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 17, 2012

Farmers Market Guide For The Greater Seattle Area


It’s mid-May and our region’s Farmer’s Markets are opening for business.

Even though the region is home to a number of fabulous year-round markets, most locations are seasonal. Do you enjoy eating fresh and local? Our farmers markets support many local farmers as well as provide a great place ...

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May 7, 2012

April 2012 Real Estate Summary for the greater Seattle area

April 2012 Real Estate Summary for the greater Seattle area


Spring is in full swing! Many start planning moves in the Spring to avoid mid-school year disruptions. With the market conditions favorable to both buyers and sellers, now is the time to make YOUR plans. I would love to ...

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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 24, 2012

Luxury Retirement Living at Trilogy in Redmond

Trilogy at Redmond Ridge

Trilogy Tour

A kind resident took me on a tour of Trilogy last Saturday.  I was vaguely aware of Trilogy as a local retirement community.  My parents had looked there before ending up in Jubilee in Thurston county for their retirement.  My first surprise was how vast Trilogy is: 10 ...

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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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March 31, 2012

Time To Spruce Up Your Home To Sell? Do It Naturally – Tips From Accredited Staging Professionals


Spring has sprung. And with it comes a positive prediction for home sellers in the greater Seattle area. With inventory down and homes without third party liens harder to find, this Spring is shaping up to be great for sellers in our region.

The sun is shining  and all ...

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March 2, 2012

HARP 2.0 Coming March 2012 Facts and Fiction


The new  enhanced HARP 2.0 is slated to be available March 19th. There are so many misconceptions about this new program floating around that I thought it was prudent to sift facts from fiction.

  1. Does my loan have to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to ...
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Jan. 21, 2012

All About Renton's Maplewood Heights Neighborhood

Maplewood Heights House on 1/2 Acre Lot

Maplewood Heights in Renton

Maplewood Heights is a neighborhood in northeast Renton with good schools, attractive amenities, and a good location.  The neighborhood is centered on Maplewood Park and the Maplewood Heights Elementary, which was recently named a "School of Distinction".  The Renton School District generally has seen improvement in ...

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Jan. 13, 2012

New Listing: Donogh Homes Resale in Renton for Sale

Renton Donogh Homes Resale

Donogh Homes Resale in Renton

This quality house by Donogh Homes sits on a half acre on the north Cedar river bluff.  Territorial view out the back includes Mount Rainier in the winter.

Key features:

  • Big floor plan with 3,070 square feet
  • High end finishing materials (marble, granite, nice ...
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