Edy Kizaki is Branch Manager of our Lake Union eXp Office and enjoys a busy real estate practice in Seattle and the Eastside. A Seattle Magazine 5-Star agent in the December 2012 annual Real Estate issue, Edy is always ready to help with your real estate needs. Call her cell at 206-249-2914 or email her at email@example.com.
Seattle has a lot to celebrate for 2012. The Seahawks are finally a legitimate football team. The Sounders went farther in the playoffs than ever before. The fans that are dreaming about having the Sonics return to Seattle may have hope in the new arena, and it might attract a hockey team as well. The fearsome toll was put into place on the 520 floating bridge and it turns out to be not as bad as some expected. SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival, had some stellar offerings, inclduing The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On, back in June. The Next 50 Celebration at Seattle Center kaleidoscoped a review of the 50 years in Seattle since the 1962 World’s Fair when the Needle was built, and projected our hopes and dreams for the Next 50 to come. fMicrosoft was constantly transforming. Amazon, also based here, grew and then grew again, headlining the real estate transactions for the year with a 1.6 billion dollar purchase when it bought the South Lake Union campus from Paul Allen… and heads up on more Amazon plans, to build 3 new skyscrapers in town as well, potentially transforming the skyline! Amazon now has 81,000 employees.. It was a little sad that longtime Redmond game company Zipper Interactive was closed by Sony in April. And I’m happy to announce our eXp Lake Union Office has new quarters, we have moved to 1100 Dexter Ave N in Queen Anne and now conference rooms boast a view of the lake! Schedule a visit to come see our location and chat about real estate projections for the 2013 year!
Seattle is nothing if not a personal town. The quirky humor, the farseeing entropenural action that never stops, the top medical research facilites, the comfort zone for minds that think in farfetched and world-changing ways, all are a part of the mix of this laid back metropolis which nevertheless sizzles with activity, in it’s own determindly human scale way. A friend said to me a few days ago that having lived in many of Seattle’s “top” neighborhoods, it’s the only city where everywhere you live feels like a suburb. Well, if a yard and greenery and parks and neighbors are important, yes, but most of those neighborhoods are more walkable and urban than any suburb I know of.
Coming up this year are a wideflung smorgasbord of events to choose from and participate in. As a Citizen of the Emerald City your dancecard will fill up in no time! My special tip for January: The Lake Chelan Winterfest, Jan 11-13 and 18-20, where ice carvers create an outdoor sculpture garden using more than 20,000 pounds of ice! A great weekend trip if you find the time. Watch the 2011 Winterfest Video!