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Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Got a legal question-friend of mine renting an apt., lease states about excessive noise, a tenant below him has tv/music on loud all nite long! The
This is a question for an attorney (who has reviewed the rental agreement), and/or a tenant rights organization. Realtors shouldn't be offering legal advice.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014 Quality of Life in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Are there locations in Seattle that have underground power lines, so that power doesn't get knocked out in a bad storm?
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 unde ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Quality of Life in Seattle
Kim Mulligan, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Kim Mulligan answered:
What are the different reputations for all the small islands near Seattle?
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 remot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Megan Shay, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
Megan Shay answered:
Does Belltown feel gentrified? What kind of people live there?
Belltown is great for people who want to be close to downtown/South Lake Union and love a buzzing nightlife scene and shopping. It's very popular with the twenty-something crowd.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Quality of Life in Belltown
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
What is the cost of living like in the Seattle area?
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. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Jamie Flaxman, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Jamie Flaxman answered:
What are some fun day trips from Seattle?
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 Car ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I've been told I should also consider living in Portland, OR. What are the pros and cons, how do these cities differ?
do you need to not worry about work location ? commuting ?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Pamela Bowe,…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Pamela Bowe, MBA answered:
I'm going to have a big party, should I tell my neighbours (ask for permission or apologize later...)?
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 w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Which cities in Seattle are the most bikable and walkable?
Seattle IS the city, Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 20, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Will Herlan, Real Estate Pro in Redmond, WA
Will Herlan answered:
What are some easy and family oriented day trips from Seattle (with a car)?
If it has been raining for days, head to the top of Snoqualmie Falls to see more than the "Tourist Trickle" you get on your average day.

After May 1st, the Hyak tunnel is open - 2.3 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
What do you do about a neighbor who is using power tools all day long pretty much everyday and it's driving you insane?
Ear plugs. Turn up your music. Endure it. There really isn't much you can do about a noisy neighbor unless the noise violates the city's noise ordinance. Or, if your neighbor is ope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
What are some benefits of living in close proximity to a police officer?
A benefit of living next door to a police officer? Your teenagers will be nervous about having parties while you're away.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Quality of Life in Seattle
Nathaniel Be…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Nathaniel Belo answered:
Is East Queen Anne a good area for raising kids?
I'm a Queen Anne Native and Resident and have lived here since I was born in 1968. My family has been on Queen Anne since the 50's. I went to North Queen Anne Elementary (now an alter ... more
3 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2009 Quality of Life in East Queen Anne
Sam DeBord, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Sam DeBord answered:
My cousin recently moved out of her homein Seattle-5737 Coniston Rd. I am trying to locate her realtor who cd
Try this agent, he was the most recent listing agent:
Kurt Blume - Windermere - 206-364-8100
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2009 Quality of Life in Windermere
Jami Robson, Real Estate Pro in Gig Harbor, WA
Jami Robson answered:
find the best low income areas for senior citizen moving to seattle in september
Hi Nadine,
First I would like to know why Seattle? And are you talking Seattle proper or the Puget Sound region in general. The city of Seattle is an expensive place to live, with Ki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 30, 2008 Quality of Life in Seattle
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
What can i do about the super-noisey trucks that pick-up garbage at the retail site beside my condo? They
This is a great question, and it brings up something that I see a lot of. If you decide to buy a condo near a store or nightclub, then be aware of noise and traffic that comes with tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 24, 2008 Quality of Life in 98102
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
Does any one have any?
Great Answers you guys, lol, I'll take a blue one please.
1 vote Share Flag Fri May 23, 2008 Quality of Life in Seattle
Cary, Both Buyer and Seller in Edmonds, WA
Cary answered:
Which is better?
I lived right across the street from a park and I would NEVER do that again. You have people constantly parking in front of your drive way. I almost got hit in my own driveway by someon ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 6, 2008 Quality of Life in North Beach/ Blue Ridge
Rachel, Real Estate Pro in 98155
Rachel answered:
I live in Thousand Oaks,CA and want a change. Need some info on Washington
hmmm. I know nothing about thousand oaks. From your internet search-- what have you found? I suggest taking a trip up here. Seattle proper is not totally affordable, but places just 15- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2007 Quality of Life in Seattle
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