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Holiday Light Displays and Events
The holiday season has begun! Here are some fun holiday light displays and events to get you out and about this season. Enjoy! Candy Cane Lane When: December 10 - December 26, 5:00pm - 10:00pm Where: N.E. Park Rd., at the cross street of 21st Ave. N.E. Winter...read more
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Welcome to fall in the PNW! We live for summers, but thankfully there are great things to look forward to this season, including our favorite holiday of them all: Halloween. Here are some fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes to get you out and about this season. Enjoy!...read more
Sky Valley | John’s Outdoor Adventure Picks
The most valuable time we spend with our family is in nature. This month, we’re highlighting one of our favorite areas: Sky Valley. We love our family cabin in Skykomish. It’s just 1.5hrs away from Seattle and the area is stunning. There are so...read more
Spring Cleaning: Where to Sustainably Donate Items
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS (Schedule a home pick-up) Helping children realize their potential and build their futures. Accepted Items: Clothing Bedding Books Toys Power tools (not industrial) Electronics Home goods Kitchen ware Sporting goods DESERT INDUSTRIES (Drop off...read more
Magnolia: Its history, houses, and hidden gems
Located on a hilly peninsula on the western end of the city, Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood in Seattle by area and was home to Fort Lawton, the U.S. Army base. Though most of Fort Lawton was dedicated as Discovery Park in 1973, during World War II, it was...read more
John’s Summer Spotlight
This year, my family purchased a second home on the Skykomish River, and it has been a highlight of our summer. It’s been great to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with family and friends and to spend time enjoying the outdoors and learning about the...read more
8 things to avoid when purchasing a home
The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more...read more
Should I Rent or Buy a Home?
Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding...read more
7 Home Renovations to Increase Your Resale Value
You want to make the most money possible when it comes time to sell your home. The way to do that is by improving and updating the things in your home that buyers look for the most.
We compiled this list for those looking to boost their resale value. It’s important to focus on the renovation projects that will net you the highest ROI. All of the projects on this list were chosen for their ability to produce high ROI as well as create a more desirable home. Remember – it’s important to make money. But it’s also important your house doesn’t sit on the market for a year.read more