May 2018

Found 18 blog entries for May 2018.

The Montlake Bridge, completed in 1925, is the only link between Montlake and the University District.  It was the last-built and easternmost of four double-leaf bascule bridges that carry vehicle and pedestrian traffic across the Lake Washington Ship Canal.  It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982, and unlike the three other vehicle bridges crossing the ship canal, the Montlake Bridge is owned and operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation and is part of the short State Route 513 that runs from State Route 520 to Sand Point.  The Montlake Bridge is just one of many historic views in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle!

About Montlake:

Montlake is a community in seattle sandwiched between

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With more buyers than sellers it can be tough to stand out in this market. 

Here are a few tips to get your offer accepted:

1. Sign up to be notified as soon as listings go live in the area you're looking to buy.  The early bird gets the worm.  You can do that here: Urban Properties

2. Write a thoughtful letter to go along with your offer.  Making your offer a person instead of just a number can go a long way with someone who is emotionally attached to the home they are selling.

3. Put in your offer early.  Many sellers don't wait until the offer review date if they are getting offers early.

4. Who your broker and lender are will make ALL the difference in the world.  Ask us why.

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Combine exercise, education, and entertainment on a fun running tour through the amazing 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum, one of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks and home to the University of Washington Botanic Gardens’ world-class plant collections. You will learn about the history and design of the park, a few choice plants, and traditional or modern uses of various plants along the route.

For more information vist this link

About Montlake:

Montlake is a community in Seattle sandwiched between Eastlake and the Washington Parks Arboretum. It is a quiet neighborhood with ample park space. Because most of its homes were built before 1940, it maintains a charming old school feel. Interlaken Park, which forms the border between Montlake and Capitol

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Many of our clients want homes within well rated school districts. Even if they don't, we remind them that in the future when they go to sell, future buyers may choose another home over their's if they buy a home that has poor school ratings; it's something to keep in mind regardless of whether or not they have kids in school or any kids at all.

For example, do you want to know how the schools in Montlake rate compared to the state averages?  Here are two reliable sources that will help you compare schools - simply enter the name of the school or district in their search field. These results are based on a variety of things such as test scores and other available data including academic growth and college readiness.

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Finish line of the Lake to Lake Bike Ride

Bring the whole family to this enjoyable, non-competitive ride benefiting the City of Bellevue's youth camp scholarship fund and explore Bellevue's hidden treasures by bike on the Lake to Lake Bike Ride.  The event offers a nine mile mostly flat route or a 22 mile route with significant elevation gain.  Both routes are about 80% paved.  All participants will receive a custom made event "barkie"!

Lake to Lake Bike Ride Date and TIme

About Bellevue:

Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 140,000 (as of 2017). It is the high-tech and retail center of King County's Eastside, with more than 150,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a

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Does your dad like beer? How about local craft beer? Take him to the Washington Brewers Festival at Marymoor Park this Father's Day weekend where he can sample over 500 different beers from 100 different Washington breweries! The festival is for all ages and, in addition to all the beer, will have food trucks, live music, wine/cider, and all ages activities!

Dates and Times

About Redmond:

Located 20 miles East of Downtown Seattle, Redmond is the 16th most populated city in Washington state. The city prides itself in its high quality of life with good schools, a healthy economic base, a parks system that provides a variety of active and passive recreational opportunities, diverse offerings for shopping and dining, safe neighborhoods, and an

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This summer, set in the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley, you can take part in a family bike ride that will help change lives. Spoked to Ride is a unique cycling event for nearly all riding ages where people can register for an afternoon of fun, sun, and cycling in order to raise money for the educational needs of children in Africa. You can choose between one of two routes: an easy 12-mile family ride on sleepy country roads next to flower farms, barns, country homes and more beautiful scenery, or the longer 40-mile ride for more seasoned cyclists who get the same scenic ride with an added challenge of hills and highways.  After the ride there will be activities and food at Remlinger Farms for participants to enjoy!

Date, Time, and Registration

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Cafe Lago was founded in 1990 and has been a Montlake favorite ever since!  They serve fresh pasta that is hand rolled every morning and pizza baked by an applewood fire.  Known for their lasagna, this iconic Montlake restaurant won't let you leave hungry! And when you want to work off all those carbs, see our other blogs about many local trails and places where you can run or hike!

Menu, Hours and Directions

About Montlake:

Montlake is a community in Seattle sandwiched between Eastlake and the Washington Parks Arboretum. It is a quiet neighborhood with ample park space. Because most of its homes were built before 1940, it maintains a charming old school feel. Interlaken Park, which forms the border between Montlake and Capitol Hill, had some

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Enjoy music food and the coolest gathering of classic, modern, antique, and just plain awesome cars, trucks, hot rods, and everything in between.  Proceeds benefit the Greenwood Knights Car Club.

Date and Time

About Greenwood: 

Greenwood’s business district remains as successful as it was decades ago. The area around 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue is booming with coffeehouses, antique stores, bars, and eateries, along with a community theater. The community hosts many events that appeal to families and urbanites alike. Things tend to quiet down at night, which makes this the perfect place to live if you like to be on the move during the day and a homebody when the sun goes down.  A great quiet area, Greenwood is a popular place to live.

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Who would take on your mortgage in the event of your death? Would your family be forced to sell and move during their time of grief if they couldn't afford the home without your income? There are comforting solutions available to insure your home investment and the peace of mind for your family's future in that home.

Mortgage protection insurance is not common knowledge to the average homeowner nor do their brokers mention it to them, which we find to be unfortunate. As brokers, we have seen the turmoil that comes when our clients lose a loved one and have not prepared well in advance. We want them to keep their homes and if they qualify, mortgage protection insurance can make this possible. 

Having a trustworthy and reputable insurance agent with

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