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Beer and Seattle

Beer and Seattle: two things that go together like, well, rain and Seattle. It started back in the mid-nineteenth century (1854) when a two-year-old Seattle was graced with its first brewery, Washington Brewery, to slake the thirst of the local population of loggers. Over the next 50 years or so, many of what we would […]

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Investing in Real Estate Today 2013

Investing in Real Estate Annually, I try to expose what is going on in the market and the factors that influence it.  My post last year was pretty revealing and did show what really ended up occurring.  The outlook at this point in the Greater Seattle Area has changed dramatically from the prior year and […]

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Short selling requires more patience and pro-activeness

Short Sale Defined Short selling is a financial maneuver that takes place in different financial sectors, including the mortgage industry. A short sale occurs when the mortgagor permits you, the borrower, to sell the real estate that you own for less than the unpaid balance of mortgage debt. Here you, the property owner are not […]

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Des Moines Remodeled Kitchen

New Listing: Remodeled View Home in Waterfront Community of Des Moines, Washington

Remodeled Des Moines House This professionally remodeled Des Moines home is already generating excitement and won’t last long on the market.  The interior is fully updated, including two kitchen remodels, remodeled bathrooms, new windows, fresh paint, gorgeous hardwoods, new carpeting, crown molding, and new furnace.  The living room windows drink in the Puget Sound and […]

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The Puyallup Fair – Washington’s Biggest Event

The Puyallup Fair My wife and I realized that we hadn’t been to the Puyallup Fair in over 20 years – that was with her twin nephews who were 4 years old at the time.  We were overdue to take our own nine year old to the fair.  The visit was well worth it.  He […]

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An Afternoon of Dining and Shopping in Lakewood’s Koreatown on South Tacoma Way

Dining and Shopping at Lakewood’s Koreatown My wife and I enjoyed a recent afternoon at what has become known as Lakewood’s Koreatown (officially: the International Business District).  Koreatown is a collection of 200+ business along South Tacoma Way between approximately 84th and 96th Streets.  Two grocery stores, Pal-Do World Market and Boo Han Market, and […]

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Chihuly’s Garden and Glass

  Chihuly’s Garden and Glass-A magnificent way to spend an evening!   One of the most interesting places to go in Seattle is the Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center.  The glass artwork that is contained in several rooms and and outside garden is amazing.   The picture on the left is an […]

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Affordable Houses Brought within Reach of Seattle by Ferry

Washington State Ferries The Washington State Ferry System connects Seattle and the nearby mainland to the many islands and peninsulas around Puget Sound.  Residents rely on the system to connect them to centers of employment and commerce.  Seattleites ride the ferries to reach recreational opportunities.  And tourists frequent the system in the summer to enjoy […]

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The Little Free Library Movement

Little Free Library The first Little Free Library has come to Bellevue (see map).  If you hurry, you can grab the copy of Sense and Sensibility I left there.  The Little Free Library movement seeks to: Promote literacy and the love of reading Build a sense of community Build more libraries (albeit little ones) than Andrew […]

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