May 23, 2019

Use a leaf blower and PVC pipes to clean gutters without a ladder.

Use a leaf blower and PVC pipes to clean gutters without a ladder.

Defeat Breast Cancer Campaign . . .

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NAR report: 10 Best Markets for Millennials

These are the Buyers to drive our Seattle real estate market.  Do you qualify?

These are the Buyers to drive our Seattle real estate market. Do you qualify?

Seattle is a Sellers’ market . . .

Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold vs. Pending:
Seattle Stats April 2014

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth

Courtesy of KeepingCurrentMatters.com

Courtesy of KeepingCurrentMatters.com

LEARN LADDER SAFETY . . . another tip from BrightNest.com

Ladder Safety . . . .

Clean Smarter: Follow the 5-Minute Rule . . . another tip from BrightNest.com

Another household tip from BrightNest.com

Another household tip from BrightNest.com

Another household tip from Brightnest.com . . . .

Blown Fuse or Circuit Breaker

Prediction for the Seattle housing market . . .

Seattle’s healthy employment picture coupled with its consistent population growth will increase home sales in 2014 and make it the second hottest market in the county, according to Zillow, an online real estate marketplace. While Zillow economists predicted that mortgage rates will rise to 5 percent next year, they also said loans would be easier to obtain. Curiously, the national homeownership rate, tugged down by foreclosures the past five years, will hit its lowest point in two decades, Zillow predicted.

Edible backyards yielding sales for developers

Subdivisions may conjure up thoughts of strip malls, sprawl and snarled traffic. Now, think edible backyards.

Developers around the country are luring buyers with amenities centered on concepts known as “development-supported agriculture,” (DSA), “conservation communities,” or “agriburbia®”. As founders of the latter term are fond of explaining, “Home is where the farm is.”

Instead strip malls, these ag-oriented developments are appealing to buyers with promises of sustainability, self-sufficiency, and farm-to-table products. Landscapes are edible, with community gardens, orchards and livestock among the common elements in the package.

DSAs are akin to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement, but have more ambitious goals. CSAs strive to forge business relationships between consumers and farmers. DSAs focus on establishing sustainable models of land use with an urban-rural interface that preserves farming cultures, agricultural land, and community-based food security. DSAs also try to cultivate new generations of farmers through farm incubator programs.