Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Unique Queen Anne Home

Yesterday morning, agent Jane Powers held a broker’s open at a Queen Anne home and several of our agents attended. The exotic, Mediterranean home is easily one of the most unique homes to grace the West Slope. It is a bright, beautiful home located on a corner lot and features several terraces and a Southwest garden, perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Upon entering, the unique feel of the home does not go unnoticed! Perhaps the finest feature of the home is the large scale, gourmet chef’s kitchen ideal for those who love to cook. Attached to the kitchen is a sizable family room with access to a territorial view balcony. The 3,490 sf home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms. This is a truly colorful home and it's Queen Anne location is an ideal retreat located close to urban destinations. Please follow the link to find more details and information on this Queen Anne Home.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sterling Bank - Cease and Desist Lifted

Great news for the state's second largest banks: federal regulators have released Sterling Bank from the cease and desist order that was placed on them about a year ago. This should be a clear sign that the bank is on better financial footing. The bank had raised money through a recapitalization and the bank has been performing better as of late. It is always good when a local bank is doing well providing jobs to the state and giving more options to local consumers.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Beautiful Denny Blaine Waterfront Home

In one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Seattle, Denny Blaine, this idyllic waterfront home is a must see for someone looking for a Seattle home for sale. This 1910 residence features gracious floor plan and elegant scale. The classic detailing, such as covered terrace, french doors and windows, marble fireplaces, columns, cornice moldings, sconces and beamed ceilings keep the original feeling throughout the house. The Denny Blaine home also highlights a gentle sloping lawn to the waters edge of Lake Washington while enjoying the privacy of a large weeping willow in the yard. The dock has a rare covered boat house and beach house with fireplace to make for endless enjoyment of Lake Washington and all it has to offer. Please click the link, to see more details of this beautiful Denny Blaine home.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vendovi Island Auction

Many have thought to vacation in the San Juan Islands, but have you ever thought about owning a San Juan Island? Auction company J.P. King is now making this possible. The San Juan Island to be auctioned, Vendovi Island of Anacortes, is to be sold in the event happening in Seattle on September 30th. J.P. King is a member of Ewing and Clark's sister company,, the most viewed luxury real estate website in the world. Last week, Meghan Barry of posted a blog on the site about the Vendovi auction, including property details and stunning photographs like the one pictured above. Please visit for more information.

Friday, September 3, 2010

September in Seattle (and some other places)

September in Seattle always seems to be bitter-sweet for many of us (our feelings often influenced heavily by the weather). We say goodbye to the hot (if we’re lucky) days of summer and hello to the cooler temperatures of the autumn air (it’s official on Sept. 21st). We say farewell to our boats and sionara to our flip-flops, but hey and hello to our Northface jackets and better yet, football jerseys. Although September is the end-all to summer fun, there isn’t a better city to spend the month of September in. Here are some things you have to look forward to in September.

What’s a better way to kick off the first weekend of September than with a holiday?! The shouts and jumps of joy will be heard all over Seattle as we welcome the month with a three-day weekend. Labor Day is this coming Monday, Sept.6. We will spend it resting or celebrating, and if you’re lucky, joining in the festivities on the last day at Bumbershoot, Sept.6. Bumbershoot is Seattle’s 40th annual Music & Arts Festival taking place at the Seattle Center. Headliners include Mary J. Blige, Bob Dylan, and alternative rock band, Weezer.

The start of September also marks the drafting of fantasy football leagues everywhere with the official NFL Opening Kickoff 2010 ceremony taking place on Sept.9. We’re done watching the Seahawks practice at training camp and ready to see them play at Qwest! September also initiates the drone of cheering college students across the nation. That’s right, college football starts this first week and the first Husky ( game is this Saturday, Sept. 4 at BYU.

Calling all luxury real estate professionals, Seattle is hosting the 15th annual Fall Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel. If you have the distinction of being an exclusive member of our sister company, you will be enjoying featured speakers, real estate seminars and delicious cuisine on Sept. 20-22.

You can do it at a trot you can do it at a gallop you can do it real slow so your heart don’t palpitate….but you HAVE to do it-the Puyallup Fair! The biggest fair in Washington starts this month on Sept. 10 and lasts until Sept. 26 and has all the rides, stuffed animals and elephant ears one stomach can handle!

Ladies and gentlemen, break out your Dirndls and Lederhosen-the annual Fremont Oktoberfest is happening Sept. 24-26 with entertainment, bratwurst and biersteins galore! Don’t miss the chance to eat, drink, and be merry in the “Center of the Universe”.

September shouldn’t be a tearful goodbye to summer days, but an open-armed welcome to an undoubtedly fun month in the great Northwest. Happy almost-fall Seattle!

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