That's a two-part question. "Are there locations in Seattle that have underground power lines?" The answer is yes. There are neighborhoods like Mt. Baker and Magnolia that have underground power lines. ".....so that power doesn't get knocked-out in a bad storm?" Underground power has nothing to do with losing power. It makes sense that if the power lines are underground, they will be protected. But, when a bad storm hits, Seattle neighborhoods with underground power have lost power just like other neighborhoods. It's less about tree limbs, and more to do with an aging electrical infrastructure.... more
Many homeowners reach a point where they must make a decision - should they stay in their current home and remodel it, or move on to a new home?The reasons for wanting to make a change are many, and they
Itâ€™s that time of year again; time for spring cleaning! Everybody wants the sharpest looking house on the block, but not everyone can afford (or wants to deal with) massive upgrades and renovations.
A Very Impacting LoanI recently sent out a Thanksgiving mailer describing one of the loan situations I encountered over the previous year. If you didnâ€™t get the mailer hereâ€™s a quick catch
Make Sure Your Home and Family are Ready for a Disaster or Emergency SituationSeattle, WA / Nov 14, 2013As we have all seen lately in the news, disasters can take many shapes, from those driven by nature
Diverse living situations. Well monied and not so rich people live on the islands for the same reason they live other places. The difference might be the the islands can feel more remote, the Puget Sound might be closer by and commuting can take much longer. Many people work they jobs remotely and only come into the city once a week or so, others might work their 40 hours or more in fewer days. Retirees, goat farmers, artists, young families, writers, contractors, permaculture instructors all have their own reasons for living on one of the many islands.
A better question might be what kind of lifestyle are your looking for? That might help to determine which and if an island would be a wise choice for your own needs.... more
Why I love living in Seattle.In 2000 I moved from Alaska to Seattle to pursue my degree at the University of Washington. After graduation I decided to stay and here I am 13 years later. I love this city
Seattle is expensive. It's not as expensive as New York or San Francisco, but it's an expensive city. Food, gas, taxes, rents, and home prices are all higher than average in Seattle. I recommend having a good job lined-up before you move here...or bring big sacks of cash.... more
Seattle offers so much to do that it's hard to answer your question with a short answer. In-city you've got beaches/parks such as Alki, Greenlake, the Arboretum, Golden Gardens, and Carkeek; you've got the typical tourist activities such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market; and you've got museums such as Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden of Glass, and Pacific Science Center. Going out of the city, there are hikes galore, there's Snoqualmie Falls, Summit at Snoqualmie for winter sports, Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, and ferry rides to various places. I know I've missed a lot of items here, contact me if you'd like more ideas.
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Invite them well in advance of the event, allowing them to make alternate plans if desired. Let them know the time the party starts and the expected end time. Let them know you do not want to bother them and that their privacy is important to you. Make sure you are observing any noise or gathering ordinances.
If they are hesitant, offer to help them with something to offset the nuisance of the event.
Always, always, always let them know in advance. Have a great time!!!... more
Source: Randy Wick via flickrRedevelopment in Seattle's South Lake Union area has been a hot topic lately. Developers want to build upwardsÂ raising the current height limits, while residents want to