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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. 

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Newcastle

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Newcastle

In recent years, it has been no secret in real estate circles that Seattle has become one of the world's most desirable places to live. With its lush, green landscapes, exciting cultural scene, proximity to nature, and a business-friendly environment, Seattle truly...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Enatai

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Enatai

As a bustling metropolis, the many and varied neighborhoods of greater Seattle ensure that there is something for everyone. Enatai, situated just off of I-90 on the shores of Lake Washington in Bellevue, offers a unique experience that balances the very best of city...

Kitchen Features Every Home Needs

Kitchen Features Every Home Needs

The kitchen is where you find the heart of the home, which means every feature it has is significant. Every home needs a kitchen with great features to make cooking and entertaining easier. Some of these must-have features are explored more in-depth below. Lighting...

Housing Design Trends For 2019

Housing Design Trends For 2019

Designing and decorating a house is one of the most exciting aspects of homeownership. Implementing interior design ideas that reflect the lifestyle and personality of the homeowner is a challenging task. With this in mind, here are some design trends for 2019: Mixed...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballard

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballard

One of Seattle's most exciting and hip neighborhoods enjoys a complicated history with the city. Once a sovereign city, it thrived as a commercial maritime hub. By the turn of the 20th century, it held the distinction of being the 2nd largest city in King County. Its...

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown

Seattle’s downtown is a vibrant place to live, work, and play. The original area, comprised of mostly wooden structures, a sawmill, and nearly unscalable hills, is virtually unrecognizable today. After a massive fire demolished most of the area in the late 1800s, the...

What to Expect from a Home Inspection

What to Expect from a Home Inspection

The purchase of a home can be an anxiety inducing experience for many, especially if it is your first home purchase. Once you find that perfect dream home, the next step is to hire a Home Inspector to look at the bones, or foundational structure, of the house. These...

How to Hire a Contractor

How to Hire a Contractor

If you're looking to build a home, build an addition, or remodel an existing home, one primary activity you are likely to engage in is hiring a contractor. The right contractor can save you a lot of time and other resources, in addition to providing you with...