BlogTales from the Trenches

Dec

04

Winter on the Horizon

When the temperature drops, and it’s really cold, and it snows, and the snow sticks for days even in the city, and the days last about as long as a televised Seahawks game – especially when you add in the before and after commentary, we think it’s winter. It looks like winter and it feels […]

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Oct

28

Gold in Them Hills

The pressure on real estate prices this year in Seattle has been steady, unrelenting. Buyers (and their brokers) keep wishing for more inventory and less competition. And while some have adjusted their expectations downward in accommodation, others have decided to broaden their horizons and travel a little bit out of the center where you can […]

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Jul

19

U District Roost

Whether you desire a pied-à-terre or a perhaps a more permanent pad, this University District condominium home is worthy of consideration. Check out its high walkability score and how easily accessible it is to now and future transit. But this unexpectedly elegant building delivers even more. High end finishes include hardwood floors and slab granite […]

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Jun

29

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Welcome to Seattle’s 40th anniversary of Gay Pride celebration in our famously tolerant city. All week-end long it has been loud, proud, and very, very colorful around here.  

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Jun

14

A Sweeping Sensation

West Seattle arguably features the best views in Seattle: the stunning downtown skyline, the Space Needle, ferries, cargo ships, airborne entities -large, small, and feathered. When you can look out your window and see all this and more, it’s hard name a rival outlook. At the crest of the hill above Alki beach, this view […]

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Jun

12

Searchingly

If I were really to write the blog of my dreams, I would have such a fun time talking about what I really think about so many properties I see, as well as all the kooky things Realtors say and do. But this would not only be frowned upon by those I wish to make […]

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Jun

08

Echo

Somehow, the summer season feels in full swing around here, has felt so for a while. People, people, milling about absolutely everywhere most of the time anymore, sidewalks just another lane of traffic, rubber soles rather than rubber tires, and not only on week-ends or in the evenings, often obviously tourists because they speak with […]

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May

31

Stairway to Heaven

Tomorrow, on what is predicted to be another perfect day, I will find myself on top of the world. 1812 11th Avenue #C, Seattle. Offered at $679,000. Two bedrooms, two and one-half baths. Fabulous rooftop deck overlooks it all. 1540 interior feet. Modern! Built in 2007. One garage parking space. Monthly dues: $362. For more […]

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May

29

The Country in The City

I had a feeling, when I saw this new listing come up on the hotsheet yesterday, that it might swoon me. A cottage in the woods. This is a little bit of a fairy tale setting, on a city greenbelt tucked between Beacon Hill and Columbia City. Out every window view gardens and greenery, with […]

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May

28

Memorializing May

Before May ends and Memorial Day becomes so last season, I want to share some photos I took while visiting Lazy River Farm and Sidetrack Distillery on Monday. They built a barn! And this barn will soon become a wedding and event venue. I don’t plan to get married, but I sure would love to […]

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