Category Archives: buying a home in Lake Oswego Oregon

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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Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About the Lake Oswego Housing Market

When it comes to the Lake Oswego housing market, don’t believe everything you hear. Here are a few rumors currently circulating that need to be fact-checked. EVERYBODY IS MOVING TO TEXAS. Yes, we know a few Lake Oswego residents who … Continue reading

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Game Plan for Buying a Home in Lake Oswego’s Low Inventory COVID Market

The housing market nationwide is experiencing a shortage of inventory and Lake Oswego is no exception. There were 33 new listings in December, but that was outpaced with the 75 sales that ate up some of the inventory. It seems … Continue reading

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Love It or List It: Lake Oswego Edition

HGTV’s show, Love It or List It features homeowners who struggle with the functionality of their home, with one partner thinking that all it needs is a renovation and the other who thinks it requires a move. Enter in the … Continue reading

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