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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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

Magnuson Park, Unleash the Dogs for a Run

Seattle is a very dog friendly town and one of the great ways to reward your faithful furry companions for their good behavior is to let them run loose at one of the many no leash dog parks in the city.  Magnuson Park in the NE neighborhood of Seattle ...

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