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Don’t Let Your Home Freeze To Death!

November 18, 2010

OK, that’s not a real problem, but with the weather forecast predicting temps in the 30°s and lower, you NEED to get out there and make sure the cold weather doesn’t create a disclosure issue for you down the line! Make sure your roof gutters aren’t blocked! No joke, folks; I remember when we had…

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Congratulations, Mr. Cy Young!

November 18, 2010

Felix Hernandez, the 24-year-old ace of the Seattle Mariners’ pitching staff, was voted the American League Cy Young Award winner today, baseball’s highest honor for individual pitching performance. The vote went: 21 for Felix Hernandez, 4 for David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays, and 3 for C. C. Sabathia of the New York Yankees.…

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Goodbye, Dave Niehaus.

November 10, 2010

We are baseball fans, and have been season ticket holders here in Seattle since about 1990. We are saddened to learn of the death of Dave Niehaus, who had been the Mariners’ lead announcer since their inception in 1977 and is a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame. Dave was the “Voice of the Mariners”…

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Death To Flying Things! 2 Mariners Win Gold Gloves!

November 9, 2010

Ichiro Suzuki and Franklin Gutierrez won baseball’s coveted Rawlings Gold Glove Award this week, this award is given to the best defensive players at their position. For Ichiro, this is his tenth Gold Glove award, behind only Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente who have won twelve each, and tying Ken Griffey Jr and Al Kaline…

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The True Cost of Using Credit Cards

November 6, 2010

Back in January of 2009, Steven Levitt (Freakanomics) wrote a blog post in the New York Times to report on a student’s website, http://truecostofcredit.com/. The article may have caused a brief ripple, newswise, but has clearly not done much to change Americans’ paying habits. We ask you to reconsider. Americans spend $50,000,000,000 on credit card processing…

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Was baseball’s championship series named after its sponsor, the New York World newspaper?

November 4, 2010

It’s the darndest thing. Ever have someone tell you something to the effect of: President Obama’s November 2010 trip to India is going to cost the U.S. $200 million per day? Restaurant chains are really offering free meals to U.S. veterans in conjunction with Veteran’s Day? Comedian Robin Williams’ has a great new plan for how…

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Where are the Foreclosures?

October 29, 2010

We’re not desperate to find them, mind you, but we are wondering – with all the foreclosure problems nationwide, how Seattle has pretty much avoided this problem. It was reported in yesterday’s Seattle Times that: The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area registered the sharpest annual increase – 71 percent. One in every 129 households received a foreclosure…

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Vancouver, B.C. Condo Market!

October 26, 2010

We know you’re all dying to know how things are going in downtown Vancouver B.C.; the fact is, the market there is pretty brisk! Condos are selling at about 97% of asking price, with an average market time of about 45 days. The typical selling price for a 1-BR or 2-BR condo is about C$630…

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Global Real Estate, Local Markets

October 25, 2010

This is the first course in five leading to the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist designation, offered by the National Association of Realtors, which Mack completed today. In this astounding seminar, we broadened our horizons as the first step toward reaching out to Canadian, British, and Italian nationals in an effort to expand our practice…

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Underground Oil Tanks!

October 21, 2010

Due to a recent change to the Seattle Fire Code, underground oil tanks may no longer be decommissioned without being filled with an inert solid material, such as slurry, concrete, or foam. In the past, tanks could be decommissioned by simply having them be emptied, rinsed, and capped. Now, in addition, they must be filled.…

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“Spokane Reflections” – Seattle Artist Paul McKee in Spokane

August 8, 2010

June 29- August 27, 2010 Chase Gallery 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane Washington Reception: August 6, 5:00 to 8:00 pm Paul has created a vivid portrait of Spokane as seen through the lens of reflections in its windows. Seven major works and five smaller pieces comprise the show. This city-within-a-city installation offers an opportunity…

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Anna McKee at Francine Seders

July 7, 2010

Anna McKee’s four prints (a combination of etching, collography, and chine collé) offer a preview of the work she is making in response to her recent trip to Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Program. This body of work will be featured in a show at the Seders Gallery in November.…

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