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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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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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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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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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Tips for How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House in Lake Oswego

With the current inventory, low mortgage rates and a heightened appreciation for the place we call home, bidding wars are becoming more common here in Lake Oswego. I’ve represented clients in a couple just within the last two weeks. What … Continue reading

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10 Things You Need to Know About Lake Oswego Easements

My real estate clients are always delighted to hear that you don’t have to live on Oswego Lake to enjoy it. So are my readers. My blog on “How You Can Enjoy Lake Oswego Without Buying a Waterfront Home” that … Continue reading

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Why Contemporary Homes Are Popular Choices Among Lake Oswego Homebuyers

Are you a dark roast or a light roast coffee drinker? Do you wear a swoosh on your shoes or three stripes? We all have our individual preferences when it comes to what we eat, what we wear, what we … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Housing Market Covid-19 Update

You ready for some good news? Portland Metro Area real estate market activity is picking up. Of course, that follows some bad news. Home showings dropped by 50% between the beginning of March and the first week of April. And … Continue reading

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Good News/Bad News for Millennial First-Time Homebuyers in Lake Oswego

Housing appreciation and a shortage of affordable homes are what make it challenging for many first-time homebuyers to enter the housing market. Millennials often face another hurdle—college debt that now stands at $1.6 trillion according to a recent report by … Continue reading

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