Oswego Lake

In the heart of Lake Oswego is Oswego Lake. I decided that today I’d focus on the homes that are actually on the lake. I’m going to share with you a bit of what I have learned over the years.

When I got my real estate license in 1987, one of my very first clients was my former boss, and he bought a home on the lake. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with both buyers and sellers who were involved with properties on Oswego Lake. I’ve learned a bit about the types of housing and the various waterfront options.

There are actually 3 different waterfront options. There is the lake itself. Oswego Lake is a natural body of water that was enlarged by development. The most valuable homes are on the lake itself. Then there are 2 “bays”. The bays are extensions of the lake, but not on the lake itself. There is one at the East end of the lake, Lakewood Bay, and one at the West end of the lake, Westbay. The bays have slightly less value than the main lake, but not by much. Then there are the canals. One of the canals is natural and it is where the water comes into the lake from the Tualatin River. There are two more canals, one at Kelok and one at Blue Heron. The canals are the least expensive of the waterfront homes.

I will also mention that on the main lake, the Northside tends to have higher values than the Southside. This is because the sun exposure is better on the Northside, and the sunlight directly benefits the waterfront exposure. There are a couple of streets on the Southside that pretty much don’t get sun exposure at all.

In the last 12 months 47 lake front properties have sold. The least expensive was in the condominiums “Villas on the Lake”. It was 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and 636 square feet. It sold for $215,000. These condominiums share a community dock and several of them have boat slips. The most expensive home that sold on the lake was a 6675 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. With a gated entry and 100 feet of lake front, it sold for $6,175,000.

I think that the condominiums are a bit on an annomoly because most of the lake front properties are just so much more expensive. The average sales price is $2,388,000.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this over view. Please let Linda or I know if you have any questions or are interested in learning more.

Dianne

News & Notes ~ Sept 2021 Numbers

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data Sept 2021:                                                                                           

Again this last month we’re seeing a cooling indicative of Fall, with Buyer Activity slowed a bit and/but conversely, Seller activity (Listings) increasing. It’ll be interesting to see October’s activity as Fall is one of the best times to buy a property in Portland, especially given the competitive landscape this year. We’ll find out if Buyers come out for the opportunity it presents. Market time remains pretty much the same at 24 days. We also see another slight increase in inventory looking pretty steady during these last few months. Appreciation remains remarkable.

Rates: “With increased inflation pressures, rates have moved higher to roughly 3.25% currently.  We are likely to continue to see rates moving higher in the coming months.”   Gary Boyer, Regional VP, Directors Mortgage                                                                                                                              

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area, Sept 2021:

  • There were 3,760 New Listings in Sept 2021 up 15.2% from Sept 2020’s 3,264 and also up 1.7% from the previous month/August’s 3,698.
  • At 3,167, Sept 2021’s Closed Sales are down 2.6% from Sept 2020’s 3,251, and also down 1.6% from the previous month/August’s total of 3,219
  • At 3,170, Sept 2021’s Pending Sales increased 0.6% from Sept 2020’s 3,152, and decreased 10.3% from the previous month/August’s total of 3,535.
  • The Average Sale Price in Sept 2021 of $571,500 is up $61,500 from last year/Sept 2020’s $510,000, and down $12,100. from the previous month/August’s $583,600.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Sept 2021 of $510,000 rose $59,000 from last year/Sept 2020’s $451,000, and was down $15,000 from the previous month/August’s $525,000.

LAKE OSWEGO:

154 Active Listings (Aug 161)
178 New Listings    (Aug 168)
170 Pending Sales (Aug 163)
168 Closed Sales    (Aug 171)
Average Sale Price for Sept: $975,700 (Aug $878,600)
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.
 27 Days on the Market   (Aug 23)

Market Activity ~ Oct 4-10, 2021

This last week in Lake Oswego there were 9 New homes entering the market, 24 moving to Pending status (accepted Offers), and 19 that Closed/Sold.

Right now there are 81 fantastic properties to suit all kinds of tastes, price ranges & requirements available in Lake Oswego!

Here is the latest breakdown according to RMLS:

NEW: Oct 4-10, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
4 TOUCHSTONE  #137$208,50022984CONDO
86 KINGSGATE RD,  A101$265,00022849CONDO
17555 ERIN CT$969,000433156DETACHD
16645 FIR LN$1,100,00042.13066DETACHD
2630 RIVENDELL RD$1,399,00043.14612DETACHD
611 RIDGEWAY RD$1,995,00045.14463DETACHD
4480 UPPER DR$2,000,00043.13497DETACHD
767 10TH ST$2,100,00044.13900DETACHD
16767 GRAEF CIR$2,950,00044.14222DETACHD

PENDING Oct 4-10, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
100 KERR PKWY  #38$185,00011628CONDO22
29 CRESTFIELD CT / Grnd$239,90022989CONDO357
15938 QUARRY RD, 3A$259,90021988CONDO4
5225 JEAN RD  #203$359,900321400CONDO117
4101 JEFFERSON PKWY / Upper$369,50022.11375CONDO11
3101 MCNARY PKWY  #6$395,00032.11884ATTACHD25
14 WHEATHERSTONE  #7$449,90032.11692CONDO2
750 1ST ST, A10$465,000221350CONDO117
5077 W SUNSET DR$500,00022.11720ATTACHD4
1386 BOCA RATAN DR$524,90032.11739ATTACHD4
12572 BOONES FERRY RD$525,000421577DETACHD138
6 ADAMS CT$539,900321571DETACHD2
2515 GREENTREE RD$735,000422300DETACHD3
1704 MEADOWS DR$750,000331956DETACHD4
1631 ASH ST$750,00042.12227DETACHD3
4705 LAKEVIEW BLVD$875,00032.12700DETACHD9
14867 TWIN FIR CT$899,00063.13625DETACHD5
603 ATWATER RD$899,90053.13430DETACHD73
2915 DELLWOOD DR$899,90042.23690DETACHD8
5598 LUCE LN$979,000433432DETACHD40
6413 MCDUFF CT$1,050,00032.13091DETACHD37
18365 SW 65TH AVE$1,290,000543331DETACHD22
1776 OAK ST$1,290,00043.14012DETACHD89
3411 LAKE GROVE AVE$1,599,00043.14434DETACHD47

SOLD Oct 4-10, 2021

AddressOpeningClosedBedsBathsSFProp TypeDays
100 KERR PKWY  #31 $      185,000 $     185,00011617CONDO5
200 BURNHAM RD  #402 $      355,000 $     360,000221305CONDO10
5101 JEAN RD $      475,000 $     459,938311012DETACHD5
16417 LAKE FOREST BLVD $      540,000 $     540,000211066DETACHD12
17830 SW TUALATA AVE $      595,000 $     587,000321373DETACHD30
17902 TAMARA AVE $      569,900 $     605,000422082DETACHD59
8 BOLIVAR ST $      640,000 $     640,000222149DETACHD3
16624 ROOSEVELT AVE $      699,900 $     661,000322802DETACHD15
14 PREAKNESS CT $      669,000 $     680,00022.12190ATTACHD6
5911 SW CARMAN DR $      695,800 $     700,000321400DETACHD10
1880 FERNWOOD DR $      875,000 $     875,00053.13049DETACHD65
16033 REESE RD $      849,900 $     951,00042.12810DETACHD5
920 YORK RD $      985,000 $ 1,043,925432026DETACHD2
1161 SUNNINGDALE RD $      950,000 $ 1,060,00032.12378DETACHD3
1687 VILLAGE PARK LN $  1,500,000 $ 1,350,000433362DETACHD74
127 FURNACE ST / Upper $  1,375,000 $ 1,375,00022.12016CONDO0
14500 UPLANDS DR $  2,495,000 $ 2,225,00054.25544DETACHD74
1075 CHANDLER RD $  2,799,000 $ 2,700,00054.15710DETACHD113
259 PINE VALLEY RD $  4,000,000 $ 4,000,00044.14640DETACHD0

Criteria: (RMLS DATA) 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 Stroll Around LO

Today I thought that I’d share with you some of the sights I enjoyed on this morning’s walk

Bryant Woods Nature Park
Blue Heron Canal

This is such a gorgeous community! Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Dianne

Market Activity Sept 20-Oct 3, 2021

This weeks Market Activity Report is a combinaion of the week of September 20-26 and the week of September 27-October 3. Lots of houses in this report! We had 18 new listings, 41 properties that went into pending status, and 50 sold/closed transactions.

See below of RMLS data.l

New on the Market Sept 20-Oct 3, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
350 Cervantes Circle 1ECondo$259,90025912
86 Kingsgate Rd E103Condo$355,00022924
16989 Tualatin StDetached$690,00032.51491
115 Touchstone TerrAttached$709,00043.52560
74 Condolea WayCondo$725,000332965
4322 Collins WayDetached$779,900532112
4939 Hampton CtDetached$895,00052.52971
2915 Dellwood DrDetached$899,90042.5+.53690
16164 Parker Rd #2Detached$1,098,00032.52091
3211 Westview CtDetached$1,150,00043.53325
1293 Timberline DrDetached$1,249,000332946
2600 Dellwood DrDetached$1,600,000433690
1155 Crestline CtDetached$2,195,00054.57438
19155 Bryant RdDetached$2,275,00033.53371
2493 Southshore BlvdDetached$3,699,00065.56524
13800 Goodall Rd Lot 1Detached$3,800,00053.5
13800 Goodall Rd Lot 2Detached$4,000,00053.5
13800 Goodall Rd Lot 3Detached$3,800,000-$4750,00053.5

Pending sales Sept 20-Oct 3, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
100 Kerr Pkwy #11Condo$169,000116172
100 Kerr Pkwy #2Condo$199,0002282213
108 Oswego SummitCondo$199,9001176445
47 Eagle Crest Dr #48Condo$200,000116964
316 Cervantes Circle #316Condo$220,0002183213
47 Eagle Crest Dr #56Condo$240,0003110315
44 Eagle Crest Dr #9Condo$255,0002190835
218 Ridgeway RdCondo$350,000219144
239 CervantesCondo$375,00022110048
16417 Lake Forest BlvdDetached$540,0002190835
18840 65th AveDetached$549,00032.516345
68 Weatherstone CtCondo$549,90043.5246519
1706 Boca Ratan DrAttached$568,95032.517392
20 Aquinas StDetached$649,90042.5183815
18867 Arrowwood AveDetached$659,9003214886
26 Preakness CtAttached$663,00021.5165413
4970 Mulholland DrAttached$699,00032.524983
16624 Roosevelt AveDetached$699,90032280215
14425 Holly Springs RdCondo$718,000532238108
4450 Chapman WayDetached$726,00043226215
4377 Chapman WayDetached$729,00043.529506
4848 Lower DrDetached$775,00043253127
4830 Dawn StDetached$825,0005330905
102 Garibaldi StDetached$849,00043.537247
5923 Bay Point DrDetached$899,90053318742
654 1st StCondo$979,90022.521404
546 Weidman CtDetached$990,0005334455
5532 Bay Creek DrDetached$995,00042.528693
3001 Southshore BlvdDetached$1,098,00032.5320155
14527 Pfeifer WayDetached$1,250,00043.5380314
14335 Edenberry DrDetached$1,375,00042.535947
118 Cornell CtDetached$1,399,90054.546634
3334 Upper DrDetached$1,499,00043.535888
1839 Pallisades Lake CtDetached$1,499,00043.5457023
2351 Palisades Crest DrDetached$1,500,00053.545306
18820 Green Bluff DrDetached$1,599,00044.556436
791 Briercliff LnDetached$1,599,00032.522325
3330 Cedar CtDetached$1,649,00043.5446712
13598 Goodall RdDetached$1,779,00044.5+.5357364
19379 Riverwood LnDetached$1,799,000544584125
420 Ridgeway RdDetached$4,250,000443505109

Sold/Closed Sept 20-Oct 3, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
100 Kerr Pkwy #43 Condo$214,900$222,50082341
4 Touchstone #157Condo$224,900$235,00098417
4 Touchstone #103Condo$230,000$235,00013511
3433 McNary Pkwy #211Condo$255,000$271,48010082
36 Crestfield CtCondo$295,000$272,35192148
4000 Carman Dr E70 Condo$299,900$301,0009743
422 S State StCondo$324,997$310,000165947
3886 Botticelli StCondo$315,000$315,000113220
4652 Lower DrCondo$350,000$370,00011704
162 Oswego SummitCondo$419,950$386,000150648
4 Condolea DrCondo$439,000$445,0001,3125
4528 Lower DrCondo$525,000$525,0001786$9
16691 Bonaire AveDetached$499,000$590,00011103
18431 Indian Creek DrDetached$660,000$615,000173617
12363 Clara LnDetached$699,999$650,00013903
5795 Langford LnDetached$659,000$659,00016870
211 Greenwood RdDetached$660,000$675,00014665
1959 Wembley PlDetached$719,900$685,0002128103
2697 Lookout CtDetached$720,000$700,000221929
680 TippecanoeDetached$719,900$720,00019005
3065 Royce WayDetached$825,000$726,000272646
1405 Greentree CircleDetached$775,000$775,000214623
15580 Partridge DrDetached$780,000$780,000224535
18571 Waxwing WayDetached$779,000$785,000208155
15509 Partridge DrDetached$789,900$810,00022993
759 Timberline DrDetached$825,000$812,50019285
559 2nd St 3206Condo$820,000$825,00014124
15964 White Oaks DrDetached$949,900$895,000301516
15 El Greco StDetached$949,000$949,000332824
19431 Kokanee CtDetached$849,900$950,00022144
17994 Saint Clair DrDetached$900,000$975,10039163
5316 Childs RdDetached$1,077,700$1,000,0003847318
24 Westridge DrDetached$949,900$1,007,00031004
18430 Pilkington RdDetached$1,175,000$1,085,000302177
4261 Cobb WayDetached$1,089,000$1,100,00023621
4317 Upper DrDetached$1,195,000$1,150,0003145109
1547 Pine StDetached$1,125,000$1,161,61528780
13536 Streamside DrDetached$1,150,000$1,203,00030337
14360 Uplands DrDetached$1,230,000$1,250,000257716
14495 Pfeifer DrDetached$1,399,000$1,265,900394421
17467 Westview DrDetached$1,275,000$1,312,00041194
4531 West RdDetached$1,595,000$1,400,000392654
950 Schukart LnDetached$1,468,000$1,600,00034344
467 9th StDetached$1,510,000$1,650,00029793
16650 Fir LnDetached$1,898,000$1,898,00038608
1677 Leslie LnDetached$2,550,000$2,300,0007534147
929 Cumberland RdDetached$2,495,000$2,600,00051293
1199 Fairway RdDetached$3,498,000$2,783,000552733
2470 Summit CtDetached$5,498,000$4,665,000718085
1889 Highlands LoopDetached$5,499,000$4,995,000683220

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 is getting an Aquatics Center!

In all of the years that I have been writing this blog, I’ve had a dirty little secret. I’ve been driving into Portland to the SW Community Center at Gabriel Park to swim. I don’t swim daily, or even monthly, but when I am in the swimming mood, I love it. I was an aqua-aerobics instructor for about 8 years and I once taught swimming to small children. So being in a pool is something that I really enjoy.

When I moved to Lake Oswego in 1998 I tried to use the pool at Lake Oswego High School. I really did try. But the pool is old and dingy. There is not enough chlorine in the world to make the water look inviting. It’s also just a lap pool, built to benefit the school’s swim team. This also meant that the public use hours were very limited.

The new pool will be part of a large (60,000 square feet) aquatics and recreation facility. It will be located adjacent the the Municipal Golf Course at the corner of Overlook and Stafford Roads. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022.

Amenities will include:

  • A competition pool with spectator seating for 300 people
  • A lap pool
  • A recreation pool
  • A spa
  • A basketball court
  • A weight room with cardio equipment
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms for classes and group excercise
  • Locker rooms

Yep, I’m pretty stoked. The one thing that this town has been missing is being rectified and I am really excited. See you at the pool!

Dianne

Market Activity Report Sept 13-19, 2021

Last week in Lake Oswego the market was quite evenly balanced between buyers and sellers. There were 22 new listings, 19 properties that moved to pending status, and 22 sold/closed homes. That’s a spread of just 3 between all catagories. Very balanced.

See below for RMLS details.

New on the Market Sept 13-16, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
100 Kerr Pkwy #11Condo$169,00011617
100 Kerr Pkwy #38Condo$185,00011628
47 Eagle Crest Dr #56Condo$240,000311031
3101 McNary Pkwy #6Attached$415,00032.51884
18840 SW 65th AveDetached$549,00032.51634
20 Aquinas StDetached$649,90042.51838
4450 Chapman WayDetached$726,000432262
1648 Ash StDetached$750,000321877
559 Garibaldi StDetached$849,00043.53724
559 2nd St #206Condo$820,000221412
1335 Laurel StDetached$850,000211898
6073 Carman DrDetached$965,00032.52751
546 Weidman CtDetached$990,000533445
14527 Pfeifer WayDetached$1,250,00043.53803
18365 SW 65th WayDetached$1,290,000543331
14322 Edenberry DrDetached$1,295,00042.53262
118 cornell CtDetached$1,399,90054.54663
17265 Woodhurst PlDetached$1,495,00054.54513
18820 Green Bluff DrDetached$1,495,00044.55643
720 6th StDetached$2,250,00043.54601
6720 Childs RdDetached$2,395,00044.56898
4247 Lords LnDetached$2,650,00043.53785

Pending sales Sept 13-16, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
44 Eagle Crest Dr #20Condo$219,0002190856
4 Touchstone #157Condo$224,9002298417
4 Touchstone #103Condo$230,00032.513511
53 Galen StCondo$264,9002298925
5225 Jean Rd #203Condo$359,90032140098
4429 Thunder Vista LnCondo$479,90022.5200229
16351 Pacific HwyDetached$485,0003317422
6195 Harrington AveDetached$525,0004215983
5711 McEwan RdDetached$565,00032146724
1022 Yates StDetached$565,00031.511183
1682 Fircrest DrDetached$699,90042.523044
4954 Buck Brush LnDetached$729,0003224897
4954 Mulholland DrAttached$719,90032.524984
16033 Reese RdDetached$849,90042.528105
1161 Sunningdale RdDetached$950,00032.523783
658 Boca Ratan DrDetached$967,00043.5359312
1839 Palisades Lake CtDetached$1,499,00043.545709
16206 Reese RdDetached$1,895,00043.545709
1075 Chandler RdDetached$2,699,00054.55710113

Sold closed Sept 13-16, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
47 Eagle Crest Dr #41Condo$230,000$230,00093214
12 Oswego SummitCondo$300,000$285,0001,14041
12848 Boones Ferry RdCondo$425,000$435,00011820
1589 Boca Ratan DrAttached$470,000$458,618161119
41 Oriole LnDetached$500,000$500,000156410
1700 Bonniebrae DrAttached$469,698$513,00017396
16 Walking Woods DrDetached$649,000$610,000289711
16885 Fernwood DrDetached$639,500$623,513162453
17621 Arbor LnDetached$685,000$700,00021204
19 Da Vinci StDetached$650,000$700,00018746
16904 Cherry Crest AveDetached$759,000$759,0002,1672
4545 Black Forest CtDetached$799,000$825,00021682
656  3rd StDetached$675,000$850,00012005
41 TouchstoneDetached$920,000$940,000309021
13366 Boones Ferry RdDetached$1,095,000$1,075,00035895
511 Weidman CtDetached$995,000$1,100,00036525
14002 Chelsea DrDetached$1,195,000$1,175,000345732
14071 Sundeleaf DrDetached$999,000$1,200,00026243
13864 Amberwood CirDetached$1,295,000$1,375,00031150
572 4th StAttached$1,595,000$1,525,000336410
615 4th StDetached$1,750,000$1,750,00036910
940 Upper Devon LnDetached$1,945,000$1,875,000484859

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 ~ August Numbers 2021

Here is the latest look at the overall Portland area and how Lake Oswego fits into that picture. Don’t miss the Portland Neighborhood Report (below) with values, time on market and appreciation rates broken out for our Property Blotter readers.

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data Aug 2021:                                                                                            August is never a robust month in Portland, but things are moving right along. With the exception of some slight shuffling, we saw a pretty “no-drama” month in terms of pricing stability and sales compared to July. Market time remains only slightly different than July, at 23 days compared to July’s 20 days overall. New Listings dropped off for a bit as we’d expect, and Inventory rose slightly to a whopping 1-month’s supply (just a tad under last August).

Rates are hanging right at 3.0% as of today, but there is pressure on rates to move higher.

According to the RMLS Market Action Report  for the Portland Metro Area, Aug 2021:

  • There were 3,698 New Listings in Aug 2021 dropping 4.8% from Aug 2020’s 3,885 and 13.3% from the previous month/July’s 4,267.
  • At 3,219, Aug 2021’s Closed Sales are up 2.2% from Aug 2020’s 3,149, and fell 6.4% from the previous month/July’s total of 3,439.
  • At 3,535, Aug 2021’s Pending Sales decreased 4.4% from Aug 2020’s 3,697, and are also up 5.4% from the previous month/July’s total of 3,354.
  • The Average Sale Price in Aug 2021 of $583,600 is up $72,600 from last year/Aug 2020’s $511,000, and down $9,500. from the previous month/July’s $593,100.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Aug 2021 of $525,000 rose $76,000 from last year/Aug 2020’s $449,000, and also increased $3,000 from the previous month/July’s $522,000.

LAKE OSWEGO:

  • 161 Active Listings (July 165)
  • 168 New Listings    (July 214)
  • 163 Pending Sales (July 177)
  • 171 Closed Sales    (July 184)
  • Average Sale Price for July: $878,000 (July $1,020,600)
    • 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.
  •  23 Average Days on the Market   (July 19)

Market Activity ~ Sept 6-12, 2021

This last week in Lake Oswego there were 11 New homes entering the market, 18 moving to Pending status (accepted Offers), and 19 that Closed/Sold.

Right now there are 93 lovely properties available in Lake Oswego!

Here is the latest breakdown according to RMLS:

NEW Sept 6-12, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
100 KERR PKWY  #2$199,00022822CONDO
316 CERVANTES CIR  #316$220,00021832CONDO
4000 CARMAN DR, C44$260,00022866CONDO
68 WHEATHERSTONE CT$549,90043.12465CONDO
26 PREAKNESS CT$663,00021.11654ATTACHD
16624 ROOSEVELT AVE$699,900322802DETACHD
4085 BUCK BRUSH LN$729,000322489DETACHD
4104 LAKEVIEW BLVD$849,000422244DETACHD
180 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD$1,495,000543378DETACHD
1839 PALISADES LAKE CT$1,499,00043.14570DETACHD
3330 CEDAR CT$1,649,00043.14467DETACHD

PENDING Sept 6-12, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
79 OSWEGO SMT / Upper$239,000221212CONDO2
200 BURNHAM RD   #402$355,000221305CONDO10
210 S STATE ST  #9$525,00032.11642CONDO19
12572 BOONES FERRY RD$525,000421577DETACHD113
17902 TAMARA AVE$569,900422082DETACHD59
17830 SW TUALATA AVE$595,000321373DETACHD30
825 OAK ST$595,000321335DETACHD4
656 3RD ST$675,000321200DETACHD5
12363 CLARA LN$699,999311390DETACHD3
1571 WOODLAND TER$715,000322400DETACHD121
20 DA VINCI ST$799,900533089DETACHD1
48 SPINOSA$799,90043.12848DETACHD33
6413 MCDUFF CT$1,035,00032.13091DETACHD3
17151 WALL ST$1,099,000644141DETACHD79
5349 CARMAN GROVE LN$1,298,000432903DETACHD22
2420 PRESTWICK RD$1,420,00063.13723DETACHD73
4715 FIRWOOD RD$1,452,561433586DETACHD4
2088 CREST DR$6,995,00046.18259DETACHD91

SOLD Sept 6-12, 2021

AddressOpeningClosed# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
12826 Boones Ferry RD$445,000$434,00022.11182CONDO6
15115 QUARRY RD$725,000$650,000432865DETACHD19
457 LAUREL ST$650,000$660,000332264DETACHD14
6666 SW CHILDS RD$750,000$725,000312408DETACHD8
12 MORNINGVIEW LN$730,000$730,00032.12718ATTACHD4
13366 AUBURN CT$750,000$735,00032.12492ATTACHD11
49 DA VINCI ST$739,000$772,000322351DETACHD26
1430 LARCH ST$815,000$800,000332312DETACHD7
5466 BAY CREEK DR$789,000$820,000332535DETACHD4
1672 HIGHLAND DR$699,900$825,000421867DETACHD4
18360 TUALATA AVE$845,000$891,00052.12703DETACHD10
1739 PALISADES TERRACE DR$1,095,000$975,00042.13654DETACHD33
16750 PHANTOM BLUFF CT$899,000$975,000332267DETACHD2
4750 UPPER DR$1,149,000$1,035,00053.13091DETACHD125
2011 RIDGEWOOD LN$999,900$1,050,00053.13115DETACHD75
4721 FIRWOOD RD$1,425,000$1,449,995433236DETACHD0
2950 GREENTREE RD$1,495,000$1,495,00043.13691DETACHD8
2167 WEMBLEY PARK RD$1,750,000$1,780,00043.14015DETACHD9
13217 AMBER PL  #1`$1,650,000$2,000,00043.13861DETACHD474

What’s in a Name?

A bit of trivia about the Property Blotter. Linda and I started our blog many years ago. Blogging was new to real estate and we had the good fortune of working with someone who was in the know about how to do it. Ron Ares, the son of our principal broker was a new agent who was interviewed by the New York Times because of the blog he had for Portland real estate. I was like “What?!” At that point I had a couple of decades in the business and realized that the power of the blog was pretty incredible for the recognition that Ron got as a result of his efforts. So Linda and I were on board.

Then it was time to choose a name. We knew we wanted to have a name that was uniquely LO. We brainstormed lots of options and came up with the Property Blotter. The name comes from the Police Blotter that was published weekly in the Lake Oswego Review. The Lake Oswego Police have 100% response policy. If you call them, they show up. The police calls are then reported in the local newspaper. What they respond to can be pretty funny. So the local blotter has been a source of local entertainment for many years.

Here is a sampling of what was reported in the August 12th edition of the LO Review:

7/31 9:43 A.M.

A dead squirrel was seen near the 18400 block of Deerbrush Avenue

7/31 12:54 P.M.

A man was seen laying sideways on a step near Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way Place

7/31 1:19 P.M.

A caller believed someone was selling dogs our of cages in a truck near the 40 block of McNary Parkway. It turned out to be a part of an adoption program.

7/31 9:34 P.M.

Someone was seen walking in the middle of the street near SW Lesser Road and Jefferson Parkway

8/1 7:00 P. M.

A resident said she was being followed by two people at a store near the 90 block of B Avenue. Police made sure she got home safely. (I love this one. Who doesn’t want a police escort if you feel unsafe?)

8/2 12:55 A.M.

Intermittent “constuction-type noises” were heard near the 1000 block of Westward Ho Road

As you can see, it can be amusing. There is actually a book that was written about the blotter. It’s a good read that I highly recommend.

I feel very fortunate to live in a community with relatively low crime and whose police department is 100% there to serve and protect. It’s one of the many things I value in my community.

My best to you,

Dianne