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.

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

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.

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.

Market Activity August 16-22, 2021

It is certainly feeling like the dog days of summer. Numbers in Lake Oswego were down last week. Still healthy, but not quite as frantic as it was just a couple of weeks ago. We had 12 houses come onto the market, 26 move into pending status, and 16 closed/sold properties.

See below for RMLS details.

New on the market August 16-22, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
44 Eagle Crest Dr #9Condo$255,00021908
53 Galen StCondo$264,90022989
4 Condolea DrCondo$439,000221312
4429 Thunder Vista LnCondo$479,90022.52002
16 Walking Woods DrDetached$649,00032.52897
5911 Carman DrDetached$695,800321400
23 TouchstoneDetached$924,900543169
1500 Morning Sky CtDetached$1,178,00053.54402
5349 Carman Grove LnDetached$1,298,000432903
572 4th StAttached$1,595,00034.53364
3411 Lake Grove AveDetached$1,675,00043.54434
15508 Diamond Head RdDetached$3,480,000343900

Pending sales August 16-22, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
108 Oswego SummitCondo$199,900117645
3433 McNary Pkwy #211Condo$255,0002210082
3433 McNary Pkwy #302Condo$265,00022.5120812
12 Oswego SummitCondo$290,00022114041
3886 Botticelli StCondo$315,00021.5113220
422 S State StCondo$324,99721165947
162 Oswego SummitCondo$399,00022150648
1589 Boca Ratan DrAttached$460,00032161119
448 5th StCondo$468,00021.510924
1700 Bonniebrae DrAttached$469,6983317396
38 Briarwood RdDetached$599,90062.5+.525546
16885 Fernwood DrDetached$639,50032162453
19 Da Vinci StDetached$650,0003218746
26 Briarwood RdDetached$665,00043.525548
17621 Arbor LnDetached$685,0003221204
680 Tippecanoe CtDetached$719,90042.519005
13366 Auburn CtAttached$750,00032.5249211
6666 Childs RdDetached$750,0003124088
1033 Spruce StDetached$765,00032.516634
15580 Partridge DrDetached$780,00032.522450
15964 White Oaks DrDetached$900,00042.5301516
511 Weidman CtDetached$995,00042.536525
5590 Luce LnDetached$995,00054353015
13366 Boones Ferry RdDetached$1,095,00042.535895
2011 Ridgewood LnDetached$1,100,00053.5311575
950 Schukarat LnDetached$1,468,00042.534344

Sold/closed August 16-22, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
4 Touchstone #74Condo$235,000$215,00013518
86 Kingsgate Rd G101Condo$265,000$299,9508402
200 Burnham Rd #305Condo$340,000$345,00013051
4141 Cobb WayDetached$485,000$450,000123718
5071 Tualata LnDetached$705,000$640,000154051
4932 Mulholland DrAttached$698,000$688,000249854
4 Pimlico TerraceDetached$690,000$720,00021003
1620 Ash StDetached$720,000$744,00022254
5101 Rosewood StDetached$665,000$768,00017364
720 8th StDetached$899,000$899,000149830
1724 Fern PlDetached$950,000$925,0002,16021
18320 Delenka LnDetached$1,115,000$975,550451967
1520 Eastview CtDetached$963,000$980,00037894
19395 Hill Top RdDetached$1,575,000$1,650,00047884
1334 Maple StDetached$1,575,000$2,100,00036606
1745 Southshore BlvdDetached$3,495,000$2,600,0005545128

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.

Trends from the 2021 Street of Dreams

As you saw from last week’s post that Linda wrote, she and I attended the Street of Dreams. Running until August 22nd, it is currently happening in Happy Valley on the East side of the metro area.

When I go through the street of dreams, I like to look for trends. What we see at the Street of Dreams, we also start to see in new construction and in remodeling.

This year’s event was entirely different because they have two locations. On location has million dollar homes and high-end finishes. The other location has homes that are $500,000 to the low $600’s. The trends I am going to talk about here are from the more expensive houses.

Beamed ceilings

I’ve always liked the look of beamed ceilings. They just make a house feel more substantial. I did find my self questioning how structural they actually are. Or if they are simply decorative. In any case, I like this trend.

Outdoor living areas

The outdoor living areas in the 3 expensive houses are just gorgeous. I feel like every home, even condos and apartments, should have nice outdoor spaces to relax and socialize. All of the areas on these homes had fireplaces, plenty of room for seating, and usually kitchen equipment like BBQs, sinks, and refrigerators. They are lovely.

Lots of gray and white

The gray is a deep, dark, gun-metal shade. It was painted over entire rooms, used for kitchen cabinets, and for built-ins. It’s a classic shade. It goes well with pops of color of pretty much any shade that you like, but it is mostly paired with white. I feel like this is a color that you could live with and enjoy for many, many years. While being a trend, it’s a timeless one.

Chunky light fixtures

The last Street of Dreams I attended, in 2019, the light fixtures were also a stand out. At that event they seemed very stream-lined and modern looking. At this year’s event, they’re just the opposite. I’m not so sure I like this trend. Frankly, the fixture posted here looks like a fire hazard.

The housing village

I actually think that this was my favorite part of the show. Made with at least 2, and possibly 3, shipping containers, it just looks like a brilliant solution for our housing shortage. The main container has a very nice bathroom, kitchen, dining area, and small living room. This structure also had 2 bedrooms. Then a second structure, that is clearly a full shipping container, had 3 bedrooms, each with it’s own entrance. Having your own bedroom/living space allows some autonomy. I don’t know the cost of contruction, but I imagine it’s substantially less than traditional construction. Brilliant.

Pleasant Valley Village

The 3 houses featured at the second location are much more affordable. Priced in the 500 and 600 thousand range, these houses will sell quickly. I really like the idea of having the two price ranges. It is the Street of Dreams, and for nearly everyone, the dream is of owning a home. While the expensive homes are fun to look at, they are way outside of most people’s budgets. So having some affordable homes is a great idea. Having said that, I do wish there had been more than one builder represented. The 3 houses that are on the tour are all built by Holt Homes. They are essentially the model homes for a new subdivision. It felt a bit like just one huge advertisement for this builder.

I hope you have the ability to check out this year’s street of dreams. For more information, click here.

As always, thank you for reading The Blotter.

Dianne

Market Activity June 7-13, 2021

The weather is glorious and so is real estate in Lake Oswego. Last we we had 18 new listings, 24 properties move into pending status, and 22 closed sales. Of the 22 closed sales, just 3 sold for less than the asking price and most sold for significantly more that the asking price

See below for RMLS details

New Listings June 7-13, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
16250 Pacific Hwy #48Condo$345,000221305
5225 Jean Rd #203Condo$359,900321400
750 1st St A10Condo$495,000221350
23 Falstaff StDetached$649,000321435
5 Becket StDetached$685,00042.53654
16624 RooseveltDetached$699,900322802
1959 Wembley PlDetached$745,000432128
16972 Greentree AveDetached$1,100,000432812
18711 Westview DrDetached$1,195,00043.53592
14511 Pfeifer DrDetached$1,250,00042.53422
18470 Ray Ridge DrDetached$1,499,00042.53902
18031 Meadowlark LnDetached$1,525,00043.53798
14088 Goodall RdDetached$1,625,00053.5+.54441
791 4th StDetached$1,675,000321568
3140 Douglas CircleDetached$1,799,97143.54333
1900 Northshore RdDetached$2,995,000533013
2088 Crest DrDetached$6,995,00046.58259
1226 Northshore RdDetached$7,000,00045.56330

Pending Sales June 7-13, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
4619 Lakeview BlvdCondo$205,000117538
4 Touchstone #123Condo$215,00032.5135126
4 Touchstone #124Condo$239,00032.5135122
45 Eagle Crest Dr #311Condo$245,0002210462
45 Eagle Crest Dr #28Condo$260,0003211612
19 Summit Ridge CtAttached$449,00022.5155811
5616 Childs RdDetached$495,0003112322
2710 SW Orchard Hill LnDetached$611,9003220874
20 PreaknessAttached$625,0003217905
16775 Westview DrDetached$629,0003218064
5357 Lakeview BlvdDetached$649,90042.518944
4771 Auburn LnAttached$679,00033.5218332
3 SpinosaDetached$755,00033261523
13041 Thoma RdDetached$770,00032.524184
13431 Vermeer DrDetached$774,50042.527012
9 Preakness CtDetached$849,9004337504
19001 Barton RdDetached$899,00042.5219413
1585 Patton RdDetached$915,0004333313
3250 Westview CtDetached$1,115,00053.53928208
18635 Westview DrDetached$1,150,0004551022
5774 Bay Point DrDetached$1,165,00052.5367425
5024 Dogwood DrDetached$1,195,00043.5326725
4640 Dogwood DrDetached$1,500,0004441429
13217 Amber Pl #1Detached$2,000,00043.53861474

Sold/Closed Sales June 7-13, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
49 Oswego SummitCondo$215,000$232,0007213
750 1st St E 28Condo$245,000$250,00090231
225 Cervantes Condo$319,000$319,000121621
3950 Carman DrCondo$345,000$400,00011013
1335 Laurel StDetached$529,000$571,00012483
338 Laurel StDetached$529,000$571,00013464
1127 Cedar StDetached$539,900$575,00018484
5785 Carman DrDetached$599,900$610,00019342
3722 Eleanor CtDetached$575,000$636,00011821
2633 SW Orchard Hill LnDetached$595,000$640,00021365
17473 Schalit WayDetached$619,900$662,2001,8124
5717 Langford LnDetached$675,000$685,0001800$4
18634 Bryant RdDetached$775,000$720,000285832
1401 Aspen StDetached$749,950$785,00028506
100 Leonard St 4-1Condo$965,000$950,00030215
13209 Twin Creek CtDetached$888,000$950,00030215
524 Weidman CtDetached$950,000$980,00034508
5737 Charles CircleDetached$899,000$1,025,00030884
69 Nansen SummitDetached$985,000$1,085,00031855
13906 Taylors Crest LnDetached$1,250,000$1,399,88838564
18262 Meadowlark LnDetached$1,799,000$1,725,000475740
584 Ridgeway RdDetached$4,398,000$4,398,00049963

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.