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For Homeowners Donate Your Used Clothing This Saturday At Windermere/Yarrow Bay in Kirkland
Exploring the Eastside The Blue Angels are Here in Seattle! The Blue Angels are here in Seattle for Seafair.  This is Seafair’s biggest weekend with the Blue Angels and the hydroplane races happening on Lake Washington.  Yesterday, I got to out on Lake Washington and watch the Blue Angels in a practice session for Saturday and Sunday’s big shows.  It was amazing to see all […]
Architecture You've Been to Downtown Bellevue, But Have You Really Seen Downtown Bellevue? Do you think of downtown Bellevue as a drive-through from the highway to the mall? I bet most Eastsiders zoom along NE 8th to the mall. Most have probably never walked around downtown Bellevue.   This should not come as a surprise, since downtown Bellevue was designed to accommodate a car culture. I’ve lived on Seattle’s […]
Bellevue Real Estate This Past Month Seattle Eastside Real Estate Was Balanced Between Buyers and Sellers The Seattle-eastside market is balanced.  Surprised by that?  Here’s why I say this: A balanced market is when homes on average are selling in 3-6 months.  This means there was a more level playing field between buyers and sellers during that particular month, in this case November 2010.  Given the news we hear, it’s surprising […]
Local news and information Seattle is #2 Of The Ten Best Places to Live Over the Next Decade Seattle Rocks!   Seattle is the second best place to live in the country, according to Kiplinger’s. It’s because we’re smart! Kiplinger’s study had an important tenet when evaluating cities.  The top cities included smart people, great ideas, and collaboration. After researching and visiting our 2010 Best Cities, it became clear that the innovation factor […]
Bellevue Real Estate Good Schools=Good Real Estate Values Looking for a home and want a good neighborhood which maintains its value over time?  Even though prices have dropped considerably and homes are more affordable,  it’s important to investigate everything that could add value to your home purchase.   No matter whether you’re a single person, have a family or are an empty nester, look […]
Bellevue Real Estate Seattle-Eastside New Condo Buildings Still Standing Half Empty Seattle-eastside new condo buildings are standing half empty. American Public Media took a look at the Seattle and Bellevue condo market in a piece aired on NPR last week. Below are some of the key points: Escala, here in front of us, it’s 230 units. And they’ve only sold two in the last year-and-a-half. The […]
Built Green and Sustainable Living Bill Gates Calls for Zero Energy Emissions It’s funny, last night I was just talking with a neighbor about Bill Gates and how he and Melinda had the power to change the world, making it a better place for all.  Previously, The Gates Foundation has focused mostly on health and education.  Now Mr. Gates is taking on climate change. Gates spoke about […]
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