South End

Sept. 17, 2012

An Afternoon of Dining and Shopping in Lakewood's Koreatown on South Tacoma Way

Korean Tofu Soup, Bibimbap, and side dishes

Dining and Shopping at Lakewood's Koreatown

My wife and I enjoyed a recent afternoon at what has become known as Lakewood's Koreatown (officially: the International Business District).  Koreatown is a collection of 200+ business along South Tacoma Way between approximately 84th and 96th Streets.  Two grocery stores, Pal-Do ...

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Sept. 3, 2012

America's Car Museum by LeMay - New Major Greater Seattle Tourist Attraction

Tacoma Car Museum

Tacoma Car Museum

LeMay America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington

I am not at all a car enthusiast.  I drive my cars until they fall apart around me.  I could only get my wife to accompany me with the promise of good food and shopping at Tacoma's Koreatown ...

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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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April 24, 2012

Affordable Retirement Living at Jubilee Golf and Recreation Community

Bainbridge Loop Neighborhood in Jubilee 

Bainbridge Loop Neighborhood in Jubilee

Relocation to Jubilee

Jubilee is a retirement community in Thurston county with modern 2 bedroom homes on one level, a private beach on Puget Sound, a big lodge with an exercise and swimming pool, and two golf courses running through the community.  Many retirees ...

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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. 14, 2012

New Listing: Remodeled Home in Graham on 5.5 Acres with 4 Stall Barn

4 Stall Barn with Metal Roof 

Horse Property with Barn, 5.5 Acres, and Remodeled Home

Here's your weekend 5+ acre property to keep your horses within an hour's drive of Seattle.  The three bedroom manufactured home in Graham has been thoroughly remodeled with new windows, paint, new carpet, new interior doors, new ...

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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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Oct. 20, 2011

Donogh Homes Resale on the Cedar River Bluff in Renton

Donogh Homes Resale

Donogh Homes Resale in Renton

This large, luxury home sits on a half acre landscaped lot on the Cedar River north bluff.  The house was constructed by builder Donogh Homes in 1995.  Donogh is known for its high quality construction and attention to interior design.  The circular, open floor plan ...

Posted in Renton, South End
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Oct. 17, 2011

How 2 Colleges In The Greater Seattle Region Are Saving The Planet

It’s well and good to learn from a lecture. But rarely is a lecture life-changing.

Washington is called the evergreen state. We love our trees, the great outdoors and our planet. We are a hardy people. And we have two universities (colleges) that are in the top 10 for sustainable ...

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