A Guide to Lake Oswego Real Estate and Community
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Market Activity June 17-23, 2019

We had a great week of real estate activity in Lake Oswego last week. 23 properties came onto the market, 24 moved into pending status, and 26 closed/sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (June 17-23, 2019)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft
45 Eagle Crest Dr #516 Condo $190,000 0 1 600
4 Touchstone #143 Condo $249,000 3 3 1351
3944 Carman Dr Condo $329,000 2 2.5 101
1308 Cornell St Detached $495,000 4 2 1750
7190 Childs Rd Detached $535,000 3 2.5 2316
225 Hidalgo Detached $535,000 3 2.5 2316
19211 Indian Springs Rd Detached $599,900 4 3 2132
17921 Cedar Rd Detached $617,000 6 3 2872
14664 Rainbow Dr Detached $635,000 3 2.5 3122
2 Morningview Ln Detached $685,000 4 3.5 2898
5350 Dawn St Detached $795,000 3 3 2420
4553 Snowbrush Ct Detached $819,000 5 3.5 3808
12511 Shelby Ct Detached $925,000 5 3.5 3641
5476 Southwood Dr Detached $950,000 5 3 3858
19253 Childs Ct Detached $989,000 3 3 2675
2008 Ridgewood Rd Detached $1,170,000 4 4.5 4268
772 8th St Detached $1,195,000 4 2.5 3081
3540 Red Cedar Way Detached $1,295,000 4 3.5 4023
13366 Briarwood Ln Detached $1,345,000 4 3 3243
13344 Briarwood Ln Detached $1,345,000 4 3 3243
1640 Country Commons Detached $1,595,000 4 4.5 5373
13322 Briarwood Ln Detached $1,650,000 4 4 3921
17613 Kelok Rd Detached $2,095,000 4 3 4750

Pending Sales (June 17-23, 2019)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft CDOM
12 Cervantes Cir 7-A Condo $200,000 2 1.5 912 2
10 Cervantes Cir 7-B Condo $209,900 2 1.5 912 33
51 Galen St Condo $250,000 2 2 993 19
233 Cervantes Cir Condo $275,000 2 1.5 1216 189
245 Cervantes Cir Condo $279,999 2 2 1292 5
5060 Foothills Dr F Condo $349,000 2 2 1252 6
45 Greenridge Townhome $465,000 3 2.5 1652 6
47 Oriole Detached $479,000 3 2.5 1882 18
16722 Lake Forest Blvd Detached $509,900 4 2 1968 15
2380 Dellwood Dr Detached $549,999 4 3.5 2407 5
13388 Auburn Ct Attached $609,000 3 2.5 2492 134
1640 Maple St Detached $625,000 3 2 2091 6
4120 Orchard Way Detached $739,000 4 3 3123 22
5655 Southwood Dr Detached $769,900 4 3 2946 1
4224 Albert Circ Detached $808,000 3 2.5 2588 4
197 Furnace St Condo $839,000 2 2.5 2091 0
6044 Clairmont Ct Detached $849,500 4 2.5 3430 274
114 3rd St Detached $885,000 2 1 1140 11
13707 Fielding Rd Detached $899,000 4 3 3337 865
5728 Bay Creek Dr Detached $945,000 5 2.5 3598 25
2464 Palisades Crest Dr Detached $1,100,000 5 3.5 4012 47
17525 Cherry Ct Detached $1,299,000 5 3.5 4559 64
18135 Crestline Dr Detached $1,495,000 4 2.5 2673 64
3137 Douglas Cir Detached $1,750,000 4 3.5 4378 20

Sold/Closed (June 17-23, 2019)

Address Type List Price Sold Price Sq Ft CDOM
4647 Lakeview Blvd D1 Condo $189,900 $189,300 753 19
4 Touchstone #120 Condo $214,900 $214,900 1,351 4
155 Oswego Summit Condo $265,000 $265,000 1506 13
3814 Botticelli St Condo $274,900 $269,900 1055 41
5054 Foothills St Condo $334,900 $327,000 1252 28
48 Greenridge Ct Townhouse $450,000 $437,500 2147 14
13188 Vermeer Dr Detached $529,000 $511,000 1862 16
4261 Collins Way Detached $525,000 $525,000 1476 7
17622 Sydni Ct Townhouse $540,000 $530,000 2182 0
23 Spinosa Detached $595,000 $535,000 2767 171
18667 Pilkington Rd Detached $600,000 $557,700 2512 84
1804 Oak Knoll Ct Detached $675,000 $590,000 2667 69
15518 Heritage Ct Detached $625,000 $640,000 2700 2
6 Scarborough Dr Detached $619,000 $655,000 2513 5
5554 Luce Ln Detached $799,900 $750,000 3269 68
15717 Murwood Ct Detached $769,000 $769,000 2386 3
14292 Meadow Grass St Detached $795,800 $795,800 2759 5
3710 Marquis Ct Detached $968,950 $845,000 3827 126
4581 Hastings Pl Detached $825,000 $851,100 2985 5
649 3rd St Condo $859,900 $859,900 2274 201
12391 Clara Ln Detached $950,000 $1,023,000 2972 5
324 9th St Detached $1,299,900 $1,100,000 2743 46
1835 Cedar Ct Detached $1,199,000 $1,100,000 3165 15
892 8th St Detached $1,299,000 $1,250,000 2747 122
792 2nd St Detached $1,269,000 $1,269,900 2786 87
1051 Sunningdale Rd Detached $1,695,000 $1,703,000 4298 2

Criteria: Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

News & Notes ~ May 2019 Numbers

Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (April 2019) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below.

According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, May, 2019:

  • There were 4,902  New Listings in May 2019 which was up 5.1%  from May of 2018’s 4,665, and a whopping 16.4% increase over the previous month/April’s 4,210.  (***Strongest May since 2008 which was 5,182.)
  • At 2,969 May 2019’s Closed Sales were up 5.9% from May 2018’s 2,803, and again, a whopping 23.2% increase over the previous month/April 2019’s total of 2,409. (***Strongest May since 2006 which was 3,054.)
  • May 2019’s Pending Sales (accepted offers), at 3,292 were up 2.8% from May of 2018’s 3,201, and also up 6.1% from the previous month/April 2019’s total of  3,102.
  • The Average Sale Price in May 2019 of $471,200 rose $10,500 from last year/May 2018’s $460,700, and was up $19,100 from the previous month/April 2019’s $452,100.  
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in April 2019 of $420,000 was up from last year/April 2018’s $409,000 by $11,000, and up $15,000.00, from the previous month/April 2019’s $405,000 .   

Neighborhoods: May’s Average Sale Price + 12-month Appreciation :

  • North Portland:  $426,300              1.6%   (Apr 421,300 )
    •                                                     YTD Median: $405,000
  • NE Portland:  $534,500                   0.7%   (Apr 446,800  )
    •                                                     YTD Median: $406,500
  • SE Portland:  $433,500                   4.2%   (Apr 422,100)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $373,500
  • Gresham/Troutdale:   $368,200     5.4%   (Apr 390,300)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $353,500
  • Milwaukie/Clackamas:  $444,600  2.6%   (Apr 452,900)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $409,000
  • Oregon City/Canby:   $435,700      6.3%   (Apr 432,800)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $405,000
  • Lake Oswego/West Linn:$695,600 0.9%   (Apr 654,900)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $580,000
  • West Portland:    $637,800             2.3%   (Apr 578,000)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $525,000
  • NW Wash County:  $536,900         -0.4%   (Apr 538,500)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $510,100
  • Beaverton/Aloha:     $414,200       7.5%   (Apr 393,000)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $389,000
  • Tigard/Wilsonville:   $472,100        3.0%   (Apr 467,500)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $435,000
  • Hillsboro/Forest Grove: $423,400  4.2%   (Apr 395,200)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $379,900

LAKE OSWEGO:

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for  the month of May 2019 reported:

    •  450 Active Listings  (Apr 385)
    •  318 New Listings     (Apr 285)
    •  187 Pending Sales   (Apr 162)
    •  161 Closed Sales      (Apr 131)
    • Average Sale Price for March: $695,600  (Apr $654,900)
      • NOTE: Higher-Priced vs Lower-Priced Homes Sales can skew the “Average” in any given month.  Lake Oswego has quite a variety, so this tends to be a less meaningful stat, generally speaking, in this niche.
    •  64 Average Days on the Market   (Apr 62)

 

Market Activity ~ June 10-16, 2019

There are a total of 305 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 20 New properties entered the market, 23 moved to Pending status, and 21 were “Closed”/Sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

NEW on Mkt (June 10-16, 2019)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type
47 EAGLE CREST DR #60 $224,900 3 2 1026 ATTACHD
750 1ST ST #D22 $269,000 2 2 1350 CONDO
5 BLOCH TER $399,900 3 2.1 1972 TOWNHSE
5787 BALEINE ST $419,900 3 1 960 DETACHD
45 GREENRIDGE CT $465,000 3 2.1 1652 TOWNHSE
6024 FERNBROOK CIR $475,000 3 2 1616 DETACHD
908 BICKNER ST $499,500 3 2 2263 DETACHD
524 2ND ST $539,500 2 2.1 1547 CONDO
1640 MAPLE ST $625,000 3 2 2091 DETACHD
4938 MULHOLLAND DR $629,900 3 2.1 2558 ATTACHD
21 GROUSE TER $647,000 4 2.1 3108 DETACHD
25 EL GRECO ST $685,000 6 3 3731 DETACHD
17790 WESTVIEW DR $689,900 4 3 3387 DETACHD
2358 SUMMIT DR $880,000 3 2.1 2995 DETACHD
2151 CREST DR $975,000 4 2.1 4027 DETACHD
15469 DIAMOND HEAD RD $1,298,000 4 3 3734 DETACHD
16359 CHAPIN WAY $1,395,000 4 3.1 4158 DETACHD
13711 FIELDING RD $1,500,000 4 4 4649 DETACHD
3180 DOUGLAS CIR $1,625,000 5 2.2 4768 DETACHD
6720 CHILDS RD $1,950,000 5 4.1 6898 DETACHD

PENDING SALES (June 10-16, 2019)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
17 OSWEGO SMT / Grnd $125,000 1 1 764 CONDO 4
5061 FOOTHILLS DR #G $311,900 2 2 991 CONDO 56
9 EAGLE CREST DR $429,000 3 2 1492 DETACHD 5
4201 COBB WAY $499,500 4 3 2242 DETACHD 3
27 PARTRIDGE LN $549,000 3 2 2493 DETACHD 28
5955 WASHINGTON CT $575,000 5 2.1 2554 DETACHD 31
19111 INDIAN SPRINGS RD $579,000 6 3.1 2432 DETACHD 19
17644 SYDNI CT $599,000 4 2.1 2460 TOWNHSE 32
1926 WOODLAND TER $609,900 4 3 2752 DETACHD 4
209 HIDALGO ST $615,000 4 2.1 2609 DETACHD 3
1588 CHERRY LN $649,987 3 2 2001 DETACHD 207
2388 OVERLOOK DR $650,000 4 3 2765 DETACHD 25
16134 WHITE OAKS DR $699,999 4 2.1 2613 DETACHD 23
5492 YORKSHIRE PL $719,900 4 2.1 2462 DETACHD 17
13488 SNOWBERRY CT $729,000 4 2.1 3073 DETACHD 38
18018 GIMLEY CT $754,900 4 3 3612 DETACHD 371
750 BRIERCLIFF LN $769,000 3 3 2682 DETACHD 33
2272 PARK RD $779,900 3 3 2325 DETACHD 2
16176 MATTHEW CT $839,900 4 2.1 3474 DETACHD 7
4250 VIRGINIA WAY $849,000 5 5 3283 DETACHD 2
909 CUMBERLAND PL $950,000 4 3 3267 DETACHD 72
15446 BOONES WAY $1,300,000 3 2.1 3364 ATTACHD 33
2088 CREST DR $3,499,000 4 5.1 7737 DETACHD 1337

SOLD (June 10-16, 2019)

Address Opening Price Closed Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
4625 LAKEVIEW BLVD / Grnd $199,900 $194,880 1 1 753 CONDO 29
3433 MCNARY PKWY #211 $216,000 $216,000 2 2 1008 CONDO 41
1444 BOCA RATAN DR $369,000 $363,000 3 2 1393 ATTACHD 5
50 NORTHVIEW CT $499,900 $495,000 3 2.1 2206 TOWNHSE 14
13786 REGENCY CT $560,000 $533,000 3 2 2045 DETACHD 65
20 AQUINAS ST $549,900 $549,900 4 2.1 1837 DETACHD 7
647 2ND ST $579,900 $579,900 2 2 1457 ATTACHD 36
13342 AUBURN CT $614,900 $610,000 3 2.1 2492 ATTACHD 13
4660 BLACK FOREST CT $575,000 $611,000 4 2.1 2157 DETACHD 1
2227 HILLSIDE DR $675,000 $665,000 4 3 3003 DETACHD 204
4362 GLACIER LILY ST $719,000 $731,000 4 2.1 2808 DETACHD 4
17566 BLUE HERON CT $774,800 $764,800 4 3 2681 DETACHD 15
203 HIDALGO ST $800,000 $775,000 4 3.1 4310 DETACHD 4
1961 SUMMIT DR $896,000 $861,000 3 2.1 3137 DETACHD 51
5421 BAY CREEK DR $799,900 $865,000 4 2.1 3232 DETACHD 1
14520 PFEIFER DR $882,000 $875,000 4 3.1 4013 DETACHD 213
1111 BAYBERRY RD $1,098,000 $1,000,000 3 2 2042 DETACHD 46
3822 LAKE GROVE AVE $1,500,000 $1,150,000 5 3.2 5335 DETACHD 363
13078 FIELDING RD $1,500,000 $1,250,000 4 2 3936 DETACHD 15
3127 DOUGLAS CIR $1,579,000 $1,549,000 4 3.1 3870 DETACHD 170
1475 OAK TER $2,450,000 $2,208,000 3 3.1 3674 DETACHD 23

Criteria: Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

One of the big events in Lake Oswego each year is the Festival of the Arts. It always occurs in the later half of June, so it pretty much kicks off the summer. This year’s event, the 56th annual, will be June 21-23. It takes place at the Lakewood Center for the arts and also across the street at George Roger’s Park. It is free to attend. Specific hours are 10-9 Friday and Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.

Within the Lakewood Center a juried fine art show is exhibited. It’s so big that it spills out into a gigantic covered tent that is always set up in the parking lot. The show features local, national, and international artists. Spectacular paintings, sculptures and ceramics are show cased. I always enjoy seeing the pieces that receive awards and deciding if I agree with the judges or not. Many of the pieces are offered for sale. There is a special category for high school students.

Also within the Lakewood Center is the special exhibit. It is different each year and this year it is called Origin Stories: Comics and Identity. Its an exhibition celebrating “the unique formal qualities of comics as a medium, as well as the infinite possibilities of expression the form allows”.

Across the street at George Rogers Park is the much more informal art and craft fair. Booths are set up for artisans to sell their hand-made creations. It a bit of everything: ceramics, jewelry, yard art, just a lot of wonderful creations. Also at George Rogers Park is a food court and a covered area to get out of the sun while you dine. There are two stages where performances are held throughout the day each day.

There is just a lot to enjoy. I highly encourage you to come and check it out!

As always, thanks for reading the blotter,
Dianne

Market Activity June 3-9, 2019

We had a great week of real estate activity in Lake Oswego last week. 20 properties came onto the market, 27 moved into pending status, and 24 closed/sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (June 3-9, 2019)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft
4000 Carman Dr D53 Condo $169,023 1 1 836
5602 Kenny St Detached $430,000 3 2 1302
3101 McNary Pkwy Townhouse $432,000 3 2.5 1986
438 5th St Condo $450,000 2 2.5 1092
16351 Pacific Hwy Detached $479,000 3 3 1742
16722 Lake Forest Blvd Detached $519,900 4 2 1968
17475 Westview Dr Detached $619,950 3 2.5 2602
13041 Knaus Rd Detached $699,000 2 2.5 1812
16176 Matthew Ct Detached $839,900 4 2.5 3474
573 2nd St Condo $869,000 2 2.5 1748
648 3rd St Condo $869,900 3 2.5 2092
642 3rd St Condo $879,900 3 2.5 2274
1255 Bayberry Rd Detached $889,000 3 2 2140
15203 Lily Bay Ct Detached $965,000 4 2.5 3219
828 8th St Detached $1,089,000 3 3.5 2839
4125 Casey Ct Detached $1,195,000 4 3.5 3728
13310 Fox Run Detached $1,100,950 4 3.5 3741
17095 Westview Dr Detached $1,350,000 5 3 3313
2445 Glenmorrie Dr Detached $1,425,000 5 5 5168
18218 Meadowlark Ln Detached $1,750,000 5 6.5 8320

Pending Sales (June 3-9, 2019)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft CDOM
4 Touchstone #114 Condo $184,900 2 2 984 6
4647 Lakeview Blvd D1 Condo $198,900 1 1 753 19
86 Kingsgate Rd G203 Condo $225,000 2 2 849 13
48 Eagle Crest Dr 1E Condo $267,000 2 2 1370 31
200 Burnham Rd #404 Condo $274,900 2 2 1325 50
1367 Bonniebrae Dr Townhouse $299,500 2 1.5 10008 14
34 Wheatherstone Condo $399,900 3 2.5 1692 76
18552 Edgewood Ct Detached $449,900 3 1.5 1071 26
4648 Rembrandt Ln Detached $460,000 3 2.5 1773 26
1124 Hemlock St Detached $495,000 3 2 1257 4
86 Greenridge Ct Attached $599,999 4 3.5 2718 56
737 Ash St Detached $649,990 4 2 2428 85
17433 Schalit Way Detached $664,000 4 2.5 2350 6
17184 Carlson Ct Detached $725,000 4 3.5 3318 9
16 Independence Ave Detached $725,000 4 3 3979 43
4 Hillshire Dr Detached $778,000 4 2.5+.5 3232 32
18183 Westminster Dr Detached $785,000 4 2.5 3191 26
49 Hillshire Dr Detached $799,999 4 3.5 4268 322
5745 Bay Creek Dr Detached $819,900 4 2.5 3353 18
18409 Old River Dr Detached $939,000 4 3.5 3681 77
16039 Bonaire Ave Detached $979,900 4 3 3308 20
55 Eagle Crest Dr Detached $1,125,000 5 4.5 5629 12
367 10th St Detached $1,289,000 4 3.5 3807 21
2399 Palisades Crest Dr Detached $1,300,000 4 4.5 4452 12
18099 Green Bluff Dr Detached $1,650,000 4 3.5 5023 38
1233 Cherry Ln Detached $1,990,000 5 4.5 6052 245
1128 Englewood Dr Detached $1,999,888 6 5.5 8981 195

Sold/Closed (June 3-9, 2019)

Address Type List Price Sold Price Sq Ft CDOM
3433 McNary Pkwy #205 Condo $219,000 $227,500 1008 14
5944 Burma Rd Detached $350,000 $325,000 1,378 33
31 Ladd St Detached $450,000 $385,000 867 48
668 McVey Ave #36 Condo $389,900 $390,000 852 8
21 Ladd St Detached $495,000 $435,000 2436 48
18820 65th Ave Detached $485,000 $486,500 2436 48
5385 Dawn St Detached $499,000 $499,000 1513 0
5371 Greystoke Dr Detached $569,000 $537,000 1782 51
3595 Tempest Dr Detached $589,000 $560,000 2126 28
6447 Frost St Detached $699,960 $575,000 2227 408
17763 Mardee Ave Detached $564,900 $575,000 2300 3
1901 Mapleleaf Ct Detached $584,900 $584,900 2800 23
1023 Lund St Detached $614,990 $635,000 2313 3
4 Gershwin Ct Detached $699,900 $650,000 3016 155
19001 Red Wing Way Detached $649,900 $650,000 2116 4
18034 Westview Dr Detached $699,900 $692,500 3544 82
19198 Olson Ave Detached $735,000 $735,000 2881 5
2585 Dellwood Dr Detached $885,000 $824,085 3749 33
123 Furnace St Condo $929,000 $930,000 2126 0
1180 Cherry Ln Detached $1,150,000 $970,000 4248 384
8 Sherwood Ct Detached $1,100,000 $999,000 4073 90
154 Berwick Rd Detached $1,039,000 $1,064,000 3020 3
17283 Blue Heron Rd Detached $1,695,000 $1,563,000 3797 76
831 4th St Detached $1,948,000 $1,850,000 5078 35

Criteria: Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

This Week in Lake Oswego ~ June 10-16, 2019

Here are my picks for things happening this week!

Mon, June 10 2019– 12:30-4:00PM –  Duplicate Bridge ~ Enjoy playing with this fun-loving, competitive group and making new friends! Every week on Monday – Community Center at 505 G Avenue  Info:  CLICK HERE

Tue, June 11, 2019 –  7:00-8:00PM – Cool Books for Hot Days-Summer Reading Preview ~ You won’t want to miss Librarian, Chris Myers’ fast-paced introduction to the best new & upcoming books you wilk want to put on your “read-list” for this summer & fall! ~ Lake Oswego Public Library – 706 4th St   Info:  CLICK HERE  

Wed, June 12, 2019 – 1:00-2:00PM – Performing Arts-Gary Ogan Duo  ~ Enjoy a performance mid-day by this local singer/songwriter and 2008 OR Music Hall of Fame Inductee along with Brian Rose on keyboards at the Lake Oswego Public Library!~ 706 4th St   –Info:  CLICK HERE     

Thu, June 13, 2019 9:30AM-12:00PM – Creative Hands ~ This group welcomes you to join them as they meet every Thursday to work on handicrafts made from donated materials that benefit local non-profit organizations. This is an easy way to actually be of help to those less fortunate… and they welcome all skill levels! ~ Community Center at 505 G Avenue –Info:   CLICK HERE

Fri, June 14, 2019 9:00-11:30AM Legal Program ~ 2nd Friday every month. Appointments necessary. This group welcomes local attorneys who give free 30-minute consultations with individuals. ~ Community center, 505 G Avenue – Info: CLICK HERE

Sat, June 15, 2019 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM ~ Farmers Market!! ~ We wait every year for our chance to wander aimlessly through the veggie, fruit and craft stalls to our hearts content with the lake as backdrop and the sun shining down. Repeats 22 times… get out there!~ Millenium Plaza Park ~    Info : CLICK HERE

Sun, June 16, 2019 – 9:00AM-5:00PM ~ Fathers Day Rafting w/Dad!! …on the Santiam River ~ Meet at Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm for this AWL (Adventure Without Limits) offering- A day on the river! Class II-III rapids for beginners & experienced rafters.   –Info & Tickets: CLICK HERE

 

Market Activity ~ May 27-June 2, 2019

There are a total of 306 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 17 New properties entered the market, 26 moved to Pending status, and 29 were “Closed”/Sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

NEW on Mkt (May 27-June 2, 2019)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type
4 TOUCHSTONE #91 $232,500 2 2 993 CONDO
16250 PACIFIC HWY #71 $245,000 2 2 1305 CONDO
51 GALEN ST / Main $250,000 2 0.2 993 CONDO
47 ORIOLE LN $479,000 3 2.1 1958 DETACHD
22 JUAREZ ST $649,000 4 2.1 3096 DETACHD
2401 GLEN HAVEN RD $699,900 4 3 2942 DETACHD
5492 YORKSHIRE PL $719,900 4 2.1 2462 DETACHD
4120 ORCHARD WAY $739,000 4 3 3123 DETACHD
5206 ROYAL OAKS DR $775,000 5 3.1 2985 DETACHD
1952 EGAN WAY $1,200,000 3 3 2961 DETACHD
2399 PALISADES CREST DR $1,300,000 5 4.1 4452 DETACHD
16653 FIR LN $1,498,000 4 3.1 3957 DETACHD
3137 DOUGLAS CIR $1,750,000 4 3.1 4378 DETACHD
1411 LAKE FRONT RD $2,098,000 3 4 3349 DETACHD
852 NORTHSHORE RD $2,498,000 4 5 4211 DETACHD
736 SOUTHVIEW RD $3,598,000 4 3.2 4639 DETACHD
1775 SOUTHSHORE BLVD $5,498,000 3 4.3 5401 DETACHD

PENDING SALES (May 27-June 2, 2019)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
239 CERVANTES / Upper $189,000 2 2 1100 CONDO 41
4 TOUCHSTONE #119 $199,000 3 2.1 1351 CONDO 5
4 TOUCHSTONE #125 $210,000 2 2 984 CONDO 218
3433 MCNARY PKWYb #211 $216,000 2 2 1008 CONDO 41
5225 JEAN RD #305 $269,900 2 2 1098 CONDO 133
3862 BOTTICELLI ST / Grnd $279,900 3 2 1224 CONDO 8
3982 CARMAN DR $339,900 3 2.1 1360 CONDO 42
16184 LAKE FOREST BLVD $349,000 3 1 1342 DETACHD 55
1918 BONNIEBRAE DR $400,000 4 2 1595 TOWNHSE 18
7210 SW CHILDS RD $424,900 3 2 1542 DETACHD 168
48 ORIOLE LN $509,000 3 2 2072 ATTACHD 20
18651 SW DON LEE WAY $524,900 4 2 1630 DETACHD 35
4261 COLLINS WAY $525,000 3 2 1476 DETACHD 7
23 SPINOSA $549,000 3 2 2767 DETACHD 171
18667 PILKINGTON RD $570,000 4 2.1 2512 DETACHD 84
5421 RED LEAF ST $579,900 3 2.1 2372 DETACHD 2
1305 HALLINAN ST $599,000 4 3 2510 DETACHD 2
19040 OLSON AVE $600,000 4 3 2642 DETACHD 24
15518 HERITAGE CT $625,000 4 3.1 2700 DETACHD 2
9 JUAREZ ST $679,000 4 3.1 2823 DETACHD 46
14058 CHATHAM CT $739,000 3 2.1 2235 DETACHD 9
128 NORTHSHORE RD $857,500 4 3 2695 DETACHD 97
324 9TH ST $1,200,000 4 2.1 2743 DETACHD 46
17900 SARAH HILL LN $1,240,000 4 3 4186 DETACHD 27
885 9TH ST $1,499,000 4 3.1 3757 DETACHD 46
15845 OSWEGO SHORE CT $1,965,500 4 4.1 5500 DETACHD 372

SOLD (May 27-June 2, 2019)

Address Opening Price Closed Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
100 KERR PKWY #46 $159,900 $159,650 1 1 617 CONDO 11
48 EAGLE CREST DR #3B $309,000 $286,500 2 2 1550 CONDO 23
16726 CARNEGIE AVE $449,900 $453,855 3 2 1368 DETACHD 16
4725 JEAN RD $484,900 $464,500 4 2 1433 DETACHD 27
14352 SHERBROOK PL $475,000 $475,000 3 2.1 1806 DETACHD 17
210 S STATE ST #8 $499,000 $505,000 3 2.1 1614 CONDO 4
17606 SYDNI CT $549,000 $540,000 3 2.1 2442 TOWNHSE 40
6435 FROST ST $579,950 $569,900 3 2.1 1838 DETACHD 404
17615 SYDNI CT $599,000 $585,000 4 2.1 2651 TOWNHSE 62
4999 BILFORD LN $579,000 $628,000 3 2.1 1917 DETACHD 7
14273 AMBERWOOD CIR $700,000 $640,000 4 2.1 2480 DETACHD 330
7 GROUSE TER $750,000 $720,000 3 2.1 2516 DETACHD 7
860 SKYLAND DR $825,000 $770,000 4 3 4067 DETACHD 60
663 CARRERA LN $775,000 $770,000 3 2 2197 DETACHD 31
5227 WESTFIELD CT $772,000 $772,000 4 2.1 3091 DETACHD 4
2350 SOUTHSHORE BLVD $795,000 $810,000 3 2.1 2236 DETACHD 10
5064 HASTINGS DR $829,000 $815,000 5 2.1 3739 DETACHD 271
391 LIVINGOOD LN $899,000 $941,000 5 3 3872 DETACHD 7
1050 SCHUKART LN $1,099,000 $1,076,000 4 3.1 5437 DETACHD 14
12816 ALTO PARK RD $1,295,000 $1,150,000 5 4 3846 DETACHD 73
3950 EDENS EDGE DR $1,249,000 $1,180,000 4 3.1 4382 DETACHD 21
3906 BASS LN $1,349,000 $1,195,000 4 3.1 4311 DETACHD 51
3210 CHILDS RD $1,239,000 $1,200,000 3 2.2 2936 DETACHD 26
556 6TH ST $1,300,000 $1,300,000 4 3 3088 DETACHD 0
515 NORTHSHORE RD $1,395,000 $1,552,500 3 2 1691 DETACHD 0
448 COUNTRY CLUB RD $1,549,000 $1,599,000 4 3.1 4873 DETACHD 17
1101 FOREST MEADOWS WAY $1,998,000 $1,998,000 4 3.1 5001 DETACHD 311
353 G AVE $2,198,000 $2,032,500 4 3.1 5399 DETACHD 54
2646 SUMMIT DR $2,200,000 $2,200,000 4 3 3160 DETACHD 0

Criteria: Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

Packing Tips for Moving

We focus so much on the process of buying and selling a house that we can get side tracked from the nuts and bolts of the move itself. I thought I’d take a moment today to reflect on what it involves and give you a few tips to make the move easier.

A recent article in The Oregonian had some great ideas that I am sharing with you here.

Use the time during your home inspection to measure rooms and storage areas. That sounds so basic, but I rarely see people do this. I carry tape measures in my car. If you forget yours you can use mine!

Knowing the size of the rooms will allow you to determine what furniture will fit where. My Mom, a retired Realtor, would go so far as to use French ruled paper (the kind with both horizontal and vertical lines that create little squares) to actually cut out and lay out each room. You don’t need to go this far, but measuring will allow you to organize in advance.

Pack the boxes based on where items will end up, not based on the rooms that they are currently in. Again, just some simple advance planning.

Keep small parts together in a plastic, sealed bag. Then tape the bag to the item that they are a part of. Trying to find a missing screw or clamp is a night mare when you are dealing with dozens of boxes.

Buy the right tools. Boxes are sold a many storage facilities. You can also do a quick google search and find local companies that sell used boxes. Think about your fragile items. Be sure to also purchase bubble wrap and items made specifically for protecting glass ware and dishes. There is also a product I just learned about, Duck brand “Mover’s Edge”. It’s packing tape that as it dispenses the edges of the tape are just slightly folded under. This allows the tape to be easily gripped and torn back to open the boxes without a cutter. Such a good idea!

Avoid spills. If it could spill, put it into a plastic bag.

Use plastic storage bins for items that won’t be unpacked. This way you can simply put holiday decorations and that sort of thing away in the new storage space.

The last time I moved I thought I could do the packing in just a couple of days. Boy, was I wrong! The last day before the actual move I was literally just throwing stuff into boxes. I had no time to sort and organize. I will never do that again. Live and learn, right?

I hope you find these tips useful, and, as always, thanks for reading the blotter.
Dianne

Market Activity May 20-26, 2019

We had a great week of real estate activity in Lake Oswego last week. 27 properties came onto the market, 23 moved into pending status, and 18 closed/sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (May 20-26, 2019)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft
4 Touchstone #119 Condo $199,000 3 2.5 1351
47 Eagle Crest Dr #18 Condo $199,999 2 1 932
10 Cervantes Circle 7B Condo $219,900 2 1.5 912
88 Kingsgate Rd G203 Condo $225,000 2 2 849
5225 Jean Rd #305 Condo $269,900 2 2 1098
3862 Botticelli St Condo $279,900 3 2 1224
1367 Bonniebrae Dr Townhouse $315,900 2 1.5 1008
4 Erasmus St Townhouse $335,000 2 2.5 1547
19111 Indian Springs Rd Detached $599,000 6 3.5 2432
17617 Sydni Ct Townhouse $615,000 4 2.5 2651
12410 Shelby Ct Detached $694,000 5 2.5 2700
16134 White Oaks Dr Detached $699,999 4 2.5 2613
2611 Orchard Hill Ln Detached $724,900 3 2.5 2859
14058 Chatham Ct Detached $739,000 3 2.5 2235
1505 Eastview Ct Detached $829,000 3 3.5 3367
17705 Tree Top Ln Detached $829,900 5 3 3428
15815 Allison Pl Detached $889,000 4 2.5 3559
171 5th St Detached $899,000 4 2 2367
3232 Wembley Park Rd Detached $899,900 4 3.5 2817
17878 Hillside Dr Detached $899,900 5 3 3594
15167 Brook Ct Detached $935,000 4 3.5 3880
5728 Bay Creek Dr Detached $945,000 5 2.5 3598
55 Eagle Crest Dr Detached $1,125,000 5 4.5 5328
17506 Hill Way Detached $1,125,000 4 2.5 3163
5051 Lakeview Blvd Detached $1,199,000 4 3.5 3506
1225 Oak Terrace Detached $1,450,000 4 4 3771
720 Southview Rd Detached $2,395,000 4 3 3599

Pending Sales (May 20-26, 2019)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft CDOM
55 Oswego Summit Condo $175,000 1 1 721 3
88 Oswego Summit Condo $175,000 1 1 764 5
16250 Pacific Hwy #56 Condo $249,900 2 2 1305 5
1444 Boca Ratan Dr Attached $369,000 3 2 1393 5
13188 Vermeer Dr Detached $499,900 3 2.5 1862 16
6330 Shakespeare St Detached $520,000 4 3 1792 50
17622 Sydni Ct Townhouse $540,000 3 2.5 2182 0
5861 Benfield Ct Detached $545,000 4 2 1658 9
8 Walking Woods Dr Detached $599,900 4 3 3105 119
17 Grouse Terrace Detached $650,000 4 2.5 3202 7
14 Northview Ct Attached $695,000 4 3.5 3279 62
14580 Uplands Dr Detached $699,000 3 3 2120 39
327 Laurel St Detached $750,000 4 2 2520 48
79 Tanglewood Dr Detached $750,000 4 3 3130 3
15717 Murwood Ct Detached $769,000 3 2.5 2386 3
5554 Luce Ln Detached $779,900 4 3 3269 68
16750 Glenwood Ct Detached $825,000 5 3 4243 37
3710 Marquis Ct Detached $848,950 4 3.5 3827 313
5475 Westfield Ct Detached $924,900 4 2.5 3335 10
16717 Sylvan Ct Detached $1,075,999 5 3.5 4953 361
892 8th St Detached $1,250,000 4 3.5 2747 312
1074 Bayberry Rd Detached $1,625,000 3 3 3429 237

Sold/Closed (May 20-26, 2019)

Address Type List Price Sold Price Sq Ft CDOM
81 Galen St Condo $182,000 $168,000 689 69
4 Touchstone #84 Condo $199,000 $200,000 979 10
86 Kingsgate Rd I-204 Condo $227,500 $227,500 840 6
3433 McNary Pkwy Condo $235,000 $235,000 1008 4
38 Weatherstone Condo $395,000 $390,000 1692 22
6 Oriole Ln Detached $400,000 $400,000 1521 4
875 Lake Forest Dr Detached $499,500 $489,000 979 90
71 Kingsgate Rd Detached $489,900 $494,000 1727 30
5099 Galen St Detached $539,000 $538,000 2246 1
2130 Wembley Park Rd Detached $600,000 $610,000 1544 2
14751 Rainbow Dr Detached $625,000 $625,000 1591 3
4966 Harvard Ct Detached $639,900 $639,900 3078 9
16560 Glenwood Ct Detached $899,000 $812,155 2558 38
730 8th St Detached $829,000 $817,000 2395 3
530 Boca Ratan Dr Detached $895,000 $895,000 3368 27
17620 Blue Heron Dr Detached $1,365,000 $1,325,000 4041 4
13214 Amber Pl Detached $1,489,950 $1,499,950 3993 197
13104 Rodgers Rd Detached $699,900 $720,000 2715 2

Criteria: Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

News & Notes ~ April 2019 Numbers

Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (April 2019) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below.

According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, April, 2019:

  • There were 4,210  New Listings in April 2019 which was up 5.5%  from April of 2018’s 3,990, and up substantially at 20.1% from the previous month/March’s 3,504.
  • At 2,409 April 2019’s Closed Sales were down 4.5% from April 2018’s 2,523, BUT, were up at 10.4 % over the previous month/March 2019’s total of 2,183.
  • April 2019’s Pending Sales (accepted offers), at 3,102 were up 3.1% from April of 2018’s 3,008, and also up 13.3% from the previous month/March 2019’s total of  2,738.
  • The Average Sale Price in April 2019 of $452,100 was about the same as last year/April 2018’s $452,000, and up from the previous month/March 2019’s $447,900 by $4,200.  
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in April 2019 of $405,000 was the same as last year/April 2018’s $405,000, and up $6,000.00, from the previous month/March 2019’s $399,000.   

Neighborhoods: April’s Average Sale Price + 12-month Appreciation :

  • North Portland:  $421,300              1.5%   (Mar 425,200 )
    •                                                     YTD Median: $405,000
  • NE Portland:  $446,800                   0.5%   (Mar 451,700 )
    •                                                     YTD Median: $401,500
  • SE Portland:  $422,100                   3.6%   (Mar 431,400)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $368,500
  • Gresham/Troutdale:   $390,300     5.1%   (Mar 374,600)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $350,000
  • Milwaukie/Clackamas:  $452,900  2.9%   (Mar 426,800)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $399,900
  • Oregon City/Canby:   $432,800      7.5%   (Mar 442,400)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $400,000
  • Lake Oswego/West Linn:$654,900 2.8%   (Mar 651,300)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $560,000
  • West Portland:    $578,000             1.2%   (Mar 571,800)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $516,000
  • NW Wash County:  $538,500          0.7%   (Mar 502,000)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $510,000
  • Beaverton/Aloha:     $393,000       7.5%   (Mar 405,400)
    •                                                     YTD Median: $381,000
  • Tigard/Wilsonville:   $467,500        3.8%   (Mar 445,300)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $431,000
  • Hillsboro/Forest Grove: $395,200  4.2%   (Mar 405,000)
    •                                                      YTD Median: $375,000

LAKE OSWEGO:

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for  the month of April 2019 reported:

    •  385 Active Listings  (Mar 326)
    •  285 New Listings     (Mar 195)
    •  162 Pending Sales   (Mar 149)
    •  131 Closed Sales      (Mar 108)
    • Average Sale Price for March: $654,900  (Mar $651,300)
      • NOTE: Higher-Priced vs Lower-Priced Homes Sales can skew the “Average” in any given month.  Lake Oswego has quite a variety, so this tends to be a less meaningful stat, generally speaking, in this niche.
    •  62 Average Days on the Market   (Mar 94)