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March 11, 2021

Hot housing market continues to be tough for buyers

Tyler Davis Jones of The Rise Seattle Group, a Compass real estate brokerage, listed a three-bedroom home in Magnolia for $950,000. “We received 8 offers. I can’t disclose where we ended up going to, but we went well over $1.1 million,” he said. That kind of competitive ...

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Dec. 8, 2020

2020 guide for fresh trees in Pierce County

Few things say holiday season like the delightful smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree. The search for that perfect Christmas tree can be just as enticing as the smell or the way the tree looks once you get it into your home.

This year, the process of shopping for a ...

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Nov. 16, 2020

Seattle Restaurant Week arrives and it will be a month long

As the novel coronavirus struck the Emerald City and Evergreen State back in March, restaurants and bars shuttered, and upwards of 70 longtime and renowned eateries and drinkeries around Seattle have closed for good.

Alas, restaurants are making creative moves to keep afloat through the remainder of an incredibly unprecedented ...

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Nov. 10, 2020

Update on COVID-19 cases in Bellevue

Washington recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, reaching a new daily high not seen since mid-July, according to the state Department of Health. The concerning trend in Washington comes amid a nationwide surge in illnesses and another single-day record broken across the United States.

Over the ...

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Oct. 12, 2020

Lakewood Farmers Market extended to October 16th

The City of Lakewood has announced that the Lakewood Farmers Market will be extended to Oct. 16.  Originally, the Lakewood Farmers Market’s last day was supposed to be this Friday (9/18). However, given the success of the market and the extremely positive response we have received from our ...

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Sept. 4, 2020

Bellevue Approves More Grants For Small Businesses

The Bellevue City Council on Tuesday approved $185,000 in additional support for small businesses that are struggling amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses can apply for the $5,000 grants until Sept. 17 under the following eligibility guidelines:

    Must employ between 2 and 25 people
    Have ...

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Sept. 3, 2020

Seattle housing market sees ‘massive changes’ in post-lockdown landscape

With many people continuing to hunker down in their homes during the ongoing pandemic, home-buying habits have gone through a sizable shift, both in Seattle and across the United States.

“Nationwide, the pandemic caused massive changes in buyer behavior,” a recent study from real estate researchers at Point2 noted ...

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Aug. 31, 2020

How the pandemic has changed real estate

To say that this is the strangest year most of us have ever experienced is an understatement. Let's talk about the changes that are happening in the real estate industry as a result of the pandemic.

First, the good news. The combination of historically low interest rates and people ...

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Aug. 30, 2020

Tips to buy a home without breaking the budget

Have you found yourself daydreaming about, or even looking for, that next new home? With interest rates at historically low rates and people stuck at home with the enhanced ability to work remotely, many people find themselves actively hunting for that next place to call home.

Home sales have been ...

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Aug. 20, 2020

Safe daycations to enjoy in Thurston County

As the sun peeks through the cloud cover in the Pacific Northwest sky and as daylight lingers throughout the summer evenings, opportunities abound to create lasting memories with family and loved ones. Whether searching for seals in a kayak on Budd Bay, a bike ride along a converted railroad corridor ...

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