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.

Village On The Lake in Lake Oswego Oregon Recent Activity

Village On The Lake Real Estate:  GREAT activity in this GREAT Lake Oswego neighborhood! 

Village On The Lake Lake OswegoThe house on View Lake Ct listed for $950,000 is pending and the house on Village Drive at the first entrance to the neighborhood has sold!

15411 Village Drive closed on 11/22/2013.  It was on the market for a whopping 7 days and sold for close to full price.   This gorgeous Village On The Lake home is the first home at the first entrance to the neighborhood on the corner of Summit Dr. and Village Drive just off Iron Mountain Road on the North side of the lake. List price: $899,000 Sales Price: $865,000

Here are the marketing remarks from the RMLS:

Stunning remodel in highly sought after Village on the Lake! Cascading 17ft backyard waterfall over the spacious built-in hot tub. Gorgeous slab granite in gourmet kitchen w/ stainless built-in appliances. 4 bdrms plus den & bonus. All bathrooms remodeled w/ granite and tile throughout. Generous Master Suite w/ walk-in closet and completely remodeled master bath. Guest room w/ attached full bath. Unbelievable home in fantastic location!

Some of the stats on this one:

  • 3809 Square feet
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 baths
  • Built in 1989
  • 3 car garage

Easement to Oswego Lake if you join the private neighborhood marina.  There is a beautiful dock, heated bathrooms, shower, canoe/kayak/paddleboard racks, boats slips, swimming area, etc., and it is truly one of the best neighborhood Oswego Lake easements I have seen.

So between these two recent sales as well as sales in previous months, Village On The Lake is proving to be a desirable neighborhood in Lake Oswego. If you are interested in seeing what your VOTL home is worth, please let me know.  If you decide to list with me anytime before 1/31/2014, I will schedule  a FREE Staging consultation for your home and also contribute up to $1500 towards your Staging.  I am happy to sit down and show you some of my marketing tools and why we are different. I can show you comparables on the Lake Oswego real estate market and look forward to hearing about your needs.