Garthwick Real Estate Update

A unique Garthwick property sold recently, with several interesting facts about the home and the transaction.

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Recently sold Garthwick home

First, the sold house on Manchester Place is large, with more than 3,750 square feet of living space. With four bedrooms and three full baths, this is a house that is a considerably bigger than it appears from the street. 

Classsic living room

With a little less than half an acre, the lot size is roomy, too.

Spacious backyard

The property was on the market this year for the first time in a third of a century. Garthwick homes have a reputation for happy owners and a below-average turnover rate.

Cheery yellow interior

The initial list price for the home was $925,000, later adjusted to $875,000. The final purchase price was just over $805,000.

Updated kitchen

Thinking about selling your Garthwick home? For a FREE report on what your property could sell for in today’s market, contact our sponsor, Certified Realty with the convenient contact form below. Certified Realty has been selling Garthwick area homes since 1950!




Curious About Your Home’s History?

The Oregon Historical Society is holding an upcoming class for those curious about their home’s history.

Your House in History: A Building History Workshop

“Researching Buildings Using Local Archives”

Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

$20, $15 for OHS Members

RSVP: or 503.306.5240

Do you want to learn more about the history of your house or building? Are you curious about who lived in your house or what businesses operated in your building?

Learn about the various resources available for uncovering building histories in the Davies Family Research Library at the Oregon Historical Society as well as at other local institutes and online.

The workshop will cover accessing and utilizing the different resources for researching the history of a building, including photographs, city directories, databases and maps.


Recent Garthwick Home Sale

The latest Garthwick neighborhood home sale of record is for property located at 1809 SE Saint Andrews Drive.

1809 SE Saint Andrews Drive:  Affordable Garthwick Living

This cozy 1,334 square foot, 2 bedroom home sold for $349,900 and was on the market for 76 days. It has a detached garage and private back yard.

Thinking about buying or selling a Garthwick home? Contact your Garthwick specialists and our sponsor, Certified Realty with the convenient form below for a free consultation.

Portland Real Estate Update

Fun upcoming events and surprising local housing facts are found in the latest free edition of the Oregon Real Estate Update. We’re glad to say that the news is especially good for Portland real estate. Here’s why:

Home Prices
The average Portland area home price is now $309,200, up 14.1% from last year.

Home Inventory
Our housing backlog in the Rose City now stands at 3.1. This means at the current rate of real estate sales, we would ‘run out’ of home inventory in 3.1 months. Because this figure is considerably lower than the more typical 4 to 6 month inventory, this shows home sales are brisker now as we move away from the most recent recession.

Total Market Times Vary
Especially interesting is how long it takes for a Portland house to sell. The average market time in the Portland metro area is now about two months. This is an indication that Portland housing is not overheated, but rolling along comfortably.

Local Fun, Too
Also included in this latest Oregon Real Estate Update are interesting Autumn activities throughout the region for the entire family. Find out all the details in this latest free edition of the Oregon Real Estate Update here.

This lovely Garthwick home sold for $1,150,000 in September, 2013 – Image Courtesy of RMLS