Lake Oswego Open Houses – March 15-16, 2008

Here’s another Friday edition of the PropertyBlotter’s Open Houses in Lake Oswego feature.

Please note, dates and times are subject to change without notice. The list below may not contain ALL open houses in the city, but represent those that agents have publicized in the multiple listing service as of Friday afternoon.

If you’re venturing out to view some property this weekend and have yet to choose a buyer’s agent, be sure to contact one of us to accompany you and provide some Lake Oswego real estate perspective.

Date Time Address List Price Bdrms Baths Total SF
3/16/08 1- 4 pm 4458 THUNDER VISTA LN
$339,500
2
2.1
2,200
3/16/08 1-4pm 6301 ALYSSA TER
$349,900
3
2.1
1,546
3/16/08 12 – 3 pm 25 Churchill Downs
$439,500
4
3
2,195
3/16/08 1-3pm 17870 DEERBRUSH AVE
$449,900
3
2.1
1,912
3/16/08 1-4pm 14433 CAMDEN LN
$480,000
3
3
2,023
3/16/08 2 – 4 pm 13340 AUBURN CT
$559,900
3
2.1
2,451
3/16/08 1-3pm 1091 BICKNER ST
$625,000
4
2
2,510
3/16/08 1-3PM 56 SPINOSA
$649,900
5
3.1
3,808
3/16/08 0 to 4 pm 5624 SOUTHWOOD DR
$695,000
4
3
3,120
3/16/08 1 to 4 pm 15815 ALLISON PL
$759,000
4
2.1
3,534
3/16/08 10:00 – 1:00 4031 OLD GATE RD
$769,900
4
4
3,704
3/16/08 1 to 4 pm 435 8TH ST
$799,000
4
3.1
2,505
3/16/08 12:00-4:00 3211 ALBER SPRING CT
$825,000
4
2.1
2,993
3/16/08 2:00-4:00 2188 GLENMORRIE LN
$850,000
5
3
3,200
3/16/08 1pm – 3pm 17760 LAKE HAVEN DR
$1,169,000
4
2.1
2,051
3/16/08 12:30 – 3 622 OAK MEADOW DR
$1,325,000
4
3.1
4,168
3/16/08 12:30 – 3 17464 RIDGEVIEW LN
$1,348,950
4
3.1
4,407
3/16/08 2 – 4 pm 1501 COUNTRY CLUB RD
$1,425,000
4
4
4,687
3/16/08 12:30 – 3 17433 RIDGEVIEW LN
$1,495,000
4
4.1
4,659

Featured Home – 1448 Greentree Circle

This week, we’re pleased to present a gleaming traditional with modern updates in Lake Oswego’s Palisades neighborhood.

1448 Greentree Circle, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
ML# 8011166 | Map
4+ bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, 2,587 sq. ft.
Listed at $588,000

Here’s a gorgeous, fully remodeled traditional with an unbeatable location and peaceful wooded views. Light, airy rooms and gleaming new fir floors await you. The kitchen features slate-toned countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Upstairs: Modern-accented master with beautifully appointed bath/dressing features, plus 3 additional bedrooms, remodeled bath with earthen tilework and contemporary accents.

Downstairs: Office or bonus room with pocket door, laundry room, ½ Bath, living and family rooms, an elegant dining room and 2 fireplaces

The exterior features a private deck and classic northwest landscaping.

Just blocks to Lakeridge High School, Palisades Elementary, golf course, & neighborhood pool (membership required) and only steps from local park!

For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact Linda Trotta at (503) 699-5824 or email.

Listing courtesy of Advanced Real Estate Services.

Trees in Lake Oswego

Trees in Lake OswegoIf Lake Oswego is anything, it is a place where quality of life is an essential part of decision-making and planning. People tend to move here to take advantage of the excellent school system, and to become involved in a tightly knit community of individuals who really want to safeguard a set of values that ensures the livability of the community.

If I had to take a stab at listing some values common to people living in Lake Oswego, I’d include: Safety for children and families, Excellence in education, Involvement of citizenry, Support for small businesses, and Beauty.

Yes, that’s right–Beauty.

This shows up in many ways, including the hanging flower baskets you see along main arterials, the sign codes that keep the view open and uncluttered, the cleanliness that is typical of the city in general, the chirping birds signaling that it’s safe to cross the street (yes, this also serves safety and aids the sight-impaired as well), and the trees… they seem to be everywhere! Yes, trees take precedence in many building and planning decisions as far as the City of Lake Oswego is concerned. Some consider this an annoyance, and some appreciate what the city is trying to accomplish.

According to the city’s website:

A tree removal permit is required for any tree that is five inches or more in diameter at four and a half feet from the ground, which measurement is known as Diameter at Breast Height (DBH). If you intend to remove a tree, one of six permits is required.

A Type I Permit is an over-the-counter permit for cutting up to two trees of 10 inches or less per calendar year as long as those trees do not fall into several categories including: A tree located within an area that has been placed on the Historic Landmark Designation List, a Heritage Tree, a tree located within the Willamette River Greenway overlay district, a tree located within 25 feet of Oswego Lake Special Setback, a tree located on property owned by the City of Lake Oswego or dedicated to the public, including parks, open space and public rights-of-way, or a tree located within a Resource Conservation (RC) or Resource Protection (RP) sensitive lands overlay district. A completed Tree Removal Application and a site plan are required with Type I permits. A Type II Permit applies to trees that do not qualify under the parameters set for Type I Permits, i.e. dead trees, hazard trees, Emergency Permits or Verification Permits. (Please call the city at 503-635-0270 for more information on permits.)

“Topping” trees is also illegal in Lake Oswego. The city warns that “it will make a tree more susceptible to crown and root rot, and weaken its strength and health.” Citizens are advised to remove ivy from trees as it is known to be a parasite that will kill a tree, and they are warned against stockpiling dirt, chemicals or construction debris at the base of any tree.

On a real estate note, if you are thinking of having any sewer line work done in Lake Oswego, please have your contractor check with the city first. Lake Oswego will send out an envoy to make sure that no tree roots will be disturbed in the process.

Granted, if you are living in Lake Oswego, and have a tree on your property that you believe should reside somewhere else (or not at all!), going through the city’s processes in order to gain approval for your plans can be an annoyance, and will definitely put a crimp in any timelines you had envisioned before realizing that this might be an issue. However, most will grudgingly agree that one of the things that makes living in Lake Oswego what it is, is the ever-presence of trees.

While the city talks about environmental deficits that would ensue if we did not have these rules in place including erosion, hotter temperatures in the summer, and less wildlife, I believe that the root of all this hubbub around trees is the common shared value of Beauty that those who live in this gentle place just outside the urban environment of Portland love so much. Mt. Hood is a stupendous view… but I will continue to enjoy it while leaning a little to the right off my deck… just to the other side of another beautiful view… that of luscious, green Lake Oswego trees.

The leaning is good exercise anyway!

Market Activity – March 3-9, 2008

Activity in the Lake Oswego real estate market continues at a brisk pace…well, new listings are brisk anyway.

For the week, there were 31 new listings, 11 homes under contract, and 5 closed sales.

Here are the Lake Oswego real estate market statistics for the week March 3 through March 9 (look to the bottom for definitions and research criteria):

New Listings

Address List Price Tot Beds Tot Baths Tot Sq Ft Prop Type List Date
45 EAGLE CREST DR
$189,000
2
2
1,046
CONDO
3/6
5225 JEAN RD
$209,900
2
2
1,100
CONDO
3/6
3836 BOTTICELLI ST
$215,000
2
2
1,055
CONDO
3/3
3680 SPRING LN
$219,900
2
2.1
1,152
CONDO
3/2
214 OSWEGO SMT
$259,900
2
2
1,506
ATTACHD
3/3
19 MOUNTAIN CIR
$329,000
2
2
1,364
ATTACHD
3/6
1400 PARRISH ST
$339,000
3
2.1
1,880
CONDO
3/3
4852 LAMONT WAY
$339,900
3
2
1,773
DETACHD
3/7
15446 STEPHANIE CT
$347,750
3
2.1
1,582
ATTACHD
3/8
18307 SW LONGFELLOW AVE
$374,900
3
2
1,457
DETACHD
3/5
14584 DORIS AVE
$399,900
3
2
1,500
DETACHD
3/3
17239 REBECCA LN
$414,900
4
2.1
1,970
DETACHD
3/2
25 Churchill Downs
$439,500
4
3
2,195
DETACHD
3/5
666 3RD ST
$494,950
3
1.1
1,759
DETACHD
3/2
14 PREAKNESS CT
$495,000
2
2.1
2,047
ATTACHD
3/7
13340 AUBURN CT
$559,900
3
2.1
2,451
ATTACHD
3/6
57 CONDOLEA TER
$565,000
2
2.1
2,172
CONDO
3/3
39 SPINOSA
$574,900
3
2.1
2,561
DETACHD
3/2
1162 LAKESHORE RD
$599,000
2
1.1
1,248
DETACHD
3/6
149 Del Prado
$599,900
4
3.1
3,808
DETACHD
3/5
12974 Knaus RD
$649,000
3
3.1
3,792
DETACHD
3/2
490 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD
$649,000
2
2
2,246
DETACHD
3/6
12821 SIERRA VISTA DR
$685,900
5
3.1
3,610
DETACHD
3/5
691 7TH ST
$729,000
2
2
2,424
DETACHD
3/5
5642 LA MESA CT
$779,000
4
2.1
3,361
DETACHD
3/5
5501 RACHEL LN
$969,000
3
2.2
3,509
DETACHD
3/2
5513 RACHEL (Lot 2) LN
$989,000
3
2.1
3,149
DETACHD
3/6
13701 SW KNAUS RD
$1,235,000
4
4.1
5,730
DETACHD
3/7
771 SW COUNTRY CLUB RD
$1,250,000
5
2.1
4,410
DETACHD
3/5
2300 SW CHILDS RD
$1,400,000
4
2
3,183
DETACHD
3/4
1097 CHANDLER RD
$1,829,000
4
4.1
5,313
DETACHD
3/4

Pending Sales

Address List Price Tot Beds Tot Baths Tot Sq Ft Prop Type DOM
4640 LOWER DR
$169,000
2
1.1
1,170
CONDO
217
48 OSWEGO SMT
$189,900
2
2
1,140
CONDO
133
5275 OAKRIDGE RD
$349,900
3
2
1,267
DETACHD
4
1530 ASH ST
$395,000
3
2
1,887
DETACHD
11
3 TANGLEWOOD DR
$415,000
3
3
2,879
DETACHD
10
2400 PARK RD
$419,000
4
2.1
1,960
DETACHD
254
820 BOCA RATAN DR
$439,000
4
3.1
2,810
DETACHD
190
4200 UPPER DR
$450,000
3
1
1,371
DETACHD
192
19166 OLSON AVE
$465,000
4
3
2,996
DETACHD
140
785 9TH ST
$649,000
3
2.1
2,477
DETACHD
313
17364 BRYANT RD
$769,900
4
3
3,043
DETACHD
205

Sold Properties

Address Sale Price Tot Beds Tot Baths Tot Sq Ft Prop Type DOM
3930 LAKE GROVE AVE
$154,900
2
1
952
CONDO
3
534 S STATE ST
$190,000
1
1
829
CONDO
86
14590 WILMOT WAY
$400,000
3
2.1
1,929
DETACHD
2
13188 TWIN CREEK CT
$715,000
4
2.1
3,480
DETACHD
40
15647 VILLAGE DR
$995,000
4
2.1
2,940
DETACHD
56

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.

Lake Oswego Open Houses – March 8-9, 2008

Fridays will be the day we provide another regular PropertyBlotter feature–the Open Houses in Lake Oswego for each weekend.

Please note, dates and times are subject to change without notice. The list below may not contain ALL open houses in the city, but represent those that agents have publicized in the multiple listing service as of Friday afternoon.

We’ll talk more about buyer agency in future posts at PropertyBlotter, but for now, if you’re looking for a dedicated guide to take you through these and other Lake Oswego properties, be sure to contact us.

So, get out there and see some real estate!

Date Time Address
List Price
Bdrms
Total Bath
Total SF
3/9/2008 1-4pm 668 MCVEY AVE
$249,000
2
1
836
3/9/2008 1:00 – 3:00 16 Aquinas ST
$334,900
3
2
1,569
3/9/2008 1-4pm 14433 CAMDEN LN
$480,000
3
3
2,023
3/9/2008 2:30-4:30 666 3RD ST
$494,950
3
1.1
1,759
3/9/2008 11-1pm 762 LAKE FOREST DR
$620,000
4
3
2,310
3/9/2008 1-4pm 5400 BAY CREEK DR
$625,000
3
2.1
2,856
3/9/2008 1 to 3 3254 DUNCAN DR
$649,000
4
3.1
3,997
3/9/2008 1-4pm 8 CAMELOT CT
$650,000
5
3
3,080
3/9/2008 1-4pm 15815 ALLISON PL
$759,000
4
2.1
3,534
3/9/2008 1-4PM 34 HILLSHIRE DR
$760,000
4
2.1
3,822
3/9/2008 12:00-2:00 569 7TH ST
$849,950
5
4
3,186
3/9/2008 1-4pm 4125 CASEY CT
$974,950
4
3.1
3,728
3/9/2008 1-3pm 1864 CAMPUS WAY
$997,900
5
4
4,142
3/9/2008 1-4pm 15446 BOONES WAY
$1,289,000
3
2.1
3,364
3/9/2008 12:30 – 3 622 OAK MEADOW DR
$1,325,000
4
3.1
4,168
3/9/2008 12:30 -3 17464 RIDGEVIEW LN
$1,348,950
4
3.1
4,407
3/9/2008 1pm to 3pm 567 10th ST
$1,350,000
4
3.1
4,470
3/9/2008 1-4pm 2300 SW CHILDS RD
$1,400,000
4
2
3,183
3/9/2008 2 – 4 pm 13322 LESLIE CT
$1,450,000
4
3.1
4,449
3/9/2008 12:30 -3 17433 RIDGEVIEW LN
$1,495,000
4
4.1
4,704

About Oswego Lake

Lake Oswego MarinaOswego Lake is a 405-acre lake around which the City of Lake Oswego has grown.

The natural lake is fed by the Tualatin River at the West end and spills over a dam, down into Oswego Creek and into the Willamette River at the East end. There is a natural lake that was originally about 150 feet deep with steep cliffs on the South side. Over time, the lake was made larger by damming its waters and by excavating canals. There are several canals with homes that have access to the main lake as well as two bays: West Bay at the West end and Lakewood Bay at the East end.

The lake is privately owned and managed by the Lake Oswego Corporation. It is a navigable lake with a private boat launch at the East end. Being privately owned and managed, use of the lake is strictly controlled. The right to use the lake is deeded through property ownership. Obviously, those who live on the lake have use of it. However, there is a one-time initiation fee of $5,000 to activate lake usage when waterfront property is purchased. In addition, most citizens of Lake Oswego do have use of the lake, and this is accommodated in two ways.

First, many homes that are not on the lake have deeded lake rights through lake easements. Put simply, years ago when there were lots for sale on the lake, the developer of a neighborhood could buy a lot and deed it to an entire neighborhood. These lots are called lake easements. All of them have membership associations who collect dues and maintain the easements. Most easements have boat slips, picnic facilities, canoe storage, and docks.

To use an easement, you must pay dues into the easement association. Upon paying dues, you will usually receive a key that allows you to open the gate at your easement. Use of boat slips at easements usually requires waiting for a slip to become available and can sometimes take several years. Properties with boating rights, but no available boat slips, can put boats in for day use through the Lake Oswego Corporation. In addition, you may be able to rent a boat slip at the small marina maintained by the Lake Oswego Corporation.

The second way to use the lake, even if you don’t have a waterfront home or a lake easement deeded with your house, is to go to the public swim parks. There are two of them, one at each end of the lake.  The swim park on the East end of the lake, 250 Ridgeway Rd, is operated by the City Parks and Recreation Department.  It is open to all residents of the City of Lake Oswego and is open July and August, noon to 6pm, daily.  There are life guards on duty and there is no charge for admission. Info on this park is easily found at the City Website.   At the other end of the lake is the Lake Grove Swim Park, 3900 Lakeview Blvd.  It is open June thru Labor Day.  It is operated by the Lake Oswego School District and is available to all households that are within the school district boundaries for the old Lake Grove School District.  This is the most confusing of the two swim parks as the boundaries no longer reflect school attendance area at the West end of the lake.  Newer neighborhoods on the West end, such as Westlake, didn’t exist during the time that the Lake Grove School District was active and so many newer neighborhoods do not have access to this swim park.  This swim park does not appear to have a website, but you can get information about whether or not your home is located to allow you to use the park by calling 503-635-0355 or 503-534-2000.  The first time you go one of the swim parks, bring identification and proof of residence and, if you are eligable,  you will be issued a membership card. The swim parks have swim areas that are restricted so that young children are contained and life guards are on duty. Swim lessons, snack shacks, volley ball, and picnicking are just some of the amenities.

Any vessel put into the lake must be registered with the Lake Oswego Corporation annually. This includes motor boats, sail boats, canoes, and even surf boards. The lake is patrolled by The Lake Corporation with hired security who confirm vessel registration, enforce speed limits, and see to the safety and well being of those who use the lake.

About every 5 to 10 years the water level of the lake is dropped by releasing water through the dam into the Willamette River. The lake does not completely empty, but it does drop quite a bit. This allows property owners along the edge of the lake to build and repair sea walls, docks, and boat houses. The draw-down of the lake is always done in the winter and lasts for several months before being refilled in time for warm weather use. The last draw-down of the lake occurred in 2006.

Lake Oswego: At A Glance

Here are a few facts about Lake Oswego to get you oriented:

Pronounced oss-WEE-go.

Located 10 miles south of Portland on the West side of the Willamette River.

Total land area is 11.3 square miles, of which 1.3 square miles is Oswego Lake.

Population as of the 2000 census is 35,278 people.

Mostly in Clackamas County, Lake Oswego also has small portions located in Multnomah County and Washington County.

Median per capita income is $42,166. Median household income is $71,597.

There are 14,769 households in Lake Oswego of which 32% have children under 18 years of age.

Age of population: 24.8% are under 18 years old; 6.1% are 18-24; 26.8% are 25-44; 31% are 45-64; 11.4% are 65 or older.

The City owns 573 acres of parks and open spaces that include:

  • 24 parks
  • 1 amphitheater
  • 1 swim center
  • 2 swim parks on the lake
  • 1 water-sports center on the Willamette River
  • 1 adult community center
  • 1 performing arts center
  • 1 public golf course
  • 1 in-door tennis center
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 5 picnic shelters
  • 1 community garden
  • 1 off-leash dog park

“Live where you play” is further enhanced by

  • The privately owned Oswego Country Club
  • The privately owned equestrian riding club

There are 25 recognized neighborhood associations: Oak Creek, Forest Highlands, First Addition, Westlake, Holly Orchard, Uplands, Country Club-Northshore, Evergreen, Foothills, Lake Forest, Waluga, Lake Grove, Lakeview Villas-Summit, Lakewood, Old Town, Bryant, Blue Heron, Westridge, Palisades, McVey-Southshore, Hallinan, Glenmorrie, Rosewood, and Mountain Park.

There are 23,061 registered voters.

There are 10 citizen advisory boards.

There are over 500 community volunteers.

There are 487 citizens trained for emergency community response.

Lake Oswego: A History

Lake Oswego SmelterThe Clackamas Indians originally inhabited the area now known as Lake Oswego. The Indians called the lake Waluga, meaning wild swan.

Lake Oswego is only about 15 miles North of Abernathy Green, the historic end of The Oregon Trail. Being so close to the destination of those traveling West, the earliest settlers brought a scattering of homesteads and farms.

The town of Oswego was founded in 1847 by Albert Durham who named it after his hometown of Oswego, New York. In the early days of the town the lake was known as Sucker Lake and the creek from the Tualatin River that fed into the lake was known as Sucker Creek. Albert Durham built a sawmill along Sucker Creek.

Waterways were the main means of transportation and commerce and Lake Oswego was very much a part of that. Goods could be transported down Sucker Creek, across the lake, and down to the Willamette River. This allowed river traffic to circumvent the falls along the Willamette River that are next to Oregon City. Today you can see evidence of this river traffic in the ferry crossings and ferry launches. One of the old ferry launches is still visible in downtown Lake Oswego at George Rogers Park, and there is still an active ferry crossing South of Lake Oswego between West Linn and Canby.

The first blast furnace on the West coast for the smelting of iron ore was built in Lake Oswego in 1865. At the time, the early industrialists hoped to turn Lake Oswego into “The Pittsburg of the West”. This may very well have happened if not for the advent of railway.

The coming of reliable trains had two huge impacts on Lake Oswego. First, better quality and less expensive iron ore could be manufactured elsewhere and quickly transported where needed, which pretty much doomed the iron ore industry in Lake Oswego. And second, the railroad made travel between Portland and Oswego easy and affordable. At the height of the rail service between Portland and Lake Oswego, in 1920, there were 64 trains daily. This same rail line is still in use today and known as the Willamette Shore Trolley. It remains a lovely way to see the river and enjoy a leisurely ride into Portland.

With transportation convenient between Lake Oswego and Portland, the town of Oswego blossomed. The lake drew people down for the weekend. To this day you will see a mix of small cottages that were built in the 1920’s and likely used as summer recreation homes for people who lived in Portland. Again, as transportation continued to improve with good roads and the ownership of cars, people were able to not just vacation in Lake Oswego, but also to live in Oswego and work in Portland.

The “City of Oswego” became the “City of Lake Oswego” in 1960 when the city annexed the town to the West, Lake Grove. The two names were combined to create Lake Oswego. And for clarity, the city is “Lake Oswego” and the lake is “Oswego Lake”.

The draw that has always made people want to live here is the same now as it was when the city was founded in 1847. It is next to the Willamette River and has a huge lake in the middle. The scenery is gorgeous and opportunities for recreation are plentiful. The close proximity to a major city with a major port allows people who live here to be near good jobs. And the town has always been a well-loved and well-cared for by the community. New residents are nearly always overheard mentioning how wonderful it is to live in a community where people really care, and where participation in everything from schools to local government is so full and vibrant.

Market Activity: February 25 – March 2, 2008

We’re pleased to introduce a weekly feature here at PropertyBlotter that will help you keep in touch with the real estate market in Lake Oswego.

Every Monday, you’ll find the real estate activity for the previous week: properties listed, homes with sales pending, and finally, sold properties (along with the final selling price) for all condos, attached, and single-family homes in Lake Oswego. The active listings will have convenient links for additional information about each property.

Without further ado, here are the Lake Oswego real estate market statistics for the week February 25 through March 2 (look to the bottom for definitions and research criteria):

New Listings

Address List Price Tot Beds Tot Baths Tot Sq Ft Prop Type List Date
121 OSWEGO SMT
$149,500
1
1
764
CONDO
2/28
16584 SW ROOSEVELT AVE
$229,000
2
1
1,188
DETACHD
2/25
215 CERVANTES
$229,900
2
2
1,100
CONDO
2/25
750 1ST ST
$254,900
2
2
1,350
CONDO
2/28
18966 SW LONGFELLOW AVE
$346,950
3
2
1,782
DETACHD
2/29
6301 ALYSSA TER
$349,900
3
2.1
1,546
ATTACHD
2/26
5275 OAKRIDGE RD
$349,900
3
2
1,267
DETACHD
2/28
4211 WOODSIDE CIR
$375,000
3
2
1,688
CONDO
2/25
3190 DUNCAN DR
$389,999
3
2.1
2,401
DETACHD
2/27
1101 HEMLOCK ST
$397,000
3
2.1
2,092
DETACHD
2/29
4648 REMBRANDT LN
$410,000
3
2.1
1,793
DETACHD
2/24
100 LEONARD ST
$438,900
2
2
1,364
ATTACHD
2/24
19210 SW MAREE CT
$450,000
3
2.1
1,634
DETACHD
2/24
6187 FROST LN
$475,000
3
2.1
2,107
DETACHD
2/27
1602 GREENTREE RD
$485,000
3
2
1,708
DETACHD
2/27
428 ASH ST
$497,900
5
5
4,380
DETACHD
2/29
4191 CHAPMAN WAY
$525,000
4
2.1
2,610
DETACHD
2/27
17 ABELARD ST
$539,000
3
2
2,070
DETACHD
2/24
2104 WEMBLEY PARK RD
$565,000
4
3
2,052
DETACHD
2/24
4231 SUNSET DR
$574,900
3
2
2,852
DETACHD
3/1
5562 ROYAL OAKS DR
$624,900
4
2.1
2,342
DETACHD
2/25
200 BURNHAM RD
$629,000
3
2
1,894
CONDO
2/27
3745 TEMPEST DR
$649,876
4
3
2,743
DETACHD
2/29
178 PINE VALLEY RD
$699,900
4
3.1
2,999
DETACHD
2/29
1 BRITTEN CT
$699,950
4
3
2,325
DETACHD
2/27
5853 SOUTHWOOD DR
$769,900
5
2.1
3,707
DETACHD
2/28
435 8TH ST
$799,000
4
3.1
2,505
DETACHD
2/29
1710 SW Glenmorrie Terrace
$799,000
4
3
3,110
DETACHD
2/26
3886 TAMARACK LN
$799,900
4
3.1
4,010
DETACHD
2/24
14101 REDWOOD CT
$824,900
3
3.1
2,629
DETACHD
2/26
18720 WESTVIEW DR
$878,888
4
3
3,244
DETACHD
3/1
18220 RIVER EDGE CT
$899,000
4
3
3,335
DETACHD
2/26
19320 SW Lorna LN
$949,000
4
4.1
3,660
DETACHD
2/25
5435 WASHINGTON CT
$1,049,900
4
3.1
3,323
DETACHD
2/26
4725 SW UPPER DR
$1,200,000
3
2.1
2,600
DETACHD
2/29
720 6TH ST
$1,300,000
3
3.1
4,217
DETACHD
2/27
18284 MEADOWLARK LN
$1,559,000
4
4.2
5,648
DETACHD
2/26
688 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD
$1,689,000
4
4.1
4,143
DETACHD
2/24
18990 SW BARTON RD
$1,699,000
4
3.2
4,592
DETACHD
2/27
19007 EASTSIDE RD
$1,839,000
4
3.1
4,651
DETACHD
2/24
4502 Lamont WAY
$1,950,000
4
4
3,838
DETACHD
2/28
14001 GOODALL RD
$1,975,000
4
3.1
5,397
DETACHD
2/24
13083 SW KNAUS RD
$3,295,000
5
4.1
6,435
DETACHD
2/27

Pending Sales

Address List Price Tot Beds Tot Baths Tot Sq Ft Prop Type DOM
86 KINGSGATE RD
$174,000
2
2
849
CONDO
13
668 McVey AVE
$199,850
2
1.1
976
CONDO
668 McVey AVE
$299,850
3
1.1
985
CONDO
1402 PARRISH ST
$329,000
3
2.1
1,880
CONDO
215
4537 HERITAGE LN
$329,900
3
2.1
1,619
DETACHD
96
1647 DEVON LN
$389,900
4
2.1
2,494
DETACHD
304
1491 KOAWOOD DR
$424,900
3
3
2,510
DETACHD
60
16200 PACIFIC HWY
$439,850
2
2
1,200
CONDO
622
4333 ORCHARD WAY
$564,000
4
2.1
2,897
DETACHD
49
2311 PARK RD
$649,900
4
3
2,658
DETACHD
303
544 9TH ST
$699,000
3
3
2,088
DETACHD
2
1130 OAK TER
$859,900
4
3.1
3,729
DETACHD
123

Sold Properties

Address List Price Tot Beds Tot Baths Tot Sq Ft Prop Type DOM
56 Galen Street
$185,000
2
2
995
CONDO
14636 DORIS AVE
$360,000
3
2
1,861
DETACHD
68
1405 CHERRY CREST AVE
$529,000
4
3
2,590
DETACHD
30
5625 SOUTHWOOD DR
$630,000
4
2.1
3,301
DETACHD
136
26 GROUSE TER
$637,000
4
3
3,857
DETACHD
112
15915 Waluga DR
$750,000
3
2.1
2,939
DETACHD

Criteria: Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between February 25 – March 2, 2008 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.

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