Happy Thanksgiving

Dianne and I wish you and yours a holiday filled with those you love and all that makes you feel warmth and appreciation. We are so grateful to have you, this community and each other this holiday season and always.

Market Activity ~ Nov 14-20, 2022

Last week in Lake Oswego 11 properties entered the market, 10 move to Pending status, and 11 Closed/Sold. Right now there are 120 properties available ranging from $220,000 to 11.5 mil.

Here is the breakdown according to RMLS:

NEW Nov 14-20, 2022

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsSFProp Type
4 TOUCHSTONE #147$200,00032.11351CONDO
86 KINGSGATE RD, G102$295,00022849CONDO
1273 BOCA RATAN DR$450,000321398ATTACHD
15960 SW LAKE FOREST BLVD$624,900311080DETACHD
3 PERICLES$725,00042.12617DETACHD
6450 FROST ST$775,00042.12216DETACHD
17850 PILKINGTON RD$875,00032.13084DETACHD
1451 GREENTREE CIR$950,00043.12328DETACHD
4050 VIRGINIA WAY$999,000321344DETACHD
765 10TH ST$1,225,000332526DETACHD
19494 Lorna LN$4,189,00044.24806DETACHD

PENDING Nov 14-20, 2022

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
4 TOUCHSTONE #147$200,00032.11351CONDO0
86 CERVANTES CIR #10-B$230,00021.2912CONDO48
112 OSWEGO SMT/Upper$325,000221212CONDO13
1273 BOCA RATAN DR$450,000321398ATTACHD3
4226 WOODSIDE CIR$535,000321578ATTACHD45
3 PERICLES$725,00042.12617DETACHD2
6450 FROST ST$775,00042.12216DETACHD3
5677 CHARLES CIR$1,225,00042.12962DETACHD97
13371 ATWATER LN$1,899,000434795DETACHD27
16885 FERNWOOD DR$2,149,00043.13753DETACHD43

SOLD Nov 14-20, 2022

AddressOpeningClosed# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
17552 DEEMAR WAY$475,000$535,00031.11050DETACHD4
15235 BOONES WAY$624,900$625,000321686ATTACHD5
1105 HALLINAN CIR$724,900$699,000321612DETACHD16
2 CREEKSIDE TER$849,900$849,90042.12906DETACHD7
12 WALKING WOODS DR$749,950$850,000332224DETACHD2
860 LAKE FOREST DR$998,000$864,00052.12025DETACHD78
14400 TRILLIUM CT$839,000$900,00042.13193DETACHD4
625 3RD ST$1,050,000$1,090,00032.12645ATTACHD4
13218 DEERFIELD CT$1,100,000$1,160,00042.12860DETACHD5
13504 STREAMSIDE DR$1,279,000$1,265,00042.13486DETACHD94
3940 CANAL RD$1,500,000$1,500,00043.13983DETACHD2
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 (***We’ve used “Days” in each category for ease of understanding) .

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Here in Lake Oswego, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting is quite the celebration. This year it is happening on November 25th from 3:00-8:00. This is the 58th year that this even has taken place.

The event takes place at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 1st Street in downtown LO.

Starting at 3:00 vendors will be set up to sell holiday crafts and foods, there will be visits with Olaf and Cham-bear, as well as an ice-carving demonstration. Escorted by the LO Fire Department, Santa will arrive at 5pm and be available for photos until 8:00. The LO Police Department will be on hand to help children write letters to Santa. They will also have a mailbox set up to mail the letters. The tree lighting is scheduled for 6pm.

All in all, it will be a great way to kick off the season. For all of the details on this event, click here.

Market Activity November 7-13, 2022

We are officially in the “holiday” season. The market has dramatically slowed down with just 6 new listings in Lake Oswego last week. 2 of those listings sold quickly and in this report appear as pending sales. We had 5 properties go pending, and 7 sold/closed properties.

See below for RMLS data.

New on the Market November 7-13, 2022

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
44 Eagle Crest Dr #41Condo$274,95021908
219 Cervantes #219Condo$325,000221100
3855 Rivers Edge DrDetached$1,450,000433101
310 Chandler PlDetached$2,995,00043.53866

Pending Sales November 7-13, 2022

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq FeetDOM
4 Touchstone #105Condo$210,000229843
201 CertantesCondo$325,00021.5124732
16678 Inverurie RdAttached$810,0004226661
643 4th StDetached$925,0002214533
3056 Wembley Park RdDetached$1,350,00042.526115

Sold/Closed November 7-13, 2022

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FeetCDOM
6 Cervantes CircleCondo$255,000$248,00091214
18150 Bryant RdDetached$750,000$770,000146811
4673 Lakeview BlvdDetached$895,000$899,00020294
5524 Koderra AveDetached$1,275,000$1,170,0002957113
1685 Fernwood DrDetached$1,425,000$1,400,00025924
1098 Chandler RdDetached$3,995,000$3,800,000400332
12790 S Fielding RdDetached$4,995,000$4,900,0009124432

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 ~ Oct 31- Nov 6, 2022

Last week Lake Oswego saw 11 properties enter the market, 28 move to Pending status, and 8 Sold/Closed. Right now there are 119 homes available in Lake Oswego ranging from $235,000 to 11.5 mil.

Here is the breakdown according to RMLS:

NEW Oct 31-Nov 6, 2022

AddressList PriceBedsBathsSFProp Type
4 TOUCHSTONE #105$210,00022984CONDO
38 CERVANTES CIR$249,50021.1912CONDO
3433 MCNARY PKWY #806$305,00022.11136CONDO
112 OSWEGO SMT$325,000221212CONDO
210 S STATE ST #5$365,000211339CONDO
16200 PACIFIC HWY #5$530,000221207CONDO
5 GOYA ST$680,00042.12586DETACHD
643 4TH ST$925,000221453DETACHD
2020 WEMBLEY PARK RD$949,000321712DETACHD
3056 WEMBLEY PARK RD$1,350,00042.12611DETACHD
17327 WESTVIEW DR$2,495,000444008DETACHD

PENDING Oct 31-Nov 6, 2022

AddressList PriceBedsBathsSFProp TypeDays
17552 DEEMAR WAY$475,00031.11050DETACHD4
1728 BOCA RATAN DR$509,000321485ATTACHD2
15235 BOONES WAY$624,900321686ATTACHD5
1105 HALLINAN CIR$699,000321612DETACHD16
12 WALKING WOODS DR$749,950332224DETACHD2
17608 SYDNI CT$775,00042.12466ATTACHD126
18706 BRYANT RD$789,90032.12489DETACHD6
14400 TRILLIUM CT$839,00042.13193DETACHD4
17810 KELOK RD$845,000321557DETACHD9
314 2ND ST$850,00033.11814CONDO9
860 LAKE FOREST DR$889,00052.12025DETACHD78
72 TOUCHSTONE$899,900433908DETACHD28
4051 VIRGINIA WAY$999,000421903DETACHD49
625 3RD ST$1,050,00032.12645ATTACHD4
13218 DEERFIELD CT$1,100,00042.12860DETACHD5
5524 KODERRA AVE$1,100,00032.12957DETACHD113
5677 CHARLES CIR$1,225,00042.12962DETACHD69
1454 GLENMORRIE DR$1,350,00032.13345DETACHD7
5550 JEAN RD$1,499,00044.13001DETACHD107
3940 CANAL RD$1,500,00043.13983DETACHD2
853 E AVE$1,850,00033.12839DETACHD22
17312 BERGIS FARM DR$1,920,00044.24804DETACHD0
285 BERWICK RD$1,950,00033.12560DETACHD3
16873 CANYON DR$1,980,000443632DETACHD48
4241 COBB WAY$1,999,00043.13292DETACHD26
21 D #4$2,067,00022.12431CONDO333
1625 CLOVERLEAF RD$2,199,000443853DETACHD67
707 LAKE SHORE RD$2,795,00033.12992DETACHD112

SOLD Oct 31-Nov 6, 2022

AddressOpeningClosedBedsBathsSFProp TypeDays
1172 BOCA RATAN DR$580,000$580,000321611ATTACHD20
131 DEL PRADO ST$665,000$715,000332145DETACHD3
490 BOCA RATAN DR$849,000$770,000322108DETACHD95
19125 OLSON AVE$1,125,000$1,125,00042.13828DETACHD3
1 JUAREZ ST$1,245,000$1,130,00032.13388DETACHD23
17637 WOODHURST PL$1,299,000$1,267,00054.14833DETACHD106
732 LAKE FOREST DR$1,500,000$1,600,000322865DETACHD3
842 6TH ST$1,850,000$1,875,00043.13840DETACHD5
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 (***We’ve used “Days” in each category for ease of understanding) .

Holiday Decorations and Selling Your House

Do holiday decorations help or hurt the marketing of your house? I have some thoughts on this that I am eager to share.

I do think that holiday decorations enhance the showing of your house to potential buyers. Taking the time to decorate helps the potential buyer feel that you love and appreciate your home. It also creates a cozy environment as we experience shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures.

I don’t think that it helps with your marketing. By marketing I mean the photos that will appear on the Internet, in the Multiple Listing Service, and on fliers and in emails. The photos need to be timeless. You simply don’t know how long it will take to sell your house. Today, if on-line the photos are full of witches and ghosts, it immediately conveys to the public that you’ve had your house on the market since before Halloween. November 25th you don’t want the photos to be full of turkeys and cornucopias. So, have the professional photography done before you put up holiday decorations.

For the same reason, take down the holiday decorations in a timely fashion. Enjoying them for a week or so after the holiday is fine, but beyond that, take them down.

I hope you find this information helpful. As always, thanks for reading the blotter.

Dianne

Market Activity Oct 24-30, 2022

Once again, I feel that the market is balance. I say this when the number of new listings, pending sales, and closed sales are very close.

Last week in Lake Oswego there were 10 new listings, two of which sold quickly and moved to pending status. There were 13 pending sales and 9 closed sales.

See below for details of RMLS data.

New on the Market Oct 24-30, 2022

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
86 Kingsgate Rd B101Condo$340,00022938
236 Ridgeway Rd 16ACondo$360,00021914
5062 Foothills Dr HCondo$459,900321252
1612 Lake Front RdDetached$950,000321831
2350 Southshore BlvdDetached$996,00032.52236
141 Furnace StCondo$1,750,00022.52249
1745 Mapleleaf RdDetached$1,800,00053.53661
1836 Highlands LoopDetached$2,695,00044.5+.55494

Pending Sales Oct 24-30, 2022

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq FeetDOM
86 Cervantes Cir 10-BCondo$235,00021.5+.591230
15235 Boones WayAttached$624,9003216865
12 Walking Woods DrDetached$749,9503322242
17608 Sydni CtAttached$775,00042.52466126
18706 Bryant RdDetached$789,90032.524896
14400 Trillium CtDetached$839,00042.531934
17810 Kelok RdDetached$845,0003215579
314 2nd StCondo$850,00033.518149
4051 Virginia WayDetached$999,0004219037
5550 Jean RdDetached$1,499,00044.53001107
853 E AveDetached$1,850,00033.5283922
17312 Bergis Farm DrDetached$1,920,00044.5+.548040
1625 Cloverleaf RdDetached$2,199,00044385367

Closed/Sold Oct 24-30, 2022

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FeetCDOM
48 Eagle Crest Dr 2ACondo$169,000$215,00016235
4724 Lamont CtDetached$649,000$633,00016986
27 Partridge LnDetached$699,000$680,000231715
17721 Overlook CirDetached$890,000$815,000317271
4704 Cambridge CtAttached$985,000$1,008,00028565
4360 West Bay RdDetached$1,185,000$1,175,000263632
3763 Tempest DrDetached$1,395,000$1,300,000289573
14383 Fosberg RdDetached$2,250,000$1,799,0004543152
15784 Twin Fir RdDetached$2,200,000$2,194,000347120

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.

Vote in Lake Oswego!

Well, it’s that time again! In Oregon we enjoy a time-tested voting system including mailed ballots, email notifications/tracking and convenient dropboxes located in most neighborhoods. Lake Oswego’s Drop Box locations are:

– City Hall, 380 A Avenue – located on the upper parking lot near the main (A Avenue) entrance. 

– Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive – located south of the covered park area on the lane that connects to Melrose Street. These boxes are secure, available 24/7 & will remain open till 8PM on Election Day, Tues Nov 8th.

Happy voting everyone!

Market Activity ~ Oct 17-23, 2022

Last week 13 properties entered the market, 7 moved to Pending status, and 16 Sold/Closed. Right now there are 120 properties ranging from $225,000 to $11.5 mil available in lake Oswego.

Here is the breakdown according to RMLS:

NEW Oct 17-23, 2022

AddressList PriceBedsBathsSFProp Type
16250 PACIFIC HWY, #81$338,00011841CONDO
15235 BOONES WAY$624,900321686ATTACHD
6426 FROST ST$699,900432276DETACHD
18706 BRYANT RD$789,90032.12489DETACHD
14400 TRILLIUM CT$839,00042.13193DETACHD
17810 KELOK RD$845,000321557DETACHD
314 2ND ST$850,00033.11814CONDO
15684 BOONES WAY$850,00032.12425DETACHD
17920 MEADOWLARK LN$1,295,00042.12758DETACHD
4039 CANAL WOODS CT$1,495,00043.14178DETACHD
523 LAUREL ST, Lot 3$1,500,000432620DETACHD
13371 ATWATER LN$1,899,000434795DETACHD
285 BERWICK RD$1,950,00033.12560DETACHD

PENDING Oct 17-23. 2022

AddressList PriceBedsBathsTotal SFProp TypeDays
131 DEL PRADO ST$665,000332145DETACHD3
72 TOUCHSTONE$899,900433908DETACHD28
13218 DEERFIELD CT$1,100,00042.12860DETACHD5
5677 CHARLES CIR$1,225,00042.12962DETACHD69
1454 GLENMORRIE DR$1,350,00032.13345DETACHD7
285 BERWICK RD$1,950,00033.12560DETACHD3
16873 CANYON DR$1,980,000443632DETACHD48

SOLD Oct 17-23, 2022

AddressOpeningClosedBedsBathsTotal SFProp TypeDays
4463 THUNDER VISTA LN$438,000$438,00022.11741CONDO2
30 GREENRIDGE CT$550,000$474,04531.11946ATTACHD4
1988 BONNIEBRAE DR$469,000$500,000321499ATTACHD10
113 TOUCHSTONE TER$510,000$505,00032.12104ATTACHD5
5270 CHINOOK CT$495,000$525,000321391DETACHD5
15450 STEPHANIE CT$580,000$550,00032.11662ATTACHD59
16074 LAKE FOREST BLVD$599,950$557,400321354DETACHD130
66 WHEATHERSTONE, #35$599,900$600,00043.12465CONDO2
8 MOUNTAIN CIR$629,000$629,000321316ATTACHD27
2050 SOUTHSHORE BLVD$780,000$795,00032.11629DETACHD5
38 MORNINGVIEW CIR$825,000$808,000432408DETACHD9
2711 Greentree RD$969,900$855,000433241DETACHD154
17423 SCHALIT WAY$998,900$1,060,00042.12442DETACHD85
4744 CAMBRIDGE CT$985,000$1,105,00032.12856ATTACHD66
2420 PALISADES CREST DR$1,599,900$1,450,00042.13583DETACHD3
13615 WESTLAKE DR$1,790,000$1,500,00044.14396DETACHD34
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 (***We’ve used “Days” in each category for ease of understanding) .