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Another {Halloween} has come and gone.... and I don't know about you but I ALWAYS buy way too much candy and inevitably have leftovers just sitting there in my pantry begging to be eaten.   And trust me, I don't need the extra calories and regret it every time I reach in to grab a piece.  Well, I have discovered an amazing solution!  Today, on Facebook a long-time friend of mine, Colleen, shared a post that just warmed my heart.  Colleen is a mother to an active serviceman, as well as married to a veteran - they are a true military family and so thrilled to claim them as friends.  So what was so wonderful about this post that Colleen shared?  It was simple and to the point, along with the two following photos she added the words, "Yep, just putting

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So you've settled in to your home and realizing some privacy would be terrific or maybe you just want to add some flair to your windows that provide you that beautiful view to the outside. It sounds as if blinds or window treatments may be in order.  This can be a critical moment for the future look of your home, so take your time and carefully weigh your options, since they can change the entire look of a room.  When making selections there are a number of aspects you will want to factor in:

  • budget
  • style
  • color
  • material
  • trends
  • convenience
  • safety

I am by no means a specialist, but I have learned over years of working in the Real Estate industry that the window treatments you choose can add value to your home.  They are an

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Real Estate NEWS

  • U.S. home prices post 6.2% annual gain in January
  • Seattle and other Washington housing values continue boom
  • California housing problems are spilling across its borders

MORTGAGE & FINANCE news

  • 5 first time homebuyer mistakes to avoid
  • Mortgage affordability calculator
  • Just 6 percent of homebuyers would cancel plans to buy if mortgage rates surpassed 5 percent, according to survey

HOME trends

  • What is the perfect color worth?
  • 8 projects to bring your 1950s home into the modern age
  • Top kitchen cabinet trends

LOCAL news

  • New Census numbers show just how crowded we’re getting here
  • It costs $43,000 to sell your home in Seattle, study says
  • The Emerald City’s hot housing market is
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I had come across a great list recently of a Seattle {Bucket List} and a number of things, 50 to be exact, you must experience here in our great Emerald City.  Whether you are a local, born and bred or a visiting for a few days.... I can tell you there are some pretty awesome recommendations that will make you truly appreciate what Seattle is all about.   And BTW, the list below is in no particular order.... and please tell us if we left something off the list!

      1. Pike Place Market
      2. Fremont Troll
      3. Fran's Chocolates
      4. Seattle Seahawks Game
      5. The Original Starbucks
      6. Alki Beach
      7. EMP Museum
      8. Seattle Gum Wall
      9. Dick's Drive-In
      10. Top Pot Doughnuts
      11. Woodland Park Zoo
      12. Eat a Seattle Style Hot Dog
      13. Museum of Flight
      14. Beecher's Homemade
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Spring 2018 Edition

Hello, Spring!  In this season's edition enjoy great insight from Hawaiian native and founder of Homepolish, Noa Santos.  Along with Windermere's {TREND WATCH} and take a 48 "tour" of Napa Valley, California, then circle back to our great home state of Washington State.  Click here for easy access to our online publication. 

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It's as American as Apple Pie....

And who doesn't love apple pie? After returning from Spring Training in Peoria, AZ, our Seattle Mariners return to the Emerald City to kick off Opening Day on Thursday, March 29 at 7:10p with a game against the Cleveland Indians.  This opening game is all about superstar pitcher, Felix Hernandez, who will be the 7th pitcher to be in the Opening Line Up for his 10th consecutive time. 

If you are looking for something FUN to do here in the Northwest, we hope you will attend a game this season and cheer on our hometown team! 

{PURCHASE MARINERS TICKETS}

 

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I live in Snohomish (near Mill Creek) and I have for almost 20 years, so hearing stories of friends and neighbors spotting wildlife never surprises me....let's face it they were here long before the big developments in which we reside were built.   These sightings always seems to occur more often both in the last fall as it gets colder and food is harder to find for these critters BIG and small, but also at this time of year in the spring, in particular when the bears (yes, bears) are coming out of hibernation and looking for some snacks. 

Over the last 2 weeks and in particular the last 2 days, I've read several posts on social media of sightings that were way to close to home for me of a big black bear who took down a neighbor's fence just a block

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The day has arrived!  Tickets have gone on sale for highly anticipated Chateau Ste Michelle Summer Concert Series for 2018 and their line up {as usual} will does not disappoint.  Let's start with whose playing and when:

  • June 10 @ 7:00p - Jethro Tull
  • June 14 @ 7:00p - Yes
  • June 16 @ 2:45p - Chris Thile
  • June 14 @ 7:00p - Chris Issak
  • June 23 @ 6:00p - Michael Franti
  • June 24 @ 6:00p - Michael Franti
  • July 13 @ 6:30p - Bela Fleck and The Fleckstones, Del McCourty and Jerry Douglas
  • July 20 @ 7:00p - John Fogerty
  • July 21 @ 7:00p - Sheryl Crow
  • July 22 @ 7:00p - Sheryl Crow
  • July 27 @ 7:30p - Jackson Browne
  • July 28 @ 7:30p - Jackson Browne
  • July 29 @ 3:00p - Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and John Maxwell
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QUESTION:  I’m selling my house. What do I need to disclose to potential buyers?

The time has come to sell your home. You’re working with your real estate agent, getting your house cleaned up and ready to sell, and looking for your next home. But, as the offers start rolling in, what types of information about your home are you required to disclose to potential buyers?

 Not so long ago, the world of residential real estate was “buyer beware.” But, in more recent years, sellers are being held legally responsible when they don’t disclose a major flaw that they have material knowledge of, and the buyer later discovers the flaw and wants restitution. In fact, 75% of real estate agents who took the National Association of Realtors’ Legal Scan survey

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Having Problems with Mildew in Your Bathroom?

If your bathroom has problems with moisture, mildew and peeling paint, an exhaust fan is the best solution. You could have a fan installed in the ceiling or, if that's not practical, perhaps you can put a fan directly in an exterior wall. Reduce bathroom moisture problems by wiping down wet surfaces after a shower and removing wet towels. Keep the bathroom door open after a shower. Consider using a small fan to circulate air into the hall. You can also use a special paint that resists mildew and peeling. First, kill existing mildew with laundry bleach and water. Scrape away any loose paint, and sand the surfaces smooth. Spackle as needed. Then paint with Zinsser brand Perma-White Bathroom Wall and

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