The Strand Condos In Downtown Portland

The Strand Condominiums

The Strand CondosThe Strand Condos On Portland’s Waterfront

Looking for a Portland luxury condo that is in Downtown Portland but maybe away from the crowded in city feel? Want views of the city, the mountains, and the river? The Strand Condominiums are a great choice.  Perched above the Willamette River just south of the Riverplace Esplanade and North of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge is The Strand.  Made up of three towers including a 13 floor tower and two eleven floor towers, units in The Strand range from 650 square feet to 3000 and include condominium style and townhome style choices. It is steps away from the waterfront park and all the restaurants and shopping of Riverplace and Downtown Portland.

In the last twelve months, there have been 19 units in The Strand Condos that have sold and closed in the MLS through RMLS.  These closed condominiums in The Strand ranged in price from $300,000 to $1,250,000 with a median sales price of $522,000.  The average dollar per square foot of the listing prices on these was $474 and the average dollar per square foot for the final sales price was $466.  The median sales price to list price was 100.38%.  You can see a summary of the numbers for The Strand Condos and their recorded sales here:  The Strand Summary of Sales

What’s Available In The Strand Condos currently?

In the MLS right now there are three 3 Bedroom units ranging in price from $850,000 to $955,000.  In addition to the Active listings at The Strand Condos, there is one two bedroom unit Pending for $1,395,000.

Want to see these or other Portland Condos?  Please email us at condos@cooperjacobsPDX.com or call/text 503-853-5506

Premier Lake Oswego Waterfront Home Just Listed

Lake Oswego Waterfront Homes For Sale –

Introducing 1870 Twin Points Rd

1870 Twin Points Rd - Lake Oswego waterfront homes for saleEach and every one of these waterfront properties is unique and different people are attracted to different aspects of a new home. This particular Lake Oswego waterfront property is truly spectacular.

Here are some of the details from the MLS listing:

This sophisticated Oswego Lake Main lake waterfront estate has been completely redesigned by accomplished architect. Featuring 5 BR, 4 BTH, expansive kitchen w/ floor to ceiling open views of the water and panoramic scenery including Mt Hood. Living space is just under 5,000 thoughtfully detailed square feet. Invite family & friends to stay in guest suite w/separate entrance. Lush estate is .89 of an acre & has private dock and boat house at the widest section of the lake.  $2,200,000

Major Renovations since purchase: (In addition to painting)Oswego Lake boathouse
Boat House – all new
Open Kitchen / Family Room (moved wall out 4 feet, everything new in kitchen and family room, all new upscale appliances and cabinets; 60 inch TV & 7.1 Movie Surround Sound System housed in custom cabinets, steel reinforced structure to support big room)
Heated kitchen / family room floor
Front Stairway
Master Bath (heated floor, new shower, tiling, backsplash on sink, countertops, etc…)
Master Bedroom Fireplace (reclaimed barn wood) / TV / Lighting
Guest Suite & Kitchen (murphy bed, new cork floor, new kitchenette, new lighting)
Side Yard (New)
Back Stone Deck / Fire pit / Landscaping
Upstairs Play Room (TV & 5.1 Movie Surround System)
Replaced slate by front door with wood; refinished and stained all wood floors in house

You can see the full MLS listing here: 1870 Twin Points Rd

Call/Text Brian Olsen at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate PDX for more info:

Brian Olsen 503-853-5506kk

email: brian@cooperjacobspdx.com

©Cooper Jacobs Real Estate PDX  – Lake Oswego Realtors: Please let us know if you are interested in this home or other Lake Oswego luxury homes.

Sold! Lake Oswego Waterfront Home On Summit Dr

Lake Oswego waterfront homes Realtors2490 Summit Drive :  We sold it!

$2,020,000

It’s a fabulous heritage Lake Oswego waterfront  property

It’s the most significant Lake Oswego real estate home sale for all of Lake Oswego waterfront homes and Lake Oswego homes in general for all of 2015 to date according to the MLS.

The landscaping of 2490 Summit Drive consist of .48 acre grounds which were artfully designed by Barbara Fealy.  Shis is renowned for her significant landscapes around the Portland area.   This is one of the Oswego Lake grandfathered-in lake water pump systems so the entire waterfront property can be watered for only the cost of operating the irrigation pump.

Please let us know if you are interested in Lake Oswego waterfront homes.

We are happy to help you buy or sell you Lake Oswego home!  We also have space in the upcoming Luxury Home Magazine if you are interested in having your home highlighted there.

Are you curious about what is going on in the LO real estate market?

We can help!

You can also see all the current listings here:

Lake Oswego homes for sale

Lake Oswego luxury homes

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Brian Olsen 503-853-5506  Brian@CooperJacobsPDX.com

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

14536 Pfeifer Drive Lake Oswego OR 97035

Lake Oswego Historic Masterpiece Has Been Completely Restored With Modern Amenities

14536 Pfeifer Dr. Lake Oswego OR

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3.5 baths
  • 3781 square feet
  • Built in 1892
  • surrounded by over 2 acres of protected green space

Once in a lifetime Lake Oswego historic estate surrounded by over 2 acres of green space: Lovingly restored with no expense spared, this significant LO residence has 19th century period accents and 2015 comforts. Large property with kitchen updated to chef standards, master suite and garage addition ties into original structure flawlessly and was completed with great attention to detail. Large wrap around porch and close to shops and parks.

Asking $1,200,000

For private showing:

Courtney Olsen 503-899-2968 courtney@cooperjacobspdx.com

or Brian Olsen  503-853-5506 brian@cooperjacobspdx.com

More Lake Oswego real estate information:

Pfeifer Farm homes

Lake Oswego homes for sale

Portland Historic Homes

2690 Lorinda Lane, West Linn OR 97068

Welcome home to gated Le Chevalier in West Linn:

West Linn homes2690 Lorinda Lane

If you have been looking for a West Linn luxury home, then this iconic Mediterranean is a great choice.  Four out of the five bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the lot is just shy of an acre. From the listing in the MLS:

Finely appointed outstanding Mediterranean estate in gated Le Chevalier with circular driveway and fountain. This prestigious property boasts a one of a kind grand rotunda entry with 25 foot ceilings. Over 5300 square feet with 5 bedrooms including two masters, 4+ baths, media room, home office, and four car garage – all on almost an acre. Great attention to detail.

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4+ baths
  • 5357 sq feet
  • built in 1995
  • 4 car garage
  • gated Le Chevalier
  • West Linn High School
  • $10,000 closing costs paid by seller

Asking $1,390,000  (under $260/square foot!!!!)

Please call/text Court Olsen at 503-899-2968 for a private showing or email courtney@cooperjacobspdx.com

Brian Olsen 503-853-5506 brian@cooperjacobspdx.com


More information on West Linn real estate and this home:

West Linn homes for sale

Le Chevalier Homes

2690 Lorinda Lane West Linn 97068

Gated Le Chevalier Luxury Homes In West Linn, Oregon

Le Chevalier luxury homesLe Chevalier in West Linn, Oregon:

We always talk about how West Linn is known for its beautiful settings and wonderful views.  It also is known for its phenomenal schools and  well organized neighborhoods.  West Linn is a very close commute to Portland.

West Linn’s gated and premiere neighborhood of Le Chevalier is located in the southern portion of West Linn, Oregon adjacent to Barrington Heights. It also backs up to the gated portions of Cascade Summit.

What’s behind the gates?

Le Chevalier homes offer incredible wide open lots and provide some of the nicest West Linn views. It is the ultimate in West Linn luxury real estate and the impressive gated entrance is evidence enough of that. Le Chevalier homes are more expansive than the typical home.  Please let us know if you are interested in touring one.  We have our favorites and can also give you a little history on the neighborhood or surrounding West Linn neighborhoods.

Courtney & Brian Olsen 503-899-2968 courtney@cooperjacobspdx.com

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

Relocating to Lake Oswego Oregon: First Addition Neighborhood Highlight

First Addition Lake Oswego

Relocating to Lake Oswego, Oregon:  First Addition Neighborhood Highlight

First Addition Real Estate: Lake Oswego’s First Addition neighborhood is located in Clackamas County. Currently, the median house value is $975,000 compared to $375,025 for Clackamas County which says a lot about how desirable the First Addition neighborhood is. $715 per square foot of house is the median. Wow, this neighborhood is valuable. Median house values in Lake Oswego as a whole is a little less at $699,900.  You can find all homes in Lake Oswego that are for sale in the MLS here:  Lake Oswego Homes FOR SALE

The multiple listing service currently has six active First Addition properties for sale. They range in price from $999,000 to $540,000 for 2,377 square feet and three bedrooms plus two bathrooms. The most expensive property has 3,328 of newly constructed home in 2014. Loaded with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and elegant craftsman detail and warmth. This home specifically has gracious master suite with dual closets and designer master bathroom. Keep in mind this is desirable as part of the historic First Addition package due to the fact many of the homes are originally built in the early Nineteenth Century and have been updated to modern standards, or have not. Homes with older bathrooms tend to be smaller with less storage. The First Addition homes FOR SALE have high walking scores right around 80 out of 100 meaning very walkable. The charming city of Lake Oswego is right down the street.

A Little About Lake Oswego’s First Addition Neighborhood History:

For starters the FIRST ADDITION neighborhood of Lake Oswego plays an important role in our history. In order to get to know the quaint architecture take the guided walking tour so you can see the different styles. Buildings like craftsman, gothic, colonial revival and vernacular and English cottage. The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce provides maps to explore. Back in 1847 Oswego was founded by Albet Alonzo Durham who was inspired by Oswego, New York to name our area.

The first Lake Oswego, Oregon industry was a sawmill on Sucker Creek. In 1878 the Oswego Iron Company was created when purchased from the original owners that discovered iron ore in the Tualatin Valley. The railroad was laid down through Oswego in 1886 which led to development and hundreds of workers settling here to work at the Oswego Iron and Steel Company. This industry quickly developed our region and neighborhoods like First Addition became home to people investing in entrepreneurial ventures. An opera house was created and churches, general stores, banks, saloons, drug stores and hotels were constructed to settle Lake Oswego. Today, homeowners in First Addition enjoy strolling to the Lake Oswego PUBLIC LIBRARY and the famous farmers market. Neighbors walk to grocery stores and restaurants and Millennium Plaza Park is really close. Here children can play in water fountains and on grass fields while folks watch boaters out cruising Oswego Lake.

Please let us know if this sort of lifestyle is what you are looking for. We can assist you in exploring Lake Oswego’s First Addition neighborhood and all of Portland’s suburbs. We love what we do!

Brian Olsen, Lake Oswego Realtor  Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

503-899-2968  bco@cooperjacobs.com

Lake Oswego Neighborhood Highlight: Blue Heron

Blue Heron Homes For Sale in Lake Oswego, ORBlue Heron Easements to Oswego Lake

This Lake Oswego neighborhood is a haven of Lake Oswego luxury homes and spectacular Lake Oswego waterfront homes and is basically a peninsula surrounded by canals and the lake on three sides. As a result, you can find beautiful lakefront estates as well as some more affordable waterfront property on the canals.  Blue Heron is located on the South side of the lake and in the Lakeridge High School Boundaries.

If you are interested in Blue Heron Homes for sale and you are interested in taking advantage of living in a lakefront neighborhood, then it is important to talk about easements.  The map to the right is from the Lake Corp which is great place to investigate if you are interested in living on or near the lake or if you are interested in using Oswego Lake at all.  Oswego Lake is a private lake. Only shareholders who live either on the lake in waterfront homes or live in homes within the easement boundaries are entitled to enjoy the lake.  This particular map shows the four different easements to Oswego Lake in the area and shows which homes in the neighborhood are eligible to join which easement(s).

If you are interested in moving to Lake Oswego and if you want to be able to use Oswego Lake, then it is extremely important to know which easement you are able to use with your property.  We can help you figure this out as well as some of the other boundaries for various other amenities and schools.

LO@CooperJacobs.com for our Lake Oswego Real Estate Brokers. 503-899-2968

Strong Lakefront Activity, But Abundance Of Choices Translates Into Careful Attention To Detail Whether You Are A Buyer Or Seller on Oswego Lake

Lake Oswego’s waterfront real estate market update as of early November 2013:

Author information:  Court Olsen, Real Estate Broker , Realtor, Principal Broker for Cooper Jacobs Real Estate:  You can reach her here: 503-899-2968 : CO@CooperJacobs.com

There has been enough action in Lake Oswego’s waterfront real estate market over the last 30 days to note that sellers of Oswego Lake waterfront properties to be competitive whether you are a buyer or seller.  While only one lakefront property has closed in escrow officially, there are a number of them pending as detailed below. On the flip side, buyers have an abundance of CHOICES.  This translates to sellers needing to pay particular attention to price and presentation to stand out.    In either case, whether you are a buyer or a seller, there are different aspects of the market that should be taken into account.

What’s for sale on Oswego Lake right now?

Currently, there are 27 Active Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale on the market in the MLS. These homes range in price from $479,000 to $7,900,000 with a relatively affordable median list price of $1,495,000.  The average dollar per square foot on these is $515 and the median days on market is 102 days with a range of 8 days to 398 days.

What has sold on Oswego lake in the last 30 days – pending Oswego lake waterfront homes sales that have not closed in escrow yet:

There are five Lake Oswego lakefront homes that are pending in escrow right now.  These range in price from $1,349,000 to $1,839,000 with a median list price of $1,579,900.  The median days on market for these 47 days and the average dollar per square foot for these is $401/foot.

Lake Oswego waterfront homes

Sold Lake Oswego Real estate numbers on the lake:

One Lake Oswego waterfront home that was listed in the MLS and is on the lake has closed in escrow. You can see full details here: lo waterfront sold detail 11032013, but basically it was an Oswego Lake waterfront home located at 2240 Summit Court.  It was listed for $2,595,000 and on the market for 93 days.  It has a final sales price of $2,375,000 which at 5036 square feet  is $472/square foot.

Here are the RMLS remarks for 2240 Summit Court:

Stunningly well built traditional w/commanding 180 degree views of Oswego Lake. Located on a rare cul-de-sac this timeless design was built w/tomorrow in mind; 3 stop elevator, floor to ceiling windows, great room concept, large recreation room w/ wet bar, 850 bottle self cooling wine cellar, safe room, large interior shop, oversized 3 vehicle garage, boat house, dock and lift!

There are some good choices for waterfront homes on Oswego Lake right now, and of these there is a good range of price and style.  You can find homes on both Lakers and Pacers side of the lake and also in a wide variety of waterfront types such as main lake, bay, and canals.  Just last week a beautiful home I have been photographing for months came on the market. I would be so excited to show anyone this particular home and the brokers open last week was obviously a hit.  Call me if you want to learn more about what is on the market, how much your home might be worth, or just Lake Oswego in general.  It is a great place to live and a wonderful place to move to.  I look forward to sharing it with you!

You can see Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale on our site. We are also happy to show you out favorites and help you figure out what part of the lake is best for you.

You can also get in touch with me easily if you want direct help or  if you are interested in learning more:

Court Olsen Call or text me:  503-899-2968 email: CO@CooperJacobs.com

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate – Lake Oswego, West Linn,  and Portland Neighborhood Realtors