Market Activity August 30-September 5, 2021

This is the time of year, as school starts, when the market typically starts to let off the gas a bit. I just don’t see that happening. Last week in LO we had 10 new listings, 32 properties (!) move into pending status, and 32 closed/sold. We are winding down the summer in an all steam ahead fashion.

See below for RMLS data.

New Listings Aug 30-Sept 5, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq Ft
4 Touchstone #157Condo$224,90022984
200 Burnham Rd #402Condo$355,000221305
750 1st St E27Condo$615,900221350
6472 Dawn StDetached$695,000321032
4848 Lower DrDetached$822,000432531
658 Boca Ratan DrDetached$967,00043.53593
17001 Westview DrDetached$968,500322005
16164 Parker Rd #1Detached$1,395,000543257
548 4th StAttached$1,524,90034.53186
1913 Cheryl CtDetached$1,895,00044.55341

Pending Sales Aug 30-Sept 5, 2021

AddressTypePriceBRBathsSq FtCDOM
100 Kerr Pkwy #31Condo$185,000116175
100 Kerr Pkwy #43Condo$214,9002282341
96 Cervantes CircleCondo$230,00021.59127
36 Crestfield CtCondo$279,900219213
4000 Carman Dr E70Condo$299,900229743
4652 Lower DrCondo$350,00021.511704
5101 Jean RdCondo$475,0003110125
16691 Bonaire AveDetached$499,9003111103
4528 Lower DrCondo$525,00032.517869
8 Bolivar StDetached$640,0002221492
16 Walking Woods DrDetached$649,00032.5289711
14 Preakness CtAttached$669,00022.521906
3065 Royce WayDetached$750,00042.5272646
15509 Partridge DrDetached$789,9004322993
4545 Black Forest CtDetached$799,00042.521682
759 Timberline DrDetached$835,00043292870
19431 Kokanee CtDetached$849,90042.522144
17994 Saint Clair DrDetached$900,00052.539163
920 York RdDetached$985,0004320262
2936 SW Orchard Hill PlDetached$989,00042.5408961
4261 Cobb WayDetached$1,089,0004323621
13536 Streamside DrDetached$1,150,00043.530337
15776 Inverurie RdDetached$1,299,00032235249
14495 Pfeifer DrDetached$1,299,90043394421
1687 Village Park LnDetached$1,399,00043336274
4721 Firwood RdDetached$1,425,0004332360
4531 West RdDetached$1,429,00033.5392654
16650 Fir LnDetached$1,898,00043.538608
940 Upper Devon LnDetached$1,945,00043.5484859
929 Cumberland RdDetached$2,495,00056.551293
1199 Fairway RdDetached$3,498,00044.5+.5552733
259 Pine Valley RdDetached$4,000,00044.546400

Sold/Closed Aug 30-Sept 5, 2021

AddressTypeList PriceSold PriceSq FtCDOM
4 Toushstone #69Condo$220,000$220,000135133
3433 McNary Pkwy #302Condo$285,000$265,0001,20812
5058 Foothills Dr ACondo$420,000$418,00012528
1 Peacock PlDetached$529,000$500,000133630
17500 Pilkington RdDetached$460,000$500,00010508
17 Aquinas StDetached$599,900$660,00021396
13198 Peters RdDetached$695,000$677,750263029
605 7th StDetached$775,000$750,00020353
4 Sherwood CtDetached$825,000$757,000287016
16901 Lakeridge DrDetached$724,000$762,50020803
1033 Spruce STDetached$765,000$775,0001,6634
18260 Indian Creek DrDetached$759,000$790,000208211
17730 Marylbrook DrDetached$850,000$840,000295114
17211 Robb PlDetached$790,000$840,00020855
491 Country Club RdDetached$865,000$850,000248697
14121 Redwood CtDetached$696,900$867,500282724
4987 Bilford LnDetached$799,900$890,00023025
19531 River Run DrDetached$899,900$975,00024405
13060 SW Elk Rock RdDetached$1,178,000$1,100,00036819
13207 Deerfield CtDetached$1,175,000$1,125,000380135
17543 Lake Haven DrDetached$1,185,000$1,125,00023339
12730 Adrian CtDetached$1,295,000$1,178,000301424
5428 Royal Oaks DrDetached$1,200,000$1,200,00049947
151 3rd St #1Condo$1,499,000$1,475,000327837
2805 Southshore BlvdDetached$1,300,000$1,553,05026233
3155 Upper DrDetached$1,599,900$1,720,00032971
2165 Ridge Point DrDetached$2,100,000$1,828,000474929
2572 Glen Eagles PlDetached$2,595,000$2,300,0006532107
18000 Eastridge LnDetached$2,495,000$2,495,00056106
17575 S Crestline DrDetached$3,500,000$2,925,000749648
3328 Lakeview BlvdDetached$6,398,000$6,175,000667518
4210 Virginia WayDetached$1,549,000$1,365,000350858

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.

3D Printed Houses

This is a bit of a divergence from the usual posts that Linda and I write where we try to focus on Lake Oswego Real Estate. Instead I decided to share something that I find just fascinating: 3D printed houses.

A company in Texas, ICON, is 3D printing houses. The company set a goal of finding a way to build houses that are more affordable, resilient, and that can be built faster. Their first house was built in 2018. it was 350 square feet and took 48 hours to print out. It was built in Austin, Texas, a place with very strict building codes. The house was fully permitted.

The printer is quite large, as you can imagine. It’s called a Vulcan II. It extrudes a cement compound called Lavacrete. It pours out 5-7 inches per second. Today, a 400-500 square foot house can be built in 24 hours.

Today, houses can be built up to 2000 square feet.

I say “built”, but I think that is a rather a loose term in this enstance. Once the shell of the house has been “printed”, it is set on a foundation and the components, like windows, doors, plumbing, etc., are added.

The printer can do more than build square boxes. It can be programed for things like curved walls and vaulted ceilings.

The cost savings is approximately half of a traditional stick built home. Partnering with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, ICON is working to build housing for the homeless.

I just love the inovation and found this entire concept intriquing. For more information, click here.

I hope you found this as fascinating as I did, and, as always, thanks for reading the blotter.


Featured Neighborhood: Forest Highlands

mt-hoodTwo weeks ago I posted information about Tryon Creek State Park and mentioned that there are two neighborhoods in Lake Oswego with trail access into the Park. One is First Addition and the other is Forest Highlands. In our archives you’ll find a neighborhood profile for First Addition, and now you will also find this one for Forest Highlands.

Forest Highlands is located on the North side of Lake Oswego. It’s Southern boundary is Country Club Rd. It’s Western boundary is Boones Ferry Rd. It’s Northern boundary is the city limits, and it’s Eastern boundary is First Addition. It is 1.198 square miles in size.

The most striking characteristic of the neighborhood is that the houses are mostly situated on large lots. To put this into perspective, the average density of the population of Lake Oswego is 3410 people per square mile. In Forest Highlands it is 1353 people per square mile. Fewer people and fewer homes means that the area feels spacious: not at all like a subdivision. It feels like an area of fine estates. That is not to say that all of the houses are mansions.

red-fox-hills-signThere is, in fact, a beautiful condominium development in Forest Highlands, Red Fox Hills. The condominiums are all townhouse style: they are attached on the sides but do not have neighbors above or below. Amenities include expansive lawns and gardens as well as a pool and a recreation facility. Current pricing ranges from $226,000 for a 2 bedroom, bath and a half unit, to $399,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath unit. All units have garages.

For detached homes the range is much more broad. The least expensive house currently listed is $439,800. Built in 1973, it has 1812 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It’s on a cul-de-sac and the lot is .28 of an acre. The most expensive currently listed is $2,995,000. It was built in 2006 with 7582 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 5 and a half baths. It’s on 1.89 acres.

Besides large lots, another characteristic of the area is that many homes have Mt. Hood views. The entire neighborhood is located on a gentle slope that faces East. Not all houses have views, but a surprising number of them do.

Then I like the street names: Hideaway Ct, Tippecanoe Ct, Dapple Grey Ln, Pebble Beach Ct, Rockinghorse Ln. Who wouldn’t want to live on Hideaway Ct? Except for Livingood Lane over in the Palisades neighborhood, I think Tippecanoe Ct is my favorite street name in Lake Oswego.

tryon-creek-park-signAnd then there is that wonderful proximity to Tryon Creek Park. The entrance from Forest Highlands is at the turn about at the end of Boca Ratan Dr (right behind Red Fox Hills).

It’s just a very pretty area. As you know if you have been looking at real estate in Oregon, or if you live in Oregon, our land use laws have created fairly high-density housing in order to preserve more of our farms and forests. So when a client asks me to recommend homes with larger lots, lots as big as an acre, the first neighborhood that comes to my mind in Lake Oswego is Forest Highlands.