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Market Activity Report Feb 01 - 07, 2016

Hello Everybody!

This week as I was doing the market activity report I thought about what my mother, Dianne Gregoire, had pointed out to me a week before: that there are not many condos available in Lake Oswego right now, or at least it seems this way. As I was doing the report I made a mental note to actually count out the condos that where available, then those that where pending and sold. Turns out she was right: there are only two condos available within the week of 01-07, then one pending, and one that has closed. How weird! Maybe that means we have a lot of condo owners that are happy where they are (I mean can you blame them, Lake Oswego is a pretty wonderful place to live!)

This week we have 9 new listings, 19 pending homes, and 11 sold properties.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Feb 01-07, 2016)

Address Type Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Sqft
4 TOUCHESTONE #155 CONDO 189,900 3 2.5 1351
16913 CANAL CIR DETACHED 599,000 3 2 2525
17126 HOFFER CT DETACHED 668,000 3 3 2541
17742 MARYLCREEK DR DETACHED 780,000 4 2.5 3288
17540 RIDGEVIEW LN DETACHED 1,195,000 4 3.5 4345
4018 COHO LN DETACHED 1,199,000 4 4.5 5128
2445 GLENMORRIE DR DETACHED 1,295,000 5 5 5106
1973 CHERYL CT DETACHED 1,899,000 5 4.5 6436

Pending Sales (Feb 01-07, 2016)

Address Type Price Bedroom Bathrooms DOM
31 CRESTFIELD CT CONDO 184,500 2 2 2
1755 KILKENNY RD DETACHED 300,000 3 1 146
4305 SILVER CT ATTACHED 339,000 3 2.5 7
4333 WOODSIDE CIR ATTACHED 349,000 3 2 69
16309 LAKE FOREST BLVD DETACHED 369,900 3 2 120
15948 QUARRY RD DETACHED 400,000 3 1 227
1720 YARMOUTH CIR DETACHED 422,800 3 2.5 73
510 2ND ST ATTACHED 435,000 2 1.5 0
9 ORIOLE LN DETACHED 439,000 3 3 81
14850 TWIN FIR RD DETACHED 439,900 4 3 2
15585 PARTRIDGE DR DETACHED 519,000 4 2.5 182
736 EVERGREEN RD DETACHED 549,000 3 2 84
2 CREEKSIDE TER DETACHED 549,900 5 2.5 44
5124 LAKEVIEW BLVD DETACHED 579,000 4 3 126
14221 DOLPH CT DETACHED 598,000 3 2.5 23
72 NANSEN SUMMIT DETACHED 849,000 4 3 140
670 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD DETACHED 1,595,000 4 3.5 72
1933 HIGHLANDS LOOP DETACHED 2,750,000 4 3.5 187

Sold/Closed  (Feb 01-07, 2016)

Address Type List Price Close Price Sqft DOM
4634 LOWER DR CONDO 139,900 139,900 1260 4
48 EAGLE CREST DR 5E CONDO 205,000 197,000 1443 16
5849 FERNBROOK CIR DETACHED 419,500 421,000 1239 3
4331 LORDS LN DETACHED 509,000 452,500 2320 89
14356 HOLLY SPRINGS RD DETACHED 510,000 475,000 1939 60
9 FALSTAFF ST DETACHED 509,000 485,000 2436 105
6402 FROST ST DETACHED 499,900 499,000 2800 0
5554 ROYAL OAKS DR DETACHED 525,000 520,000 1861 262
19365 35TH CT DETACHED 579,500 598,000 2484 6
3820 SOUTHSHORE BLVD DETACHED 1,098,888 1,055,000 4855 158
17265 LAKE HAVEN DR DETACHED 1,429,000 1,495,000 3911 672

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 Snap Shot

l-lake-oswego-mansionIn a recent conversation with another Realtor here in Lake Oswego the comment was made “aren’t there any houses in Lake Oswego under a million dollars!”. It got me thinking about the fact that it’s been awhile since I did my affordability comparison with Sellwood in SE Portland. It also got me wondering about all the houses in Lake Oswego that are priced at a million dollars or greater. How many are there and are they selling?

I ran these numbers on February 1st and in 5 days time they will of changed, but it will give all of us a snap shot of current inventory and current activity.

There are currently 124 detached houses for sale. Of those, 56 are priced at a million dollars or greater. That means that million dollar properties make up 45% of the current inventory. I wanted to know how many million dollar homes had sold in the last six months. I decided if I was going to do it with the expensive houses I would also do it with the less expensive houses. Below you will find the results of my research:

Type Value Range # Active # Pending # Sold/6 Months # Month’s Inventory
Detached $100,000-$400,000 6 13 52 3 weeks
$400,001-$600,000 21 26 106 5 weeks
$600,001-$800,000 28 19 77 2 months
$800,001-$1,000,000 14 9 43 2 months
$1,000,001-$1,500,000 28 13 32 5 months
$1,500,001-$2,000,000 13 3 16 5 months
$2,000,001-$3,000,000 7 0 8 5 months
$3,000,001-$5,000,000 4 2 2 12 months
$5,000,001-$20,000,000 3 0 0 unknown
Attached All Price Ranges 6 6 27 5 weeks
Condos All Price Ranges 3 20 103 1 week

So the answer to my question is that while there are a lot of million dollar houses, they are selling quite well. The far right column shows you that based upon how many have sold in the last 6 months, how many months it will take to sell what is currently on the market. The less expensive homes are selling in just weeks.

The real shocker in this, to me, is what has happened to the condos. I have never in 28 years of selling real estate seen the condo inventory so low. In my experience there always seems to be a bit of a glut of condos available. Last summer there were many and some complexes had so much inventory that they just languished on the market. So what happened? Many complexes that were involved in litigation and special assessments have put that behind them and are now more stable and more financially healthy. The foreclosures and shortsales are pretty much gone (there may be a few hold outs yet to appear), but mostly I think it’s because first time home buyers are back in the game. The millenials have had a hard time getting established in good jobs, but it is happening and they are buying homes. If you own a condo in Lake Oswego, it is likely going up in value.

Lake Oswego vs Sellwood
I started doing this comparison between LO and Sellwood (a neighborhood in SE Portland) because I have long felt that thinking of Lake Oswego as a strictly rich community is unfair. I think there are a fairly broad range of households and that you can find affordable housing in Lake Oswego. I used Sellwood for the comparison because it is where I moved from when I came to Lake Oswego 18 years ago. I used to do this comparison about once a year, but I don’t think I’ve done it for quite a long time. So hear it is. My definition is based upon a detached home that is priced at $400,000 or less. In Lake Oswego there are currently 6. In Sellwood there is currently 1. So it continues to hold true that there are more “affordable” houses in Lake Oswego than there are in Sellwood. This has been the case every time I have done this exercise. But the take away is “only 6”?! and “only 1”?! Our property values have gone up so much that I’m not sure I can use the $400,000 price cap any more, in either area.

Most expensive and least expensive
The last part of this review is that I want to give you an idea of the least and most expensive detached house value in Lake Oswego. The least expensive house is offered at $320,000. It was built in 1964 and has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, and 924 square feet. It’s on a .24 acre lot, needs a lot of updating, and is on a septic system. The most expensive house is offered at $15,000,000. It was built in 2006. It has 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 3 half baths. It has an elevator, a media room, a game room, a workout room, and more. It has 13,462 square feet. It sits on .66 of an acre that happens to be lake front along the North shore. It has also been on and off of the market for the past 4 years.

I hope you found this both interesting and helpful. Feel free to call if you have any questions. Linda, Whitney and I are always here to help.
Dianne

Market Activity Jan 25-31, 2016

We are in February now and I expect these numbers to start climbing. Our market peaks in May and June, but it starts to build in February and March. Doing the market activity report for last week in Lake Oswego, the numbers are still pretty small, particularly the new listings. I know that there are buyers right now that are eager to buy but just haven’t found “the one”. If you are planning to sell this spring, I actually think now is a good time to list because you have such low competition.

Last week in Lake Oswego there were 5 new listings, 18 houses moved to pending status, and 13 closed sales.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Jan 25-31, 2016)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft
104 Oswego Summit Condo $165,000 1 1 800
18000 Cardinal Dr Detached $674,900 4 3 2750
51 Hillshire Dr Detached $715,600 3 2.5+.5 4268
2155 Ridgewood Rd Detached $780,000 4 3 3454
17622 Lake Haven Dr Detached $1,149,000 3 2

Pending Sales (Jan 25-31, 2016)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft CDOM
4 Touchstone #110 Condo $165,000 2 2 989 2
48 Eagle Crest Dr #D2 Condo $174,900 3 2 1623 78
67 Oswego Summit Condo $184,900 2 2 1212 88
48 Eagle Crest Dr Condo $185,700 2 2 1545 90
11 Summit Ridge Ct Attached $349,900 2 2.5 1576 11
8 Summit Ridge Ct Attached $379,900 2 2.5 1642 4
1775 Kilkenny Rd Detached $439,900 4 2 2560 42
741 Briercliff Ln Detached $519,000 4 3 2765 24
7 Falstaff St Detached $519,900 4 2.5 2740 140
1430 Larch St Detached $529,000 3 3 2279 34
16060 Pearcy St Detached $538,000 3 3.5 2101 4
17927 Ridge Lake Dr Detached $629,900 4 2.5 2544 142
1495 Woodland Terrace Detached $649,500 4 2.5 3862 12
41 Touchstone Detached $675,000 4 3 3092 100
5371 Southwood Dr Detached $724,900 3 3 2751 9
18320 River Edge Ln Detached $899,000 4 4 4342 290
3133 Douglas Circle Detached $1,350,000 4 3.5 3981 41
915 Atwater Rd Detached $1,895,000 4 4.5 4102 57

Sold/Closed  (Jan 25-31, 2016)

Address Type List Price Sold Price Sq Ft CDOM
95 Oswego Summit Condo $135,000 $105,000 1116 56
44 Eagle Crest Dr #6 Condo $139,900 $135,000 798 6
45 Eagle Crest Dr #208 Condo $185,000 $182,500 1,046 152
17 Summit Ridge Ct Attached $342,500 $327,500 1558 0
21 Oriole Ln Detached $345,000 $345,000 1473 228
1475 Cherry Crest Dr Detached $409,000 $439,000 1739 2
1651 Larch St Detached $489,900 $505,000 2225 2
6150 Kenny St Detached $599,000 $545,000 2070 150
1330 Pine St Detached $799,900 $770,000 3775 149
18262 Bryant Rd Detached $975,000 $875,000 3428 601
17620 Woodhurst Pl Detached $1,195,000 $975,000 4389 290
3115 Wembley Park Rd Detached $1,035,000 $1,035,000 3616 3
12822 Alto Park Rd Detached $1,299,000 $1,199,000 3426 179

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 ~ December & 2015 Numbers

Well, the latest numbers for the entire Portland area for December and 2015 are in!  This is particularly interesting because the numbers are through December 31st…therefore there are figures for December (best look at what’s happening “right now”) AND for the entire year.

I usually give our Property Blotter Readers a glimpse at the whole Portland market and how Lake Oswego fits into it below. Here you go!

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

  • There were 1,548 New Listings in December which was 2down / -0.1% from December of 2014, and also down 28.4% from November of 2015.
  • At 2,710, December Closed Sales were up a whopping 25.9% from November and up  21% over December of 2014.
  • December Pending Sales (accepted offers), at 1,936, fell 22.7% from November, and/but were up 16.1% over December 2014.
  •  The Average Sale Price in December of $367,600 was down $12,000 from November’s Average of $355,600, and up $36,000 (!!) from December 2014’s Average of $331,600.
  • The Year-End (Year-To-Date/YTD) Average Sale Price for the Overall Portland Area was $354,500. That compares to 2014’s YTD Average Sale Price which was $333,000.
  • The big story is about Inventory which was at 1.2 months as of December 31st…The lowest since 1999.

Average Sale Prices By Area YTD for 2015 were:

  • North Portland: $335,000
  • NE Portland:  $376,700
  • SE Portland: $330,100
  • Gresham/Troutdale: $263,000
  • Milwaukie/Clackamas: $335,600
  • Oregon City/Canby: $325,200
  • Lake Oswego/West Linn: $541,800
  • W Portland: $495,100
  • NW Washington County: $442,700
  • Beaverton/Aloha: $297,300
  • Tigard/Wilsonville: $370,600
  • Hillsboro/Forest Grove: $293,900

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for the month of December 2015 reported:

    •  255 Active Listings
    •  86 New Listings   
    •  98 Pending Sales 
    •  143 Closed Sales 
    • Average Sale Price for December of $567,300 
      • 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.
    • Average Time on the Market: 81 Days

Market Activity ~ Jan 18-24, 2016

It is that time of year; the time where people who’ve taken their homes off the market during holiday season etc decide to put them back on or at least change their ML#’s to “refresh” the Listings for the new year. While this is a common practice, and is a useful strategy for Sellers to consider, it is not as helpful to our Property Blotter readers who are looking for new properties entering the market. So… we do the sorting work for you and remove those that have been refreshed in this manner. For this cycle, out of 13 that appeared to be New, we show 4 actually New in Lake Oswego.  (Yes, Inventory is still quite low. Overall Portland Area Inventory as of Dec 31st was 1.2 months…)

During the period of January 18-24, 2016 (last week) in Lake Oswego, we saw 4 New properties enter the market, 19 move to Pending status, and 9 “Closed”/Sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

NEW on Mkt (Jan 18-24, 2016)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type
59 GREENRIDGE CT $369,000 3 2.1 2004 ATTACHD
142 DEL PRADO ST $495,000 4 3 1950 DETACHD
14 DOVER WAY $1,099,000 5 3.1 4593 DETACHD
12975 SW ELK ROCK RD $1,500,000 5 3.1 3878 DETACHD

PENDING SALES (Jan 18-24, 2016)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
44 EAGLE CREST DR $150,000 2 1 908 CONDO 3
48 EAGLE CREST DR #5E $205,000 2 2 1443 CONDO 16
3968 CARMAN DR $239,900 2 2.1 1129 CONDO 5
1248 OAK ST $310,000 2 1 900 DETACHD 69
668 MCVEY AVE #57 $340,000 3 1.1 985 CONDO 142
6 THE GROTTO $375,000 3 2 1381 DETACHD 14
5329 CHARLETON CT $379,900 3 2 1120 DETACHD 8
18088 BELMORE AVE $405,000 3 1.1 1304 DETACHD 10
3759 LANEWOOD ST $419,000 3 2.1 1783 DETACHD 4
6286 HARRINGTON AVE $449,999 3 2 3219 DETACHD 249
13160 PETERS RD $460,000 3 2.1 1946 DETACHD 11
490 G AVE $499,000 5 2 2126 DETACHD 7
136 D AVE $575,000 2 2.1 1741 ATTACHD 9
524 WEIDMAN CT $669,000 4 2.1 3450 DETACHD 13
15837 ALLISON PL $679,000 4 2.1 3534 DETACHD 125
5371 SOUTHWOOD DR $724,900 3 3 2751 DETACHD 3
5646 GRAND OAKS DR $729,000 3 2.1 3388 DETACHD 33
5355 ROSALIA WAY $925,000 4 3.1 3764 DETACHD 1
3487 LAKE GROVE AVE $1,050,000 4 3.1 3473 DETACHD 6

SOLD  (Jan 18-24, 2016)

Address Opening Price Closed Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
4000 CARMAN DR #12 $158,500 $158,500 2 2 866 CONDO 23
4 MOUNTAIN CIR $305,000 $303,000 2 1.1 1598 CONDO 23
1857 BOCA RATAN DR $330,000 $330,000 3 2 1611 ATTACHD 0
17422 BLUE HERON RD $399,900 $400,000 3 2 1954 DETACHD 94
225 HIDALGO ST $499,900 $492,500 4 2.1 2299 DETACHD 21
16717 SYLVAN CT $749,999 $680,000 4 3.1 4949 DETACHD 176
17154 LOWENBERG TER $799,960 $800,000 5 3.1 3514 DETACHD 65
806 6TH ST $1,109,900 $1,075,000 4 2.1 2730 DETACHD 123
17096 CHAPIN WAY $1,445,000 $1,495,000 4 5 4395 DETACHD 128

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 Report Jan 04 - Jan 17, 2016

So this week I will be covering the missed week, previous to this one, as well as this up-to-date week. This way we can still get a good look at the market as a whole, and let me tell you: it is looking good! We have lots of new houses that have entered the market, one of which is a house I have been fond of ever sense I was a little girl growing up here in Lake O, you can find this lovely house at 17210 cedar rd.
We have 27 new houses, 39 pending houses, and 15 sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Jan 04 – Jan 17, 2016)

Address Type Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Sqft
44 EAGLE CREST DR #1 CONDO 150,000 2 1 908
3968 CARMAN DR CONDO 239,900 2 2.5 1129
17 SUMMIT RIDGE CT ATTACHED 342,500 2 2.5 1558
11 SUMMIT RIDGE CT ATTACHED 349,900 2 2.5 1576
21 BRITTEN CT ATTACHED 359,900 3 2.5 1972
6 THE GROTTO DETACHED 375,000 3 2 1381
5329 CHARLETON CT DETACHED 379,900 3 2 1120
18088 BELMORE AVE DETACHED 405,000 3 1.5 1304
3759 LANEWOOD ST DETACHED 419,000 3 2.5 1783
13160 PETERS RD DETACHED 460,000 3 2.5 1946
490 G AVE DETACHED 499,000 5 2 2126
741 BRIERCLIFF LN DETACHED 519,000 4 3 2765
7 FALSTAFF ST DETACHED 524,950 4 2.5 2740
1669 OAK ST DETACHED 525,000 5 2.5 2649
136 D AVE ATTACHED 575,000 2 2.5 1741
4672 AUBURN LN ATTACHED 585,000 3 3.5 2732
14221 DOLPH CT DETACHED 598,000 3 2.5 2081
19201 REDWING CT DETACHED 599,900 4 3 2471
1495 WOODLAND TER DETACHED 649,500 4 2.5 3960
17562 BLUE HERON CT DETACHED 650,000 4 3 2712
524 WEIDMAN CT DETACHED 669,000 4 2.5 3450
18217 DELENKA LN DETACHED 769,900 4 3 4166
13825 MELROSE PL DETACHED 835,000 5 4.5 4490
18024 EASTRIDGE LN DETACHED 1,298,000 5 3.5 4141
13900 GOODALL RD DETACHED 1,429,000 4 3.5 4212
16895 CHAPIN WAY DETACHED 1,500,000 4 3.5 5182
17210 CEDAR RD DETACHED 1,975,000 4 3 2813

Pending Sales (Jan 04 – Jan 17, 2016)

Address Type Price Bedroom Bathrooms DOM
95 OSWEGO SMT CONDO 124,900 2 1.5 56
86 KINGSGATE RD F202 ATTACHED 134,900 2 2 3
65 OSWEGO SMT CONDO 144,999 2 2 79
3804 BOTTICELLI ST CONDO 150,300 2 1.5 59
4000 CARMAN DR #62 CONDO 163,350 2 2 8
15938 QUARRY RD 3A CONDO 169,900 2 1 17
67 OSWEGO SMT #67 CONDO 184,900 2 2 70
45 EAGLE CREST DR #208 CONDO 185,000 2 2 152
4386 THUNDER VISTA LN CONDO 249,900 2 2.5 36
1248 OAK ST DETACHED 310,000 2 1 54
6213 HARRINGTON AVE DETACHED 339,000 3 1 79
6140 BURMA RD DETACHED 399,900 5 2 75
5340 CHINOOK CT DETACHED 399,900 3 2 58
6210 CHILDS RD DETACHED 400,000 3 1.5 153
6105 SHAKESPEARE ST DETACHED 410,000 4 2 227
1720 YARMOUTH CIR DETACHED 445,000 3 2.5 41
16835 FERNWOOD DR DETACHED 449,900 4 2 132
1140 HALLINAN CT DETACHED 474,950 3 2 55
116 MIDDLECREST RD DETACHED 564,888 3 3 2
17765 TREETOP LN DETACHED 579,000 4 3 42
17568 ERIN CT DETACHED 619,900 4 3 10
19285 MEGLY CT DETACHED 654,900 5 3 46
6413 MCDUFF CT DETACHED 699,900 3 2.5 62
6087 SW CARMAN DR #2,3,4 DETACHED 725,000 3 2.5 134
16987 ALDER CIR DETACHED 749,000 3 2.5 266
5218 WESTFIELD CT DETACHED 775,000 4 2.5 5
4845 UPPER DR DETACHED 799,900 4 3 124
1992 PALISADES TERRACE DR DETACHED 849,900 5 3.5 25
18262 BRYANT RD DETACHED 899,900 4 3.5 601
17446 BRYANT RD DETACHED 925,000 4 4 13
18945 BRYANT RD DETACHED 987,000 5 3 79
3115 WEMBLEY PARK RD DETACHED 1,035,000 4 3.5 3
717 5TH ST DETACHED 1,089,000 4 2.5 6
12822 ALTO PARK RD DETACHED 1,199,000 4 4.5 179
4287 HAVEN ST DETACHED 1,249,950 4 3.5 18
1144 BAYBERRY RD DETACHED 1,299,900 6 3 60
17264 LAKE HAVEN DR DETACHED 1,495,000 4 3.5 672
1150 FAIRWAY RD DETACHED 3,295,000 5 5.5 472

Sold/Closed  (Jan 04 – Jan 17, 2016)

Address Type List Price Close Price Sqft DOM
115 OSWEGO SMT CONDO 135,000 135,000 1212 0
48 EAGLE CREST DR 2D CONDO 164,900 142,500 1623 410
534 S STATE ST CONDO 149,250 148,000 829 232
57 CHURCH ST CONDO 159,000 170,000 636 3
3886 BOTTICELLI ST CONDO 220,000 205,000 1132 30
200 BURNHAM RD #205 CONDO 220,000 225,000 1305 3
3910 CARMAN DR CONDO 239,900 234,000 1129 83
4230 SUNSET DR DETACHED 379,900 379,000 1563 1
123 3RD ST CONDO 450,000 440,000 1206 22
6192 HARRINGTON AVE DETACHED 498,900 440,000 2817 40
26000 GLENMORRIE DR DETACHED 495,000 495,000 1370 0
6411 FROST ST DETACHED 499,900 503,000 2430 28
1371 KOAWOOD DR DETACHED 599,900 606,000 3534 115
13624 GOODALL RD DETACHED 1,599,000 1,399,000 4411 262
16842 ALDER CIR DETACHED 4,750,000 3,200,000 5144 68

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 Reads

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2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Lake Oswego Reads. It’s pretty simple. The idea is that “the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony”. I am a pretty avid reader and I think I have read the chosen book at least 8 years of the 10. Great thought is put into the selection as it needs to appeal to a broad population of young and old. It needs to be engaging, but also appropriate for schools. The committee that chooses the books have done a great job.

Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, 1903

Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, 1903

I am particularly excited about this year’s selection as I have been a fan of Timothy Egan for some time. I really like good non-fiction. The first book I read of his was “The Big Burn” about Gifford Pinchot and the formation of the National Parks Service. From there I read “The Worst Hard Times” about the great depression and the dust bowl. Both of these books left me with better knowledge of important events, but also thoughts about how those times were truly dramatic (they made soup out of tumble weeks!). So I was excited that Timothy Egan is the author of this year’s selection “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher”.

It’s the true story of Edward Curtis, an uneducated man from Seattle with a burning talent for photography and the drive that became his life’s mission, photographing the tribes of the American Indians before their lives were irrivocably changed by modern man. I am about 3/4 of the way through the book and it is a great read. I have so much more appreciation for Indians of the Willamette Valley and the Columbia River Gorge, but also for Indians in Arizona, New Mexico, California, Alaska, really our entire country.

The friends of the Lake Oswego Library are giving away free copies of the book on January 11th, this Monday, at 6:30pm, at the Lake Oswego Library (706 4th St). Then through out the months of January and February are a series of events that range from exhibits of Edward Curtis photography at the Library and LO Heritage House, to sampling of Native American foods, drum circles, and many other events. The highlight, in my opinion, will be the talk that Timothy Egan will be giving on the evening of February 10th at Lake Oswego High School. The event is free, but you do have to obtain your ticket in advance. They will be given out on January 23rd, 11:00-11:30, again at the Lake Oswego Library.

Lake Oswego Reads is one of many reasons I love this town!
Cheers to you and happy reading,
Dianne

Market Activity Dec 28-Jan 3, 2016

Happy New Year! Yep, I love the holidays. Yep, I’m glad that they are over. I like the community of sharing, being with family and friends, and cherishing the spirit of the season, but I also have buyers looking for houses. It is actually quite frustrating to have clients I am trying to help and there is just not a house on the market that suits their needs. So I am excited to have the holidays behind us and to be able to watch the inventory of available homes start to grow. I don’t think that I’m the only one. I think there are a lot of buyers ready to go and I predict the selling season will be in full swing by February. Exciting!

Last week in Lake Oswego we had 7 new listings, 13 go to pending status, and 16 closed/sold properties.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

New on the Market (Dec 28-Jan 3, 2016)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft
4000 Carman Dr #62 Condo $163,350 2 2 999
47 Greenridge Ct Attached $249,900 2 1.5 1176
4725 Jean Rd Detached $385,700 4 2 1433
17015 Chapin Way Detached $544,000 3 2 2188
5218 Westfield Ct Detached $775,000 4 2.5 3107
17446 Bryant Rd Detached $925,000 4 4 3506
717 5th St Detached $1,089,000 4 2.5 2809

Pending Sales (Dec 28-Jan 3, 2016)

Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft CDOM
668 McVey Ave #41 Condo $135,000 0 1 485 139
3804 Botticelli St Condo $150,300 2 1.5 1143 45
4000 Carman Dr #12 Condo $158,500 2 2 866 23
3932 Carman Dr Condo $239,900 2 2.5 1128 10
1755 Kilkenny Rd Detached $280,000 3 1 1742 108
21 Oriole Ln Detached $345,000 2 2 1473 228
1475 Cherry Crest Dr Detached $419,000 3 2 1739 2
9 Falstaff St Detached $495,000 4 2.5 2436 105
5475 Bonita Rd Detached $519,000 3 2 1904 146
5554 Royal Oaks Dr Detached $525,000 2 2 1861 262
524 Country Club Rd Detached $549,900 2 2 2168 26
14113 Amberwood Circle Detached $739,000 4 2.5 3514 102
4810 Lakeview Blvd Detached $819,000 4 4.5 3511 134

Sold/Closed  (Dec 28-Jan 3, 2016)

Address Type List Price Sold Price Sq Ft CDOM
668 McVey Ave #40 Condo $185,000 $167,500 626 26
228 Ridgeway Rd Condo $159,900 $169,500 746 9
668 McVey Ave #25 Condo $299,900 $297,500 636 $0
4347 Silver Ct Condo $319,000 $319,000 1844 26
76 Condolea Way Condo $415,000 $415,000 2746 0
17347 Ashley Ct Attached $459,900 $445,000 2117 90
13855 Verte Ct Detached $499,000 $449,000 1835 128
17162 Warren Ct Detached $515,000 $515,000 2231 3
5336 Coventry Ct Detached $524,500 $545,000 2358 3
619 Clara Ct Detached $549,000 $549,000 2958 4
4708 Hastings Pl Detached $575,000 $550,000 2215 80
18383 Anduin Terr Detached $759,900 $754,700 3351 0
706 5th St Detached $1,099,900 $1,085,000 2730 173
1300 Forest Meadows Way Detached $1,495,000 $1,144,500 3734 88
15845 Oswego Shore Ct Detached $1,875,000 $1,875,000 5500 583
17388 Cedar Rd Detached $2,395,000 $2,275,000 4276 218

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.

Happy New Year!!!

Dianne, Whitney and I wish you the very best of everything in the New year!

We sincerely hope that we can be of service to you personally if ever you should need it.

2016

Market Activity ~ Dec 14-27, 2015

As the year draws to a close and the holidays are in full swing, we here at the Property Blotter have had our hands full serving our clients AND spending time with our families : )  We hope this has been a similarly busy and Joyous time for our loyal readers!

This Market Activity Report reflects the last two weeks of activity here in Lake Oswego.

Dec 14-27 in Lake Oswego we saw 10 New properties enter the market, 22 move to Pending status, and 34 “Closed”/Sold.

Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS:

NEW on Mkt (Dec 14-27, 2015)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type
15938 QUARRY RD #3A $169,900 2 1 988 CONDO
668 MCVEY AVE #42 $260,000 2 1 836 CONDO
1775 KILKENNY RD $484,900 4 2 2560 DETACHD
1430 LARCH ST $529,000 3 3 2279 DETACHD
2 CREEKSIDE TER $549,900 5 2.1 2906 DETACHD
5646 GRAND OAKS DR $729,000 3 2.1 3388 DETACHD
1317 LAUREL ST $735,000 3 2.1 2259 DETACHD
5330 LOWER DR $749,000 3 2.1 2526 DETACHD
4287 HAVEN ST $1,249,950 4 3.1 4007 DETACHD
3133 DOUGLAS CIR $1,350,000 4 3.1 3981 DETACHD

PENDING SALES (Dec 14-27, 2015)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
16250 PACIFIC HWY #54 $124,900 1 1 841 CONDO 97
4634 LOWER DR Grnd $139,900 2 1.1 1260 CONDO 4
44 EAGLE CREST DR #6 $139,900 1 1 798 CONDO 6
Upper $146,000 1 1 829 CONDO 232
48 EAGLE CREST DR #2C $149,900 3 2 1623 CONDO 410
4 TOUCHSTONE #150 $149,900 2 2 984 CONDO 9
19251 Indian Creek AVE $350,000 4 2 1550 DETACHD 40
17273 BRYANT RD $395,900 3 1.1 1452 DETACHD 251
17422 BLUE HERON RD $399,900 3 2 1954 DETACHD 94
6210 CHILDS RD $400,000 3 1.1 1296 DETACHD 125
5849 FERNBROOK CIR $419,500 3 1.1 1239 DETACHD 3
4660 UPPER DR $509,000 4 3 3100 DETACHD 155
5554 ROYAL OAKS DR $525,000 3 2 1861 DETACHD 255
5192 COVENTRY CT $550,000 4 2.1 2259 DETACHD 3
6150 KENNY ST $559,000 3 2.1 2070 DETACHD 150
547 2ND ST Upper $625,000 2 2 1529 CONDO 38
19468 35TH CT $788,500 3 2 2641 DETACHD 3
408 NORTHSHORE RD $929,900 4 4 3753 DETACHD 0
806 6TH ST $1,099,900 4 2.1 2730 DETACHD 123
3137 DOUGLAS CIR $1,450,000 4 3.1 4246 DETACHD 0
15845 OSWEGO SHORE CT $1,875,000 4 4.2 5500 DETACHD 583
1193 FAIRWAY RD $3,095,000 5 4.2 7028 DETACHD 153

SOLD  (Dec 14-27, 2015)

Address Opening Price Close Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
61 GALEN RD Grnd $110,000 $110,000 1 1 550 CONDO 3
66 OSWEGO SMT #66 $124,900 $115,500 1 1 764 CONDO 12
192 OSWEGO SMT #192 $144,750 $148,600 2 2 1383 CONDO 304
4 TOUCHSTONE #130 $159,900 $175,000 2 2 984 CONDO 2
75 GALEN RD Grnd $171,900 $178,500 2 2 993 CONDO 3
200 BURNHAM RD #406 $265,000 $220,000 2 1 1199 CONDO 153
27 AQUINAS ST $380,000 $342,000 3 2.1 1568 DETACHD 142
80 KINGSGATE RD $349,900 $360,000 3 2 1186 DETACHD 3
5934 KENNY ST $389,900 $391,000 4 2 1596 DETACHD 62
2301 WEMBLEY PARK RD $460,000 $400,000 3 2.1 1864 DETACHD 17
55 NorthShore RD #4 $415,000 $410,000 2 2 1554 CONDO 36
19229 LONGFELLOW AVE $419,900 $423,000 2 2 1740 DETACHD 4
3674 CARMAN DR $449,000 $430,000 3 2.1 1965 ATTACHD 38
2222 CREST DR $639,000 $497,250 4 3.1 2820 DETACHD 133
17520 REDFERN AVE $549,900 $499,999 3 2 1776 DETACHD 48
4095 COLTSFOOT LN $500,000 $500,000 3 2 1958 DETACHD 0
316 MIDDLECREST RD $664,000 $546,000 3 2.1 3202 DETACHD 75
4724 AVERY LN $599,900 $595,000 4 2.1 2731 DETACHD 23
207 EVERGREEN RD $579,000 $600,000 3 3.1 1789 ATTACHD 37
1293 TIMBERLINE DR $699,000 $612,000 3 3 2957 DETACHD 85
1053 YATES ST $664,900 $660,000 3 2.1 2598 DETACHD 24
15821 SPRINGBROOK CT $699,900 $668,779 2 2 2208 DETACHD 10
13485 STREAMSIDE DR $749,900 $720,000 3 3 3023 DETACHD 18
17454 CANAL CIR $805,000 $755,000 3 2.1 2475 DETACHD 47
1255 BICKNER ST $875,000 $850,000 4 2.1 2764 DETACHD 53
1651 VILLAGE PARK LN $899,000 $862,000 4 3.1 4273 DETACHD 230
17346 CANAL CIR $995,000 $887,500 4 3 3406 DETACHD 37
1211 Bayberry RD $1,125,000 $977,750 6 5 4277 DETACHD 79
769 2ND ST $1,125,000 $1,050,000 5 2.1 3308 DETACHD 900
725 5th ST $1,124,900 $1,075,000 3 3 2748 DETACHD
2091 SUMMIT DR $1,150,000 $1,100,000 3 2.1 2660 DETACHD 40
13180 SW Thoma RD $1,250,000 $1,184,690 5 4.1 5043 DETACHD 96
3796 LAKEVIEW BLVD $1,995,000 $1,840,000 3 2.2 4150 DETACHD 448
17700 UPPER CHERRY LN $2,500,000 $2,350,000 5 5.1 6850 DETACHD 8

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.