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: 

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes for sale Stats 072614

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 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

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 Neighborhoods: Bergis Farm Estates

Lake Oswego Neighborhood Highlight:  Bergis Farm Estatesbergis farm entry

Bergis Farm Estates is a Lake Oswego luxury development on Bergis Farm Drive just off of SW Cornell Street at SW Bergis Road.  There are fifteen well appointed homes in the Bergis Farm neighborhood.

These Lake Oswego homes were built in the late 1990s and into the early 2000s with a high attention to detail and finishes.  Open floorplans and large spaces are a couple of the attributes of Bergis Farm homes.  The neighborhood is currently literally surrounded for the most part by farms and is an excellent choice for buyers looking for a combination of peace and tranquility, close in West Linn, Portland, & Lake Oswego amenities, plus the coveted LO schools. This neighbohrood offers an easy commute, but is in a beautiful country setting, and many of the homes in Bergis Farm Estates offer territorial views.

This neighborhood is coveted.  Currently only one home on Bergis Farm Dr. has been on the market recently and it is Pending in escrow.  The list price on it is $1,280,000.  This is up significantly as the market has recovered over the last year or so.  Over the last 24 months, there have been three Bergis Farm Estates homes sold.

  • 17426 Bergis Farm Dr was listed for $894,500 and sold on 3/9/2012 for a final sold price of $825,000.  It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 4444 square foot home built in 2001.
  • 17411 Bergis Farm Dr was listed for $882,500 and sold on 6/29/2012 for a final price of $840,000 after being on the market for only 13 days.  It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 4282 square foot home built in 2000.
  • 17384 Bergis Farm Dr was listed for $995,000 and sold on 10/26/2012 for full price after 57 days on market.  This Bergis Farm home is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 5081 square feet home built in 2005 with super high end finishes and fixtures including Dacor, Subzero, and Miele appliances, plus territorial views.

bergisfarmholidayhouseThe overall numbers on Bergis Farm Estates including the pending home on the market now are as follows:  The median days on market for selling your Bergis Farm Estates home in Lake Oswego is 115 days.  The average dollar per square foot for listing prices in the neighborhood is $224 and the average dollar per square foot for sold prices over the last two years is $194.  The home that is currently pending is listed for $298 a square foot. Prices have increased over the last two years, but I imagine that the currently pending home in the neighborhood won’t get full price.  It will, however, set the bar for the current state of the real estate market in Bergis Farm Estates.  You can read the full details on these here: Bergis Farm Estates Market Report

Please let me know if you are interested in buying or selling in any of Lake Oswego’s neighborhoods.  I would be happy to give you some tips on the various locations and also would look forward to seeing your home if you are interested in selling. 

Here is a map of Bergis Farm Estates:


View Bergis Farm Neighborhood in Lake Oswego in a larger map

All Bergis Farm Estates real estate market data was compiled by Court Olsen, Lake Oswego Realtor. Please email me if you have any concerns at all: co@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 Real Estate Market Update: Looking At YTD Year over Year

Guess What?  Lake Oswego Real Estate is back.

If you have had your head up at all, you may have noticed a lot more activity this year.  Sales volume for total homes sold in Lake Oswego (listed in the RMLS) has returned to pre 2008 levels.There have been 648 Lake Oswego homes sold this year alone so far from 1/1 to 11/11.  This hasn’t been higher since 2005 when during the same period 688 homes sold.  Total sales volume this year has been $383,628,000 which hasn’t been topped since 2007 when it was $383,834,000 for the same period.

Charts below illustrate year to date for the same periods for 2004 through 2013 so you can see the dip and recovery.  If you questioned whether or not you should put your Lake Oswego home on the market, then this should clear it up.  The median price of these sold homes is $500,000 for 2013 so far.  Last year for this period, it was $448,700.  If you are interested in buying or selling Lake Oswego real estate, please get in touch with us so that we may help you evaluate your options.  Thank you in advance! LO@CooperJacobs.com   503-899-2968

Lake Oswego real estate market update

chart_2Lake Oswego Realtors when you need them:  Cooper Jacobs Real Estate. 

All data compiled by Principal Broker Court Olsen using data from the RMLS.  CooperJacobsPDX

Lake Oswego Homes For Sale:  Listings here include Lake Oswego waterfront homes, Lake Oswego easement homes, riverfront, lakefront, etc.  They are all detached units and residential only using area 147 and the city of Lake Oswego Oregon which is zip codes 97034 and 97035.

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

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. 

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 )

First Addition Numbers Now That We Are In August..

Looking at the last 30 days of activity in Lake Oswego, Oregon’s First Addition neighborhood:First Addition neighborhood in Lake Oswego OR

Lake Oswego’s First Addition Real Estate is a hot commodity!  There are buyers looking actively in this neighborhood, so please let us know if you are even thinking about selling.  You might be surprised at how much your First Addition home is worth currently.  We recently sold a beautiful home on A Ave and are looking for inventory!

Here’s the scoop:

Active First Addition Neighborhood Homes Available

First Addition Homes For Sale In The RMLS which are active with no offers.  There are 9 First Addition homes available at the moment.  These range in price from $575,000 to $1,400,000 with a median list price of over a million dollars at $1,050,000. The median days on market for these homes is 21 days with a range of 5 days to 112 days and an average of 38 days on market. The average dollar per square foot of these First Addition listings is $271.  How big is your house? Wondering what updates you may or may not have to do to get it on the market in that dollar per square foot range? We can help and it won’t cost you anything for the information.

Pending First Addition Homes In The MLS 

These are the ones with the offers which have not closed yet… There are 7 First Addition homes for sale which are currently pending listings in the RMLS.  They range in list price from $360,000 to $1,195,000 with a median list price of $825,000 and an average dollar per square foot of $304. The median days on market for these is 42 days.

SOLD!  Here are the sold First Addition listings:

Lake Oswego Realtors

Only one actual First Addition HOUSE listing has sold in the MLS in the last 30 days.  There are 2 sales categorized in residential, but one is a subdivided lot 1/2 acre lot located at 425 G Ave which sold on 7/15/2013.  It was listed for $550,000 and also sold for $550,000.   The First Addition home which sold is located at 740 7th St and was listed for $995,000 on 6/20/2013.  It sold on 7/10/2013 for $995,000.

First Addition Buyers looking for an Agent:  As you can see from the numbers above, if you are looking at First Addition homes for sale, then there are not many First Addition listings out there and they sell fairly quickly. Terms are important.  Cash buyers are common. Competition is fierce.  You need to only talk to Lake Oswego Realtors who are willing to really structure your offer to stand out. If you are thinking about moving to Lake Oswego and wondering if your relocation should include First Addition, we are happy to talk you through some of the neighborhoods in the city.

Lake Oswego Four Bedroom Homes For Sale

Lake Oswego Oregon market update on Lake Oswego Four Bedroom Homes For Sale

Lake Oswego waterfront homes

Active Lake Oswego Homes For Sale with 4 Bedrooms:  Currently there are 129 four bedroom homes for sale in Lake Oswego according to the local MLS.  These range in price from $349,900 to $4,850,000 with an average list price of $990,487 and a median list price of $769,900.  The average dollar per square foot for a four bedroom home for sale in Lake Oswego right now is $270.  The days on market range from 1 day to 904 days.  The median days on market is 55 and the average is 99 so that long one is definitely throwing the average off. The median square footage for a home for sale in Lake Oswego, Oregon with four bedrooms is currently at 3600 square feet.

There are two short sale homes that are pending waiting for bank approval.  Those are listed at $265,000 and $315,000 and not reflective of the Lake Oswego four bedroom market overall.

Four Bedroom Homes in Lake Oswego Under Contract:  There are 64 homes with four bedrooms in the city that are pending waiting to close in escrow.  These range in price from $207,100 to $2,250,000 with a median list price of $626,975 and a median days on market of 33 days cumulatively. The median square footage for these is 3112 square feet. These homes sold for a median of $213 a square foot.

In the last month, 50 four bedrooms homes in LO have SOLD and closed. The sales price on these ranged from $250,000 to $3,250,000 with a median sales price of $584,800 and a median days on market of 34 days and a median size of 3081 square feet.

Overall impression for four bedroom homes in Lake Oswego:  As a buyer, there is much inventory and the four bedrooms that are available range in price greatly and also come in many different neighborhoods. The average size for a four bedroom according to these stats overall is 3443 square feet and the cumulative days on market was a median of 43 days.  The list prices ranged from $207,100 to $4,850,000 with a median list price of $669,900 and a median dollar per square foot from these list prices of $248.

If you are a seller and interested in standing out amongst the crowd, then price and preparation is key.  I am happy to provide you with a free consultation at any time to see how you compare to others on the Lake Oswego Real Estate market. 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 Weather Cool Down, But Some Great Homes For Sale

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Lake Oswego really has cooled down this week, but real estate is still popping up. The sunny days are gone for just a bit, but its good for keeping things green and cleaning the pollen out of the air!

There are some amazing homes for sale in Lake Oswego. Let us know what you are looking for.  The “sale pending” strips keep going up and with school winding down, there is sure to be a surge of new home buyers competing for what is on the market.

If you are new to Lake Oswego, then there are some basics you will need to know about.  It is helpful, for example, if you are here for the schools to know which schools serve which parts of Lake Oswego.  Another super big tip if you intend on using Oswego Lake at all is to know that it is a private lake.  The lake is not open to the public, but access is given to the shareholders who either own Lake Oswego waterfront property or shareholders who are part of an easement in a surrounding neighborhood.  If taking advantage of all that Oswego Lake has to offer is an important criteria for you then you need to be well aware of what your rights are to the lake and how they differ with each specific property.

There are a couple exceptions which open up the private lake to more than waterfront and easement holder property owners. These include the Lake Grove Swim Park for anyone who lives within its specified boundaries and there is also the Lake Oswego Swim Park on the other side of the lake.  Here is what the city says about the Lake Oswego Swim Park on their site:

LAKE OSWEGO SWIM PARK is a public facility featuring a wading pool, intermediate section and lap pool under the supervision of certified lifeguards. The park is open to residents only at no charge. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an individual 16 years or older. The “buddy system” will be enforced. No one will be allowed to swim alone. Groups of more than 12 should phone ahead by calling 503-636-6780. Park closure is considered whenever the air temperature drops below 65 degrees. A sign will be posted at the park. Information also available by calling Parks & Recreation at 503-675-2549. ***Residents Only. July 2 – August 31, 12-6 pm (7 days a week)

There are other little nuances about buying property in Lake Oswego. Please email if you are interested in learning more or if you would like to see what is for sale right now. If you are interested in Lake Oswego Realtors or would like to tour some Lake Oswego Homes For Sale, we are happy to help!   LO@CooperJacobs.com