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I have been selling real estate for a very long time, yet there is one thing that hasn’t changed. People still want to own a home of their own, have that backyard and a place to raise their family. Yes, it has always been , and in my opinion, will remain the “American Dream”.

METRO Regional Government Report

There was a survey recently commissioned by the Metro regional government. 80% of the respondents said they want to own a single family home. And, what may have shocked some, is that they said they wanted to live out in the suburbs. The City of Portland (and even the City of Lake Oswego to a lesser degree), among other cities here in Oregon and around the country have wanted us to believe that we should live in urban areas, be pushed and shoved into tiny dwelling spaces, walk or bike to work and be happy.

Granted many people live in those spaces and are happy but as mentioned above, 80% disagree with that and have said they want a single family home away from the big city.

However, in all the years I have lived in Oregon, 38 going on 39, our transportation system in Lake Oswego (particularly the west end) has improved little to nothing over the years. Further, I have been harping ever since I got my real estate license in 1975, that developers and builders aren’t listening to what consumers want in a new home.

Lake Oswego Real Estate And Where People Want To Live

The Lake Oswego Review posted an article based on that survey and here is the link to that.

“The traditional American Dream is alive and well in the Portland area.

Despite all the buzz about tiny homes on wheels and apartments with no designated parking, most Portland-area residents want to live in their own single-family detached home with a yard. And more people prefer the suburbs instead of downtown and close-in neighborhoods.

Those are among the results of the most comprehensive study on housing preferences ever conducted in Portland and surrounding communities. The Residential Preference Study for the Portland Region was undertaken by Metro, the elected regional government. The results are the most in-depth and complete ever gathered in the metropolitan area. And they fly in the face of national surveys that claim most people prefer to live in cities.

According to the study:

  • Asked what kind of housing they prefer, 80 percent of metropolitan residents said a single-family detached home. Only 13 percent prefer an apartment or condo, and just 7 percent prefer a single-family attached home, such as a row house or townhouse.
  • Asked where they prefer to live, 34 percent chose a suburban neighborhood, 27 percent chose an urban neighborhood or town center, 26 percent chose a rural neighborhood and 13 percent chose an urban central or downtown neighborhood.
  • Reaffirming the preference for suburban-style living, 61 percent of respondents said they would like a large or medium size yard separating their home from a neighbor. Thirty-nine percent preferred a small yard or private courtyard.

The Metro Council is just beginning to consider the results of the housing preference study, which was released to the public on Sept. 4. Although the council is not obligated to honor the results, they will be discussed as it considers the draft Regional Growth Report in preparation for deciding whether to expand the Portland region’s urban growth boundary next year.”

The complete study is available online at www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/ResidentialPreferenceStudy-FullReport.pdf.

Where do you want to live?

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I have a new search site available to find Portland metro and all outlying properties for sale.  You can view RMLS™ information here. My website is also available.

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1975 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

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Lake Oswego Real Estate Oregon Ranks #1 Where People Are Moving To Lake Oswego Real Estate Oregon Ranks #1 Where People Are Moving To.lakeoswegorealestateblog.wordpress.com

A new study by the nation’s largest household moving company names Oregon as the state to which the most people relocated in 2013.

United Van Lines released its 37th annual migration study to The Associated Press. The company tracks the states its customers move to and from over the course of a year, including Washington, D.C., but excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Oregon Ranks #1

 After four straight years as runner-up, Oregon has finally made it to the winner’s circle.

Those are the key findings from United Van Lines’ 37th Annual Migration Study, which tracks the states the company’s customers move to and from during the course of the year.

The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2013, with 61 percent of moves to the state inbound ones. Michael Stoll, a UCLA economist said “we’re seeing continued migration to the Pacific Northwest as young professionals and retirees are drawn to [its] amenities, including public transit, green space, and the local arts and entertainment scene.”

United Van Lines Migration Report 2013

United Van Lines vice president Carl Walter said the moving data has traditionally identified states that are attracting or losing residents.

The study showed that states in the West and Southeast are attracting more residents. Many states with high percentages of outbound moves are in the Northeast.

Looking for Lake Oswego Real Estate?

Give me a call at 503-804-9685 if you’d like to see a Lake Oswego home.

Sources: KATU and United Van Lines

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You can use this phone app to search for the home of your dreams either on your cell phone or tablet – http://app.summarealty.com/SMAFZ

My new website is also available and you can search for Lake Oswego real estate or any homes for sale in the metro PDX area or surrounding communities – http://www.summalakeoswego.com/realtor-betty-jung

Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your condo or home. If you want to know the value of your property in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1975 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

ALL ABOUT…..Lake Oswego Real Estate Copyright 2008-2016. Betty Jung. All Rights Reserved. Use of this article, photos and images without permission is in violation of federal copyright laws

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Betty Jung, Broker
REALTOR®
CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, CNHSS

Summa Pacific Cascade
4949 Meadows Rd. #100
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

Licensed in the State of Oregon

503-804-9685 Cell

or email:betty@bettyjung.com

"Selling Real Estate Since 1978. There Is No Substitute For Experience!"

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