Village On The Lake Homes For Sale, Lake Oswego OR

village on the lake homesVillage On The Lake Homes

Village On The Lake has long been one of the most sought after Lake Oswego neighborhoods with Village On The Lake homes ranging in the low $800k to $2M range generally.   This well organized and desirable neighborhood provides deeded access to Oswego Lake so that you can live the lakefront lifestyle but not pay the price of Lake Oswego waterfront homes.

Please let us know if you are interested in seeing what is for sale in Village On The Lake: call/text 503-853-5506

Brian Olsen, Lake Oswego Realtor, Keller Williams Portland Premier 

Lake Oswego’s Skylands Neighborhood

The Skylands neighborhood is located in Southeast Lake Oswego and is very beautiful.

Away from the active LO city center and restaurant scene around Millenium Plaza, this area tends to be more private. Not in the sense that you’re not invited in but the community is elevated and has views of Mt Hood out one direction and royal sunsets in the other.  Skylands homes for sale tend to be larger and on large lots and are coveted.

Skylands is relatively small with about 425 residents and common for lot sizes are about an acre plus. Many of the properties are anchored with large homes and driveways are gated. Not all, just more then other parts of Lake Oswego. It is important to note that there’s not an issue with crime here, but it’s more of a statement that these are estates and larger homes in Skylands tend to include this feature.

Schools in Lake Oswego are fabulous and of course they are good here as well.  Reputable sources rate the quality of education as high. Glenmorrie Park is close by and stretches out to Oregon’s Willamette River. Located at Brookhurst Drive off Highway 43 is 2.3 acres of park and open to the public…very fun to explore.

If you are interested in Skylands in Lake Oswego or other Lake Oswego homes for sale, please let us know.  We are happy to talk to you about buying or selling in LO. 

Courtney Olsen 503-899-2968/ Brian Olsen 503.853.5506 LO@CooperJacobs.com

Village On The Lake Most Recent Real Estate Sales

Lake Oswego’s Village On The Lake:  Yesterday speaking with a Lake Oswego neighbor, I got asked the question: “How’s the market?”.  The short answer is GOOD. Multiple offers and high demand for well priced Lake Oswego homes creates a great environment for sellers thinking about moving. village on the lake homes

Village on the Lake is a micro neighborhood on the North Shore with less than 100 homes, but pretty much the perfect set of amenities for many buyers. Good schools, great houses, beautiful streets, and one of the nicest easements on Oswego Lake – complete with bathrooms, BBQs, Boat slips, canoe /kayak /SUP racks, swimming areas, and in a great section of the main lake.  Village on the Lake homes have been selling in the $700,000 to $1.5 Million dollar and up range depending on size of home, water view, location of home in neighborhood, etc.  Most Village on the Lake homes are now selling in the $900,000 and up range, so look to this neighborhood to be a good investment.

The most recent sales in Village On The Lake are as follows:

1600 View Lake Court $860,000  This home is a 2 bedroom view home built in 1989.

15519 Village Dr. $690,500 This VOTL Lake home came on and off the market so fast you may have not seen it!  It is  a 3 bedroom 2274 square foot home built in 1989.

When a Village On The Lake home comes up for sale on the market it doesn’t last long! This Lake Oswego neighborhood is one of the most desirable places it seems – there are a couple coming on soon so let us know if you are interested so that we can try and get you in right away!  Court Olsen 503-899-2968

The Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour Is Tomorrow!

Saturday, May 17th in the year of 2014

The Lake Oswego Heritage Council

presents the SIXTH annual 

Historic Home Tour

Please call 503/635-6373 to purchase tickets.Tickets are FOR SALE through the Oswego Heritage Council and online so please don’t miss out.

Sponsors of the annual event in 2014 are Paul Schatz Furniture, Sotheby’s International Realty, Cascade and Willamette Vineyards. The City of Lake Oswego is also distinguised as an important part of making this event possible.

Featuring these Portland historic properties:

The Roehr House

Frank Manor House

The Jantzen House

Every year during the month of May this tour offers rarely seen visions of Portland historic homes of Portland Suburb Lake Oswego. Insight into our Oregon heritage. These properties were created and owned by influential people in Portland history and the opportunity to see inside is unique. Please contact us to answer your questions regarding these or any other Portland properties.

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate 

Call us direct at 503-853-5506

All About The Oswego Lake Country Club (OLCC)

All About The Oswego Lake Country Club (OLCC) in Lake Oswego, OregonLake Oswego Living

If you are interested in Lake Oswego real estate, then you are usually interested in golfing, schools, boating, or all three. The Country Club is a huge asset to the community and the desirability of living here. Tucked in around the towering evergreen trees and off Country Club Road in the North Shore – Country Club District is The Oswego Lake Country Club.

Since 1924 the Oak trees, Douglas Fir and Maple trees have provided golfers with paradise for golfers on the par 71 course. Skill and golf pride is truly felt in the fairways at OLCC. The Audubon Society recognized this club with the award for responsible stewardship. There are real grass practice grounds at the driving range with target greens. The practice bunkers and the short-game practice area is all professional. U.S. Amateur Champion Chandler Egan designed the original golf course and there’s no doubt he put a tremendous amount of thought into creating OLCC. Mr. Egan also played a vital part in reworking the links at Pebble Beach back in 1922 and most of us know PB is on most golfers short list to play one day.

Oswego Lake Club membership is an important part of maintaining the quality of play at OLCC. Golf course maintenance is not inexpensive. A large staff is paramount in assisting that everything come together. Please contact the club office for more details on membership but here’s a brief outline. The social membership allows members to use club dining facilities, swimming pool, snack bars and participate in club functions. This level of membership allows use of the driving range and practice facilities and social status invites you to compete in in two-ball events. Proprietary membership opens up members to full club access! The course and range are available to use and there are voting privileges on initiatives that are raised by the club board and its committees. All facilities, events and amenities including junior programs are open to OLCC members at the proprietary level.

Oswego Lake Country ClubOLCC prints a member news magazine called TEE TALK. It highlights events on the club calendar and is a showcase for Men’s and Woman’s Club Champion and Senior Champions with pictures of winners. The magazine also features letters from the club president and reports from the greens department. Here, Golf Course Superintendent Bob Senseman can share his experience on water drainage issues, course sand and divot action and seeding the grass. Another important aspect of fairway playability is the schedule for verifying the course and closures while the grounds settle back down. To many folks this is to much talk about dirt and grass and to the golfers following closely it makes a lot of sense and we take pride in the conditions of the club. Monthly dues are important as well as the costs for capital improvement. Over the years alterations have been made to Oswego Lake Country Club. The course changed in dramatic ways in the 1950’s when the layout was updated. New tees are added in 1993 and fairways were improved to allow better drainage. Greens were enhanced and remain fast and near highest standards in the sport. What a great place to play where you live.

The CC motto is Live Where You Play and for 90 years members have called the OLCC an extension of their own homes. The clubhouse has museum quality golf memorabilia displayed within the landmarks walls. The property promotes comfort and class without being uptight and closed minded. In order to continue the success of these standards there are accommodating membership rates for applicants under age 39. This approach to membership promotes generations of contact with Lake Oswego’s pride in golf. Please contact Tiffany Smith the membership assistant to learn more about the comforts OLCC offers. She can be reached at 503.636.3631.

More info about the Oswego Lake Country Club on the North Shore of Lake Oswego:

20 Iron Mountain Boulevard Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034

Clubhouse: 503/636-3631

Written By:  Brian C. Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate BCO@CooperJacobs.com 503-899-2968

Welcome Lake Oswego Based Real Estate Broker Brian Olsen To The PDX Team!

We are pleased to have officially hired Brian Olsen at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate’s Portland Branch.

Brian comes to us with many years of experience in the real estate field across the Pacific Northwest.  He lives in Lake Oswego and is an excellent resource for anything LO and real estate.  You can reach Brian at 503-899-2968 or Brian@CooperJacobs.com

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate offers a great package of perks and prides itself as being one of the most tech savvy brokerages in the Pacific Northwest.  We use this to benefit our many satisfied and repeat clients and look forward to working with you, too! If you are interested in working for a Portland Brokerage that is doing it differently, please feel free to visit our careers page and learn more about our Portland Real Estate Agent Careers.  We provide have a low company dollar threshold, no monthly fees, and no “nickel and diming”. Our brokers also enjoy free company leads. We want hard working brokers who are interested in a career and representing us in the best light possible.  In return, we promote YOU. careers@cooperjacobs.com

Welcome to the team, Brian! 

Oswego Lake Access Litigation Update

Oswego Lake Access:

Y0u may or may not be keeping up with all the goings on regarding access to Oswego Lake.  Oswego Lake is a private lake. This is an important piece of knowledge if you plan on relocating to Lake Oswego with the intention of enjoying the lake itself.  Only shareholders and easement members have access to the lake.  If you have questions about this or where you should look for a home with access, please let us know.  Even if you don’t decide to purchase one of the Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale, there are easements associated with some of the Lake Oswego neighborhoods.  Not all neighborhoods have easements and some neighborhoods have multiple easements.  There are some details that are important to know about.

Lake Oswego Corporation  released this statement to the press yesterday morning:

 ” We are pleased with the court’s decision.  The court decided that the claims had no merit and neither our city nor State can be compelled to provide public access to Oswego Lake.  The lawsuit did nothing to change the City’s regulations for the safe use of its parks, or the restrictions on access to and the private status of Lakewood Bay and Oswego Lake.   We hope this decision will end the needless litigation and allow our City to devote its resources to priorities other than defending itself in court.  The Lake Oswego Corporation remains committed to supporting the court’s decision. “

Blue Heron Neighborhood In Lake Oswego

Blue Heron Homes For Sale in Lake Oswego, ORBlue Heron Easements to Oswego Lake

This Lake oswego neighborhood is a haven of Lake Oswego luxury homes and spectacular Lake Oswego waterfront homes and is basically a peninsula surrounded by canals and the lake on three sides. As a result, you can find beautiful lakefront estates as well as some more affordable waterfront property on the canals.  Blue Heron is located on the South side of the lake and in the Lakeridge High School Boundaries.

If you are interested in Blue Heron Homes for sale and you are interested in taking advantage of living in a lakefront neighborhood, then it is important to talk about easements.  The map to the right is from the Lake Corp which is great place to investigate if you are interested in living on or near the lake or if you are interested in using Oswego Lake at all.  Oswego Lake is a private lake.  Only shareholders who live either on the lake in waterfront homes or live in homes within the easement boundaries are entitled to enjoy the lake.  This particular map shows the four different easements to Oswego Lake in the area and shows which homes in the neighborhood are eligible to join which easement(s).

If you are interested in moving to Lake Oswego and if you want to be able to use Oswego lake, then it is extremely important to know which easement you are able to use with your property.  We can help you figure this out as well as some of the other boudaries for various other amenities and schools.

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes Market Update Oct 2013

Lake Oswego, Oregon Waterfront Homes Market Update Oct 2013

Lake Oswego waterfront homesThis is for single family homes (not Oswego Lake condos)

There are 25 active Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale currently in the RMLS.  As always, if you know of a FSBO Lake Oswego waterfront home that should be included in this mix, please let me know. The homes currently listed on the shores of Oswego Lake have been on the market anywhere from 1 day to 374 days with an average days on market of 96 days and a median days on market of 87 days.  They range in price from $479,000 to $7,900,000 with a median list price of $1,495,000 and an average dollar per square foot of $537.  A quick note that in walking along Lakeview, I did see a sign go up so there should be another Lakeview waterfront home going up soon, too. Let me know if you are interested and I can get you the details before it goes live. 

There are 5 Lake Oswego waterfront homes that are pending currently in the RMLS. They range in list price from $1,400,000 to $2,595,000 with a median list price of $1,795,000 and an average dollar per square foot of $427.

Looking back over the last month, there have been no Lake Oswego waterfront homes that have sold and closed in escrow.

The overall dollar per square foot for all 30 of these Lake Oswego waterfront properties is $516 with an overall median days on market of 93 days.

 Oswego Lake is a private lake and in order to be able to boat in it you must either live in a Lake Oswego waterfront home or live in a home with a lake/boat easement.

There are many different options for both choices. For Oswego Lake waterfront homes you can look at both the South and the North shore. There are also many canals and bays off of the main lake. There are two high schools in Lake Oswego so if a particular one is important to you than it is important to know where the Lake Oswego high school boundaries are.

Having an easement to Oswego Lake is a more affordable way to have good access to the lake. There are many different Lake Oswego neighborhood easements to choose to be a member of so again look at boundaries and also look at the individual easements themselves. They all differ from each other so choose a home in a neighborhood with an easement that suits you. Keep in mind they have limited boat slips and have different ways if allocating those to easement members so you may not get a slip right away or even soon.

You can see Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale on our corporate site. We are also happy to show you out favorites and help you figure out what park of the lake is best for you. Lo@cooperjacobs.com  (You can also call me if you are interested in learning more:  C Olsen 503-899-2968  Cooper Jacobs Real Estate )

Lake Oswego Waterfront Wrap Up September 2013

A peek at Lake Oswego waterfront real estate at summer’s end…

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Summer is winding down in Lake Oswego as much as we hate to look around and admit.  The leaves have been starting to blow a bit more and I have even seen them in the street… There are 39 active Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale currently in the RMLS.  If you know of a FSBO Lake Oswego waterfront home that should be included in this mix, please let me know. The homes and condos currently listed on the shores of both Oswego Lake and the Willamette River have been on the market anywhere from 1 day to 351 days with an average days on market of 97 days and a median days on market of 76 days.  They range in price from $479,000 to $7,900,000 with a median list price of $1,495,000 and an average dollar per square foot of $464.

There are 6 Lake Oswego waterfront homes that are pending currently in the RMLS. They range in list price form $379,000 to $2,595,000 with a median list price of $1,597,500 and an average dollar per square foot of $376.

Looking back over the last month only for Lake Oswego waterfront homes that have sold and closed in escrow, there have been 4 of them ranging in sale price from $915,000 to $1,268,000 with a median sales price of $1,062,500 and a median list price of $1,400,000.  The average dollar per square foot on the list price for these sold homes is $296.

Here are the details of the sold properties:

5320 Childs Road in Lake Oswego is technically in Rivergrove and is a 5 bedroom 3 bath which was listed for $949,950 and sold for $915,000 on 8/27/2013.

12700 Fielding Road in Dunthorpe is a 3 bedroom 3 bath 3025 square feet home on the Willammette River.  It was listed for $997,500 and sold on 8/23/2013 for $950,000.

17485 Cardinal Drive in LO sold on 9/4/2013 for $1,175,000.  It was listed for $1,195,000 and located in Blue Heron Villas.  It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and is 3307 square feet.

17809 Kelok Road in LO sold recently as well.  5 bedroom and 3 bath with 3700 square feet.  It is located in the Lake Haven neighborhood and is on one of the canals on Oswego Lake. It was listed for $1,249,000 and sold for $1,268,000 on 8/21/2013.

The overall dollar per square foot for all 49 of these Lake Oswego waterfront properties is $296 with an overall median days on market of 77 days.

Some basics about Lake Oswego Waterfront Real Estate:

There are canals to the main lake and there is also Willamette River waterfront property.  Oswego Lake is a private lake and in order to be able to boat in it you must either live in a Lake Oswego waterfront home or live in a home with a lake/boat easement.

There are many different options for both choices. For Oswego Lake waterfront homes you can look at both the South and the North shore. There are also many canals and bays off of the main lake. There are two high schools in Lake Oswego so if a particular one is important to you than it is important to know where the Lake Oswego high school boundaries are.

Having an easement to Oswego Lake is a more affordable way to have good access to the lake. There are many different Lake Oswego neighborhood easements to choose to be a member of so again look at boundaries and also look at the individual easements themselves. They all differ from each other so choose a home in a neighborhood with an easement that suits you. Keep in mind they have limited boat slips and have different ways if allocating those to easement members so you may not get a slip right away or even soon.

You can see Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale on our corporate site. We are also happy to show you out favorites and help you figure out what park of the lake is best for you. Lo@cooperjacobs.com

All the boats are docked…

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Labor Day at 6:30 and all the boats are docked up already as families are busily getting ready for the first day of school tomorrow! Hope your little one (or big one in high school) has a great first day!

If your home is too small or you are thinking about looking for a different Lake Oswego home to move in to, please let me know. I am happy to help show you different Lake Oswego neighborhoods whether you are looking for an Oswego Lake easement home, a lake Oswego waterfront home or just want to make a change.

Beautiful Oswego Lake….Labor Day Weekend Calm Before The Storm

Lake Oswego boatingLake Oswego Boating:  Took this shot off the boat last night on a quiet cruise without the kids.  Oswego Lake is a beautiful and peaceful place at night with only a few other souls out enjoying the calm. Should be the calm before the Labor Day weekend activity.  The weather in Lake Oswego this weekend is set to be boating perfect and ready for lots of last hurrah summer fun before school starts on Tuesday.

Lake Oswego living is closely knit to the lake itself and no wonder why.  Oregon is full of natural beauty, but this is my favorite place in the state.  If you are interested in Lake Oswego living, then let me know if you need help looking at different neighborhoods, etc.  If the lake is important to you like it is to me, then you need to find a home that is either on the water or in one of the easements.  Oswego Lake is a private lake.  It is not open to the public.  Not all homes in Lake Oswego offer the luxury of the use of the lake.  It is important to find Lake Oswego easement homes so that you can take advantage of the biggest asset of living here. We can help you can find all Lake Oswego homes for sale including Lake Oswego waterfront homes and homes in different Lake Oswego neighborhoods.

 

Village On The Lake Homes Sold: Lots of activity…

Lots of activity in Village On The Lake This Summer For SOLD homes in the neighborhood:village on the lake sold homes

In addition to two recent off market sales, one active Village On The Lake home for sale, and one pending which wasn’t on the market long at all, there was a great sale in the last month for anyone watching the Village On The Lake neighborhood real estate market:

15567 Village Drive was listed for $1,295,000 and sold after 12 days for $1,250,000.  It is a four bedroom, but has enough rooms to function as a five or six bedroom house. Best of all, though, it has Oswego Lake easement access to the lake.  In fact, Village On The Lake has one of the best if not the best easements on the lake with a private gated members only marina.  There are 25 boat slips in the marina and a great swimming area.

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Baths
  • 5247 Square Feet
  • Built in 1988

From the RMLS remarks: 

Beautiful home with stunning Oswego Lake views in Village on the Lake. A comfortable 5200 square feet home with 4+ bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with great room, dedicated den/office, large master suite w/walk-in closet and custom closet system, oversized bonus room with closet, decks with beautiful views, turf yard and a private trail with direct access to the Village on the Lake swim/boat easement. Location and a flexible floor plan!

This particular Village On The Lake Home for sale that has now closed definitely has one of the stellar views of the lake. The new owners spent almost a week taking all the overgrown Ivy off the house.

If you are interested in Village On The Lake Homes For Sale, then let me know – I am happy to help you find your home or let you know if something might be on the market soon. You can also find lots of information on Lake Oswego Real Estate on our corporate site.

Lake Oswego’s Hot August Nights Concert…. Get Ready!

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Lake Oswego Hot August Nights:

Getting ready for tomorrow’s Hot August Nights Concert, you can see all the beautiful homes and flowers lined up and ready to take in The Beatniks starting at 6:30.  According to the Lake Corporation, the concert will be from 6:30 to 9:30, but there will also be a DJ beginning at 5:30.  This is all set for Saturday, August 10th, 2013 in Oswego Lake.

Hot Summer Nights

We cruised by today and the preparations were being made to host this fun Lake Oswego event. We have been hearing about the concert all summer.  The Beatniks play all kinds of tunes including Rolling Stones, Beatles, Steve Miller, Beach Boys, Santana, and more. There should be something for everyone.

Grab your friends and family and a few blankets, drinks, and food and come hang out on the lake!