Lake Oswego Oregon: “Fore” Reasons to Live Here

The Oswego Lake Country Club and surrounding Lake Oswego neighborhoods

Lake 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. Walking distance from FIRST ADDITION Neighborhood.

Since 1924 the Oak trees, Douglas Fir and Maple trees have provided 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

Schedule a tour of the neighborhood!

Brian C. Olsen is best contacted at BCO@CooperJacobs.com 503-899-2968

Welcome Lake Oswego Real Estate Broker Brian Olsen To Our Team!

Welcome Lake Oswego Based Real Estate Broker Brian Olsen to our Portland Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Branch!

Brian comes to us with many years of experience in the real estate field across the Pacific Northwest. He is an avid marketer to his client’s benefit, and also has a background in mortgage and real estate over the last eight years.  We are so pleased to have him as part of the team because he is such a savvy people person and we know clients will love him. Brian lives in Lake Oswego and is an excellent resource for anything LO and real estate.  You can reach Brian at 503-899-2968 or Brian@CooperJacobs.com

About Cooper Jacobs Real Estate’s Portland Branch And Why People Want to Represent This Brokerage:

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate offers a great package of perks and prides itself as being one of the most tech savvy brokerages in the Pacific Northwest. We have three offices across Seattle and Portland and our Brokers pride themselves on excellent customer service.  We use the combination of tech skills and high level of customer service to benefit our many satisfied and repeat clients and look forward to working with you, too!

If you are interested in working for a Portland Brokerage that is doing it differently, please feel free to visit our careers page and learn more about our Portland Real Estate Agent Careers.  We provide have a low company dollar threshold, no monthly fees, and no “nickel and diming”. Our brokers also enjoy free company leads. We want hard working brokers who are interested in a career and representing us in the best light possible.  In return, we promote YOU. careers@cooperjacobs.com

Welcome to the team, Brian! Let Brian know if you are interested in Lake Oswego Real Estate

Dunthorpe Real Estate Market Update October 2013

dunthorpe homes for saleDunthorpe Real Estate Market Update October 2013: Interested in what is going on in Portland’s Luxury neighborhood of Dunthorpe?  Dunthorpe is known for its stately homes and beautiful natural scenery.  Located on the Southwest side of Portland just North of Lake Oswego and West of the Willamette River, Dunthorpe homes for sale offer a wide range of beauty and sophistication.

Here is a look at the Dunthorpe real estate market as of late:

  • 34 Active Dunthorpe homes for sale: These range in price from $550,000 to $3,450,000 with an average list price of $1,523,394 and a median list price of $1,385,000.  The average dollar per square foot for these is $290.00.  These Dunthorpe listings have been on the market for between 6 and 897 days with a median days on market of 136 days.
  • There is one Dunthorpe property for sale listed at $1,636,000 which has a bumpable buyer. It has been on the market for 56 days.  Please let me know if you are interested in learning more about that one.
  • There are 4 Pending homes in Dunthorpe in the MLS: These Pending Dunthorpe listings range in price from $610,000 to $1,595,000 with a median price of $1,049,500.   They have been on the market for between 28 days and 108 days.
  • In the last year, 34 Dunthorpe homes have sold. These range in price from $399,500 to $2,650,000 with a median list price of $1,097,000 and a median sales price of $1,055,000.  The average days on market for the sold homes is 140 days with a median of 64 days which seems more reasonable if you have the right Dunthorpe listing broker.

If you are interested in speaking with Portland real estate brokers who can help you buy or sell in Dunthorpe, please let us know.  PDX@CooperJacobs.com

Lake Oswego Cool Down, But Real Estate Choices Still Good

lake oswego waterfront homes
Lake Oswego really has cooled down this week, but real estate is still popping up. The sunny days are gone for just a bit, but its good for keeping things green and cleaning the pollen out of the air!

There are some amazing homes for sale in Lake Oswego. Let us know what you are looking for.  The “sale pending” strips keep going up and with school winding down, there is sure to be a surge of new home buyers competing for what is on the market.

If you are new to Lake Oswego, then there are some basics you will need to know about.  It is helpful, for example, if you are here for the schools to know which schools serve which parts of Lake Oswego.  Another super big tip if you intend on using Oswego Lake at all is to know that it is a private lake.  The lake is not open

to the public, but access is given to the shareholders who either own Lake Oswego waterfront property or shareholders who are part of an easement in a surrounding neighborhood.  If taking advantage of all that Oswego Lake has to offer is an important criteria for you then you need to be well aware of what your rights are to the lake and how they differ with each specific property.

There are a couple exceptions which open up the private lake to more than waterfront and easement holder property owners. These include the Lake Grove Swim Park for anyone who lives within its specified boundaries and there is also the Lake Oswego Swim Park on the other side of the lake.  Here is what the city says about the Lake Oswego Swim Park on their site:

LAKE OSWEGO SWIM PARK is a public facility featuring a wading pool, intermediate section and lap pool under the supervision of certified lifeguards. The park is open to residents only at no charge. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an individual 16 years or older. The “buddy system” will be enforced. No one will be allowed to swim alone. Groups of more than 12 should phone ahead by calling 503-636-6780. Park closure is considered whenever the air temperature drops below 65 degrees. A sign will be posted at the park. Information also available by calling Parks & Recreation at 503-675-2549. ***Residents Only. July 2 – August 31, 12-6 pm (7 days a week)

There are other little nuances about buying property in Lake Oswego. Please email if you are interested in learning more or if you would like to see what is for sale right now. If you are interested in Lake Oswego Realtors or would like to tour some Lake Oswego Homes For Sale, we are happy to help!   LO@CooperJacobs.com