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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.

How Is the Coronavirus Affecting the Lake Oswego Housing Market?

For most of us, home is the only safe place we feel we have right now. That reinforces the importance that housing plays in our lives. Whether it’s to provide four walls within which we can safely keep our distance … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Lake Oswego is a Great Place to Raise a Family

The criteria for deciding where to live changes with our life situations. Lake Oswego scores high on much of the criteria parents must consider when deciding where to move to start and raise a family. Schools. You can’t go wrong … Continue reading

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7 Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day In and Around Lake Oswego

It may be a little too early to be wearin’ the green for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s not too early to be planning how you’ll celebrate it. Since I’m 99.8% Irish, I have a few ideas to offer both … Continue reading

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5 Things We Love About March in Lake Oswego

There are lots of reasons to love Lake Oswego—at least 1,000 considering I’ve been posting 52 reasons every year since 2011! Here are five more specific to the month of March: THE ODD COUPLE. The Lakewood Theatre Company brings us … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why Moving to Lake Oswego is Good for Your Health

  By now we all know that being physically active is good for you. Did you know that your odds for being physically active go up because you live in Lake Oswego? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently … Continue reading

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7 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Lake Oswego

One of the first things people notice when moving to Lake Oswego is how green everything is. The not-so-secret ingredient is rain and we average about 6 ½ inches in February so best to have a Rainy Day plan in … Continue reading

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Good News/Bad News for Millennial First-Time Homebuyers in Lake Oswego

Housing appreciation and a shortage of affordable homes are what make it challenging for many first-time homebuyers to enter the housing market. Millennials often face another hurdle—college debt that now stands at $1.6 trillion according to a recent report by … Continue reading

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