Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes Market Update

Lake Oswego waterfront real estateLake Oswego homes : waterfront market update for SOLDS in last 30 days

It has been an active Lake Oswego waterfront homes market so far this summer.

Just in the last 30 days for Oswego Lake waterfront properties (not Willamette River waterfront homes in Lake Oswego), there have been 6 lakefront homes sold in escrow through the MLS.

The price on these sold Lake Oswego waterfront homes range from $400,000 (a fluke) to $3,475,000 with a median sold price of $1,435,000 and an median days on market of 189 days.  The average dollar per square foot for these Lake Oswego lakefront homes and canal front homes that have sold is $442 with a median sales price to list price percentage of 96.73%.

Sold lakefront homes and canalfront homes: 3300 Southshore Blvd., 18000 Sarah Hill Lane, 17471 Cardinal Dr., 263 Northshore Rd, 2926 Lakeview Blvd., 3214 Lakeview Blvd.

Here are the details of the Lake Oswego waterfront homes which have sold:

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You can see the full stats of the Lake Oswego waterfront homes real estate market here: 

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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

Lake Oswego Waterfront Real Estate Market Update

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes MARCH 2014 REPORTlake oswego waterfront homes for sale

Oswego Lake Waterfront Property update: Lake Oswego Real Estate activity is increasing as the winter freeze wears off and buyers look around at 2014 market conditions. We certainly had more snow here at the lake then last year and the most snowfall over Christmas in a decade. Lake Oswego Lakefront property is almost always the most desirable, unless one is afraid of water or increased taxes, and the sale prices certainly reflect the appeal of living on or near Oswego Lake.

Here are details on Lake Oswego waterfront HOMES SOLD in the last  month (last 30 days).

4153 Westbay Road SOLD for $1,240,000 just $109,000 less then asking.

112 Northshore Circle SOLD for $1,475,000 only $75,000 below original list price!

1100 Northshore Road SOLD for $2,550,000 just $100,000 less then asking.

All of these Lake Oswego waterfront properties are wonderful and certainly a sound investment. The median Sold price is $1,475,000…not too shabby. This works out to be an average price per square foot to be $430. The homes are predicted to appreciate at around 4.8% annually and that’s relatively conservative. The numbers look good! There are 21 active Lake Oswego waterfront listings currently on the multiple listing service and 9 Lake Oswego waterfront properties for sale are pending.

This data is compiled from the RMLS and includes only Lake Oswego waterfront homes that are lakefront. 

Size of the waterfront homes currently listed FOR SALE is luxurious and large. Most have relaxing outdoor living spaces that make great use of patio space. Some Lake Oswego homes have outdoor fire pits. Why end the evening with smoars when you can start with pizza. Many landscapes have fireplaces with BBQ’s built into them. I would certainly work in an outdoor pizza oven. Homeowners can get plenty of exercise at the house with the average square footage of these fancy homes a spacious 4,856 feet.

Let’s move out of hibernation and into the great outdoors! Let us know if we can help. 503-899-2968 LO@CooperJacobs.com

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.

Lake Oswego Waterfront Real Estate Market: It’s A Buyer’s Market, But Sellers Still Have A Say

In the last month, there has been enough action in Lake Oswego’s waterfront real estate market to note that sellers of Oswego Lake waterfront properties do indeed have a say, but not enough to rule out a buyer’s market.  In either case, whether you are a buyer or a seller, there are different aspects of the market that should be taken into account.Lake Oswego waterfront homes

What’s for sale on Oswego Lake right now?

Currently, there are 27 Active Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale on the market in the MLS. These homes range in price from $479,000 to $7,900,000 with a relatively affordable median list price of $1,495,000.  The average dollar per square foot on these is $515 and the median days on market is 102 days with a range of 8 days to 398 days.

What has sold on Oswego lake in the last 30 days – pending Oswego lake waterfront homes sales that have not closed in escrow yet:

There are five Lake Oswego lakefront homes that are pending in escrow right now.  These range in price from $1,349,000 to $1,839,000 with a median list price of $1,579,900.  The median days on market for these 47 days and the average dollar per square foot for these is $401/foot.

Sold Lake Oswego Real estate numbers on the lake:  

One Lake Oswego waterfront home that was listed in the MLS and is on the lake has closed in escrow. You can see full details here: lo waterfront sold detail 11032013, but basically it was an Oswego Lake waterfront home located at 2240 Summit Court.  It was listed for $2,595,000 and on the market for 93 days.  It has a final sales price of $2,375,000 which at 5036 square feet  is $472/square foot.

Here are the RMLS remarks for 2240 Summit Court:

Stunningly well built traditional w/commanding 180 degree views of Oswego Lake. Located on a rare cul-de-sac this timeless design was built w/tomorrow in mind; 3 stop elevator, floor to ceiling windows, great room concept, large recreation room w/ wet bar, 850 bottle self cooling wine cellar, safe room, large interior shop, oversized 3 vehicle garage, boat house, dock and lift!

There are some good choices for waterfront homes on Oswego Lake right now, and of these there is a good range of price and style.  You can find homes on both Lakers and Pacers side of the lake and also in a wide variety of waterfront types such as main lake, bay, and canals.  Just last week a beautiful home I have been photographing for months came on the market. I would be so excited to show anyone this particular home and the brokers open last week was obviously a hit.  Call me if you want to learn more about what is on the market, how much your home might be worth, or just Lake Oswego in general.  It is a great place to live and a wonderful place to move to.  I look forward to sharing it with you!

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 part of the lake is best for you.

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

Court Olsen   Call or text me:  503-899-2968 email:  CO@CooperJacobs.com

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate – Lake Oswego, West Linn,  and Portland Neighborhood Realtors

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.

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 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

Oswego Lake Is Buzzing Today!!!

Lake Oswego waterfront happenings:  With a high in the eighties, it is no wonder why the lake is a buzz with activity! The water is still chilly, but that isn’t stopping intertwined and wake boards from being dusted off for the season. Lake Oswego is beautiful this weekend and here are some shots of some of the waterfront homes that line Oswego Lake.

Let us know if you are interested in Lake Oswego homes for sale. There are some wonderful Lake Oswego waterfront properties on the market right now and we are happy to show you any of them. LO@CooperJacobs.com

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