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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.

Why Are Ranch Style Homes So Popular in Lake Oswego?

Home exteriors vary in size, shape, architectural lines and materials but have you ever wondered why? Is it just aesthetic or is there more to it? I’d like to introduce you to some of the architectural styles of homes you’ll … Continue reading

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7 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in August

It’s easy to love Lake Oswego 365 days a year, but here are 7 reasons we love Lake Oswego in August. LAKEWOOD CENTER SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES. The Lakewood Center has found another use for the Pavilion Tent that houses … Continue reading

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How Appraisal Gaps Are Surprising Some Lake Oswego Home Buyers

Considering that surprises intensify our emotions 400%, it’s fair to say that surprises are not for the faint of heart. Especially when you are buying a home, which can be an emotional experience to begin with, you don’t want the … Continue reading

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Lake Oswego On My Covid-19 Walks

I’ve lived in Lake Oswego for over 30 years and been a Realtor here for just as long. And yet, this past year, after exploring Lake Oswego on foot during my daily walks, I’ve discovered things about it that I … Continue reading

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5 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in July

Our family both loves and hates July in Lake Oswego. We love it because the weather and the festivities ramp up to the best of what Lake Oswego’s summer has to offer. We hate it because it seems like once … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Heat Wave in Lake Oswego

The heat is on! With temperatures in the triple digits for the next couple of days followed by a “cool down” in the 90s, chances are you’ll be looking for a place to cool off. Luckily, living in Lake Oswego, … Continue reading

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Update on the Lake Oswego Housing Market

I can give you a lot of anecdotes about the temperature of the Lake Oswego Housing Market. •Multiple offers are coming in on homes with the sale going often to the highest bidder, in most cases offering thousands more than … Continue reading

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Introduce Dad to Something New in Lake Oswego This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great excuse to get your dad to get out of his routine and try something new in and around Lake Oswego. Here are a few things to consider: MORSE COFFEE COMPANY. This is one of the … Continue reading

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Enter the Lottery for a Chance to Attend Lake Oswego’s Summer Concerts

If you love outdoor summer concerts, I hope you’re feeling lucky this summer. Why? Because tickets to Lake Oswego’s summer concerts series will be awarded based on a lottery system. If interested in attending one (or all) of this summer’s … Continue reading

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U-Pick Berry Farms around Lake Oswego Oregon

Once you’ve tasted an Oregon grown strawberry, there is no going back. That will become the standard by which you compare all other strawberries, and I assure you, they will fall short. Luckily those juicy ripe morsels will arrive at … Continue reading

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