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Dining on Jackson: Explo...

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Seattle's Central District has always had an active community, but it has changed significantly with the city's growth spurts. The recent demolition of the Promenade Plaza on Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue was seen as the end of an era by many longtime residents. And when the large, mixed-use complex on that site is complet...
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Spring to Summer: Soakin...

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We are so excited for warm weather again, and all the events it brings in Seattle. This is especially true in Uptown Seattle, including Belltown and Lower Queen Anne.
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Happy Spring Equinox! Ge...

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Spring warmth came a little early for us in Seattle this week, and we are so excited. Oh sure, we know we aren't guaranteed consistently nice weather from now through June (AKA Junuary). But we are definitely inspired for al fresco activities, thanks to the sunshine and a great listing in Bitter Lake.
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The Best of Maple Leaf: ...

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Maples! Maples everywhere! The signage around the Maple Leaf neighborhood always reminds you where you are...not just Seattle, but MAPLE LEAF, Seattle.
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Eat Across Ballard: Morn...

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Ballard has changed so much in the last decade. It's almost unrecognizable on certain streets, but its historic center is still bustling with great boutiques and eateries.
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How to Buy a Home In Sea...

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Let's get down and dirty. Owning a home in Seattle is an amazing experience and it can be fun. Do not listen to all of those cranky folks who think Seattle is not what it use to be and a middle-income owner cannot afford to buy a home in Seattle. Strap in, get yourself some strong Seattle coffee, and learn how to be a smart...
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The Joy of Home Inspecti...

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Some crafty and handy people are quite adept at home repairs and maintenance, and they can spot obvious problems. However, it takes special training to do a professional home inspection. Even a glimpse of what it takes to properly inspect a home before buying is is valuable information for homeowners. It gives you a better ...
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Congratulations to Cooki...

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Congratulations to our newest Diva Dwellers Cookie and Old Witch from our Bacon Strip family. The two of you dug deep, lived with our silent talkers for months, and moved up to your new Diva Dwelling.
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Buying a Condo In Seattl...

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Buying a condo in Seattle for many is their first home ownership step. The ability to buy a home in a neighborhood where you do not need a car, you are close to things to do, and your friends live close by is key for many people. And who wants a yard anyways?
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The Sweet Life in Bitter...

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Seattle is known for being surrounded with natural beauty. It is a magnet for outdoorsy types, from pro skiers to weekend campers. Some neighborhoods in Seattle are tailor made for people who love being close to an outdoor outing all the time. Bitter Lake is one of the best.
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