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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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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Aug. 10, 2011

2nd Base is a Great Used Sports Equipment Shop in the U District

Outside 2nd Base in the U District 

The University District in Seattle is full of life and excitement, a kind of sizzle that comes from a lot of people doing a lot of things fast and well, and celebrating it all with frequency and energy.  There are great movies, book shops, media and tech stops ...

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June 24, 2011

Recycled Cycles in the U District to Buy or Consign

Recycled Cycles in the U District 

What kind of a place IS Seattle?  Most restaurants now give the patrons take home boxes which are recyclable instead of the environmentally destructive Styrofoam ones that have been considered good enough up till now.  When I was in a coffee house I heard a customer scolding ...

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June 22, 2011

Community Patch in Seattle Neighborhoods

community patches in seattle

One of the most delightful things about Seattle is the abundance of nature surrounding us.  Although this is a large metropolitan city, I appreciate the fact that you can escape to nature at any time.  Big or large, we have parks situated in every neighborhood and convenient access ...

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June 17, 2011

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets

Fremont Sunday Market

Seattle Farmers Markets are a local tradition, and each neighborhood has one with a little bit of it's own special character.  Here is the all-inclusive list of the markets.  You don't have to limit yourself to one because many of them are on different days of ...

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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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June 3, 2011

Mamma Melina's in Ravenna


There is a well-deserved reputation among Italian restaurants for a filling meal and delicious pasta.  A jolly rolling accent and some good bread on the table.  Then there is the other Italian.  Mamma Melina's has been in business for 20 years here in Seattle.  ...

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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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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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