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:

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 )

Beautiful Oswego Lake….Labor Day Weekend Calm Before The Storm

Lake Oswego boatingLake Oswego Boating:  Took this shot off the boat last night on a quiet cruise without the kids.  Oswego Lake is a beautiful and peaceful place at night with only a few other souls out enjoying the calm. Should be the calm before the Labor Day weekend activity.  The weather in Lake Oswego this weekend is set to be boating perfect and ready for lots of last hurrah summer fun before school starts on Tuesday.

Lake Oswego living is closely knit to the lake itself and no wonder why.  Oregon is full of natural beauty, but this is my favorite place in the state.  If you are interested in Lake Oswego living, then let me know if you need help looking at different neighborhoods, etc.  If the lake is important to you like it is to me, then you need to find a home that is either on the water or in one of the easements.  Oswego Lake is a private lake.  It is not open to the public.  Not all homes in Lake Oswego offer the luxury of the use of the lake.  It is important to find Lake Oswego easement homes so that you can take advantage of the biggest asset of living here. We can help you can find all Lake Oswego homes for sale including Lake Oswego waterfront homes and homes in different Lake Oswego neighborhoods.

 

Searching For Lake Oswego Oregon Information

Lake Oswego or livingWhether you are relocating to lake Oswego Oregon or just searching for information about the city, it is always interesting for me to look and see how you found my site. I like to see this so that I know how to be relevant and how to get actual useful information out there.I write about Lake Oswego real estate, but I also like to make sure to write about things to give someone from out of the area an idea about what our city is about.

Some of these searches were done by people who are already living in Lake Oswego, so that is also another piece of useful information to me so that again I am providing useful information for the public.  I also think it is interesting to look at what terms your neighbors are using to look for local information on the city of Lake Oswego and Lake Oswego neighborhoods. Where do you go to look for information on local events or relocation tools? Getting an up close look into a community is a great way to see if it is a good fit for you.

I only have one question….how did they find me with the terms “Japanese foot bath lake oswego”?

Here are some of the search phrases used to land here in the last week:

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