Aug. 27, 2012

The Little Free Library Movement

Little Free Library

The first Little Free Library has come to Bellevue (see map).  If you hurry, you can grab the copy of Sense and Sensibility I left there.  The Little Free Library movement seeks to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of reading
  • Build a sense of community
  • Build more ...
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May 7, 2012

New Listing: Large 2 Bedroom Townhouse Near Downtown Bellevue with Affordable Dues

Bellevue Way Townhouse

Affordable Bellevue Townhouse

In this suddenly competitive and inventory-starved Seattle real estate market, this newly listed townhouse stands out for its proximity to downtown Bellevue and affordable dues.  There are some extra considerations in purchasing a townhome or condo in a condominium association that you don't have to think ...

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April 26, 2012

A Pocketfull of Kids Activities for Bellevue and the Eastside


If you are thinking about moving to Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, or another of the highly rated Eastside communities, this pocketful of Kids Activities is offered in a spirit of showing, not telling, you what's fun and available in an area that I personally believe to be ...

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April 4, 2012

Bellevue Has Museums and More!

Something that never fails to amaze me is the sheer amount of fantastic museums and other intriguing venues available here for both adults and children. Just seeing all the museums, parks, play areas, and other exciting exhibits in this city (if we went to one every weekend) would take us ...
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Oct. 23, 2011

Learn about the Eastside Deal of the Week

Eastside Deal of the Week

Each week I'm picking out the Deal of the Week out of my Eastside Value Buyer's List.  I'm looking for a house that is already discounted to fair market value at the list price and is in good repair.  I visit the ...

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Oct. 15, 2011

Sign up for the Free Weekly Eastside Value Buyer's List

Eastside Value Buyer's List

Today I launched a weekly series of MLS searches to discover the best prospects on the Eastside for investors and handy owner occupiers to buy houses at a discount.  This is an amalgamated list of bank owned homes that already appear to be fairly priced ...

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Sept. 22, 2011

Spacious Bellevue View Home has Many Upgrades

Bellevue View Home

In the hills of South Bellevue nearby to where I live, I recently found this Bellevue view home with many attractive features:

  • A great view of trees and greenery with the mountains in the distance.
  • An oversized master suite with with room for an office or TV/entertainment area besides ...
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April 8, 2011

Destination Shopping at Bellevue Square

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There are times when nothing else will do, and then it's better not to fight it. Put on something you love, something that goes

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with your favorite ...

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Jan. 25, 2011

Signs that Seattle's Economy will Outperform

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The Seattle metro region has several advantages that should help its economy to outperform the nation as a whole:

  • A diverse economy with innovative leading companies in technology, aerospace, medical research, retail, and more.
  • Close proximity to the ...
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Dec. 30, 2010

A Seattle Area Flipper in Action

An Estate Sale in BellevueWhile researching comparable properties to a short sale that badly needs remodeling, I noticed that two of the recent sales had the same address and different sale dates.  I had caught a flipper in action!  The flipper bought the house on 8/9/2010 for $191,000 from an estate ...
Posted in Bellevue, Investors, Seattle
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