BlogTales from the Trenches

Feb

19

Out and About

My business, as you would expect, takes me from place to place to place. And our current market remains so brisk that my own pace must keep up. In the past week I have been all over, and along the way I collected a few snapshots of some things that caught my eye. Downtown Bellevue’s burgeoning […]

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Feb

11

That Modernized Farmhouse

Admit it. It’s impossible not to be persuaded by an old house when this enchanting blend of old and new exists in the world. Especially true when this particular world is urban neighborhood Seattle. This sweet old farmhouse, circa 1908, has been transformed on the inside with open concept living and cooks kitchen, while it also finds itself […]

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Feb

10

Craaay-zy

How to make quantifiable sense of the market right now? Impossible! We have so little inventory that any new listing coming on the market is absolutely mobbed with prospective buyers. Each time I am out showing property, I notice fellow brokers either just ahead or else right behind me. Previewing, showing, one after the other we are. And sometimes […]

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Feb

05

On Chuckanut Drive

This is what is looks like in the Northwest right now. Dark and dreamy. That’s right. I called it dreamy! NOT dreary. But it is dark. I’ll admit that much. The days are lengthening though, and that hope for more light is heartening. I took this pic from along Chuckanut Drive yesterday. Another cure for the season: […]

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Feb

03

The Desert Cure

Six more weeks of winter have been predicted, according to the groundhog in Punxsutawney, matching our somber mood this week in Seattle. Here is a remedy: go to Palm Springs! This is the undeniable season for it. I just visited in December and experienced such warm weather I wore a short skirt and a tee shirt during the day […]

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Jan

29

Seahawk Nation

It’s surprising, really, that we are getting anything done this week in Seattle with the Superbowl close at hand and so much excitement surrounding it. This morning, local rockstar Dave Mathews helped hoist a new Seahawks flag from the top of the Space Needle to replace the tattered one. Many Seattle denizens have flown the coop, gone […]

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Jan

28

South Lake Union Under Siege

These vast construction sites are each within shouting distance of one another in South Lake Union where entire city blocks have been given over to the developers. Hard to believe, isn’t it, that even with all this building boom, Seattle’s growth is expected to exceed available space for it. Today, while I walked through this formerly […]

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Jan

27

Winter Wonder

Juno the Blizzard deposited two feet of snow in Boston over the past twenty-four hours creating a city-wide snow day, recorded and transmitted to me today via Snapchat video (gone in an instant, sigh). On the news tonight, I saw surfers surfing in the Atlantic ocean as it continued to snow, making merry. Brrr. While I luxuriated in our […]

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Jan

26

Double Nickel Day

Some things happened today. The sun shone brightly in Seattle and we set a temperature record for this date, 61 degrees, while Jack Saver was sent home from work early in Boston so he could button himself up at home in time to avoid the life-threatening blizzard, and Declan Saver took flight from Oahu for […]

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Jan

19

Super Bowl Bound..Again!

Everyone’s a Seahawks fan in Seattle today. Yesterday, too. Even before the sensational win against Green Bay. The thrum of celebration and pride beats city-wide: blue and green scarves and hats and number 12 flags on cars. Conversation overheard in coffee shops and at the grocery check-out is football-centric, enthusiastic, giddy and glad. Our local herd of construction cranes […]

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