Downtown Bellevue

Bellevue Calling All Dogs Bellevue’s annual dog jog and walk event is just around the corner. This year’s Inaugural Paws & Pride Dog Jog and Walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th at Ashwood Park. This year’s annual downtown Bellevue event benefits Seattle Humane of Bellevue and Lambert House. Registration is open for individuals/$25, pairs/$40 or $50 for a […]
Bellevue Opening Day – Bellevue Farmers Market It’s that time of year again, and a sure sign of spring/summer’s arrival. Opening day of the Bellevue Farmers Market is this Thursday, May 18th. The market is located at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church (1717 Bellevue Way NE). Access the market and parking area off of Bellevue Way. There’s ample parking available. Market hours are […]
Bellevue condominium Downtown Bellevue First Quarter Condo Market Statistics 2023 had a bumpy start. There’s been a lot drama and speculation regarding interest rates, the stock market, investments, employment, etc. While the eastside hasn’t been immune to these issues, the downtown Bellevue condo market has looked like a fairly normal spring market. Sales prices are gradually increasing, the difference between list price and sale […]
condominiums What’s the Expected Local Impact of Recent Tech Industry Layoffs? There’s been a lot of media coverage in the last six weeks relating to local and national tech industry layoffs. The Pacific Northwest has a significant tech industry presence, not just all the major players but also many smaller but successful start-ups What impact can we expect in the Seattle and Eastside economy and housing […]
Bellevue condominium Thoughts on Bellevue’s Fall Condo Market August tends to be a quiet month for real estate, but after the Labor Day holiday weekend, expect to see market activity pick up as we head into fall.    It was a frenzied first half of the year, both nationally and locally, with a continuing shortage of existing and new construction housing inventory. The […]
Downtown Bellevue Summer Movies in the Park are Back   A favorite summer event, movies in the Downtown Bellevue Park, are back on Tuesday evenings beginning July 19th through August 23rd. This is a free, fun family event that always draws a big crowd. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 7:30 PM and movies start around dusk (9:00-ish).     July 19th          […]
Bellevue Farmers Market Bellevue Farmers Market Opening Day – Thursday, May 12th Opening day for this year’s Bellevue Farmers Market is Thursday, May 12th. The market is open every Thursday from May through October from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The market is located at Bellevue Presbyterian Church at 1717 Bellevue Way NE. The market offers a mix of local vendors offering seasonal fruits & vegetables, flowers, […]
Bellevue Bellevue Outdoor Movies In the Park It’s summer and movies in the park are back! Gather family, neighbors and friends, pack a blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and head to the Downtown Park and Crossroads Park for Tuesday and Thursday night movies. A 40 foot movie screen will show movies in both locations. Seating starts at 7:30 PM and movies begin […]
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Bellevue Farmers Market Bellevue Farmers Market Opens May 13th It’s a sure sign spring is here . . . the 2021 Bellevue Farmers Market opens this week. The market is open every Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. You’ll find the market at the same location as years past – Bellevue Presbyterian Church located at 1717 Bellevue Way NE. Look for a variety of […]
Bellevue East Link Light Rail Progress While shops and restaurants were closed throughout 2020, construction progress for Sound Transit’s East Link Light Rail continued moving forward. Tracks have been installed across I-90 and throughout the Eastside, stations are under construction, the Bel-Red maintenance facility is complete and  landscaping is beginning to frame the tracks and stations. Driving through the Bel-Red neighborhood […]
Bellevue Snowflake Lane 2020   The trees lining Bellevue Way have been decorated in sparkling holiday lights and the toy drums have arrived and line the sidewalks. Soon toy soldiers will take their places on top of the drums. The holidays are almost here. The Bellevue Collection’s Snowflake Lane will have a different look this year. The holiday season […]
Bellevue Downtown Bellevue Fall Color Every year I watch for this maple tree in McCormick Park to change color. Each year the color is a bit different but it never disappoints. The fall colors around downtown Bellevue this season have been exceptionally vibrant  –  maybe the hot weather the end of summer, the smoke in September or exceptionally cold temperatures […]
Downtown Bellevue Fall Weather and Rain are the New Normal It looks like fall weather and rain are the new normal. I can’t remember the last time our morning walk required rain gear for both me and the dog. Fall arrived this week leaving no doubt there has been a change in seasons. Fortunately Duffy loves wearing his rain and winter coats. He’s built pretty […]
Bellevue condominium Downtown Bellevue’s Condo Market is Doing Just Fine As we enter the seventh month of pandemic survival all indications are the downtown Bellevue condo market has remained strong. Media articles predicted homeowners, driven by pandemic concerns, might choose to abandon the city for suburban homes offering more indoor and outdoor space. Homeowners  may be departing Manhattan and San Francisco, but Bellevue’s urban condo […]
Bellevue Parks & Recreation Bellevue McCormick Park I visit McCormick Park daily with my dog. A couple years ago the City of Bellevue Parks Department planted a new tree, a Mimosa tree, which is unique to this area. I grew up on the East coast where Mimosa trees are common. They thrive in warm southern climates, attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are […]
Bellevue Feel the Sidewalk Between Your Toes I’ve lived in Bellevue for over 30 years and downtown for the past dozen years. During the past several weeks of stay home/stay healthy I’ve logged a lot of miles around downtown Bellevue, often accompanied by two spoiled dogs. I know this city pretty well but have been surprised by the the pocket parks, public […]
Bellevue Farmers Market Bellevue Farmers Market Due to the extension of Washington State’s stay home/stay healthy order, the opening of the Bellevue Farmers Market has been delayed. This year the market will have a soft opening. Beginning on May 14th and again on May 21st and May 28th, pre-ordered produce boxes will be available for drive-through pick-up from 3:00 – 6:00 […]
condominium speciaist Downtown Bellevue Condos – Year-to-Year Stats   Demand for urban housing remains strong, and with Amazon’s projected growth in downtown Bellevue, along with other corporations’ expansion plans, high demand is expected to continue over the next few years. Before the coronavirus outbreak and Stay Home/Stay Healthy order that went into effect in mid-March, the local condo real estate market was off […]
buying a home February NWMLS Real Estate Market Snapshot February statistics are in. Home prices, compared to February 2019, are up 9%. There’s less than a six week supply of available homes which is down 33% over the same time last year. Mortgage interest rates are historically low. Now is the time to maximize your home buying power. Open house traffic has been amazing. […]
Bellevue What a Difference a Few Days of Sun Can Make While showing condos recently I took a photo of one of the home’s incredible views. We are fortunate to live in an amazingly beautiful part of the country. It can be gray here in the early months of the year, and we’ll all agree that this February has been a tough month with record rain, […]