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Mercer Island was first settled by non-natives in the 1870’s. It was named after early visitors, the Mercer brothers, who rowed from Seattle often for berry picking, hunting and fishing. The first large settlement was on the northwest side of Mercer Island, called "East Seattle". C.C. Calkins built a resort, the Calkins Hotel, in 1889 in East Seattle. This resort led to the development of a ferry dock (Calkins landing), which in turn led to a growing population. While the Calkins hotel burned to the ground in 1908, the ferry service continued, and a small business district prospered. In the 1930’s, George W. Lightfoot began campaigning for a bridge to Seattle. The Lake Washington Bridge was built in 1940, and this spurred the move of the business district…
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Fires Related to Aluminum Wiring

Due to implications in numerous house fires, the once common practice of using aluminum wiring during the 1970's is no longer permitted in new installations in most jurisdictions. If your house has aluminum wiring you do not necessarily need to panic. Aluminum wiring can be just as safe as copper wire as long as it has been installed correctly. The concern with aluminum wiring is that it is very unforgiving if it has been installed incorrectly.

 

How Aluminum Wiring Reacts

Aluminum wiring expands when it warms up, and contracts then it cools down. Aluminum reacts differently than copper wire after several warm/cooling cycles. After each cycle aluminum tends to lose more of its tightness. This process is often…
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Real Estate Scams You Need to Know About

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Real Estate News

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Mortgage & Finance

  • 5 ways to reduce credit card interest
  • 5 great money habits that will set your kids up for financial success [VIDEO]
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Home Trends

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  • The best home trends of 2017

Local News

  • Beer and meat temple headed to North Seattle
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8023 225th Place SW, Edmonds - List Price $550,000
 

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Nicely updated Mid Century home! Lrg windows bringing in tons of natural light across the main floor. Refinished hardwoods, dining room that opens to lrg deck & kitchen w/charming eating nook. 3 bedrooms on upper level w/full bath & extra storage. Lower level features bonus that opens to expansive backyard, remodeled 3/4 bath & 4th bedroom. Exposed beams, grand fireplace wall & built ins give it tons of character & style! Great Edmonds location w/award winning schools & easy routes for commuting.

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$575,000 - 17722 199th Ave NE, Woodinville WA

Beautifully remodeled Woodinville home. Hardwood floors throughout main level. New brightened kitchen w/ Fisher & Paykel refer, gas range and ample storage. Dining room that opens to lrg patio w/ stone fire pit, great for entertaining! Upper level has 3 bedrooms and fully remodeled bathroom w/ shaker cabinets and quartz counters. Bonus room on lower level with new 3/4 bath and oversized mudroom/laundry. New garage door, new roof and windows, RV parking, lrg lot and Northshore Schools. Must see!

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The city of Issaquah has a population of 15,000+ and is conveniently located off the I-90 corridor just 16 miles east of Seattle.  As one of the fastest growing communities in Washington, this once logging and mining village has become the northwest destination for living, working, playing and doing business in the 21st Century. 

 

Issaquah operates under the Mayor-Council form of government.  In this form, the elected Mayor serves as the City’s chief administrative officer, and an elected seven member council serves as the City’s   legislative body.  It is the mission of the council to provide effective city government representation for the citizens, determine policy, enact ordinances and resolutions, approve contracts and authorize the payment of…
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$2,088,888 - 2841 Bellevue Way, Bellevue WA

Beautiful Architecture in this modern custom-built Chaffey Custom Construction. Luxurious finishes, clean lines & open & airy spaces. Entertainers great-room concept w/ Chefs Kitchen-oversized island, Thermador appliances & walk-in pantry. Luxurious Master Suite w/ walk-in closet, gas FP, private balcony & spa-like BA w/ soaking tub. 2nd level flex space perfect as family room, 5th BR or 2nd master w/ add'l balcony. Multiple outdoor living spaces, 2 car-garage + add'l covered space.

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Local Parks

 

  • Arlington Skate Park - 18501 59th Ave, Arlington | Features: Concrete bowl, full pipe, street course
  • Bill Quake Memorial Park - 18501 59th Ave NE, Arlington | Features: Restrooms, picnic tables, children’s play area, soccer fields, little league fields, off street parking
  • Centennial Park - 200 Block of Division St, Arlington | Features: Artistic water fountain, picnic tables, path, handicapped accessible
  • Haller Park - 1100 West Avenue, Arlington | Features: Beach access, view of Stillaguamish River, restrooms, picnic shelter/tables, benches, swinging benches, children’s play area, asphalt & concrete paths, public fishing, off street parking
  • High Clover Park - 18005 Oxford Dr, Arlington | Features: Picnic tables,
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$500,000 - 17927 35th Avenue SE, Bothell WA

Congratulations to my clients who recently closed on this exciting land opportunity located on the prime NE Corner of 180th & 35th.  Soon you will see the development of this land begin with New Construction properties popping up.  Contact me if you would like more information regarding what's happening!

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Believed to be named after Governor Isaac I. Stevens, Lake Stevens was first settled in 1886 on a 160-acre homestead along the east shore. By 1890 the first town in the area, "Ferry," was established. Its name was later changed to "Hartford," and it served as the main link from the famed Monte Cristo timber and mining resources to the world.

In 1905 a railroad spur was built by the Rucker Brothers Timber Company, linking Hartford with Lake Stevens. Two years later Rucker Mill was opened, located along and in the north cove of the lake (original pilings can still be seen in the old lake outflow area just south of the boat launch). In 1919, the mill, which became known as the "world's largest sawmill," burned and was partially rebuilt. When it burned a

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