Category Archives: buying a home in Lake Oswego Oregon

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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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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Lake Oswego Housing Market Update

Reading the headlines about the current Lake Oswego housing market can make your head spin. Is it slowing down? Continuing to heat up? Is it a good time to buy or should you wait it out? Should a homeowner cash … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why Are Ranch Style Homes So Popular in Lake Oswego?

Home exteriors vary in size, shape, architectural lines and materials but have you ever wondered why? Is it just aesthetic or is there more to it? I’d like to introduce you to some of the architectural styles of homes you’ll … Continue reading

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How Appraisal Gaps Are Surprising Some Lake Oswego Home Buyers

Considering that surprises intensify our emotions 400%, it’s fair to say that surprises are not for the faint of heart. Especially when you are buying a home, which can be an emotional experience to begin with, you don’t want the … Continue reading

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Update on the Lake Oswego Housing Market

I can give you a lot of anecdotes about the temperature of the Lake Oswego Housing Market. •Multiple offers are coming in on homes with the sale going often to the highest bidder, in most cases offering thousands more than … Continue reading

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