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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.

6 Points To Add To Your Lake Oswego Homebuying Checklist

You’ve toured a home with your Realtor and checked off all the boxes: Location Square Footage Good size backyard In your price range Excellent schools Updated What are you forgetting? Here are a few other things to consider before signing … Continue reading

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Estimating the Cost of Home Improvements Before You Buy

Unless you’re buying a brand-new home in Lake Oswego, chances are you are looking at a lived-in one that needs some updating. Knowing what those updates might cost should factor into your decision as to whether or not you can … Continue reading

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Make Good on Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions With a Little Help from These Lake Oswego Fitness Centers

If you are starting the New Year off with good intentions to get fit in mind and body, you have no excuse not to follow through with them if you live in Lake Oswego. That’s because there is a studio, … Continue reading

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8 Reasons to Start Your New Year in Lake Oswego Off with Something New in January

The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department is never one to rest on its laurels. The Winter/Spring activities guide features several new offerings that are sure to pique the interest of someone in your household. Here’s a peek. If you … Continue reading

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5 Ideas for Enjoying (not just surviving) Winter in Lake Oswego

Brace yourselves. The shortest day of the year is almost upon us as it ushers in winter which plans on sticking around for the next three months. While I’ve sung the praises of summer in Lake Oswego on this blog, … Continue reading

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5 Exterior House Design Trends Spotted in Lake Oswego

The other day on one of my morning walks with my wife, we passed yet another house being repainted black. “Is that a trend?” my wife asked. We decided to start counting the black exterior homes on our route and … Continue reading

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Tidings of Great Joy About the Lake Oswego Housing Market

I bring you tidings of great joy! That is if you are Lake Oswego homeowner, or if you are looking to buy a home in Lake Oswego. First if you own a home in Lake Oswego. If you find yourself … Continue reading

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10 Holiday Activities We Love in Lake Oswego in December

#LETITGLOW. Lake Oswego community members are invited to showcase their holiday spirit with festive décor at their homes and businesses. Members who share photos of the displays on public social media accounts with the hashtag #LetItGlowLO and tag the City … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping in Lake Oswego

With supply chain issues threatening holiday shopping, the call to “shop local” has never been wiser. And luckily for Lake Oswegans, local retailers are well stocked and ready to help you check everyone off your list. Here’s a roundup of … Continue reading

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The 2021 Search for the Perfect Christmas Tree in Lake Oswego Starts Here

If you’re hoping to cut your own Christmas tree this year, best to get an early start.It appears that many of the popular u-cut spots are dealing with a tree shortage in a variety of ways: closing for the season, … Continue reading

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