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Oh My Gourd! Best Pumpkin Patches Around the Sound

Favorite Local Pumpkin Patches

Sep 23, 2022

Grab your boots, pack a thermos…it’s time to choose those perfect Halloween pumpkins! This year, why not explore a new town and make your pumpkin patch experience a true adventure? All of these farms are open every weekend in October, and most are open on weekdays too. Some even welcome […]

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Ready for fall? Your home checklist...

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Sep 13, 2022

A clever person solves a problem; a wise person avoids it. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your home from preventable damage, save money on energy costs, and, most importantly, keep you and your loved ones safe […]

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Football is BACK. Here are schedules, recipes & tips...

2022 Football Schedules, Recipes & Tips…

Aug 12, 2022

Are you ready for some football? Fall is just around the corner and tickets are on sale now for 12s ready to cheer on a new era of promising rookies, as well as UW & WSU fans ready to show their college spirit.  Scroll down for printable schedules, tailgating hacks […]

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Windermere Kicks for Kids

Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive August 8-19

Jul 29, 2022

Help us give kids the confidence they need to start the school year right! Windermere Mercer Island invites you to participate in our Kicks for Kids back-to-school sneaker drive. It connects low-income youth in our local communities with new shoes for the upcoming school year. Between August 8th and 19th, […]

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Q2 2022 Market Review

How’s the Market? Q2 Real Estate Review

Jul 13, 2022

While Seattle and the Eastside are still considered a seller’s market, buyers experienced some much-needed relief in the second quarter with new listings outpacing the number of homes sold. Rising interest rates have initiated a shift toward a more balanced market. Opportunities abound for both sellers (who are still seeing […]

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Ten Tips for Sustainable Gardening

10 Tips for Sustainable Gardening

Jun 13, 2022

Sunny days are finally here, the flowers are in bloom, and the timing is perfect to give your garden some love. Having a healthy garden is one of the best ways to create a sustainable home and reduce your household’s carbon footprint. Below are some eco-friendly tips that will help […]

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How to Avoid Overpaying in a Transitioning Market

How to Avoid Overpaying for a Home in a Transitioning Market

Jun 4, 2022

Look Carefully at the Home Itself Here are four home attributes beyond the number of bedrooms and baths that you should have your eye on…   Home (building) quality: Very well-built homes are a rare find and typically worth every penny of their price. Don’t confuse them with so-so homes […]

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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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