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Big Changes Coming To Downtown Canby

21 Nov
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One of the Canby, Oregon buildings reportedly for sale

The Portland Business Journal recently reported on some significant upcoming real estate changes about to occur in Canby. Here’s the report, courtesy of the Portland Business Journal:

“Developers interested in redefining an entire downtown might want to check out what’s on the market in Canby.

Thanks to an impending consolidation of city offices into a new civic building and library, the city, a few miles south of Portland, is selling five of its downtown buildings and up to one full city block. The properties are all in the city’s downtown core between First and Third avenues on Holly and Ivy streets.

The buildings to be sold include the existing library, the development services building, the finance building and the former police headquarters. They range in size from around 2,000 square feet to about 10,000 square feet.

Renate Mengelberg, economic development director for the city, said the city does not have a firm asking price for the properties because it wants to encourage a wide array of development proposals.

“We are willing to be flexible and really want to encourage creative proposals,” she said, adding that the new civic building will be completed in 2016.

The city has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to spur development ideas. An open house and tours of the properties will be held on Nov. 19. Proposals will be due Jan. 9, 2015.

The city is looking for ideas for one or more of the properties from local businesses looking for space or developers who might be interested in a project of a bigger scale. Officials will also be looking for proven development teams with solid financial resources. That said, the city is also open to assisting through its façade improvement program and a revolving loan program that provides loans of up to $250,000.

In addition, the city of Canby has applied for a vertical housing program that would provide a 10-year property tax abatement of second- to fourth-story residential development over retail. It expects to gain approval for the zone by the end of this year.”

March Review: 15 Canby Homes Sold

31 Mar

As of this last day of March, 2014, the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) reported 15 Canby homes sold this month. This brief summary provides some interesting Canby real estate facts.

Closing prices for these 15 properties ranged from $148,350 for a large ranch-style “major fixer” on 1.5 acres to $479,000 for a spacious farmhouse on 9 acres.  

The latter property was by far the most expensive sale, netting $164,000 more than the next-highest price. And at 3,380 square feet, that same farmhouse was also the largest of the Canby homes sold in March.


At 3,380 Square Feet and Selling at $479,000, This is March’s Largest and Most Expensive Sold Canby Home

Representing the median for Canby Homes sold in March is the charming traditional shown below.  Selling at $245,000, this home had an equal number of properties selling above and below its sale price.

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This charming Canby home sold after 95 days on the market.

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Canby: Fairest of Them All

17 Mar

Local residents know Canby as a great place to live. Folks from out of town know Canby as the host to one of Oregon’s most popular annual events, the Clackamas County Fair.  Originally established in Gladstone, the fair soon moved to Canby and has been a summer attraction for well over 100 years now!

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Early Days of the Clackamas County Fair

Long-time attendees have witnessed the fair’s expansion and improvements, especially in recent years.  In fact, upgrades are currently planned for one livestock building on the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.

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Structural Upgrades Are Planned For This Livestock Building – Pamplin Media Photo

From the national-caliber rodeo to its impressive livestock exhibits and vast array of performers and entertainers, the Clackamas County Fair is an attractive option for people of all ages and interests.  Don’t miss this year’s event, running from August 12th – 17th. For more information, go to

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The Clackamas County Fair is lots of fun for everyone!

Canby High School Academic Ranking Improves

6 Mar

          A recent review of Oregon high school test scores shows that Canby High School ranks 54th of 303 schools listed for the 2012-2013 school year.  This statewide survey rates high schools from highest to lowest for combined OAKS (Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) test scores for math and reading.

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          The current ranking marks a significant improvement, up 22 spots from the year before. Canby High’s overall score was aided by a strong showing in the math testing component, where it placed 34th out of the 303 schools.

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          Results for neighboring schools varied significantly. While overall scores for Wilsonville and North Marion High Schools were somewhat lower, they had climbed in the rankings from the previous year, up 47 and 40 spots, respectively.  Molalla High’s current scores also rank somewhat lower, and are down 9 places from the previous year.  Oregon City High School performed well, ranking above Canby High in the overall placement, despite dropping 2 spots from the previous year.           

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A Tale of Two Canbys

8 Feb

The OTHER Canby, 1952

When searching online for information on the City of Canby, make sure you specify which one! While Canby, Minnesota is considered “The Other Canby” by many of us in Oregon, both towns have been in existence for well over 100 years, and they share some additional characteristics:

Both communities are named after Edward Canby, a 19th-century U.S. Army General. Both also host their county’s annual fair.

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General R. S. Canby

Interestingly, both Canbys had populations of approximately 2,150 in 1960. Since that time, however, Canby M’s population has dropped while Canby O’s has grown to over 7 times that size! Check out the chart below for a further comparison of the two cities:

                                                            Canby, OR                   Canby, MN

Incorporated:                                                      1893                                  1905

Population:                                                         15,829                               1,795

Median Age:                                                       33 Yrs.                            46.1 Yrs.

Elevation:                                                            153 Ft.                            1,237 Ft.

Area                                                                 3.79 Sq. Mi.                     2.2 Sq. Mi.

Latitude:                                                             45.2661                           44.7100

Time Zone:                                                          Pacific                             Central

Canby Area Home Prices Rise

28 Jan

A recently released housing report reveals local home prices have increased by an average of more than 1 % per month over the past year.

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Canby Home Prices are Definitely Up!

Click here to view this FREE recent report on Canby Area real estate.

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9/11 Cowboy

11 Sep

This cowboy was seen on 9/11/13 waving to passersby on Interstate 5 at the nearby north Aurora on-ramp.


An American cowboy’s highway greeting on 9/11/13

Canby Real Estate Update

6 Sep

New figures on Canby, Oregon real estate have just been released.

The average selling price for a Canby home is now $289,900. Curious how long it takes for the average Canby home to sell? Find out here, along with the complete report.

For more information about selling your Canby property, contact our sponsor, Certified Realty at 503-682-1083. They’re your Canby area real estate specialists since 1950!

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Average Canby Home Sale: $289,900

17 Aug

This week, the average selling price for a Canby home was reported as $289,900.

For more information about our current Canby real estate market and to read the entire report, simply click here.

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Glorious Mt. Hood View from Canby

Horse Friendly Canby Property!

18 Jul

An attractive Canby property has just been placed on the market.



Priced to sell at $319,900, this property features a 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home with more than 2 level acres, plus an easy commute!  Includes a 3+ stall barn with a tack room, and cross-fenced, too.

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For more information, contact Bruce with Certified Realty at (503) 682-1083 today!

Light The Night In Canby!

5 Dec

A terrific event for the entire family is scheduled at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby from December 13-17th.

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The event is called Light The Night.  Learn more here at their website and also at their Twitter page here.

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5 Nov

Just Listed!

Located in a peaceful and rural Canby neighborhood, this outstanding equestrian facility features more than 10 acres of level ground, with a spacious 3+ bedroom home, Mt. Hood view and top quality buildings.  This wonderful property was literally made for horse lovers. View the full color flyer here!

Structures include a 62 x 180 indoor arena and a 80 x172 outdoor arena, 21 stalls total with rubber mats and auto-waterers, plus 4 tack rooms, a ‘hot rack’ for horse washing, cement floor shop, lounge area, 20 ton hay storage capacity and much more.

This just-listed property is priced to sell at $574,900. For more information, please contact Certified Realty at 503-682-1083 or via e-mail at

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