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Old Town Ballard Gelato

A couple of hours to fill on a quiet evening right after Memorial Day.  It’s a serious holiday with a lot of remembrance and giving thanks for those who have gone before, sacrificed, left us so much.  Now in the aftermath of that day of contemplation and an almost dreamy looking back quality, what could […]

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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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New Listing: Large 2 Bedroom Townhouse Near Downtown Bellevue with Affordable Dues

Affordable Bellevue Townhouse In this suddenly competitive and inventory-starved Seattle real estate market, this newly listed townhouse stands out for its proximity to downtown Bellevue and affordable dues.  There are some extra considerations in purchasing a townhome or condo in a condominium association that you don’t have to think about when buying a freestanding house: […]

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A Pocketfull of Kids Activities for Bellevue and the Eastside

If you are thinking about moving to Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, or another of the highly rated Eastside communities, this pocketful of Kids Activities is offered in a spirit of showing, not telling, you what’s fun and available in an area that I personally believe to be one of the best places to raise […]

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Bellevue Art Museum where it all happens.

Bellevue Has Museums and More!

Something that never fails to amaze me is the sheer amount of fantastic museums and other intriguing venues available here for both adults and children. Just seeing all the museums, parks, play areas, and other exciting exhibits in this city (if we went to one every weekend) would take us far into 2012! A great […]

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Learn about the Eastside Deal of the Week

Eastside Deal of the Week Each week I’m picking out the Deal of the Week out of my Eastside Value Buyer’s List.  I’m looking for a house that is already discounted to fair market value at the list price and is in good repair.  I visit the house, take 60+ photos, and record a video […]

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Eastside Value Buyer's List

Sign up for the Free Weekly Eastside Value Buyer’s List

Eastside Value Buyer’s List Today I launched a weekly series of MLS searches to discover the best prospects on the Eastside for investors and handy owner occupiers to buy houses at a discount.  This is an amalgamated list of bank owned homes that already appear to be fairly priced, estate sales, out of state owners, […]

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Spacious Bellevue View Home has Many Upgrades

In the hills of South Bellevue nearby to where I live, I recently found this Bellevue view home with many attractive features: A great view of trees and greenery with the mountains in the distance. An oversized master suite with with room for an office or TV/entertainment area besides the bedroom furniture. Beautiful, many-tiered decks […]

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Destination Shopping at Bellevue Square

There are times when nothing else will do, and then it’s better not to fight it. Put on something you love, something that goes with your favorite shoes, and a little flair. Check to make sure you have your credit card. And head out to Bellevue Square for some serious shopping. We hear it’s Vibrant, […]

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