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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May

02

When It’s Most Fun

Many aspects of my job are great: self-determined, flexible hours, interesting, challenging, solid product, pretty houses,  financially rewarding. But best of all is this: Home ownership rocks. These two newlyweds recently bought a super cool condo at Veer Lofts in South Lake Union, one of my favorite buildings. Tonight we celebrated with dinner. In a […]

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Oct

08

Wooden Boats

Sometimes Seattle seems unbearably overrun with people, cars, construction and noise. But even in the very center of the city, it is possible to find fun things to do where you don’t feel crowded. On Sunday at South Lake Union Park, I met all the cute cousins for a wooden boat outing. Surprisingly we practically […]

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Jul

04

Oh Say

The Lakeview Brige overlooking Lake Union at dusk (10:15 p.m. this evening) provided hundreds of us standing there an unobstructed view of the fireworks barge, the spectator boats, and the stunning, generous display of flashes and bombs.   Happy Independence Day one and all.

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Jun

05

From Old To New In SLU

When I moved to Seattle in 1989, my children went to pre-school in this downtown industrial neighborhood called Cascadia or the Cascade neighborhood, home to laundry services and the wholesale flower market. It wasn’t one bit glamorous or chic. The moniker South Lake Union hadn’t been invented yet. I remember when the recent wave of development began here and journalists were […]

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Apr

14

South Lake Union Loft

South Lake Union has become the neighborhood for would-be urban dwellers. But housing is scarce in this burgeoning hot spot, especially if one wishes to be a renter (at first) who hopes to avoid living in a large apartment complex. Last week, I helped some clients rent this cool, industrial loft-style condominium at Veer Lofts […]

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Nov

29

What Happens At Holiday Time

Long week-ends throw me off, especially because I am by nature distracted easily. Where has this entire week gone? I have been trying all week to get back into a routine, but now that the Seattle real estate market has shifted into holiday mode, it becomes a smidge more challenging to get up early and […]

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Jul

13

Summer Tuesdays in South Lake Union

Tuesday night is Duck Dodge on Lake Union and has been for thirty-six years. Love the flotilla of sails. And at Cascade Park, a rousing game of organized team kickball takes place with a schoolyard red rubber ball. Doesn’t that just crack you up? I had fun tonight playing around with this new app for […]

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