Proposed Tunnel (simulation) that would replace the Viaduct in Seattle

18 03 2010

Proposed SR 99 Bored Tunnel Underground Simulation March 2010

Pretty cool simulation of the proposed tunnel replacing the Viaduct. Interesting to see what substructures and pipelines are underground.


Twestival in Seattle

12 03 2010

Twestival Global

What is Twestival? Find out here…

Locally, it is a great way to raise money for Concern Worldwide. Join us on March 25th at Emerald City Trapeze and have fun making a difference.

Here is a link to join in on the fun:

I hope to see you all there!

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Newly Revised Home Buyer Course

7 01 2010

We have just reformatted the home buyer course to include not only the staple information, but also today’s pertinent topics such as what the market is doing, the tax credit, getting sellers to pay for all a buyer’s closing costs, and many pitfalls that are new to this age of real estate. We developed it with an awareness that the public not only wants, but needs to be well-informed about the home buying process. This course was developed over hundreds of hours and many, many years. It’s linear nature and clarity have been accoladed as phenomenally informative.

Not only is this course designed so the students walk away with a certificate verifying they have met the learning requirements of the state for the House Key Program, but it also lets them walk with confidence into a complex purchase and come out ahead.

Because the market, laws, economy and process is ever-changing, we not only recommend this course to first or novice buyers but also to those looking at purchasing second, vacation, rental and investment properties as well.

The education is free. Not getting educated? Well that can cost you a lot.

Contact us today to find out when the next classes are scheduled. We can accommodate special groups, couples or individuals. If you have immediate needs then we can also schedule an intake session where we will cover the basics as they relate to your specific needs and fill in the holes as we go.

I’d like to leave you with a quote. It may sound strikingly similar to the infamous quote of Donald Rumsfeld’s “known unknowns” but I find it to be so relevant in real estate.

“There are things we know, there are things we don’t know, and there are things we don’t know we don’t know, and that is what can harm us the most.”

Best wishes,


Hello world!

3 11 2009

Well, I’m making the move… no more action for me. I’ve spent a good part of the day researching technology – okay 95% of it sans bathroom breaks for Hogan and work phone calls/emails throughout the day as well. But I want to share something special… I found an AWESOME new image editing tool called GIMP! I’m posting a link to CNET’s web site for the download since the site for actually sucks when trying to access the download page… or any other for that matter!

Anyway, check out my banner above… yeah, go ahead! Well I created it from a photo I snapped of Snow Lake a few years ago, and threw some text on there – all with GIMP. The good news for those with mad Photoshop skillz is that it is nearly identical to it! From what I can remember at least, and that’s what others are saying too. However my PS education is ohhh, about 14 yrs old and I haven’t used it in about 3 or more years. And that was only limited to lightening and adjusting basic photo elements. Soooo, I guess I’ve got some re-education to do. Don’t worry, I’ll stock up on caffeine at a local coffee shop like Fremont Coffee or Canal Street Coffee (which oddly enough in todays age does not have a web site) although it’s getting a bit cold for Hoagie and I to be chillin (literally) on a coffee shop’s deck, and I’ll get through it just fine. Hmmm, I might opt for the reclusive desk in my condo or maybe I’ll duck into my office just two blocks east of Lake Union to consume all that GIMP/PhotoShop knowledge. Who’s to say?

Regardless… I’m very glad to have made the move to WordPress and I’m looking forward to learning about all the ways I can integrate technology into a great vehicle for blogging about the Pacific Northwest as well as political events, micro-blogs on local n’hoods and communities and most importantly, my knowledge and work in real estate.

So to each and every one of you (yes, I do have faith) that over the life of this blog, join in, oh, and thanks for taking the ride together with me!