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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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Why Buying or Selling Your Home in Winter May Be a Smart Move

There are some mantras in real estate like Location, Location, Location. I’ve spoken here before about how Lake Oswego’s location is one of its strongest selling points. Another mantra is: Spring and summer are prime real estate months. That is … Continue reading

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7 Home Repairs That Might Surprise New Homeowners

I remember the first winter after my wife and I bought our first home and a rainstorm sent our gutters spilling over. No one had ever mentioned that cleaning out your gutters was one of the “joys” of owning a … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Housing Market Forecast

With the traditionally hot summer housing market coming up, I thought I’d share some insights I recently gained from listening to Patrick Stone, Founder and Executive Director of Williston Financial Group providing title insurance and real estate settlement services. He … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Housing Market is Hot as Summer Approaches

With summer around the corner, Lake Oswego is heating up and I’m not just talking about the weather. The housing market in Lake Oswego is hot and here’s the evidence to back that forecast up. The median price of homes … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Ditch Zillow and Trulia for This

According to the National Association of Realtors 42 percent of last year’s homebuyers started their search online. If they happened to land on a national site like Trulia, or Zillow, I have a word of advice, “Buyer beware.” When it … Continue reading

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