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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.

Here’s Why Money.Com Ranked Lake Oswego as One of the Best Cities to Live in the United States

If Money staff writer Leslie Cook had come to me when researching her story on the Best Places to Live in the U.S., I could have saved her a lot of running around. All she needed to do was read … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patches Near Lake Oswego

‘Tis the season of all things pumpkin from Kyra’s Bake Shop Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Crumb Doughnuts to the ubiquitous Pumpkin Latte found at your favorite coffee shop. But what about a pumpkin cannon that catapults the season’s favorite orange … Continue reading

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Coffee Shops in Lake Oswego To Check Out

September 29 is National Coffee Day followed by International Coffee Day on October 1. So I thought I’d revisit and update my coffee roundup guide as the coffee scene in Lake Oswego has changed a bit since I wrote it. … Continue reading

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5 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in October

ART SALE BENEFIT. Local artists have donated a variety of pieces including paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and garden art to benefit the Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, a free health clinic serving uninsured and low-income residents of Clackamas County. The sale … Continue reading

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U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Lake Oswego

If you’re like Thoreau and believe that “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruit” then get your overalls on and your apple picking boxes ready and head out to one of the u-pick apple orchards within driving distance of … Continue reading

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How the City of Lake Oswego Is Helping Residents Think Globally, Act Locally

Coming off a summer of record heat in the Portland metro area and a record-setting wildfire in southern Oregon, news of the U.N.’s latest report on climate change might have left us all wondering, “What’s a person to do?” The … Continue reading

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5 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in September

THE WEATHER. I’ve always said that schools in Lake Oswego shouldn’t start until October 1 because we have some of our best weather in September. Typically the average high temperature drops about 9-10 degrees over the course of the month … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Housing Market Update

With temperatures in the triple digits recently, Lake Oswego has certainly been heating up. And as I’ve pointed out here before, so has the housing market. As of July, 2021, the average sales price in Lake Oswego for detached dwellings … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Squeeze More Summer Fun Out of the Last Days of Summer Vacation in Lake Oswego

Schools start up again in Lake Oswego August 30 which means there are 15 more days to enjoy the “lazy hazy crazy days of summer.” Here are some suggestions: SWIM PARK. Afternoons spent at the Lake Grove Swim Park are … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Lake Oswego Easements But Didn’t Know Who to Ask

With the warm summer we’ve had in Lake Oswego, home buyers are very interested in looking at homes with easement rights. Question: What are easement rights? Answer: There are approximately 3000 homes in Lake Oswego whose properties come with deeded … Continue reading

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