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Hosted by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Hilloween is an annual free sponsored event.  It starts with a kids' carnival, then a costume parade, and ends with trick-or-treating!  With live performances and games, Hilloween is sure to be a hit with the entire family. More Info

About Capitol Hill
Known for its night life and being Seattle's LGBTQ hub, Capitol Hill is a very happening neighborhood! Some streets have a very metropolitan vibe whereas others are tree lined and residential.  Capitol Hill is also popular among young business professionals.  Full of delicious restaurants, art, book stores, and even parks, locals and tourists alike flock to Capitol Hill.

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The NWMLS delivered this article just recently and we have quoted these paragraphs that highlight the shift in our local market:

KIRKLAND, Washington (August 6, 2018) -

"Home sellers throughout the Seattle region are experiencing a reality check and the days of multiple offers are days of the past," was how one director with Northwest Multiple Listing Service summarized the market upon reviewing the statistical report for July."

"New figures from Northwest MLS show year-over-year improvement in inventory (up 6.5 percent), but modest drops on both pending sales (down slightly more than 7 percent) and closed sales (down 3.4 percent). Despite those drops, prices rose 8.64 percent across the MLS

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A two-day event, the Northwest Tea Festival is an educational event showcasing the multifaceted world of tea.  The goal of the festival is to provide experiences covering all aspects of tea, from the cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific. The festival is appropriate for people of all ages and levels of tea experience.  Dates and Times

ABOUT SEATTLE CENTER
The center of Seattle is home to everything from glassy skyscrapers to historic brick buildings, modern boutiques to flagship department stores, and some of the country’s hottest restaurants.  Near Seattle Center you will find the world famous Pike Place Market, Seattle Great Wheel, and the Nordstrom flagship store.  People of all ages

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According to the Alliance to Save Energy, "The average U.S. residential household consumed 10,982 kWh of electricity and spent around $2,200 annually on utility bills." You are probably using more energy that you need to! What can you do to conserve energy and therefore money?

Heating and Cooling: 

Close your blinds in the summer to keep it cool and open them in the winter to let the sun help heat your home - if there is sunshine in the sky!.

Appliances:

Use the energy saver setting! It really does work!

Read more from David Haley, a local mortgage lender we often recommend as he is concerned about helping our clients save money: Tips to Save Energy

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Enjoy rustic Italian at the hole-in-the-wall seattle Italian resturant: Mondello Ristorante Italiano.  Nestled in Seattle's oldest neighborhood, Magnolia, Mondello's serves up generous portions of gnocchi, spaghetti carbonara, mussles, clams, and Mama Enza's lasagna bolognese is to die for.  You'll feel like you've taken a trip to the Tuscan coast!  View the Menu

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area and has been part of the city since 1891.  Magnolia is isolated from the rest of Seattle and is connected by only three bridges: W Emerson Place, W Dravus Street, and W Garfield Street.  Magnolia is home to Discovery Park and West Point Lighthouse.  The Seattle Public Library branch in

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How do the schools in Magnolia rate against other Washington schools? Check out these sources that many homebuyers like to view before deciding on a home. Whether or not you have kids in school, the school rating affect the home values of an area. The better the schools, the higher the demand. The higher the demand, the better the home prices. 

School Digger: School Digger

Great Schools: Great Schools

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area and has been part of the city since 1891.  Magnolia is isolated from the rest of Seattle and is connected by only three bridges: W Emerson Place, W Dravus Street, and W Garfield Street.  Magnolia is home to Discovery Park and West

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Fremont Oktoberfest features live music, partying in the street, 100 types of beers, 50 breweries, and is Seattle's largest beer festival.  Start out Sunday Funday with yoga and beer!  It's 21+ so kids are not allowed, but on Sunday they encourage you to bring your dog! Have fun beer tasting! Dates and Times

ABOUT FREMONT:
Located close to Downtown Seattle and near Lake Union, Fremont is quirky, artsy, and has free-spirited charm.  You'll find a close community with a large bike and walker culture.  You will never run out of things to do in Fremont; from the year round farmers market, the troll, and the many locally owned shops, to the iconic Fremont Troll and many breweries and pubs...Fremont is full of fun!

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Washington State is home to nearly 70 cheesemakers! The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide variety of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. Meet the cheesemakers and sample some of the finest cheeses made here. Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival is a benefit for the Washington State Cheesemakers Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Washington cheesemakers through education, promotion and collaboration. More Info

ABOUT SEATTLE CENTER
The center of Seattle is home to everything from glassy skyscrapers to historic brick buildings, modern boutiques to flagship department stores, and some of the country’s hottest restaurants.  Near Seattle Center you

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Do you remember these vintage Tupperware canisters from your grandma's kitchen? Or maybe your mom still has that lime green pitcher? Was the lettuce keeper passed down to you? Tupperware brings up many memories of people's moms and grandmas because it lasts forever!

Did your grandma have some of the toys below for you to play with when you visited? Maybe your mom got you the Shape-O toy when you were little and it's still hanging around!

 

 

We often take Tupperware for granted as it's often a household staple we overlook. However, being that it has been around for over 70 years and offers a lifetime warranty, we thought some of you would enjoy walking down memory lane with us. And if you don't know a "Tupperware lady",  our local

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The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is a time-honored tradition every September at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association is an all-volunteer board and committees that help coordinate the three-day festival and Run-A-Muk, a 5K/10K race. The Festival is fun for the whole family featuring a large children’s area complete with crafts, activities and rides, as well as a VIP Sponsor dinner, military & first responder’s appreciation dinner, salmon bake, wine & beer garden, a parade, the Mukilteo Marketplace filled with artists and artisans, and more. Dates and Times

ABOUT MUKILTEO
Mukilteo is a quaint, yet vibrant little town nestled in the trees along the waters of Possession

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