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Portland Condo Sales over One Million Dollars

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Portland Condo Sales over One Million Dollars are increasing

Portland condo sales of  luxury condos for over a million dollars is doing very well. 2012 sales of one-million-plus condo properties increased  267 percent over 2011. From 12 units to 32 units sold.

The first quarter of 2013 showed nine million-dollar-plus condos sold. The average million-plus sold price for the first four months of 2013 was $1,170,000. While the average price per square foot $491. The average square footage was 2,506.


Take a look at the Top Ten most expensive Portland condo sales for the first quarter 2013Price range: $1,050,000 to $1,440,000

    • Price range: $1,050,000 to $1,440,000
    • Average price per square foot: $528.50
    • Number of bedrooms: eight 2-bedrooms, one 3-bedroom, one 4-bedrooms
    • Average size: 2,275 square feet
    • Location: 2 in Northwest District, 4 in Pearl District, and 4 in South Waterfront

As you can see all of the top ten most expensive condominiums are on the west side of Portland. All are close-in to the Willamette River. Four of the top ten are on the river bank in South Waterfront. The reason for this is the vast majority of our condo buildings, especially luxury condo buildings are on the west-side. The Pearl District and the South Waterfront are made up entirely of condominiums. West-side condos are also newer. Most are built from 1996 to 2008.

Five of the the top ten most expensive condos reside in LEED certified green buildings.  The Encore, The Meriwether and Atwater Place are LEED certified green buildings. LEED certified building are more expensive to built and more expensive to buy.

#1 – The Westover #503  2454 NW Westover Rd: $1,440,000
3,179 square feet, two bedrooms, two and half baths
Northwest District The Westover Condos










#2 The Westover 2445 NW Westover Rd #313: $1,275,000
2,444 square feet, two bedrooms, two and half baths

#3 - Johnson Street Townhomes 1142 NW Johnson St: $1,270,000
2,840 square feet, four bedrooms, three and half baths
Pearl District Townhouses - Johnson Street Townhouses










#4 The Pinnacle – 1255 NW 9th Ave: $1,270,000
2164 square feet, three bedrooms, two and half baths

The Pinnacle Condos - Pearl District










#5 – The Encore 949 NW Overton #1601: $1,125,000
1,820 square feet, two bedrooms, two

Pearl District Condos - The Encore










#6 - Park Place – 922 NW 11th Ave #101: $1,125,000
2,262 square feet, two bedrooms, two baths

Park Place Condos in the jPearl District










#7 – The Meriwether - 836 SW Curry St #1904: $1,085,000
2,541 square feet, two bedrooms, two baths

The Meriwether Condos South Waterfront














#8,#9, & #10 – Atwater Place- 0841 SW Gaines St
#1808 2,237 square feet, two bedrooms, two and half baths $1,085,000
#111 2,452 square feet – two bedrooms, two and half baths $1,075,000
#2300 1,692 square feet – two bedrooms, two and half baths $1,050,000

South Waterfront's Atwater Place condos

Hottest 2 Portland Neighborhoods for Real Estate

Monday, May 6th, 2013

We all know that real estate is local. Right down to the neighborhood you live in. Let’s start at the city level, Portland’s average home price rose 18.4 percent over same month last year per the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Case-Shiller Home Price Indices has a 9.4 percent increase for February over same month last year.

The next level is your neighborhood. Number of Real estates sale volume and average prices are not the same over the entire city.  So how hot is your neighborhood?

Top two Portland neighborhoods for home sales (more…)

Portland Distressed Condos

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Portland Metro Distressed Properties 1st Quarter 2013

Portland Metro Distressed Sales1st quarter 2013

Distressed homes made up of short sales and bank-owned homes have played an important part in real estate in the last few years. Now the numbers of distressed properties are less important as their numbers are falling. Fewer short sales and foreclosed properties are coming on the market. (more…)

Portland Condo Project Update – January 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Portland Condo Update – Pearl District’s Encore Condos

Portland Condos - The Encore

The Encore Condos are now 89 percent sold out. Nineteen Encore condos are left out of 177 condominiums. This Portland condo building was completed in 2008. Yes, it has been a long haul. The Portland condo real estate recession had taken that big step off the cliff before the Encore was finished. This ensured a lengthy time period to sell-out, due to no fault of the Encore. The Encore is a quality Portland condo building with high-end finishes and amenities.

The last 19 condos range in size from 890 to 2,521 square feet. Asking prices range from $393,000 to $2,020,500. One bedroom to three bedrooms; something for everyone. The Fields Park appears to be on schedule for completion this March. Fields Park will be the backyard of the Encore.

>>View available Encore condos for sale


South Waterfront’s Atwater Place Condos

Atwater Place Condos in South Waterfront

South Waterfront’s Atwater Place condos is the second Portland condo project near sell-out; 97 percent sold. Atwater Place was finished in 2008. Only seven luxury condos remain out of  214.

The remaining condominiums range in price from $545,000 to $1,070,000. All are two bedrooms with two to three baths .

>>View available Atwater Place condos for sale


Rumors have been circling about the a new Portland condo building in the planning stage by Hoyt Street Properties. January’s Northwest Examiner broke a story about Hoyt planning to break ground on a luxury condominium building on NW 11th between Overton and Northrup. I called Hoyt Properties and was told that they are still running all he figures to see if the time is right for a new Portland condo building. This is not a sure-thing yet.

If  Portland Urban condo living sounds like the kind of community that would complement you and your lifestyle, contact me, Lynda Jeffers, your Portland condo expert. I’ll answer any questions you may have, let you know about available listings, inform you of strengths and weaknesses in any Portland condo building to help you make an objective evaluation. You get all the facts – no information withheld.

Atwater Place Condos Almost Sold Out

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
South Waterfront's Atwater Place Condos on the River Banks

Many Atwater Condos have incredible river views

It has been a long journey to the end. Atwater Place condos located in Portland’s newest neighborhood, South Waterfront,  is almost sold out. Only 9 luxury condos are left to a complete sell-out.  Sales began on June 18th, 2006. The building was completed in 2007-2008. Standing tall at 22 stories with 212 luxury condos it is now approximately 94 percent sold. Search all Atwater Place condos listings, new and resales here.

It is no reflection on the Atwater Place condos that it took six years to sell out. The Atwater Place building and individual condos are absolutely beautiful. 843 new condos in the South Waterfront neighborhood came on the market at the time of our real estate collapse. Real estate loans were difficult to get and most people were staying in place. And buying a new condo in a brand new downtown Portland neighborhood was unthinkable to most people.

Three high-rise luxury condo buildings on the banks of the Willamette River were completed in 2006 – 2008 with a total of 843 condos. The South Waterfront neighborhood has the advantage of river views and close proximity to downtown Portland. The South Waterfront Greenway trail runs along the Willamette River, so you can enjoy walking, biking and running steps out your front door.

Times are changing; slow but changing. So out of the 843 new condos in South Waterfront only 9 are left to sell. I just had someone I knew ask me if the South Waterfront was coming back. My answer is it never left. It did have a very rocky beginning because of the economy, but now the South Waterfront is in the planning stage for new buildings for all types of residential living. And Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) ran out of room on its upper campus is expanding along the river.

South Waterfront is a neighborhood designed for large-scale, high-density living on the river with recreational access to the river. So if the South Waterfront sounds like the kind of condominium community that would complement you and your lifestyle well, contact me, Lynda Jeffers, your Portland condo expert.

I’ll answer any questions you might have, let you know about available listings, inform you of strengths and weaknesses in any condo building to help you make an objective evaluation. You get all the facts – no information withheld. Decisions are yours alone to make.

South Waterfront's Atwater Place Luxury Condos Lobby

Atwater Place Lobby

Atwater Place Condos in Portland's South Waterfront Neighborhood

Atwater Place Walkway to the Willamette River

The Meriwether Condos

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Portland's South Waterfront Meriwether Condos

3570 SW River Parkway

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Meriwether condos is made up of two high-rise condominium towers and 17 street-level townhouses on the banks of the Willamette River in the South Waterfront district. Completed in 2006 it was the first residential building to open in the South Waterfront.

The twin structural concrete towers rise 21 and 24 stories giving spectacular city, river and mountain views. The Meriwether condos is comprised of 245 luxury condos. The two slim glass towers were inspired by the point-tower architecture of Vancouver, British Columbia. Point-tower buildings optimize light and air for all residents. Think sweeping views for more residents in a building. There are a total of 245 condos; 55 premiere and penthouse units on the top floors of the towers; 46 residences in the East Tower; 126 in the West Tower.

The Meriwether condos earned a LEED Gold rating with its use of sustainable-building techniques. A LEED rating is important to many potential buyers looking for healthier lifestyles. And another plus is the savings realized on utilities.

The Portland Streetcar now connects South Waterfront neighborhood to downtown Portland, the Pearl District and Nob Hill.

Features of Meriwether Condes:
Traditional condo-style with defined rooms
Graduated ceiling heights
Hardwood entry doors
Gourmet kitchens
Upscale finishes
Spectacular full height windows
Unobstructed city, river & mountain views
Unit sizes range from 638 to 3,787 square feet

Amenities of Meriwether Condos:
Concierge Service
Secured entry
Private courtyard
Access to Willamette Riverfront walkway
LEED Gold rating
Secure underground parking
Two-car tandem parking spaces with each unit
Steps to Portland Streetcar & Aerial Tram
Walk Score of 75 – Very Walkable
Developer: Williams & Dame Development
Gerding/Edlen Development
Architects: GBD Architects
Builder: Hoffman Construction Company

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For more information on the Meriwether condos, or other Portland real estate, contact Lynda Jeffers, your Portland condo REALTOR at 503.956.8155 or



The John Ross Condos

Monday, February 6th, 2012
The John Ross Condos

3601 SW River Parkway

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John Ross condos is a contemporary state-of-the-art high-rise. Located in Portland’s newest neighborhood South Waterfront.  This 31-story elliptic tower was completed in 2007.   It is the tallest structure in the South Waterfront neighborhood and the seventh-tallest building in Portland. John Ross condos is a beautiful building with 303 condos, 3 levels of parking, a total of 400 parking spaces, and stands 325 feet high.

The metallic blue building rises in an elliptical shape that looks wider or narrower from different vantage points. The unique shape, with no straight exterior walls, provides extraordinary views from each condo. Due to the shape of the building many of the condos have rounded walls of windows. The tower lobby is dramatic with a 18-foot wall of glass that is intended to be a “highly lit beacon” at night. There is an urban plaza outside of the John Ross Condos.

John Ross luxury condos vary in size from 600 to 5,035 square feet. The 11 penthouse units are in a 4-story “podium” that occupies the top 4 floors of the building. The penthouse on the 31st floor occupies the entire floor.

Features of John Ross Condos:
Floor to ceiling windows
Expansive city, Willamette River and mountain views
Viking Designer Series & Bosch appliances
Silestone quartz counter tops
State-of-the-art fixtures from Hansgrohe
Hardwood floors
100% wool carpet
Most condos have terraces

Amenities of John Ross Condos:
Concierge Service
5th floor garden terrace; raised planting beds, barbecue grills & seating
Urban plaza in the heart of South Waterfront
Steps to Portland Streetcar; connects to Downtown, Pearl District, & NW 23rd Ave
Secure dedicated parking
Secure Entries
Community garden
LEED Gold rating
Neighborhood 2-acre park
Aerial Tram to OSHU
Walk Score 72 – Very Walkable

Developers: Gerden Edlen
Architect: Robert Thompson, TVA Architects
Builder: Hoffman Construction Co.

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For information on the John Ross condos, or other Portland real estate, contact Lynda Jeffers, your Portland Condo REALTOR – cell 503.956.8155 or






Atwater Place Condos Tops 2011 Condo Sales

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Atwater Place Condos in South Waterfront

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South Waterfront‘s Atwater Place condos sold more Portland condos in 2011 than any other condo building in 2011. A total of 37 sold and closed homes. This 212 unit condo building is now 80% sold; 38 homes remain to be sold. As of March 2013 only six never sold condos remain.

30 of the 37 units sold were new construction. The  other 7 were resales. Atwater Place condos is the last of the three South Waterfront neighborhood condo buildings left with new sales. The John Ross sold out last year.

Atwater Place was completed in 2008; John Ross was completed in 2007. The first condo building completed in the South Waterfront area was the Meriwether competed in 2006 and sold out some years ago.

There was a time (not that long ago) when I had a hard time visualizing the South Waterfront condos being sold out. 843 South Waterfront condos came on the market when the real estate market started its decline. Now at the start of 2012 only 38 are left. I’m a little surprised but also happy for their success. It sure wasn’t easy or quick.

Atwater Place condos is an innovative rectangle glass tower with unprecedented river views located 125 feet from the banks of the Willamette River. This 22-story high-rise was designed by local architect and artist Thomas Hacker.

These luxury condos range in size from 1,100 square feet to 3,700 square feet. The Atwater’s luxury condos have clean lines, walls of windows and abundant natural light. Most with river views. Some have Mt. Hood views and city views. The 23 story building steps back from the river with balconies for each home, staggered to feature sweeping views of the river, mountains, and city.

Amenities of Atwater Place Condos:

  • LEED Gold Certification
  • 24-hour Concierge service
  • Unique large floor plans, most with balconies facing the river
  • Premium finishes, including granite & quartz counter tops, Sub zero refrigerators, Viking cook tops & ovens, marble & limestone counter tops in baths
  • Private, landscaped courtyard with boccie ball court & seating areas
  • Large furnished community room for private events with sitting and dining area and kitchen
  • Underground parking with bicycle storage

Hoffman Construction crews began excavating for the foundation and placing structural supports in late December 2005 and the building was completed in 2008.

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To view Atwater Place Condos contact Lynda Jeffers, Portland Condo Realtor at 503.956.8155