8 Things to Consider Before Buying Abroad.

When heading out on vacation in 2016 you may turn to VRBO.com or Airbnb to find a room to lay your head when the day is done.  Basically, you’re helping some other lucky soul pay for their exotic home away from home.  It’s very enticing to jump in to the game, but there are 8 things you need to consider before jumping on the B & B bandwagon (besides how awesome the beaches are). 1…

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Love Is In The Air! Valentine’s Weekend Planner

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SUN  Open Table lists over 100 area restaurants that offer specials, set menus & other Valentine’s Day treats.    WINE & COCKTAIL HOUR SUN Volunteer Park Conservatory: Enjoy sumptuous cocktails featuring spirits from The Hardware Distillery, a local craft distiller of fine gins, bee’s knees, whiskey and aquavit.   DAY CRUISE SUN  Departs Seattle & Kirkland: Valentine’s Brunch includes a 2-hour cruise on Lake Union & Lake…

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Local Events and Weekend Planner!

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL Through JAN 31  International cinema for children ages 3 to 12. Northwest Film Forum.  SEATTLE BOAT SHOW FRI Through FEB 6  CenturyLink Field: West coast’s largest boat show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between!http://www.seattleboatshow.com/ SPORTSMEN’S SHOW WED-SUN  View and shop for everything a sportsman needs. Fishing and boat show, ammo sale and much more!Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup….

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Weekend Planner For January 22nd-24th

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL THURS JAN 21-JAN 31  International cinema for children ages 3 to 12. Northwest Film Forum.    ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW SAT-SUN  Visit 400 booths selling a wide range of items, from vintage clothing & jewelry to GI Joes & Star Trek memorabilia. Something for everyone! Washington State Fair Events Center.      TACOMA RV SHOW THURS-SUN Tacoma Dome: Visit exhibitors and view different kinds of recreation vehicles from folding camp…

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MLK Weekend Event Planner

MLK CELEBRATIONS THURS  ~ Paramount Theatre FRI ~  Seattle University with reception at Mount Zion Baptist Church MON ~  6th Ave Sheraton Hotel, Prayer Breakfast MON ~  Garfield High School    REMODELING EXPO FRI-SUN  Washington State Convention Center: Visit remodeling experts, speakers and vendors to get ideas for your next home project.    TANGO WITH THE STARS THURS in Olympia at the Washington Center and SUNDAY at Benaroya Hall: Anna Trebunskaya & Dmity…

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Prepping Your Home For Sale – Simple Design Rules to Live By

When your getting ready to sell your home you have no idea who is going to live in it next.  What you do know is that you’re the only person who isn’t.  Your selling design choices should have nothing to do with you. Don’t be offended when your trusted Realtor marks your 7′ painting of Mr. Wiggles as something that needs to head to the storage unit.  I’m sure your Realtor loves…

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What’s happening this weekend? Weekend Planner

  PUYALLUP HOME AND GARDEN SHOW THURS-SAT  Get help for your home and garden at the Puyallup Home & Garden Show in the Showplex at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The website includes a coupon.   FREE ART MUSEUMS THURS  Visit these free museums on the first Thursday of the month.  Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the U.W. Museum of History & Industry at South Lake Union Seattle Art…

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Washington Real Estate 2015 Year in Review. Just the Numbers Please.

The Real Estate market has been tough on buyers and a bit of a cake-walk for sellers throughout 2015.  Those needing homes in King County, and especially in Seattle, are feeling the pressure. Let’s take a peek at why.  First, we’ll look at Washington State as a whole: The info is there to draw your own conclusions, but what’s happening is inventory is going down, buyers are going up, and…

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NYE in the PNW – And what to do after. Your weekend planner.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS   NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SKYVIEW OBSERVATORY THURS DEC 31  Watch the Space Needle’s fireworks from atop the city’s tallest building.    EMO MUSEUM PARTY THURS DEC 31  Under the Space Needle: Seattle’s largest New Year’s eve party, 3 performance stages, live bands, comedians, dancing and more!    SPACE NEEDLE THURS DEC 31  Enjoy a beautiful fireworks show from the tallest structure on earth. Indoor parties are sold…

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Your Happy Holiday Weekend Planner!

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF FRI DEC 25  SIFF Cinema Uptown: Singing along to “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “To Life,” and “Tradition.” Also included is the holiday “tradition” of free Chinese food take-out and live klezmer music before the show.   REINDEER & SANTA Through DEC 23  Visit Santa at the North Pole along with his reindeer & sleigh. The most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest. Issaquah,…

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