks of this home include an updated kitchen with newer appliances and hardwood floors. Additionally, this could be a great chance for development. The already established ADU needs repair, but being on a decent sized lot and with new regulations for ADUs in the works, this one would make a good investment property.

#3 – 3317 NE Cadet Ave.


Now for a little trip to Northeast Portland. Situated between Rose City Park and Parkrose, this gorgeous home features beautiful views from its enormous western-facing deck. wraparound deck. Floor to ceiling windows seal the deal. This property has also dropped in price by over $80,000 – which likely means the sellers are ready to make a deal.

#4 – 5545 NE Halsey St.


In the mood for something a little more classic, vintage? Check out this English cottage just north of Normandale Park in Northeast Portland. This one is fully move-in ready with a bright and sunny living room complete with an inviting fireplace. Wood accents throughout keep the period charm alive. Outside you’ll find refuge as well in the wide stone patio in a sheltered backyard. Plenty of room for al fresco dining – imagine having your friends over in this gem!

#5 – 4250 SW 91st Ave.

4250 SW 91ST AVE

Let’s finish off with another one level home, and one that’s sure to please. You’ve got a huge lot here – nearly half an acre – that could potentially be divided or have room for an ADU. This is a quiet, suburban part of Southwest Portland between Beaverton and downtown. This one could use a little TLC on the interior, but it’s ripe for becoming your dream home with its large covered deck and enormous yard.

Let’s Go Check Them Out Together

If you’re ready to find the top Portland homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. These listings aren’t for you? Not to worry! We have plenty more. Browse as you will – and use our VestorFilters™ to customize your search. Whether you’re looking for a steal on a moderately priced home or a luxury estate, we have you covered. Call us at 503-773-0000 to find out more or schedule a tour.