BlogTales from the Trenches

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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Jan

07

Happy New Year, Modern

Welcome to the new year, you marvelous modern, you. This enthralling new office listing in Leschi took our collective breath away on Monday. Soaring living spaces with walls of windows that slide open with the push of a button. Substantial finishes that are completely modern. A cutting edge floor plan that is intimate, engaging, accommodating, […]

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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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