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

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:

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.

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 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 )

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

Lake Oswego’s Village On The Lake Neighborhood Celebrates Halloween!

Village On The Lake HalloweenVillage On The Lake has some pretty great Halloween decorations!

Lake Oswego has wonderfully festive neighborhoods  and one of those Lake Oswego neighborhoods is Village On The Lake located on the North Shore of Oswego Lake.

Some Village On The Lake neighbors go all out for Halloween with daily trips to one of the several local Spirit Halloween stores to add more to their spooky displays as the holiday approaches.  Neighbor children love seeing the displays evolve.

Lake Oswego holidays

This happens to be our first pick for the best Trick-or-treating in Lake Oswego!  In fact, Village On The Lake is a great place to celebrate many holidays!

If you have some pictures of your Lake Oswego holidays, email them to info@LakeOswegoView.com so we can share your Lake Oswego neighborhood, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Oswego View Homes & Other Sites Around Town

 

There are some amazing Lake Oswego view homes in this city. Lake Oswego OR is a very cool affluent Portland suburb located just Southwest of Downtown Portland and East of Beaverton. It is filled with beautiful homes including some exceptional lake Oswego waterfront homes, but the Lake Oswego view homes are what are really catching my eye on these warm days…

Lake Oswego has many different beautiful sites to see. You can find homes with views of Oswego Lake as well as the region beyond. Portland in general is filled with waterways and the sprawling mansions along the Willamette River are substantial and jaw dropping, but I still keep coming back to the many beautiful views you can capture by living in Lake Oswego. The Lake Oswego Realtors must enjoy their job! I know I enjoy touring these beautiful Lake Oswego homes and neighborhoods!