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Denise Perkins It’s a Wild Ride — Our NEW Staycation and State of Market As I end the third week at with my kids and begin to live with what appears to be the new normal for a while  — I can finally wrap my head around what we’re up against — okay not totally — however, I can tell where we are today!    This week we entered […]
Bothell Support locally woman owned business & create the home of your dreams! If you haven’t been to one of my Community Connect Events at First & Main Design Market in Downtown Bothell you will want to put it on your calendar! WHY you may ask?   Well it’s simple really — We always have fun, there is wine, charcuterie and prizes (you can win a gift certificates […]
Climbing Wall Swings, Reading Nooks, and More! Looking for some fun fresh ways to update your kiddos rooms or play areas? Maybe your own room? How about indoor swings, climbing walls for those PNW rainy days, or cozy reading nooks? Check out these creative ways to add some kid approved, “fun”ctional and affordable ideas to your home. Indoor Swings: There are so […]
cleaning your home Happy New Year! Time to Organize!   Happy New Year! Hope you all had a relaxing holiday! To start 2020 I am super excited about this January organization calendar I found a few years back. There are different calendars for each month, pinterest has lots of options, but I thought I would share this one. It has a task each day […]
Bellevue Local Market Update December 2019 Favorable interest rates and soaring rents boosted activity in the housing market in November. More buyers competing for less inventory kept home prices strong. With the supply of homes far short of demand, sellers can expect well-priced properties to sell quickly this winter. EASTSIDE With just over a month of available inventory, demand on Eastside […]
Bellevue A Complete Guide to Events this Season Parentmap has a great Family Fun Calendar,  I love this resource! Check out a few events below that I think look really fun and while you are at it check out the amazing Family Fun Calendar that Parentmap provides… it will be your Complete Guide to Events this Season and beyond! Winter Wonderland Presented by […]
Bellevue Strategies for decorating your home Whether you have recently purchased a new home or want to update your current avoid spending too much on furniture and decor with these strategies. Provided by Interior Design Experts at First & Main….here are the top 10 things you should consider. Prevent Expensive Mistakes: A well designed home requires careful thought and planning. Create […]
Bellevue Gardner Report – Q3 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington State employment has softened slightly to an annual growth rate of 2%, which is still a respectable number compared to other West Coast states and the country as a whole. In all, I expect that Washington will continue to add jobs at a reasonable rate though it is clear that businesses are […]
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Bellevue 4 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Fall 4 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Fall  Buyer demand is still strong There is less competition now – supply and demand There will never be a better time to move up Its time to move on with your life Watch this video to hear more about why I think you should sell.    
Bothell Community Connect at First & Main Design Center  I am excited to host my first Community Connect event at my close friend, Chelsea’s, store — First & Main Design Center on October 3rd! First & Main is located in the recently refreshed downtown Bothell and offers an eclectic combination of beautiful new designer furniture, unique, one of a kind vintage and reinspired salvage pieces and […]
Bellevue Touchdown Seahawks! Touchdown Seahawks! It’s my favorite time of the year.  Football season!  Whether it’s college or NFL  — I love it.  And this year I was lucky enough to get season tickets to the Seahawks from a friend that is out of town for the season.  But when I’m not at the games I love cozying […]
Bellevue Summer Bucket List So here we are… August! How has the summer been going? If you have no travel plans and looking for some ways to stay busy in your community — we’ve got some fun ideas to keep the momentum for the next few weeks till school starts. So, I am finding this list a great way to keep […]
Bellevue 2nd Quarter of 2019 is complete! This is a brief summary of the Quarterly Gardner Report. Things are still seeing positive growth from a Real Estate perspective. In Western Washington YOY price growth is 2.8% higher. When compared to 1st Quarter it’s 12%. County by County is a bit different – for King County we saw a -0.4% price drop. This […]
Denise Perkins It’s Seafair Ya’ll! It’s Seafair ya’ll!  Starting in July and ending in Early August with the Hydroplane races on Lake Washington. This event has over 30 fun (and affordable) activities to participate in but also has a pretty interesting history.  Seafair is one of our areas longest running community events. Starting back in the early 50’s – before […]
Denise Perkins The Cost of Waiting! Interest rates are at a two year low. Who knew! There have been so many predictions over the past several  years that rates were headed higher and higher and while they have fluctuated a bit – today it’s like free money! Our economy as well as the real estate market is unpredictable.  But one thing […]
Denise Perkins Outdoor Flicks with the Fam Looks like the sun is headed our way and will stay for a while… thank goodness because my kids and I are ready! This is the perfect time to plan for an outdoor movie night since there are so many great places that offer cheap or totally free flicks and have other fun activities right […]
Denise Perkins What’s Happening in the Market? Wanted to quick share what’s happening in the Market. It’s been ticking up every month since February and is gradually catching last years numbers after the 4th quarter dip of 2018.  Market times are down again and pairing that with sub 4% interest rates it is making the prospects of buying vs. renting very enticing! […]
Denise Perkins 3 Camping Spots within 3 Hours You’ll hear me talk about the “Big Three” pretty often. To me- those are the three cities that make up the heart of the Eastside. Redmond. Kirkland. Bellevue. Depends on who you ask, the Eastside is growing, and can sometimes include Issaquah, Bothell, Woodinville and Sammamish. But, for me, when we’re talking Eastside, we’re talking […]
Denise Perkins Schools Out? Don’t Panic! We are in the final weeks of the school year. Don’t panic! There is still time! Just because the kids are out of school doesn’t mean parents don’t have to get things done. As we all know, summer camps are a great way to get the kids out, meet new people, and reduce the amount […]
Denise Perkins Don’t Forget Dad!   Just a head ups, next Sunday,  June 16 is Father’s Day.  And we have your back!  We are dedicated to helping with a few places to go and things to do for the Dad or Dad’s in your life! Washington Brewers Fest June 14-16 – Marymoor Park in Redmond offers 500 beers from Washington […]