News & Notes ~ March 2021 Numbers

Here is your wider Portland Market Report according to RMLS data, with overall Neighborhood changes and Lake Oswego data broken out below.

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data March 2021:                                              

Low Inventory continues to be the driver of competition in the greater Portland area where we see price increases in most neighborhoods/areas from the prior month & all areas increasing over 2020. (See below for breakdown). Comparing 2021 to the same period in 2020 thru March, Overall Average Price has increased 16.6% and Median Price 14.9%.

My trusted Mortgage Advisors say Mortgage rates are hovering around 3.125%. This rate varies and can be reduced with a buy-down, or affected by individual qualifiers. I’m happy to connect you with someone to discuss your particular situation.         

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area, March 2021:

  • There were 3,465 New Listings in March 2021 decreased only slightly at 0.1% from March 2020’s 3,468 and increased 40.1% from the previous month/February’s 2,474.
  • At 2,556, March 2021’s Closed Sales are up 8.5% from March 2020’s 2,356, and also up 29.2% from the previous month/February’s total of 1,978
  • At 3,346, March 2021’s Pending Sales increased 42.6% from March 2020’s 2,347, and also jumped up by 51.5% from the previous month/February’s total of 2,208.
  • The Average Sale Price in March 2021 of $554,300 is up $88,800 from last year/March2020’s $465,500, and up $12,300. from the previous month/February’s $542,000.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in March 2021 of $488,000 rose $63,000 from last year/March 2020’s $425,000, and also increased $8,900 from the previous month/February’s $479,100.

LAKE OSWEGO

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn for the month of March 2021 reported:

  • 112 Active Listings (Feb 82)
  • 188 New Listings    (Feb 97)
  • 156 Pending Sales (Feb 92)
  • 112 Closed Sales    (Feb 92)
  • Average Sale Price for Mar: $944,100  (Feb $876,900)
    • 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.
  •  77 Average Days on the Market   (Feb 77)

Market Activity ~ April 5-11, 2021

NEW April 5-11, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
526 S State ST  5A$314,95021914CONDO
225 CERVANTES$319,00021.11216CONDO
3101 MCNARY PKWY  #6$399,90032.11532CONDO
76 GREENRIDGE CT$674,90043.12868ATTACHD
16041 WALUGA DR$679,000421982DETACHD
9 FALSTAFF ST$759,00042.12436DETACHD
18634 Bryant RD$775,00032.12858DETACHD
19233 INDIAN SPRINGS RD$799,95044.13423DETACHD
537 COUNTRY CLUB RD$849,000321901DETACHD
100 LEONARD ST, Upper Lvl$965,00032.12482CONDO
524 WEIDMAN CT$979,00042.13450DETACHD
6 DOVER WAY$1,795,00043.14499DETACHD
17979 S CRESTLINE DR$3,045,000434858DETACHD

PENDING April 5-11, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
366 CERVANTES CIR$210,00021832CONDO2
4 TOUCHSTONE  #82$258,00032.11351CONDO238
5840 SW BURMA RD$475,00031.11632DETACHD47
19255 BENFIELD AVE$499,000321840DETACHD36
5720 KENNY ST$499,900321416DETACHD3
19242 TERRY AVE$619,900421872DETACHD2
143 DEL PRADO ST$621,500321907DETACHD0
17 ABELARD ST$650,000322122DETACHD2
4688 OAKRIDGE RD$675,000321788DETACHD17
17608 SYDNI CT$675,00042.12466ATTACHD19
5316 LOWER DR$699,00032.12016DETACHD15
1268 HIDE A WAY CT$759,90042.12423DETACHD6
115 FURNACE ST  2N$819,00022.11885CONDO30
5 Mountain View LN$849,00053.13850DETACHD61
672 1ST ST$850,00022.11986CONDO4
12793 SIERRA VISTA DR$899,90043.13650DETACHD3
10 YORICK ST$925,00053.14023DETACHD19
1515 CHERRY LN$925,00053.14699DETACHD4
12624 SW 22ND AVE$945,00043.13665DETACHD4
5544 KILCHURN AVE$995,00042.13308DETACHD4
115 ASH ST$1,025,000434469DETACHD7
18041 CARDINAL DR$1,095,00032.11950DETACHD1
1061 YATES ST$1,100,00043.12899DETACHD14
4431 BERNARD ST$1,149,000432840DETACHD23
486 LAKE BAY CT$1,150,000321603DETACHD4
1255 Bickner ST$1,199,00042.12764DETACHD58
18958 BRYANT RD$1,199,90042.13178DETACHD13
1992 PALISADES TERRACE DR$1,250,00053.14140DETACHD7
13613 PROVINCIAL HILL WAY$1,550,00063.14534DETACHD4
15400 DIAMOND HEAD RD$2,100,00043.13358DETACHD1
95 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD$2,195,00054.15710DETACHD184
15780 TWIN FIR RD$2,769,90044.14270DETACHD44

SOLD April 5-11, 2021`

AddressOpening PriceClosed Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
47 EAGLE CREST DR  #43$209,500$212,000211017CONDO3
4000 CARMAN DR   G101$248,900$260,00022869CONDO4
4644 LOWER DR, Upper Lvl$260,000$285,00021.11170CONDO5
578 2ND ST$539,900$539,90022.11361PLNCOMM6
853 E AVE$650,000$650,00021750DETACHD6
2679 GLEN EAGLES RD$729,900$702,000332378DETACHD277
18975 OLSON AVE$600,000$736,000633569DETACHD5
33 TOUCHSTONE$699,900$770,000543854DETACHD5
4749 BLACK FOREST CT$715,000$775,00042.12255DETACHD5
5796 BAY POINT DR$775,000$843,00042.12399DETACHD2
16631 FORD PL$899,900$920,00042.13180DETACHD4
4184 VIRGINIA WAY$849,900$976,000421700DETACHD5
2240 RIDGEWOOD RD$939,000$1,075,00043.12777DETACHD2
100 GARIBALDI ST$1,175,000$1,210,00053.24572DETACHD3
15420 BOONES WAY$1,345,000$1,325,00032.13364ATTACHD43
419 7TH ST$1,350,000$1,350,00042.12813DETACHD11
17010 Canal CIR$1,595,000$1,665,00043.13746DETACHD
1947 Summit DR$1,795,000$1,716,00045.15570DETACHD150
16655 MAPLE CIR$3,498,000$3,170,00033.13100DETACHD0

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.

Tree City USA

This year is the 32nd year that Lake Oswego has maintained the designation of “Tree City USA”. To have this designation a city must maintain four standards: have a Tree Board that brings together Parks, Recreation, and a Natural Resources Advisory Board; have a tree ordinance; spend a minimum of $2 per capita on urban forest management; and proclaim and celebrate Arbor Day annually.

Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, and April is Arbor Month. There are numerous ways that Lake Oswego is celebrating.

Tree Pruning Workshop

April 24th, 10am to 12pm, at the Pavilion at Foothills Park. Due to covid, attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Pruning and maintaining trees is crucial, not just for the health of the tree, but truly for the safety of the home. Our big ice storm last month was a perfect example. Lake Oswego has lots and lots of trees. That ice storm took down so many limbs and many of those limbs were distructive to property, not to mention the power outages. At my home, we had an arborist clean up our trees about 5 years ago. I have 5 huge trees on my property. In the ice storm, not one limb came down. Not one. To register for this workshop telephone 503-635-0290 or email planning@lakeoswego.city. The class is free

Lake Grove Swim Park

Gnomes in Nature

Gnomes are being hidden at three parks: Foothills, River Run, and Stevens Meadows. The gnomes have names: Blossom, Greenie, and Oak. Between now and October get out to enjoy the parks and when you find a gnome, take your picture with the gnome and post it to social media using the hashtag #LOparksgnomes. Each time you post this hashtag you will be entered into a contest to win your very own gnome. Did you know that LO has over 460 acres of natural park areas? Visit lo-stewardship.org for park locations, gnome clues, and to learn more about each gnome.

Heritage Trees

Lake Oswego has annually been designating trees as “Heritage Trees” for 40 years. They are magnificent and each year when a tree is designated I like to go and see it. Most are on private property, so viewing them is done from the street, but wow, they are gorgeous. This years tree is a 55′ tall Japanese Zelkova that measures 6′ 10″ in circumference and has a crown with a 60′ spread. It is located at 3209 Lake Grove Blvd. To see a complete list of the Heritage Trees and where they are located, visit lakeoswego.city/planning/heritage-tree-program.

I honestly think that people move to Oregon, not just Lake Oswego, because they love the natural beauty and being in the outdoors. We’re now moving into the time of year when going outside is such a pleasure! I’m proud that my city, Lake Oswego, knows this and values its natural resources. Three cheers for LO and Tree City USA!

Dianne

Market Activity March 29-April 4, 2021

We are continuing to have a very strong seller’s market. Last week in Lake Oswego 11 properties came onto the market, 26 accepted an offer and went into pending status, and 15 properties sold/closed.

See below for RMLS data

New Listings March 29-April 4, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
5059 Foothills Dr ECondo$312,00022989
5059 Foothills Dr GCondo$335,00022991
5749 Windfield LoopDetached$679,900331873
15380 Twin Fir RdDetached$692,000432292
1033 Spruce StDetached$745,00022.51638
17850 Pilkington RdDetached$750,00032.53222
5918 Seville AveDetached$1,289,000431776
3423 Lake Grove AveDetached$1,695,00043.54721
19460 Eastside RdDetached$1,699,00053.5+.54521
18262 Meadowlark LnDetached$1,799,00053.54757
18012 Eastridge LnDetached$2,100,00053.55875

Pending Sales March 29-April 4, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
4000 Carman Dr #36Condo$222,500118362
95 Oswego SummitCondo$229,00021.511166
4629 Lakeview BlvdCondo$249,99922117824
86 Kingsgate Rd H101Condo$265,000229183
86 Kingsgate Rd D106Condo$265,000229383
15446 Stephanie CtAttached$400,00032.515825
5850 Kenny StDetached$515,00022117217
16880 Cortez CtDetached$575,0003323136
19020 Pilkington RdDetached$599,9003212534
19 Monticello DrDetached$688,0005334784
7 Preakness CtDetached$724,90042.529075
4365 Bernard StDetached$750,00032.526322
5139 Tualata LnDetached$799,9004321322
12444 SW Orchard Hill RdDetached$825,00032251912
16636 Maple CircleDetached$865,0003220303
1720 Yarmouth CircleDetached$899,00032.5202012
3170 Royce WayDetached$899,9004231934
15725 Tara PlDetached$940,00042.533723
13841 Verte CtDetached$950,00043235025
16577 Glenwood CtDetached$969,0005332791
5665 Grand Oaks DrDetached$1,025,0005342263
2060 Ridge Pointe DrDetached$1,195,00052.541201
554 4th StAttached$1,449,00044.5+.5337616
18977 Pilkington RdDetached$1,595,0004336696
667 Lake Bay CtDetached$1,899,90043.5361675
1870 Twin Points RdDetached$2,695,00044.5464966

Sold/Closed March 29-April 4, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
45 Eagle Crest Dr #212Condo$189,900$177,500780155
5061 Foothills Dr BCondo$344,900$365,0009915
1225 Lee StDetached$511,000$525,000105689
16051 Pearcy StDetached$529,000$600,00012244
23 Aquinas StDetached$550,000$630,00018403
17614 Schalit WayDetached$650,000$715,00015613
1662 Worthington StDetached$700,000$750,00027634
3460 Lake Grove AveDetached$685,000$790,00016162
17121 Wall StDetached$724,900$801,00021872
4361 Southshore BlvdDetached$749,000$85,00024399
18050 Tualata AveDetached$915,000$985,67528354
17601 Woodhurst PlDetached$1,125,000$1,125,0003179$4
2671 Glen Eagles RdDetached$1,225,000$1,225,00040194
16364 Ivy LnDetached$1,595,000$1,425,9504862282
2230 Wembley Park RdDetached$1,785,000$1,785,000460736

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.

Market Activity ~ March 22-28, 2021

Last week, Lake Oswego had 8 properties enter the market, 22 move to Pending status, and 18 Close. Currently there are 74 lovely homes available on the market!

The following is the activity according to RMLS:

NEW March 22-28, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
5316 LOWER DR$699,00032.12016DETACHD
282 ASH ST$780,00042.12791DETACHD
4750 UPPER DR$1,149,00053.13091DETACHD
885 10TH ST$1,150,00042.12633DETACHD
18958 BRYANT RD$1,199,90042.13178DETACHD
2065 RIDGE POINTE DR$1,495,000544790DETACHD
16847 GREENBRIER RD$2,700,00032.12360DETACHD
1745 SOUTHSHORE BLVD$3,495,00044.15545DETACHD

PENDING March 22-28, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
47 EAGLE CREST DR, #51$180,00011670CONDO13
22 OSWEGO SMT / Grnd$189,90011764CONDO2
125 OSWEGO SMT / Lower$198,00011764CONDO3
6310 BURMA RD$499,00031.11052DETACHD7
4185 CHILDS RD$535,00031.11175DETACHD5
4555 WILDWOOD ST$650,000321565DETACHD6
4917 MULHOLLAND DR$678,00022.12403ATTACHD10
33 TOUCHSTONE$699,900543854DETACHD5
28 MORNINGVIEW CIR$730,00033.12895DETACHD15
692 2ND ST$759,900312140DETACHD17
2941 SW ORCHARD HILL PL$784,90053.13446DETACHD4
545 RIDGEWAY RD$818,00032.12110DETACHD3
2552 PALISADES CREST DR$975,00042.13176DETACHD12
19230 BRYANT RD$1,060,00084.53441DETACHD289
144 LEONARD ST$1,279,00043.13552DETACHD6
15003 TWIN FIR RD$1,295,00043.12941DETACHD7
19305 HILL TOP RD$1,375,00043.15116DETACHD208
17990 RIDGE LAKE DR$1,445,00053.13897DETACHD21
1799 ATHERTON DR$1,629,00055.16280DETACHD10
13217 AMBER PL, #1$1,849,00043.13861DETACHD402
16777 PHANTOM BLUFF CT$1,995,00042.25045DETACHD14
1300 FOREST MEADOWS WAY$4,098,00054.25974DETACHD46

SOLD March 22-28, 2021

AddressOpening PriceClosed Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
5057 FOOTHILLS DR / Upper$335,000$345,000221252CONDO3
72 GREENRIDGE CT$425,000$425,000331824ATTACHD3
1790 CONIFER DR$539,000$520,000211003DETACHD13
5091 TUALATA LN$625,000$702,500321500DETACHD6
5172 GREENSBOROUGH CT$739,000$724,00042.12184DETACHD102
2 MOZARTEUM CT$744,900$780,00042.12192DETACHD5
18018 GIMLEY CT$820,000$859,000433637DETACHD2
13983 WESTCOTT CT$898,900$925,00042.12792DETACHD4
2574 PALISADES CREST DR$975,000$935,00052.24563DETACHD22
13204 DEERFIELD CT$1,050,000$1,030,00042.13406DETACHD4
3815 SOUTHSHORE BLVD$875,000$1,067,000422638DETACHD4
116 MIDDLECREST RD$1,390,000$1,225,000432545DETACHD38
17680 Stafford RD$1,299,000$1,317,00052.13804DETACHD185
639 CARRERA LN$1,350,000$1,320,00043.14447DETACHD16
4288 LAKEVIEW BLVD$1,250,000$1,487,000322016DETACHD5
892 8TH ST$1,450,000$1,515,00043.12872DETACHD7
17313 BLUE HERON RD$1,998,500$1,892,50043.13454DETACHD431
2950 Lakeview BLVD$3,100,000$2,450,00043.14299DETACHD190

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 Grove is getting a Farmer’s Market

As a resident of the Lake Grove area, I am just super excited about the new Farmer’s Market. It is a pilot program to gage the level of interest for a Farmer’s Market on the West side of town. The market is currently happening on Sundays from 1-5. It will run through April 25th. At that point a decision will be made as to whether or not the market will become permanent.

The market is located on Hallmark Drive between Mercantile Dr and Collins Way. There is abundant parking available at Lake Grove Elementary School

Each week there are 15-20 vendors selling produce, meats, seafoods, flowers, and hot foods. For more information and for a complete list of vendors click here.

This market is in addition to the Farmer’s Market that has occured on the East side of town at Millenium Plaza Park. That market runs Saturdays, 8:30-1:30, May 5th thru October 2nd.

I hope to see you at the market!

Dianne

Market Activity March 15-21, 2021

Inventory is beginning to pick up and the real estate activity in Lake Oswego last week was quite balanced. We had 18 properties come onto the market, 17 move into pending status, and 17 sold/closed listings. So good to see the inventory picking up!

See below for RMLS data

New on the market March 15-21, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
86 Kingsgate Rd A202Condo$246,00022849
6310 Burma RdDetached$499,00031.51052
5850 Kenny StDetached$515,000221172
4185 Childs RdDetached$535,00031.51175
4917 Mulholland DrAttached$678,00022.52403
33 Touchstone Detached$699,900543854
17608 Sydni CtAttached$699,90052.52455
12444 Orchard Hill RdDetached$825,000322519
1720 Yarmouth CirDetached$599,00032.52020
10 Yorick StDetached$925,00053.54023
4431 Bernard STDetached$1,149,000432840
17649 Woodhurst PlDetached$1,250,00064.55669
15003 Twin Fir RdDetached$1,295,00043.52941
19201 Maree CtDetached$1,300,00052.54290
554 4th StAttached$1,449,00044.5+.53376
1799 Atherton DrDetached$1,629,00055.56280
17190 Wall StDetached$2,140,00054.5+.56702
17930 Kelok RdDetached$2,750,00043.5+.54481

Pending sales March 15-21, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
4 Touchstone #112Condo$219,90032.51351178
4000 Carman Dr E82Condo$248,000218273
48 Eagle Crest Dr 5FCondo$249,900221370197
3950 Carman DrCondo$345,00022.5110110
16051 Pearcy CtDetached$529,0003212244
63 Tanglewood DrDetached$625,0004328193
1858 Southshore BlvdDetached$650,0004220976
3460 Lake Grove AveDetached$685,00022.516162
1820 Southshore BlvdDetached$700,0003324034
14221 Dolph CtDetached$755,00032.520815
16631 Ford PlDetached$899,90042.531804
18050 Tualata AveDetached$915,00042.528354
17521 Lake Haven DrDetached$1,200,00042.532476
4288 Lakeview BlvdDetached$1,250,0003220165
15420 Boones WayAttached$1,345,00032.5336443
3700 Marquis CtDetached$1,499,90042.544312
5740 Childs RdDetached$1,550,00053551924

Sold/Closed Properties March 15-21, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
100 Kerr Pkwy #5Condo$169,000$165,900617171
4 Touchstone #63Condo$195,000$200,0009841
3930 Lake Grove Ave 1BCondo$215,000$210,00095611
668 McVey Ave #44Condo$229,000$215,00063680
5804 Kennycroft WayDetached$504,900$586,00010084
1538 Pine StDetached$515,000$607,30015753
876 Sunny Hill DrDetached$850,000$827,50021644
19125 35th PlDetached$1,175,000$1,114,9005153257
6485 Mission CtDetached$1,165,000$1,189,000313367
16233 Bonaire AveDetached$1,395,000$1,395,00034601
4160 Lakeview BlvdDetached$1,539,000$1,530,0003904363
5775 Dogwood DrDetached$1,679,000$1,679,0004003$3
13701 Knaus RdDetached$1,849,000$1,773,00057302
13585 Goodall RdDetached$1,900,000$1,850,000428218
907 Terrace DrDetached$3,000,000$2,675,0007296128
4321 Southshore BlvdDetached$4,200,000$3,750,00067310
1527 Lake Front RdDetached$3,999,000$3,85072201512

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 ~ Feb 2021 Numbers

Here is your wider Portland Market Report according to RMLS data, with overall Neighborhood changes and Lake Oswego data broken out below.

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data February 2021:           Inventory is holding steady with one month of supply available.  Competition is heavy, though we finally see more properties hitting the market now in March, which should alleviate that a little.  Competition pushes prices up as you can see in the Neighborhood Report below comparing January & February prices. Rolling 12-month Appreciation rates in all areas are up.

Mortgage rates will be rising inspired by the economy’s steady recovery. Today’s rates are hovering around 3% or a little higher based on a number of factors, but most can “buy the rate down” a bit & get it lowered. My trusted Mortgage Advisors can give you  more info.      

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area, Feb. 2021:

  • There were 2,474 New Listings in Feb 2021 decreased  10.3% from Feb of 2020’s 2,759  and also dropped 4.1% from the previous month/January’s 2,579.
  • At 1,978, Feb 2021’s Closed Sales are up 4.3% from Feb 2020’s 1,897, and also up 7.1% from the previous month/January’s total of 1,847
  • At 2,208, Feb 2021’s Pending Sales are down 15% from Feb 2020’s 2,598, and also down 11.5% from the previous month/January’s total of 2,496.
  • The Average Sale Price in Feb 2021 of $542,000 is up $84,100 from last year/Feb 2020’s $457,900, and up $27,300. from the previous month/January’s $514,700.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Feb 2021 of $470,100 rose $63,100 from last year/Feb 2020’s $407,000, and also increased 10,100 from the previous month/January’s $460,000.

                                        LAKE OSWEGO

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for  the month of February 2021 reported:

  • 82 Active Listings (Jan 84)
  • 97 New Listings    (Jan 112)
  • 92 Pending Sales  (Jan 121)
  • 92 Closed Sales    (Jan 97)
  • Average Sale Price for Feb: $876,900  (Jan $812,700)
    • 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.
  •  77 Average Days on the Market   (Jan 46)

Lake Oswego Has Two New Parks

The livability of LO is just outstanding and it just go even better. We now have two brand new parks!.

Iron Mountain Park

Located on Iron Mountain Blvd right by The Hunt, this is a 51 acre park. There is plenty of parking, a covered picnic area, a play area for kids, and rest rooms. It’s beautifully landscaped using native species and with great care to preserve a wetlands that is part of the park. I can see spending summer evening picnicing and taking my Grandchildren to play and run around.

I think the thing I am most excited about is that the park serves as a trail for the Iron Hertage trail. There has long been a terrific trail that makes use of the old rail line that the iron was transported on from the mine near the top of Iron Mountain and down to where the ore was loaded into barges, and barged across the lake to find its final destination at the iron furnace in what is now George Rogers Park.

The Iron Heritage trail is a 3.4 mile loop that connects the new park to the Iron Mountain trail, then along several quiet residential streets to Springbook Park and then back to Iron Mountain Park. For a trail map click here.

Woodmont Natural Park

Located near the intersection of Atwater and Knaus Roads, this 6.8 acre park is lovely. There is a gravel path that meanders through the park. I’m not certain how long the path is, but I think it is likely close to half a mile or so. There is extensive native landscaping and places for picnicing. This park does not have a play structure for children, but it does have restrooms.

Quality of life is just super important to me and a key component of how I have chosen the community that I live in. I know I rave about how much I like LO, but it truly does keep getting better and better. These two new parks are a great addition!

As always, thanks for reading the blotter.

Dianne