Lake Oswego Market Activity ~ August 17 – 23, 2009

Last week Lake Oswego saw 12 New properties hit the market, while 10 went Pending and 15 Sold.

All over we are seeing the typical house-buying frenzy that usually occurs before the start of a new school year.  Notably, we are also seeing an uptick in sales over last year as pointed out in the lastest RMLS Market Action Report (see my report from last Wednesday). Feel free to give Dianne or myself a call if you’re out there a part of it, and need some help.

Gotta go! Dianne and I are touring LO Houses today. Here is the latest market activity for Lake Oswego (see below the tables for additional notes):

NEWLY LISTED (August 17—August 23, 2009)

ADDRESS
LIST PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
LIST DATE
Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type List Date
12 POLONIUS ST $262,300 4 2.1 3,066 DETACHD 8/20/2009
16573 BONAIRE AVE $284,900 4 2 1,560 DETACHD 8/20/2009
113 KINGSGATE RD $309,000 3 2 1,538 DETACHD 8/21/2009
5077 W SUNSET DR $349,900 2 2.1 1,720 ATTACHD 8/23/2009
4505 WILDWOOD ST $369,900 3 2 1,720 DETACHD 8/17/2009
18238 TERRY AVE $415,000 3 2.1 1,604 DETACHD 8/23/2009
31 BECKET ST $429,800 3 2.1 2,365 DETACHD 8/21/2009
3560 TEMPEST DR $449,900 3 2.1 2,847 DETACHD 8/21/2009
1820 KILKENNY DR $588,000 4 3 3,040 DETACHD 8/23/2009
18125 WESTMINSTER DR $759,000 4 3.1 3,969 DETACHD 8/18/2009
4190 CHAD DR $929,000 4 3.1 3,876 DETACHD 8/19/2009
18143 SIENA DR $1,197,000 5 4.1 4,152 DETACHD 8/17/2009

PENDING SALES (August 17 -August 23, 2009)

ADDRESS
LIST PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
DOM
Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type List Date CDOM
188 OSWEGO SMT $187,500 2 2 1,383 CONDO 7/23/2009 62
4749 FIRWOOD RD $229,900 3 1.1 1,440 DETACHD 8/4/2009 13
6137 CHILDS RD $240,000 3 1 946 DETACHD 8/7/2009 10
10 CONDOLEA DR $250,000 2 2 1,312 ATTACHD 6/25/2009 371
17100 BRYANT RD $287,900 3 3 2,032 DETACHD 7/31/2009 18
4722 HASTINGS PL $489,900 4 2.1 2,151 DETACHD 8/14/2009 505
6110 CHILDS RD $499,000 4 3 3,258 DETACHD 4/1/2009 138
301 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD $999,000 4 3.2 3,004 DETACHD 4/14/2009 125
100 GARIBALDI ST $999,900 5 3.2 4,669 DETACHD 7/1/2009 334
128 NORTHSHORE CIR $1,479,000 3 3.1 3,550 DETACHD 5/16/2009 764

SOLD (August 17-August 23, 2009)

ADDRESS ORIG. PRICE SALE PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
DOM
Address O/Price Sale Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
4 TOUCHSTONE DR $141,750 $133,500 3 2.1 1,351 CONDO 170
86 KINGSGATE RD $149,900 $135,000 2 2 849 CONDO 64
4 TOUCHSTONE DR $153,900 $155,900 3 2.1 1,350 CONDO 121
276 CERVANTES $183,000 $174,000 3 2 1,209 CONDO 27
12822 BOONES FERRY RD $234,900 $217,500 2 2.1 1,136 CONDO 25
1140 HALLINAN CT $339,895 $329,950 3 2 1,875 DETACHD 127
11 CELLINI CT $599,950 $565,000 5 3 3,392 DETACHD 76
5709 CHARLES CIR $593,500 $587,500 4 2.1 3,060 DETACHD 9
706 MCVEY AVE $949,000 $780,000 3 2 2,000 DETACHD 391
17251 CEDAR RD $899,900 $850,000 3 3.1 3,175 DETACHD 637
17814 MARYLCREEK DR $985,000 $850,000 4 3.1 4,307 DETACHD 56
950 OAK TER $1,220,000 $947,500 4 2.1 3,714 DETACHD 595
2625 SUMMIT DR $1,337,500 $1,079,975 4 3.1 4,212 DETACHD 72
17334 BERGIS FARM DR $1,737,000 $1,200,000 5 4.1 5,654 DETACHD 335
2500 GLEN EAGLES RD $2,275,000 $2,025,000 5 4.1 5,565 DETACHD 431

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 Open Houses ~ Sunday, August 23, 2009

There are 22 great properties being held Open on Sunday according to RMLS. Enjoy your tour of homes & feel free to call Dianne or myself if you need a little help! Here you go:

Address L/Price Bdrms Total Bath Total SF Open
343 5TH ST $279,999 2 1 910 1-3 PM
16573 BONAIRE AVE $284,900 4 2 1560 1-4 PM
16443 LAKE FOREST BLVD $345,000 3 2 1474 1-3 PM
2161 CREST DR $417,500 4 2.1 2648 11:45-2:30 PM
17221 ROBB PL $427,500 3 2 1812 1-4 PM
138 KINGSGATE RD $435,000 3 2.1 1600 12 -2 PM
5644 WINDFIELD LOOP $450,000 3 3 1800 1-3 PM
3254 DUNCAN DR $509,900 4 3.1 3997 2-4 PM
4908 MULHOLLAND DR $549,900 3 2.1 2498 1-3 PM
4691 CHELSEA LN $564,900 4 2.1 3102 1-3 PM
3030 WESTVIEW CT $849,000 4 2.1 3415 1:30-3:30 PM
2300 SW CHILDS RD $899,000 4 2 3183 1-3 PM
14480 KRUSE OAKS BLVD $995,000 4 3.1 4661 2-4 PM
1225 LAKE GARDEN CT $995,000 4 3.2 3558 1-3 PM
18246 BELLA TERRA DR $1,294,000 4 3.1 4052 1-4 PM
17464 RIDGEVIEW LN $1,298,950 4 3.1 4407 2-4 PM
622 OAK MEADOW DR $1,325,000 4 3.1 4171 2-4 PM
664 OAK MEADOW DR $1,355,000 4 3.1 4198 2-4 PM
18110 Siena DR $1,394,000 4 3.1 4311 1-4 PM
657 OAK MEADOW DR. $1,395,000 4 3.1 4371 2-4 PM
17364 RIDGEVIEW CT $1,425,000 4 3.1 4436 2-4 PM
17433 RIDGEVIEW LN $1,495,000 4 4.1 4704 2-4 PM

Summer Real Estate Tidbits

  • DucksAccording to the latest Market Action Report for the Portland area “Closed sales in the Portland metro area for July 2009 eclipsed last July’s total by 8.6%, marking the first time same-month closed sales have increased since April 2007.  Pending sales also grew 8.3%.  New listings dropped 25.4% .  Comparing July 2009 with June 2009, closed sales increased 11.9% (1,988 v. 1,776) and pending sales were up a slight 0.3% (2,170 v. 2,164). New listings fell 8.2% (3,907 v. 4,257).”
  • RMLS now offers a “Short Sale” search field for Agents to search using this criteria.  It seems as though Agents are slow to be updating their listings to reflect this, but once all records are updated, this should be a helpful tool.
  • Amtrak may soon be cruising through Lake Oswego if feasibility and other studies yield positive results. The opportunity has come about as a direct result of avaiable funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has earmarked $8 billion for high-speed rail.  It appears that going this route would be less expensive than repairing the line AMTRAK is currently using, which takes it through Oregon City.  The benefits also reportedly include projected increased ridership, increased timliness, and reduced carbon emissions. This change would replace the Oregon City stop with one in Tualatin.  ODOT has decided to apply for the funds to do a 2-year Environmental Impact Study.
  • The NW Natural 2009 Street of Dreams is underway, running from August 1 – 30.  This year is a little different than most in that it showcases four premier condo home developments in Portland’s “Pearl District”, including nine incredible penthouses ranging in price ffrom $1 to $2.5 million.  This year also focuses on LEED standard and eco-friendly building.  Check it out and buy your tickets at: http://www.streetofdreamspdx.com/home/home.php
  • Lake Oswego is in the middle of discussions with citizens regarding proposed “Sensitive Lands” changes.  To learn more about sensitive lands & view an FAQ page on this subject, visit: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/plan/Nature/FAQ_Handout_080609.pdf Opinions run the gamut and there is currently lively debate on all sides.

Open Houses for Sunday, August 16, 2009

The RMLS is currently showing 20 homes that will be held open this Sunday in Lake Oswego.  I will be at two of them.  I will be holding open 13638 SW 62nd from 11-1:30 and 4447 Golden Lane from 2-4.

41 Greenridge Ct, $225,000.  1652 sq. feet, 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-4

4447 Golden Ln, $239,000.  1980 sq. feet, 2 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 2-4

13638 SW 62nd, $319,900.  2268 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3 BTHS, open 11-1:30

1023 Lund St, $399,000.  2313 sq. feet, 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-4

3 Cellini Ct, $429,000.  2531 sq. feet, 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-3

5299 Lakeview Blvd, $429,900.  2165 sq. feet, 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-3

41 Hillshire Dr, $459,000.  2670 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3 BTHS, open 12:30-3:30

3254 Duncan Dr, $509,900.  3997 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, open 2-4

644 7th St, $530,000.  1658 sq. feet, 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-3

17393 Grandview Ct, $624,900.  3672 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, open 1-3

12748 SW 22nd Ave, $625,000.  3052 sq. feet, 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-4

570 7th St, $665,000.  2528 sq. feet, 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1-3

16705 Glenwood Ct, $799,000.  4243 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3 BTHS, open 1-3

3030 Westview Ct, $849,000.  3415 sq. feet, 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, open 1:30-3:30

5250 Dawn Ave, $855,000.  4333 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, open 2-3

1225 Lake Garden Ct, $995,000.  3558 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3 full + 2 half BTHS, open 1-3

12439 SW 22nd Ave, $998,800.  4118 sq. feet, 4 BR, 2 half baths?, open 1-3

18246 Bella Terra Dr, $1,294,000.  4052 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, open 1-4

18110 Siena Dr., $1,394,000.  4311 sq. feet, 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, open 1-4

2778 Glenmorrie Dr., $1,750,000.  6263 sq. feet, 5 BR, 4 full + 3half baths, open 1-3

I hope to see you on Sunday!

Lake Oswego Market Activity ~ August 3 – 9, 2009

Last week Lake Oswego saw 15 New properties hit the market, while 12 went Pending and 9 Sold.

Of the 9 that sold, 7 were under $500,000. 7 of the 12 Pending sales were also priced under $500,000. While, of the 15 coming on the market fresh, 5 are priced under $500,000.

Here is the latest market activity for Lake Oswego (see below the tables for additional notes):

NEWLY LISTED (August 3—August 9, 2009)

ADDRESS
LIST PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
LIST DATE
Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type List Date
4749 FIRWOOD RD $229,900 3 1.1 1,440 DETACHD 8/4/2009
6137 CHILDS RD $240,000 3 1 946 DETACHD 8/7/2009
5424 WASHINGTON CT $299,900 2 1 1,296 DETACHD 8/6/2009
3290 WEMBLEY PARK RD $309,900 5 3 2,614 DETACHD 8/5/2009
8 BUCKINGHAM TER $465,000 4 2.1 3,186 DETACHD 8/7/2009
676 9TH ST $525,000 2 1 1,850 DETACHD 8/6/2009
644 7TH ST $530,000 3 2.1 1,658 DETACHD 8/7/2009
1570 WOODLAND TER $569,500 3 2.1 2,212 DETACHD 8/3/2009
17479 BROOKHURST DR $699,000 4 2.1 3,551 DETACHD 8/6/2009
4380 UPPER DR $784,900 4 4.1 4,071 DETACHD 8/5/2009
16705 GLENWOOD CT $799,000 4 3 4,243 DETACHD 8/9/2009
5459 WESTFIELD CT $875,000 5 3.1 3,670 DETACHD 8/3/2009
1920 GLENMORRIE DR $995,000 3 3.1 4,284 DETACHD 8/7/2009
3136 DOUGLAS CIR $1,125,000 4 3.1 4,022 DETACHD 8/5/2009
1101 Crestline CT $3,995,000 4 4.3 7,226 DETACHD 8/7/2009

PENDING SALES (August 3-August 9, 2009)

ADDRESS
LIST PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
DOM
Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
45 EAGLE CREST DR $139,900 1 1 768 CONDO 78
23 MOUNTAIN CIR $285,000 2 2 1,300 DETACHD 17
4090 WESTBAY RD $299,900 2 1 917 DETACHD 34
17860 Sundown CT $310,000 4 3.1 3,480 DETACHD 136
13024 ROGERS RD $369,900 4 1 1,826 DETACHD 83
802 SUNNY HILL DR $429,000 4 2.1 2,508 DETACHD 16
5807 RIDGETOP CT $479,900 4 2.1 2,650 DETACHD 15
6 NORTHVIEW CT $500,000 4 3.1 3,188 ATTACHD 115
745 4TH ST $500,000 3 2 2,662 DETACHD 206
20 DA VINCI ST $599,900 5 3 3,089 DETACHD 25
4305 UPPER DR $749,000 4 2.1 3,474 DETACHD 78
16359 CHAPIN WAY $1,289,000 4 3.1 4,158 DETACHD 404

SOLD (August 3-August 9, 2009)

ADDRESS ORIG. PRICE SALE PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
DOM
Address O/Price Close Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
82 GREENRIDGE CT $249,900 $218,000 3 2.1 2,868 CONDO 79
2071 BONNIEBRAE DR $295,000 $279,900 3 2 1,611 CONDO 392
15265 BOONES WAY $349,900 $338,500 2 2.1 1,560 ATTACHD 46
108 RIDGEWAY RD $499,000 $379,000 3 1 1,468 DETACHD 112
16919 LAKERIDGE DR $425,000 $400,000 4 3 2,710 DETACHD 295
2802 GREENTREE RD $449,500 $449,500 3 2.1 2,280 DETACHD 3
15195 LILY BAY CT $524,900 $730,000 4 2.1 4,099 DETACHD 163
320 CHANDLER PL $1,900,000 $1,800,000 5 3.1 4,675 DETACHD 38
2793 POPLAR WAY $2,395,000 $1,825,000 5 5.1 6,300 DETACHD 1290

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 Open Houses ~ Sunday, August 9, 2009

We’ve got 36 properties to see in Lake Oswego on Sunday.

Here are those that will be held open according to RMLS:

Address L/Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Open
45 OSWEGO Summit $129,900 1 1 764 1-4 PM
65 OSWEGO SMT $169,900 2 2 1140 1-4 PM
141 OSWEGO SMT $169,900 2 2 1140 1-4 PM
11 OSWEGO SMT $179,900 2 2 1212 1-4 PM
109 OSWEGO SMT $179,900 2 2 1212 1-4 PM
3433 MCNARY PKWY #401 $199,950 2 2.1 1208 12 – 4 PM
166 OSWEGO SMT $229,900 2 2 1506 1-4 PM
4465 GOLDEN LN $249,000 2 2.1 1980 1-4 PM
150 KINGSGATE RD $324,900 3 2 1502 11-1 PM
5 ORIOLE LN $387,000 3 2.5 2024 1-3 PM
1531 WOODLAND TER $429,000 3 2.1 1895 1-4 PM
3745 TEMPEST DR $479,500 4 3 2573 12-2PM
2405 Dellwood DR $505,000 5 3 2336 11-2 PM
14371 SHERBROOK PL $509,900 3 2.1 2550 3-5 PM
340 8TH ST $535,000 3 2 1992 12-2 PM
11 MORNINGVIEW CIR $547,000 3 2.1 2921 1-3 PM
24 INDEPENDENCE AVE $549,950 6 3.1 3561 1-3 PM
475 10TH ST $593,950 4 2.1 2932 1-3 PM
38 DA VINCI ST $649,000 4 2.1 2932 12 – 4 PM
4380 UPPER DR $784,900 4 4.1 4071 11-2 PM
1836 PALISADES LAKE CT $795,000 5 3 4251 2-4 PM
2886 UPPER DR $797,000 3 2 2674 1-3 PM
18132 WESTVIEW RD $849,000 4 3.1 3871 11-2 PM
3030 WESTVIEW CT $874,000 4 2.1 3415 1:30-3:30 PM
1785 PALISADES TERRACE DR $879,000 5 4.1 5052 2-4 PM
17878 HILLSIDE DR $895,000 5 3 3462 1-3 PM
16461 CHAPIN WAY $947,500 4 2.1 4271 1-3 PM
1839 PALISADES LAKE CT $985,000 4 3.1 4570 2-4 PM
17464 RIDGEVIEW LN $1,298,950 4 3.1 4407 2-4 PM
622 OAK MEADOW DR $1,325,000 4 3.1 4171 2-4 PM
664 OAK MEADOW DR $1,355,000 4 3.1 4198 2-4 PM
18110 Siena DR $1,394,000 4 3.1 4311 2-4 PM
657 OAK MEADOW DR. $1,395,000 4 3.1 4371 2-4 PM
17433 RIDGEVIEW LN $1,495,000 4 4.1 4704 2-4 PM
18024 SKYLAND CIR $1,699,000 4 3.2 4131 2-4 PM
1835 PALISADES TERRACE DR $1,899,500 4 3 3380 2:30-4:30 PM

Open Houses for Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

62nd frontThis Sunday there are currently 25 houses scheduled in the RMLS to be held open, including my listing at 13638 SW 62nd in Southwood Park.  It’s a big, family home with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 family rooms for just $319,900. Yes, it does need some cosmetic updating, but it has a newer 50 year roof, new windows, and new paint in and out.   I’ll be there from noon to 3pm.  I’d love to have you stop by.  Look for my signs on Westlake Dr and Southwood Dr and follow them in to SW 62nd.

Here are the open houses scheduled for this Sunday:

1597 Bonniebrae Dr, $216,900.  2 BR, 1 BTH, 998 sq. feet, open 1-3

1581 Bonniebrae Dr, $265,000. 2 BR, 2 BTHS, 1393 sq. feet, open 11:30-1:30

343 5th St, $279,999. 2 BR, 1 BTH, 910 sq. feet, open 1-3

13638 SW 62nd Dr, $313,900, 4 BR, 3 BTHS, 2268 sq. feet, open noon-3

17311 Ashley Ct, $350,000. 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 2160 sq. feet, open 2-4

18407 Deer Oak Cir, $365,000. 4 BR, 2 BHTS, 1812 sq. feet, open 1-3

5845 McEwan Rd, $379,000. 3 BR, 1 BTH, 1824 sq. feet, open 2-4

41 Hillshire Dr, $459,000. 4 BR, 3 BHTS, 2670 sq. feet, open 1:30-3:30

18410 Deerbrush Ave, $495,000. 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 2217 sq. feet, open 1-3

4040 Virginia Way, $560,000. 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 2623 sq. feet, open 1-4

1508 Pine St, $579,000. 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 2300 sq. feet, open 1-3

475 10th St, $593,950. 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 2932 sq. feet, open 1-3

20 Da Vinci St, $599,900. 5 BR, 3 BTHS, 3089 sq. feet, open 1-4

570 7th St, $665,000. 4 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 2528 sq. feet, open 1-3

5218 Westfield Ct, $765,000. 3 BR, 2.5 BTHS, 3125 sq. feet, open 1-4

18360 Delanka Ln, $898,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4346 sq. feet, open noon-2

1015 Andrews Rd, $999,900. 4 BR, 3 BTHS, 3367 sq. feet, open 2-4

14480 Kruse Oaks Blvd, $1,049,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4661 sq. feet, open 1-3

17464 Ridgeview Ln, $1298,950. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4407 sq. feet, open 2-4

622 Oak Meadow Dr, $1,325,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4171 sq. feet, open 2-4

664 Oak Meadow Dr, $1,355,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4198 sq. feet, open 2-4

18110 Siena Dr, $1,394,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4311 sq. feet, open 1-4

657 Oak Meadow Dr, $1,395,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4371 sq. feet, open 2-4

17364 Ridgeview Ct, $1,425,000. 4 BR, 3.5 BTHS, 4436 sq. feet, open 2-4

17433 Ridgeview Ln, $1, 495,000. 4 BR, 4.5 BTHS, 4704 sq. feet, open 2-4

It’s going to be another beautiful summer weekend.  Come on out and see some houses, and please don’t forget to come and see me at open house on SW 62nd.

Preparing Your House for the Home Inspection

blog flowersThe last 12 months have been a pretty rough time to be selling a home.  Your home may have even been on the market for a period of time longer than you ever thought possible.  But now you’ve gotten a good offer that you have accepted.  This is a key time in any home sale.  You must now get your home to pass the home inspection.   I want to give you a list of 10 simple repairs you can do to prepare your home as well as a few things to do on the day of the inspection.

10 simple repairs to do before the home inspection:

1.  Prune vegetation away from the house.

2.  Clean the gutters.

3.  Replace or clean any dirty furnace filters.

4.  Install missing covers on electrical switches, outlets, and junction boxes.

5.  Replace all smoke alarms installed before January 1, 2002 to comply with current standards.

6.  Replace burned out light bulbs.

7.  Pull soil 6″ away from the siding, basement windows, foundation vents, and decks.

8.  Install 6mil. black, plastic vapor barrier in the crawlspace over exposed soil.

9.  Install earthquake straps on the water heater.

10. Repair leaking faucets.

On the day of the inspection:

1.  Remove any belongings that block access to the furnace, water heater, electrical panel, attic and crawl spaces so the inspector may get to these areas.

2.  Verify the gas, water, and electricity are on, even in vacant homes.

3.  Make sure all gas pilot lights are lit.

4.  Make sure that all appliances normally operated by you can be tested as needed.

It is normal to feel a bit stressed when your home is inspected, but you can greatly increase a positive outcome on the inspection if you do a little prior planning.  And a good home inspection directly affects your ability to maximize the proceeds that you will receive from the sale of your home.  It is worth the time, effort, and a few dollars that it takes to get your home ready.

Market Activity Report ~ July 20 – 26 2009

Now we’re cookin’… in more ways than one!  Last week Lake Oswego saw 25 New properties hit the market, while 15 went Pending and 15 Sold.

Here is the latest market activity for Lake Oswego (see below the tables for additional notes):

NEWLY LISTED (July 20—July 26, 2009)

ADDRESS
LIST PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
LIST DATE
Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type List Date
7202 SW MONTAUK CIR $99,900 2 1 968 CONDO 7/23/2009
45 EAGLE CREST DR $199,000 3 2 1,348 CONDO 7/20/2009
1889 BOCA RATAN DR $229,900 3 2 1,393 ATTACHD 7/20/2009
4610 LAMONT WAY $299,900 3 2 1,750 DETACHD 7/20/2009
595 6TH ST $349,900 3 2 893 DETACHD 7/23/2009
18407 DEER OAK CIR $365,000 4 2 1,812 DETACHD 7/23/2009
17501 HILL WAY $369,900 3 2 1,694 DETACHD 7/23/2009
1520 LABURNUM WAY $419,000 4 2 1,724 DETACHD 7/23/2009
36 NOVA CT $425,000 4 2.1 2,256 DETACHD 7/25/2009
802 SUNNY HILL DR $429,000 4 2.1 2,508 DETACHD 7/20/2009
5 FALSTAFF ST $430,650 4 2.1 2,433 DETACHD 7/23/2009
14 MONTICELLO DR $434,500 4 2 2,766 DETACHD 7/20/2009
5044 GREENSBOROUGH CT $449,000 4 2.1 2,124 DETACHD 7/25/2009
566 5TH ST $459,000 3 2 2,177 DETACHD 7/20/2009
3355 UPPER DR $470,000 4 2 3,205 DETACHD 7/22/2009
5587 CARMAN DR $519,000 4 3.1 2,617 DETACHD 7/24/2009
24 INDEPENDENCE AVE $549,950 6 3.1 3,561 DETACHD 7/23/2009
14867 TWIN FIR CT $579,000 6 3.1 3,641 DETACHD 7/25/2009
14175 TAYLORS CREST LN $649,900 3 3 3,250 DETACHD 7/23/2009
13504 STREAMSIDE DR $679,000 4 2.1 3,467 DETACHD 7/21/2009
12748 SW 22ND AVE $699,000 3 2.1 3,052 DETACHD 7/22/2009
363 Sixth ST $699,900 3 3.1 2,258 ATTACHD 7/22/2009
135 FURNACE ST $709,900 2 2.1 1,927 CONDO 7/22/2009
1876 PALISADES LAKE CT $779,900 3 2.1 3,178 DETACHD 7/20/2009
5587 CARMAN DR $850,000 4 3.1 2,617 DETACHD 7/24/2009

PENDING SALES (July 20-July 26, 2009)

ADDRESS
LIST PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
DOM
Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
86 KINGSGATE RD $139,900 2 2 849 CONDO 419
668 MCVEY AVE $249,850 3 1.1 985 CONDO 982
17570 MARDEE AVE $264,900 3 1 1,050 DETACHD 47
805 SW COUNTRY CLUB RD $279,900 3 2 1,981 DETACHD 10
5318 RED LEAF ST $309,950 3 2 1,460 DETACHD 4
705 ELLIS AVE $374,500 3 2.1 1,872 DETACHD 366
20 HOTSPUR ST $425,000 4 2.1 2,456 DETACHD 5
11 CELLINI CT $569,950 5 3 3,392 DETACHD 76
2130 HILLSIDE CT $675,000 5 2.2 3,954 DETACHD 8
17386 BLUE HERON RD $679,000 4 3.1 4,063 DETACHD 796
799 COUNTRY CLUB RD $700,000 6 2.1 4,410 DETACHD 742
645 COUNTRY CLUB RD $769,000 4 2.1 3,262 DETACHD 175
950 OAK TER $999,950 4 2.1 3,714 DETACHD 595
17178 CEDAR RD $1,095,000 5 3.1 4,209 DETACHD 92
2625 SUMMIT DR $1,289,900 4 3.1 4,212 DETACHD 72

SOLD (July 20-July 26, 2009)

ADDRESS ORIG. PRICE SALE PRICE
TOT. BEDS
TOT. BATHS
TOT. SQ FT
PROP TYPE
DOM
Address O/Price Close Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
44 EAGLE CREST DR $165,000 $162,000 3 2 1,085 CONDO 20
3876 BOTTICELLI ST $169,900 $165,000 2 2 1,275 ATTACHD 202
4705 LAKEVIEW BLVD $425,000 $200,000 3 0.1 1,208 DETACHD 143
1897 BOCA RATAN DR $249,480 $221,500 3 2.1 1,739 ATTACHD 77
6025 SW CARMAN DR $299,900 $238,900 3 1.1 1,346 DETACHD 86
4325 COUNTRY WOODS CT $334,900 $285,000 3 2 1,346 DETACHD 40
907 BULLOCK ST $369,950 $313,800 4 2 2,020 DETACHD 125
1695 MEADOWS DR $407,500 $320,000 4 3 2,185 DETACHD 396
15 MASARYK ST $349,900 $349,900 3 3 3,680 DETACHD 131
131 WILBUR ST $450,000 $350,000 2 2 1,312 DETACHD 106
14371 HOLLY SPRINGS RD $414,900 $385,500 4 2.1 1,939 DETACHD 354
762 LAKE FOREST DR $412,125 $412,000 4 3 1,970 DETACHD 9
14232 MEADOW GRASS ST $530,000 $495,000 4 3 2,965 DETACHD 298
17090 FERNWOOD DR $949,900 $730,000 4 3.1 3,998 DETACHD 302
1340 CHERRY LN $1,950,000 $1,200,000 4 4.1 5,795 DETACHD 445

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 Open Houses ~ Sunday, July 26, 2009

We’ve got 23 properties to see in Lake Oswego on Sunday.  This time out we are nearly half & half under & at/over a million.

Get out there and enjoy this glorious Sunday in Lake Oswego!  Dianne and I are here to help if you need assistance & are not already working with a Realtor.

Here are those that will be held open according to RMLS:

4000 Carman Dr #47   $181,900  2 Bd, 2  Ba Open 1-3

4433 Thunder Vista Ln $275,000  2 Bd, 2  1/2  Ba Open 12-2

5318 Red Leaf  St  $309,950 3 Bd, 2  Ba Open 1-3

655 Hemlock St  $314,900 3 Bd, 1  1/2 Ba Open 3-5

17501 Hill Way  $369,900 3 Bd, 2 Ba Open 1-4

1023 Lund St  $399,000 4 Bd,  2  1/2 Ba Open 1-4

3 Cellini Ct  $429,000 4 Bd, 2  1/2 Ba Open 1-4

1565 Bedford Ct $429,000 2 Bd, 2  Ba Open 1-4

2802 Greentree Rd $449,500  3 Bd 2  1/2 Ba Open 12-3

566 5th St  $459,000 3 Bd, 2 Ba Open 1-4

13342 Auburn Ct  $489,900 3 Bd, 2  1/2 Ba Open 2-4

5830 Sunbrook Dr. $549,000 5 Bd, 2 1/2 Ba Open 12-2

220 Greenwood Rd $749,900 3 Bd, 4 Ba   Open 1-3

17537 Cardinal Dr  $995,000 5 Bd, 4 Ba Open 1-3

3270 Lakeview Blvd  $1,275,000 3 Bd, 3 Ba Open 1-3

17464 Ridgeview Ln $1,298,950 4 Bd, 3  1/2 Ba Open 2-4

622 Oak Meadow Dr  $1,325,000 4 Bd, 3 1/2Ba Open 2-4

664 Oak Meadow Dr  $1,355,000 4 Bd, 3  1/2 Ba Open 2-4

18110 Siena Dr  $1,394,000 4 Bd, 3  1/2 Ba Open 1-3

657 Oak Meadow Dr $1,395,000 4 Bd, 3 1/2 Ba Open 2-4

17364 Ridgeview Ct  $1,425,000 4 Bd, 3 1/2 Ba Open 2-4

17433 Ridgeview Ln  $1,495,000 4 Bd, 4  1/2 Ba Open 2-4

1835 Palisasdes Terrace Dr  $1,899,500 4 Bd, 3 Ba Open 1-3