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

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.

Looking For Lakeside Listings in Lake Oswego on the Lakers or The Pacers Side Of The Lake?

Looking For Lakeside Listings in Lake Oswego on the Lakers Side Of The Lake?LOHSMIssion

Lake Oswego waterfront homes

After last week’s football game between Lake Oswego High School and their rival on the other side of the lake Lakeridge High School, you may be changing your mind as the Lakers lost, but many people do in fact still want to make sure that they live on one side of the lake or the other because of their preference in schools, specifically the two rival high schools.  Although, both schools are stellar and LOHS has been consistently ranked as GOLD in US News, Lakeridge was not ranked academically as high as usual recently, unfortunately (and unfairly as we see it).

Whether you are a Pacer or a Laker, you can still live in one of the great Lake Oswego waterfront homes or one of the amazing Lake Oswego neighbohoods.  Lake Oswego is home to great opportunities in housing  including spectacular Oswego lakefront homes which compare to no others.  You can buy waterfront homes on either side of the lake.

LRHS Mission

In addition, if you don’t want the expense or maintenance of being a waterfront property owner, there are 20 Oswego Lake easements which provide access and amenities to the lake.  Oswego Lake is private, so if you want to take advantage of the beauty and water sports on the lake, then you definitely need to talk to us about which type of home and all neighborhood works best for your particular needs.  Not all easements on the lake are created equal and not all  homes in LO belong to easements.  Some Lake Oswego homes belong to more than one easement and some Lake Oswego homes for sale belong to no easements on the lake.  Finding someone who can guide you through the process is pretty important so that there are no surprises.

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 get in touch with me easily if you want direct help or  if you are interested in learning more:  

Court Olsen   

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

Call or text me:  503-899-2968 

CO@CooperJacobs.com

*Mission statements courtesy of school websites sited in article. 

Oswego Lake Easements and Where to Start

Current Easements on Oswego Lake According To Lake Corp.:  

Remember Oswego Lake is private so if you want to enjoy the lifestyle of Lake Oswego to the fullest then make sure that the home you are looking at purchasing is either on the lake or is entitled to join one (or more in some cases) of the 20 Oswego Lake easements:

Alder Point Club, Blue Heron Easement, Bryant Park, Forest Hills Easement, Goodin Easement, Lakeview Recreation, Lakewood Bay Community Club, Lakewood Yacht Club, Maple Circle Easement, North Lake Club Easement, Oswego Lake Villas, Oswego Shore Estates, Palisades Park, South Shore Glen, Southview Club, Springbrook Easement, Summit Court Easement, Uplands Easement, Village On The Lake, Woodside Circle.

Below is the current Oswego Easements Map from The Lake Corp which owns the lake bed of Oswego Lake.   You can see the full sized map on their site.

Lake Oswego Easement Map

Finding A Home On Oswego Lake with an Easement:

If you are looking at Lake Oswego Realtors and interested in finding a home that has an easement to Oswego lake, please let us know – we can help you find Lake Oswego waterfront homes, Lake Oswego Easement homes, and any other types of Lake Oswego real estate.        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.

 

Lake Oswego Waterfront Living: Stickman’s By Boat

Stickman’s is “brewing” with energy on this Sunday. Being able to boat to Downtown LO is a huge perk to living on the lake. Lake Oswego waterfront homes are truly like living in a resort. You can still take advantage of Oswego Lake waterfront living if you buy a Lake Oswego waterfront easement home. This means you have rights to the lake.

Lake Oswego waterfront living

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

Village On The Lake Real Estate Update June 2013 Lake Oswego OR

Village On The Lake Real Estate Update June 2013 Lake Oswego OR:  Village On The Lake

It’s the last day of June 2013 – hard to believe it!  There has been a swarm of Village on the Lake real estate activity recently!  Some has been off market and some on market by Realtors in the MLS.  This information is on both.

Active Village On The Lake Homes For Sale:  Currently there are two homes for sale in the Village On The Lake Neighborhood in Lake Oswego, Oregon. One of them located on Village Drive has a sign up, but is not listed in the MLS as of yet, however in speaking with the agent it is just under $900,000. Now that the tenants have moved out, I believe it may be going on the public MLS.   The other one of the Village On The Lake Homes for sale  is a two bedroom on View Lake Court that has been listed for about a month with an asking price of $1,295,000.  Both of these homes have great views of Oswego Lake and the neighborhood as a whole has one of the best Oswego Lake easements and marinas on the lake.

village on the lake living in lake oswego orPending Village On The Lake Homes For Sale:  There is one home in the Village on the Lake community that is pending in escrow at the moment.  After just 12 days on the market this Village Drive home went pending on 6/19/2013.  It is rather large at 5247 square feet with 4 bedrooms and a nice view of Oswego Lake.  The asking price on this one was $1,295,000.

Closed Homes In Village On The Lake – Last six months:  There are three official closed sales in the neighborhood ranging from $625,000 to $812,500 and an off market one that our own brokerage Cooper Jacobs Real Estate also closed on Friday for $775,000.

Here’s the candid scoop and details on those homes that sold in Village On The Lake in the last 6 months: 

1579 Bay View Lane:  4 bedrooms, 4685 square feet finally sold on 5/29/2013 after 133 days on market for $625,000 by a different listing broker after being originally listed by Mary Stewart of Home Trust Real Estate back in December of 2012 for $735,000.  This home has good views of Lily Bay and large square footage.  the floorplan is quite different for the majority of the neighborhood and is an upside down one with many of the bedrooms/living space downstairs.

Village Drive homes

15536 Village Drive:  5 bedrooms PLUS bonus space with a total square footage of 3874, this home’s final sales price was $775,000  sold by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate just this week on 6/28/2013.

1670 Village Park Ln:  closed on 5/15/2013 after being on the market for 44 days.  It had a list price of $749,500 and a final sales price of $715,000. This home is a 4 bedroom with 3466 square feet and on a great street in the neighborhood.

1667 Village Park Lane:  another great house on Village Park Lane, this 5 bedroom 5027 square foot home had previously been an auction home and sold back in September of 2012 for $525,000.  It was purchased and remodeled and put back on the market and originally listed at $975,000 on March 4th of 2012.  The sellers dropped the price down to $849,000 before it sold and a final sales price on 6/20/2013 was $812,500.  Village On The Lake Marina Easement

If you are interested in Village On The Lake or Village On The Lake homes for sale, please get in touch with me.  It is a great neighborhood and I am happy to show you why.  If you are looking for Lake Oswego Realtor, we can help you find your next home or sell the one you are in for top dollar. LO@CooperJacobs.com

Lake Oswego Easement Neighborhoods Welcome Warm Weather And Lake Fun

Oswego Lake June 2013

Enjoying Oswego Lake:

School is out and the rain has gone away.   It is absolutely gorgeous out there and the boats are coming out. The high today should be around 79 or 80 degrees and we are inflating our inner tube.  If you are relocating to Lake Oswego Oregon and wondering where you should live so that you may enjoy Oswego Lake, then there are some basics you should know. Oswego Lake is a private lake.  It is not open to the public.  This is probably the single biggest surprise for newcomers to the area. Buying one of the Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale is not the only way to enjoy the lake.  There are many parts of Lake Oswego that have neighborhoods with easements to the lake.  This means you may enjoy waterfront living in the form of boating rights, lake rights, swimming, etc.) without the price of a waterfront home.

Current Easements on Oswego Lake According To Lake Corp.:  

Alder Point Club, Blue Heron Easement, Bryant Park, Forest Hills Easement, Goodin Easement, Lakeview Recreation, Lakewood Bay Community Club, Lakewood Yacht Club, Maple Circle Easement, North Lake Club Easement, Oswego Lake Villas, Oswego Shore Estates, Palisades Park, South Shore Glen, Southview Club, Springbrook Easement, Summit Court Easement, Uplands Easement, Village On The Lake, Woodside Circle.

Below is the current Oswego Easements Map from The Lake Corp which owns the lake bed of Oswego Lake.   You can see the full sized map on their site.

Lake Oswego Easement Map

Finding A Home On Oswego Lake with an Easement:

If you are looking at Lake Oswego Realtors and interested in finding a home that has an easement to Oswego lake, please let us know – we can help you find Lake Oswego waterfront homes, Lake Oswego Easement homes, and any other types of Lake Oswego real estate.        LO@CooperJacobs.com