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

Market Activity February 1-7, 2021

Inventory remains very low with only 7 new listings coming onto the market last week. This in comparison to 17 houses that went pending and 16 closed sales. In my mind, demand is about twice the available inventory. This is leading to multiple offer situations and, in many instances, houses selling for more than the asking price. It’s a fantastic time to put your house on the market!

See below for an explanation of the RMLS data.

New on the Market February 1-7, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
4000 Carman Dr #47Condo$259,90022993
4320 Botticelli St #11Attached$309,90022.5+.52260
12645 Boones Ferry RdDetached$799,950523038
2318 Hillside LnDetached$899,99553.53258
5 Mountain View LnDetached$925,00053.53850
15420 Boones WayAttached$1,345,00032.53364
892 8th StDetached$1,450,00043.52872

Pending sales February 1-7, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
668 McVey Ave #44Condo$219,0001163680
1661 Woodland TerrDetached$729,00032.530822
16570 Inverurie RdDetached$799,000543218174
16715 Ford PLDetached$837,00032.531713
1216 Spruce StDetached$840,00032.52066101
17601 Woodhurst PlDetached$1,125,00042.531794
6485 Mission CtDetached$1,189,00043.5313367
1483 Woodland TerrDetached$1,199,9995431359
2120 Glenmorrie DrDetached$1,298,00043.542930
15444 Boones WayAttached$1,350,00032.534883
16233 Bonaire AveDetached$1,395,0005334601
4160 Lakeview BlvdDetached$1,598,00043.5+.539046
2230 Wembley Park RdDetached$1,785,00054.5460727
13585 Goodall RdDetached$1,900,00043.5428218
1132 Troon RdDetached$2,575,00043.54165101
16470 Phantom Bluff CtDetached$2,695,00044.5518811
1527 Lake Front RdDetached$3,999,00056.57220113

Sold/closed February 1-7, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
76 Cervantes CircleCondo$227,000$234,3009124
4000 Carman Dr C49Condo$315,000$325,0001,0045
937 Country Club RdDetached$503,500$427,000165091
456 5th StCondo$450,000$440,00010921
18964 Redwing WayDetached$549,950$580,000140624
4380 Douglas WayDetached$599,950$599,950136462
1771 Campus WayDetached$738,000$738,00032773
151 C AveAttached$775,000$765,0001934112
4890 Sage Hen CircleDetached$799,900$770,000283274
19428 Kokanee CtDetached$769,000$800,00027926
4264 West Bay RdDetached$799,000$800,00013082
5322 Carman Grove LnDetached$899,000$838,000261565
730 8th StDetached$865,000$901,00023954
2591 Palisades Crest DrDetached$1,219,000$1,0854916110
16234 Waluga DrDetached$1,395,000$1,340313086
136000 GoodallDetached$2,590,000$2,3506612206

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 November 2-8, 2020

Last week in Lake Oswego there were 12 properties that came onto the market, 17 that received offers that were accepted and went into pending status, and 24 sold/closed houses or condos.

See below of breakdown of the RMLS data.

New on the Market, November 2-8, 2020

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
45 Eagle Crest Dr #100Condo$295,000321537
16250 Pacific Hwy #73Condo$325,000221305
4584 Trillium WoodsAttached$739,90032.52179
4984 Bilford LnDetached$750,000322629
2395 Greentree RdDetached$779,90052.52777
5322 Carman Grove LnDetached$899,00032.52615
14218 Kimberly CircleDetached$916,50042.53272
2934 Tolkien LnDetached$974,80053.53851
6 Essex CtDetached$998,000444338
1156 Cherry LnDetached$1,345,00053.54084
5349 Washington CtDetached$1,350,00043.53906
18277 Crestline DrDetached$3,100,00045.56892

Pending sales, November 2-8, 2020

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
47 Eagle Crest Dr #62Condo$229,00031.5102677
4636 Lower DrCondo$259,90021.511708
65 Oswego SummitCondo$274,9002211404
668 McVey Ave #85Condo$274,90021.59924
34 Wheatherstone #17Condo$379,90032.5169226
16342 Kimball StDetached$525,00031.5125036
17020 Denny CtDetached$535,000221704150
127 Greenwood RdDetached$550,00031120113
77 Greenridge CtAttached$584,90032.5219011
4380 Douglas WayDetached$599,9503213647
2290 Overlook DrDetached$725,00042.530953
18225 65th AveDetached$730,00052.5221037
4311 Orchard WayDetached$850,00032.528043
13745 Cameo CtDetached$924,50044284678
5087 Lakeview BlvdDetached$1,200,00043.529570
527 Northshore RdDetached$1,800,0003224331
4321 Southshore BlvdDetached$3,950,00054.56731118

Sold/Closed, November 2-8, 2020

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
72 Galen StCondo$182,500$182,5006903
16250 Pacific Hwy #80Condo$239,000$199,000841165
6930 Montauk CircleCondo$235,000$235,00092412
287 CervantesCondo$279,900$292,50011444
245 CervantesCondo$299,900$299,90012923
4340 BotticelliCondo$399,999$377,9002285160
4520 Lower Dr A-1Condo$459,900$465,00017508
668 McVey Ave #51Condo$525,000$525,0008524
200 Burnham Rd #311Condo$639,000$540,000189463
86 Greenridge CtAttached$599,000$590,0002718109
2165 Ridge Pointe DrDetached$650,000$691,75047495
4007 Brian CtDetached$689,000$705,00022821
13998 Westcott CtDetached$849,900$840,00027279
345 E AveDetached$899,000$910,00015822
5871 Ridgetop CtDetached$975,000$975,00035433
2100 Summit DrDetached$849,900$995,00023585
428 C AveAttached$1,149,888$1,175,000260782
877 9th StDetached$1,450,000$1,438,00029324
289 G AveDetached$1,499,000$1,450,0004193374
18035 Skyland CircleDetached$1,595,000$1,530,000389315
711 7th StDetached$1,829,000$1,675,000276352
18230 River Edge LnDetached$1,790,000$1,750,000460817
129 Furnace StCondo$1,995,000$1,835,0004911135
1099 Terrace DrDetached$2,495,000$2,385,000469545

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.

A Tribute

Today I want to share with you something personal, and yes, it does have to do with real estate. You see, my Mom passed away on October 16th. If you have ever worked with me, you’ve heard me talk about my Mom. So this isn’t new to you. But if you haven’t worked with me, I feel a need to tell you about the best Realtor I have ever known.

My Mom got her real estate license in 1976. She was raised in an era when she wanted to major in business at Oregon State, but as a woman she had to major in “Secretarial Sciences”. Seriously. But she had a head for business. She hung her license at Shelter Properties on Boones Ferry Rd in Lake Grove. There she got her feet on the ground and at one time, after listing an entire new subdivision, got chewed out for besting a more prominent agent, a bit of a diva, for beating her out with most new listings for the month.

She moved on to Professionals 100. In 1987, after the birth of my daughter, I was agonizing over having to put my baby into daycare 5 days a week. I had a back ground in sales. I had actually been a sales trainer for a health club organization. My Mom’s business was booming. She was the leading sales agent in the metro area for Great Western Savings and Loan. She was handling their foreclosure properties and she had just been handed about 20 properties to list and sell. She needed help. She called me up and asked if, perhaps, my husband would consider coming to work for her. My reaction? My husband, what about me? That’s when I started my real estate career. It was 33 years ago. I’ve never looked back.

At first, I was her assistant. As I gained experience, we became a team. Then, as she approached retirement, she became my assistant. It’s probably the best possible circumstance in which to be in this business. You see, real estate has a lot of moving parts. So many people are involved: the buyer, the seller, the inspector, the appraiser, the lender. This means that it’s complicated and no two transactions are the same. As Realtors, we need sounding boards, people we respect and rely on to help us navigate complex circumstances so that we can give our clients the best advice possible, for their benefit, not for out own.

About the time that my Mom retired, I met Linda. She and I have known each other for at least 15 years. She calls me, I call her, she filled that void that opened up when my Mom retired. I don’t know how anyone can be in this business without a confidant.

So yes, I’m grieving. But I’m grateful. How lucky am I to have had Mom who, along with giving me life and raising me, gave me a career?

Today I want to salute my Mom. Oh what a wonderful woman she was!

Dianne