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City Guides Goal Setting with Self-Compassion   We all know that there is no magic in the first day or month of the year, and yet we are all drawn to the idea of new beginnings. A fresh start. And so with 2020 finally put to bed, many of us are setting goals for this fresh, new year.   The topic […]
City Guides How Long Things Last We all know that nothing lasts forever, but when everything is working fine it is easy to forget that all of the systems and appliances in your home have a finite lifespan. Keep this information in mind, whether you are buying or selling a home, budgeting for improvements, or deciding between repairing and replacing. Here’s […]
City Guides Recent Decrease in Interest Rates Spurs Opportunity Most recently, we have experienced an uptick in market activity. In fact, in King and Snohomish counties we saw a 53% increase in pending sales from December to January. While it is seasonally normal to see activity increase at the first of the year, it was 16% higher than the previous January. This increase is being driven […]
City Guides Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning Whether you hire an outside professional for help, or tackle the project yourself, now is a great time to get a jump on spring cleaning. Many people wait for warmer temps to start cleaning, but I think most everyone can agree that those weekends would be better spent outdoors, soaking up that sun. So, take […]
City Guides A Tale of Two First-Time Home Buyers Have you had dreams of owning a home or know someone that does?  Jumping into the market as a first-time home buyer can be intimidating, especially within the wild ride of the Greater Seattle market; but there is hope! In an effort to illustrate the reality for first-time buyers in today’s market, my office got together […]
City Guides Does it make more sense to rent or own? The current break-even horizon* in the Seattle metro area is 1.6 years! *The amount of time you need to own your home in order for owning to be a superior financial decision. With rising rental rates, historically low interest rates, and home prices on the rise, the advantage of buying vs. renting is becoming clearer each month. […]
City Guides Farmer’s Market Schedule – 2018   South Snohomish County •   Arlington Farmers Market Legion Park: 200 N. Olympic Ave Saturdays. 10am-3pm | July 7 — Sept 29   Bothell Farmers Market Country Village: 23718 Both-Evrt Hwy Fridays 12pm-6pm | June 1—Sept 28   Bothell South County Community Market Park Ridge Church: 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell Wednesdays 4pm-8pm | June […]
City Guides Your Guide to Dining & Shopping in the Mill Creek Town Center One of Mill Creek’s top attraction is the popular Mill Creek Town Center! “The city now has a mixed-use, city-sponsored complex called the Mill Creek Town Center…,” shares our own Travis DeFries. “It is easy to spend several hours walking the sidewalks and checking out the small, local businesses, along with the numerous wonderful restaurants.” Indeed, […]
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City Guides The Top 10 Things To Do With Kids in Mill Creek There is no end to the fun your child can have with the awesome parks and programs offered in Mill Creek! From top-of-the-line sport complexes to unique class offerings, there is something for every age, interest, and skill level. Here are 10 of the best things to do with kids in Mill Creek (as recommended […]
City Guides 3 Ways to Stay Active in Mill Creek If you’re looking to stay active in Mill Creek, you’re in luck. From sports venues to miles of trails, there is no end to the opportunities you can take advantage of! Here are a few of our favorite tips for staying active in Mill Creek: Mill Creek Sports Park Located at 13903 North Creek Dr. […]
City Guides Your Guide to Mill Creek Community Events All Year Long If there is one thing that Mill Creek does right, it’s hosting amazing community events. From 5K charity runs and holiday happenings to fun festivals and solemn ceremonies, Mill Creek does it all and then some! Here is your complete guide to upcoming 2017-2018 community events in Mill Creek: SEPTEMBER Run with Heart Where: McCollum Park […]
City Guides Your Guide to the Town Center at Lake Forest Park More than just a mall, the Town Center at Lake Forest Park is where the community comes together to share and indulge in all of the fun and convenience the area has to offer. From food to shopping and other services, this is your one-stop spot! Here is your go-to guide to the Town Center at Lake Forest […]
City Guides Lake Forest Park: A Guide to the Best Parks & Outdoor Activities If you’re an outdoor lover, you’re bound to love the opportunities that await in Lake Forest Park! Located right along Lake Washington, “the hilly topography …translates into many homes enjoying [views of the] Cascade Mountains, or verdant territorial views, and some with Lake Washington views, too,” shares Claudette Meyer. From catching these stunning views to enjoying […]
City Guides 4 Tips for Meeting Your Neighbors & Connecting with the Community in Lake Forest Park If you’re new to Lake Forest Park or are just looking to try something new, Lake Forest Park offers some wonderful ways to connect with others in the community. From the bustling Commons to private clubs, an opportunity waits around every corner! Here are 4 tips for meeting your neighbors and connecting with the community in […]
City Guides 11 *Stunning* Photos That Show Off Lake Forest Park’s Natural Beauty Treasured in part for its stunning natural beauty, Lake Forest Park is nestled right along the shores of Lake Washington. Home to parks, trails, and of course the shimmering lake, gorgeous natural scenes are aplenty in this lovely community! Below, we wanted to show off some of our favorite photos of this special neighborhood from […]
City Guides The 5 Best Things About Living in South Everett What’s so great about living in South Everett? There are several reasons why people choose to call South Everett “home,” and we asked locals what they love about the area so much. Here’s what they shared: 1. Quick access to Boeing and Paine Field. As local Heather Potts points out, South Everett’s easy access to Boeing is […]
City Guides Live in South Everett? Here’s What You Need to Know About Commuting Many people choose to live in South Everett for its central location, affordability, and great commuting options. According to local Heather Potts, it’s “Close enough to the city and the I-405 interchange yet far enough to feel like you’ve somewhat escaped!” She also shares that it’s a “Quick commute up north if you’re headed to Lake […]
City Guides Your Guide to Making the Most of a Day at Silver Lake in South Everett Make your day at Silver Lake memorable with our go-to guide. From parks, to picnics, to dining, we have your scoop on not-to-miss spots. Here’s our guide to making the most of a day at Silver Lake in South Everett: PARKS For a getaway by the lake, check out Hauge Homestead Park. A picnic pavilion, waterfront […]
City Guides The Outdoor Lover’s Guide to South Everett The great outdoors are calling! Gorgeous parks, opportunities for golfing, and farms are all in the mix—adventures await! Here’s a look at the outdoor lover’s guide to South Everett: GOLF For local golfers looking to practice their skills, no place is better than Jen and Brian Hayter’s pick. “Columbia Super Range is the best spot to work on your […]
City Guides 14 Woodinville Restaurants Recommended by Locals (+ Insider Tips!) It’s no secret that Woodinville is packed with fun restaurants that serve up some of the most delicious food in Washington State. From yummy bar snacks to authentic international cuisine, there really is something to suit every mood, as our own Kim Harman can tell you: “A few of my favorite places to dine and gather with […]