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Diva Dweller Spotlight |...

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Meet Ms. and Mr. Kim + Mark. They are fabulous Diva Dwellers, friends, socially sassy pants pals, smarties and everything else that is awesome about living in Seattle type of folks. There is nothing we enjoy more than chatting politics, Hackathon, HIV/AIDS research, celebrity gossip ,and more while eating an awesome meal at...
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Divas 2013 Real Estate O...

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Last year was an amazing come back year for many areas across the nation. Here in Seattle we saw about a 11% percentage increase in housing prices across the city (source NWMLS). The majority of the spike happened in the first two quarters of 2012 with steady rises seen throughout the year. Although those of us on the groun...
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Magnificent Magnolia ...

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The Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle was actually misnamed by a US Coastal worker who thought that the bluff’s beautiful Madrona trees were actually Magnolia trees, this gorgeous neighborhood (second largest in the city) of Seattle is the best of both worlds: small town living that is minutes from the city. With an em...
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Diva News | Improving Ma...

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One of the biggest question we get from our clients is “What is the market doing? Are we improving yet?” Well if January is any indication of how the rest of 2012 is going to go then I say “We are on our way!” The best way to clarify our answer is to look at the inventory in Seattle and where we see ...
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Diva Hood: Greenwood its...

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Nestled in the northwest of Seattle just above Phinney Ridge is the bungalow capitol of Seattle known as Greenwood. Living here, one definitely feels part of a tight knit and slightly quirky community. Anchored by businesses like Gordito’s, Diva Espresso, Taproot Theater and Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co (the fron...
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Diva Dweller Spotlight: ...

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Diva Kim met Emily and Soohee though a fellow graduate cohort of Diva Dwellers Erika and Scott. Emily and Soohee are in the original batch of Diva Dwellers, way back from when Kim drove a blue Honda Civic with political bumper stickers and a headlight that refused to stay in its socket. The moment Emily and Soohee met Ki...
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Team Diva’s New In...

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Diva Intern Chris Clem Team Diva is super excited to announce that we have a summer intern on the Diva Team. Everyone meet our new divo, Chris Clem!  We met Chris through other Seattle University alums and were impressed by his smarts and his desire to work in the non-profit world post graduation. Plus – he adores ...
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Eat Local | Il Corvo Pas...

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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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Diva Hood: Ballard

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Ballard is a small village onto itself nestled in Northwest Seattle. Tucked up over the ship canal and way west of I-5, Ballard used to be the quiet inexpensive hood where one would hunker down to raise a family. But that was 1995. Fast forward to 2011 Ballard is not the quiet little hood it used to be. Currently it is one ...
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Diva Market Musing: Nort...

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Lately it feels as if none of us Divas can find anything for our Northend buyers to preview. What is going on? We are in the heart of Spring (Seattle’s Prime Home Selling Season) and no one is bringing new homes to the market. Every day there are more pending sales than new active homes in North Seattle. I get the fee...
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