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 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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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

Significant Lake Oswego Waterfront Property Is Sold!

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes
3232 Lakeview Blvd is SOLD!

Lakeview Blvd lakefront home is sold!

The beautifully handcrafted Stone Villa on Lakeview Blvd finally sells – a long time one of my personal favorite Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale, 3232 Lakeview Blvd has closed in escrow! This waterfront gem has been my favorite for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I like the potential that it has always represented.  The villa is a shell of a mansion as in it still needs the interior finish work.

Here is the verbiage from the listing in the RMLS:

This enchanting Italian stone villa is waiting for your vision of the interior finish. Over $4 million has been invested in the exterior improvements. The spectacular stone facade is reminiscent of old villas on Lake Como. Lower level has an indoor pool, sauna, wine cellar and exercise room. Elevator to all 3 levels. Hot tub and boat house are completed. Interior is ready to sheet rock.

And here are some the details of this seriously unique and special Lake Oswego waterfront property: 

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More beautiful Lake Oswego homes around the lake
  • 7000 square feet
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • indoor swimming pool
  • sauna
  • exercise room
  • wine cellar
  • boat house
  • built in 2003
  • 2 car garage
  • .23 acre lot
  • gated

Details of the market time of this home:

3232 Lakeview Blvd closed in escrow on 5/29/2014 for $2,250,000 after 1113 days on market recently.  It was originally listed on 6/23/2008 by a different brokerage for $6,300,000 for 361 days.  The most recent market listing began in April of 2011 at a price of $4,450,000 before being reduced to $3,400,000 in February of 2012 and then $2,900,000 in March of 2012 and then to 2,590,000 in February of 2013.  That was the last list price before it sold this last week.  The purchase price that was settled on is a considerably good price even just form an investment point of view.   There is a one time $5000  payment for the Oswego Lake waterfront share that the house is deeded with.  The annual taxes on this home is currently at $56,687.37 according to the listing.

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Lake Oswego Brokers: 503-899-2968

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes For Sale:

Please let us know if you are interested in any of the beautiful Lake Oswego waterfront homes that are listed right now.  We are happy to show you lakefront homes on Oswego Lake no matter who they are listed with and look forward to being your advocate.

Additionally, if you are a Lake Oswego seller, please let us know how we can help you.  There are some amazing listings that you will be competing with at the moment so pricing and presentation are key starting points.  Our unique marketing will help put you ahead of the competition and get the best return on your investment.

Court Olsen & Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

LO@CooperJacobs.com 503-899-2968

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

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

First Addition Real Estate Market Update in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Snow 2014All bundled up in this weather, I hope!  The city of Lake Oswego has actually done a great job keeping our roads passable and safe. I wanted to take a break and dive back into the First Addition Real Estate market now that 2014 is off to a good start. First Addition is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lake Oswego, and it is filled with character!

If you are thinking about moving to Lake Oswego, then this is a great site to check out different Lake Oswego neighborhoods and learn about Lake Oswego living. If you want to talk to me about different Lake Oswego neighborhoods, schools, etc., I am free anytime and would look forward to making your relocation to Lake Oswego easier all around.  Now, Back to First Addition Homes for sale and real estate market info for the last month…..

First Addition Homes SOLD in last 30 days – just one in the RMLS. In the last 30 days, we have had one large First Addition home for sale close in escrow.   425 G Ave was listed for $1,400,000 and sold for full price on 2/5/2014 after being on the market for 91 days.  It is a Lake Oswego new construction home and has 3890 square Lake Oswego Snow 2014feet, four bedrooms, and 2 baths.  Obviously, the location of this First Addition home is a huge selling point. Proximity to all Downtown LO city amenities is always in demand.

There are 3 First Addition homes for sale that are currently pending in escrow as well as the one which has closed.  These range in list price from $889,000 to $1,250,000 with a median list price of $969,000.  They range in days on market from 0 to 189 days.

So, what is for sale in Lake Oswego’s First Addition neighborhood? There are 6 active First Addition listings in the RMLS currently – single family and labeled First Addition.  These First Addition homes for sale range in list price from $665,000 to $1,050,000 with a median list price of $996,750.  The average dollar per square foot is $253.  These have been on the market for a median days on market of 59 days with a range of 7 days to 208 days.  These homes are located in First Addition on streets such as D Ave, 4th St, 6th St, E Ave, 2nd St, Atwater Rd,  and 9th St.  Among these, you will find presales, new construction, and Lake Oswego properties for sale that don’t have signs out front.  Full details: First Addition Real Estate market 02092014 

No matter what Lake Oswego neighborhood you are interested in, Let us help you get started.  We just need some quick info to get you started:

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. “

Lakewood Neighborhood In LO Real Estate Market Update

Lakwood waterfront homesLakewood is one of our favorite neighborhoods in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

It is a lovely waterfront neighborhood that basically surrounds Lakewood Bay.   Lakewood Bay is the smaller Bay adjacent to Downtown Lake Oswego and the neighborhood of Lakewood hugs its shores.  There is a canal to the main lake from Lakewood Bay which is quite charming to go through by boat.  The majority of the neighborhood is a peninsula and the homes are character of the streets is just charming. South of Lakewood is the Eastern portion of Oswego Lake where the Lake Corp is situated.

While looking for Lakewood homes for sale, you will find many gorgeous view homes, Lake Oswego luxury homes, and Lake Oswego waterfront homes in addition to non-waterfront homes.  This is because the neighborhood is comprised of much waterfront and within Lakewood is Half Moon Bay (part of “The Peninsula”) and parts of the North Shore. Each of these individual sections of Lakewood offer unique characteristics.  You get South facing, North facing, West facing, and East facing waterfront homes in this neighborhood.  Lakewood waterfront homes come are located in three separate sections of Oswego Lake, too!    Where else can you find so much variety in one neighborhood?

According to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society (web clipping to the right of their site)

1925 advertisement declared “Of all Lake Oswego’s districts Lakewood is the most accessible –the nearest—possessed of modern advantages.  There is no more beautiful spot anywhere.” 

Lakewood Real Estate Market Update:

1925 Lakewood  Beside the Lake  Beneath the Trees

Homes in this Lake Oswego neighborhood are coveted and as a result there have not been a lot of Lakewood homes for sale for the past 12 months. In looking through the RMLS, for residential detached homes marked in the Lakewood neighborhood, there have been even less, but drawing a precise shape around the official neighborhood boundaries, there are additional properties to include in our market numbers.  Lakewood waterfront homes and homes in the peninsula portion of the neighborhood are highly sought after, but all homes in this neighborhood tend to be desirable.

There are only three single family Lakewood homes for sale currently.  These are located on Middlecrest Rd, Ridgeway Rd, and Lakeshore Rd, and range in list price from $629,900 to $2,295,000.  The average dollar per square foot on these is $482.  The median days on market is 144 days and the median price is $895,000.

In the last 12 months, 11 Lakewood homes have sold – again single family homes.  No condos in these numbers. These Lakewood homes have a median list price of $625,000 and a median sold price of $580,000.  The average dollar per square foot based on their final sales prices was $313 and there was a median days on market of 85 days.

If you are interested in exploring Lake Oswego’s Lakewood neighborhood, please let me know.  I am happy to show you my favorite Lakewood homes for sale and also happy to tell you about the neighborhood or other Lake Oswego neighborhoods.

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 For Sale & Market Update

Seems like everyone is out running around holiday shopping, but that isn’t completely true in the Lake Oswego waterfront real estate market anyway.   There are SIX Lake Oswego waterfront homes that are pending in escrow currently.  These are single family homes on Oswego Lake and listed in the RMLS.

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes For Sale & Market Update

If you are still interested in purchasing on the lake this holiday season, you have some great choices.  There are 21 Active Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale at the moment in the RMLS.  These range in price from $479,000 for an Oswego waterfront house for sale on Southshore Blvd. to $7,900,000 for a substantial estate on Palisades Terrace Drive with a median list price of $1,590,000.

The pending homes in escrow which have already gotten into contract range in price from $499,000 for a “scrape job” on Kelok Rd with the boat dock already in to $1,839,000 for a home on Lake Front Rd. with a median list price of $1,539,950 and an average days on market of 66 days for their current listing periods and 360 days for the cumulative days on market listing period.

You can see the full summary here:  Lake Oswego waterfront homes market update and you can see the client sheets on the homes used for this update here:  Lake Oswego Waterfornt homes listings update

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 about Lake Oswego waterfront real estate or neighborhoods in LO.  I live in LO and enjoy our Oswego Lake lifestyle and look forward to showing you my favorite parts of this amazing community. Happy Holidays!

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

Lake Oswego Oregon Public Library Events: Hard To Believe November is Here!

There are some interesting upcoming events at the Lake Oswego Public Library this month.

The library is located in Lake Oswego’s First Addition neighborhood and is quite an asset to our community!

Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-636-7628
www.lakeoswegolibrary.org

Home Swapping:   Of particular interest and note to me is the fascinating idea of home swapping by Sara Tetreault.  At first, I was thinking it was a new way to buy a house, but it is actually a quite brilliant way to go on vacation.  According to the write up on Ms. Tetreault, she has complated 10 home exchanges in 9 years! That is crafty!  She is speaking at the library about home swapping basics and providing information about using home swapping as a way of travel.

Sara Tetreault
Home Swapping Basics
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Other Lake Oswego Events at the library:
First Tuesday Music Series

Steve Hale:  Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
 Steve Hale is back and the featured performer for this November’s First Tuesday Music Series.  Catch him playing guitar and singing original soul inspired ballads at this encore performance.
Performing Arts Series
 Gideon Freudmann:  Wednesday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Gideon Freudmann, a cello innovator, has created his own style of music called CelloBop – a fusion of blues, jazz, folk and much more.
A classical musician by training, Freudmann earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of Connecticut. Since that time, Freudmann has distinguished himself as one of New England’s finest solo cross-genre cellists, performing in literally hundreds of venues throughout the United States, including a featured performance at the New Directions Cello Festival in New York.
Disaster Can Strike at Any Moment. Are You Prepared?
Third Tuesday Author Series
Alan Corson:  Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Why should you attend this presentation? Take it from the back cover of Corson’s book: “Think about where you are right now. How well would you and your family fare if today, right now, you were suddenly faced with an enormous disaster – a massive earthquake, a sudden flood, a horrific hurricane, tornado, super storm, or other catastrophic event?”
In an interactive presentation and demonstration with plenty of time for questions, Corson will discuss shelter, fire, safe drinking water, and the myths and facts of emergency survival. He will bring a “Bug Out Bag” to show what the critical items every person and every household should have on hand in the event of an emergency. He will also discuss what a person needs to carry in their car whenever they leave home (always).
Corson served as a drill sergeant in the US military, instructing new soldiers in basic combat training. After earning a master’s degree in judicial administration from Sangamon State University in Illinois, he spent 25 years with the Oregon State Police. As an OSP detective, Corson was responsible for successfully investigating several high-profile homicides. He served on the Oregon State Police SWAT Team as the team sniper for eight years. He currently lives with his wife in Tualatin.
All of these special events are free and presented largely in part because of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library.  If you want to support them, then please visit their used book store on the corner of Boones Ferry and Mercantile in Lake Grove or visit them online at www.friendslol.org.
Lake Oswego is a wonderful community to move to.  If you are interested in moving to Lake Oswego, then please get in touch with me and let me know your specific needs so I can help you.  I am excited to show you my city and look forward to telling you all about the perks of relocating to Lake Oswego, Oregon!
 Court Olsen  503.899.2968 CO@CooperJacobs.com

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.