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Holiday To Do’s

Posted: December 5th, 2012 by Brad

We have plenty of places for you to find your holiday spirit this season across metropolitan Seattle. SEATTLE ·         Downtown Seattle Attractions & Events www.downtownholidays.com/Home.aspx#Events ·         Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker www.pnb.org/season/12-13/nutcracker/ ·         Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildlights www.zoo.org/wildlights BELLEVUE/EASTSIDE ·         Bellevue Attractions & Events bellevue.com/holidays.php ·         Gilman Village www.gilmanvillage.com/holidayposter.html   ·         Santa Train www.trainmuseum.org/santatrain.asp TACOMA/SOUTH ·         [...]

Pumpkin patches, hayrides & corn mazes – oh my!

Posted: September 17th, 2012 by Brad

In Seattle, there’s no time like October for pumpkin picking and harvest happenings. From corn mazes and pumpkin patches to hayrides and petting zoos, we’ve got the goods on 14 great spots to have some good old fashioned farm fun. All are within an hour’s drive of Greater Seattle; just make sure you call ahead as [...]

Seattle to get taller, detached homes may have peaked

Posted: August 15th, 2012 by Brad

When it comes to Seattle in-city housing, there may be nowhere else to go but up.   According to local educator and real estate appraiser Richard Hagar, Seattle has reached the peak of its single family housing units, which now make up 45 percent of the city’s total housing inventory.   “If you look at [...]

Summer Staycations

Posted: June 8th, 2012 by Brad

June gloom may give the impression summer is still far off, but it’ll be here before you know it. When days are warm and sun is shining on the Pacific Northwest, is there anywhere else you’d rather be? Most locals know this is the best time to stick around and enjoy the season while it [...]

Piece of heaven on Phinney – A La Mode Pies

Posted: May 6th, 2012 by Brad

On my way to find the usual breakfast sandwich bite on Phinney Ridge, I noticed an a-board simply proclaiming one thing, quiche. It was for Al La Mode, a very small pie cafe on the corner of Phinney Avenue N and N 59th Street. I’ve probably driven by this quaint storefront dozens of times as [...]

Honor Mom on May 13th!

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Brad

Just a friendly reminder to send flowers, mail a card, treat mom to brunch or otherwise honor her on Sunday, May 13th.   If you could use some suggestions on where to take mom for brunch, don’t worry. We can recommend a few choice spots that are good year-round, too:   Library Bistro 92 Madison [...]

Seattle Farmer’s Markets

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 by Just Real Seattle

Seattle is home to one of the oldest and longest-running farmer’s markets, Pike Place. Since August 17, 1907, Seattleites and visitors have bought fresh, local produce, seafood and sundries year-round at Pike Place Market. That our city grew up around these markets featuring the best from local farmers, it only stands to reason many Seattle [...]

Seattle’s 5 best buy neighborhoods

Posted: December 11th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

As a follow up to our November post about Seattle’s 10 hottest neighborhoods, we thought it important for everyone to know it’s not all about the north end. While some neighborhoods may have shorter selling times, other neighborhoods may have more ammenities, better commute proximity and greater affordability. Here are our top five affordable in-city neighborhood picks: 5.) Georgetown [...]

Energy Efficiency: Does your home make the grade?

Posted: August 10th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Seattle City Council has been considering adding another step to the home selling process for the past couple years. Such a measure would require home sellers to pass an energy audit. If the home doesn’t pass, the necessary corrections would need to be made prior to closing such that the home meets a certain level [...]

Going off the grid

Posted: July 6th, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

An innovative sustainable energy project is taking shape between Seattle’s City Light, Parks Deptartment and Seattleites. Community Solar intends to green up the Emerald City and begin taking energy production off the grid. The first of such projects is slated for Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park. There picnic shelters will be covered with solar panels, generating [...]

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