Tinseltown Trolley

The Lake Oswego Trolley is a favorite of mine. The trolley runs from State Street, along the Willamette River to the South waterfront in Portland. It’s a blast! One year, I packed a picnic and took my Mom for a trolley ride for her birthday.

The scenery is lovely. It meanders along through Dunthorpe ( a gorgeous neighborhood!) and has expansive views of the river. There is also a long tunnel that is pitch dark inside, except for the lights of the trolley.

This year the trolley is offering a Tinseltown experience. The event is December 10, 11, and 12. Departure times vary with 3 rides on Friday the 10th, 6 on Saturday the 11th. and 6 on Sunday the 12th. The cost is $20 for adults and $17 for youth (0-17). The trolley is decorated for the season and there is a special guest on board from the North Pole. For more details, click here.

What a fun holiday event for everyone!

Seasons greetings, and, as always, thanks for reading the blotter.

Dianne

Market Activity Nov 20-26, 2021

Real estate took a back seat to Thanksgiving last week with only 4 new listings, 13 pending sales and 8 closed/sold properties.

See below for RMLS details.

New on the Market Nov 20-26, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
4083 Jefferson PkwyCondo$366,900221202
871 Country Club RdDetached$625,00031.51449
4080 Coltsfoot LnDetached$899,90042.52884
312 9th StDetached$1,650,00032.52686

Pending Sales Nov 20-26, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
156 Ridgeway RdCondo$429,00032.51758174
5077 W Sunset DrAttached$500,00022.5172047
5020 Jean RdDetached$599,0003218373
16989 Tualatin StDetached$650,00032.5149129
1407 Greentree CircleDetached$835,00042.522013
5431 Bonita RdDetached$859,00043278415
4939 Hampton CtDetached$875,00042.5297162
365 3rd StAttached$899,00033.521543
770 5th StDetached$975,00033.531805
17288 Blue Heron RdDetached$1,200,00042.54128405
14405 Pfeifer DrDetached$1,250,0005338534
1300 Tyndall CtDetached$1,299,95054.538667
4247 Lords LnDetached$2,275,00043.5378557

Sold/Closed Nov 20-26, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FeetDOM
5051 Foothills Dr DCondo$340,000$330,39599114
3433 McNary Pkwy #804Condo$329,000$337,00011363
239 CervantesCondo$399,000$367,500110048
14798 Davis LnAttached$590,000$595,10016983
32 Aquinas StDetached$600,000$657,0101,5962
18470 Ray Ridge DrDetached$1,350,000$1,295,0004329136
18939 Palisades Lake CtDetached$1,499,000$1,535,000457034

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 ~ Nov 15-21, 2021

Last week we saw 7 properties enter the market, 22 move to Pending status and 20 Closed/Sold. Right now there are 60 beautiful homes available in Lake Oswego.

Here is the breakdown:

NEW Nov 15-21, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp Type
871 COUNTRY CLUB RD$215,00011600CONDO
2991 DELLWOOD DR$499,00032.11844CONDO
45 EAGLE CREST DR #316$580,000421546DETACHD
21 D AVE  #4$625,00031.11449DETACHD
2305 GLEN HAVEN RD$1,425,00042.24308DETACHD
4325 SILVER CT / Upper$2,067,00022.12431CONDO
6050 FERNBROOK ST$2,275,000543632DETACHD

PENDING Nov 15-21, 2021

AddressList Price# Beds# BathsTotal SFProp TypeCDOM
7155 CHILDS RD / Grnd$278,00021916CONDO4
1400 BONNIEBRAE DR / Main$425,00021890CONDO7
71 KINGSGATE RD$595,00032.11727DETACHD2
5020 JEAN RD$599,000321837DETACHD3
16989 TUALATIN ST$650,00032.11491DETACHD50
1695 MEADOWS DR$698,000432219DETACHD6
74 CONDOLEA WAY$699,000332965CONDO51
1335 LAUREL ST$699,000311898DETACHD62
326 LAKE BAY CT$820,000321427DETACHD3
129 DEL PRADO ST$829,00042.12622DETACHD2
16510 MAPLE CIR$899,00042.12295DETACHD101
223 Cornell CT$965,00053.13756DETACHD10
3777 RIVERS EDGE DR$1,095,00042.12875DETACHD6
16164 PARKER RD  #2$1,098,00032.12091DETACHD57
18168 WESTMINSTER DR$1,099,00053.14220DETACHD5
828 7TH ST$1,250,000342418DETACHD4
16164 PARKER RD  #1$1,395,000543257DETACHD79
17912 KELOK RD$1,650,000533218DETACHD19
17908 BLUE HERON DR$1,799,000344172DETACHD4
2245 GLEN HAVEN RD$1,950,000443830DETACHD9
6720 CHILDS RD$2,395,00044.16898DETACHD64
637 ENGLEWOOD DR$2,825,00073.14231DETACHD19

SOLD Nov 15-21, 2021

AddressOpeningClosedBedsBathsSFProp TypeDays
316 CERVANTES CIR  #316 $      220,000 $     225,00021832CONDO13
29 CRESTFIELD CT/ Grnd $      249,900 $     232,00022989CONDO357
350 CERVANTES CIRb#1E $      259,900 $     249,50021.1912CONDO10
28 AQUINAS ST $      529,000 $     539,000321960DETACHD6
18840 SW 65TH AVE $      549,000 $     549,00032.11634DETACHD34
5944 BURMA RD $      629,000 $     675,000321409DETACHD4
4191 SOUTHSHORE BLVD $      699,000 $     705,000421361DETACHD5
4322 COLLINS WAY $      765,500 $     727,000532112DETACHD36
17226 MARJORIE AVE $      684,900 $     750,000321782DETACHD3
603 ATWATER RD $      924,900 $     850,00053.13430DETACHD73
4705 LAKEVIEW BLVD $      875,000 $     874,00032.12700DETACHD41
17555 ERIN CT $      969,000 $     910,000433156DETACHD17
3211 WESTVIEW CT $  1,150,000 $ 1,150,00043.13325DETACHD20
14322 EDENBERRY DR $  1,295,000 $ 1,230,00042.13262DETACHD31
7 GARIBALDI ST $  1,450,000 $ 1,450,00043.16303DETACHD85
860 SKYLAND DR $  1,299,000 $ 1,460,000433527DETACHD4
9 HIDALGO ST $  1,400,000 $ 1,500,00043.35713DETACHD4
792 2ND ST $  1,650,000 $ 1,670,000432786DETACHD8
14034 TAYLORS CREST LN $  1,685,000 $ 1,685,00053.24007DETACHD0
13710 KNAUS RD $  2,990,000 $ 2,950,00044.25780DETACHD0
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.

Worshipping options in and near Lake Oswego

I once worked with a family who was being transferred from another part of the country. One of the first questions that I was asked was, does it matter what church you belong to? It was the one and only time that I’ve ever gotten that question. And it’s a fair question.

My answer was then, and still is today, no. There is no social pressure to be affliated with an organized faith group. However, there are quite a few worship options should you be inclined to want to join one.

Lake Oswego has 25 christian churches, including a Mormon Temple. There is also a Jewish Synagogue. 2 miles South of Lake Oswego is the Cambodian Buddhist Society. Within 5 miles of Lake Oswego there is a Hindu Temple and 3 more Jewish Synagogues.

I hope you find this information helpful, and, as always, thank you for reading the blotter.

Dianne

News & Notes ~ October 2021 Numbers

Here is your look at what’s been happening in the overall Portland area including individual areas of the metro, and with Lake Oswego broken out below:

Overview/Fluctuations ~  Market Data Oct 2021:                                                                                            We’re definitely watching the typical fall/winter slowdown across the board, BUT, in general we’re seeing improvements over the same 10-month period in 2020. Inventory which had started to rise slowly but steadily did take another slight dip in October. Listings increased 6.6% over 2020 during this time period, Pending Sales rose 9.0% and Closed Sales were up by 12.5%.

Rates: “Rates are at around 3.25% right now, however we are seeing continued upward pressure as the Federal Reserve takes steps to combat inflation.”     Gary Boyer, Regional VP, Directors Mortgage                                                                                                                    

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

  • There were 3,232 New Listings in Oct 2021, down 8.1% from Oct 2020’s 3,515 and also down 14.0% from the previous month/Sept’s 3,760.
  • At 3,129, Oct 2021’s Closed Sales are down 0.8% from Oct 2020’s 3,155, and also down 1.2% from the previous month/Sept’s total of 3,167
  • At 3,187, Oct 2021’s Pending Sales decreased 0.4% from Oct 2020’s 3,199, and increased 0.5% from the previous month/Sept’s total of 3,170.
  • The Average Sale Price in Oct 2021 of $575,200 is up $58,700 from last year/Oct 2020’s $516,500, and up $3,700. from the previous month/Sept’s $571,500.   
  • The “Median” Sale Price (the price smack dab in the middle of all sales) in Oct 2021 of $516,000 rose $56,000 from last year/Oct 2020’s $460,000, and was also up $6,000 from the previous month/Sept’s $510,000.

LAKE OSWEGO:

138 Active Listings (Sep 154)
146 New Listings    (Sep178)
152 Pending Sales (Sep 170)
142 Closed Sales    (Sep 168)
Average Sale Price for Sept: $853,200 (Sep $975,700)
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.
 27 Days on the Market   (Sep 24)

Market Activity Nov 8-15, 2021

The market is moving right along. I feel like the 12 new listings, 19 pending sales, and 16 closed sales is actually pretty active for the holiday season. People buying or selling this week are hoping to be moved before Christmas. Timing is pretty motivating.

See below for RMLS data

New on the Market Nov-15, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
58 Galen StCondo$224,90011689
7155 Childs RdCondo$278,00021916
572 S State St 8CCondo$324,90021914
1400 Bonniebrae DrCondo$425,00021890
1695 Meadows DrDetached$698,000432219
3777 Rivers Edge DrDetached$1,095,00042.52875
18168 Westminster DrDetached$1,099,00053.54220
17908 Blue Heron DrDetached$1,799,000344172
752 8th StDetached$1,877,00053.54032
2245 Glen Haven RdDetached$1,950,000443830
17367 Lake Haven DrDetached$2,849,000434225
14655 Uplands DrDetached$3,300,00054.55000

Pending Sales Nov 8-14, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
4 Touchstone #78Condo$216,99932.5135130
204 CervantesCondo$305,00031.511383
4000 Carman Dr B23Condo$307,500228663
4429 Thunder Vista LnCondo$459,90022.5200281
17347 Ashley CtAttached$650,00042.521175
5352 Kenny StDetached$665,0003215966
3225 Tempest DrDetached$799,00032.5223112
1638 Pine StDetached$800,0004331054
14145 Redwood CtDetached$825,0004325195
755 Ellis AveDetached$829,0005222485
507 Ash StDetached$849,0005446663
6073 Carman DrDetached$899,90032.5275154
890 Devon LnDetached$999,90043.528267
1844 Oak Knoll CtDetached$1,125,00032.5302825
5492 Yorkshire PlDetached$1,130,00042.524624
19317 Lorna LnDetached$1,599,00054.54634186
1155 Crestline CtDetached$2,095,00054.5743817
2101 Wembley Park RdDetached$2,750,00054.5471019
736 Southview RdDetached$4,195,00043.5+.546396

Sold/Closed Nov 8-14, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FeetDOM
210 S State St #9Condo$525,000$526,000164219
7 St Helens CircleDetached$599,000$600,000127515
4455 Chapman WayDetached$726,000$718,000226215
15450 Partridge DrDetached$800,000$795,00026244
1631 Ash StDetached$750,000$795,0002,2273
12751 Sierra Vista DrDetached$799,900$865,00020974
2915 Dellwood DrDetached$899,900$890,00036908
6413 McDuff CtDetached$1,035,000$1,055,000309137
5532 Bay Creek DrDetached$995,000$1,100,00028693
13280 Sandalwood CtDetached$1,050,000$1,101,00030805
16645 Fir LnDetached$1,100,000$1,290,00030666
17975 Ridge Lake DrDetached$1,199,000$1,350,00028352
18365 SW 65th AveDetached$1,290,000$1,375,000333122
3411 Lake Grove AveDetached$1,675,000$1,590,680443447
3330 Cedar CtDetached$1,649,000$1,625,000446712
1051 Forest Meadows WayDetached$4,149,000$3,850,000559763

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.

Fill a Stocking

For more than 20 years the City of Lake Oswego has participated in Fill a Stocking. This is a county-wide event and the premise is easy.

Christmas stocking and toys over rustic wooden background

A large group of volunteers hand makes stockings that are available at City Hall. Simply drop by 380 A Avenue to collect a stocking. Then fill it up with much-needed items and special gifts. Then return it to City Hall once it is filled. These stockings are distrubuted throughout Clackamas County and are given to families, seniors, teens, and the homeless. For many, it is the only holiday gift that they will receive.

The city is also accepting donations of coats, gloves, food, and new unwrapped toys. For additional information, please call the Public Information Office at 503-635-0257.

I know it is not yet Christmas or Hanukkah, but if you are like me, you’re a planner. The holidays are hectic and I like to get ahead with some proper prior planning.

Thank you for helping those in need,

Dianne

Market Activity Report Oct 25-31, 2021

Last week in Lake Oswego we had 6 new listings, 16, pending sales, and 23 sold/closed transactions. I feel that the day after Halloween is the start of the holiday season. Houses still go onto the market, and buyers continue to pursue buying homes, it’s just at a slower scale.

See below for RMLS data

Market Activity Oct 25-31, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
3225 Tempest DrDetached$799,000322231
17912 Kelok RdDetached$1,650,000533218
3220 South Shore BlvdAttached$1,850,000443629
637 Englewood DrDetached$2,825,00073.54231
13078 Fielding RdDetached$3,498,000433936
18015 Cardinal DrDetached$3,749,00043.5+.53881

Pending sales Oct 25-31, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
14798 Davis LnAttached$590,00022.516983
7 Saint Helens CircleDetached$599,0002212753
17226 Marjorie AveDetached$684,9003217823
1648 Ash StDetached$725,00032187743
4322 Collins WayDetached$760,00053211214
12751 Sierra Vista DrDetached$799,9003220974
2227 Hillside DrDetached$849,0004330035
17555 Erin CtDetached$949,00043315617
5287 Sunset DrDetached$985,0004329094
18 TouchstoneDetached$1,050,00054.5437818
17226 Lowenberg TerraceDetached$1,775,00053.5+.535968
567 10th StDetached$1,785,00043.547065
17301 Bergis Farm DrDetached$1,999,00043.54737188
16737 Pacific HwyDetached$2,195,000444340132
2101 Wembley Park RdDetached$2,750,00054.547104
4105 Upper DrDetached$3,250,00053.549674

Sold/Closed Oct 25-31, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
4 Touchstone #137Condo$208,500$203,5009844
108 Oswego SummitCondo$199,900$218,50076445
44 Eagle Crest Dr #20Condo$230,000$220,00090856
15938 Quarry Rd 3ACondo$259,900$263,0009884
53 Galen StCondo$264,900$264,90098925
86 Kingsgate Rd A101Condo$265,000$265,0008497
5225 Jean Rd #203Condo$359,900$350,0001400117
3101 McNary Pksy #6Attached$415,000$395,000188425
14 Wheatherstone #7Condo$499,900$500,00016922
29 Greentree CtCondo$575,000$605,00016271
1704 Meadows DrDetached$750,000$775,0001,9564
4377 Chapman WayDetached$729,000$815,00029506
4830 Dawn StDetached$825,000$825,00030905
5480 Siletz CtDetached$749,000$835,00014902
102 Garibaldi StDetached$849,000$880,00037247
5923 Bay Point DrDetached$925,000$892,500318742
3001 Southshore BlvdDetached$1,298,000$1,060,000320155
14527 Pfeifer WayDetached$1,250,000$1,250,000380314
3973 Childs RdDetached$1,250,000$1,295,25038612
118 Cornell CtDetached$1,399,000$1,296,90046634
3000 Upper DrDetached$1,000,000$1,390,00028514
791 Briercliff LnDetached$1,685,000$1,575,0002232146
13598 Goodall RdDetached$1,989,000$1,700,0003573151

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.

This Week in Lake Oswego

Here are my picks for things to do this week either online or in person:

Mon, Nov 1, 2021 – 8:00AM-9:00PMStory Line Recordings~ Listen to poetry and short stories anytime! dial 503-636-7628 and press 6 More Info:  CLICK HERE

Tues, Nov 2, 2021 **Daily Through Nov 30th, 2021 – 10:00AM-7:00PMNative American Heritage STEM Kit Giveaway! ~ Explore traditional Native American technologies, visit with an archaeologist, and try out hands-on engineering challenges! Come to the Children’s Library to pick up a take-and-make activity kit while supplies last.- More Info & Registration:  CLICK HERE

Wed, Nov 3, 2021 – 10:00AMThe Waldo Project~ “The Waldo Project” is a collaboration between the Lake Oswego Public Library, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Oswego(link is external) and Hunger Fighters Oregon. Serve your community by getting books out into it, and have some fun! When a child finds Waldo in his hiding spot, they go straight to a vintage gumball machine filled with wooden tokens. After turning the crank and retrieving a token, they drop it into a jar which designates how many books will be distributed. – More Info & Registration + Agenda Links:  CLICK HERE

Thurs, Nov 4, 2021 – 10:00AM-2:00PMPMBob Ross Oil Painting – Aurora Borealis ~ Easy step by step beginners class from concept to completion! All supplies provided. – More Info & Registration:  CLICK HERE

Fri, Nov 5, 2021 – 7:00-8:30PM – How to Help Your Garden Soil Feed You ~ This online program helps you understand how to work the soil in your garden even in off months to better prepare for a fantastic new growing season in the spring!  More Info: CLICK HERE

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 – 9:00-11:00AMStewardship Work Party at Springbrook Park –  Help clear forest debris and remove invasive species. Friends of Springbrook Park will lead this work party. No experience needed. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.- More Info :  CLICK HERE

Sun, Nov 7, 2021 – 10:00AM-12:00PMStewardship Work Party at Freepons Park~ Help clear storm debris from the February ice storms. Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods will lead the group to help restore the habitat. No experience needed. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water. More Info : CLICK HERE