Market Activity~Dec 31, 2012-Jan 6, 2013

Happy New Year!
Activity is good with 7 New on the market, 8 Pending and 8 Sold during the last 7-day period in Lake Oswego.
You will notice, if you search for yourself, quite a few more that appear to be “New” on the market, but these are “refreshed” listings. Dianne and I like to present just the actually “New” properties coming on the market as reflected for you below.

Here are further details on last week’s Market Activity:

NEWLY LISTED (Dec 31, 2012-Jan 6, 2013)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type
86 KINGSGATE RD E201 $96,300.00 2 2 938 CONDO
47 EAGLE CREST DR #42 $104,500.00 2 1 932 CONDO
18275 PILKINGTON RD $329,423.00 3 2 2088 DETACHD
1572 HIGHLAND DR $334,500.00 3 2 1950 DETACHD
2390 GREENTREE RD $429,000.00 3 2.1 2380 DETACHD
19310 RIVERWOOD LN Lt 9W $639,900.00 5 4 3110 DETACHD
1972 CHERYL CT $1,999,999.00 5 4.1 6952 DETACHD

PENDING SALES (Dec 31, 2012-Jan 6, 2013 2012)

Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
4000 CARMAN DR #21 $94,500.00 2 2 885 CONDO 72
47 EAGLE CREST DR #C31 $99,000.00 2 1 1009 CONDO 88
5195 FIRWOOD RD $196,000.00 3 2 1886 DETACHD 246
4231 WOODSIDE CIR $267,500.00 3 2 1943 ATTACHD 174
6474 FROST ST $304,900.00 4 2.1 2216 DETACHD 110
6450 FROST ST $314,900.00 4 2.1 2216 DETACHD 111
4231 SUNSET DR $369,900.00 3 2 2229 DETACHD 122
17002 CRESTVIEW DR $395,000.00 3 2.1 2163 DETACHD 34

SOLD (Dec 31, 2012-Jan 6, 2013)

Address O/Price Close Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type CDOM
6207 HARRINGTON AVE $199,900.00 $211,000.00 3 1 960 DETACHD 3
18807 SW KRISTI WAY $269,900.00 $248,000.00 3 1.1 1256 DETACHD 6
18444 TUALATA AVE $299,000.00 $252,000.00 3 2 1192 DETACHD 206
1180 HALLINAN CIR $325,000.00 $300,000.00 3 2 1590 DETACHD 0
5682 CHARLES CIR $549,000.00 $529,000.00 4 2.1 3052 DETACHD 119
5047 WOODCREST LN 7east $679,336.00 $698,690.00 4 3.1 3602 DETACHD 0
1655 EDGECLIFF TER $1,175,000.00 $1,125,000.00 4 3.1 3416 DETACHD 182
18402 OLD RIVER LNDG $1,695,000.00 $1,451,250.00 4 4.1 4547 DETACHD 504

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

Open Houses ~ Jan 6, 2013

Enjoy these 10 Open Houses in Lake Oswego Sunday!

Address L/Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Time
16909 TRACY AVE $279,950 4 2 1499 12-3PM
4263 HARVEY WAY $349,000 3 2 1640 1-3PM
15655 FIELDSTONE DR $589,500 4 2.1 2750 1-3PM
5533 FIELDSTONE CT $599,500 4 2.1 3115 1-3PM
13282 BOONES FERRY LN $599,900 4 2.1 3267 1-3PM
18096 Pilkington RD $599,900 3 2.1 3182 1-3PM
1579 BAY VIEW LN $675,000 4 3 4665 1-3PM
329 10TH ST $949,980 4 2.1 3647 1-3PM
310 IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD $1,100,000 4 2.1 3503 1-3PM
1677 LESLIE LN $1,840,000 4 6.1 7534 1-3PM

A New Year!

Oswego-LakeGreetings to all of our loyal and new Property Blotter readers!

As we enter our 5th year of publishing this insiders’ look at the Lake Oswego community and Real Estate scenes, we want to take a moment to thank you so much for your interest and patronage through the years! Dianne and I are as committed as ever to bringing you the micro-focused real estate information you count on, and also the perspective of Lake Oswego as part of the larger Portland Metro Area from time to time. Context is good… at least we think so : )

We both specialize in Lake Oswego property, considering the time we’ve spent living and working here, and we both also have been working all over the Greater Portland Area for many, many years, so please remember us if you know someone who needs a really experienced and reliable Realtor for any property “selling or buying adventure” in this larger geographic area!

Though our lives have changed through the years, the Property Blotter has remained constant, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. Recently we have made one BIG change, and that is that we are now working with Oregon First Real Estate Company!  A change like this is the kind of thing that only occurs once in a very great while, and while we have been very pleased with our previous affiliation and will miss those with whom we’ve worked closely for some time, we are thrilled to be joining this vibrant, established local company with offices all over the Portland area and Vancouver!

Just for fun, I’ve pasted below our very first post from 2008, and after reading it, am feeling both nostalgic, and satisfied with the work we’ve committed ourselves to, and all we’ve accomplished with so many of you.

Happy New Year to each of you…. We toast YOU in 2013!

Welcome to the premier edition of the Property Blotter!

This blog is intended to be a fun and useful forum pertaining to real estate issues in the City of Lake Oswego. It will bring you information that directly reflects current market conditions.

It will also provide you with history of the area and insights into Lake Oswego’s vibrant community. You will find plenty of statistics and details about houses currently for sale and recently sold. You will also find neighborhood profiles and featured homes. And, yes, you’ll get commentary on local events and neighborhood happenings.

What you will not find is endless self-promotion and unneeded advertising. This is going to be a place to learn about Lake Oswego real estate and not a place that will waste your time. We don’t care for that sort of thing any more than you do.

And just who are we and why do we have any right to be doing this? We are Realtors who have each lived in Lake Oswego for some time and have been directly a part of this community. Between us we have 30 years of experience selling real estate in this fine community. Between us we have lived in Lake Oswego for 20 years. Our children have attended school here. We participated in sports here. We volunteered with local non-profits here. We know this town.

Lake Oswego is an amazing place to live. It is also seriously misunderstood. Yes, there are million-dollar homes in Lake Oswego. But more than money, Lake Oswego is a town that has people who care. It has always had great schools and so attracts families looking for excellent public schools. There are modest homes as well as lakeside estates.

If we are doing our job right, you’ll come away from this blog feeling like you know a bit more about what prices of homes are like, what is going on with local businesses, and what it is about LO that makes it a great place to live and to work. If you currently live here, you’ll know more about what your home may be worth. If you are thinking about moving here, you’ll know more about what to expect when you buy a home and what this community is like as a place to live.

So come along with us on this “blog-mobile”. It is going to be a great journey.