Hacker Scams that Deserve a Second Glance

In October, Jill Chodorov of the Washington Post contributed an article about Hackers tricking home buyers into wiring them settlement funds. Because this is very important and could cost your client a lifetime of savings it’s worth reiterating. The scam begins with an email from your real estate agent or the escrow company requesting that funds are to be wired to an account for settlement.  The email purports a last-minute…

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Your PNW Weekend Planner for December 10-13th!

WINTERFEST Through DEC 31  Enjoy ice skating, carolers, folk dancers, model trains & much more. Seattle Center.   DOGGY CHRISTMAS SAT  Pioneer Square: Tis the season to dress up your four-legged friend in their finest holiday costume and enjoy a day of free entertainment, activities and treats.    GINGERBREAD VILLAGE Through JAN 3  Local architecture firms collaborate with the Sheraton Seattle culinary team to custom design, bake and build awe-inspiring…

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Selling 101 – What’s The ‘Required’ Septic Inspection All About?

If you live out side of a city proper there’s a good chance that you’re on a septic system.  It’s time to sell your home.  What do you do (do)? Your experienced Realtor will help you make all of the tough decisions based on your knowledge about this disperser of the doo doo. In a perfect world I convince my new listing client into having the septic inspected before the home goes…

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Losing your land for no reason at all – Adverse Possession

First a quick story – A man, that we’ll refer to as Bob Jones, let his neighbor walk through his yard to take out her garbage out every Wednesday morning for the duration of his ownership.  Bob sells his property and the new owners ask her to stop.  She says no, “I’ve been doing this for 15 years.” They sue and the neighbor wins.  She is allowed to continue her path through…

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Pre-Thanksgiving Events to Be Thankful For!

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER NOVEMBER 19-22, 2015 PRE-THANKSGIVING RUN/WALK SAT  5K & 10K run/walk, free kids dash, mashed potato eating contest & post-race beer.http://www.promotionevents.com/thanksgiving/home.html      COMEDY CONTEST NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.   JAZZ FESTIVAL NOV 3-18  Various Seattle Locations. More than 50 concerts by local & worldwide jazz greats. http://www.earshot.org/festival-schedule/   NORDIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION SAT-SUN Hand-crafted wares, kids crafts,…

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Fall is in Full Swing. Beat the Storm at One of Many Events This Weekend!

WILDLIFE PARK, FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS SAT-SUN  Veterans receive free admission at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Tacoma, in honor of Veterans Day.   COMEDY CONTEST NOV 4-29  The Seattle International Comedy Competition showcases comedians with their best acts. Various locations.   JAZZ FESTIVAL NOV 3-18  Various Seattle Locations. More than 50 concerts by local & worldwide jazz greats. http://www.earshot.org/festival-schedule/   BALLET THURS-SUN McCaw Hall: The much anticipated return of…

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Turkey Day Time Warp; The History of $500k Homes

If you’re hosting turkey day in a home that you purchased 2 or 3 years ago, you my friend, have something to be thankful for.  We’re giving you a small glimpse at what $500,000 could have bought you in 2013 or 2014, and what it appears to be getting you now. Median sale prices in, let’s say Ballard/Greenlake, have gone from $517,000 from just last year to $589,000 today with…

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Pre – Halloween Weekend Fun!

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER OCTOBER 22-25, 2015 HALLOWEEN AT THE ZOO SAT-SUN  Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. http://www.zoo.org ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW FRI-SUN  Find unique gifts for holiday shopping, as well as decorative items for your home or office. http://nwartalliance.org/events/ HOW TO BUILD GREEN SAT  Kane Hall at the University of Washington. 10…

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From Buckley to Shoreline – Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches

LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER OCTOBER 15-18, 2015 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OCT 10-OCT 25 Seattle South Asian Film Festival will be showing films made in or about Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and many more countries. DINING IN THE DARK THU-SAT Seattle Blind Cafe Enjoy a vegetarian family style dinner served by legally blind professional waiters while listening to live music performed by a blind orchestra. Discount tickets $87. EMP HALLOWEEN PARTY…

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