A Guide to Lake Oswego Real Estate and Community
Dianne and Linda

Brought to you by Dianne Gregoire and Linda Rossi, brokers with Oregon First, a professional real estate company licensed with the Oregon Real Estate Agency.

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Convenience

Today I want to talk about convenience. More specifically, the convenience of where Lake Oswego is located.

We are about 10 miles South of downtown Portland, on the West side of the Willamette River. Interstate 5 is along our West boundary. Hwy 217 ends where LO begins. Interstate 205 is about a mile South of our […]

Loving Lake Oswego

There’s something about the waning days of summer. It makes me feel like I want to slow down and make it last. Maybe a bit reflective, but in a way that is joyful and appreciative. With that state of mind, I thought I’d share with you my personal list of why I love living in […]

News & Notes ~ July 2019 Numbers

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

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

There were 3,966  New Listings in July 2019 which was down 8.0%  from July of 2018’s 4,312, and  7.4% from the previous month/June’s 4,281.
At 2,994 July […]

2019 Street of Dreams

Last week I enjoyed Realtor day at the Street of Dreams. This years show is in Wilsonville, a really nice location that easily supports these home values. I always like to look for trends. Last year my big take away was textured walls and tile. This year several things stood out for me as well.

*Sliding […]

Featured Property: 5959 Suncreek Dr

What a beautiful house! I am super excited to introduce you to 5959 Suncreek Dr in the Westlake neighborhood of Lake Oswego. Here are the stats:

$829,000
3315 square feet
4 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths
Built in 1988 and totally remodeled
Kitchen, baths, furnace and central air all new in 2016
Since 2016 paint inside and out, electric panel, insulation, […]

Remodeling: Cost vs Value

In the course of working as a Realtor, one of the common questions I am often asked is “What should I do to get my house ready to sell?” I have addressed this pretty extensively in previous posts, but today I want to be more specific about remodeling for the purpose of selling.

There is […]

News & Notes ~ January 2019 Numbers

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

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

There were 3,048 New Listings in January 2019 which was up 22.0% from January of 2018’s 2,486, and more than double the previous month/Dec of 2018’s […]

Design Trends for 2019

I find design trends fascinating. When done well they are exciting and something we work to incorporate into our homes. When bad, they are entertaining because I’m curious to see if they will actually catch on. I compiled this list using multiple sources which I have sighted at the end of this post.

Let’s start with […]

Lake Oswego's Own 'La Provence'!

There are so many reasons to choose to live in Lake Oswego, not the least of which is the quality of amenities offered here in this little hamlet outside of Portland, Oregon.  A small-ish community can often lack the cultural and foodie resources found in a larger city, but here in Lake Oswego, we got […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Whatever your faith, whatever your situation, Linda and I want to wish you and yours all the best this holiday season. Here at the blotter we are going to take a two week hiatus. We will be back with our market activity reports and news and information […]