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Jan. 6, 2012

Seattle Real Estate New Year's Resolution #3 Know Your Neighborhoods

Greg Nikols, a former Seattle mayor, called Seattle a City of Neighborhoods.  Each has its character, its charms, perhaps even its faults.  Before you choose a home it is extremely important to be sure that you will not regret the location.

Are schools important to you?  Walkability ...

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June 4, 2011

Half Price Books Delivers Value


Selling or buying (books, that is) Half Price Books is attractive.  There are lots of times when you want an elegant, full range book store.  Then there are time when it's too much trouble to haul a bag of books in to sell (recycle, remember?) and ...

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April 4, 2011

Hugo House Writing Center on Capitol Hill

Hugo House on Capitol HillThe Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference happens once a year, and is a lot of fun, exposure, learning and writing packed into a few days.  Richard Hugo House is just the opposite.  Located in Seattle's trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood, Hugo House is the place writers go once ...

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Nov. 1, 2010

Investing in Real Estate While Your Kids Are In College

If you are the parent of a college kid,  you might want to take a minute to think about real estate investing.  You're already spending a ton of money sending the kid to school, "investing" in his or her future, so why not hedge your bets on ...

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May 12, 2010

Seattle Tours for Everyone

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Got the sunshine bug?  Pulled out your shorts and sneaks yet?  Here's something you might enjoy on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday (Apr-Dec).  For inquiring minds: when you notice fern ...

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April 29, 2010

Classic Seattle Architecture - Craftsman House

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Seattle is known for an early 20th-century American architecture called Craftsman.  People who visit our city notice the abundance of Craftsman houses & bungalows and note that these aren't quite so common (or ...

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April 27, 2010

The Seattle Market - is it true?

Here's a common misnomer, but one that we all use often and for different reasons:  "The Seattle Market."  But really, to mix up all the neighborhood data into this one market snapshot is like mixing all the primary colors till they're brown, and then trying to ...

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Feb. 25, 2010

Madison Park Real Estate Update, Feb. 2010

New evidence of a real estate market turnaround?

The big news in the Madison Park real estate market last month was the report by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that the median price of Seattle homes sold in January was actually higher than in the same month a year ...

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Feb. 4, 2010

Seattle Japanese Gardens 50th Anniversary

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum is about to end its winter hiatus, reopening on Sunday, February 14, for its 50th Anniversary season. Rated by a garden journal as one of the ten favorite Japanese gardens in the country, Seattle’s Japanese Garden was inaugurated in July 1960, after only four ...

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May 20, 2009

Pool, Bowling, and Food at Garage Billiards on Capitol Hill

sdc19511The Broadway district in Capitol Hill is known for it's eclectic and artistic population of Seattle.  Now, it is home to a very hip and happening  pool hall and bowling alley,  with a full service bar and restaurant to boot.  Jill Young – Rosenast  and Alex ...

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