LO Sustainability Fair is Coming

Saturday, April 20th, otherwise known as Earth Day, Lake Oswego will be hosting it’s third annual Sustainability Fair.

The event will happen at Lakeridge Middle School, 4700 Jean Rd, from 10am to 1pm. A wide variety of resources will be available. Topics that will be covered include:

Learn about green homes, solar energy, emergency preparedness, gardening, sustainable landscaping, and recycling correctly.

Check out electric vehicles with EV ride-and-drive.

Drop off your electronic waste for recycling by Green Century Recycling.

Sign up for volunteer activities with local groups.

Participate in art and craft activities for kids.

Food tastings will be available to showcase our schools’ healthy and sustainable meal program.

Learn about sustainably-focused materials that can be checked out from the Lake Oswego Library.

Pick up a free native seedling for your yard.

Join S3G (Shifting Gears/Gifting Gear) to rehome sporting equipment to families that will enjoy it after your family has outgrown it.

Lots of great stuff will be going on! For more information, click here.

As always, thank you for reading the blotter,

Dianne

Market Activity April 1-7, 2024

Last week in Lake Oswego 22 properties came onto the market. 7 of those sold quickly and appear in this report as pending. 20 properties went pending and 9 home purchases closed/sold.

See below for RMLS data.

New on the Market April 1-7, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
13675 Johnson TerDetached$749,00042.53210
4 Northview CtAttached$769,00043.53080
848 6th StDetached$800,000211648
13342 Auburn CtAttached$829,00032.52492
18225 65th AveDetached$870,00052.52210
18949 Indian Creek AveDetached$879,90032.52177
1600 Aspen StDetached$965,000432212
3 TouchstoneDetached$1,000,00042.52779
16 Grouse TerDetached$1,505,00032.52627
8 Del Prado StDetached$1,050,000533548
17994 Saint Clair DrDetached$1,250,00042.53891
23 Hillshire DrDetached$1,775,00033.54360
3989 Westbay RdDetached$2,895,00043.53222
1032 Westward Ho RdDetached$3,250,00043.54277
2430 Summit CtDetached$3,800,000333035

Pending April 1-7, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq FeetDOM
334 CervantesCondo$235,000218324
6882 Montauk CirCondo$284,500219243
50 CervantesCondo$319,00021.513992
238 Ridgeway Rd 16CCondo$350,0002191422
3942 Carman DrCondo$454,50032.5132648
1386 Boca Ratan DrAttached$635,00032.5173942
456 5th StCondo$650,00021.510923
2001 Bonniebrae DrAttached$665,00032.5173923
6239 Edgewood StDetached$679,0003214344
5097 Rosewood StDetached$725,00042.5192035
14100 Knaus RdDetached$849,00032.5284926
18230 Westminster DrDetached$915,00033328213
2912 Orchard Hill PlDetached$990,0005435722
5514 Bay Creek DrDetached$1,065,00042.529181
15449 Partridge DrDetached$1,098,00042.528853
1550 Quarry RdDetached$1,100,000432714259
4098 Preifer CtDetached$1,299,00053.532603
940 Capilano CtDetached$1,675,0005434544
2066 Glenmorrie DrDetached$2,100,00044.54978143
1012 Lake Front RdDetached$3,299,90044.5473591

Sold/Closed April 1-7, 2024

AddressTypeList PriceClosed PriceSq FeetCDOM
4000 Carman Dr #7Condo$310,000$295,0008666
580 S State StCondo$479,000$335,000959220
1941 Green Acres LnDetached$855,000$775,0002459220
13819 Provencial Hill DrDetached$925,000$961,00020966
14257 Edenberry DrDetached$1,295,000$1,159,020334717
18255 Tamaway DrDetached$1,357,000$1,300,00034576
1131 Devon LnDetached$1,275,000$1,305,00036972
5404 Denton DrDetached$1,495,000$1,525,00031223
14353 Fosberg RdDetached$2,250,000$2,175,00045432

Criteria:Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings

Hello Spring!

Lake Oswego truly is a beautiful place in the springtime.

It felt like winter hung on until exactly the first day of spring and then, bang! Spring burst forth. So many flowering trees, daffodils and tulip.

To me, spring speaks of optimism and rebirth. It is a reward for hard work and persevering. These photos are from my walk yesterday.

I honestly love every season: even the cold and shortened daylight of winter. Yet, spring has something special going for it. I hope that today you are able to enjoy some fresh air and to see the beauty and splendor that is all around us.

Dianne

Market Activity March 18-24, 2024

Last week in Lake Oswego we had 15 new listings come onto the market. Of those, 2 sold quickly and appear in this report as pending sales. We had 12 properties accept offers and move to pending status, and we had 10 closed sales.

See below for RMLS data.

New on the Market March 18-24, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
15215 Boones WayAttached$579,90032.51686
127 Ash StDetached$824,90052.53211
668 McVey Ave #8Condo$835,00031.5992
19230 Redwing CtDetached$899,90042.51842
6236 Wayzata CtDetached$900,00042.52127
18230 Westminster DrDetached$915,000333282
5625 Ridgetop CtDetached$1,050,00042.42743
17720 Overlook CirDetached$1,085,00042.53324
2316 Oakhurst LnDetached$1,350,00042.53639
2370 Palisades Crest DrDetached$1,600,00043.54249
729 3rd StDetached$1,750,000332748
16337 Chapin WayDetached$2,600,00044.55115
13068 Knaus RdDetached$2,698,00055.5+.5+.56512

Pending Sales March 18-24, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq FeetDOM
4000 Carman Dr #7Condo$310,000228666
47 Tanglewood DrDetached$759,90043.529172
16900 Gassner LnDetached$839,00043348012
5222 Rosewood StDetached$850,00032.524145
14480 Camden LnDetached$899,00032.5206941
2 Da Vinci StDetached$975,00052.524223
18 Monticello DrDetached$985,0006346263
838 Ash StDetached$1,058,00042.527855
14143 Taylors Crest LnDetached$1,259,0004334533
47 Hillshire DrDetached$1,450,00042.53324187
16850 Cortez CtDetached$1,950,00054371914
2101 Wembley Park RdDetached$3,100,00054.5501628

Sold/Closed March 18-24, 2024

AddressTypeList PriceClosed PriceSq FeetCDOM
5498 Tree StDetached$525,000$525,00010143
156 Ridgeway RdCondo$549,000$532,64320018
1053 Yates StDetached$1,075,000$1,130,00025982
5406 Langford LnDetached$1,279,000$1,289,000341524
2107 Goodall CtDetached$1,495,000$1,400,000302912
13571 Westlake DrDetached$1,625,000$1,600,000407916
18000 Sarah Hill LnDetached$1,949,000$1,643,1783085791
2711 Greentree RdDetached$1,749,000$1,735,000331548
18187 Siena DrDetached$1,850,000$1,860,00039084
17485 Cardinal DrDetached$2,590,000$2,635,00033074

Criteria:Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

Indoor Playground for Young Children

The City of Lake Oswego offers play opportunities for children ages 0-4. It’s an indoor program, so perfect no matter the weather. Activities that are offered include climbing, active playing, sensory toys and more. Parents and caregivers are required to stay and supervise their child.

There is a drop-in fee of $4 for the first child and $2 for each additional sibling. You can also buy a 15 visit punch pass for $40 or $70 for a second sibling.

The hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 1pm. The program is held at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Rd. For more information, click here.

There are so many great things to do in LO, and this one is perfect for the youngest of us.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you!

Dianne

Market Activity March 4-10, 2024

Spring is happening! Sunny, blue skies, daffodils blooming, and the real estate market is picking up.

Last week in Lake Oswego we had 17 new listings. 2 of those sold very quickly and appear in this report as pending sales. We had 16 properties move to pending status and 6 closed sales.

See below for RMLS data.

New on the Market March 4-10, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
100 Kerr Pkwy #41Condo$225,00021.5822
5054 Foothills Dr HCondo$400,000321252
4462 Thunder Vista Ln #4462Condo$450,00022.51821
30 WheatherstoneCondo$525,00032.51692
4308 Botticelli StCondo$525,00033.52285
16900 Gassner LnDetached$839,000433703
15555 Heritage CtDetached$899,90032.52253
4908 Hastings DrDetached$950,00032.52109
2794 Vale CtDetached$995,00032.53277
13707 Fielding RdDetached$1,550,000433277
893 Cedar StDetached$1,925,00043.53953
13264 Goodall RdDetached$2,995,00044.55006
1255 Hoodview LnDetached$3,169,00043.54852
14370 Uplands DrDetached$3,300,00033.54220
920 Westpoint RdDetached$6,250,00044.56337

Pending Sales March 4-10, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq FeetDOM
92 Cervantes CircleCondo$255,00021.5912267
580 S State StCondo$350,00031959220
26 Greenridge CtAttached$467,00032.51996127
5726 Dogwood DrDetached$519,0003126647
156 Ridgeway RdCondo$549,00032.520018
121 Wilbur StCondo$749,9003216314
5030 Centerwood StDetached$795,00042.523644
13819 Provincial Hill DrDetached$925,00032.520966
13440 Knaus RdDetached$1,200,00033381878
14081 Edenberry DrDetached$1,395,00042.533573
2679 Glen Eagles RdDetached$2,147,00044.5470938
4243 Upper DrDetached$2,249,90044336123
14383 Fosberg RdDetached$2,250,00043.545432
3070 Wembley Park RdDetached$2,395,00043.540322
14050 Goodall RdDetached$2,450,00054.5+.569439
3188 GlenmorrieDetached$2,995,00055.5558557

Sold/Closed March 4-10,2024

AddressTypeList PriceClosed PriceSq FeetCDOM
92 Oswego SummitCondo$225,000$215,0007645
4 Touchstone #68Condo$275,000$275,0009843
5214 Rosewood StDetached$709,900$712,00019343
660 Tippecanoe CtDetached$875,000$865,00015383
18521 Waxwing CircleDetached$1,250,000$1,150,000293672
125 3rd StCondo$1,200,000$1,215,00014472

Criteria:Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

A Favorite Path

I’m a walker. I try to walk at least 5 days a week and Lake Oswego has got some great paths for enjoying outdoor walks. This is just one of many.

For this walk I park my car at Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm along Stafford Road. The path is easy to find.

It is mostly asphalt, although there is a stretch of about 500 feet that is gravel.

The terrain is rolling hills, which I like. A little gentle up and a little gentle down makes for better exercise. This is an out-and-back walk. So you can go a little ways or a long ways. The path transitions into a path that is in West Linn, so you can take it for a very longs ways, if you want to.

A side benefit, if you are walking with a furry friend, is that it begins and ends at the off-leash dog park at Hazalia Field. From my experience, a tired dog is a good dog. Enjoy.

Dianne

Market Activity Feb 19-25, 2024

Last week in Lake Oswego there were 14 new listings. Of those, 6 sold very quickly and appear in this report as pending sales. Offers were accepted on 18 properties that are now in pending status, and there were 6 completed sales.

What struct me in compiling this report is how fast houses are selling. Of the houses that went pending, 9 sold in less than a week. This is a great time to put your house on the market!

New on the Market Feb 19-25, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
4619 Lakeview BlvdCondo$282,90011753
16 Polonius StDetached$790,00032.52588
363 3rd StAttached$1,015,00033.52112
13265 Fox RunDetached$1,089,00042.52614
1451 Greentree CirDetached$1,195,00043.52328
4079 Coltsfoot LnDetached$1,399,000443308
17485 Cardinal DrDetached$2,590,00043.53307
2101 Wembley ParkDetached$3,100,00054.55016

Pending Sales Feb 19-25 2024

92 Oswego SummitCondo$225,000117645
3103 McNary Pkwy #18Attached$399,00032.518843
750 1st St #26Condo$425,0002213504
5498 Tree StDetached$525,0003110143
1682 Bonniebrae DrAttached$585,0004216115
4 Garibaldi StDetached$699,00032.524302
16902 Lower Meadows DrDetached$700,00032.51768131
4736 Amherst CtAttached$749,90032.5292925
14231 Edenberry DrDetached$999,99942.529365
125 3rd StCondo$1,200,00022144717
14257 Edenberry DrDetached$1,245,00032.5334717
5406 Langford LnDetached$1,279,00032.5341524
2107 Goodall CtDetached$1,495,00043302912
1420 Morning Sky CtDetached$1,529,90043.536134
13571 Westlake DrDetached$1,625,00054.5407916
1425 Maple StDetached$1,935,00043.5358319
19175 Pilkington RdDetached$2,149,00054412936
755 Ellis AveDetached$3,587,00054.5496694

Sold/Closed Feb 19-25, 2024

AddressTypeList PriceClosed PriceSq FeetCDOM
1221 Boca Ratan DrAttached$550,000$465,0001812246
1951 Greentree RdDetached$599,900$640,00024494
740 Pebble Beach CtDetached$1,050,000$949,0001745132
18810 Stafford RdDetached$999,000$1,275,00018843
4039 Canal Woods CtDetached$1,450,000$1,412,500417829
4200 Old Gate RdDetached$2,795,000$2,600,0004871176

Criteria:Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.

Lake Oswego Reads 2024

The book for Lake Oswego Reads 2024 has been announced. It will be Honor by Thrity Umrigar.

Umrigar is the best selling author of numerous books including The Space Between Us and The Museum of Failures. The story follows two couples as they navigate the dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across cultural divides.

This is the 18th year for Lake Oswego Reads. I’ve read the chosen book many times and have come to trust the selections. The basic idea is that the community all read the same book and then enjoy city-wide events for the month of April. These events include art displays, history discussions, food tastings, and more. It all culminates when the author comes into town to give a talk on the book and the writing process.

Friends of Lake Oswego Library has obtained 1000 copies of the book that will be given away on March 2nd. The library has also obtained both hard copies and audio copies for borrowing.

I do plan to obtain a copy and enjoy the book. I hope you will as well. For more information, click here.

Dianne

Market Activity Feb 5-11, 2024

Last week in Lake Oswego there were 13 new listings. One sold very fast and appears in this report as a pending sale. 12 properties received offers that were accepted and are now in pending status. 9 purchases closed and are now sold.

What caught my attention is the Days on the Market. It looks like either a property sells really fast, or it takes way too long. It’s all about correct pricing. People shopping for homes are smart. They compare the houses that they see and recognize a well-priced home. This does not mean underpriced. It does mean NOT overpriced. Correctly priced houses sell with in a few weeks, and they sell at or very close to the asking price. It’s not rocket science.

See below for RMLS data.

New on the Market

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq Feet
668 McVey Ave #14Condo$389,50011636
51 Condolea CtCondo$599,00032.52198
5512 Childs RdDetached$750,000421928
17558 Bryant RdDetached$845,00042.52172
14480 Camden LnDetached$940,00032.52069
14257 Edenberry DrDetached$1,295,00042.53347
818 Ash StDetached$1,395,000321500
922 E AveDetached$1,495,000321793
2107 Goodall CtDetached$1,495,000433029
13571 Westlake DrDetached$1,625,00054.54079
12830 Alto Park RdDetached$1,899,90043.53509
17341 Westview DrDetached$2,548,00043.53647

Pending Sales Feb 5-11, 2024

AddressTypePriceBedroomsBathsSq FeetDOM
1951 Greentree RdDetached$599,9003324494
18667 Benfield AveDetached$709,9004214142
31 Churchill DownsDetached$775,00064.53794146
875 Palisades Terrace DrDetached$865,0004321815
740 Pebble Beach CtDetached$949,000321745132
18810 Stafford RdDetached$999,000218843
4039 Canal Woods CtDetached$1,450,00043.5417829
47 Hillshire DrDetached$1,495,00042.53324147
1800 Sarah Hill LnDetached$1,650,00042.53085232
18187 Siena DrDetached$1,850,00043.539084
17312 Bergis Farm DrDetached$1,999,00044.5+.54804104
17660 Wayside LnDetached$2,600,00055.5597529

Sold/Closed Feb 5-11, 2024

AddressTypeList PriceClosed PriceSq FeetCDOM
4000 Carman Dr #91Condo$295,000$298,0007673
3804 Botticelli StCondo$330,000$330,00011321
4 Touchstone Dr #35Condo$345,000$340,000130313
18017 Tualata AveDetached$595,500$595,500112418
16724 Roosevelt AveDetached$599,000$599,00012703
51 Oriole LnDetached$589,000$601,500121699
4745 Dogwood DrDetachedAuction$946,050392043
17104 Canal CircleDetached$1,950,000$1,855,0003473325
4394 Lords LnDetached$1,975,000$1,950,00039051

Criteria:Homes in the 97034 and 97035 zip code, listed, pending or sold between the dates listed above as reported by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). DETACHD refers to Single Family Detached Residence, MFG refers to manufactured housing, and ATTACHD refers to single-family residences with some portion of the structure attached to another property, but not constituting CONDO ownership. DOM stands for days on market, or the number of days from when the listing became active and when it received an acceptable offer, with CDOM standing for “cumulative days on market” accounting for “refreshed” listings.