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Eat Local | Il Corvo Pasta + More

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Seattle is blessed with good clean resources making it easy for us to find locally made and produced food products year-round. One of our favorite Eat Local food fanatics is Chef Mike Easton. Chef Mike just recently opened  his very own lunch time spot in the Pike Place Market called Il Corvo Pasta. A signature of Chef M...
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Get Your Condo Community Into Shape

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Condos have been hit especially hard by the economic downturn for a variety of reasons. In Capitol Hill we are starting to see prices climb up but we are still seeing 25% less value than at the height of the market and we have close to 7 months of inventory for 1 bedroom condos and co-ops. Looking at the entire city of Seat...
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Diva Hood: Columbia City Spotlight

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Folks often ask Team Diva what we think the next up and coming hood will be. The most common question is “Where should I invest now for profit later?” We say – “Well my magic 8 ball says North Beacon Hill, Central Area maybe Greenwood.” You get the point. Not an easy answer to pick out of the h...
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Shop Local: Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk

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This Friday, May 13th the Greenwood and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods will be hosting their 16th Annual BIG ArtWalk. Over seventy local businesses will be participating in this neighborhood event, including Diva Deals partners, Hip Zephyr and Tasty. Join Team Diva Real Estate in supporting the Phinneywood community, and the o...
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Diva Art Picks: May

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  The big news this month is the release of a very lovely album by Diva Pal Miz Wonder Russell. In our fair Team Diva opinion, Wonder is an all around uber talented gal. We patiently wait to be part of her entourage – cause this girl is going to make it big! When Wonder is not singing on her recently released alb...
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Diva Dweller Spotlight: Alex, Jon, Tilia + Cheech

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Tilia and Cheech Snuggled Together Team Diva Real Estate has been very lucky over the years to to be invited into people’s lives right when they are starting a new phase in life. We have watched young couples fall in love, become Diva Dwellers, have a baby or two, get a dog, plant a garden and all of the other yummy l...
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Dogs Can Be Divas Too!

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Anyone who has met my dogs knows two things – they are the cutest things EVER…and they are a wee bit crazy. Having two high energy pups means I have to find a lot of ways to keep them entertained and expend their energy. Luckily, Seattle is a city friendly to dogs and their owners. It seems like every store I vi...
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Gardening From Seed with Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse

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The constant downpour of rain this past couple of weeks is starting to dampen my garden spirit. I look at the window of my home office at Chez Diva and see remnants of last years brussel sprouts that I forgot to compost and the occasional gourd left over from our 2010 gourd explosion. Oh and yes – there is some lettuc...
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Freddie Mac: Spring 2011 Economic Outlook

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Diva Pal and mortgage guru Glenn and the Divas have long been discussing the upcoming “2011 Spring Real Estate Thaw” scheduled to happen any day now. This morning Glenn forward a communication from Freddie Mac on the April 2011 economic outlook. In the the outlook there are many items we have been discussing in ...
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A Diva’s Hunt for Cheap (and Tasty) Wine

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This Diva is ready to be honest about her addiction. I am a hoarder. Now, some girls hoard shoes, some purses, some vintage designer jewelry. I – Diva Kim – hoard wine. I can spend hours perusing the isles of my favorite wine stores in search of Walla Walla Reds, Russian River Zins, French Chablis – and le...
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