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The annual Taste Edmonds never disappoints! In 2018, they re-vamped some ideas to make it more local based. From a 21+ garden to the kids zone, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Getting a booth there is not hard, either. This event is run by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce - great people to work with!  We love to sample all the yummy fair food and enjoy the live music.  See you there! Times and Dates

ABOUT EDMONDS
Edmonds is located 11 miles north of downtown Seattle which lends residents a great sense of community while still being close to the big city.  Here you will find excellent schools, culture, fine dining, and many outdoor activities. Edmonds is one of Washington's most picturesque

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Having a new baby or wanting to revamp your kids' rooms?  David Haley with Fairway Mortgage has a few ideas!

1. Make an art gallery with your children's work from school, daycare and home! 2. Check out IKEA - they have some incredible deals that are trendy. 3. Use wall decals. Being on a budget doesn't have to keep you from being creative and enjoying your home! Here are some other things to consider:  more ideas

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How do the schools in Kirkland rate against other Washington schools? Check these out!

School Digger: https://www.schooldigger.com/go/WA/district/04230/search.aspx

Great Schools: https://www.greatschools.org/washington/redmond/lake-washington-school-district/schools/

ABOUT KIRKLAND
Kirkland's downtown waterfront has restaurants, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, beaches, and a collection of public art.  They have wonderful festivals and a variety of neighborhoods from condos to multi-million dollar mansions. The original home of the Seattle Seahawks and Costco, Kirkland is the 12th largest city in Washington.  Kirkland is part of the highly rated Lake Washington School

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Relaxation and exercise in one, Yoga is a great way to unwind after work.  Be One Yoga in Kirkland is a full service yoga studio with everything from hot and aerial yoga to kids and prenatal yoga.  They even offer massage for after your yoga workout!  We all know exercise is good for us and we all want to unwind; why not do them at the same time? More about Be One Yoga

ABOUT KIRKLAND
Kirkland's downtown waterfront has restaurants, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, beaches, and a collection of public art.  They have wonderful festivals and a variety of neighborhoods from condos to multi-million dollar mansions. The original home of the Seattle Seahawks and Costco, Kirkland is the 12th largest city in Washington.  Kirkland is part

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Are you like us and LOVE spicy food? Hot Sauce Fest, held at Ballard Commons Park, is for you!  The free event has live entertainment, activities for kids, a root beer garden, food trucks, 21+ beverage garden, and of course hot sauce tastings from Pacific Northwest hot sauce makers!  More Information

ABOUT BALLARD
Located in North West Seattle, Ballard is a little bit maritime-centric enclave and a little bit hip foodie hot spot.  The neighborhood is home to a few well known landmarks such as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (locally known as the "Ballard Locks"), the Nordic Heritage Museum, the Shilshole Bay Marina, and Golden Gardens Park.  Ballard is known for its nightlife and Scandinavian history.

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Home prices dropped from May to June in King County for the first time since the recession, as competition among buyers weakened and the number of homes for sale surged. The total inventory of homes listed for sale has now grown for three straight months on a year-over-year basis, suggesting a new trend. But the region has a long way to go to make up for a decade of declining numbers of homes for sale: even with the recent rise, inventory is just over half its long-term average. See why this trend is taking shape now or ask us what we think! Read More

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The Lake Washington views and scrumptious food keep us coming back with our Kirkland clients every time! Outdoor seating right on the lake - they are busy so get there early!  Fresh, natural, and local ingredients go into Beach House Bar + Grill's delicious burgers, sandwiches, salads, and seafood entrees.  Stop in for lunch or maybe take your special someone out for date night! Menu and Hours

ABOUT KIRKLAND
Kirkland's downtown waterfront has restaurants, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, beaches, and a collection of public art.  They have wonderful festivals and a variety of neighborhoods from condos to multi-million dollar mansions. The original home of the Seattle Seahawks and Costco,

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The highly popular Evergreen State Fair is in Monroe, WA.  With concerts, food, vendors, carnival rides, petting zoo, fireworks, contests, and even a rodeo, there's something at the fair for everyone in the family!  Fair Schedule

ABOUT MONROE
Monroe is 30 miles NE of Seattle and is the perfect town for those who like more peace and quiet but have some conveniences nearby - the basics in grocery stores and restaurants without being overwhelming. The historic downtown is full of quirky and unique shops and restaurants.  Year round events at the Evergreen Speedway and Evergreen State Fairgrounds keep tourists and residents entertained.  

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With technology changing rapidly, so is the home buying process.  More and more home buyers are willing to buy homes sight unseen.  This trend is, in part, due to technology improving the remote viewing process.  It can help cut down on travel expenses for someone moving out of state so they can avoid flying in to view homes. Of course, not everyone is convinced that this is how buyers should think about home purchases. Would you be able to do this? Buy a house without seeing it in person? Read More Here

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Mmmm, fair scones.  The Washington State Fair has the BEST scones.  With rides, delicious food, live concerts, and activities for all ages, your whole family will enjoy the fair!  Formerly called The Puyallup Fair, the Washington State Fair is in downtown Puyallup.  

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ABOUT PUYALLUP
Puyallup is at the foot of beautiful Mount Rainier about 10 miles E of Tacoma.  With its bustling and artsy downtown and rural outskirts, there's something for everyone.  Every year Puyallup hosts the Spring Fair and Washington State Fair as well as many other events at the Washington State Fairgrounds.  There are tons of parks and even a fish hatchery where you can go to see baby salmon.  In the fall you can watch the

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