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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 […]
family LOCAL SUMMER DAY TRIPS I haven’t been to Bainbridge Island in years. I recently spent the day in Winslow with a friend who is an artist to see her work on display in a local gallery. After coffee at the waterfront park overlooking Eagle Harbor we explored the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts gallery, viewing her work along with the […]
emergency planning Include Your Pet in Your Family’s Emergency Plan Brush and forest fires aren’t often a concern in the city. This week suburban, farm and agricultural communities in Bonney Lake and Sumner were caught off guard by a fast spreading fire that has caused evacuations, property damage and danger to people, farm animals and wildlife. If you live in a suburban community or a […]
Community Service Day Windermere . . . All In, for Our Communities       Over the past several months Windermere Real Estate has supported our local  local communities, assisting front line medical staff and local food banks. Windermere brokers and staff raised over $17,500 to buy meals for medical staff on the front lines at EvergreenHealth Medical Center. Those funds purchased 1,200 meals from local restaurants […]
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 […]
condominium speciaist The New Normal (does not include dog grooming) I work from home frequently, so the adjustment to a home office over the past month hasn’t been a major change for me. I don’t have children living at home, so I can’t imagine the challenges of balancing working from home full time, parenting 24/7 and taking on the role of teacher. These new routines, […]
Easter Happy Easter Easter will be different for everyone this year. Plans and traditions will need to be adjusted which may  mean coloring eggs together or sharing dinner will be done via Face Time or Zoom rather than in person. No doubt gatherings will be a bit more intimate this year. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate […]
condominium speciaist Real Estate – It’s Not Business as Usual The coronavirus health crisis has redirected everyone’s focus. We’re all searching for our “new normal”, abandoning and creating new daily routines, figuring out how to safely shop for groceries, work from home (maybe cope with the temporary or permanent loss of a job or income), home school and entertain children, balance finances and care for […]
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condominium speciaist Stay Home – Stay Healthy – Stay Safe Like many of you, I have been working from home for the last two weeks. Though technology allows for viewing photo galleries and virtual tours, locating neighborhoods on Google maps, reviewing documents and digitally signing documents, real estate is a person-to-person business. While the State of Washington recently determined real estate is an essential business […]
buying a home Uncharted Waters The early spring real estate market was crazy with buyer demand outpacing available housing inventory. With growing concern and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, a few homes are being listed for sale (though far fewer than normal for this time of year) and homes sold last week. There will always be people who have to move, […]
condominium speciaist A Bright Spot in Confusing Times The past few weeks/days have created concern, uncertainty and chaos in everyone’s world. Like many people, I am working at home, keeping clients advised of what’s happening in the real estate market and in their neighborhoods (homes are continuing to come on the market and sell) and responding to questions, emails and phone calls. We’ve […]
Community Service Day Windermere Foundation This year I celebrate 30 years as a Realtor® and a decade with Windermere Real Estate. Locally owned, Windermere has deep roots in the community and a commitment to support the neighborhoods where we live and work. I’m proud to support the Windermere Foundation and its efforts to support organizations assisting low income and homeless […]
Bellevue Snow Days I grew up on the East coast, so was used to several snow storms every winter. School was rarely cancelled or delayed and you hardly ever got a day off work due to snow. The north and mid-Atlantic states on the East coast are prepared for snow every winter. There are more snow plows there […]
Bellevue This Weekend – What to do in Bellevue Rain or shine . . . there are plenty of events and activities in Bellevue this weekend. ROCK GARDEN PLANT SALE Saturday, April 14th     10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Bellevue Botanical Garden  –  12001 Main Street Admission:  free INSECT INVESTIGATIONS Saturday April 14th     2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center  […]
Bellevue Bellevue Weekend Events If you’re not a fan of college basketball tournament play, there are interesting and fun local events for adults and children this weekend. BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN SPRING BULB LECTURE SATURDAY MARCH 24th  –  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Slide show and walking tour through the botanical gardens to learn about the best spring bulbs for […]
downsizing Make Your Next Move with Minimal Stress Downsizing can happen at any phase of life and for many reasons. Moving, if it involves a major lifestyle change, can be an especially difficult and emotional process. Whether you’re moving yourself or assisting a family member or friend, there are ways to make the process easier and less stressful. Define, or Redefine Your Needs […]
Bellevue Downtown Holiday Events                 There are dozens of holiday activities this month, but several should top your “to do” list this month. Nightly at 7:00 PM Bellevue Way is closed between NE 4th and NE 8th Streets for Snowflake Lane featuring drummers, dancers, holiday characters and a parade complete with snow […]
family Thanksgiving Traditions As we approach Thanksgiving holiday, we each have our own reasons to be thankful. For some this will be a short week with the anticipation of holiday traditions and spending time with family and friends. For others this may be the beginning of a long working weekend. And for some, there’s the tradition of being […]