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Lake Oswego Real Estate Blog

It’s official. We are in the full throws of the spring real estate market. Talk about a lot happening! Last week, Lake Oswego had 25 new listings come onto the market, 30 properties that went into pending status, and 20 closed sales. Whew! Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: New on

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Spring is sprung in Lake Oswego~ Here are my picks for things happening this week! Mon, Apr 15 2019– 4:15-5:00PM –  Little Hulas ~ -Every Monday ~ Ages 3-5/Introduction to Hula! Location:  CCP, 1060 Chandler Rd–  Info:  CLICK HERE Tue, Apr 16, 2019 –  3:30-5:00PM &#

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There are a total of 237 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 29 New properties entered the market, 16 moved to Pending status, and 15 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (April 1-7, 2019) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Tot

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The City of Lake Oswego is hosting an emergency preparedness fair on April 24th, a Wednesday. It will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Lake Oswego Maintenance Center (17601 Pilkington Rd). We have no idea what sort of emergencies lay in our future. It is now well known that the Pacific Northwest has a history [...

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Last week in Lake Oswego 12 new listings came onto the market, 15 properties accepted offers and went into pending status, and 16 properties became sold/closed sales. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: New on the Market (March 25-31, 2019) Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft 668 McV

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Spring is sprung in Lake Oswego~ Here are my picks for things happening this week! Mon, Apr 1 2019– 1:00-1:00PM –  American Mah Jongg Practice ~ -Every Monday you’re invited to join the program playing Mah Jongg in groups of 4. This is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and inv

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There are a total of 214 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 21 New properties entered the market, 25 moved to Pending status, and 18 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (March 18-24, 2019) Address List Price # Beds # Baths T

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I often tell first-time buyers that an excellent goal is to be able to keep that first house as a rental as opposed to selling it. Interest rates on owner-occupied mortgages are generally lower and a house can be purchased with a smaller down payment if you are buying it as your primary residence. If [...] Related

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Last week in Lake Oswego 18 new listings came onto the market, 24 properties accepted offers and went into pending status, and 10 properties became sold/closed sales. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: New on the Market (March 11-17, 2019) Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft 45 Eagl

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Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (Feb 2019) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below. According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, February, 2019: There were 2,444 New Listings in February 2019 which was down 3.4%  from F

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There are a total of 205 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 20 New properties entered the market, 24 moved to Pending status, and 9 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (March 4-10, 2019) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Tot

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Do I need a permit? That is the magic question that home owners get to contemplate when they take on a remodeling project. I am not going to tell you what needs or doesn’t need to be permitted. For the answer to that question you need to contact the city or county planning departments in [...] Related posts:

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Last week in Lake Oswego 8 new listings came onto the market, 18 properties accepted offers and went into pending status, and 9 properties became sold/closed sales. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: New on the Market (Feb 25-March 3, 2019) Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft 12866

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Here is your look at the most recent data for the entire Portland area (Jan 2019) and how Lake Oswego fits in to this picture just below. According to the RMLS Market Action Report for the Portland Metro Area, January, 2019: There were 3,048 New Listings in January 2019 which was up 22.0% from Januar

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There are a total of 202 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 12 New properties entered the market, 21 moved to Pending status, and 12 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: NEW on Mkt (Feb 18-24, 2019) Address List Price # Beds # Baths Tot

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I find design trends fascinating. When done well they are exciting and something we work to incorporate into our homes. When bad, they are entertaining because I’m curious to see if they will actually catch on. I compiled this list using multiple sources which I have sighted at the end of this post. Let̵

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Last week in Lake Oswego 15 new listings came onto the market, 15 properties accepted offers and went into pending status, and 7 properties became sold/closed sales. Following is the breakdown for you according to RMLS: New on the Market (Feb 11-17, 2019) Address Type Price BR Baths Sq Ft 63 Oswego

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Lake Oswego has 24 recognized neighborhood associations. Having a neighborhood association is not the same as having a Home Owner’s Association. While some neighborhood associations do have HOA’s many do not. This means that the neighborhood association is not so much about organizing or restricting home owne

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Snowy temperatures have given way to 40 degrees and lots of rain. I kinda miss more snow, but I’m grateful for the rain. We need it to stay lush and green this spring and summer. Market activity last week in Lake Oswego felt more normal than the week before. We had 16 properties come onto the [...] Rel

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There are so many reasons to choose to live in Lake Oswego, not the least of which is the quality of amenities offered here in this little hamlet outside of Portland, Oregon.  A small-ish community can often lack the cultural and foodie resources found in a larger city, but here in Lake Oswego, we got [...] Relate

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So much for the mild winter I wrote about 2 weeks ago. We had a dusting of snow on Monday and we have a wintry forecast for the next week or so. I love it. It just wouldn’t be a proper winter without a couple days with snow on the ground. Last week the market activity [...] Related posts:

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Photo from Lake Oswego Review Lots of people in Lake Oswego don’t lock their doors, or worry too much about locking their cars when, say, visiting a friend or shopping, or stopping for a latte (don’t tell anyone).  Its a little-known fact nowadays (since they changed the name of it to Police Log) that

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Happy Sunny January from Lake Oswego! Activity is slowly picking up and holding pretty steady with 188 homes for sale in Lake Oswego right now. Last week 14 New properties entered the market, 16 moved to Pending status, and 9 were “Closed”/Sold. Following is the breakdown for you according to R

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There are two elements of being a Realtor that I really love: working with people and looking at houses. Neither ever gets old. It’s super dynamic and interesting. I get to look at lots and lots of houses. When a house is “architecturally interesting” it perks me up and I literally feel the exci

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We are having such a mild winter! Out walking today I saw daffodils that are fully up and budded. I’d say that they’re about a month early. As far as real estate in Lake Oswego, last week brought 13 new listings onto the market, 14 properties that went into pending status, and 8 sold/closed homes.

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Hello 2019!!!  Every year we get to take a look at how the numbers shook out for the prior year by digging into the December report, 1st through the 31st. The winter/holiday months always bring some cooling, and we also get to look at full year-to-year comparisons at this juncture. Here is your look at the [...]

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Greetings Property Blotter Readers! Happy 2019!  OK, Dianne and I are getting back to “normal” now, and this is the first one-week report of the year for Lake Oswego. You can see below that we’re starting up steady with new properties beginning to hit the market and go Pending, and lots of prope

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Our local real estate market will begin to pick up steam now that the Christmas/Winter holidays are officially behind us. Honestly, with the warm winter we have been having, I won’t be surprised if we get daffodils in February. All of this has me thinking about the people who are reading this blog and planning [...

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This market activity report covers about 3 weeks of activity and serves as a really interesting snap shot of what happens to the real estate market over the holidays. During this period Lake Oswego had 10 new listings, 26 properties go into pending status, and 45 closed sales. I think that Linda and I both [...] Re

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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Whatever your faith, whatever your situation, Linda and I want to wish you and yours all the best this holiday season. Here at the blotter we are going to take a two week hiatus. We will be back with our market activity reports and news and information [...]

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