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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.

5 Ways to Give This Holiday Season in and Around Lake Oswego

Holiday food drives are important every year, but the need is especially great in 2020, given the pandemic and the hardship that has created for many families. Here are some opportunities for giving food as well as other items locally … Continue reading

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What We Are Loving About Lake Oswego in December

I know we are still in November, but many of December’s highlights come early in the month and/or have an early registration deadline. So, take a look at some of this month’s highlights. VIRTUAL DRINK AND DRAW. The Arts Council … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Buying a Home in Lake Oswego is a Great Investment

While the Dow Jones Average and S&P give us daily updates on how much we lost or gained in the stock market, the same can’t be said for real estate. We don’t usually find out how much our investment in … Continue reading

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What We Are Loving About Lake Oswego in November

Hot Books for Cold Days Winter Reading Preview. One thing we can all safely do indoors this winter is read. Join Lake Oswego librarian Chris Myers on Tuesday, November 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a Zoom review of … Continue reading

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Love It or List It: Lake Oswego Edition

HGTV’s show, Love It or List It features homeowners who struggle with the functionality of their home, with one partner thinking that all it needs is a renovation and the other who thinks it requires a move. Enter in the … Continue reading

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5 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in October

All things pumpkin. How do you like your pumpkin? In ice cream? Then check out Salt & Straw’s Mummy ‘s Pumpkin Spiced Potion laced with caramel. In your muffin? Head over to Kyra’s Bake Shop where the pumpkin chocolate chip … Continue reading

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Halloween Covid-Style in Lake Oswego

When it comes to the holidays, I’d like to improvise on Oregon’s tourism slogan to say, “Covid Holidays: They Look Different Here.” We’ve already seen Lake Oswegans’ Covid renditions of birthday and graduation parties, weddings and anniversaries. The Fourth of … Continue reading

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The Numbers Tell an Interesting Story About the Covid Housing Market

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. When it comes to studying the impact of COVID-19 on the housing market, the numbers say even more. A recent survey by Sears Home Services found that 44% of us are less … Continue reading

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5 Things a Good Realtor Should Be Telling You That You May Not Want to Hear

As in all walks of life, there are times when being a Realtor calls for having the “hard talk.” To be honest, that “hard talk” has sometimes cost me a sale. Whether I’m being honest with a potential client about … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Do Something Nice Day

Monday, October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day. It sounds like the perfect prescription for a country mired in divisive political battles on so many levels. Besides being good for someone else, and good for the collective mental health … Continue reading

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