Category: Seattle & Eastside Communities

For Sale: Lakehills 3-Bed 2-Bath Rambler

Virtual Tour Updated Lake Hills rambler, light-filled with vaulted ceilings, new hardwoods, new tile and fresh paint. 3 beds, 2 full baths, 1320 s/ft, with large new Trex deck plus a level backyard with garden space. New cabinets in kitchen and laundry area. Breakfast bar, new gas fireplace insert and low maintenance yard. Perfect location …

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What’s it like to live in Seattle, WA?

  Doesn’t it rain all the time…? To answer the question on many people’s mind: “No, it doesn’t rain all the time.” Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami and many other major cities. The natural beauty of the city – it’s surrounded by both mountains and water on two sides …

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Housing bubble or not? Signs here not clear — yet

Jon Talton / Columnist / Seattle Times / July 10, 2016 Housing bubble or not? Signs here not clear — yet Jon Talton called our previous ‘bubble and crash.’ Does he see the same thing today? Reporting in the Seattle Times, Talton notes that Seattle home prices have risen a startling 74% percent in the past five years. As of June, the median …

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Seattle is fourth-richest city in the U.S.

The three “S” cities: San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle. These house more than the headquarters of the world’s largest technology companies… they are also some of the most productive hubs in the U.S. economy. The Seattle-area is home to some of the largest public companies in the country, as well as a bevy of smaller, but fast-growing …

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US News Rankings: 2015 Best High Schools in Washington

Best High Schools in Washington US News & World Report reviewed 29,070 U.S. public high schools with 169 Washington schools making their rankings. View Rankings Top Ranked WA Schools To graduate, Washington high school students must earn at least 20 credits and generally need to pass state tests in English language arts, math and science. Washington high school students must also …

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All-American Berry Pie Contest!

Seattle’s 10 Essential Food Trucks

Easily the most bad ass physical food truck in the city, the metal pig on wheels that isMaximus/Minimus serves pulled pork sandwiches, including a vegetarian version that’s pretty satisfying.                               Skillet gets street cred for the Airstream trailers as well as …

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Seattle area’s ‘hottest’ 2015 home market… Bellevue!

Woodridge becomes one of the hottest home areas for 2015 Seattle, WA Neighborhood Median Sale Price Median Days on Market #1 Woodridge (Bellevue, WA) $ 615,000 8 The current housing trend is toward neighborhoods of compromise and is a shift from the past two years when the hottest neighborhoods tended to be more urban, more …

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Did It Make Sense to Wait?

Over the course of last year, many people debated purchasing a home, but ultimately did not. Let’s look at whether the decision to wait to buy made sense financially. What happened in 2014? The 30 year fixed rate on January 2, 2014 was 4.53% as reported by Freddie Mac. Looking at the chart below, the monthly mortgage …

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Lake Hills popular event… Polar Pancake Swim at Semina Club!

  Splash into winter with Samena Club’s 15th Annual Polar Pancake Swim.  If you love Samena‘s outdoor pool and enjoy the crisp Northwest air then join us on Polar Pancake Saturday. The Wading Pool will be heated and open for the younger kids.  The Polar Swim will be followed by a tasty, warm pancake breakfast. …

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