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Happy New Year, Seattle!

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 […]

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Seattle Winter Weather Plan…SDOT Has One

Everywhere has winter, ours has a few challenges although nothing like the really cold areas of the country! If you want to brief yourself on both what the local conditions are likely to be and what you can do to prepare, Seattle Department of Transportation’s Winter Weather Website is a great place to start. We […]

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Ballard, Beach, Golden Gardens Sunset in Seattle

What Time Does the Sun Set Today in Seattle?

by Edy Kizaki, Seattle Realtor and Branch Manager of our eXp Lake Union Office, 206-249-2914,… never too busy for your questions and concerns!  We’re here for you. Since we were packing a picnic to go down to Golden Gardens Beach State Park in Ballard and watch the sunset while enjoying nature, the boats and […]

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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 to sell local jams, breads. […]

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May 2012 in Seattle

Flurry of protest on May 1st!  Four new and intriguing restaurants opening in Seattle this month!  Debut of warthogs (animals, not a band) at the Woodland Park Zoo!  Opening Day of the Boating Season!  17th of May Festival and Parade in Ballard!  Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend!  49ers Days in Winthrop, and the Balloon Stampede […]

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April Means Earth Day – Earthday 2012 Events and Information For The Greater Seattle Area

  April around Seattle is beautiful. The cherry trees are in flower, bulbs are starting to bloom, the weather begins to feel a little like Spring, and it’s time to celebrate our Earth. Earth Day started back in 1970 and capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental […]

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South Lake Union from the top of the Space Needle

Notes on South Lake Union

Seattle was recently named in Kiplinger’s 10 Best Cities list, number two in fact (after Austin!).  Mark Emerett, president of UW, is quoted as declaring, “We have only two products here: smart people and great ideas.”  Among cities that are prosperous, innovative, and are generating plenty of jobs, Seattle stands out to me for its […]

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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. Does my loan have to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to be able to refinance?  Yes, your […]

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Cap Rates Revisited

Cap Rates Revisited-Even Some Realtors Don’t Understand them! One of the biggest problems with some realtors, commercial and residential, is that they make an attempt to utilize a Capitalization Rate (Cap Rate) to market a property without really understanding what they are.  After reading a listing that honestly I laughed at when I saw it, […]

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