News & Notes ~ March 2021 Numbers

Here is your wider Portland Market Report according to RMLS data, with overall Neighborhood changes and Lake Oswego data broken out below.

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data March 2021:                                              

Low Inventory continues to be the driver of competition in the greater Portland area where we see price increases in most neighborhoods/areas from the prior month & all areas increasing over 2020. (See below for breakdown). Comparing 2021 to the same period in 2020 thru March, Overall Average Price has increased 16.6% and Median Price 14.9%.

My trusted Mortgage Advisors say Mortgage rates are hovering around 3.125%. This rate varies and can be reduced with a buy-down, or affected by individual qualifiers. I’m happy to connect you with someone to discuss your particular situation.         

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

  • There were 3,465 New Listings in March 2021 decreased only slightly at 0.1% from March 2020’s 3,468 and increased 40.1% from the previous month/February’s 2,474.
  • At 2,556, March 2021’s Closed Sales are up 8.5% from March 2020’s 2,356, and also up 29.2% from the previous month/February’s total of 1,978
  • At 3,346, March 2021’s Pending Sales increased 42.6% from March 2020’s 2,347, and also jumped up by 51.5% from the previous month/February’s total of 2,208.
  • The Average Sale Price in March 2021 of $554,300 is up $88,800 from last year/March2020’s $465,500, and up $12,300. from the previous month/February’s $542,000.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in March 2021 of $488,000 rose $63,000 from last year/March 2020’s $425,000, and also increased $8,900 from the previous month/February’s $479,100.

LAKE OSWEGO

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn for the month of March 2021 reported:

  • 112 Active Listings (Feb 82)
  • 188 New Listings    (Feb 97)
  • 156 Pending Sales (Feb 92)
  • 112 Closed Sales    (Feb 92)
  • Average Sale Price for Mar: $944,100  (Feb $876,900)
    • 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.
  •  77 Average Days on the Market   (Feb 77)

Market Activity ~ April 5-11, 2021

NEW April 5-11, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
526 S State ST  5A$314,95021914CONDO
225 CERVANTES$319,00021.11216CONDO
3101 MCNARY PKWY  #6$399,90032.11532CONDO
76 GREENRIDGE CT$674,90043.12868ATTACHD
16041 WALUGA DR$679,000421982DETACHD
9 FALSTAFF ST$759,00042.12436DETACHD
18634 Bryant RD$775,00032.12858DETACHD
19233 INDIAN SPRINGS RD$799,95044.13423DETACHD
537 COUNTRY CLUB RD$849,000321901DETACHD
100 LEONARD ST, Upper Lvl$965,00032.12482CONDO
524 WEIDMAN CT$979,00042.13450DETACHD
6 DOVER WAY$1,795,00043.14499DETACHD
17979 S CRESTLINE DR$3,045,000434858DETACHD

PENDING April 5-11, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
366 CERVANTES CIR$210,00021832CONDO2
4 TOUCHSTONE  #82$258,00032.11351CONDO238
5840 SW BURMA RD$475,00031.11632DETACHD47
19255 BENFIELD AVE$499,000321840DETACHD36
5720 KENNY ST$499,900321416DETACHD3
19242 TERRY AVE$619,900421872DETACHD2
143 DEL PRADO ST$621,500321907DETACHD0
17 ABELARD ST$650,000322122DETACHD2
4688 OAKRIDGE RD$675,000321788DETACHD17
17608 SYDNI CT$675,00042.12466ATTACHD19
5316 LOWER DR$699,00032.12016DETACHD15
1268 HIDE A WAY CT$759,90042.12423DETACHD6
115 FURNACE ST  2N$819,00022.11885CONDO30
5 Mountain View LN$849,00053.13850DETACHD61
672 1ST ST$850,00022.11986CONDO4
12793 SIERRA VISTA DR$899,90043.13650DETACHD3
10 YORICK ST$925,00053.14023DETACHD19
1515 CHERRY LN$925,00053.14699DETACHD4
12624 SW 22ND AVE$945,00043.13665DETACHD4
5544 KILCHURN AVE$995,00042.13308DETACHD4
115 ASH ST$1,025,000434469DETACHD7
18041 CARDINAL DR$1,095,00032.11950DETACHD1
1061 YATES ST$1,100,00043.12899DETACHD14
4431 BERNARD ST$1,149,000432840DETACHD23
486 LAKE BAY CT$1,150,000321603DETACHD4
1255 Bickner ST$1,199,00042.12764DETACHD58
18958 BRYANT RD$1,199,90042.13178DETACHD13
1992 PALISADES TERRACE DR$1,250,00053.14140DETACHD7
13613 PROVINCIAL HILL WAY$1,550,00063.14534DETACHD4
15400 DIAMOND HEAD RD$2,100,00043.13358DETACHD1
95 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD$2,195,00054.15710DETACHD184
15780 TWIN FIR RD$2,769,90044.14270DETACHD44

SOLD April 5-11, 2021`

AddressOpening PriceClosed Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
47 EAGLE CREST DR  #43$209,500$212,000211017CONDO3
4000 CARMAN DR   G101$248,900$260,00022869CONDO4
4644 LOWER DR, Upper Lvl$260,000$285,00021.11170CONDO5
578 2ND ST$539,900$539,90022.11361PLNCOMM6
853 E AVE$650,000$650,00021750DETACHD6
2679 GLEN EAGLES RD$729,900$702,000332378DETACHD277
18975 OLSON AVE$600,000$736,000633569DETACHD5
33 TOUCHSTONE$699,900$770,000543854DETACHD5
4749 BLACK FOREST CT$715,000$775,00042.12255DETACHD5
5796 BAY POINT DR$775,000$843,00042.12399DETACHD2
16631 FORD PL$899,900$920,00042.13180DETACHD4
4184 VIRGINIA WAY$849,900$976,000421700DETACHD5
2240 RIDGEWOOD RD$939,000$1,075,00043.12777DETACHD2
100 GARIBALDI ST$1,175,000$1,210,00053.24572DETACHD3
15420 BOONES WAY$1,345,000$1,325,00032.13364ATTACHD43
419 7TH ST$1,350,000$1,350,00042.12813DETACHD11
17010 Canal CIR$1,595,000$1,665,00043.13746DETACHD
1947 Summit DR$1,795,000$1,716,00045.15570DETACHD150
16655 MAPLE CIR$3,498,000$3,170,00033.13100DETACHD0

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.

Tree City USA

This year is the 32nd year that Lake Oswego has maintained the designation of “Tree City USA”. To have this designation a city must maintain four standards: have a Tree Board that brings together Parks, Recreation, and a Natural Resources Advisory Board; have a tree ordinance; spend a minimum of $2 per capita on urban forest management; and proclaim and celebrate Arbor Day annually.

Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, and April is Arbor Month. There are numerous ways that Lake Oswego is celebrating.

Tree Pruning Workshop

April 24th, 10am to 12pm, at the Pavilion at Foothills Park. Due to covid, attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Pruning and maintaining trees is crucial, not just for the health of the tree, but truly for the safety of the home. Our big ice storm last month was a perfect example. Lake Oswego has lots and lots of trees. That ice storm took down so many limbs and many of those limbs were distructive to property, not to mention the power outages. At my home, we had an arborist clean up our trees about 5 years ago. I have 5 huge trees on my property. In the ice storm, not one limb came down. Not one. To register for this workshop telephone 503-635-0290 or email planning@lakeoswego.city. The class is free

Lake Grove Swim Park

Gnomes in Nature

Gnomes are being hidden at three parks: Foothills, River Run, and Stevens Meadows. The gnomes have names: Blossom, Greenie, and Oak. Between now and October get out to enjoy the parks and when you find a gnome, take your picture with the gnome and post it to social media using the hashtag #LOparksgnomes. Each time you post this hashtag you will be entered into a contest to win your very own gnome. Did you know that LO has over 460 acres of natural park areas? Visit lo-stewardship.org for park locations, gnome clues, and to learn more about each gnome.

Heritage Trees

Lake Oswego has annually been designating trees as “Heritage Trees” for 40 years. They are magnificent and each year when a tree is designated I like to go and see it. Most are on private property, so viewing them is done from the street, but wow, they are gorgeous. This years tree is a 55′ tall Japanese Zelkova that measures 6′ 10″ in circumference and has a crown with a 60′ spread. It is located at 3209 Lake Grove Blvd. To see a complete list of the Heritage Trees and where they are located, visit lakeoswego.city/planning/heritage-tree-program.

I honestly think that people move to Oregon, not just Lake Oswego, because they love the natural beauty and being in the outdoors. We’re now moving into the time of year when going outside is such a pleasure! I’m proud that my city, Lake Oswego, knows this and values its natural resources. Three cheers for LO and Tree City USA!

Dianne

Market Activity ~ March 22-28, 2021

Last week, Lake Oswego had 8 properties enter the market, 22 move to Pending status, and 18 Close. Currently there are 74 lovely homes available on the market!

The following is the activity according to RMLS:

NEW March 22-28, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
5316 LOWER DR$699,00032.12016DETACHD
282 ASH ST$780,00042.12791DETACHD
4750 UPPER DR$1,149,00053.13091DETACHD
885 10TH ST$1,150,00042.12633DETACHD
18958 BRYANT RD$1,199,90042.13178DETACHD
2065 RIDGE POINTE DR$1,495,000544790DETACHD
16847 GREENBRIER RD$2,700,00032.12360DETACHD
1745 SOUTHSHORE BLVD$3,495,00044.15545DETACHD

PENDING March 22-28, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
47 EAGLE CREST DR, #51$180,00011670CONDO13
22 OSWEGO SMT / Grnd$189,90011764CONDO2
125 OSWEGO SMT / Lower$198,00011764CONDO3
6310 BURMA RD$499,00031.11052DETACHD7
4185 CHILDS RD$535,00031.11175DETACHD5
4555 WILDWOOD ST$650,000321565DETACHD6
4917 MULHOLLAND DR$678,00022.12403ATTACHD10
33 TOUCHSTONE$699,900543854DETACHD5
28 MORNINGVIEW CIR$730,00033.12895DETACHD15
692 2ND ST$759,900312140DETACHD17
2941 SW ORCHARD HILL PL$784,90053.13446DETACHD4
545 RIDGEWAY RD$818,00032.12110DETACHD3
2552 PALISADES CREST DR$975,00042.13176DETACHD12
19230 BRYANT RD$1,060,00084.53441DETACHD289
144 LEONARD ST$1,279,00043.13552DETACHD6
15003 TWIN FIR RD$1,295,00043.12941DETACHD7
19305 HILL TOP RD$1,375,00043.15116DETACHD208
17990 RIDGE LAKE DR$1,445,00053.13897DETACHD21
1799 ATHERTON DR$1,629,00055.16280DETACHD10
13217 AMBER PL, #1$1,849,00043.13861DETACHD402
16777 PHANTOM BLUFF CT$1,995,00042.25045DETACHD14
1300 FOREST MEADOWS WAY$4,098,00054.25974DETACHD46

SOLD March 22-28, 2021

AddressOpening PriceClosed Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
5057 FOOTHILLS DR / Upper$335,000$345,000221252CONDO3
72 GREENRIDGE CT$425,000$425,000331824ATTACHD3
1790 CONIFER DR$539,000$520,000211003DETACHD13
5091 TUALATA LN$625,000$702,500321500DETACHD6
5172 GREENSBOROUGH CT$739,000$724,00042.12184DETACHD102
2 MOZARTEUM CT$744,900$780,00042.12192DETACHD5
18018 GIMLEY CT$820,000$859,000433637DETACHD2
13983 WESTCOTT CT$898,900$925,00042.12792DETACHD4
2574 PALISADES CREST DR$975,000$935,00052.24563DETACHD22
13204 DEERFIELD CT$1,050,000$1,030,00042.13406DETACHD4
3815 SOUTHSHORE BLVD$875,000$1,067,000422638DETACHD4
116 MIDDLECREST RD$1,390,000$1,225,000432545DETACHD38
17680 Stafford RD$1,299,000$1,317,00052.13804DETACHD185
639 CARRERA LN$1,350,000$1,320,00043.14447DETACHD16
4288 LAKEVIEW BLVD$1,250,000$1,487,000322016DETACHD5
892 8TH ST$1,450,000$1,515,00043.12872DETACHD7
17313 BLUE HERON RD$1,998,500$1,892,50043.13454DETACHD431
2950 Lakeview BLVD$3,100,000$2,450,00043.14299DETACHD190

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 March 15-21, 2021

Inventory is beginning to pick up and the real estate activity in Lake Oswego last week was quite balanced. We had 18 properties come onto the market, 17 move into pending status, and 17 sold/closed listings. So good to see the inventory picking up!

See below for RMLS data

New on the market March 15-21, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
86 Kingsgate Rd A202Condo$246,00022849
6310 Burma RdDetached$499,00031.51052
5850 Kenny StDetached$515,000221172
4185 Childs RdDetached$535,00031.51175
4917 Mulholland DrAttached$678,00022.52403
33 Touchstone Detached$699,900543854
17608 Sydni CtAttached$699,90052.52455
12444 Orchard Hill RdDetached$825,000322519
1720 Yarmouth CirDetached$599,00032.52020
10 Yorick StDetached$925,00053.54023
4431 Bernard STDetached$1,149,000432840
17649 Woodhurst PlDetached$1,250,00064.55669
15003 Twin Fir RdDetached$1,295,00043.52941
19201 Maree CtDetached$1,300,00052.54290
554 4th StAttached$1,449,00044.5+.53376
1799 Atherton DrDetached$1,629,00055.56280
17190 Wall StDetached$2,140,00054.5+.56702
17930 Kelok RdDetached$2,750,00043.5+.54481

Pending sales March 15-21, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
4 Touchstone #112Condo$219,90032.51351178
4000 Carman Dr E82Condo$248,000218273
48 Eagle Crest Dr 5FCondo$249,900221370197
3950 Carman DrCondo$345,00022.5110110
16051 Pearcy CtDetached$529,0003212244
63 Tanglewood DrDetached$625,0004328193
1858 Southshore BlvdDetached$650,0004220976
3460 Lake Grove AveDetached$685,00022.516162
1820 Southshore BlvdDetached$700,0003324034
14221 Dolph CtDetached$755,00032.520815
16631 Ford PlDetached$899,90042.531804
18050 Tualata AveDetached$915,00042.528354
17521 Lake Haven DrDetached$1,200,00042.532476
4288 Lakeview BlvdDetached$1,250,0003220165
15420 Boones WayAttached$1,345,00032.5336443
3700 Marquis CtDetached$1,499,90042.544312
5740 Childs RdDetached$1,550,00053551924

Sold/Closed Properties March 15-21, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
100 Kerr Pkwy #5Condo$169,000$165,900617171
4 Touchstone #63Condo$195,000$200,0009841
3930 Lake Grove Ave 1BCondo$215,000$210,00095611
668 McVey Ave #44Condo$229,000$215,00063680
5804 Kennycroft WayDetached$504,900$586,00010084
1538 Pine StDetached$515,000$607,30015753
876 Sunny Hill DrDetached$850,000$827,50021644
19125 35th PlDetached$1,175,000$1,114,9005153257
6485 Mission CtDetached$1,165,000$1,189,000313367
16233 Bonaire AveDetached$1,395,000$1,395,00034601
4160 Lakeview BlvdDetached$1,539,000$1,530,0003904363
5775 Dogwood DrDetached$1,679,000$1,679,0004003$3
13701 Knaus RdDetached$1,849,000$1,773,00057302
13585 Goodall RdDetached$1,900,000$1,850,000428218
907 Terrace DrDetached$3,000,000$2,675,0007296128
4321 Southshore BlvdDetached$4,200,000$3,750,00067310
1527 Lake Front RdDetached$3,999,000$3,85072201512

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 ~ Feb 2021 Numbers

Here is your wider Portland Market Report according to RMLS data, with overall Neighborhood changes and Lake Oswego data broken out below.

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data February 2021:           Inventory is holding steady with one month of supply available.  Competition is heavy, though we finally see more properties hitting the market now in March, which should alleviate that a little.  Competition pushes prices up as you can see in the Neighborhood Report below comparing January & February prices. Rolling 12-month Appreciation rates in all areas are up.

Mortgage rates will be rising inspired by the economy’s steady recovery. Today’s rates are hovering around 3% or a little higher based on a number of factors, but most can “buy the rate down” a bit & get it lowered. My trusted Mortgage Advisors can give you  more info.      

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

  • There were 2,474 New Listings in Feb 2021 decreased  10.3% from Feb of 2020’s 2,759  and also dropped 4.1% from the previous month/January’s 2,579.
  • At 1,978, Feb 2021’s Closed Sales are up 4.3% from Feb 2020’s 1,897, and also up 7.1% from the previous month/January’s total of 1,847
  • At 2,208, Feb 2021’s Pending Sales are down 15% from Feb 2020’s 2,598, and also down 11.5% from the previous month/January’s total of 2,496.
  • The Average Sale Price in Feb 2021 of $542,000 is up $84,100 from last year/Feb 2020’s $457,900, and up $27,300. from the previous month/January’s $514,700.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Feb 2021 of $470,100 rose $63,100 from last year/Feb 2020’s $407,000, and also increased 10,100 from the previous month/January’s $460,000.

                                        LAKE OSWEGO

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for  the month of February 2021 reported:

  • 82 Active Listings (Jan 84)
  • 97 New Listings    (Jan 112)
  • 92 Pending Sales  (Jan 121)
  • 92 Closed Sales    (Jan 97)
  • Average Sale Price for Feb: $876,900  (Jan $812,700)
    • 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.
  •  77 Average Days on the Market   (Jan 46)

This Week In Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego is always chock full of all kinds of activities for its residents. Its really a marvel how for so many years such discerning attention is placed on producing a truly diverse array of programs for young, old and all interests. They are mostly virtual now for health & safety reasons, but some safe outdoor & distanced options are also peppered in there. Soon we’ll see the outdoor concerts return!

Here are my picks for what[s happening this week:

Mon, March 8, 2021- 7:15-7:45PM –  How to Train Your Cat ~ Believe it or not cats can be trained! (they say… ; ) Every Monday/12 and up. Online – More Info & Registration:  CLICK HERE

Tues, March 9 2021– 1:15-2:15PM –  Gentle Yoga ~ Join this virtual class that repeats every Tuesday – More Info & Registration:  CLICK HERE

Wed, March 10, 2021– 8:00AM – 10:00PM –  Author/Fan Face-Off! ~ Each week, in this video series, a student will go head to head on 10 trivia questions from one of a featured author’s favorite books. This week the guest author is Varian Johnson and the featured book is The Great Green Heist Online – For More Info:  CLICK HERE

Thurs, March 11, 2021– 6:00-7:30PM –  Whole House Organizing~ Each week on Thursdays, Kaye Silver teaches participants to organize one category of household item, such as clothes. The following week participants share their results and learn about the next category, such as memorabilia. Online – More Info & Registration:  CLICK HERE

Fri, March 12, 2021– 8:15AM-10:15PM –  Essay Contest Deadline: Refugee & Immigrant Experience ~ 2021‌ ‌MINORU‌ ‌YASUI‌ ‌STUDENT‌ ‌CONTEST‌ ‌ “If‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌suffering‌ ‌or‌ ‌pain‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌unfairly‌ ‌imposed‌ ‌upon‌ ‌anyone,‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌my‌ ‌duty,‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌your‌ ‌duty‌ ‌to‌ ‌try‌ ‌to‌ ‌alleviate‌ ‌it,‌ ‌because‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌in‌ ‌which‌ ‌we‌ ‌gain‌ ‌a‌ ‌better‌ ‌life‌ ‌for‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌us.” —‌ ‌Minoru‌ ‌Yasui‌ . The‌ ‌Minoru‌ ‌Yasui‌ ‌Student‌ ‌Contest‌ ‌is‌ ‌proud‌ ‌to‌ ‌announce‌ ‌its‌ ‌2021‌ ‌essay‌ ‌competition‌ ‌on‌ ‌Refugee‌ ‌and‌ ‌Immigrant‌ ‌‌E‌xperiences.‌  ‌We‌ ‌celebrate‌ ‌the‌ ‌ideas‌ ‌and‌ ‌opinions‌ ‌of‌ ‌students‌ ‌in‌ ‌grades‌ ‌6‌ through‌ ‌12‌ ‌and‌ ‌challenge‌ ‌them‌ ‌to‌ ‌write‌ ‌an‌ ‌original‌ ‌and‌ ‌thoughtful‌ ‌essay‌ ‌exploring‌ ‌refugee‌ ‌or immigrant‌ ‌experiences.‌  Online – More Info & Registration: CLICK HERE

Sat, March 13, 2021– 9:00AM-9:30AM –  Saturday Sing-A-Long ~ Ages 3-5 sing their favorite Disney, folk & popular songs every Saturday! Online – More Info & Registration: CLICK HERE

Sun, March 14, 2021– 10:00AM-12:00PM –  Stewardship Work Party at Woodmont Park ~ Plant native species in this new park with Friends of Woodmont Park!  More Info & Registration: CLICK HERE

Market Activity ~ Feb 22-28, 2021

Last week we saw only 5 properties enter the market, 13 moved to Pending status and 20 Sold/Closed. There are 66 fabulous properties available right now in Lake Oswego! The market is very tight. This is the time of year we start to see properties hit the market so time will tell if we’ve got a wave of properties coming up, but for now, rates are low & inching higher… its a good time to call a skilled Realtor to help you secure a home. Dianne and I are always a phone, text or email away.

Here is the latest overview of activity in Lake Oswego according to RMLS:

NEW Feb 22-28, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
41 GREENRIDGE CT$415,00032.11652ATTACHD
668 MCVEY AVE  #33$499,00021852CONDO
17994 SAINT CLAIR DR$989,00042.13689DETACHD
5740 SW CHILDS RD$1,550,000535519DETACHD
15780 TWIN FIR RD$2,975,00044.14270DETACHD

Pending Feb 22-28, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
4 TOUCHSTONE   #63$195,00022984CONDO1
1225 LEE ST$520,00031.11056DETACHD80
4832 REDWING WAY$599,900321472DETACHD3
17614 SCHALIT WAY$650,000321561DETACHD3
5172 GREENSBOROUGH CT$719,00042.12184DETACHD102
18 HOTSPUR ST$750,000422025DETACHD5
13983 WESTCOTT CT$898,90042.12792DETACHD4
2240 RIDGEWOOD RD$939,00043.12777DETACHD2
17311 CANYON DR$1,079,000635376DETACHD35
116 MIDDLECREST RD$1,290,000432545DETACHD38
419 7TH ST$1,350,00042.12813DETACHD11
667 LAKE BAY CT$1,899,90043.13616DETACHD36
1890 TWIN POINTS RD$2,650,00043.14274DETACHD535

Sold Feb 22-28, 2021

AddressOpening PriceClosed Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
45 EAGLE CREST DR  #210$199,000$198,00011780CONDO23
3812 BOTTICELLI ST$319,995$310,000321194CONDO41
241 CERVANTES   Upper$400,000$405,000221382CONDO3
17095 WESTVIEW DR$649,000$575,000433356DETACHD90
1238 LAUREL ST$524,900$600,000321485DETACHD2
6210 CHILDS RD$699,000$710,000321433DETACHD2
1202 SPRUCE ST$735,000$735,00022.11706DETACHD84
6126 SW Frost LN$759,000$745,000532497DETACHD41
5185 WOODCREST LN$835,000$825,00032.12554DETACHD33
4850 LOWER DR$825,000$825,000432700DETACHD11
5173 WOODCREST LN$850,000$905,000533220DETACHD2
5513 RACHEL LN$1,049,000$1,030,00042.13335DETACHD29
17196 KELOK RD$1,199,000$1,050,00053.14384DETACHD169
3600 PIPER CT$1,050,000$1,110,00053.14549DETACHD4
1156 CHERRY LN$1,345,000$1,175,00053.14084DETACHD79
2120 GLENMORRIE DR$1,298,000$1,298,00043.14293DETACHD125
701 4TH ST$1,499,000$1,450,00032.12913DETACHD43
17495 KELOK RD$1,600,000$1,475,00032.13282DETACHD101
1188 CHERRY CIR$2,198,000$2,050,00056.18772DETACHD550
16649 MAPLE CIR$3,095,000$2,730,875432714DETACHD154

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.

Let’s Talk Trees

Trees have been the focus of my attention lately. This is because two weeks ago Lake Oswego had a big ice storm and a neighbors unkept trees dropped limbs onto power lines that caused a power outage at my house. It lasted 3 days. Of course this was not uncommon. At one point Portland Gas and Electric had power outages at over 300,000 homes in the metro area. Many were without power for longer than 3 days, so my intention here is not to complain about my personal experience. Instead, it has me thinking about the importance of paying attention to the trees in your yard.

Get them inspected

When buying a home, if the house has large trees in the yard, get them inspected. Most home inspectors only inspect the house itself. They don’t inspect the trees. A good home inspector will make the suggestion that you get the trees inspected, but many don’t. You should not take it for granted that trees are trees and no big deal. In particular, are any of the trees unhealthy? Are any of the trees unstable? Removing a big tree can be expensive. If this is something that can be learned up front, before you buy the house, it is something that can be negotiated as part of the purchase.

Trees need to be maintained

Once you own a home, maintain your trees by hiring an arborist every five years of so to go through your trees and take out dead limbs and prune to maintain health. My husband and I have done this. We have four HUGE fir tress and one HUGE English walnut tree. When we first bought our home I would occassionally sleep downstairs, not in my bedroom, if there was a big wind storm. Then one day while gardening, out of the blue, a big limb came down not too far from where I was standing. There’s a reason that these limbs are called widow makers. They are big and heavy and could really hurt a person. This was my wake up call that it was time to become friends with an arborist.

Since we have had our trees cleaned up, not one big limb has randomly fallen in our yard and no limbs have fallen during wind or ice storms. It is money well spent and gives tremendous peace of mind.

This brings me back to the recent ice storm. How I wish my neighbor was taking better care of his/her trees! Be a good neighbor and be a responsible tree owner.

I hope that you find this information helpful. Feel free to reach out to either Linda or myself if you have any questions about real estate and home ownership.

Dianne

News & Notes ~ Jan 2021 Numbers

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Portland Area Market Data Jan 2021: 

The big story in January is that our Inventory increased from .8 to 1.0 months of supply. If you  think that’s not much, you’re right! We continue to be at record lows in available homes. Last year in January we had 2.2 months of Inventory, which was low. The previous year (Jan 2019) we had 3.3 months of Inventory. So, the field is still competitive out there which means it is a terrific time to sell a home and if you’re buying, rates are still low hovering around 3.125, so better not to wait!

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

  • There were 2,579 New Listings in Jan 2021 decreased  6.4% from Jan of 2020’s 2,754, and increased 48.2% from the previous month/Dec’s 1,740.
  • At 1,847, Jan 2021’s Closed Sales are up 11.1% from Jan 2020’s 1,663, and down 33.8% from the previous month/Dec 2020’s total of 2,789
  • At 2,496, Jan 2021’s Pending Sales are up 9.9% from Jan 2020’s 2,271, and also up 24.6% from the previous month/Dec 2020’s total of 2,003.
  • The Average Sale Price in Jan 2021 of $514,700 is up $51,700 from last year/Jan 2020’s $463,000, and up $700. from the previous month/Dec 2020’s $514,000.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price  (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Jan 2021 of $460,000 rose from last year/Jan 2020’s $406,000 by $54,000, and decreased 5,000 from the previous month/Dec 2020’s $455,000

LAKE OSWEGO

The combined areas of Lake Oswego and West Linn  for  the month of January 2021 reported:

  • 84 Active Listings (Dec 114)
  • 112 New Listings    (Dec 73)
  •  121 Pending Sales (Dec 110)
  •   92 Closed Sales    (Dec 137)
  • Average Sale Price for Jan: $812,700  (Dec $845,700)
    • 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.
  •  46 Average Days on the Market   (Dec 60)