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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 the Lake Oswego Lake Run Has Changed over the Years (And a few important ways it hasn’t)

After a year of being canceled, followed by another of going virtual, the Lake Oswego Lake Run returns this year for its 46th appearance on Sunday, June 5. Much of what we love about the Lake Run remains the same … Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate National Hamburger Month in Lake Oswego

It seems only fitting that just as the days are getting longer, and our thoughts turn to firing up the grill, that National Hamburger Month should also roll around. If you’d rather have someone else do the grilling for you, … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing Your Realtor Can Do for You in Today’s Lake Oswego Housing Market

When you enter the real estate market chances are you know to get your finances in order. But did you realize you also need to get your emotions in order as well? Especially in today’s housing market, buying or selling … Continue reading

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The Lake Oswego Farmers Market is Back in Full Swing!

After two years of scaling down to meet Covid guidelines, the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market is back in full swing, kicking off last Saturday! Close to 80 vendors will be offering their goods each Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to … Continue reading

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7 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in May

LAKE OSWEGO FARMERS’ MARKET. Lake Oswego’s favorite excuse to “hunt and gather” kicks off on Saturday, May 7 and will continue through October 1. The variety this market provides explains why residents turn out in droves to try artisan cheeses … Continue reading

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Poetry Boxes in Lake Oswego Celebrate Poetry Every Day

April is National Poetry Month and in Lake Oswego, that is something to celebrate. Why? Well, for one thing, Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford called Lake Oswego home. Add to that the fact that the First Addition-Forest Hills Neighborhood Association … Continue reading

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What to Do With Your Stuff After Spring Cleaning Your Home in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Spring is in the air which means that if you’re like the majority of Americans, you will do some form of spring cleaning. This annual tradition, in which 69% of recently surveyed Americans partake in, has its benefits. Another Harris … Continue reading

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Why Rising Interest Rates Could Be Good News For Lake Oswego Homebuyers

This may sound counterintuitive, but many real estate experts are saying that rising mortgage rates may actually be GOOD NEWS for homebuyers. Why? Less competition. Right now, potential buyers are still scrambling trying to lock in rates before they go … Continue reading

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Here’s How to Celebrate Arbor Month in Lake Oswego

One of the first things visitors to Lake Oswego comment on is our tree canopy. It’s a feature we take pride in and this month, it’s a feature we celebrate. In honor of Lake Oswego’s Arbor Month, the city has … Continue reading

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The Thing We Love Most About April in Lake Oswego: Lake Oswego Reads

Once again, the Lake Oswego Reads program has selected a book, How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang, that invites participants to not only read and learn something but also to feel something too. As one … Continue reading

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