Community Historic Building in St. Edwards Park Rebuilt as a $57M Hotel Overlooking the shores of Lake Washington, the seminary at St. Edward State Park has long been awaiting the right developer to revive the historic building. After 44 years sitting vacant, the former holy site has been redesigned as a sleek, $57-million-dollar hotel — the most expensive hotel in the state. Originally, the building was a seminary that […]
Community Google Continues to Invest in Kirkland With the recent news that Seattle is the national leader in big tech office leases, it’s no wonder that Kirkland continues to be a prime spot for investment from Google. Google recently announced that it plans to invest more than $7 billion in offices and data centers around the U.S., including the continuing construction of […]
Community Windermere Foundation Has Raised over $825,000 This Year! Image source: Shutterstock   The first half of 2020 has brought uncertain times and unprecedented change, and across our network, our agents and offices have rallied with their communities through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen offices come together in support of their neighbors by providing meals to frontline workers, donating to local food […]
Community Could New Seattle Tax Prompt Amazon to Consider Moving?   Once again, Seattle is attempting to leverage a tax on big businesses in the city, potentially ruffling the feathers of some of the city’s corporate behemoths. On Monday, July 6, the city council passed its latest big business tax proposal titled “JumpStart Seattle.” This might just be the last straw for Amazon, according to […]
Buying a home How the American Home has Evolved   Owning a home has been an American tradition from the start. But the home itself has changed dramatically over the years. For example, you may be surprised to learn how much the size of the average American home has increased since the turn of the 20th century—especially when you compare it to the size of […]
Community June Happenings: Plan a “State-cation”   As the weather turns warmer and counties across the state move through the phases of reopening, our mind turns to getting out of the house and getting away for a bit. Coronavirus remains a concern and extra precautions (particularly masks and social distancing) need to be taken this year, but that doesn’t put a […]
Community Easy Indulgences to Treat Yourself During Quarantine No matter how many video conference calls, virtual happy hours and Houseparty hangouts, our Stay Home, Stay Healthy period of self-quarantine has left many of us feeling isolated. Though some self-indulgences, like massages, salon visits, and other activities aren’t possible right now, here are some ideas to delight the senses, stretch your legs and give yourself a […]
Community How COVID-19 is Really Impacting Local Real Estate   The challenges presented by COVID-19 have been felt locally by every home buyer, seller and real estate broker. Residential real estate, which was moving at breakneck speed through February, came to a screeching halt for two weeks in March after the initial Stay Home order was implemented. As soon as Governor Inslee declared real […]
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