Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Fall Market Trends 2018

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

The buying and selling of properties at Fishhawk Lake was moving along quite steadily throughout the spring and summer and much of our delightfully sunny October. The "off" button just got switched on only within the last week or so. 

Some homes sold in a New York minute

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while others have steadily languished for yet another season, come-and-gone. 

There are still some real beauties that are move-in ready for sale. 

9838 Beach Drive Birkenfeld OR Now listed at $283,000

There has been a plethora of interest in vacant lots! Buyers with cash wanting a piece of the Fishhawk Lake pie but not ready to commit to a higher priced home that might involve a loan, or that they simply want to camp and think about building later. I'm seeing this much more frequently this year than in years past.

(Lakefront lot pictured below listed and sold by me for future building after new owners retire).

Fishhawk Lake lakefront lot listed and sold by Gayle Rich-Boxman 6.2018

Lakefront lots are becoming scarce and buyers still covet the idea of being on the water, but either the price isn't attractive or it's not the side of the lake that they prefer. I have a sale pending for a waterfront lot that is a beauty, flat and buildable and on the canal, with the privacy that the buyers were looking for, after a failed attempt to buy some land being sold privately (without a seller's agent). Otherwise, most vacant lots are off-the-lake, either along a creek or one of the roads that are part of the community. 


More inquiries are being made about upcoming retirement and/or full time living while possibly working remotely part time. Those who are willing to make a bit of a longer commute are finding that the pricing at Fishhawk Lake, along with county taxes is MUCH more amenable than both found in the Portland and surrounding urban areas. 


There are currently 14 homes for sale ranging in price from $174,000 to $499,900. Nine vacant lots are for sale ranging from $7,500 to $40,000 all of which are non-lakefront, with only one being waterfront, located on beautiful Boxler Creek, where the salmon spawn yearly and has a view of Fishhawk Lake. 

71874 Northshore Drive Birkenfeld Listed for $20,000 with Gayle Rich-Boxman MLS#18211848

           71874 Northshore Drive Birkenfeld $20,000 listed by Gayle Rich-Boxman 

Only two properties are in sale pending: one lakefront A-frame, listed at $299,000 and a canal front lot that I have in sale pending (representing the buyers), listed at $59,900. 


People are still contacting me about Fishhawk Lake, (the latest, today; a woman from Los Angeles area), what it has to offer, how many are vacationers vs full time and questions that are very similar to everyone else's. Here is a link to those often-asked top ten questions that each buyer seems to want to address:

Ten Questions Buyers Ask (About Fishhawk Lake)

90 minutes from Portland to Paradise! 


If this piques your interest to know more about Fishhawk Lake properties, give your local expert a call!

Gayle Rich-Boxman
REALTOR® John L Scott Mkt Ctr Direct: (503)755-2905
Birkenfeld OR 97016
*Five Star Professional* 2017-2019

Comments (10)

Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Gayle, your market report is packed with valuable information and very easy to understand. There's no doubt you have a pulse on the Fishhawk Lake real estate market at all times. I hope you're doing well!

Nov 15, 2018 04:34 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such cool looking homes and definitely a beautiful place to live, you showcase it so well.

Nov 15, 2018 07:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Gayle.  Thanks for keeping us informed about the real estate market in Fishhawk Lake.

Nov 16, 2018 04:35 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Thank you Amanda S. Davidson , Brian England and Gabe Sanders for taking the time to stop by and comment on my trending report. So nice of you three, and I'm most appreciative! 

Nov 16, 2018 09:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gayle hope all is well, I just wanted to stop in it has been a while we interacted, hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, keep in touch, miss our interactions, Endre

Nov 23, 2018 09:49 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Endre Barath, Jr. I've missed ours, as well! Thank you for checking in. I have really enjoyed your thankfulness posts and saw the one that was spotlighted by the AR Gods....perfect!

Nov 24, 2018 09:04 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Gayle, Beautiful photos to go with your market report.  Yes tis the seaon for real estate to slow down.  All the best this holiday season!

Nov 26, 2018 12:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate,

Your photos are are the Ambassador for Fishhawk Lake! A wonderful presentation as always of the area you live, work and play in. Its not a wonder you are a household word in your area.

Dec 31, 2018 05:25 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - I love the modern/eclectic look to those cabin style homes and awesome lake lots too! I can only imagine how peaceful it is to live there. I do believe you're living a life with purpose. 

Jan 10, 2019 03:47 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ahhhh, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP that is a true song to my ears. "I do believe you're living a life with purpose". What a tremendous compliment. I want to put that somewhere where I'll see it every day. Thank you, friend! 

Jan 11, 2019 08:00 PM