Mar

20

Represent

On Thursdays, GBK shows up. We get out and we tour. We visit open houses in the 390 and the 380 (Madison Park to Seward Park, Lake Washington to I-5) , and we host open houses on our listed properties. We are small but mighty. Especially if you live or do business in these neighborhoods, […]

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Jan

01

2014 Arrives, Off to a Murky Start

At midnight, our Space Needle fireworks display was shrouded in fog, disappearing into the last minutes of 2013, only a flicker of light here and there and then gone completely. But the boom boom boom percussion of the fireworks signaled the progression of the show, right along to its exceedingly explosive end. (you have to […]

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Oct

07

Burning Down The House

It was a week-end of real estate frustration, another multiple offer situation for buyers who do everything right but who got beaten out anyway. Five offers this time. C O M P E T I T I V E. On Saturday,  I took a well-deserved coffee break and visited Bauhuas for the last time at […]

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Oct

02

Changes

The world, it keeps on changing. It is our human nature to resist this, but we are also defined to some degree by how we cope with change. In my little corner of the world, Auto Row is being replaced by tall, featureless walls with bland apartments inside, work-out gyms of every ilk, and locavore […]

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Sep

09

Hot Hot Hot

It’s true Labor Day is behind us, but the temperature may reach 90 (!) degrees by Wednesday. September is still summer, after all, even in Seattle. And what a summer it has been. Some say it’s the best one in known history. In spite of tempting days continuing, though, we haven’t had much of a […]

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Jul

18

Happy 35th Anniversary GBK

Tonight we celebrated with a house blessing and barbeque at GBK, the coolest real estate company in all Seattle, or maybe in the whole world.  

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Jul

15

Ghosts of Properties Past

Redevelopment around Seattle is making many blocks unrecognizable these days. And a gigantic hole in the ground can be disturbing when something has been demolished that was well loved, like the one story brick B&O Espresso building on Olive Way where many desserts were happily eaten for over thirty years. Very vividly I can still […]

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Jul

10

Mondo Like A Condo

We had eclectic activity in our office last week; GBK sales included two Judkins Park small apartment buildings and farm land in Snohomish, as well as the usual houses and condos. We also toured four new office listings which are each likely to pop fast with the way things go around here in the new […]

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