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First Time Home Buying and Financing Assistance Programs

Hey all! I’m posting a little out of order so bear with me!

So this time around I’d like to reach out to our readers who are first-time home buyers or are thinking of buying their first home (which is mostly my generation at this point!). I know many who read this blog know my mom and know Linda, and are on not their second home, but possibly even their third or fourth (or are buying houses as investment properties). I will need your help with this, but I will get to that a little later in my post!

So I had coffee a couple weeks back with my good friend Ginny Schider, who is a Mortgage Banker and who is helping me learn a little bit more about the ins and outs of financing for homes. One of my big concerns was that a grand majority of people my age are renters, who talk about one day finding the home of their dreams but who feel they are unable to afford costly down-payments.

”My generation has been really put through the ringer,” I said to Ginny over a warm spiced chai “especially for those of us who graduated during the economic fall around 2008. A lot of my friends work food service and have to deal with student debt. It kind of feels like owning a home is so far out of reach.”

Then Ginny smiled at me and said “You know there is down payment assistance for first time homebuyers as well as grants that they can receive to aid in the purchase of their first home.”

This immediately sparked my interest as I was fully aware that buying a home for the first time can be so overwhelming, and with most of my friends working at coffee shops, restaurants, and retail; going from an apartment to a house/condo can seem like a blind leap into the abyss of added debt. So I inquired further about these payment assistant programs that are geared toward helping people in the position of purchasing their first home. One of which works similar to a grant (and for those of us who have had to pay for college, grants are a pretty sweet deal!)

Ginny told me that about her own company offering a grant (The PRM Platinum Purchase Program) which can cover up to 5% of the loan on purchasing a property. This could help pay for down payments and even closing costs, which can come across as a little daunting at first. This particular grant is provided by her company; Pacific Residential Mortgage. After mentioning this, she and I spoke further on various tools available for new home buyers (though existing home owners are eligible for this grant as well). She also mentioned two programs that are geared toward offering assistance for anybody within Clackamas County: Clackamas Homebuyer Assistance Program (CHAP) and NCRA which is a program that works with licensed lenders to loan up to $14,000 to help pay for down payments and closing costs (though she later told me that these assistance programs are not grants, because you later pay them back when you sell the house). These assistance programs are provided via the community rather than that of her company and are only available for first-time home buyers.

Now I know that so far I have come across as a little gimmicky, and I’ll be completely honest about it: I’ve been writing about assistance programs and grants to help spark interest in making that push toward purchasing a home. But you know what? Buying your first home IS scary, it IS difficult, it can be overwhelming, and these assistance programs are meant to help cushion the blow so that more people can add home ownership to their assets. Being a homeowner is a very important boon to your own personal worth as that property is yours. Everybody wants the home of their dreams and financing it makes up the grand majority of achieving that goal, so it is really nice that there are tools out there to help.

So now I am going to wrap up my blog post by asking our experienced readers out there to share a little bit about their own first-time home buying experience! We may not get very many posts as some may feel shy, but that is alright! I think it is important to hear that we have all been in the same boat with taking on the pins and needles sensation of buying a first home, and I would like to share to help our new home buyers know that they are not alone!

For more information on home buying assistance please feel free to send me an e-mail!
WhitneyGregoire@OregonFirst.com

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Where did the lake go?

IMG_0472If you’ve seen the lake in the last few weeks you would have noticed that the water level is dramatically lowered from it’s normal depth. This is done every three years to allow home owners along the lake to repair sea walls and boat houses. It also allows the many members of lake easements to do the same types of repairs on the easement property.

Dropping the water level was done by allowing water out on November 11th via the spill way at the East end of the lake. On January 2nd the lake will be allowed to naturally refill with rain and the water that feeds the lake at the Tualatin River. It will take about two months to refill to its normal level. So it will be back to normal in plenty of time for warm weather recreation.

I’ve seen this done many, many times over the years. The explanation is always that it allows repair of sea walls, etc. I also am of the opinion that it improves the water quality.

In any case, it is a bit of an unusual sight with a reasonable explanation.

Dianne

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Market Activity Dec 1-7, 2014

As much as there is a myth that houses don’t sell during the holidays, last week’s market activity shows that it is, in fact, a myth. In Lake Oswego there were 12 new listings, 9 homes that became pending sales, and 16 homes that became closed sales.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Dec 1-7, 2014)

Address Type Price BR Bths SF
86 Kingsgate Rd H102 Condo $136,900 2 2 849
4000 Carman Dr #23 Condo $156,500 2 2 866
210 State St Condo $175,000 2 1 1284
4089 Jefferson Pkwy Condo $199,950 2 2.5 1361
852 5th St Detached $379,000 2 1 738
6 Gershwin Ct Detached $379,000 5 3 2416
4504 Wildwood St Detached $399,000 3 2 1655
17251 Greentree Ave Detached $414,950 4 2.5 2728
13721 Regency Ct Detached $509,500 3 2.5 2311
14372 Camden Ln Detached $519,900 3 2.5 2348
2286 Wembley Park Rd Detached $774,999 3 3 2000
3100 Westview Ct Detached $929,000 4 3.5 3750
18024 Eastridge Ln Detached $1,498,800 4 3.5 4526

Pending Sales (Dec 1-7, 2014)

Address Type Price BR Baths SF DOM
18 Oswego Summit Condo $54,900 1 1 764 176
15938 Quarry Rd 1A Condo $149,000 2 1 991 8
6360 McEwan Detached $319,888 3 1.5 1450 53
5344 Tualata Ct Detached $339,827 3 2 1283 45
16987 Alder Circle Detached $395,950 3 2 1713 4
1868 Kilkenny Dr Detached $535,000 3 2.5 2300 83
754 5th St Detached $755,000 3 3 2179 91
18224 Bella Terra Dr Detached $1,195,000 4 3.5 4050 146
1968 Cheryl Ct Detached $1,495,000 4 4.5+.5+.5 6153 11

Sold/Closed (Dec 1-7, 2014)

Address Type List Price Closed Price Sq Ft CDOM
4 Touchstone #76 Condo $124,000 $119,000 984 43
98 Oswego Summit Condo $146,000 $136,000 1140 152
4470 Chapman Way Detached $360,000 $347,500 2125 174
528 2nd St Attached $439,500 $428,000 1,703 16
377 Livingood Ln Detached $400,000 $429,000 2409 3
5978 Fernbrook Circle Detached $449,900 $442,000 1612 12
1765 Conifer Dr Detached $475,000 $448,000 2330 127
201 Ridgeway Rd Detached $589,000 $589,000 2327 86
17601 Woodhurst Pl Detached $675,000 $650,000 3179 80
3075 Tolkien Ln Detached $649,000 $660,000 2667 9
4090 Westbay Rd Detached $749,900 $719,000 2078 59
14144 Goodall Rd Detached $849,000 $765,000 3499 298
15444 Boones Way Attached $850,000 $820,000 3464 4
841 Northshore Rd Detached $949,850 $865,000 2388 140
925 Iron Mountain Blvd Detached $1,119,000 $1,020,000 3555 119
907 Terrace Dr Detached $1,795,000 $1,900,000 6919 572

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.

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Giving

DonateWe’re all focusing on the holidays right now and all that goes along with that, so I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at things we might be wanting to include on our to-do lists & consider taking care of before the end of the year. Namely…Giving!  This is the Celebrating & Giving time of year, and, many want to think ahead about tax time as well.  If you’re going to give anyway…. this is definitely the time to do it!

Here are some worthy ideas for your consideration:

  • In the community of Lake Oswego, there are many organizations doing fantastic work. Click Here for information on a variety of Lake Oswego-based non-profits that could use your help.
  • Here’s a great resource  site to help yopu evaluate the most worthy recipients of your donations based on their research:  The Portland “Give Guide”
  • One of the things that sets Lake Oswego apart is its committment to the arts, and the availability and visibility of art all through the year and on its very streets. If art is important to you, consider donating to the Arts Council.
  • Speaking of giving, I know from my days in a Lake Oswego Schools Booster Club, that every community has needy families.  Some of your kids’ friends may very well have parents who’ve lost a job, or are in some sort of upheaval and wondering how they’re going to be able to pay their bills let alone create a semi normal-feeling holiday for their household .  Your favorite local school probably has names of families in need. Give a call to the school of your choice and think about donating a holiday roast or turkey, or just dropping off a few gifts.  The school counselor usually knows just what to do with this kind of generosity, and you’ll know you really made a difference for some needy family in your own neighborhood.
  • If animals are near and dear to your heart, there are lots of options for donating.  The Oregon Humane Society is an obvious choice, and/but some smaller outfits that take up the slack and don’t have quite the visibility of the OHS would be heart-warmed to receive your donation.  One that is recommended to me by someone in the know is the Family Dogs New Life Shelter. It is a no-kill shelter that does excellent work.
  • Lake Oswego’s Tryon Creek is such a treasure to the community. If nature and its continued availability in communities, and specifically Lake Oswego, is important to you, consider donating to Friends of Tryon Creek.

There are so many great choices, I thought I’d highlight just a few and give you some links to resources that offer many options. Enjoy your holidays, and the Joys that come with the season!

 

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Market Activity ~ Nov 24-30, 2014

snowflake_lgGreetings, Property Blotter readers!  OK, will go out on a limb and say that things are slowing down a bit.  I call this the Holiday Black Hole : )  I do business this time of year every year because people either Buy or Sell for so many reasons… most not having to do with the weather… and time of year often plays into the desire to accomplish something (by moving) at or around the time of the turn of the year.  Anyway, I decided that for myself a long time ago, and so it is ; ) But most people take their minds off real estate at this time of year and put them on family, friends, and the things that really matter in Life…  some of us just have “dual duty” in helping to make changes that house the family and friends that we Love, while decorating and toasting with Loved ones all at once!  …and that’s plenty of fun too.

Here is your Latest Market Data: Last week in Lake Oswego we saw 9 New properties enter the market, 10 move to Pending status, and 8 “Closed”/Sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

NEW on Mkt (Nov 24-30, 2014)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type
5275 OAKRIDGE RD $349,900 3 1 1267 DETACHD
5590 KILCHURN AVE $624,900 4 2.1 2472 DETACHD
13070 BOONES FERRY RD $549,000 3 1 1864 DETACHD
910 FAIRWAY RD $1,098,000 4 3.1 3384 DETACHD
34 DEL PRADO ST $569,950 4 3 3120 DETACHD
1075 OAK TER $355,000 3 2 1356 DETACHD
66 GALEN ST (Upper) $109,500 1 1 689 CONDO
2234 FERNWOOD CIR $545,000 4 3 2975 DETACHD
2109 WEMBLEY PARK RD $819,000 5 3 3154 DETACHD

PENDING SALES (Nov 24-30, 2014)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
18951 INDIAN SPRINGS CIR $449,900 5 3 2865 DETACHD 3
1744 FERN PL $599,000 4 2.1 2110 DETACHD 10
59 GALEN ST (Lower) $94,900 1 1 550 CONDO 22
831 4TH ST $525,000 3 1.1 2240 DETACHD 20
100 KERR PKWY #11 $95,000 1 1 617 CONDO 282
19211 TERRY AVE $370,000 4 2 1872 DETACHD 9
5048 TREE ST $310,000 3 1.1 1232 DETACHD 7
12819 ALTO PARK RD $1,038,500 4 4.1 3944 DETACHD 8
1045 BULLOCK ST $568,000 3 2.1 2105 DETACHD 11
5726 CHARLES CIR $696,500 4 3.1 3173 DETACHD 104

SOLD  (Nov 24-30, 2014)

Address O/Price Close Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
3061 DORIS CT $449,000.0 $420,000.0 5 2 2684 DETACHD 68
87 OSWEGO SMT (Lower) $119,000.0 $79,000.0 2 1.1 1116 CONDO 125
16342 IVY LN $699,900.0 $645,000.0 5 3.1 4645 DETACHD 57
137 KINGSGATE RD $446,000.0 $449,000.0 3 2.1 2372 DETACHD 2
13327 ATWATER LN $895,000.0 $840,000.0 3 2 3004 DETACHD 220
6243 SW DAWN ST $314,000.0 $302,500.0 3 1.1 1254 DETACHD 89
4 TOUCHSTONE #110 $149,000.0 $145,000.0 2 2 989 CONDO 85
18936 BRYANT RD $749,900.0 $670,000.0 4 4 4100 DETACHD 189

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.

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Market Activity November 17th to the 23rd

Looks like things aren’t slowing down even in the late fall. We have twelve brand new listings here in Lake Oswego, fourteen pending properties, and seventeen sold homes! Looks like this is a very busy start to the holidays.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Nov 15-23, 2014)

Address Type Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Sqft 47 EAGLE CREST DR #40 CONDO 89,500 1 1 696 4 TOUCHSTONE #78 CONDO 164,900 3 2.5 1351 1803 BOCA RATAN DR ATTACHED 297,000 2 2.5 1739 5048 TREE ST DETACHED 310,000 3 1.5 1232 16470 BRYANT RD DETACHED 324,900 3 2 2024 19211 TERRY AVE DETACHED 370,000 4 2 1872
6435 FROST ST DETACHED 529,000 4 2.5 2627 17850 PILKINGTON RD DETACHED 585,000 3 2.5 3222 197 FURNACE ST S 3s CONDO 699,000 2 2.5 2091 18375 RIVER EDGE LN DETACHED 897,950 4 2.5 3404 1874 GLENMORRIE TER DETACHED 939,000 3 3 3858 19320 LORNA LN DETACHED 1,100,000 4 3.5 4192

Pending Sales (Nov 17-23, 2014)

Address Type Price Bedroom Bathrooms Sqft DOM 4619 LAKEVIEW BLVD D-3 CONDO 92,000 1 1 753 28 43 CRESTFIELD CT CONDO 107,500 2 1 923 27 98 OSWEGO SMT CONDO 129,900 2 2 1140 152 7140 SW CHILDS RD DETACHED 275,000 3 1 2032 149 16442 SW KIMBALL ST DETACHED 350,000 3 1 1200 45 17520 REDFERN AVE DETACHED 350,000 3 2 1776 11
16998 GREENTREE AVE DETACHED 393,500 4 2.5 2392 161
17225 CHAPIN WAY DETACHED 395,000 3 2 2257 119
1318 LAUREL ST DETACHED 439,900 3 2.5 1649 2
47 DA VINCI ST DETACHED 475,000 3 2.5 2445 112
17821 HILLSIDE WAY DETACHED 589,000 4 3.5 3442 44
571 2ND ST CONDO 589,500 2
2 1561 18 531 LAUREL ST DETACHED 649,900 4 3.5 2771 212 15444 BOONES WAY ATTACHED 850,000 3 2.5 3464 4

Sold/Closed (Nov 17-23, 2014)

Address Type List Price Close Price Sqft DOM 44 EAGLE CREST DR #15 CONDO 89,900 85,000 798 197 272 CERVANTES CONDO 139,900 127,000 1209 234 45 EAGLE CREST DR #409 CONDO 155,000 153,000 1214 4 18543 DON LEE WAY DETACHED 260,000 250,000 924 49 5326 W SUNSET DR DETACHED 259,900 259,900 754 3 16200 PACIFIC HWY #35 CONDO 299,000 275,000 1208 268
92 GREENRIDGE CT #92 ATTACHED 348,000 335,000 1980 14
475 8TH ST DETACHED 375,000 365,000 960 0
20 AQUINAS ST DETACHED 410,000 385,000 1814 33
1530 LARCH ST DETACHED 469,000 439,875 2384 22
886 9TH ST DETACHED 465,000 450,000 860 3
132 MIDDLECREST RD DETACHED 495,000 495,000 1617 0
4125 WOLF BERRY CT DETACHED 529,900 529,000 2824 1
13639 TWIN CREEK LN DETACHED 675,000 650,000 3202 87
2335 OSWEGO GLEN CT DETACHED 995,000 850,000 3932 167
14122 GOODALL RD DETACHED 969,000 930,000 4530 331
678 8 ST DETACHED 1,050,000 1,050,000 2900 1
16650 FIR LN DETACHED 1,279,000 1,200,000 3860 57

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.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

Today is a very wonderful holiday, not only for us as friends and family but also for homes and houses. Today we give thanks for all the many things that we are blessed with in our lives while we celebrate a patronage that has been on-going in our culture since as early as 1621.
Why is this important for our homes and houses? Because the very thought of Thanksgiving throughout the year attributes to our many reasons to wanting to be home owners. When we look at a house we see ourselves in that house as well as imagine our friends and family. Thanksgiving is a very good reason why we’d lean toward a more open kitchen or larger dinning room. Our homes express our lives and our lives are enriched with the people that we are gifted to be around, and a home that suits our experiences through the many holidays is an asset not only for our wealth in money but in happiness and fulfillment.
This Thanksgiving I would like to give thanks to all those homeowners out there who are right now hosting their family gatherings in their kitchens, livingrooms, dinning rooms, and entertainment rooms. Who have found the house of their dreams and spent the last week sprucing it up for their guests. Thank you hosts and homeowners!

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2015 Economic Forecast

royalty-free-finance-clipart-illustration-77965While 2014 may be winding down, 2015 is just around the corner. I tend to think of this time of year as a time to regroup. Business is slower. It gives me a chance to catch my breath, but also to gear up. January 1, I want to hit the ground running. With that in mind, I try to take advantage of First American Title’s annual economic forecast. This event happened this morning and I thought I share some of what I learned.

The expert who gives this presentation is John Mitchell, Chief Economist for M&H Economic Consultants. He does a great job of taking a dry subject that is filled with numbers and charts, and making it entertaining and engaging. I am going to share with you a few highlights.

For the most part the outlook is good. While economic growth has been slow, it has also been steady. For the past few years there have been fits and starts with the economy. Mr. Mitchell likened it to Bill Murray and Groundhog Day. We’ve seen it before and we will see it again. The economy is chugging along. It’s not explosive, but it is more steady than not.

Some positive news:
Consumers who have delayed major life decisions (getting married, having a child, buying a bigger house) are gaining confidence and starting to make those big moves. This is a stimulus for the housing market.

The US Economy is the envy of the world. Financial and personal security are threatened in many parts of the world (Asia and Europe continue to lag in economic recovery, then there are the world events in Russia and the Middle East). This has countries and individuals looking to put their assets where they feel they will be secure, and that place is the United States. Mr. Mitchell gave credit to this influx of foreign money for the unexpectedly low interest rates of 2014.

dire6n7rTThe housing market is rebounding with both existing family home and new construction selling at greater rates than they have in years.

Oregon was #6 in the Nation for job growth in 2014.

Nationally, mortgage delinquencies are the lowest they have been since 2000.

Some concerns:
We are entering a whole new world that has no historic precedent. The stimulus package is pretty much over. The Federal Reserve is no longer buying mortgage backed securities. The economy is going to have to hold up the anticipated growth on its own. Having said that, the Fed is prepared to jump back in and re-engage if needed. This shows how fragile this recovery is. There is a lot of uncertainty.

The world situation has a lot of areas of concern. Ebola and ISIS were not on our radar a year ago. A major event can derail our economy. These events are not just difficult to hear about because of their horror, they also have an impact on our economy through things like consumer confidence and political turmoil.

Slowly gathering strength
On the whole, our economy is slowly gathering strength. As the job market grows and people feel more financially stable, they start to make decisions to improve their lives. Buying a new home is a big part of that picture.

Mr. Mitchell did advise that interest rates are likely to go up in 2015, but it will be fact driven. If the economy is not rebounding, they will stay low. If the economic rebound gets stronger, they will go up. Odd to think that rising interest rates are triggered by good news, but they are.

My personal thought on all of this is that our government and the Fed need our housing market to continue to rebound. It is vital to our National economic health. I have confidence that the housing market will stay on track with slow and steady growth.

As always, thanks for reading The Blotter,
Dianne

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Market Activity Nov 10-16, 2014

Last week in Lake Oswego had some interesting data. There were 11 new listings, 22 pending sales, and just 8 closed sales. What I find interesting is the large number of pendings compared to the new listings. It’s obvious that those who are in the mood to buy want to move in before Christmas, and those who want to sell are not is no much of a hurry with the holidays at hand. Also of note is the short market time of the pending sales. This next week or two will be a good time to list a home for sale to take advantage of the pre-holiday rush.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Nov 10-16, 2014)

Address Type Price BR Bths SF
13188 Vermeer Dr Detached $450,000 3 2.5 1854
17190 Robb Pl Detached $450,000 4 3 1896
16201 Lake Forest Blvd Detached $464,900 3 2.5 2780
17380 Canyon Dr Detached $550,000 4 2.5 2526
1045 Bullock St Detached $568,000 3 2.5 2105
1744 Fern Pl Detached $599,000 4 2.5 2110
1607 Pine St Detached $599,960 4 2.5 2943
12511 Shelby Ct Detached $649,900 5 3.5 3675
1785 Palisades Terrace Dr Detached $799,000 5 4.5 5052
15444 Boones Way Attached $850,000 3 2.5 3464
12975 Elk Rock Rd Detached $1,000,000 5 3.5 3878

Pending Sales (Nov 10-16, 2014)

Address Type Price BR Baths SF DOM
4610 Lower Dr Condo $114,900 2 1.5 1260 46
4636 Lower Dr B-1 Condo $128,000 2 1.5 1170 9
86 Kingsgate Rd C203 Condo $139,500 2 2 924 4
3826 Botticelli St Condo $174,900 2 2 1055 56
113 Touchstone Terr Attached $293,000 3 2.5 2104 5
16875 Tracy Ave Detached $299,900 4 2 1825 114
706 5th St Detached $300,000 4 2 1824 16
4724 Firwood Rd Detached $329,000 3 1.5 1240 5
21 Summit Ridge Ct Attached $339,000 2 2.5 1654 16
1437 Oak St Detached $349,000 3 1 1070 4
6101 Harrington Ave Detached $359,000 3 2.5 1400 5
16266 Lake Forest Blvd Detached $369,900 3 2 1860 146
1878 Mapleleaf Rd Detached $395,000 3 1.5 1347 41
5978 Fernbrook Circle Detached $449,900 4 2.5 1612 12
205 Hidalgo St Detached $459,900 3 3.5 3032 131
37 Churchill Downs Detached $470,000 3 2.5 2372 4
12 Scarborough Dr Detached $525,000 4 2.5 2943 139
2671 Glen Eagles Rd Detached $850,000 3 3 4019 179
17547 Cherry Ct Detached $998,850 4 3.5 3737 337
19354 Lorna Ln Detached $1,049,988 5 3.5 4169 403
14084 Goodall Rd Detached $1,195,000 5 5.5 5399 73
3140 Childs Rd Detached $1,695,000 5 5.5 6449 298

Sold/Closed (Nov 10-16, 2014)

Address Type List Price Closed Price Sq Ft CDOM
94 Oswego Summit Condo $123,500 $117,500 1140 2
6928 Montauk Circle Condo $125,000 $125,000 960 21
5959 Dove Ct Detached $379,900 $380,000 1552 6
6158 Frost Ln Detached $464,900 $460,000 2,109 32
16942 Cherry Crest Dr Detached $475,000 $465,000 2363 28
4726 Cambridge Ct Attached $595,000 $581,000 2865 9
14220 Bridge Ct Detached $750,000 $689,000 3419 37
3411 Lake Grove Ave Detached $999,999 $1,000,000 4434 177

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.

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News & Notes

Here is the latest data for you on the overall Portland area, as well as specific Lake Oswego/West Linn (RMLS lumps them together) numbers:

The latest real estate numbers in Portland and the Lake Oswego/West Linn areas are in. Things have taken an uptick in October for the Portland area. This was the strongest October for Closed Sales since 2006!

According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area  October, 2014:

  • At 2,487, October Closed Sales rose 4.6% over the month prior, September, and were up a full 13.6% from October of 2013’s 2,189 .
  • There were 2,881 New Listings in October which was 7.1% down from September, but rose 13.6% from October 2013.
  • The Average Sale Price in October of $335,600 was down $2,500 from the month prior. The first ten months of 2014 are logging an Average Sale Price of $333,200, which is up 7.4% over the same time period in 2013.
  • October Pending Sales (accepted offers), at 2,480, were down 2.8%  from the month prior.  That said, the Pending sales for October are up a full 16.7% over October 2013.

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In Lake Oswego and West Lin steady activity is Good with Closed Sales down by 10 and/but Pending Sales up by 6. Average Sale Price was up $11,200 from September. (There is a very wide range of prices in Lake Oswego among a relatively smaller number of homes for sale as compared to the larger Portland area, so this is not unusual.)

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for October reported:

    • 475 Active Listings  (Sept was 501)
    • 166 New Listings  (Sept was 177)
    • 136 Pending Sales  (Sept was 130)
    • 130 Closed Sales  (Sept was 140)
    • An Average Sale Price of $547,800.  (Sept was $536,600)
    • Average Time on the Market: 81 Days  (Sept was 100)
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