Monthly Archives: September 2008

Green roofs becoming more common, but still can be a challenge

Don’t miss Valerie Easton’s article on green roofs. There have been demonstrations of green roofs at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show for the past couple of years, and sometimes there are even self-guided “green roof home tours” organized in … Continue reading

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To My High Point Neighbors

I’ve spent the day slaving over a lovely jumbo postcard going out soon to my neigbhorhood. I’ve been a “secret agent” long enough. Despite several people around here knowing I am a real estate agent, it seems to be forgotten … Continue reading

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Heads-up : Consumer Reports takes Energy Star ratings to task

Read Consumer Reports takes Energy Star ratings to task (Seattle Times)

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Don’t miss this : Modern-Shed, a chic outdoor space

Caught a blurb in the Seattle Times this weekend about a creative shed design company that has blossomed in our midst. Called Modern-Shed, they have a great story and some neat designs. Read Modern-Shed: a chic outdoor space Photo from … Continue reading

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Flashback : Do you remember what your first dream job was?

Next week the international Association of Space Explorers opens its 21st Planetary Congress at Seattle’s Sheraton Hotel – followed by a public event at the Museum of Flight. Some 70 astronauts and cosmonauts from 16 countries are expected to attend … Continue reading

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Green sourcing your bamboo flooring

Interesting little article in Seattle Times this weekend, read Some bamboo floors aren’t quite as green. My recommendation is to check with the Forest Stewardship Council before committing to a purchase of flooring (or other home remodeling product). If you … Continue reading

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’round the hood : pics from this morning’s walk

My battery died when I turned on the camera yesterday, so I had to wait another day and hope for still water to get this photo of homes around High Point Pond. There is amazing flora and fauna here, enjoy … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this ~ Real estate taxes Q&A

From the Seattle Times web site: Barbara Alsheikh is supervisor for the King County Tax Advisor Office. She and her staff answer questions about assessment practices and values and help taxpayers navigate the tax-appeals process. She was a county appraiser … Continue reading

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A personal perspective on an application of basic real estate principles that affect the value of new in-city homes in conforming communities

(Photo of High Point homes above High Point Pond taken this morning shortly after sunrise) Before I lived in a master planned community, and even longer before I became a real estate professional and began to understand the driving forces … Continue reading

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