Category Archives: buying a home in Lake Oswego Oregon

Sellers Getting Creative in Today’s Market

The times, they are a-changin. Last year we saw buyers sweetening their offers with everything from thousands of dollars over asking to waiving inspections. Now we are beginning to see some sellers considering incentives to attract buyers. It’s still a … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions About Lake Oswego Housing Market Right Now

Here are a few of the most common questions I’m being asked right now about the Lake Oswego real estate market. Question: Should I buy right now? Answer: It depends. Interest rates have gone up from where they were a … Continue reading

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Why There Is No Better Place To Be Than Lake Oswego in the Summer

It’s almost officially summer and if you find yourself in Lake Oswego, consider yourself lucky. Why? Let me give you a few reasons. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. If you lived in southern California, you’d be experiencing “June Gloom,” … 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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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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10 Things About Lake Oswego That Make Me Smile

Village Baskets going up. To me, this is a harbinger of summer in Lake Oswego which, as you’ll probably be able to tell from this list, is my favorite season here. But it also is a testament to the generosity … Continue reading

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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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