Category Archives: buying a home in Lake Oswego Oregon

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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Advice for Buyers in the Lake Oswego Housing Market

What does an apple have to do with today’s housing market? Turns out it was the perfect stand-in for a parody on the supply and demand hysteria we see playing out among homebuyers when TikToker Shaun Johnson uploaded a video … Continue reading

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Celebrate Money Smart Week With This Lake Oswego Homebuying Quiz

The week of April 10-17 has been designated as Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to help consumers better manage their personal finances. You can register for free virtual … Continue reading

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Nurseries In and Around Lake Oswego to Help You Turn April Showers into May Flowers

If April showers bring May flowers, then now is the time to start planning the flowers you’ll be planting in your yard. Notice I said “planning.” While you may be able to plant perennials this month and cold tolerant annuals … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Being a Homeowner Has Taught Me

In her book, House Lessons: Renovating a Life, author Erica Bauermeister writes, “A house is a quiet partner; you have to listen carefully.” Her insights have given my wife and me cause to look back at the lessons our homes … Continue reading

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