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Lake Oswego Real Estate Blog

This week (as most weeks) there are tons of activities to choose from in Lake Oswego. Fall is here and there are plenty of indoor choices. Here are my picks for things happening this week! Mon, Oct 15 2018– 9:30-11AM – Learning and Technology Group ~ -Every Monday this informal but comprehens

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Greetings Property Blotter Readers! There are 487 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. The market is relatively steady for this time of year. Last week 18 New properties entered the market, 19 moved to Pending status, and 17 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to

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Lake Oswego High SchoolHands down the number one reason that people move to Lake Oswego is for the schools. It’s why I moved here in 1998. It’s why my parents moved her with me in 1976. Previously I had lived in the Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland. Sellwood is super charming and I loved [..

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Last week in Lake Oswego new listings were down to just 13. By the time we get to Christmas they’ll get to as few as 4 or 5. But think about that, even at Christmas folks are listing their homes for sale. The market is always happening! Along with 13 new listings, there were 19 [...] Related posts:

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Activity continues to be mixed in the Portland area.  A lot of it is seasonal/happens every year. Some looks like a slight cooling trend. Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (August) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below: According to the RMLS Market Actio

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Greetings Property Blotter Readers! Well, fall is upon is. Activity continues & though it has slowed, it remains steady. There are 312 homes for sale in Lake Oswego. Last week 9 New properties entered the market, 17 moved to Pending status, and 19 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdo

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5700 Ridgetop, sale pendingThere has been a shift in the real estate market over the last 6 months. The shift has been away from a sellers market where buyers were aggressively making full-price or better offers, writing emotional letters to convince sellers to pick them as the buyer, and doing whatever it takes t

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I think we are at an interesting juncture in the real estate market. We have all heard of a “buyer’s” market, where buyers are in control, and a “seller’s” market, where sellers get what they want. I think right now our market is very balanced. I look at the closed and pending sales fr

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A rare bit of personal whimsy from me on this page~ My Dad had a philosophy about “cheering for the underdog”. I am pretty supportive of great success, so have never really waved this flag high, and am enthusiastic about “big”…as long as it’s Good. 😉 I DO have a long-standing

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Greetings Property Blotter readers1 There are 315 homes for sale in Lake Oswego. Last week 18 New properties entered the market, 12 moved to Pending status, and 18 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (Sep 3-9, 2018) Address List Pric

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Did you know that you can get a passport here in LO at City Hall? Talk about convenient! The city has put out this announcement: Planning a vacation abroad? The City, a designated official Passport Acceptance Facility, has expanded its passport hours – making it easier to get a passport! Passport services ar

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I think I detected the nip of fall in the air this morning. This is such a beautiful time of year in Oregon. September is hard to beat! The market was slightly slower last week but still lots going on. There were 14 new listings, 16 houses that went into pending status, and 10 sold/closed [...] Related posts:

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* Make sure to pay attention to timelines in the contract.   I’ve talked about these things herein before, but I think it was a few years back, so here’s a refresher~ Buyers: For instance: The typical scenario is 10 business-days for Inspections. In this situation I try to schedule

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Summer is indeed winding down. There are, however, plenty of great homes out there and lots of activity. Right at this moment there are 299 homes for sale in Lake Oswego. Last week 13 New properties entered the market, 21 moved to Pending status, and 16 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown f

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It is extremely common for home warranties to become part of a purchase agreement in the sale of a house. There is a section of the OREF (Oregon Real Estate Forms) that asks if a warranty will be included in the sale, at what price, and who will pay for it. I like to council [...] Related posts:

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We are having a very consistent late summer market. Numbers this week are very similar to those of two weeks ago, the last time I did this report. Last week in Lake Oswego we had 17 new listings, 24 houses go into pending status, and 21 closed/sold properties. Following is the breakdown for you according to [...]

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Activity overall is mixed in the Portland area in relation to 2017, and the general consensus is that the market  is leveling out a bit. Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (July) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below: According to the RMLS Market Action R

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Last week 26 New properties entered the market in Lake Oswego, 32 moved to Pending status, and 19 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (Aug 6-12, 2018) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type 100 KERR PKWY #31 $159,000 1 1 6

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What was old is new again, that is if it’s from the 1980’s. I had the pleasure of touring this year’s Street of Dreams this week. There are six homes in this years tour plus a tiny home that is being auctioned to help veteran’s organizations. These homes are absolutely stunning. I love the

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The real estate market is chugging right along. Yes, it’s off a bit from the peak in June, but numbers last week remain healthy and strong. Here in Lake Oswego we had 21 new listings, 29 pending sales, and 21 closed/sold properties. It’s both a good time to buy and a good time to sell. [...] Related pos

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This week (as most weeks) there are tons of activities to choose from in Lake Oswego, and/but everyone is gearing up for Tuesday’s Neighborhood Parties for National Night Out! Here are my picks for things happening this week! (I stayed away from meetings and focused on mostly family fun : ) Mon, Aug

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Last week 16 New properties entered the market in Lake Oswego, 19 moved to Pending status, and 17 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (July 23-29, 2018) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type 47 EAGLE CREST DR #15 $185,000 2

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Now’s your chance to come and see this gorgeous Lake Oswego home! I’ll be holding it open today from 1-4pm. Follow my signs from Boones Ferry Rd at Twin Fir to 2990 Glen Eagles Rd. This house features a great room floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a den and a bonus/family room. It is [...] R

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Just as I was getting used to the idea that we are in the dog days of summer a week happens that goes gang busters! Last week in Lake Oswego there were 32 genuinely new listings, 27 houses that went into pending status, and 18 sold/closed properties. That’s a big week! Following is the breakdown for [...]

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Here’s your look at the latest numbers in for the entire Portland area (June). What a difference a month makes! Overall we’ve seen a little slowing from last year, but a bit mixed with New Listings up 2.7%, Pending Sales down 1.7%, and Closed Sales down 2.2%. Here is your look at the most recent

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Last week 27 New properties entered the market in Lake Oswego, 24 moved to Pending status, and 23 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (July 9-15, 2018) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type 56 CERVANTES CIR $210,000 2 1.1 9

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Real estate is rather similar to fashion: there are trends and styles that come and go. What is hot today will not be hot tomorrow. I find it fascinating. Growing up my Dad worked for a large corporation that required that to be promoted he had to move. My Dad was hard working and successful and [...] Relate

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The Lake Oswego real estate market remains strong and is singing right along. Last week new listings were down a bit at just 14, which is totally logical considering it was a big holiday week. Pending sales remained strong at 27, and closed/sold properties were steady at 18. Following is the breakdown for you acco

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Last week 35 New properties entered the market in Lake Oswego, 25 moved to Pending status, and 25 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (June 25-July 1, 2018) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Total SF Prop Type 47 EAGLE CREST DR #52 $149,

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As we celebrate Independence Day, and give thanks for all of the things we love about living in a free society and our beloved community, Dianne and I wish each of you a very happy day with friends and family. Thank you for being here at the Property Blotter with us. May your real estate [...] Related posts:

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