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Having lived in Bellevue for many years now, I've really come to love the cities vibrant atmosphere and certainly the fine foods offered downtown.  Bellevue is a rapidly growing city located in King County, Washington, just a stones throw across Lake Washington from Seattle. In 2003 the Census Bu...
03/10/2008
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 Recently my step-son backed into the garage door, which apparently can affect it's operation. As a result of this oversight, I spent Saturday shopping for a new garage door. I really hadn't a clue as to what to expect cost-wise, and I began on the web with my search (as all things begin these da...
03/09/2008
  Today is the big day, the day so many of us have been waiting for. No more "dark by 4:30pm" days, it will soon be bright and sunny until late night. The season for home tours is now officially open, and people will actually want to go see homes after finishing work. So many people don't really ...
03/09/2008
 Last night I had the great pleasure of attending a dinner held at the Seven Stars Pepper Szechwan Restaurant at 1207 S, Jackson St. in Seattle's International District. The owner Ms. Li Hong, the mother of Ms. China Town winner Ni Jiang, hosted the dinner.  My wife and I have been friends with t...
03/03/2008
 In recent months I've had many younger clients that are actually designing their life around mass transit. They want homes that are within walking distance of some of Washington's newest mass transit hubs. One such hub is the beautiful new Kent Station; the station offers restaurants, theaters, ...
02/27/2008
I've used H&R Block for about 15 years to file my taxes. Each year I paid the extra money for the assurance they offered that if ever I had an issue with the IRS, they would come to my defense. About a year ago here came the IRS, claiming I had over-reported the amount of interest we paid on one ...
02/27/2008
 As the foreclosure rates increase across the nation thousands are finding themselves homeless for the first times in their lives. Nationally, 233,001 homeowners received notice from lenders last month due to overdue payments; that's a 57% increase from a year prior. We hear phrases used such as ...
02/26/2008
  Popcorn is great at the movies, but it's no longer cool on your ceiling. Sadly, a majority of the homes I visit still have it. You wouldn't expect someone to buy your old orange polyester suit with the white zip-up boots, so why would they want your popcorn ceiling and burgundy carpet? One thin...
02/15/2008
After reading the paper today I was a bit surprised at the high number of foreclosures coming out of some areas around the country. Detroit appears to be in a real crises. Roughly 4.9 percent of the households in the Detroit metro area were in some stage of foreclosure in 2007, which is 4.8 times...
02/13/2008
In an increasingly Fine oriented society, those that work in the real estate industry  are getting more and more attention. Personally, I'm all for it, I think it keeps the industry honest. Out of curiousity, I did a little research to see what types of people were getting hit hardest. Here are q...
02/08/2008
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