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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.

7 Portland (and Lake Oswego) Doughnut Spots to Help You Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Friday is National Doughnut Day and I know one person who will be celebrating. My son is on a quest to discover the best donut stops in the world and makes it a point to compile a list of places … Continue reading

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Read this before you move to Lake Oswego

If you’re thinking of moving to Lake Oswego or moving within if you already live here,  let me tell you a little story that could have a happy ending if you choose the right Realtor.  🙂         … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Foodies Have Lots to Choose From in Award Winning Portland Food Scene

While I love Lake Oswego and often feature its highlights including food spots like my guides to gluten-free dining, outdoor eating, and the iconic Giant Drive-In, I feel I’d be remiss not to mention that Lake Oswego is practically next … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Opens This Week with Forestry Celebration and New Vendors

Lake Oswego’s award-winning Farmers’ Market kicks off its 2019 season this Saturday with an always impressive lineup of close to 80 vendors including many newcomers. Some will be on site the entire season; others will visit occasionally so make sure … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Housing Market Forecast

With the traditionally hot summer housing market coming up, I thought I’d share some insights I recently gained from listening to Patrick Stone, Founder and Executive Director of Williston Financial Group providing title insurance and real estate settlement services. He … Continue reading

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9 Reasons Why Lake Oswego’s Lake Grove Neighborhood Has Bragging Rights

Deciding to move to Lake Oswego is an easy decision—a “no-brainer” in my very biased opinion. But choosing the best neighborhood in Lake Oswego is much more difficult. Why? Because there are no “bad” ones as I point out many … Continue reading

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Buy a Lake View Lot in Lake Oswego and We’ll Throw In a Waterfront Lot for $50 (offer expired in 1912)

With lakefront homes in Lake Oswego now going for $950,000 to $5,495,000 it’s hard to imagine that back in 1912, developers were practically giving them away. That’s right. Because the land was undeveloped and there weren’t roads leading down to … Continue reading

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