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Stopsky’s Deli Opens on Mercer Island with Prize Winning Chef

There is a big buzz on Mercer Island, and even off the Island, as Stopsky’s Delicatessen prepares to open it’s doors.  Located right next to Island Books, which has been a central gathering place for most of it’s 30 years open, and boasting a celebrity chef and dedicated crew (the lynchpin who will oversee the […]

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Island Books on Mercer Island, Down the Rabbit Hole

It still seems almost yesterday that I would sit curled up on the couch in my living room as a child listening to Alice in Wonderland being read out load by my mother.  But she also liked to play me a recording of it read in a British accent, a twelve record set so it […]

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Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island

Mercer Island has really great parks, and a favorite among them is certainly Luther Burbank Park on the north shore of the Island.  There is a great list of amenities you’ll find here, whether you are a tennis player (3 outdoor public courts) fisherman (a fishing dock) dog owner (great off leash dog park with […]

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Mercer Island High School Visit

Mercer island is a six square mile community with 22,036 residents.  Suburban and very green and peaceful, with a small low key downtown shopping and restaurant district, it is mostly winding roads and homes hidden back in the trees.  Of course since it’s an island there are very many highly prized waterfront homes here and […]

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Working With a Buyer’s Agent

What is a Buyer’s Agent and Why Do I Need One? Q:  How do Buyers’ Agents Get Paid? A:  Their services are free to the Buyer. Q:  How does that work? A:  When the Seller’s Agent signs a listing agreement with the Seller, they negotiate a commission.  They then offer a part of that commission, […]

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Why Are Homes Selling so Fast Right Now in Seattle?

The Seattle Real Estate market is, in my humble experience, sizzling right now.  Last spring things were discernibly slower than usual, although there was definitely a spring rush.  But this year quite often it’s an all-out sprint to be the first one to get an accepted offer in on that new home on the market […]

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It’s Been A Cold Winter Around The Seattle Area – What Will An Energy Audit Do For You?

What will an energy audit do for me? This is a question I am asked often. We are once again experiencing some very cold days and nights around the greater Seattle area. There isn’t a better time to find out if money is literally flying out of your home. An energy audit helps the homeowner […]

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Bank Repossessed Condos on Mercer Island can be a great deal

A 2 bedroom condo on Mercer Island (with the best schools in the state of Washington) for under $200,000?  Pretty unbelieveable.  And yet these days such properties exist.  There may only be a few bank repossessed condos on Mercer Island at this time, but these kinds of properties are an awesome opportunity for investors or […]

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Heating Bills a Thing of the Past?

I’m pretty sure if the power company offered you a month off from paying your bill, you’d say yes. It might not happen tomorrow, but according to an article I just read in a Sierra Club magazine, in a few decades looks like large power bills will be a thing of the past. As we […]

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