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The Dirt on Local Farmers Markets: Seattle + The Eastside

Seattle & Eastside Farmers Markets: Locations, Times & More

May 12, 2022

Summer is just around the corner, and so are these farmers markets! Spend an evening or weekend finding your new favorites among the tents. Think it’s all about kale? Think again. Most offer live entertainment along with a mouth-watering variety of local brews, cheese, bread, meat/seafood, honey, hand roasted coffee, […]

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Q1 2022 Market Review

How’s the Market? Q1-2022 Real Estate Review

Apr 15, 2022

Across the region, home values continued to see huge year-over-year gains from 2021 to 2022. Most homes sold in the first 10 days and for well above the asking price. We started the year with an extreme shortage of homes for sale, resulting in an overall lower number of sales […]

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Should You Remodel or Sell As Is?a

Should You Remodel or Sell Your Home As Is?

Mar 14, 2022

Homeowners who are preparing to sell are often faced with a dilemma about whether to remodel or sell their home in its current state. Each approach has its respective advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to remodel your home, it will likely sell for more; but the increased selling price […]

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Redefining Home: 2022 Design Trends

2022 Home Trends

Feb 12, 2022

Hello 2022! Life in the new normal goes on, and with it continues a trend toward all things natural and nostalgic. We’re still seeing the Scandinavian concept of “hygge” live on in warm accents and cozy textiles, but with a newer emphasis on “perfect imperfection” (known as “wabi-sabi” in traditional […]

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Annual Market Report: Seattle + Eastside

How’s the Market? Annual Report on Seattle Area Real Estate…

Jan 13, 2022

In the wake of extreme buyer demand and mind-blowing bidding wars, housing prices soared in Seattle and reached staggering heights on the Eastside. Record low interest rates were the silver lining for those buyers who were able to successfully purchase a home with financing.   2022 looks to be another […]

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Pro Lighting Tips to Brighten Your Home

Pro Lighting Tips to Brighten Your Home

Dec 14, 2021

As we approach the darkest days of the year, a few tweaks in your interior lighting scheme can brighten your home (and your mood) from the inside out. Here are some great tips from Real Simple for a lighting scheme that is flattering and functional…   Use a combo of […]

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Season of Light: Beat the Winter Blues With These Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings Around the Sound

Nov 15, 2021

Holiday shows are BACK for 2021 and ready to lift your spirits. Whether it’s meandering through a dazzling light show, watching the “snow” fall at Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane, or taking a holiday-themed cruise, there are so many ways to brighten up your Northwest holidays. Here’s the skinny on dates, times, […]

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Thanks & Giving: Share Joy Through Local Charities

Give Back This Season

Nov 3, 2021

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Giving to others can enrich our own lives in ways we never imagined. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite Seattle-area organizations who are in need of time, resources, toys, and […]

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Q3 2021 Market Review

How’s the Market? Q3 Real Estate Review

Oct 19, 2021

The frenetic pace of Seattle-area real estate continued in Q3, with the number of sales and median sales prices both up across the region compared to this time last year. Seattle condo sales saw a healthy year-over-year jump as they continued to recover from the COVID slump we saw in […]

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