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The Process of Closing on a Home

The Process of Closing on a Home

Finding the home of your dreams can be a long process, but in the end, one well worth the wait. Now that you’ve had your offer accepted, that home is almost yours. It’s time to prepare for closing. There are several items you’ll need to take care of before you...

Moving to Bellevue: Tips and Resources

Moving to Bellevue: Tips and Resources

The city with a French name that translates to "beautiful view" is experiencing an uptick in popularity. Those considering a move to the Bellevue, Washington suburb quickly fall in love with its picturesque scenery that is complete with excellent schools, a bustling...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Issaquah

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Issaquah

Issaquah is a city of 30,000 conveniently situated just 15 miles east of Seattle, which can be easily reached on a 30-minute ride on Sound Transit's 554 bus. Issaquah is also accessible from those in Bellevue, which sits between it and Seattle, and in Redmond, which...

The Whys and Hows of ADUs

The Whys and Hows of ADUs

Many people want to get into real estate investing but don't believe they have the resources to do so. It's easy to look at the people on your favorite house flipping TV show and think that you don't have the financial means, the technical know how or the network to...

King County, WA Real Estate so far in 2020

King County, WA Real Estate so far in 2020

Buyers who want to purchase a home in Seattle and or the surrounding King County this year may have noticed that there are fewer projected purchasing opportunities. Buyers who are in the market for a home should be prepared to face competition as tech companies...

Top 10 Things to Do in Bellevue, WA

Top 10 Things to Do in Bellevue, WA

The city of Bellevue is located just east of Seattle and is one of Washington's best places to live. The town boasts a variety of activities and fun places to enjoy some leisure time. Here are ten things to do in Bellevue, WA. Shop at The Bellevue Collection Sometimes...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Mercer Island

Neighborhood Spotlight: Mercer Island

A small isle located in the heart of Lake Washington, Mercer Island, is a quaint, little suburb brimming with natural beauty and families filled with a sense of community. Home to a population of about 25,000 people, this island is known for its parks, offering more...

Best Eats in Bellevue

Best Eats in Bellevue

Just outside of Seattle lies the city of Bellevue. While many think they have to travel to Seattle to sample a wide variety of culinary fare, Bellevue has plenty to offer in its eateries. Make sure to try these restaurants on your next visit to the Emerald City. Belle...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Kirkland

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Kirkland

There is a reason that the city of Kirkland, Washington is known as the “Pittsburgh of the West.” With a population of over 80,000, it is a comfortable size to both live in and to visit. Boasting the area’s only downtown on the waterfront, it hosts an abundant array of cultural things to see and do. It has a rich history of shipbuilding that dates back to years of ferrying people and goods, and it has retained its old-world seascape charm.

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Redmond

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Redmond

There are two major things that the city of Redmond, Washington is generally known for – geekery and bicycles. Because it is the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America, it has earned itself the title of the region’s hub for technological innovations. However, it is also a big bicycle-centric city, hosting a hugely popular annual bike race that takes place in the streets and attracts the admiring gaze of visitors near and far. It also boasts the state’s only velodrome, an arena made exclusively for track cycling. Between the yearly bike race and the cycling arena, Redmond has made another name for itself as the bicycle capital of the Northwest.